On Saturday August 28, St Joseph council from Mt Washington KY fried over 1600 pieces of chicken for the St Aloysious church picnic in Sheperdsville, KY. St Joseph council had approximately 24 volunteers ready to sort, bread, and fry the chicken. This event was one of the biggest annual fundraisers for St Aloysious. After 2020 and most of 2021, the chick fry was a refreshing taste of normalcy.
The men’s organization at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church conducted the retirement ceremony on Monday for Flag Day.
- June 14, 2021
The Knights of Columbus at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church observed Flag Day on Monday by retiring several hundred American flags that were in poor condition.
Using the traditional retirement method of burning the flags, several members of the Knights participated in the ceremony. They built a fire in a large metal barrel and took turns dropping flags into the flames.
Hundreds of small flags that needed to be retired came from Green Hill Memorial Gardens, where the Knights place flags at all of the veterans’ graves every year on Memorial Day.
“Fellow citizens, we have here these flags of our country, which have been inspected and declared unserviceable. They have reached their present state in a proper service of tribute, memory and love,” master of ceremonies Joe Mezzoni said to begin the service.
“A flag may be a flimsy bit of painted gauze or a beautiful banner of the finest silk. Its inherent value may be trifling or great, but its symbolic value is beyond price. Fort it is a precious symbol of all that our veterans have worked for, lived for and died for.
“A nation of free men and women, true to the past, devoted to the ideals and practice of justice, freedom and democracy. Let these flags of our country be retired and destroyed with respectful and honorable rites and their places be taken by bright new flag.”
The Rev. Richard Meredith, priest at Saints Peter and Paul, led the group in a prayer.
The Knights of Columbus will continue to accept old flags from anyone in the community who wants to have them respectfully retired. Anyone interested in turning over old flags should call Mezzoni at 270-305-4701.
“We’ll make arrangements to pick them up,” he said.
Flag Day is observed on June 14, the day in 1777 that the Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, approved the stars and bars design for the national Flag. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issues a presidential proclamation establishing the national observance.
The 13 red and white bars represent the original 13 colonies. The white stars on a blue background represent the states.
The current flag, the 27th version, dates to July 4, 1960, when Hawaii became the 50th state.
Father Mario J. Tizziani Memorial Court has been officially lettered! We anticipate having a formal ceremony in the Fall of 2021 for the floor dedication. Thank you to our former pastor for all he has done for our school and the construction of this gym!
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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.