July Message


If God can work through me, he can work through anyone’
St. Francis of Assisi

A new fraternal year has begun. A newly appointed board is in place. Some key appointments have been made and accepted. The work continues, as it does every month and every year. How exciting it is to be a part of a great Order that serves the people. A true mission and gift handed to us by our Lord Jesus Christ.

Firstly, I wish to thank all, who have put trust in me to serve as your Grand Knight for a third year. We have much work to do, and I would guess that my task is more like being a coach and or a cheerleader to ensure we reach a win with every challenge given to us.

Our membership is aging, as a result it is our individual duty, young and old to understand how we can use our personal limitations, to the betterment of those we serve. The time is now to act and bring the Principals of our Order to a living action. I have so often spoke in ways to motivate our inner spirit into outward and living action. As mentioned by St. Francis of Assisi, God is in each of us, allow him to use our physical body and mind to do his will.

You have also heard me say there are no judgments on how little or how much one does to contribute to our good works. We each have our challenges and barriers. It could be physical, it could be family needs. No matter what it is that holds us back, then I would ask you to ask yourself this one question. Why did I decide to join the Knights of Columbus?

We can talk about recruitment and all those good things. However, if we have forgotten our own personal mission with the Knights, how then do we sell it to others?

One final note is to remember your families. Encourage their involvement at our events and activities. If they are involved, you as a Knight will have less guilt as they will be with you in the good works of our Order. Think also that by being a leader in your own household will spread the good works of Charity to those closest to you. Remember God can work through anyone.

Vivat Jesus,
Scott Arnold
Grand Knight