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Grand Knight's Message
My fellow brothers,
November is a busy time of the year and the start of the holiday season that brings strangers, families and friends closer together.
In November, we celebrate All saints Day on November 1st which is a Holy Day of Obligation. This year, it is more special since our founder, Blessed Fr. Michael McGivney, has been beatified toward saint Hood. What an honor.
Also, veterans Day is on November 11th, we honor our nation's military men and women, who have sacrificed for our country and our freedom. One of my favorite quotes is from an article by General George Patton, "Chaplain, I am a strong believer in prayer. There are three ways that men get what they want; by planning, by working, and by praying." Brothers, as we support our brave brothers and sisters in arms, let us not forget the great benefit a Catholic has in faith. For those who defend civilians and uphold the Constitution may they have the blessing and prayers of us all. Brothers, family and friends, please pray for the continued physical and mental safety and well-being of our fellow Americans that serve to protect our country and our freedom in faith and prayer.
"Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to restrain these immoderate rains with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for battle, graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies and establish Thy justice among men and nations." (General George Patton)
Finally, in November we celebrate Thanksgiving. We are encouraged to reflect with gratitude on what is happening in our lives. We come together to thank God for all that He has bestowed upon us. We must also reach out to those less fortunate than us. This year, please try to incorporate the seven corporal works of Mercy: feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, visit the imprisoned, and bury the dead. Do at least one good deed every day for someone whether you know them or not, regardless if they belong to your church or not, whether they are Catholic or not. Pray for someone everyday.
Brothers, family, and friends I wish you all a blessed and fulfilled Happy Thanksgiving. May God bless you all.
IN SERVICE TO ONE... IN SERVICE TO ALL...
Anthony Mazzuca, GK