Brother Knights and Families of the Georgia Jurisdiction;

 

 

      As I approach the twilight of my tenure as your State Deputy, I find myself reflecting on our accomplishments over the past two years. We have truly shown the order what it means to be a Knight of Columbus. Our dedication to our Faith, Family, Community and Catholic Life has brought Georgia into the forefront of the Order.

 

        We have surpassed so many milestones. We’ve placed ultrasound machines into pregnancy centers that have saved countless lives. 

We have put lifesaving faith messages into the hands of our hero Warriors that have sacrificed so much to allow us the freedoms that we sometime take for granted. We’ve warmed thousands of our children with much needed coats who would have otherwise been left in the cold. We have delivered lifesaving relief to our brothers and sisters that were devastated by wild fires, catastrophic floods and storms that destroyed entire communities.

  

     We have weathered many storms these past two years. During all of this, we’ve grown the order. Our hard work and passion for our fellow man has solidified our place in history as the Jurisdiction that Made a Difference. We did it by adhering to the principles that we promised to uphold when we became Knights, “Charity”, “Unity” and “Fraternity”.

  

    To use the words that may sound VERY familiar “This is no idle boast, no shallow pretense”. Our very existence is based on these principles. Without them, we are lost. To echo more words that may be familiar, “We are all mortal, but we are sheathed with the transparent garment of Immortality. Our Souls.” At our core, we strive to be the best possible versions of ourselves. Our immortal souls guide us on the path to do extraordinary things.

  

    I have witnessed this time and time again as I visited councils throughout our great state. “These Men they call Knights” are the soldiers of Saint Michael the Archangel. Our weapons are Prayer and Solidarity. Together there is NOTHING we cannot conquer. There is NOTHING we cannot accomplish.

  

    As I close, I will leave you with a final thought. NEVER forget why you became a knight. Hold that in your heart and keep it in front of you ALWAYS. Actively search for programs and events in your parishes and councils that fulfill that goal. As with any organization, there are rules by which to abide. They are a part of any civilized society. However; rules are placed to enhance our experience, NOT hinder it. NEVER let those rules cloud your TRUE purpose. Helping people, Changing Lives and Saving Lives. I am proud to know each and every one of you and am excited for our future.

                                         
   "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a
                                                              future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

 

 

Vivat Jesus,

         

       Mark Corrigan
       State Deputy