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July State Deputy Message

July 18, 2019 by Dan LaLonde

July State Deputy Message

July is the start of the new fraternal year and it is also the start of my second year as your State Deputy.  Although each day that passes will be one step closer to the end of my tenure, each day is also an opportunity to inspire and be inspired; to motivate and be motivated; and to engage and be engaged; of all the wondrous works of the Knight of Columbus through our Faith in Action Programs of Faith, Family, Community and Life.

We conducted our State Staff Summer Workshop in Bangor on 29 June and thanks again to Pine Cone Council 114 of Bangor for being such a gracious host with the use of the Church Hall and preparing a breakfast and lunch meal for the 30+ brother Knights in attendance.

It is unfortunate that some of our local councils will take the summer off, but many of you continue to meet, recruit, engage, and retain your members throughout the months of July and August.  It is imperative that we start out the new fraternal year in a positive manner.  We are a 365 day a year fraternal organization and in the case of this year, make that 366.

Each day and each event is an opportunity to recruit a new member.   Wear your “colors” and show how proud you are to be a Knight of Columbus.  Do so when attending Mass, a ballgame, a picnic, a social, etc.  These are opportunities to meet someone new or reunite with an old friend, strike up a conversation, and before you know it, someone is talking about how they can be a better man, a better Catholic, a better husband, a better father/grandfather, a better uncle.

This is a “God-Moment” where evangelization steps in.  It may be a “tap” on the shoulder, a handshake or a hug that sets the stage.  Either way, we as Knights of Columbus are there to serve our brothers (and sisters), not to be served.

If a Catholic gentleman asks about the Knights of Columbus, don’t whip out a Form 100.  Instead, ask them to check out the website:  www.kofc/joinus and they will discover a legacy of “Faith and Service” with Men who Lead, Men who Protect, Men who Serve, and Men who Defend.   This past year we recruited 20 new members via this online portal.

My wife Lois and I look forward to travelling again this year and we hope we have a chance to visit some new places and re-visit places we have already been; to meet new brothers and sisters in Christ and to rekindle the friendships.

Thank you and God Bless,   Mark Bourgoin

 

GOD MOMENTS FOR MEN

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. Jeremiah 17:7

I’ll believe it when I see it with my own eyes. If I must see it with my own eyes, then there is no believing involved. Trust consists of not having to see it with any eyes, but rather the feeling in the heart and mind that everything is going to be alright, even if there is no concrete evidence.

We’ve become a nation of “proof-wanters” for almost everything in our lives. New products must prove it can get the stain out. Juries must prove beyond a reasonable doubt. Scientists must prove theories. We don’t seem to trust anyone or in much of anything anymore, much less trust in an all-powerful being.

Over 200 years ago, our founding fathers still trusted in things that cannot necessarily be seen.  It says so on our money. I look around and see so many wonderful things that can only be explained by God’s generosity and desire to take care of me. I trust Him. He’s done a good job so far.

“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”                      ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Maine State Council Budget

July 18, 2019 by Dan LaLonde

 

 

Dear Grand Knight & Council Membership,

As you may be aware, the budget of the State Council is based on the Per Capita income of our billable members. Billable members are those that pay full or partial dues to their local councils and are not Honorary Life or Disabled. (Inactive Council members are also not counted in the billable member total.)

At the State Convention this past April, the proposed budget for the 2019-2020 Fraternal Year was approved at $48,450 which was based on 5,100 billable members. Even though we reached 70% of our new member intake goal last year, the number of suspensions, withdrawals and deaths exceeded the intake goal. Therefore, our billable members went down to 4,900 and our new budget for this year will now be $46,550 or $1,900 lower than expected.

To combat this, the State Council will be reviewing each activity we sponsor and/or donate monies; to determine if we can do so, reduce the amount to be expended, or not participate at all. It is unfortunate but must be done to keep the State Council solvent.

Also, each Council will need to double their efforts in recruiting new members and strive to retain the members you have in order keep your council alive and help keep the Maine State Council financially sound. Councils also need to increase their efforts in selling Cash Calendars as this greatly helps with the overall budget as well. Even with our best efforts, this will not be enough.

The State Per Capita has been at $9.50 per billable member for 12 years. Prior to that, it was at $7.00. Unless our membership drastically increases over the next 9 months, we will have no choice but submit a resolution at next year’s State Convention to look at increasing the Per Capita. It must be done.

