August 2023 Newsletter

Brother Knights,
It seems like there is so much negativity in the news these days. I get so tired of hearing about the political battling, rising crime, cost of living. I’m writing this as I prepare to head over to my Adoration slot at 11pm. Praise God for the gift of his Blessed Son Jesus and the ability to spend time with the Blessed sacrament. At first, I was hesitant about committing to a timeslot, every week, late at night, going forward. Like many of us, we don’t like to be tied down to, or committed to, an obligation like this. We all prefer to wait and “see how it goes”. Maybe someone else will step in so I am no longer needed. We don’t commit until the last minute, if at all. This was not easy for me either. However, as I soon discovered, I need this time with Jesus. This is my “reset” from all the secular attacks that we see every day. I would say it is more like “recharging my electric vehicle” than filling my tank with gas. If you do not have a slot yet, please consider it. When I checked this past Sunday, there were about 8 slots with no adorers. You will not regret it.

To report on some recent activities, 12 Brother Knights got together at 7am on a Saturday morning to do our Highway cleanup commitment. After enjoying the special Mike Goertz tacos and some donuts and coffee, we knocked it out and were done before 9am, leaving most of our Saturday to do what else we needed.

This past Sunday was Welcome Sunday. This is a time where multiple ministries set up a table and displays and talk to prospective clients. It is Knights of Columbus Chisholm Trail Council #9368 Round Rock Texas Saint William Catholic Church August 2023 always fun and encouraging to “sell” clients on the Knights and get them to sign up. Please look forward to greeting these new members. Of course, the major activity coming up is Casino Night 2023. We had to reschedule it about a month later due to a slow start in donations. This event requires all hands-on deck. Please, please, please reach out and offer your services!! We urgently need sponsors and donations. Depending on the amount of sponsorship, you may be eligible to receive tickets for
admission. Regarding donations, please speak with businesses that you frequent for gift cards. Restaurants, theaters, car washes, dog groomers, hair care, distilleries, etc. We will accept any and all donations. And of course, if you prefer to attend, bring your family and friends with you. Attendees that participate in the live and silent auction are our biggest source of revenue.

Thanks and God Bless,
Rick Mara, Grand Knight Council 9368
Saint William Catholic Church, Round Rock Tx

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