January February 2019 Newsletter

From The Grand Knight

To my Brother Knights & Council Family, 

2019 New Year Reflections 

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the year 2018 that has passed and the many blessings You have showered upon us. Make the New Year 2019 a more fruitful and blessed one for our Council and Council Family. We call upon our Lord Jesus Christ for His intercessions, His guidance and His light to shine our path. 

A Year of Time. . “As we look into 2019 we look at a block of time. We see 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes, 31,536,000 seconds. And all is a gift from God. We have done nothing to deserve it, earn it, or purchase it. Like the air we breath, time comes to us as a part of life. The gift of time is not ours alone. It is given equally to each person. Rich and poor, educated and igno-rant, strong and weak—every man, woman and child has the same twenty-four hours every day. 

Another important thing about time is that you cannot stop it. There is no way to slow it down, turn it off, or adjust it. Time marches on. 

And you cannot bring back time. Once it is gone, it is gone. Yesterday is lost forever. If yesterday is lost, tomor-row is uncertain. We may look ahead at a full year’s block of time, but we really have no guarantee that we will experi-ence any of it. 

Obviously, time is one of our most precious possessions. We can waste it. We can worry over it. We can spend it on ourselves. Or, as good stewards, we can invest it in the kingdom of God. 

The New Year, 2019, is full of time. As the seconds tick away, will you be tossing time out the window, or will you make every minute count?”, (Steven B. Cloud, Pulpit Helps, Vol. 14, # 2) 

Wishing Brother Knights, and Council families very happy New Year 2019! 

Vivat Jesus, 

Vito Abramowicz, Grand Knight 

From the Chaplain

A Belated Christmas Message: 

At writing this reflection about Christmas, which might appear in our newsletter after 


Christmas is all year long, though, so it’s always appropriate to reflect on  this life changing, joyous event. My favorite Christmas song is the Little Drummer Boy. This is a song of the most sublime. The sublimity hidden in its simplistic lyrics. Here is an excerpt of the lyrics that are touching: 

Little baby 

I am a poor boy too 

I have no gift to bring 

That's fit to give our king 

Shall I play for you 

Mary nodded 

I played… 

The theme of the song is so scriptural. These words reflect what God asks of us throughout all of scripture– to give of ourselves to each other wholly and fully. To share our talents, our all, our being, with and for each other. And in doing so, in giving of ourselves to each other, we give to the Almighty. The King. This is what He always asks of us. Imagine then, when you give totally of yourself as a gift, Mary, the mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Queen, nod-ding at you in pleasing acceptance. 

Let us be thankful during this Holiday Season for the greatest gift God, our King, has 

given to us wholly and fully: Himself. 

Yours in Christ, 

Jim Fern 


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