A major share of the special license plate fee goes to the Texas Education Agency State Council Charities account to make grants to carry out purposes of the organization, such as helping the poor and sick, and hungry and homeless children.
Please review the attached PDF document below for instructions and special information related to working the St. Jude KofC Christmas Tree Lot.
You may donate funds to FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). The council is sponsoring Rob Muzyka for his mission with FOCUS, and our goal is at least $600. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Brother Knights, Please join me in thanking the Brother Knights (BK), Sir Knights (SK) and other businesses for advertising on the Council placemat that is used at the fish fries and pancake breakfasts and other events.
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We continue to support or past vocations by praying for them as they have successfully moved into their vocations.
Rev. Russ was ordained a Dallas diocesan priest on May 30, 2015
Rev. Kevin was ordained a Dallas diocesan priest on May 31, 2014
Rev. Greg was ordained an Austin diocesan priest on July 9, 2016
Parents Prayer for Vocations Almighty and eternal God,
in your unfailing love you provide
ministers for your Church.
We pray for those whom you call
to serve the Church of ___________ as priests
Inspire in them a generous response.
Grant them courage and vision to serve your people
May their lives and service call your people to respond to the presence
of your Spirit among us that, faithful to the Gospel
and hope of Jesus the Christ,
we may: announce glad tidings to the poor
proclaim liberty to captives, set prisoners free and renew the face of the earth.
O God, Father of all Mercies,
Provider of a bountiful Harvest,
send Your Graces upon those
You have called to gather the fruits of Your labor;
preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service of you.
Open the hearts of Your children
that they may discern Your Holy Will;
inspire in them a love and desire to surrender themselves
to serving others in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ.
Teach all Your faithful to follow their respective paths in life
guided by Your Divine Word and Truth.
Through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary,
all the Angels, and Saints, humbly hear our prayers
and grant Your Church's needs, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
O Holy Spirit, Spirit of wisdom and divine love, impart Your knowledge, understanding, and counsel to youth that they may know the vocation wherein they can best serve God. Give them courage and strength to follow God's holy will. Guide their uncertain steps, strengthen their resolutions, shield their chastity, fashion their minds, conquer their hearts, and lead them to the vineyards where they will labor in God's holy service. Amen.
GOD our FATHER,
WHO wills that all men be saved
And come to the knowledge of YOUR Truth:
We beg you to send
Laborers into YOUR harvest,
And grant them grace to speak YOUR Word
With all boldness; so that YOUR Word
May spread and be glorified,
And all nations may know YOU,
The only GOD, and HIM WHOM YOU have sent,
JESUS CHRIST YOUR SON, Our LORD. Amen.
Our Lady, Queen of the Americas,
And Mary, Mother of the
Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word,
Pray for us.
The Knights of Columbus has always been a strong defender of the priesthood, and the members continue to be strongly committed to our priests. Council #11293 is supporting the following seminarians this Fraternal Year.
Please send them a birthday greeting on their birth dates listed below:
More information on the Holy Trinity Seminary and the Redemptoris Mater Seminary can be found on the Catholic Diocese of Dallas site.
In addition to supporting our ordained Priests, Deacons, and our Seminarians, the Knights of Columbus also support and pray for our parishioners that have been called to become deacons. Here are the six current diaconates from St. Jude Parish. Please be sure to keep them in your daily prayers too.
The purpose of this section is to outline the basic core beliefs of the Holy Roman Catholic Church. The following items outline the core tenants that all Catholic men should be inspired to know by rote. A list of links used as reference is located at the bottom of the section as well as thoughout each section.
The Ten Commandments of God
I. I am the Lord your God; you shall not have strange gods before me.
II. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
III. Remember to keep holy the Lord's day
IV. Honor your father and your mother.
V. You shall not kill.
VI. You shall not commit adultery.
VII. You shall not steal.
VIII. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
IX. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.
