Knights of Columbus Council 11343
Our council, 11343, was founded in 1994 and calls St. Laurence Parish its home. Fourth Degree Sir Knights are also members of Bishop Morkovsky Assembly 2243.
Grand Knight's Message
Brothers – What a Blessing it is to have to have your support to serve as your Grand Knight for another fraternal year. Thank you so very much. Your support is not taken lightly and I strive to keep this Council moving forward to make it grow and better than ever while I am serving you. As I work on this task, please share any ideas you might have to make our Council stronger or to get our council involved in a new project to share His word and spirit. We are all here to serve our Lord and each other.
Grand Knight Gary Arrington
During this Lenten season, I pray that you may open your heart and listen to the word of God and prepare yourself to receive Jesus Christ as our savior. I pray also that God may give you the necessary grace needed to improve yourself spiritually as well as all other aspects of your life. All powerful God, you are the light of the Word, may you send the Holy Spirit, your angels and archangels among my dear friends, that they may be strengthened by the Holy Spirit. Bless their families, bring love among them, open their hearts to receive your mercy that they may forgive others. Bring peace to the couple who are struggling in their relationship, cure those who are sick, keep safe those who are traveling and guide those who are in uncomfortable situations at their work and others activities. Help them to receive Jesus Christ as our savior with a clean heart. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Fr. Simon Kipiti
District Deputy's Message
Worthy Brothers, As the fraternal year draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you and the Officers of Council 11343 for a successful and charitable year. A lot has been accomplished. But this is not surprising due the nature and history of the Council. The steadfast commitment to Charity,Unity and Fraternity shows in all of your programs.
The new Fraternal Year should be even better as the next slate of Officers and Directors prepare themselves for the upcoming tasks. Show your Brother Knights the lessons of Unity and Fraternity... Make yourselves available to work with them to bring about success in your council programs.
I want to take a moment and sincerely thank the Officers & Directors for a splendid job, especially Grand Knight, Cliff Buede for taking charge and moving the Council forward in the ideals of Columbianism.
District Deputy Dennis Trainor