With that said, on behalf of the Maine State Council, we apologize in advance if we are not able to assist in your fundraising efforts. We will do our best to review each request on a case-by-case basis.

If you have any questions or thoughts, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Vivat Jesus,

Mark R. Bourgoin
Mark Bourgoin
State Deputy

 

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State Deputy Message

June 3, 2019 by Dan LaLonde

Today is 12 May, Mother’s Day and I wish to let my mother know that I truly am grateful for the life she gave me.  Lois and got to spend some time with her (Bern) and my Dad (Ron) a couple of weeks ago at the State Convention.  And even though the Convention can be an extremely busy time, especially for a State Deputy, my Mom (and Dad) very much understands those demands. However, we were still able to take the time to enjoy as a family.  We did so during meals, playing cards, or just relaxing and catching up on family matters.  Either way, that time is so precious.   Lois and I look forward to our time together again with my both of them in a few weeks along with other family members.  God bless all moms today and especially for those moms that have passed.

Vivat Jesus!

 

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State Deputy Message

March 3, 2019 by Dan LaLonde

March State Deputy Message

March 6th marked the start of the Lenten Season.  I am reminded of the message that was given to us at Ash Wednesday Mass that correlates directly with being a Knight of Columbus: prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

If we truly are “In Service to One, In Service to All” then we should be praying for everyone all the time, not just during Lent.  I know that my brother Knights and their families pray regularly.

Fasting is also a wonderful way to think about those that are less fortunate than us “all the time”.  So many of our brothers and sisters in Christ barely have enough food to eat on a daily basis; fasting is a way for us to possibly better understand their needs.

Almsgiving is more than just weekly tithing at Mass.  Like Scripture tells us:  “the left hand does not need to know what the right hand is doing” which means that even though we tithe each week, we also need to reach out to those that do not have much or hardly anything at all.  And it is not our way to tell everyone that we did that.

The Corporal Works of Mercy tells us to feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick and imprisoned and to bury the dead.

The Spiritual Works of Mercy tells us to instruct the ignorant, counsel the doubtful, admonish the sinners, bear wrongs patiently, forgive offenses willingly, comfort the afflicted and pray for the living and the dead.

During this Lenten Season and every season of the year, let us do more for those in distress; financially, spiritually, physically, etc.   Let us give more of ourselves by doing good works, and let us fast (to sacrifice those things that we take for granted).

As St. Francis of Assisi writes:  Preach the Gospel always, and if necessary, use words.  Vivat Jesus!

 

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State Deputy Message

February 3, 2019 by Dan LaLonde

Message from St Joseph

King David was the only man named in Scripture as a “man after God’s own heart”.  It is also safe to say that St. Joseph was a man after God’s own heart.  He was ingle-minded and whole-heated in his desire to follow and do God’s will no matter the consequence.  Consider what the Holy Spirit reveals to us about St. Joseph in the Scriptures. On four different occasions, God’s will was revealed to Joseph by means of an angel, and in each instance, Joseph responded with complete obedience.  These are evidenced in Matthew 1:24-25; Matthew 2:13-14; Matthew 2:19-21 and Matthew 2:22-23.

St. Joseph intently listened to the voice of God and acted upon it from the time he awoke.  Each day, we can hear St. Joseph emphatically resound, “Yes!” to the Lord’s call and will. In the heart of Joseph was the desire to adore the heart of God and as a result, his deepest desires were satisfied.

Heavenly Father, give me the grace and desire to become a man after your own heart. Help me to follow your will and trust in your goodness.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be done.

February State Deputy’s Message

I usually write my State Deputy message first and then add the St. Joseph message second.  However, for February it’s reversed.  Why? Because the message on St. Joseph touches my heart (no pun intended).   As brother Knights, we show our love for God and our Lord Jesus Christ by serving others.  It is also a wonderful time to show our love by giving blood as your “sacrifice” may actually be someone else’s “gift” for life.

Valentine’s Day is synonymous with the month of February and this is an awesome opportunity for us to show our love and appreciation to our wives, mothers, girlfriends, daughters, etc.  Whether you show your love with flowers, chocolate, an evening out with dinner or an evening in, with friends and family or without, spending that quality time with your loved one is what is most important.

Always be mindful that when we “serve”, we are giving the best we that we can to those that need us for whatever reason. For me, that is my wife Lois, my parents, my family, my friends and neighbors, my brother Knights and their families, and most importantly, my God and Jesus Christ.  Vivat Jesus!