X. You shall not covet you neighbor's goods.
The Two Great Commandments
Note: These two commandments contain the whole law of God
The precepts of the Church
The Precepts of the Church are set in the context of a moral life bound to and nourished by liturgical life. the obligatory character of these positive laws decreed by the pastoral authorities is meant to guarantee to the faithful the indispensable minimum in the spirit of prayer and moral effort, in the growth in love of God and neighbor:
The Seven Precepts of the Church
The Catechism of the Catholic Church lists 5 precepts. The last two are included elsewhere in the catechism but are not listed as precepts. And they are equally important. The original seven are listed here for historic educational value.
The Seven Sacraments
The traditional definition of a sacrament is this: "A sacrament is a visible sign, instituted by Christ, to give grace." Within this definition there are three important statements:
A visible sign:
An action is performed by a minister (usually a priest). For example, when a baby is baptized in the church the priest pours water over its head and at the same time says the words "I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." That is a visible sign.
Instituted by Christ:
The Lord Jesus Christ instructed His church to offer the seven sacraments to His followers. For example, His directive to His disciples in Matthew's Gospel (28/19), "Go then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples; baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you."
To give grace:
Grace is God's free gift of Himself as the controlling influence in our life and the decisions we make once we have committed ourselves to Him in faith.
Sacraments of Initiation (These sacraments lay the foundation of every Christian life)
In Baptism we receive new life in Christ. Baptism takes away original sin and gives us a new birth in the Holy Spirit. Its sign is the pouring of water.
Confirmation seals our life of faith in Jesus. Its signs are the laying on of hands on a person’s head, most often by a bishop, and the anointing with oil. Like Baptism, Confirmation is received only once.
The Eucharist nourishes our life of faith. Its signs are the bread and wine we receive—the Body and Blood of Christ.
Sacraments of Healing (These sacraments celebrate the healing power of Jesus)
Through Penance we receive God's forgiveness. Forgiveness requires being sorry for our sins. In Penance we receive Jesus' healing grace through absolution by the priest. The signs of this sacrament are our confession of sins and the words of absolution.
Anointing of the Sick
This sacrament unites a sick person’s suffering with that of Jesus and brings forgiveness of sins. Oil, a symbol of strength, is the sign of this sacrament. A person is anointed with oil and receives the laying on of hands from a priest.
Sacraments at the Service of Communion (These sacraments help members serve the community)
In Matrimony a baptized man and woman are united with each other as a sign of the unity between Jesus and his Church. Matrimony requires the consent of the couple, as expressed in the marriage promises. The couple and their wedding rings are the signs of this sacrament.
In Holy Orders men are ordained as priests, deacons, or bishops. Priests serve as spiritual leaders of their communities, and deacons serve to remind us of our baptismal call to help others. Bishops carry on the teachings of the apostles. The signs of this sacrament are the laying on of hands and anointing with oil by the bishop.
Note: The sacraments that can be received only once are Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders.
Fruits of the Holy Spirit
“Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. So by their fruits you will know them.” (Matthew 7:17-20)
This passage in Matthew's Gospel helps us to understand the Fruits of the Holy Spirit, which are the observable behaviors of people who have allowed the grace of the Holy Spirit to be effective in them. The tradition of the Church lists 12 fruits:
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
In the Book of Isaiah 11:2-3, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit are described. In the passage the gifts are considered ones that the Messiah would have possessed. Through Jesus, we also receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation.
7 deadly Sins, 7 Heavenly Virtues
The Roman Catholic church recognized the seven capital virtues as opposites to the Seven Capital Sins or the Seven Deadly Sins.
|Lust (excessive sexual appetites)||<==>||Chastity (purity)|
|Gluttony (over-indulgence)||<==>||Temperance (self-restraint)|
|Greed (avarice)||<==>||Charity (giving)|
|Sloth (laziness/idleness)||<==>||Diligence (zeal/integrity/Labor)|
|Wrath (anger)||<==>||Forgiveness (composure)|
|Envy (jealousy)||<==>||Kindness (admiration)|
|Pride (vanity)||<==>||Humility (humbleness)|
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Heavenly Virtues
Holy Days of Obligation 2015
The Holy Days of Obligation are the days other than Sundays on which we celebrate the great things God has done for us through Jesus and the saints. On Holy Days of Obligation, Catholics attend Mass.
|January 1st||Mary, Mother of God|
Fortieth day after Easter (Thur 5/14, Transferred to Sun, 5/17)
August 15th (abrogated because it falls on a Saturday)
|Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary|
|November 1st||All Saints|
|December 8th||Immaculate Conception|
|December 25th||Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ|
Basic Beliefs of the Catholic Church-
See various activities the council is involved in throughout the year and throughout the community.
