The Maryknights ~ Fr. Rosensteel Council K of C #2169

November 2023 Article

Dear Maryknights,

YAY! We got to turn the clocks back and get that extra hour of sleep! Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Also looking forward to getting my circadian rhythm back on track after all that Daylight Savings Time!

KUDOS: Thanks to all who attended the Candlelight Rosary for the Unborn on October 24. Also, many thanks for the response to the Boxes of Joy collection for Cross Catholic! I don’t have the final numbers, but it looks like it’s going to be a great Maryknight response! More details in the December article.

NEWS: The annual Memorial Mass will be held November 9 at 7 p.m. in the Old St. John’s Church. In the “Ain’t too proud to beg!” department, we still need to fill some of the Standing Committee Chairs/Assistants to the Chairs. So, I’m once more appealing to the better angels of your natures to give some real thought to how much we need your help this year. Bake sales, membership assistant/replacement for next year, Shelter helpers and special activity assistants to help when the chair is not available are all needed ~ desperately!

Do not forget to start gathering items for the December collection for the Apostleship of the Sea, whose mission is to offer a welcome and safe haven to mariners, fishermen and their families. These hardworking men may go months on end without being on land and the Apostleship of the Sea ministry is more vital to them than ever. We will need 2024 calendars, paperback books, writing materials (pens, pencils, notebooks), toiletries, including razors, candy and snacks, socks, gloves and hats, puzzle
books like sudoko, crosswords, etc., playing cards or other small games and, of course, small religious articles and books. More information about collection times and other collection items at our November meeting.
SAVE THE DATE REMINDER: The charity event is moving to Saturday, April 20, 2024; we will be supporting Rosaria Communities, Inc., which is associated with St. John’s House. If you would like to volunteer to help, it is not too early! Contact Margie Cuff if you want to volunteer with the event team. Watch this space for timely updates!

COMING UP: The Executive Board will meet Wednesday, November 8, at 7 p.m. The General Meeting will be held November 13 at 7 p.m.

REFLECTION: This month’s reflection is from Dag Hammarskjold. It is simple, but powerful, and not always easy to do.

“For all that has been, Thanks! For all that is to come, Yes!”

Let us be grateful for the opportunity to offer that, Yes, no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in, the good, the bad or the ugly.

POPE FRANCIS’ MONTHLY INTENTION: For November Pope Francis asks that we pray for the Holy Father; as he ful-
fills his mission, may he continue to accompany the flock entrusted to him with the help of the Holy Spirit.

Finally, remembering our family, friends and those who have no one to pray for them this All Souls Day and wishing everyone a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

Peggy Seleski

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