Grand Knight's Message for October, 2016
October is a very special month. On the 7th, Maureen and I will celebrate 37 years of marriage. Congratulations to Jim and Lorraine Giordano who on Friday also celebrate 53 years of marriage. That same evening, the East Hanover Italian American Club will honor our own Father Owen with their Humanitarian Award for 25 years in the priesthood.
On Saturday October 8th, we will decorate the float for the Columbus Day Parade at 3:30 pm.
On Sunday October 9th, we will meet at 1:15 to assemble on the float. If you would like to join us please come in jacket and tie or tuxedo if you made your 4th degree.
On October 10th, Maureen and I will join Father Owen's group on his pilgrimage to Italy. This will be our first time to the country of our origin. It is also the current home of two special people from St Rose, Seminarian Alex and Deacon Andrew. It is more importantly, home to Pope Francis, the Holy Father and leader of the Catholic Church. I plan to say a prayer in each church we visit for good to triumph over evil. We are both very excited to visit the country where our grandparents emigrated from many years ago.
Life is all about good food and strong family values. I am the oldest of 4 children in which all four have made our sacraments. Faith is what holds strong families together. I was extremely proud of my own son last month when he made his first degree and became a Knight. Over the years he has watched me take part in the Columbus Day Parade and this year he is proud to join us.
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