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February-March-April-2020

PLEASE read this issue carefully. There are 3 important topics:
1) Virtual Bi-Annual Meetings; 2) Virtual Meetings and Elections;
3) Virtual Exemplification on Sunday, May 17, 2020.


Fourth Degree Virtual Exemplifications
June 13 and 24, 2020

On Sunday, May 17 we were able to welcome 49 Sir Knights into the 4th Degree during the first Virtual 4th Degree Exemplification in Nebraska.  What a wonderful experience and what a great job by the Nebraska Exemplification Team. 

We have two more opportunities to welcome our 3rd Degree Brothers into full Knighthood.  The first will be on Saturday, June 13 beginning at 2:00 p.m. CST (1:00 p.m. MST).  The second opportunity will be on Wednesday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. CST (6:30 p.m. MST).

Letter to Sir KnightsForm 4Candidate Instructions

How to Process a Form 4 for Virtual Exemplification


Worthy Faithful Navigators and Faithful Comptrollers:

We are pleased to welcome "The Supply Room" (TSR) as the new distributor of Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree regalia.

TSR is a world-class, leading distributer of military and law enforcement uniforms, located in Oxford, Alabama. In addition to 100+ years of experience and a solid reputation for quality, they will offer customer service representatives dedicated to Knights of Columbus uniform orders.

Our uniforms will remain of the highest quality, while the cost will drop to $449. Because of the transition, all ordering of uniforms will be suspended Nov. 1 and resume on Dec. 1.

What to know:

•As before, orders may be placed at www.kofcuniform.com.
•The customer service number remains the same and is available at 1-866-562-4327.
•TSR customer service is able to assist with questions regarding uniforms ordered from the previous fulfillment company.
•We remain grateful to our Sir Knights and are proud of the dignity and respect with which you represent the Order in your parishes and communities.

Thank you for letting us serve you.


Veterans
Also, below are two links to resources for Veterans.

Please make sure that the Supreme Master memo is distributed to all of your members and the information about Veteran resources is provide not only to your membership but to others in your community who may benefit from it.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVA/bulletins/2649016

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVA/bulletins/2636e52

Richard W Lowery, PSD
District Master - Nebraska
Nebraska Knights of Columbus


The Knights of Columbus: Serving the Church through Charity, Unity and Fraternity . . . By Bishop James Conley  - Click HERE to read


THE HOLY MASS CRUCUFIX APOSTOLATE

Holy Mass Crucifix

The Holy Mass Crucifix is presented with the Eucharist at the heart of the crucifix.
As such, it is a catachetical crucifix which reminds us that the
reality of Calvary to all of time and place in the Holy Mass.

Once blessed by a priest, the Apostolic Blessings of Pope Benedict and Pope Francis
are imparted to these crucifixes and to all those who pray for or promote the apostolate in any way.

Speaking of the crucifix Pope Francis said:
"I would like to add a third expression which must distinguish your missionary spirit.
You have a specific and important mission, that of keeping alive the relationship between
the faith and cultures of the people to whom you belong.
You do this through popular piety.

When, for example, you carry the crucifix in procession with such great veneration and love for the Lord,
you are not performing a simple outward act; you are pointing to the centrality
of the Lord's Paschal Mystery, His passion, death, and ressurection which have redeemed us,
and you are reminding yourselves first, as well as the community, that we have to follow Christ
along the concrete path of our daily lives so then He can transform us.

Come home to the Holy Mass. Jesus waits for you.

You can order one of these crosses for $60 through Former District Master Jim Haiar, PSD.
For more information contact 402-333-5899 or haiar@cox.net


Plenary Indulgence

The Norms on Indulgences from the Enchiridion of Indulgences issued on June 1968, #19 states: "The faithful, who devoutly use an article of devotion (crucifix or cross ...) that has been blessed by the Sovereign Pontiff ... the faithful, using it devoutly, can also gain a plenary indulgence on the feast of the Holy Apostles, Peter and Paul, provided they also make a profession of faith according to any legitimate formula." Once blessed these crucifixes will receive the Apostolic Blessings of 2 popes, so be certain to avail yourself of the Plenary Indulgence.


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