Hello Brother Knights,
I would be remiss if I didn't start my report without mentioning an incredible special Sir Knight and my father Juan V Ramirez. Many of you knew him as he was elected Inside Guard of our council in June. My dad was the perfect example of what this Order is all about. He was one of the most kind, generous and giving men that you would ever meet. He would help anyone that needed it and not ask anything in return. His sudden passing last month was truly unexpected and shocking, but the Good Lord called him to Rest in Peace and be in his Glory. We were blessed and fortunate to have him with us for some many wonderful years. We will miss him and all the dearly departed Brother Knights. They will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
The Dedication and Blessing of our Holy Family Shrine was held on Aug 3. As many of you know Fr. David Simonetti (Assoc. Pastor- St. James in Sauk Village, IL and 4th Degree Sir Knight) personally purchased and erected the Statues of Joseph Mary and baby Jesus at our facility. Archbishop Joseph N. Perry presided over the Mass and Blessing if these statues. Fr. Simonetti installed the Shrine in the back of our grounds so that anyone can pray in a peaceful and quiet environment. The Shrine is absolutely beautiful with the landscaping and brickwork. An old wooden public bench was restored and is part of the Shrine.
Of course many of our Brother Knights were dressed in full Regalia in support of this beautiful dedication. The Lake Side room was full with those attending the Mass and Blessing. Afterwards a nice luncheon was enjoyed by all. I would like to thank all those who were part of this event especially Fr. Simonetti, Mike Kabala and Jim Bis. Also I would like to thank Ace Catering for their fine service.
Until Next time, Vivat Jesus!
Dom Ramirez, Grand Knight
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Attention all third degree members:
Please be advised that I was notified this week that the mandatory 6 month wait period for a Brother Knight to join the Fourth Degree from the date of his First Degree has been discontinued. This means that a Third Degree Brother in good standing can take his Fourth Degree at any time. Realistically he could take his First, Second and Third Degrees on a Sunday and his Fourth Degree the next Saturday.
I hope this clarifies your questions and if I can be of any additional assistance please let me know.
Paul D. Isherwood