Brother Mike’s Suggested Reading 9-24-12

“We have no king but Caesar:” Some thoughts on Catholic faith and public life

+Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Culture
Villanova University, 9.14.12

 A priest I know does a lot of spiritual direction.  Two of the men he was helping died suddenly this past year, one of a heart attack and one of a stroke.  In both cases they were relatively young men and quite successful.  In both cases they watched Fox News.  And in both cases they had gotten into the nightly habit of shouting at President Obama whenever he came on the TV.  In both cases, the wives believed – and they still believe – that politics killed their husbands.

Read the Complete story:

http://catholicphilly.com/2012/09/archbishop-chaput/homilies-speeches/%e2%80%9cwe-have-no-king-but-caesar%e2%80%9d-some-thoughts-on-catholic-faith-and-public-life/

Commonwealth Catholic Charities Food Pantry

From Brother Dick Willig:  Food Drive for Commonwealth Catholic Charities Food Pantry thanks the Knights for their help with these efforts.

Our St Bridget Church parishoners donated 133 bags of groceries in August to CCC food pantry.  Our support helped to  feed 731 individuals consisting of 405 adults, 326 children and 8 elderly friends and neighbors.  

Now that the cold weather is upon, us many people will be facing  heating expenses – your generous donations of food  is most appreciated by those less fortunate than ourselves.  

Our next food drive will be the weekend of October 14.  Volunteers and the Knights of Columbus will be handing  out empty grocery bags after all masses.   Please do not pass them by. Thank you.

Monthly Meeting Reminder

Brother Knights:

 We have our monthly Council Meeting this Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 in the basement of the Rectory. Please make every effort to attend.

 Please mark your calendars to the 4th Thursday every month and try to make as many of our Council meetings as possible. We hope to implement several social events for the Council (Monday Night Football) so that we can attract new members and make an effort to build on our fraternity as Knights. 

 Please come to help us make our St Bridgets Council a more vibrant organization by attending as many Council meetings as possible.