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Knights of Columbus
Our Lady of the Mountains Council 7575
P.O. Box 574
North Conway NH 03860
The Knights of Columbus – Our Lady of the Mountain Council 7575 meets at Our Lady of the Mountains church, 2905 White Mountain Highway (RT 16) in North Conway, NH . The Grand Knight for 2010-2011 is SK Jim Hartigan. You can contact the Grand Knights by phone at 603-356-2883, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council meeting will be held in OLM parish hall on the first Monday of the month unless that Monday falls on a holiday in which case it will be held on the following Monday.
FR. LOU SOUCEY ASSEMBLY #2318 MEETING FOLLOWING THE
COUNCIL MEETING OLM CHURCH PARISH HALL
A SOCIAL HOUR AT 5:30 PM with Dinner will be at OLM parish Hall
A FREE buffet with coffee and deserts will be served at our social hour starting at 5:30 PM.
The Reverend Louis A. Soucy Assembly 2318 (Fourth Degree) will meet following the Council meeting.
The next meeting will be on Monday Jan 7 th.
Lucien Chaput, 80, of Conway, died suddenly on January 16, 2013 as a result of a pedestrian accident in Hollywood, Fla. He was born in Canada on May 22, 1932 and immigrated to the United States as young man with his wife and son. He worked as a woodsman and later for many years at Coleman and Sons Construction. He enjoyed and continued to work outdoors cutting wood until just last year. His hobbies included crafting lovely pine furniture. Lucien was an active member of the Knights of Columbus Council 7575 and Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic church.
Lucien was a beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, dear and true friend to many. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Fernande, his son Sylvain and wife Diana, grandsons Steven, Robert and wife Brittany and great-grandsons Remmy and Caden.
He is also survived by six siblings, nieces and nephews in Canada. He was known for his hard work ethic, kind heart, generous spirit and fine sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by all.
Plans for a memorial service in early spring will be announced at a future date. The family wishes to express sincere thanks for the love and prayers received.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial for SK Lucien Chaput on April 20th at 11 AM ~ OLM Church ~
The passing of of Life Member SK Frank Graham
First Name: Frank
Last Name: Graham
Date of Passing: 2013-01-21
The passing of of Life Member Richard Roberge
With great sorry , I would like to ask for prayers for a Life Member of our council Richard Roberge who joined his wife to be with our lord.
Richard was diagnosed in December of 2011 with prostrate cancer and it had spread to his bones. He fought the battle until March 1st of 2012 when he finally went to be with his loving wife. Which is what he had wanted for many years deep down inside.
March of Life Mass
The March for Life Mass was held at St. John the Evangelist Church in Concord, NH on Saturday January 19, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. Fr. Roberge was the principal celebrant. The mass was concelebrated by six priests from the diocese including Assistant State Chaplain, Fr. Robert Smolley, Fr. Thomas Frink from Salem and Fr. Volney (Von) DeRosia from Epping.
There were nine members of the Honor Guard that assisted at the Mass and also participated in the March for Life from the NH State Capitol to St. John the Evangelist Church. The chairman for this event was Ron DiStasio, State Pro-Life Director.
Wayne Griffin, District Marshal
Food Drive a big Success
Thanks to Phil
LeBlanc, and for the use of his truck, and those Knights, Chickie
Pirillo, Dr. Walz and Deacon Jack for helping to move the food from the
church to the Vaughn Pantry. Without your help, we would not have been
able to do it. The food drive was a great success where 2200 lbs was collected.
THE STORY OF THE PICTURE
THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN BY A FRANCISCAN MONK IN THE EARLY NINETEEN EIGHTIES IN THE ROOM OF APPARITIONS, ST. JAMES CHURCH, MED-JUGORIE, YUGOSLAVIA. THE FILM WAS CHECKED AND UNCOMPROMISED. ALL THAT HE SAW WERE THE BACKS OF THE VISIONARIES HEADS AND A BLANK WALL. WHAT DEVELOPED, AGAIN WITH WITNESSES PRESENT, WERE THE MOST AMAZING SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS IN HISTORY. THEY WERE FULL LENGTH STUDIES OF OUR LADY, A FACIAL ENLARGEMENT OF WHICH YOU ARE HOLDING. THIS IS THE VIRGIN MARY, NOT A PAINTING, STATUE, OR SOMEONE POSING. THE VISIONARIES IDENTIFIED HER RIGHT AWAY, SAYING THAT SHE WAS ( A THOUSAND TIMES MORE LUMINOUS ) WHEN THEY SAW HER. THE ORIGINAL CAMERA, NEGATIVES AND PRINTS ARE IN A VAULT IN THE VATICAN. THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS NEITHER CONFIRMED NOR DENIED THEM, PENDING INVESTIGATION. THE VISIONS ARE STILL OCCURRING.
