KC Sunday

DID YOU KNOW…The Knights of Columbus was the leading proponent of the 1954 addition of the words “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance.  U.S. Knights began including the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance in 1951 after the organization’s board of directors adopted a resolution mandating that the amended pledge be formally recited in each of its 750 Fourth Degree assemblies. A year later, the Supreme Council adopted a resolution that urged Congress and the White House to add the words “under God” to the Pledge. Supreme Knight Luke Hart, who was also president of the National Fraternal Congress, persuaded the other 110 fraternal societies to support the resolution as well.  The Pledge of Allegiance was formally amended by Congress and signed into law by President Dwight Eisenhower on Flag Day, June 14, 1954. In a letter following the action, President Eisenhower thanked Supreme Knight Hart for the K of C’s work in making the addition of the words “under God,” to the Pledge a reality.  (www.kofc.org)

Our KC’s raise funds for our mission in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala by selling Guatemala Coffee grown and packaged there. (Stop by the parish office if interested in purchasing some.) They donate to our Religious Education Program, Breaking Bread Meal, the All Parish Pool Party, Fall Festival, and YES Club. They provide Scholarship Funds to our parish youth, and raise funds for people with special needs through their Tootsie Roll sales.

THANK YOU Knights of Columbus for all you do!