FAMILY of the Year 2000
Dick Crowley Family
| Meeting Schedule
Monthly membership meetings are held on the 3rd
Thursday of the
month at 7:30pm at St. Jude's Church.
Monthly officers meetings are held on the 2nd
Thursday of every month at 7:30pm at La Pasta
8:15 P.M. ROSARY
8:30 P.M. GENERAL BUSINESS
@ ST. JUDE SCHOOL, MEDIA ROOM
does not demand that I be successful.
God demands that I be faithful.
When facing God, results are not important.
Faithfulness is what is important.
"In My Own Words"
| A Message from Grand
Knight Al Liddicoat
In order to focus more on their advise, I am
adding to my family life the "First Saturday
of the Month Devotion to our Blessed
Mother." Every first Saturday of the month
st St. Jude's, we will start with the rosary at
8:15am, followed by the mass. As you know, our
brother Knight, Ed Dineen, started this special
devotion with Father Bill's approval and the help
of Father Dave, Father Walt, and Jim Doherty.
In our parish we have many opportunities to
increase our devotion to God. There is a weekly
Novena to St. Jude every Wednesday at 7:30pm .
St. Jude is our parish patron saint and a very
The Knights of Columbus is a lay Catholic family
fraternal service organization. Membership in the Knights
of Columbus is open to all practical Catholic men, ages
eighteen and above. The term practical Catholic implies
that a person embraces the precepts and tenets of the
On October 2,1881 Father Michael J. McGivney, 29 year-old
assistant pastor at St. Marys Church in New Haven,
Connecticut, brought together a group of laymen with whom
he discussed his dream for a Catholic fraternal benefit
society. It not only would assist widows and orphans of
deceased members through its life insurance program, but
also would boost members sense of pride in their Catholic
religion, then frequently challenged in the anti-Catholic
climate of 19th century America. Father McGivney, and his
associates met several more times over the next several
months to continue planning, and the new organization
--the Knights of Columbus-- was formally launched in
early February, 1882.
The officers of the new Catholic organization chose the
name Knights of Columbus to honor Christopher Columbus,
The Catholic discoverer of America. The word Knights is
also significant. We are ever mindful of the Knightly
qualities of spirituality and service to church that is
embodied in the Knights of Columbus. The order has
evolved into a service organization with a strong family
By the end of 1897 the Order was thoroughly rooted in New
England, along the upper Atlantic seaboard and into
Canada. Within the next eight years it branched out from
Quebec to California, and from Florida to Washington.
The Knights of Columbus remains headquartered in New
Haven, but is now present with nearly 13000 Councils in
the united States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, and
several other countries.
The Knights of Columbus promotes family values by
providing numerous activities throughout the year that
the entire family can participate in. Additionally, the
organization provides an opportunity to ensure that a
Knights family is provided for in the event of his