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Chalice Presentation Speech during Sir Knight (SK) Bruce M. Velasco's funeral 11/25/17

By SK Richard Scholl

     My name is Richard Scholl and I am representing Goleta Valley Council 5300 and Junipero Serra Assembly # 44 of the Knights of Columbus, the 4th Degree branch. With the Color Corps of our Assembly, we Knights are gathered in honor of Bruce, a fellow Knight and Color Corps member. Bruce was a charter member of our Council in 1962 and later at the founding of the Assembly.

     Bruce was widely known to be untiring in support of his family, his church, his community, and his nation. In our Order, he was considered an exemplar of our Orderís values of fraternity, unity, charity and patriotism.

    Therefore in gratitude and celebration of his years of knightly service, the Assembly has commissioned this chalice and paten to be memorialized in his name. It will be used to hold the precious body and blood of our Lord, Jesus, in the holy sacrifice of the Mass. It will be sent to the Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska, to be used on the frontier of the faith in a remote northern village.

    The Diocese of Fairbanks is the only fully missionary diocese in the United States. It is larger than any other state and is the poorest diocese. The majority of the Catholics are native Eskimos and Athabaskan Indians living in remote areas. Travel is by boat, small plane and snow machine. Yet they are known as leaders in evangelization, having established the first lay diaconate program in the United States.

    The Knights of our Council and Assembly salute Bruce as a prime example of a Catholic Christian gentleman and we are be proud to have had him among us.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass and Procession

Mass at St. Raphael's Church, 7:00 PM on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Junipero Serra Assembly 4th Degree Color Corps will be participating in the event.

Council 5300 GK/Trustees Christmas Party

Party at 7:00 PM on Friday, December 15th, 2017  

4th Degree Dinner meeting for December will be cancelled.  Knights, Families and public welcomed to attend.  Tickets, where to buy and menu will be announced. 


Updated November 26th, 2017


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