St. Lawrence Council 15681 coordinated with Fr. Jeff Estacio to do the Corpus Christi procession on June 6, 2021. The weather was not cooperative, so we had the procession inside the church. Brother Knights reached out to the Parish and invited them to participate. We even had a non-Catholic participant and his Catholic wife that are new to the parish and have been active with the parish. They assisted the council during the Lenten Fish Fry also. Fr. Jeff was very Thankful to the Knights for their assistance. Father is asking the Knights for more as we have shown that we able to step up and help the church in response to its requests.
Taylor Manor is an 82-bed facility providing levels of personal, intermediate and total care. Run by the Sisters of St Joseph the Worker, Taylor Manor has been providing care to the residents of Woodford County for 70 years. Taylor Manor is the only Catholic Nursing Home within the Diocese of Lexington, KY. Over the years St. Leo Council 13917 in Versailles has provided volunteers to help at various events. They have taken on projects to improve the quality of life for the residents such as building an outdoor pavilion.
The pandemic & shutdown of 2020 prevented volunteers from assisting the Sisters in doing charitable work. With the pandemic and restrictions being lifted, Grand Knight Ben Borth and member John Weis reached out to Sr. Faustina to see if there might be a need that the council could assist with, and boy is there…
Three major areas of concern and opportunity are the roof leaks, flooring and paving issues. With the help of the charitable arm of the KY Knights of Columbus, KY Charities, Inc, a $3,000 grant request for help with replacing the flooring in the resident rooms was granted at this year’s State Convention. Picking upon this need and the generosity of the KY Charities, Inc, State Secretary Tom Johnson contacted a member of St. John St. Francis council in Georgetown, KY who owns a paint and flooring business. Owner Larry Oser saw an opportunity to help the Sisters in their need for flooring. Occasionally they will have a box or two of high-quality flooring left over from a job. Rather than throwing it into a land fill, they will hold on to it in case a charitable need arises. While the left over material may not be enough to complete a large room, it may be enough to complete a small bathroom or closet or if you don’t mind blending colors or shades you might even be able to complete a residence room. Such was the case in early June when Larry Oser & Tom Johnson met John Weis and Sister Faustina at Taylor Manor and delivered 17 boxes of high-quality vinyl flooring. Sister Faustina was delighted to receive the flooring and was already making plans for where to install it. Thanks to John Weis for his help and thanks to Larry Oser for donating the flooring.
Council #2282 in Brandenburg, KY celebrated their 100 year anniversary on May 22. 2021. The council was chartered on May 22, 1921.
Below are documents that pertain to the KY State Convention that will take place on May 15, 2021. If you are a delegate for your council, please look over these documents before May 15.
FAQs dealing with the state convention
Resolution 1: 2021-2022 Budget
Resolution 2: Pope Francis
Resolution 3: KY Bishops
Resolution 4: Past Supreme Knight
Resolution 5: Supreme Knight
Resolution 6: PSDs
Resolution 7: GKs
Resolution 8: DDs
Resolution 9: Council Milestones
Resolution 10: 50 Year Members
Resolution 11: Culture of Life
Resolution 12: Armed Forces
Resolution 13: Father Mario Tizziani
Resolution 14: PSD Gary Berkemeier
Candidacy Declaration for Steve Zanone
Candidacy Declaration for Tom Johnson
Candidacy Declaration for Luke Williams
Candidacy Declaration for Dick Burns
Candidacy Declaration for Gary Dykhuis
2020-2021 Annual Report