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2019-2020 Awards Winners
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2019-2020 Awards Winners

These Award Winners for the 2019-2020 Fraternal Year were announced during the State Organizational Meeting held July 11. Congratulations to all the winners. Faith Programs State Deputy Award Runner-upGadsden Council 3568Grand Knight Jim Ford State Deputy AwardSt. Joseph the Worker, Gardendale, Council 10354Grand Knight Ken Friedrich Supreme Award"2nd Annual Spiritual Reflection Retreat"Tuscaloosa Council 4083Grand Knight John Pomerleau Tuscaloosa Council 4083's 2nd Annual Spiritual Reflection Retreat Community Programs State Deputy Award Runner-upPrince of Peace, Hoover, Council 11537Grand Knight Jeffrey Allen State Deputy AwardGadsden Council 3568Grand Knight Jim Ford Supreme Award"2020 Awards Banquet"Immaculate Conception, Mobile, Council 4888Grand Knight Ni...
Keep Christ in Christmas
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Keep Christ in Christmas

Worthy Grand Knights: I am Dennis Vaglica and I am the Alabama State Chairman for Keep Christ in Christmas. Just as a reminder to get the discounted price of English/Spanish cases they must be ordered before September 25. Color Brochure (which you will get 25 copies with case order or you can purchase them in groups of 50). Council price list Please consider this evangelization program as one of the sixteen programs that you would have to do. If you have any questions you can contact me via email (in the directory) or you can call me at 334-737-8276. Thank you in advance for your participation.Dennis VaglicaAlabama State ChairmanKeep Christ in Christmas
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. ...
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...
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.
Lee County Tornado Relief Effort Update
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Lee County Tornado Relief Effort Update

Brother Rob Wilburn, District Deputy #19 has really stepped up and taken the lead in organizing and communicating with those affected by the Lee County Tornado and provided the following information. Physical Needs Three distribution points are also churches.  They are Providence Baptist Church2807 Lee County Rd 166Opelika, AL 36804 POC Tanya Knight (334) 748 - 8555 Greater Peace Baptist Church 650  Jeter AvenueOpelika, AL 36801No specific POC(334) 745 - 9847 They need the following: broomsmopsrakesshovelsratchet strapslarge Rubbermaid totesgift cards $25 - $50bungee cords (Providence Baptist Church specific)first aid kits, non-medical (Providence Baptist Church specific)packaged underwear especially women's plus size (Greater Peace Baptist Church ...