~Mark

 

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State Deputy’s Message

January 3, 2019 by Dan LaLonde

January State Deputy’s Message

The past several weeks have been quite exciting and breathtaking.  Our families got together at Christmas and what a joyful opportunity to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Although I was raised Catholic by totally awesome parents, being a Knight of Columbus has allowed me to grow more spiritually in my faith and in turn made me a better son, brother, husband, dad, granddad and uncle.

Then, the State Staff of the Maine State Council got together for their midyear meeting.  Again, it was a joy for the “extended family” to get together and start out the 2019 New Year with fellowship and friendship.    We had brother knights and their wives attend the weekend event that had never attended before.  The introduction of “new life” in the State Council along with our current brother Knights is what will sustain us for years to come.

And speaking of “new life”, the Hands around the Capitol event brought out a number of Knights that had not witnessed this experience before.  Moms, Dads, adolescents, children, Christians of all ages, and from all points of Maine, that came out in spirit to weather the cold.  Thank you to all that manned the booths, distributed paraphernalia, served coffee and hot tea, promoted “life” in all its stages, the speakers and to our own Bishop Robert P. Deeley for celebrating a Mass of “life” and assisting with the pep rally.  Then the “march” was on to the Capitol and watching the bell being struck 46 times and after each ring, a rose was laid at its base.  It is a true “witness” to our faith.

Lois and I look forward to the coming months and we will continue to travel as much as we can to unite and reunite with each of you.  In this 2019 New Year, let us always remember that “new life” is what will sustain our families, our local councils and the Maine State Council.   May the “new” birth of Jesus Christ energize us as we start of the second half of this fraternal year.

Vivat Jesus, Mark Bourgoin, State Deputy

 

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State Deputy’s Message

December 3, 2018 by Dan LaLonde

December State Deputy’s Message

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem, asking   “Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east and have come to worship him”.(Matthew 2:1-2)

I was watching a Christmas movie recently when Mom asked her daughter about whether she was good this year.  Basing it on a scale of 1 to 10, the daughter replied with a 6, maybe 6.5 tops.  Mom felt it should have been higher, especially since her Dad was in the Army and overseas; unable to come home for the holidays.

Are we not our worst critics when it comes to judging ourselves?   As we advance through the ranks as brother Knights, we are reminded of the words “Judge not, lest be judged”.    Our Lord and Savior was born in a manger and yet some would still “judge” the innkeeper for not finding a room at the inn with the impending birth.

If Joseph and Mary were housed at the inn, would the three wise men still be allowed to see the “new born King”? Maybe the Magi themselves would be judged and therefore not allowed to pay homage.

The Blessed Advent Season reminds us that Jesus in coming and to prepare ourselves not only during this special time, but all year long.  It’s not about how much money we spend to give presents or how much a present is worth that we receive (or the hassles of attempting to buy the presents in the stores or online); it’s truly about spending time with each other in the presence of the Lord.  We already do this at Mass each weekend, but now our Lord is presenting us with the opportunity to share it with our families.

For Lois and I, blessing the meal as a family, attending Christmas Mass, giving and receiving of warm embraces, and just spending that quality time with family and friends in the presence of our Lord is the true meaning of Christmas and the Blessed Advent Season.   The anticipation of waiting for that to occur is just as invigorating as waiting for our Lord Jesus Christ to be born.

May you and your family and friends be blessed with the warmth and love of Jesus and each other.  Merry Christmas.    Mark Bourgoin

 

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November State Deputy’s Message

November 3, 2018 by Dan LaLonde

 

November is a time when a number of things occur; celebrating All Saints Day; backing up our clocks an hour; honoring our deceased brother Knights; electing those that are govern our state and country; honoring our veterans that have served in battle and in peacetime to maintain our freedoms; giving thanks to God for all that we have for without Him we have nothing; shopping on Black Friday (not!!); etc.

There are also some interesting “special days” that probably most of us do not know about; but two that really stood out is on 13 November:  “World Kindness Day” and 21 November “World Hello Day”.   They are wonderful opportunities to extend a smile or extend a helping hand.  You may be that only person that does so and may mean the world of difference to that person you meet.

