Wor­thy, Brothers,GrandKnight

I hope this com­mu­ni­ca­tion finds you safe and well with your fam­i­lies. The Knights of our coun­cil have been busy over the past month, assist­ing with the eight Con­fir­ma­tion Masses held at St. Michael’s and St. Mary’s, par­tic­i­pat­ing in the 40 Days for Life Cam­paign at the Green­land clinic which ended on All Saints Day, hold­ing mem­ber­ship dri­ves at St. Michael’s and St. Mary’s, gen­er­at­ing inter­est, and we have five poten­tial can­di­dates eager to join our coun­cil. We have Christ­mas trees com­ing on Novem­ber 19, and we’ll be sell­ing trees and wreaths in the park­ing lots of both churches this year, begin­ning Novem­ber 21. Please sign up to par­tic­i­pate in sell­ing trees. Thanks­giv­ing is one week away, and the Advent sea­son begins Novem­ber 29. We will cel­e­brate the birth of Jesus, but we also await his Sec­ond Com­ing. We have a lot to be thank­ful for in this year dom­i­nated by the COVID pan­demic and its impact on all our lives. We thank the Holy Trin­ity for our fam­i­lies, friends, parish, Father Matt, Father Bart, Dea­con Eric, our com­mu­nity and coun­try, and our Knights of Colum­bus order, started by the Blessed Michael McGivney. We thank God that two extremely effec­tive COVID vac­cines were announced in the last week and we pray that it is admin­is­tered first to those most vul­ner­a­ble. I look for­ward to see­ing you at our next vir­tual mem­ber­ship meet­ing the evening of Decem­ber 14, if not sooner. May God con­tinue to bless you and your fam­i­lies and thank you, Broth­ers, for all you do for our coun­cil, parish and community.

Vivat Jesus!

John Vlastelin, Grand Knight, Exeter Coun­cil 2179