Monday, November 30

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LST-325 in Port Decatur
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LST-325 in Port Decatur

The LST-325, the only operational Landing Ship, Tank (LST) in WWII configuration afloat in US waters, is in Port Decatur now through the evening of Tuesday, September 3, 2019.   Sir Knight Steve Gentz, Past Grand Knight of Council 11672 and member of the Fourth Degree, serves as a volunteer crewman on this vessel and spends part of each year sailing it to different areas in the country for the public to tour and see a piece of history.  This ship is entirely volunteer supported with all income coming from visitors touring the ship during the annual cruise and at its home port in Evansville, IN.  The primary mission of the USS LST Ship Memorial is to educate its visitors to the role of the LST in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.  It is th...
Alabama Knight Recounts Pilgrimage to Lourdes
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Alabama Knight Recounts Pilgrimage to Lourdes

United States Marine Corps Master Sgt. Ryan Leach, a member of Knights of Council 4083 in Tuscaloosa, AL, shared the following after returning from Lourdes France earlier this week. Learn more about the program at the Warriors to Lourdes website. I just returned from the annual Knights of Columbus Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage. It was a trip of a lifetime and I appreciate the planning and sponsorships that allowed me to participate. Every year the Knights of Columbus sends a U.S. delegation to Lourdes on a pilgrimage and also to participate in the Pelerinage Militaire International (PMI), which is a multi-national pilgrimage that involves approximately 12,000 people from 50 countries. Many nations, many languages, one faith and one prayer for peace. Lourdes is a truly amazing place ...
Novena for Life 2019
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Novena for Life 2019

A Novena for Life sponsored by Knights of Columbus Alabama State Council will be held from May 5th until May 13th to pray for a culture of life and civilization of love in our community, nation and world.  Each evening beginning at 8pm Central Time, attendees may join on the phone or via the internet to lift our voices in prayer. A novena is a period of sustained prayer over nine days for a particular intention. Community members are encouraged to pray in their homes or to join us via telephone or online on each of the nine days of the novena.The protection of life is a sustained prayer intention of the Catholic Church and of the Knights of Columbus. A Novena for Life is meant to bring Knights of Columbus and parish familie stogether in a spiritual battle to lead their communities, thr...
Family of the Month February 2019 Winners
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Family of the Month February 2019 Winners

Congratulations to the families of Mark Griffith of Council 4083 in Tuscaloosa and Lee La Voy of Council 11480 in Enterprise.  They were the Alabama family out of the 100 “Family of the Month” reporting forms drawn at random from among all entries received at the Supreme Council office for the month. You can learn more about the program, submit an entry online, and be among councils 4083, 5164, 10354, 11480, and 11672 who submitted forms for their Family of the Month.
Family of the Month January 2019 Winners
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Family of the Month January 2019 Winners

Congratulations to the families of Charles Laurence of Council 666 in Mobile and Edward Arominski of Council 10232 in Madison.  They were two Alabama families out of the 100 “Family of the Month” reporting forms drawn at random from among all entries received at the Supreme Council office for the month. You can learn more about the program, submit an entry online, and be among councils 666, 10232, 10354, and 11672 who submitted forms for their Family of the Month.
45 Knights join the Fourth Degree
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45 Knights join the Fourth Degree

At an exemplification today at Our Lady of the Valley in Birmingham, 45 Knights join the Fourth Degree. The degree was conducted by District Master Pete Parrish, overseen by Vice Supreme Master Michael Porter, and held in honor of State Secretary Joseph E. Flaherty, III.
Family of the Month December 2018 Winners
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Family of the Month December 2018 Winners

Congratulations to the families of Tony Dailey of Council 5164 in Birmingham, Paul Boike of Council 10354 in Gardendale, and Michael Lenz of Council 11672 in Huntsville.  They were three Alabama families out of the 100 “Family of the Month” reporting forms drawn at random from among all entries received at the Supreme Council office for the month. You can learn more about the program, submit an entry online, and be among councils 4083, 5164, 10232, 10354, 11480, 11672, and 16248 who submitted forms for their Family of the Month.
Thank You on 1,000 ultrasound machines
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Thank You on 1,000 ultrasound machines

On January 14, the Supreme Knight dedicated the 1,000th ultrasound machine placed in pregnancy centers around the world. View a map of those locations. Yesterday, the Knights of Columbus released this video from the Supreme Knight thanking all those involved. You have achieved the greatest humanitarian project in the history of the Knights of Columbus. Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0AI7uR5iEY Ultrasound Initiative Overview The Knights of Columbus works together as an organization to purchase ultrasound machines for qualifying pregnancy centers. After the state and/or local council raises 50% of the cost, the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council will provide the other 50% to complete funding for purchase of an ultrasound. Or, if the cou...