|Sister Isabel Alontaga|
Now enter Sister Isabel Alontaga and her small band of nuns. These brave ladies form rescue operations alongside the roads in a community called Camagayan, a hotbed for the Fillipino sex trade. These rescue teams consist of up to six nuns, trained volinteer lay people and are part of an Apostolate that reach out to prostituted women and girls. They distribute rosaries; phone numbers where the girls can get help. Most of all they distribute love. They distribute hope.
The groups foundress is a lady named Coazon Salazar who started the Apostolate in 1996 as a lay woman. In 2000, it was officially established as Mary Queen of Heaven Missionaries by Cardinal (retired) Ricardo Vidal. In 2003, Ms Salazar, was an officially professed Sister and the order was canonically erected as a Public Association of the Faithful.
The Mission of this order is to "seek the lost and fallen by the wayside, and work to bring them back to the bosom of the Father so that there may be one flock under one Shephard",
It seems to me that is exactly what we try to do as Brother Knights. Let us pray that this mission be successful so that all innocence lost will somehow be found again, and that no child shall have to lead a life of prostituion, or indentured labor of any kind.
|Mardi Gras 2017|
Their were two choices of food at this amazing event. Shrimp creole, prepared by Danny, and chicken and sausage jambalaya prepared by Ed Miller. Ed also donated all of the ingredients for his tasty dish. This awesome meal was topped off by red velvet cheesecake!
There was plenty of music and an open bar, so the fun went on well after dinner and into the night. This event raised about $3800 for the Knights of Columbus Council 10208 local charities! Here's to hoping this wonderful event continues for many years to come. A special thank you goes out to all of the Knight's wives, the kitchen crew, and the bartenders for making this a truly spectacular evening.
WHATEVER YOU HAVE PLANNED, DO NOT MISS THIS WONDERFUL EVENT!!
Some 38 volunteers from Council 10208, headed by Fred and Joan Junger, came together to make this event even more memorable for these athletes by once again staging our own Olympic Town. This allowed the participants in these games to enjoy fun and fellowship with other athletes, and the volunteers, outside the field of athletic competition. There was bead making, basketball, ring toss, and bag toss, with prizes given out to everyone who participated.
On Sunday February 26, twelve such men went on to their next step in this wonderful Council as they were Knighted in Hot Springs. Let us all thank God first, and then congratulate them all for giving so freely of themselves.
Pictured above are our twelve new Knights and seven other Council members that attended the ceremonials. Congratulations and best wishes to Jim Sparks, Jim Elser, Tom Conrad, Russell Clark, John Broome, Rick Darnell, Klaus Pawlik, Bob Montgomery, Gary Ruebush, Francisco Gutierez, Jerry Bielinski, and Doug Deligney. Thank you also to the Knights who honored them by attending their exemplifications.
Nothing in Council 10208, the Parish of Sacred Heart of Jesus, or this wonderful community, brings that quote by Mahatma Gandhi more to life than the Brothers that work in our Kitchen staff.
Nothing can be accomplished by this amazing Council of Brothers without the tireless efforts of this outstanding group of men, The meals are always delicious, the service top notch, and they ask for no recognition, no awards for their service.
This is just a small note from Council 10208 to say "Thank you for a job well done". Please fellow Brother Knights, take a moment at our next general meeting to thank these men for their service, knowing that it not only serves us, but every single project that we support.
|ARC Charity Recipients|
Roy Anderle specifically invited Council 10208 representatives to attend the presentation to see the fruits of their labor to this worthy charity.
There are four, The Arc Arkansas pamphlets available, each detail separate achievements in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through the arts, advocacy and education.
|Food Basket Program|
- During the 2016 calendar year we delivered 36 baskets at Easter, 28 during the summer, 48 at Thanksgiving and 52 at Christmas for a total of 164 baskets.
- The families receiving the 164 baskets included 437 children and a total of 579 people helped.
- We received $10,050 in donations to the basket fund during 2016 and $1,478 in donations to the Village Outreach shoe fund.
- At Christmas we gave 456 presents, most of which were from the Angel Tree,and 127 shoe certificates to the children in the families receiving baskets.
- Approximately 91 volunteers delivered the baskets, many of whom delivered multiple baskets.
Thanks again for all of your support and we look forward to continuing to spread the Gospel of Christ by our actions in endeavors such as these.
|Father Michael J McGivney|
Father Allen pauses to look around at the parishioners in the pews of New Haven’s oldest Catholic church. He takes a deep breath. “These men are grasping for anything in their hope for a cure,” he says. “They are at a point where nothing in their society can help. And so, it is their faith that saves them.”
He closes the Bible and carries it down the pulpit steps, back to the altar, where he continues to celebrate the Mass. After Communion, the service concludes with a familiar prayer. Though the text is in every parishioner’s pew-box, no one reads from the paper: they know the words by heart. They pray to God for the canonization of Father Michael McGivney, the parish priest who, some 130 years ago, devoted his life to the widows, orphans, and indigents of this very church.
Impelled by the historical significance of the death of Christ, the early Church sought the need to celebrate liturgically this salvific event. A memorial rite was installed in accordance with the express desire of our Lord that the Paschal Mystery be sacramentally renewed.
During the early phases of the life of the Church, Easter was celebrated cyclically starting with the Eucharistic Assembly commemorated on the first day of the week, the day of the Resurrection of our Lord (dominicus dies) on Easter Sunday. Soon after in the second century, one Sunday during the year was reserved specifically for the celebration of this salvific mystery of Christ.
By this time, the Church began to celebrate more systematically the Paschal Triduum when it formally started to relive historically the mysteries of Christ’s life, starting in Jerusalem, where the Passion and Resurrection of Christ actually took place.
In addition, the dogmatic and liturgical response of the orthodoxy to the Arian heresy during that time caused a renewed attention of the faithful towards the person of Jesus Christ (Son of God and Son of Mary) and his historical figure.
Each celebration of the Paschal Triduum contains its particular nature;: the afternoon of Holy Thursday commemorates the institution of the Eucharist; Good Friday is dedicated especially to the Passion and Death of Jesus on the Cross; on Black Saturday, the Church meditates the repose of Jesus in the sepulcher. Finally, in the Paschal Vigil, the faithful relive the glory of the Resurrection.