| Brother Knights,
First, I want
to address the Pads Program. A number of years ago, our
Council made a commitment to support this valuable/needed
endeavor. We seem to have reached a low point in the human
support of time to assist with PADS. This Program falls
well within the purview of categories of ministry within the
Knights. Our Council provides service hours on the 3rd
Tuesday/Wednesday. Some Council Members work the dinner
shift (6;00ish-to about 10:00 p.m.), along with parishioners
shift that we handle is the morning breakfast shift. This
may be one of those "there but for the grace of God go I! I have
been doing it for a few years, so here is how it works for me.
On Tuesday of the Program, I make sure I get to bed sometime
between 6:00-7:00 p.m., so I'm sure I get adequate sleep.
I get up 1:30-1:45 a.m., put on some coffee, shower, get ready
while enjoying some stronger coffee than usual, and get to IJP
no later than 2:45 a.m. When we get there , we just make
sure everything is ok for about an hour and a half,,,bring the
coffee pot into the kitchen, clean it up, and get it ready to
bring out later. About 4:00 a.m., begin getting breakfast
ready, and be done at, or before 7:00 a.m. I stop
somewhere for more coffee, go to work for the day, and attend
the Assembly Officer's Meeting at 7:00 p.m., go home and get a
good night's sleep for work the next day. So there it is.
If we get several Knights to participate, you may only need to
work 1 or 2 shifts per year. I remember in the last
century, in grade school, when you were told to do something you
didn't want to, some Nun would tell me to"offer it up", so
that's what I do. I won't ask a Brother Knight to do
something I would'nt do myself. the next PADS for us will
be Tues/Wed Jan. 21/22. Let me know if you would like to
be one of the "crew".
Now for the
Major Degree. Due to a number of complications and
communication difficulties, we
will not be hosting a Major Degree on January 19, 2020.
I have been looking at schedules, and found that St. Anthony
Council #9770, Frankfort has scheduled a Major Degree for
Friday, January 31, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. We have done this
before. They originally requested a Degree Team
(Skippy's), and was shown this to be on the state list.
The Grand Knight, however, has not yet heard anything from the
State regarding confirmation. I will be attending their
Council tomorrow night to see if there has been any news, and
participate in some discussion about the matter. I will
report back to the Council regarding the status of the Major
Degree. We will make sure that those of you who want to
move up to the 3rd Degree will be able to achieve that goal.
Thank You, and enjoy your evening.
Bob Major, Grand Knight
Marian Council, 3761