What are you thankful for?  Although some will take some serious time to really ponder this question, the one and only answer should be, “everything”.  I am grateful to God for everything he has given me; my life and my family (which includes my wife, parents, siblings, children, grandchildren, friends, brother Knights and their families).  I am grateful for the time, talents and treasures God gave me to serve Him, the Church, my Council, my District and the State and especially to serve each of you. Every day is an opportunity to be thankful, not just on Thanksgiving Day.    Thank you!!! And God be with you all.
~Mark Bourgoin

 

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State Deputy Message

October 2, 2018 by Dan LaLonde

October is Respect Life Month and although most would consider this more toward the human life aspect, I also look at it through the eyes of God and all of his creations.  For instance, leaf peeping season has to be one of the most beautiful transitions of the autumn season.

This photograph was taken from the camp deck in Rockwood (between Greenville and Jackman) where the State Officers, at the invitation of our State Chaplain Father Aaron Damboise, held their 1st annual Spiritual Retreat this past weekend. This provided the opportunity to share meals together, pray the rosary, exercise our friendship and fellowship, and ponder a question by our Spiritual Leader.  This discernment took us on a nature walk along with Moose River. That Saturday afternoon, we attended  the 4 p.m. Mass at Holy Family Church in Greenville followed by a turkey dinner at the parish center.

What was the question:? Who do you feel is the one in your family that encouraged or strengthen your faith?  I share this question with you because during my opportunity to reflect on it, the one family member that came to mind immediately was only on God’s earth for two hours; my son Ian Michael who in fact passed away 25 years ago this year.  How could he have such an impact?  Because God gave him life and the opportunity for me to be a Dad, albeit a short one.

Our time on this earth is short.  Let us pay respect to our God and Father for the life he has given us, the beauty in our children and families, and in all of His creations.   Let us never forget those that have gone before us; for it is them as to why we are here.
God Bless Mark Bourgoin

 

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State Deputy Message

September 2, 2018 by Dan LaLonde

Aug-Sep State Deputy’s Message

 

Lois & I returned from New Haven, CT and the 5-day journey was just phenomenal.  We got a chance to see my classmates and their wives from around the world.   Although many incoming of the State Deputies had shared their stories as to how they got to be where they are now; one primary factor was always front and center, God put them on this journey as he did for me and we must “keep the faith” and believe we are on this journey for a reason.

Throughout this fraternal year, my monthly messages will include a message on St. Joseph, Patron of Fathers, like many of us are.  As the State Deputy of Maine, you are a leader of brother Knights and their families; you make decisions based on the welfare of the “family”.  That is to recruit new members into the family and to engage those members that have not kept in touch lately.

Summertime means reunions, BBQs, vacations, etc., the perfect time to reach out to those new brothers and reunite with our existing brothers.  Don’t hold meeting during the summer??  No problem!!  Later in this newsletter, we will outline how you can accomplish recruitment even in the summer.   Vivat Jesus!                 ~  Mark Bourgoin

 

136th Supreme Convention

 

Baltimore, Maryland was the host for the most recent Supreme Convention.  Five delegates were able to attend representing the Maine Jurisdiction this year.  Thanks to State Chaplain Father Aaron Damboise; State Deputy Mark Bourgoin and wife Lois; State Advocate Michael Giroux and wife Barbara; IPSD Norman Gray and wife Kay and Alternate Associate Delegate Don Leeman and wife Eleanor for attending.

 

It was nice to see that all of us were housed at the Hilton which was directly connected to the Convention Center by a skywalk. Those of us that were able to arrive early were able to sightsee and tour many of the downtown areas.  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday stated out each day with a Mass where more than 150 plus Cardinals, Bishops and Priests were able to concelebrate.

 

Tuesday evening was the States Dinner where we were all dressed in tuxedos and white dinner jackets for the men, formal gowns for the ladies except for Father Aaron as he was able to dress as usual.

 

Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland Robert P. Deeley was able to join us again this year for the few days.  It was an awesome few days to have not only your State Chaplain but to have your “Shepherd” in attendance as well.

 

During the Wednesday morning Mass State Deputy Mark Bourgoin carried in the new Marion Icon “Our Mother – Protector of Persecuted Christians”.  Maine should be receiving two of these Icons that will travel around the councils in the north and in the south once they arrive.

 

Wednesday evening, our delegation went out to dinner as a group; all 9 of us wearing the polo shirts that were supplied by our Mark and Lois.  A great time and a meal was had by all as this would have been the last time we would see each other until we arrived back in Maine.

