Grand Knight's Message for August, 2016
July and August are traditional vacation months. It's time off to enjoy the shore, the mountains, maybe a theme park, or just a good book. It recharges us and reinforces the gift of family. This past weekend I went to my wife's family reunion in Patten, Maine. All that are left from the original 10 are two Uncles and an Aunt, all in their eighties. The reunion started over 40 years ago and is still going strong. As I looked around I saw four generations of relatives all sharing a meal together on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, it reminded me of the small book I was reading on the way up in the car. It was called "In the Image of Love: Marriage, the Family and the New Evangelization" by Carl Anderson, Our Supreme Grand Knight. In it he says, "Christian Marriage is a communion of love in which the love between man and woman is much more than an emotional bond; it is a faithful and fruitful sharing of life". I was looking out at more than a dozen families all living Carl Anderson's words. Later that day those of us that are Catholic went to Mass and thanked God for bringing us together one more time. There is no guarantee in life that we will be back next year.
In July we lost Tony Giuliano PGK, Rich Barton PGK, and our fourth degree Brother, Augie Sabia. All three brothers left us with some wonderful memories. It's important to take some time this month and make memories of your own. You can begin by joining us at the Clam Bake (hot dogs and hamburgers too) this Monday August 8th at 6pm at the East Hanover Firehouse.
Your Brother in Christ,
Joe Carvagno, GK
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