Worthy Brother Knights,
Most Reverend Bishop Cirilo Flores
June 20, 1948-September 6, 2014
Requiescat In Pace, Domini. Et lux perpetua luceat eis This month we mourn the passing of the leader of our San Diego Diocese, our Brother Knight, Past Grand Knight, Sir Knight, his Excellency the Most Reverend Bishop Cirilo Flores. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. During his brief tenure as our Bishop he reminded us, by his example, of how our faith is expressed through love and compassion for the poor and homeless, the sick, the unborn. He understood the pressure on immigrant families living in a world resentful of the presence of newcomers and called us to accept the Church's teaching that each person has value and bears the stamp of God's own image.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, Rest in Peace. To honor his memory, here is a link to one of Bishop Flores' favorite projects- Education:
Here you can learn about the Fund and how it helps young Catholic families afford a Catholic education. Even donate if you wish. Vivat Jesus!
~Thanks to all who helped out with the Santa Sophia Parish picnic Aug. 23rd and with our impromptu membership drive. The picnic was a great success with Rally's Hamburgers providing the main meal- and our new canopy looked great too!
~On August 31st, another Annual Rosary and Pizza Party was held at Sam & Rosa Caeti's. Thanks to all who brought delicious side dishes and conversation. Buona Salute! Special thanks goes to Sam & Rosa Caeti for hosting this blessed event
My Brothers invite a friend and fellow Catholic to become a Knight. In 1882, Father Michael McGivney, Parish priest in New Haven, Connecticut, saw strength when Catholic men joined together and affirmed their faith in the Church and each other through the teachings of Jesus Christ. By following the core principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism he believed that Knights of Columbus could become stronger husbands and fathers. It was his way to build up strong Catholic families and prepare them to face and reverse the disorders of unemployment, poverty, substance abuse, domestic violence and lack of education. Father McGivney's vision has the same truth and value today as it did in 1882. Tell a friend that he can make a difference, be the change, become a Knight
Ed Reidy, Grand Knight
Dr. Ed Reidy. DDS