Pillars In Action: Servant Leadership
George Denman and the wonderful individuals of the St. Susanna Knights of Columbus Council 10272 hosts a car and truck show every June where all of the event proceeds are generously gifted to the St. Joseph Community.
All the good works they do are informed by four core principles that the KOC Council 10272 stand by:
Charity – Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.
Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that together we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that, as a Knight of Columbus, you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.
Fraternity – Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner passed away – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do the good works of individual Knights, who gave more than 75 million service hours in 2016, illustrating how Catholics serve each other in fraternity and mercy.
Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.
George further notes that “It is the individuals who you serve at St. Joseph Home that drive our Council’s desire and compassion to help and answer your needs. Growing up in upstate New York, my grandfather was a doctor and my grandmother a nurse at a state institution where they placed individuals with disabilities during the 1960’s. I directly saw the horrid conditions that they lived in and the lack of hope or future on their faces. Ever since, it has been my personal mission to help support those organizations that are providing care for individuals with disabilities and to give forward.”
Thank you to the St. Susanna Knights of Columbus for your ongoing passion and support of our St. Joseph Home Community!