IT IS SAID THAT BOTH THE HOLY FATHER AND MOTHER ANGELICA HAVE COPIES.
About our Council
Our Lady of the Mountains Council 7575 was charted on May 6, 1980 by thirty founding members. It is named after our parish church. The Our Lady of the Mountains Council 7575 works closely with the Our Lady of the Mountains Parish in North Conway NH, providing funds for various projects. The council members are active participants in their parish.
Council Activities ( Knights in action)
Some of the activities that knights are involved in are Youth Activities, Family Activities, Community Service and Council Activities, Coffee and Cake after Sunday mass, also see on Knights in action.
The Catholic bishops have long supported access to life-affirming healthcare for all, and the conscience rights of everyone involved in the complex process of providing that healthcare. That is why we raised two serious objections to the "preventive services" regulation issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in August 2011.
First, we objected to the rule forcing private health plans — nationwide, by the stroke of a bureaucrat's pen—to cover sterilization and contraception, including drugs that may cause abortion. All the other mandated "preventive services" prevent disease, and pregnancy is not a disease. Moreover, forcing plans to cover abortifacients violates existing federal conscience laws. Therefore, we called for the rescission of the mandate altogether.
Second, we explained that the mandate would impose a burden of unprecedented reach and severity on the consciences of those who consider such "services" immoral: insurers forced to write policies including this coverage; employers and schools forced to sponsor and subsidize the coverage; and individual employees and students forced to pay premiums for the coverage. We therefore urged HHS, if it insisted on keeping the mandate, to provide a conscience exemption for all of these stakeholders—not just the extremely small subset of "religious employers" that HHS proposed to exempt initially.
Today, the President has done two things.
First, he has decided to retain HHS's nationwide mandate of insurance coverage of sterilization and contraception, including some abortifacients. This is both unsupported in the law and remains a grave moral concern. We cannot fail to reiterate this, even as so many would focus exclusively on the question of religious liberty.
Second, the President has announced some changes in how that mandate will be administered, which is still unclear in its details. As far as we can tell at this point, the change appears to have the following basic contours:
It would still mandate that all insurers must include coverage for the objectionable services in all the policies they would write. At this point, it would appear that self-insuring religious employers, and religious insurance companies, are not exempt from this mandate.
It would allow non-profit, religious employers to declare that they do not offer such coverage. But the employee and insurer may separately agree to add that coverage. The employee would not have to pay any additional amount to obtain this coverage, and the coverage would be provided as a part of the employer's policy, not as a separate rider.
Finally, we are told that the one-year extension on the effective date (from August 1, 2012 to August 1, 2013) is available to any non-profit religious employer who desires it, without any government application or approval process.
These changes require careful moral analysis, and moreover, appear subject to some measure of change. But we note at the outset that the lack of clear protection for key stakeholders—for self-insured religious employers; for religious and secular for-profit employers; for secular non-profit employers; for religious insurers; and for individuals—is unacceptable and must be corrected. And in the case where the employee and insurer agree to add the objectionable coverage, that coverage is still provided as a part of the objecting employer's plan, financed in the same way as the rest of the coverage offered by the objecting employer. This, too, raises serious moral concerns.
We just received information about this proposal for the first time this morning; we were not consulted in advance. Some information we have is in writing and some is oral. We will, of course, continue to press for the greatest conscience protection we can secure from the Executive Branch. But stepping away from the particulars, we note that today's proposal continues to involve needless government intrusion in the internal governance of religious institutions, and to threaten government coercion of religious people and groups to violate their most deeply held convictions. In a nation dedicated to religious liberty as its first and founding principle, we should not be limited to negotiating within these parameters. The only complete solution to this religious liberty problem is for HHS to rescind the mandate of these objectionable services.
We will therefore continue—with no less vigor, no less sense of urgency—our efforts to correct this problem through the other two branches of government. For example, we renew our call on Congress to pass, and the Administration to sign, the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act. And we renew our call to the Catholic faithful, and to all our fellow Americans, to join together in this effort to protect religious liberty and freedom of conscience for all.
Crusade for Life
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GIVE THE KNIGHTS CRUSADE FOR LIFE
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COUNCIL DUES FOR 2013
$25 payable to Kof C Council 7575
send remittance to
PO Box 574
North Conway NH 03860
$10 payable to Assembly 2318
send remittance to
153 E Main St
Conway, NH 03818