Books for Bertie County

Allan Books1The Knights received a request for support for books for Bertie County Glenmary Missioners.

The Catholic Daughters asked Fr. Mike Kerin from Bertie County
speak to them at Faith on Tap a couple of weeks ago.  He shared the needs of their Mission and the people they serve in the poorest county in NC.  The Catholic presence is less than 1% there, so his work is true  evangelization.

Bertie County is where they have discovered the actual “Lost Colony” site, and are not
publicizing it to keep the amateur archeologists out of the dig.  Oops, the word is out!  WRAL and local newspapers reported this story.  Learn more

We asked how we could help, and he asked for books for  school children for summer reading.  It just happened that St. Thomas More School’s used book sale was held recently and there were books left over when they cleaned up after the sale.

Ann Banes said, “We had a lot of books for the mission and needed help with a truck and some muscle to get them down there.  I talked with him on Thurs. and he said he would be in Raleigh this Friday.  If we can coordinate it, we may be able to have him direct us to the site where we can unload the books.”  The Knights responded and the books were delivered.

Allan Books2A special THANK YOU goes out to the Catholic Daughters for coordinating this effort and for Allan Gorry for transporting books and supplies to the children of Bertie County last Friday.  “Allan was so generous with his time and resources to make this possible. Please let the Knights of Columbus know how much we appreciate his assistance.” Karen Lewis

Well, Karen, we, too, appreciate Allan’s assistance and service,  But, we think that Allan would also want to thank the Catholic Daughters for their efforts and challenge to our council. We are here to help.

The Mission of John the Baptist
10And the crowds were questioning him, saying, “Then what shall we do?” 11And he would answer and say to them, “The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise.”12And some tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?”…

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