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  • Sarah Beth Dippel


My husband won't be home for dinner tonight. He will have dinner with his brother Knight's at the church. Cris has served as the Grand Knight at OLM for almost two years now. (My mom and her friends thought it was oh-so-funny that I was dating/marrying! the Grand Knight.) Cris is proud to be Knight. He takes his attendance at meetings and participation at Knights events seriously.

1.9 Million Catholic men are members of the Knight of Columbus. Their mission statement is:

We are Catholic men building a bridge back to faith. There is much good and necessary work to be done in this world, and that's what Knights do every day.

Here's what I know about Knights. I have called upon Knights to cook a jambalaya for more youth events and fundraisers than I can count. Not once did they find an excuse not to help. I have seen Knights sell more raffle tickets than any human should, only to turn around and donate every penny to the pregnancy resource center where I currently serve as Client Services Director. I have seen Knights flip pancakes and fry fish to raise money for seminarians but also to bring together our parish community over a Sunday morning or Friday evening meal.

On a larger scale, Knights do many works of charitable service to help in advocating for a culture of life, building up communities, and providing help to those in need. Knights are leaders and servants and protectors of their faith, their families, and their communities.

The next time you see a Knight, flipping pancakes or selling a raffle ticket, don't just donate to their cause, tell them "Thank You" for their service. #livinglent2

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