Letter From The Deputy Grand Knight

Brother Knights,

As another Fraternal year ends, so begins a new year , with new officers to lead us through the upcoming year. I wanted to take this time to congratulate all the new officers, in particular Chris West, our new Grand Knight. It is no small undertaking accepting the position as the Grand Knight and want to let him know, I will help in all I can regarding his office.

We have seen a drop in attendance in the past year and it makes me wonder where we all put out priorities as Catholic men in the year 2015. Our busy lifestyles seem to prevent us from doing all we can to promote the Catholic faith and to serve our fellow Brothers. Even in the smallest of things. Attending meetings, flipping pancakes, meeting for the recitation of the Rosary on Saturday mornings at 9, helping out at Bingo once in a while. I have always been taught that we make time for the things that are important to us. Those things not so important seem to fall by the wayside.

As Knights of Columbus, we owe it to ourselves and our families to promote the Catholic faith in as many ways as we find it possible. With the recent rulings from the Supreme Court and those in the past that neglect the Family, Right to Life and the Sanctity of Marriage , should shock us all to the core. If ever there was a time for prayer in our families, it is now. I encourage all of you to pray with your children and teach them the ways of Our Savior Jesus.
I have been proud to be your Deputy Grand Knight this past year and look forward to great things this coming year with such a great group of men, who have dedicated their time and talents to serve the Order as officers. Thanks goes out to all of you who work so tirelessly to promote the Catholic faith and the Knights of Columbus. I am excited with the new officers and may not always be in the forefront but will be here offering my advice and help to each of you. Thank you so much for your confidence in me throughout the years.

Deputy Grand Knight-Michael J. Hickey

Michael J Hickey
Deputy Grand Knight
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