The Knights of Columbus
The Fall session of our Fraternal year is well under way. Please review and mark your calendars and try to attend some of the events outlined in the calendar.
If you haven’t participated in the Living Rosary sessions held every Tuesday in October you might want to give yourself a treat. A lot of Brothers grew up saying the Rosary at home, most times under duress, but now that you make your own choices you may find it soothing to your soul even if you only try it once. Thanks to Mike Britto for leading us in prayer.
Remember that our next Council meeting is on October 3rd because of the Thanksgiving holiday the following Monday.
Brother Stan Steves is planning a big celebration for Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 22nd at the Hall. It starts at 7:00 p.m. If you have a hunger for Oktoberfest sausage, pork schnitzel, German potato salad, franks & beans and good entertainment then you should not miss this event.
Supplying coats for needy children has always been a mandate for the Knights in their efforts to serve the community. This year our council will purchase 2 boxes of coats. This effort will be matched by Eddie Wright who has found money made from the Cruise Nights. A total of 82 coats will be supplied to children in Niagara Falls who are in need this winter! Thanks Eddie and Grahame Abbott –our new Community Director- for spearheading this project!
Please pray for our Brothers that are in distress that God will keep them safe and comfortable.
Enjoy this beautiful time of year.
Some people believe that ethics in business is a contradiction in terms. They think that in order to be profitable, a company and its leaders must abandon morality and embrace the dark, greedy side that they see so often in the news and in movies.
At the Knights of Columbus, we know this isn’t true. A business can be both ethical and successful. We are.
As a Catholic organization, we understand the value and importance of our core beliefs and the original mission of Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney. In fact, much of the strength and financial security we provide to members and their families can be attributed to our ethical, moral standards.
More than 96 percent of Knights who buy our life insurance keep it, year in and year out. The Order takes this commitment to our members very seriously. This means carefully planning when it comes time to invest. Our professional staff researches all transactions to insure that they fall in line with Catholic values. If a transaction makes them uncomfortable, they don’t make it.
“We exclude any company engaged in activity that conflicts with Catholic moral teaching: companies directly involved in abortion, contraception, human cloning, embryonic stem cell research, for-profit health care that pays for any of these, or pornography,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “There are many companies in the pharmaceutical and communications industries that would undoubtedly provide excellent returns for us, but which are not in our portfolio because they engage in research and development or programming in ways that violate the sanctity or dignity of human life.”
In the end, the Knights of Columbus investment strategy is motivated by morality, not money. Yet, each year we remain profitable, increase our assets and stay dedicated to this vision that will keep the Order financially sound for generations to come. But don’t just take our word for it. In 2016 the Knights of Columbus was named a “World’s Most Ethical Company” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third year in a row. We were one of only two life insurance companies to earn the honor.
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