Knights of Columbus Recognized With The 2018/2019 Columbian Award

Our Lady of Refuge Knights of Columbus Council 600 is pleased to announce that they have been recognized with the 2018/2019 Columbian Award for outstanding service by Supreme Council! Join them for a Corporal Communion Mass and award presentation on November 17th during the 9:30 a.m. Mass.

“You’ve probably seen us in our blue shirts flipping pancakes throughout the year or serving wine and beer at the parish festival. But did you know that our small council offered 40+ activities, provided 1400+ hours of service in FAITH, FAMILY, LIFE, and COMMUNITY. We’ve raised THOUSANDS of dollars for our Seminarians, food pantries, persecuted Christians in Iraq, those with intellectual disabilities, and an ultrasound machine, among other causes over the past year. K of C Councils worldwide combined to provide 76+ million service hours and 185+ million dollars in charitable giving.

It’s true what they say, “many hands make for light work”. Our small but active fraternity is an amazing group of authentic Catholic men. They are the reason I joined a few years ago. Since becoming a member I have seen God working in and through me in ways I have never experienced before. Being a Knight has provided me with opportunities to provide meaningful service to the less fortunate through programs such as Coats for Kids, to socialize and become friends with other practical Catholics, to grow in my faith through retreats and fellowship, and most importantly, be a better Catholic man, husband, and father.

Life can be hectic and unexpected (I should know with a toddler and one on the way!) but allow me to invite you to join us in our mission. No matter how much or little time you may think you can commit, there is always time to place a coat on a child in need. Or flip a pancake. Many hands make for light work!”

Nick Greiwe Deputy Grand Knight, Program Director

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