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Unity Within The Community - Council 11716 Honors Chet Wheless During Jan. 9 Mass

Brother Knights and their families gathered for a special remembrance during the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Jan. 9 at Prince of Peace to honor the life of beloved brother Chet Wheless who passed away Oct. 29. 

The display of support among Council 11716 members during Mass, known as a corporate communion, brought Knights and loved ones together to demonstrate unity for the celebration of the Mass and Eucharist. 

Attendees at the festive celebration were accompanied by a Fourth Degree Honor Guard dressed in full regalia. The Honor Guard provided the assembly of Knights an escort into and out of the sanctuary from the atrium with swords at attention.

The shared celebration of the Mass and Eucharist by the Knights and family members allowed those in attendance to sit, pray and worship together as a unified body with other members of the Prince of Peace community.

During the Jan. 9 Mass, a large contingent of Knights sat together in the sanctuary with Chet’s wife of 37 years, Ludy, and youngest daughter, Wendy, who traveled from Austin for the Mass. Many of the attendees gathered after Mass for a nearby Italian dinner.

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Unity Within The Community

Council 11716 Honors Chet Wheless During Jan. 9 Mass

 

Brother Knights and their families gathered for a special remembrance during the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Jan. 9 at Prince of Peace to honor the life of beloved brother Chet Wheless who passed away Oct. 29.

 

The display of support among Council 11716 members during Mass, known as a corporate communion, brought Knights and loved ones together to demonstrate unity for the celebration of the Mass and Eucharist.

 

Attendees at the festive celebration were accompanied by a Fourth Degree Honor Guard dressed in full regalia. The Honor Guard provided the assembly of Knights an escort into and out of the sanctuary from the atrium with swords at attention.

The shared celebration of the Mass and Eucharist by the Knights and family members allowed those in attendance to sit, pray and worship together as a unified body with other members of the Prince of Peace community.

During the Jan. 9 Mass, a large contingent of Knights sat together in the sanctuary with Chet’s wife of 37 years, Ludy, and youngest daughter, Wendy, who traveled from Austin for the Mass. Many of the attendees gathered after Mass for a nearby Italian dinner.

Safe Environment Information

We are required to renew our certification annually. There are several online training options that include quick training sessions on topics such as

  • Adult Abuse
  • What We Can Do About Child Abuse?
  • Domestic Violence Training
  • Internet Safety Training
  • Seniors and Telemarketing Fraud
  • Training on Reporting Abuse 

Visit the Diocesan site www.cathdal.org/Update_Training to take one of these courses. Once you receive the certificate give it to Kay Elliot, our Safe Environment Coordinator at Prince of Peace. Be sure you or she notifies Dan, our council SE coordinator.

 

INITIAL CERTIFICATION 
Initial training to be SE certified is offered regularly. You are required to complete a form, have a background check and be interviewed or complete an interview document provided by Kay Elliot at Prince of Peace.

 

Training is offered at JPIIHS the second Tuesday and Saturday of each month.

 

Upcoming classes are often added to our own council schedule, so check there but if you need to see more options, visit the Diocese site: dallas.setanet.org/classes.php for the schedule.

 

The Diocese site may show you more class locations that are convenient to you.

Charity Funding Committee

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Brothers,

I am proud to announce that the Council's Charity Funding Committee is now staffed and operational.

The Committee is responsible for receiving, processing, and completing requests for charitable financial funding. It will also be active in outreach activities, locating appropriate entities for our charitable giving as Knights of Columbus.

We are staffed by brothers who are committed to this core principle of charity to others, and are always looking for more brothers to help. We have a review process, decision criteria, and request form (attached). If you have any questions, need inforamtion, or wish to volunteer, please call Jack Matthews at 972-768-8669.

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