 

Resolutions—136th Convention

Honoring our Armed Forces

In Defense of Religious Liberty

In Solidarity with Persecuted Christians

In Support of an Equitable Immigration Policy

Resolution 347 – Amending Section 8 of the Constitution

Resolution 348 – Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Conclusion of the First World War

Resolution 349 – Welcoming the Republic of Korea Territorial Jurisdiction of the Knights of Columbus

Resolution 350 – Celebrating the Establishment of the State Council of Ukraine

 

 

Photos – 136th at Baltimore

 

2018 Supreme Convention Slideshow

 

 

Camp Tall Pines Family Weekend

 

Another awesome weekend was held at Camp Tall Pines on 24-26 August.  More families came out this weekend that in past years and almost every cabin was filled.

The weather could not have been any more beautiful.  Temps ranged in the 80’s during the day and down to around low 60’s at night.   Families started arriving around noontime on Friday.

The State Officers held their regional meeting Saturday afternoon on the back deck of one of the cabins overlooking Range Pond.  General Agent Greg White and Ralph Rossi, our Supreme Membership Program Consultant also attended the 90 minute meeting.  The officers were very happy to hear that Maine was doing well in the first 2 months of the fraternal year.

The usual crowd was at the camp for the weekend such as Dennis Guay (of Sanford) with his two daughters & extended family (of Portland & Massachusetts), Mark and Lois Bourgoin (of Limestone) with daughter & grandchildren (of Winslow), Michael & Barbara Giroux (of Augusta), and Norm & Kay Gray with their dog Mickey (of Auburn).

New families that attended included State Warden Bob and Priscilla Foley (of Caribou), State Family Life Couple Wesley and Charlene Tabb (of Houlton), and Stephanie Carignan (of Northport).

Many others came for Saturday only such at Jon, Pat and Ashley Harvey (of Hermon) and John Deetjen, Jr. (of Newport), Ray and Claire Sargent (of Sanford), Paul and Alma Ouellette (of Auburn), Normand and Nicole Bisson (of Lewiston) and David Roy (of Saco).

Dave Roy was recently appointed our new State Retention Director and this gave him and State Deputy Mark Bourgoin an opportunity to meet and outline expectations for the fraternal year.

Norm Bisson was installed as District Deputy during the Saturday outing and his wife Nicole placed the jewel on him.  He was appointed as a DD after the State Summer Workshop occurred and was not able to be installed until then.

 

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State Deputy Message

August 2, 2018 by Dan LaLonde

 

Lois & I returned from New Haven, CT and the 5-day journey was just phenomenal.  We got a chance to see my classmates and their wives from around the world.   Although many incoming of the State Deputies had shared their stories as to how they got to be where they are now; one primary factor was always front and center, God put them on this journey as he did for me and we must “keep the faith” and believe we are on this journey for a reason.

Throughout this fraternal year, my monthly messages will include a message on St. Joseph, Patron of Fathers, like many of us are.  As the State Deputy of Maine, you are a leader of brother Knights and their families; you make decisions based on the welfare of the “family”.  That is to recruit new members into the family and to engage those members that have not kept in touch lately.

Summertime means reunions, BBQs, vacations, etc., the perfect time to reach out to those new brothers and reunite with our existing brothers.  Don’t hold meeting during the summer??  No problem!!  Later in this newsletter, we will outline how you can accomplish recruitment even in the summer.   Vivat Jesus!                 ~  Mark Bourgoin

 

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July State Deputy Message

July 26, 2018 by Dan LaLonde
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Lois & I returned from New Haven, CT and the 5-day journey was just phenomenal. We got a chance to see my classmates and their wives from around the world. Although many incoming of the State Deputies had shared their stories as to how they got to be where they are now; one primary factor was always front and center, God put them on this journey as he did for me and we must “keep the faith” and believe we are on this journey for a reason.

Throughout this fraternal year, my monthly messages will include a message on St. Joseph, Patron of Fathers, like many of us are. As the State Deputy of Maine, you are a leader of brother Knights and their families; you make decisions based on the welfare of the “family”. That is to recruit new members into the family and to engage those members that have not kept in touch lately.

Summertime means reunions, BBQs, vacations, etc., the perfect time to reach out to those new brothers and reunite with our existing brothers. Don’t hold meeting during the summer?? No problem!! Later in this newsletter, we will outline how you can accomplish recruitment even in the summer.
Vivat Jesus!
~ Mark Bourgoin

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Monthly Challenge from the Supreme Chaplain

July 26, 2018 by Dan LaLonde
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“The apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught. He said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.’” (Gospel for July 22, Mk 6:30)

If we are honest, we know that we men are not that good at “coming away…to a deserted place” to “rest a while.” In fact we know that over 80 percent of us check our smart phone even before brushing our teeth in the morning, and spend time on it in the last hour before we go to sleep. Like the apostles, we focus on getting a lot done. But let’s imagine what would happen if we truly responded to the challenge of Jesus to “come away” to pray in solitude every morning, resting in His presence and holy Word. Jesus invites us to put first things first. Let’s take him at his word and make the changes we need to make.

