Knights of Columbus
Deputy G. Knight
Knights of Columbus Council 13388 ~ 2016-2017
Our Mission Statement
Christ The King Council13388 is comprised of members of the Knights of Columbus, the largest fraternal lay organization of The Catholic Church. We are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, Patriotism and Defense of The Catholic Church. The order is consecrated to The Blessed Virgin Mary and is unequivocal in it’s loyalty to the Pope and is firmly committed to the protection of human life from conception to natural death and the preservation and the defense of the family. We are dedicated to helping Catholic Families spiritually grow in their faith and defend their beliefs. Through strong volunteerism of time and talent, members involve themselves in charitable programs to meet the needs of Christ The King Parish and the Mashpee, MA community.
If you have any questions or comments, please go to “contact us”, all submissions go directly to the parish office.
Father Michael J. Mc Givney
founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882 at Saint Mary’s in New Haven, CT. as an organization committed to unity as a Catholic lay organization, Charity to those in need and Fraternity with fellow brother knights.
Today, knights and their families remain true to these principles and work to spread Columbianism around the world.
You and your family will benefit from membership in the Knights of Columbus. Join today and help make a better tomorrow.
The Knights Prayer
Our Lady Queen of the Knights, bless all the activities of our order. Keep us true to our pledge to extend the kinship of thy Divine Son on Earth. Through your intercession, win for us the grace ever to exemplify in our public and in our private lives the virtues which should characterize those specially dedicated to the service of the heavenly court. Make us always aware as your Knights we are constantly observed, our faith judged and our order appreciated. Accept O Mary this renewed pledge of Faith and devotion of thy servants, The Knights of Columbus, Amen.
NEWS & REVIEWS…
The Silver Rose September 26, 2016
Before the 8:30 AM Mass on Monday the 26th of September, Christ the King Parish was blessed to have the Silver Rose which is part of the “Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose Program” on display before and during Mass. The Rose was under the guard of our Fourth Degree members.
The Silver Rose Program is a yearly reminder of the roses that Juan Diego found in the frozen ground at the spot that Our Blessed Mother appeared to him. This was remarkable in that those kinds or roses were not indigenous to that area of Mexico. On presenting them to the Blessed Virgin, she arranged them under his cloak, and told him to show them to the Bishop.
On arriving at the Bishop’s residence, he opened his cloak and the roses fell to the floor, and a portrait of Our Lady was imprinted on the coarse fabric of the cloak. The image and the cloak are displayed for the veneration of the faithful to this day.
Pope John Paul II beatified Jan Diego in 1990. On July 22, 2002, the late Holy Father visited Mexico City and declared sainthood of Blessed Juan Diego. The feast day of St. Juan Diego is Dec.9, and the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is celebrated on Dec.12.
The Knights of Columbus make the trip from Canada to Mexico City each year at this time to commemorate the story of St. Juan Diego. We were indeed blessed to have had the opportunity to have the Silver Rose at our Parish this week.
click to view the photo gallery to this years successful fundraiser to benefit
The Knight of Columbus and St. Vincent dePaul.
Thank you to all who made this event a success!
Mashpee TV covers this years
Golf Tournament ~ click to watch the footage.
ANNUAL COOKOUT ~ July 23, 2016
Click photo album to view more pictures from the evening
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS INSTALLATION 2016
The Knights of Columbus Council #13388 of Christ the King Parish held their annual Installation of Officers on July 23, 2016. It began with attendance at the 4:00 PM Mass, celebrated by Fr. Edward Healey, and attended by their friends and families. Immediately after Mass, they went to St. Judes Chapel and there were sworn into their various positions.
Knights of Columbus Social Night
February 22, 2016
The Knights of Columbus had Deacon Bob Lemay as this month’s speaker for their Social Evening in the Parish Hall on Monday, Feb. 22,2016.
Deacon Lemay gave a very interesting and enlightening talk on his path as a U. S. Marine to Warrant Officer in the U. S. Coast Guard and then to his role as our Deacon here at Christ the King Parish.
Deacon Lemay joined the U.S.Marines in his 17th year, and after three years, left his active duty status then completing three more years in active and ready reserves.
Bob and his wife Joanne were married while he was in the Marine Corps.
He worked as a carpenter working on bridges on highways around the Lowell area.
The winter of 1960-61 was terrible for work, so he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard, and rose from the ranks of enlisted men to the Warrant Officer status in rapid succession as compared to the time it would have taken to acquire the same rank in the Marine Corps.
Being married and raising a family with the demands that his CG duties made on their lives, Deacon Lemay was always looking for ways to better his life, and that of his family. There was also a continued desire in his mind to do what God had in mind for him. As a Warrant Officer, he commanded many men, and traveled to many interesting places. He realized from his experiences that God was always present.
An Army Chaplain in Hawaii became a good friend and advised him about the Church renewing the ministry of Deacon and suggested he look into it, for it might be for him.
It was while being stationed here at Otis Coast Guard Air Station that there was a notice from the Fall River Diocese that they were recruiting Deacons.
After he retired from the U.S. Coast Guard, Msgr. Tosti received permission from Bishop O’Malley to allow Deacon Lemay be a Pastoral Assistant here at CTK.
The Knights of Columbus have been lucky to have a series of excellent speakers this past winter. They have a Social Night on the last Monday Night each Month. We plan on continuing these events until summer. The Social Night is open to the Public, free of charge at 7:15 PM on The Last Monday night each month. We hope you all can attend.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GIVES SCHOLARSHIPS TO TWO WORTHY RECIPIENTS
& BARBARA COTTON SPEAKS, AS WELL AS SEMINARIAN MATTHEW GILL.
At the Knight’s of Columbus June 8, 2015 Business Meeting, Grand Knight Mark Linse presented two outstanding young men with $1,000.00 Scholarships each. The students, Bryan Hyde, and Christian Cotton, will both be attending St. John Paul II in the fall.
Bryan Hyde was accompanied by his mother, Christen, and Christian Cotton was accompanied by his parents, John and Barbara Cotton.
After the presentations, both Bryan and Christian gave very well thought out thank you’s to the Knights of Columbus, explaining how much the scholarships meant to them and their families, and a promise to do their very best to make one and all proud for them.
Barbara Cotton took the time of the event to say a “Thank You” to the Knights of Columbus for their Donation of $300.00 to The Cape Cod Children’s Museum in Mashpee where she is the Director. The money was, in turn, given by the Museum to three families to cover their one year memberships. She went on to say how grateful these families were to the K of C for the opportunities allowed because of these gifts.
Closing out the guest list, was, Seminarian Matthew Gill, who is attending St. John’s Seminary in Boston, MA. He is one of the 4 seminarians that the Council gives support to over the year. He came to the meeting to thank all the Knights for their continued support, both spiritual and monetary. The Council gives each seminarian a $500.00 yearly stipend.
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Who Can Join The Knights of Columbus
Membership in The Knights of Columbus Council 13388 is open to practicing Catholic men in union with The Holy See who are at least eighteen years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church.
Since the inception of the Council some of the many activities and
programs that have been undertaken and supported are as follows:
Ongoing Red Cross blood drives
Right to Life