1. How long have you been a Knight?
I've been a Knight since November 2016. However, I began my service with the Knights, before becoming a Knight. The very first event I ever volunteered for and helped out with was the Brat Fest. I met a couple of guys who made the decision to become a Knight, a no brainer. Thank you, Matt Adam and Tom Manning.
2. What is your favorite part in being a Knight?
The best part of being a Knight is seeing the faces of the people who are helping. Actually, feeling the thankfulness that these people are feeling also. I also love bringing new men into the Order. Always emphasizing that FAITH is our top value, and that everything else follows.
3. What surprised you the most about being a Knight?
I was actually surprised to meet so many men who wanted to do good for others and wanted to journey together in their faith and friendships. Men who want to make a difference today, tomorrow and in the future.
4. Best advice for a Knight of Columbus, new and seasoned?
New - GET INVOLVED, don't sit on the sidelines!!! so many great guys in this council, but you won't know that unless you get out there and get active in the Council.
Seasoned - NEVER STOP!!! no matter your age or ability level. Every event we do has a place for everyone in the Council. STAY INVOLVED!!!! Don't rest on your past achievements, look into the future and think of new ways to advance the Council and the good that we do for others.
5. Who is your favorite Saint?
6. What is your favorite spare time activity?
I enjoy spending quiet days on my deck, with my wife, basking in the sun and thinking about retirement. Which is still a long way off. I also enjoy getting together with friends and sampling some good whiskeys and bourbons.
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Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.
None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.
Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do the good works of individual Knights, who gave more than 75.6 million service hours in 2017, illustrating how Catholics serve each other in fraternity and mercy.
Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.