Knights of Columbus
Council 10733, Assembly 2393
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternity of Catholic men, founded in New Haven, Connecticut on March 29, 1882, by Rev. Michael J. McGivney.
This original group has blossomed into an international society of over 1.6 million Catholic men, plus their families, who belong to over 11,000 Councils that are spread throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guatemaia, Panama, Cuba, Guam, the Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Taipan, and Poland.
These Councils have dedicated themselves to the Columbian principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. The Knights are founded upon ideals inspired by the teachings of our Catholic faith and the proud heritage of service to our Church, Country and Neighbors.
The Vic Giasson Council 10733 was started in 1991 with just a small group of men, some who were Knights from before and others who became a Knight for the first time. In the 17 years since its beginning, the Council has now grown to over 160 men in the St. George and Kanab areas.
Become a part of the largest Catholic men’s fraternal organization. Contact Gene Coryell 925-786-0257 or firstname.lastname@example.org
June 25th, 2017
On Saturday, May 13, the Knights of Columbus and their spouses performed their annual spring cleanup of the Catholic Cemetery in historic Silver Reef. Eighteen volunteers made light work of weeding, raking, and arranging artificial flowers on final resting places dating from 1870 through 2010. Their interest was piqued by colorful tales about a plot surrounded by an ornate wrought iron fence. There were also a number of unmarked graves.
When their work was completed, Roger and Peggy Soukup took the group to the location of the first Catholic church in the area. All that remains of that structure today is its foundation. Near the Wells Fargo building in Silver Reef, they visited a monument describing the Catholic presence there. More historical information is provided in the book, “Faith Flourishes in the Desert: A History of St. George Catholic Church” by Lorraine M. Boyce, which can be purchased in the Church office for $10.
This spring cleanup is only one of many community services the Knights of Columbus perform. If you are thinking about becoming a Knight, contact Gene Coryell 925-786-0257 or email@example.com
Photo courtesy of Gary Stolz.
June 11th, 2017
Members of our Parish’s Knights of Columbus joined many local citizens in celebrating Memorial Day at the Sun River Memorial Park. Our council’s Honor Guard was one of the featured groups, and our council’s chaplain, Father Glenn Dare, Lt Col USAF Ret, (far right) attired in his Air Force uniform, offered one of the prayers.
March 19th, 2017
On Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 1 pm, 27 couples gathered at our church for a special mass, celebrated by Father Martin, to renew their marriage vows.
Each “bride” received a red rose and baby’s breath bouquet upon entering the church. Each couple was then escorted to their seats by a fourth degree Knight. In attendance were eight members of the Knight’s Color Corps from Assembly 2393. There were also six altar servers and flowers decorated the church.
The event was organized by the Knights of Columbus. Says Grand Knight Gene Coryell, “The Knights are committed to building the ‘domestic church’. The cornerstone of a strong family is a strong marriage commitment.”
In his homily Father Martin emphasized the importance of couples taking time to be alone together. He noted that it does not have to cost money, that a simple walk in nature is enough.
After mass the couples and their family members—a total of 120 participants—were served punch and cake while a musical accompaniment played love songs. The reception table was decorated with a photo from each couples’ wedding day. While some photos were fairly recent, most were decades old. Gene’s wife Judy, who assisted in planning the event, noted that the marriage commitment of several couples has spanned 60 years or more.
Participants will be able to recall their happy memories of this special day through the many photographs taken by parishioner Bob D’Angelo. Couples will be notified by the Coryell’s when their photographs (on CD) are ready.
Photo courtesy of Luz Tellez.