Service pins were awarded at the Officer's Installation and Awards Banquet in July to Knights with 5, 10, 25 and 50 years of service. This is a list of the 123 Knights who were eligible to receive a pin.
People Helping People Ministry: This important ministry is an offshoot of the St Jude CSI Committee. We are looking for able-bodied Volunteers to help tow, load and unload furniture for area needy families. Please sign up with your name, email, home and mobile phone numbers and your availability.
|Please take a moment and visit the local Pro Life sites that the KofC Council #11293 supports.
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St. Jude Knights are utilizing the KofC matching funds program to lead the fundraising required to replace two Sonogram machines in use by Birth Choice at its Greenville Ave. and Record Crossing Locations. Nationally, the Knights have participated in placing 388 sonogram machines worth $20M in Crisis Pregnancy Centers which operate using principles consistent with our Catholic faith.
The simple truth is Sonograms save babies. When utilized in the counseling process, over 90% of clients choose life for their baby.
You can help by donating today. The national Knights will match your contribution up to the amount necessary to purchase the Sonogram machines. Our goal is to raise $23K locally, your St. Jude Knights seeded this project with a $3K contribution. Any funds raised over that amount will be used by Birth Choice to train the machine technicians or in their operating fund.
BC’s Greenville location functions in sight of the front door of the Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center, a late term Abortion Facility and one which is capable of operating under HB 5 passed by the Texas legislature. Your gift will make a difference and will save lives!
Here’s how you can participate financially – of course, prayers are welcome anytime!
Thank you for standing for life!
Vision: Reverent acceptance among the people of the Dallas Diocese that every conception is a new life.
Mission: To pursue our vision through a faith-driven volunteer counselor and support organization that provides near term emotional, spiritual, and material comfort to the woman in an unintended pregnancy. To encourage one woman at a time to choose life, so as to rescue one child at a time from abortion. And, to broaden our community’s defense of the sanctity of life through our life affirming ministry and continuing education.
Ministry: Birth Choice of Dallas provides confidential, non-judgmental counseling services to the woman seeking advice and support in her unintended pregnancy. Clients are served without regard to race, age, religious belief, national origin or economic status. Birth Choice is a no-fee counseling center providing free pregnancy tests to all those who request one. No-charge sonogram services are provided where appropriate. References to life support agencies are provided as needed. Material assistance is provided during the pregnancy period and at birth as resources allow.
Birth Choice Contact Information Locations:
8604 Greenville Avenue Suite 102
Dallas, Texas 75243
1902 Record Crossing Road
Dallas, Texas 75235
Brother Knights, many of you are familiar with the new Lighthouse Catholic Media kiosk that our council has purchased for the parish. You will see the Kiosk at various events and locations throughout the parish going forward. We have provide below so key links to their online services.
See here for the notes below along with photos and bios of the speakers.
Want a few more details about the CD Set All Afire?
*The mission and intent of this program is for the Buck-a-Book items to be gifted in some way for the benefit of individuals. For this reason, it is important that there be no monetary compensation associated with the distribution of these items. Consistent with this, we ask that these items not be distributed through the kiosk program, in exchange for a donation, or payment of any kind. The CDs purchased for $1 with the books cannot be exchanged for other CDs as part of the Exchange Program.
*This exciting promotion is made possible by the generosity and openness of all involved....
To order by credit card, go to: www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org/buckabook. Or you can call Mike O'Rourke at 214-663-9694, and he'll take your credit card info and place your order for you.
To assist at the Allen ISD events in the Allen Eagle concession stand fund raisers, you must have a Food Handler Certification. This can be taken online with the link below:
Online Food Handler Class ($10.00 fee)
2 Hour TX Food Handler Certificate Course