We had a terrific first BBQ fundraising event! We cooked 411 lbs. of pork and sold a cooked amount of 170 lbs. so fast we ran out by the 3rd weekend mass.We collected for Mary Ellen’s St. Thomas More community relief assistance ministry $561.00.
This project was the Knights’ response to a call to serve others by raising funds to replace thousands of dollars that were not longer available to the poor. Mary Ellen McGuire reached out to the Knights’ and our answer was to find a way to help. Mary Ellen writes, “As the Psalmist says, “When the just cry out, the Lord hears and rescues them from all distress.” Many thanks to the Knights for supporting this ministry, and special kudos to Jerry, Gene, Matt, Joe, Tom, John and Peter! The funds will help many families experiencing financial distress, and my team and I will do our best to be good stewards of the funds you raised.”
Gene Keeling reported, “The money will go a long way in helping the poor and less fortunate in our community. We could have sold twice that amount, but we will need to have more council members join in these events. Those that did, and you know who you are, I truly wish to express a heartfelt thanks for your tireless work and service to our council.”
The call is out to double our efforts next time. The demand is there for all that we have to sell. Let’s join the charter BBQ crew in their efforts to “feed My sheep.” Let’s let our community know that we hear their call for help and the Knights’ are ready to serve them.
17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.”