4th Degree Event – The Shrine at Carey, Ohio

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The September 17, 2016, event for the 4th degree was a visit to Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey, Ohio. Unfortunately, we had a low turn out and 4 canceled that day but in attendance were Roger & Ann Harraman, Don & Kathy Yockey, Darrell & Brenda Starr-Jude, and Jerry & Dawn Kline. (Jerry and Dawn departed before the picture was taken.)

The day held a bit of rain off and on for us—but what an experience to be able to walk though the Holy Doors. If you are unaware, Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year of Mercy and for the 12 months we are to focus on and deepen our gratitude for the loving mercy of God.

In this year of Mercy, passing through a Holy Door is part of the pilgrimage that all Catholics are encouraged to make, whether a trip to Rome or a trip to the cathedrals or specifically designated churches in their own diocese. These pilgrimages come with special graces and they allow each of us to share in the many blessings of the Holy Year.

In our Diocese, the Carey Shrine is the Holy Door designated by Pope Francis and the same grace that is associated with the Holy Door in Rome will be associated with the local Holy Doors. Passing through the Holy door symbolizes our leaving the world outside and entering into the realm of salvation. What an honor…what an experience!

We enjoyed our day so with Brother Randy…Mass, a delicious lunch, the Stations in the Shrine Park, devotions, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and the privilege of asking the priest, individually for special blessings and prayers.

Blessings abound!

Captain Darrell & Lady Brenda Starr-Jude

4th Degree Event – Columbus Clippers Game

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The first event of the 4th degree under the reign of Captain Darrell Starr-Jude was a baseball game at Clippers Stadium, on August 28, 2016!

In attendance were: the Ardners, Dennis Hilbert, Larry Strausser, Bob DeMoise, his step son and grandson, Dave & Ellen Scarborough, Dan & Don Marcum, Don & Fred Yockey, and the Starr-Judes.

Was a great afternoon and munchies were passed around prior to the thunder. We all loved seeing our K of C Assembly 821 scroll on the score board.

And the best thing besides the fun, fellowship and the win, was the rainbow we all got to see after the game!

Thank you!!!!

Brenda Starr-Jude, NCG

Memorial for the Unborn

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memorial-for-the-unborn-2016 On Saturday, Sep. 10, twenty-five prolife Catholics and other Christians gathered at the Home Company Social Hall (formerly known as the K of C Social Hall) for a memorial service for the unborn. Organized by the local 40 Days for Life team and Council 687’s Culture of Life chairman, the event was a success. Richland Source even showed up and made the event a featured article on their website. Council 687’s Community Director Daniel Marcum gave the opening prayer and eulogy in memory of those killed by abortion, followed by a prolife speech by Beth Vanderkooi, who is the executive director of Greater Columbus Right to Life. A Scripture reading and a hymn were also part of the memorial ceremony, which took place in front of the gravestone on the property which commemorates children who have died through abortion.

Following the ceremony, light refreshments were available in the social hall, along with sign-up sheets for the 40 Days for Life campaign. This campaign is a first for Mansfield, which is participating in an effort to close the Planned Parenthood in our community through prayer and fasting. Knights of Columbus and their families are requested to sign up to do an hour of prayer in front of Planned Parenthood for one day of each week during the 40 day period from September 28th through November 6th. More information and sign-up options are available at the Mansfield 40 Days for Life website. Also check out the Mansfield 40 Days for Life facebook page, and don’t forget to sign up for an hour a week!

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