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Around the State

Check out some of the amazing activities happening around the State!

August 2023

Silver Rose in Omaha

Council 652 in Omaha participated in this year’s Silver Rose campaign traveling across Nebraska by sponsoring the Rose in a special prayer service held at the Cathedral on August 29th. Over 50 people attended the Rosary, Liturgy, Consecration and Final Blessing. The parish thanked the Knights council for organizing the event in their weekly Email newsletter and bulletin.

The Silver Rose, stewarded by the Knights of Columbus councils, travels to parishes to promote a respect for life, a spiritual renewal of the nation and the advancement of the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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Arrows to Aerospace Parade

Bellevue’s Annual Arrows to Aerospace Parade was held on August 19th. Knights of Columbus Council 6192 and Assembly 3496 were proud to participate in the parade again this year to show the Knight's support in the Bellevue community. The KofC float was on loan from council 1123 in Hastings which lends the float to other councils as well to promote the Knights of Columbus in Nebraska and the values and principles the Knights represent.

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July 2023

Priest Appreciation Dinner a huge success

The 32nd Annual Priest Appreciation Dinner was held on July 24, on the grounds of Mount Michael Abbey in Elkhorn. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Assembly 594, the purpose of the event according to Faithful Navigator Rob Anderson “Is simply to show the Knights of Columbus appreciation for all that our priests do for us as Catholics.” Anderson added that the event is also a great way for us as Knights to connect with Knights from other councils we have met over the years. Retired Priest Fr. Norm Hunke has been a regular attendee since the dinner was started stating “We appreciate the faithfulness of the Knights of Columbus in hosting this event every year and supporting us as Priests. It’s a great way to rekindle friendships and memories and relax for a casual evening of food, fun and camaraderie. ”The event averages 150 Knights of Columbus members and about 50 Priests from all across the Archdiocese of Omaha. It includes a social hour followed by a full steak dinner. This year, Archbishop Emeritus Elden Curtis led the opening prayer and comments. About 5 councils and 50 total volunteers supply the manpower for the event and many other councils contribute funding to offset total costs. A $2,000 check is also presented to the Archbishop to support Seminarians.

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