GK June Message

Dear Brother Knights and Families,


Our Council continues to conduct virtual council meetings. I’m receiving positive feedback and thank everyone for your patience as we work through this in spite of some challenges. We will continue with virtual meetings until further notice. Please see the Dates to Remember section for more details on how to attend.


Food Distribution News – I thank all who helped with the food distribution held on Monday, May 11th. Together with the SVDP, we helped serve 414 families / 1526 individuals. What a blessing it was to help our community during these trying times.


Calling on additional Knights! Brothers, did you know, St. Vincent’s is still open and operating, & providing much-needed food for hurting families. They continue to be in need of help from the Knights on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month when they have a Second Harvest food delivery. This takes about an hour to unload the truck for the SVDP (note ~95% are ladies) they need our help. Many hands make light the work.


Announcement! The Catholic Church has opened for public worship. Our Lady of the Lakes is conducting daily Masses and began Weekend Masses on Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st. Social distance seating is mandatory. Seating is limited to 80 to 100 total. Once seating is full to capacity, those who still wish to receive communion will be directed to park behind the chapel and watch on your smartphone or tablet. When Mass has ended, you will be allowed to enter the chapel one-at-a-time and a Priest will give you communion.


St Peter Catholic School in Deland would like to install a new digital sign on New York Ave. This will improve communication with the public about important catholic school education, emergency information, and local events. As you may or may not be aware of, all Catholic Schools are hurting in enrollment so they are requesting donations toward this much-needed item. Please contact Deacon Luis Baez at 386-747-8749. Checks can be made to: St Peter Catholic School. Memo: Electric Sign.

Please support our local Catholic School - St Peter’s Catholic in Deland by making a donation toward this item.


Lastly, with sadness, I received late notice about Lucille Attardo (wife of deceased Brother Knight Sal Attardo) passed away in late May. I attended her funeral on Sunday, May 31st. She was a generous woman to all who knew her. Very active in SVDP, CCW, as well as supporting the Knights through the Ladies Auxiliary.


Correction –I previously incorrectly reported Brother Cornelius Higgins passed away. It was his wife Catherine who passed away. I have no details at this time. My apology to all for this error.


Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of all the faithful departed,

through the mercy of God, rest in peace.





Bill Feuerbacher

Grand Knight  

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