St. Robert Bellarmine Council 17887

Uniforms, Pageantry, and Service

The pageantry of the Knights intrigued Rob. The opportunity to serve is what led him join. I grew up in Catholic family, attended St. John Bosco parish school from 1st through 8th grades, and served as an altar boy for several of those years. Some of my best memories of Mass are from the early mornings when […]

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The Importance of Advent The Importance of Advent, and How it is Different from… Read More Council 17887November 28, 2023 A Calling to Serve God’s People Jim was looking for opportunities to share his time and… Read More Council 17887October 10, 2023 Promoting Mass, Defending the Faith Dennis  has attended Mass all over the world, […]

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The Importance of Advent

The Importance of Advent, and How it is Different from Lent. Advent is a time for preparing for the coming of Jesus Christ.  The weeks leading up the our Lord’s birth allow us to reflect on our lives as Christians and shows us the possibilities of life. Advent is a season of hope and joy.  […]

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A Calling to Serve God’s People

Jim was looking for opportunities to share his time and talents with those in need. Raised in an Irish-Italian family and growing up living with my maternal grandparents who emigrated from Italy, my being raised Catholic was pretty much a given.  Bibles, rosaries, crucifixes, images of Christ, prayer books (many in Italian) and other Catholic […]

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Promoting Mass, Defending the Faith

Dennis  has attended Mass all over the world, including in communist China.   I am a lifelong Roman Catholic with 17 years of formal Catholic Education. St. Francis of Assisi grade school with The Sisters of Saint Joseph, Saint Joseph’s Prep with the Jesuits, and Villanova with the Augustinians. Choir boy, Altar boy, lastly an Usher. […]

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From Fighter Pilot to Faith Pilot

Jeff found God’s way was more fulfilling than what the world was offering. Well, I’ll tell my story and let you decide.  It was 1997 and I was an Air Force fighter pilot (yes, one of those “TOP GUN” types) and I had just joined a new unit, which meant I needed to become one […]

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What is a “Practical Catholic Man”?

A Practical Catholic, as defined by the Knights of Columbus: The practical Catholic in union with the Holy See is one who, in general, regulates his life according to the teachings of Christ and the Church, and endeavors to observe the commandments of God and of the Church. A practical Catholic strives to have a […]

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Lenten Reflections 2022

Reflecting on the Lenten Season People often don’t look forward to Lent. Childhood memories of giving up candy or sitting through weekly Stations of the Cross come immediately to mind. Words like “sacrifice,” “discipline,” and “self-denial” are often used in ways that suggest that Lent is something to be endured rather than a time of grace and […]

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