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KNIGHTS CORNER – SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

The Knights of Columbus, long associated with swords, capes and chapeaus, may soon be going through a significant uniform change.

The regalia of the Fourth Degree has seen several changes throughout the years. When this degree was first established in 1900, the original uniform included white ties, top hats and tails.

Adopted in 1940, the current uniform consists of tuxedo, cape, sword, white glove and chapeau adorned with various colors of ostrich plumes. Reminiscent of Navy officers and consistent with the nautical theme in the Patriotic degree, this uniform has been a familiar sight at religious conferences, confirmations, graduations and wakes for deceased Knights. The uniform is often proudly passed down to sons or grandsons.

In place of a tuxedo with a black bow tie, members may be wearing a blue blazer, an official Knights of Columbus tie and a beret, all with the Fourth Degree emblem on them, along with a white shirt and dark grey slacks. The service baldric, white gloves and sword are the only items from the current uniform to survive the modernization. On a limited basis, Assemblies may choose to continue using the traditional cape and chapeau for Color Corps and Honor Guards in Liturgical Processions through June 30, 2018.

David Williams, Grand Knight, Council 5290

About the Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882, it was named in honor of the mariner Christopher Columbus. Originally serving as a mutual benefit society to low-income immigrant Catholics, it developed into a fraternal benefit society dedicated to providing charitable services, promoting Catholic education and actively defending Roman Catholicism in various nations.

There are 1,883,598 members in nearly 15,000 councils, with 302 councils on college campuses. Membership is limited to "practical" Catholic men aged 18 or older. Membership consists of four different degrees, each exemplifying a different principle of the Order. The Order is a member of the International Alliance of Catholic Knights.

Councils have been chartered in the United States (including the territories of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Panama, the Bahamas, Cuba, Guatemala, Saipan, South Korea, Ukraine, Lithuania, and on US military bases around the world. The Knights' official junior organization, the Columbian Squires, has over 5,000 circles and the Order's patriotic arm, the Fourth Degree, has more than 2,500 assemblies.

For their support for the Church and local communities, as well as for their philanthropic efforts, Pope John Paul II referred to the Order as a "strong right arm of the Church." In 2014, the Order gave over US$173 million directly to charity and performed over 71.5 million man-hours of voluntary service. Over 413,000 US pints (195,000 l; 344,000 imp pt) of blood were donated in 2010.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

K of C # 5290 will be meeting in Fr. Conen Hall cafeteria starting the 1st Thursday of 2017. We will work to help our parish family any way we can.

If you know any past Grand Knight or family member of a past Grand Knight, please let them know we have personal items for each Past Grand Knight or widow of a past Grand Knight that we would like to give the family.

St. Joseph Council 5290
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
6944 E. 46th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46226-3704
317.898.2370

UPDATES AND COUNCIL ACTIVITIES

For updates and other council activities visit http://kofc5290.mcmn.us

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ST. LAWRENCE FALL FESTIVAL THANK YOU!

THANK YOU to all our volunteers and participants who made this year’s festival a success! Please help us gather our yard signs. If you see any around town, please bring them to the narthex.

PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY CRUSADE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF FATIMA’s MIRACLE OF THE SUN!

Come and pray the rosary on Octorber 14, 2017 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church! Click here for more information

DOCUMENTARY ON POPE FRANCIS

“Rebel Pope”, a documentary film on the life of Pope Francis by National Geographic, will be shown at the Franciscan Hermitage, 3650 E 46th Street, on Tuesday, September 19 from 7-9pm. Suggested donation is $10. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Lulu at 317-545-0742 or LuLugk@att.net

SUNDAY MORNING RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Supplies Needed !!! Classes begin September 24.

  • Colored Pencils Markers
  • Notebooks Glue Sticks
  • Scissors Pencils
  • Pencil Cases Binders – all colors, 1” or 1½”
  • Composition Notebooks

Please drop items off in the narthex or at the Parish Office.

Questions?? Contact Claudia Diaz 317-546-4065 ext 222 cdiaz@saintlawrence.net

LOW-GLUTEN HOSTS ARE AVAILABLE

(0.01% gluten content) Please alert the presiding priest before Mass and stand in this priest’s Communion line to receive the host.

FAITH DIRECT ONLINE

Giving Fast. Pray. Give up your Envelopes! We invite you to help your parish save money by giving up your offertory envelopes this Lent! Enrolling with Faith Direct will provide St. Lawrence Catholic Church with consistent support and simplify your giving without the wasteful envelopes. Join us in giving up envelopes this Lenten season! www.faithdirect.net church code: IN124

PARISH LIBRARY

Stop in after the weekend masses or visit online by clicking here.

PRAY THE ROSARY EVERY WEEK at St. Lawrence

4:30pm every Saturday evening in the Church before 5:00pm mass

8:30am every Sunday in the Chapel before 9:00am mass
1:00pm every Sunday in the Chapel after the noon mass
7:00pm every Monday night in the Chapel
Following daily mass Tuesday-Friday in the Chapel

WELCOME FR. NICOLAS TO ST. LAWRENCE

We welcome Fr. Nicolas Ajpacajá Tzoc who was ordained by Archbishop Joseph Tobin on June 25, 2016. Fr. Nicolas has been appointed associate pastor of St. Simon the Apostle Parish beginning July 6, 2016 and will also assist with Hispanic Ministry here at St. Lawrence.

CONFESSIONS

Sunday: 8:00-8:45am before 9:00am mass
Sunday: 5:30-5:45pm before 6:00pm mass (español)
Saturday: 4:00-4:45pm before 5:00pm mass
First Friday: 8:30-8:45am after 8:00am mass

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

In the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Sunday: 1:00-4:00pm after 12pm noon mass
Thursday: 8:30am-4:00pm after 8am communion service
Friday: 8:30am-3:00pm after 8am mass

COMMUNION SERVICES

In the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, except for Holy Days & holidays.

6:45am – Monday thru Wednesday & First Fridays
8:00am – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
5:30pm – Monday, Wednesday, Friday

VESPERS

5:15pm Monday thru Fri - Church Choir Area

AROUND TOWN

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