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Novena for Life 2020
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Novena for Life 2020

A Novena for Life sponsored by Knights of Columbus Alabama State Council will be held from January 21st until January 29th 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.  This year, we will also hold prayers in Spanish beginning at 8:15pm Central Time. 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 Nov...
“Tootsie Roll” 5K Run/Walk in support of Madison City Schools Intellectual Disabilities students
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“Tootsie Roll” 5K Run/Walk in support of Madison City Schools Intellectual Disabilities students

The Knights of Columbus of Madison is conducting a fundraising drive during the months of October and November 2019 as part of a nationwide campaign, held annually, to aid local agencies that support people with Intellectual Disabilities. This year we are conducting our second annual 5K Run/Walk in an effort to increase our fundraising and involve the community. In addition to our standard methods of storefront (stand in storefronts and hand out Tootsie Rolls) and pass through solicitations (facilitate the donations from businesses directly to an agency), our “Tootsie Roll” 5K Run/Walk provides the opportunity for community participation and support. The 5K will be held on November 2, 2019 at the Bradford Creek Greenway, with the race start and finish at Heritage Elementary School. ...
Fourth Degree Exemplification in Daphne, Alabama October 26, 2019
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Fourth Degree Exemplification in Daphne, Alabama October 26, 2019

I have attached details on an exemplification of the Fourth Degree to be held on October 26, 2019 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Daphne, Alabama.  Please pass the information along to anyone who may be interested in joining the Fourth Degree of our Order and help them get the Form 4 completed and submitted.  Forms 4 and fees need to be in my hand on or before October 18.  Please send me names of interested candidates via email so that I know to be looking for the forms and fees.  We must have a minimum of 20 candidates to make this work.   I look forward to hearing from you and/or your candidates.
Governor Kay Ivey’s Proclamation for October 2019
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Governor Kay Ivey’s Proclamation for October 2019

Ron Belz, the Alabama State Council Intellectual Disabilities Chairman has passed along the proclamation from Governor Kay Ivey stating October 2019 as "Knights of Columbus Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities Awareness Month" in Alabama. The PDF of this proclamation is provided below.
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...
2019 Organizational Meeting Agendas
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2019 Organizational Meeting Agendas

Here are links to the agendas for the District Deputy Meeting and the General Meeting.   General MeetingWho: Grand Knights, and other council officers who wish to attendWhat: Kickoff MeetingDate: July 20, 2019Time: noon until 4pmLocation: Prattville Marriott (2500 Legends Cir, Prattville, AL 36066) I look forward to seeing you in Prattville on July 20th.
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 ...