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June 2011: Father's Day, "Mom's required"

posted Jun 12, 2011, 7:55 AM by Unknown user
No biology lessons are needed to explain that for those of us who are Dads, we need a wonderful wife and Mother to help us complete the picture of Fatherhood. I know, we just finished the "Month of Motherhood" last month. But, our wives and our Mothers and the many other important women of our lives deserve our admiration everyday.
And so, as we approach Father's Day and the celebration of all things masculine, we should also remember that our wives have played a significant role in helping us to be the Dad's that we are today. I suppose that many of you think that I am riding the coat-tails of Father Gerald's contribution to the Bulletin from Sunday, June 5, 2011 .... well, you are correct. But, I really want to speak to my admiration and appreciation for the wives of the men in our Council for a moment.
I really appreciate the support that every wife gives to her husband when he decides to become a Knight of Columbus. We have so many great examples of Catholic families here at OSP that I cannot even begin to tell you how difficult it is to make a selection each month for the family of the month. For our Knights to be able to give so much of their time, talent and treasure to doing the work of this Council, there must be a very supportive, loving and strong Catholic wife standing with each Knight. I know that I have not had the opportunity to sit down with each family to speak directly with them, I truly appreciate the support that you are giving to your Fathers and Husbands and to this Council.
Father Gerald is famous at least in my mind, for his homilies on manhood, masculinity and Fatherhood. Many times when he speaks about these issues, I wish that we could stay for hours to listen. I can only speak from my own experiences when I say that when I married my wife Kathy at a very young age, it was the best thing that could have happened to me. My wife is responsible for helping me to mature as a Man and as a Father. So this Father's Day, make a point to remember all of those who have helped to shape you into the man and Father that you are today.
On another note, I received word from Supreme Council that our Squires Circle is now officially to be referred to as John Paul II, Circle. Congratulations to the Squires and to the Chief Counselor, Michael Porter for being recognized for all of their hard work in establishing this first Squires Circle at Old St. Patrick's Parish.
We also laid to rest a Brother Knight this month, Brother George Hynes was taken to be with the Lord on Friday, June 3, 2011. Mr. Hynes was a Third Degree Knight in good standing, please keep his wife Gloria and their family in your prayers.
In closing, I am proud to announce that the Knight of the Month for May 2011 is: Henry Russell and that our Family for the Month of May 2011 is the Vesprini Family. At last Month's meeting, Dan Krebs was the winner of the book from the Grand Knight's book of the Month Guild. The book selection was titled "Why do Catholics Genuflect", written and autographed by fellow Knight Al Kresta.

I look forward to giving another book away this month at the General Meeting. I hope to see you there.

God Love You,

SK Frank Finch
Grand Knight
Council 10963
Old St. Patrick Parish
Whitmore Lake, MI