From District Deputy Tom Burns:
Last evening the Knights of Columbus met here at St. Therese with representatives of the four Councils in District Two for the purpose of meeting with their newly elected State Deputy Ray Prom to hear from him the direction that he wants the organization to pursue.
The Order was formed by a parish Priest, Blessed Michael J McGivny to support the parish priests and secure financial protections for Catholic families in the event of the loss of the breadwinner. Ray elaborated on the need for the Knights to assist their pastors in whatever way he can use them in bringing his flock back to the Eucharist.
Tom Burns who is an appointed Deputy for District 2 addressed the four Councils in his District for the purpose of working together as a District on some of the larger programs such as purchasing ultrasound units for Women's prenatal care clinics. Showing an expectant mother the miracle that is being formed in her womb is the greatest deterrent against abortion. He named several other programs the Knights are involved in.
The four Councils in the District are East Multnomah Council 3179 at St. Henry's, St. Therese Council 7828. St. Joseph the Worker Council 13700 and the newest Council 17536 St. Rose of Lima.
Newly elected State Deputy Ray Prom met with representatives from the four councils belonging to District 2 on Tuesday, July 27th. Knight Ray Prom shared with the Knights present the direction that he would like the organization to pursue.
Local Knights (St. Therese Council) Tom Walsh, Steve Crane and William Keller before the start of the meeting.
Knights of Columbus members William Keller, Tom Burns, George Bellcoff and and Jim Swanberg helping out and supporting parishioners: William Keller led the recitation of the Rosary for Diane Rothery, mother of fellow Knight Scott Rothery, before the Funeral Mass for Diane on June 21st. Tom Burns and Jim Swanberg attended the Funeral Mass for Mr. Edward Geer, father of Fr. Steve, held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church on June 22nd.