Knights of Columbus Council 10567 held its annual Mass of Remembrance to honor its deceased Knights and Ladies Auxiliary members on Monday, November 9 at St. Patrick.
Father Vernon Huguley, St. Patrick Pastor and Council Chaplain, said the Mass that included an Honor Guard by Bishop Joseph A. Durick Fourth Degree Assembly. During his homily, Father asked everyone to share any memories of the deceased Knights and Ladies. At the conclusion of the Mass, all the names of the deceased were called out and a candle was lit in their memory. The names were read by Grand Knight William Boone and Ladies Auxiliary President Jimmie Chicarello. The candles were lit by Clay Reece and Patty Wehby.
The Knights would like to thank Family Director Larry Cannon for organizing the special Mass and Father Huguley for making the Mass so special. We would also like to thank Janet Rubino and Doris Moody for providing the music and Brother Knight Ryan Shiflett for serving as lector. Thanks also to Brother Knight Tom Marks for stepping in as an altar server.
At the conclusion of Mass, everyone prayed the following "We Remember Them" prayer, an original Jewish prayer written by Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Riemer:
At the rising sun and at its going down: We remember them. At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter:We remember them. At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring: We remember them. At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer: We remember them. At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of the autumn: We remember them. At the beginning of the year and when it ends: We remember them. As long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us as: We remember them. When we are weary and in need of strength: We remember them. When we are lost and sick at heart: We remember them. When we have decisions that are difficult to make: We remember them. When we have joy we crave to share: We remember them. When we have achievements that are based on theirs: We remember them. For as long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us as: We remember them.