Friday, September 27, 2019

Help bury a Vet: Update

Brother Knights,

We wanted to thank everyone who contributed towards Charles Robbins (+) funeral expenses. From the organizers of his funeral, it appears the funeral needs have been met - thanks to the charity of many Knights.

We wanted to provide a picture of the Requiem Mass, and subsequent burial. Mass was offered at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Latin Mass parish (FSSP) in Littleton, CO. Fr. James Jackson FSSP offerered the Mass and officiated the burial.

Requiescat In Pace. 

(Photos courtesy of Brian O'Connell)

Friday, September 20, 2019

An act of charity - help bury a Catholic Vet

 Brother Knights,

On the September meeting, we learned from one of our Knights (Brother Brian) at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Council, (FSSP) Littleton, CO, about a beautiful conversion story of a Veteran who died last week but has no one to pay for the funeral expenses.  Charles Robbins, 63, was a U.S. Army Vet who came to Colorado last year without a job or a place to stay. He was also diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Brother Brian's family took him in, and in interacting with Catholics during this short time, Charles converted to the Church last March and was involved with the Latin Mass parish in Littleton, CO.  Charles died from cancer last Friday September 13.

Charles is the only Catholic in his family and sadly has no one to pay for his funeral (scheduled for September 26 - a Requiem Mass).  In your charity would you consider praying for Charles' soul, and also chipping in to pay for his expenses ($4,500)? Burying the dead is a great corporal work of mercy.

To donate, you can visit the funeral home's website and on the left side is a "Appeal for donation" page.

(FYI - A few readers have asked if the Veterans Administration can assist. They did and helped lower the costs, but were not able to assist further. Family member is a V.A. rep.)

Monday, September 2, 2019

Woodlawn Council 2161 Receives Gold Shield Award for Latin Mass Program

Lyndora, PA - 31 Aug 2019.  During the TNT Conference held at St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 was presented with the Gold Shield Award for promoting devotion to the Traditional Latin Mass.  Woodlawn Council has been sponsoring the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass at St. Titus Church in Aliquippa, PA, since the promulgation of our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI's apostolic letter, Summorum Pontificum, in 2007.  The presentation was made by the Relic Crusade, a pious association devoted to rescuing Holy Relics, and organizer of the conference.  The Relic Crusade's All Saints Shrine, located at St. Michael the Archangel Church, houses dozens of Holy Relics that are on display for the veneration of the faithful.

Traditional Latin Mass offered at St. Michael the Archangel
Ukrainian Catholic Church during TNT Conference in Lyndora, PA.

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