Dear Brother Knights,
It was in Rome, towards the end of the eighteenth century, one fine evening in May. A child of the poor gathered his companions around him and led them to a statue of Mary, before which a lamp was burning, as is the custom in that holy city. There, these fresh young voices sang the Litany of our Lady. The next day, the little group, followed by other children, again gathered at the feet of the Mother of God. Next came their mothers, to join the little assembly. Soon, other groups were formed, and the devotion rapidly became popular. Holy souls, troubled by the disorderly conduct which always increases and becomes graver at the return of the pleasant springtime, saw in these growing practices the hand of God, and they cooperated with the designs of Providence by approving and promoting this new devotion, as a public and solemn act of reparation. The Month of Mary was founded. (CNA resources)
I encourage each of you this month to spend time with our Blessed Mother, say an extra Rosary, bring flowers to her at Church. Today more than ever our Church and our Country need Her intercessions.
May 4/5 Our Heavenly Hoagie sales will be taking place after the Masses.
May 7th and the 21st Bingo at the Claremont Nursing Home. Please contact Brother John Kahle or Brother Kevin Kayda, if you can help.
May 11/12 we will be handing out flowers for Mothers Day after the Masses.
May 14th is our regular business meeting. Please make every effort to attend as we will be reading the slate for new officers.
May 18th from 8:30-11:00 is our Project Share distribution day. Contact Brother Jim McGarry if you would like to participate.
May 28th Is our quarterly Rosary night. It is also St. Patrick Catholic School 8th Grade graduation night. So we are encouraging our members to attend the Rosary that is held at the Shrine Church. They start at 6:30pm.
I pray that our Blessed Mother will intercede for you and your families this month.
Follow the Carlisle Knights of Columbus as they serve St. Patrick's Church and the Carlisle community.
SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.