The Chaplains Message
A Strong Right Arm of the Church
One hundred and thirty five ago, Father Michael J. McGivney founded what today has become the largest Catholic fraternal service organization in the world, known affectionately as the Order of the“ Knights of Columbus”.
Saint Pope John Paul II Referred to the order as a“ Strong Right Arm of the church”, acknowledging its charitable contributions in terms of both dollars and man-hours.
This“ Strong Right Arm” is comprised of approximately two million members:- members who so generously step forward each year in the voluntary support of those who are the neediest in their local communities:- communities which are served by some fifteen thousand councils:- which have continued to spread not only within but even beyond the borders of the United States of America and Canada
The motto of the Knights of Columbus simply states“ in service to One, in service to all”, recognizing that it was with Christ himself who said“ whatever we do to the least among us we do unto him”: He called those who show mercy to others,“ blessed of his Father” and promised them eternal life.
And so, it is that we pray for the Lords richest blessing on all the members of our Order, all of the Knights of Columbus who are devoted to helping their brothers and sisters.
Deacon Don McCullough Chaplain