Challenge by Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori:

This month I challenge you to “come away” to a quiet place by praying at least five minutes a day, first thing in the morning before you check your electronic devices or turn on the TV. You will likely have stops and starts, but strive to be as consistent as possible. Secondly I challenge you to respond to Jesus’ invitation to “rest a while” by doing something truly restful on Sunday, the day of rest.

Gather to Discuss the Challenge

Following the challenge you and your brother Knights (and any interested parishioners) should gather to discuss your experiences.

Begin with a prayer of your choosing or use the following:

Make the Sign of the Cross

Prayer: Come Holy Spirit. We thank you for guiding our lives and pray that we may have the courage exemplified by Venerable Fr. McGivney to live our faith to the fullest through our council, our families and in society. May our words today give glory to your Sacred Heart and if we struggled this past month in living our faith, help us to never stop turning to you and always try again.

2. Re-read the Supreme Chaplain’s Monthly Challenge from the previous month

3. Invite the men to talk about what it was like to try and live last month’s challenge from the Supreme Chaplain.

  • Don’t worry about what order the men speak in
  • If there is silence in between men speaking, it’s ok
  • Try to make sure that when one man is speaking that the others are listening
  • If someone doesn’t want to speak that’s ok

4. The men are welcome to give (encouraging) comments to each other if they want

5. When finished, read Supreme Chaplain’s Monthly Challenge the for next month

6. End with this prayer -Ask the men if there is anything they would like the group to pray for

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank you for this time together with our brothers. We ask you to have mercy on all those people and intentions we prayed for. Give us the perseverance to live next month’s challenge and to remember that we are united with our brother Knights around the world in doing so.

Make the Sign of the Cross

For more information see the Supreme Website here https://www.kofc.org/en/domestic-church/monthly-challenge/july-2018.html

NOTE: As a rule the State Deputy does not use any electronic device (computer, tablet or cellphone) for the purpose of playing games, to Facebook, etc. after 12 noon on a Sunday as to pause for “family” time. The only time that the cellphone is used is to check an occasional email or text for emergency purposes as necessary for the position.

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District Deputy Meeting

July 26, 2018 by Dan LaLonde
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Thanks again to the 40+ brother Knights (State Officers, Supreme Representative, District Deputies and State Staff) that attended the Summer Workshop.  This was held at St. John Church Hall in Bangor on Saturday, 30 June.   “Thank You” to Bangor Council 114 for hosting the event with meals and refreshments.

During the meeting, each of the DDs received a package of the new 2018-2019 State Pin (as shown above) to sell in their respective areas.  The pin sells for $3 each and proceeds go to the Faith in Action “Life” account.

Per Capita & Insurance

As stated to the District Deputies at the Summer Workshop, all assessments will be sent by email to the councils after 1 July.  State Secretary John Deetjen, Jr. will need to wait until the Supreme Council has posted the final standings from the 2017-2018 Fraternal Year.  Once the new membership roster has been posted, John will send out the assessments.

NEW PLAN: once the assessments are paid, John will send a receipt to the Council showing payment has been made.  This will hopefully eliminate any confusion.  Since the Supreme Councils sends a receipt, so will the Maine State Council.

 

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Summer Meeting Schedule/Notes

August 11, 2017 by Dan LaLonde

 

 

I invite you to attend one of the three upcoming summer meetings. You will get first-hand knowledge of programs and training offered throughout the state and the Order. Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, and District Deputies are expected to attend at least one meeting. Other members and officers are encouraged to attend a meeting. The more who hear the message, the better it is for your council, the district and the state.

The summer meetings will be held: June 24th in York;
July 22nd in Fort Fairfield; and
July 23rd in Belfast.

Details will be provided to you once you have indicated which meeting you plan to attend. For planning purposes, please provide information to the Executive Secretary Raymond Sargent. You can send your response no later than June 8th by mail (116 Farview Drive, Sanford 04073), by e-mail (rascmw@gmail.com), or by phone ((207) 324-7589 or (207) 651-6636).

 

2017 Summer Workshop Belfast

2017 Summer Workshop Fort Fairfield

2017 Summer Workshop York

 

 

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