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Upcoming Events

May 22:  Join us for a free Pancake Breakfast at St. Michael!

Contact Jim Gagliardi  (jim73g@comcast.net, call or text 925-784-0201) to help with the Breakfast. 

We will also collect baby bottles with donations for a new ultrasound machine for a women's health facility.

 

 

May 26:  7 PM Officers' and Director's Meeting at St. Michael Portable.

June 2:  Council Meeting and elections!  St. Michael Large Hall.  Dinner and drinks start at 6:30 PM and meeting starts at 7 PM.

June 18:  Set aside this day for a Council Picnic at the St. Michael campus.  More details to come.

July 4:  Assist the VA home in celebrating July 4 by providing a BBQ for the residents.  For health reasons, there is a limit to the size of the team for this effort. Contact Jim Gagliardi  (jim73g@comcast.net) if you wish to explore helping.  

Elderly Knights and Widows Outreach

If you have been a member of our Council but have not been able join us for health reasons, or if you are the widow of one of our Knights, our Council would like to re-establish contact with you.  Feel free to send an email to grandknight@livermoreknights.org so that we can reach you.

May:  The Month of Mary

"So Bathsheeba went to King Solomon, to speak to him on behalf of Adonijah. And the king rose to meet her, and bowed down to her; then he sat on his throne, and had a seat brought for the king's mother; and she sat on his right."  -- 1 Kings 2:19

In ancient Israel, each king had many wives, however he had only one mother.  Thus, the mother of the king was referred to as the queen and she could intercede with her son for petitioners, as seen in the above quote from 1 Kings.

This tradition reaches its ultimate fulfillment in the Kingship of Jesus, who had no wife but did have a mother.  So, just as Jesus is the triumphant King of Heaven, so His mother is the Queen of Heaven.  We remember Mary's coronation in Heaven by the Trinity in the last Glorious Mystery of the Rosary.

The devotion of remembering Mary as the Queen of Heaven has been practiced since the late 1700s, when Jesuit Fr. Latomia recommended it to help resist immorality among students in the spring.  This devotion spread throughout the Latin Church and was formally recognized by Pope Pius VII in 1815.  In 1945, Pope Pius XII solidified May as a Marian month after establishing the feast of the Queenship of Mary on May 31st.  For this reason, many Catholic parishes have a long tradition of crowning statues of Mary with a flowery crown in May.  In the revision of the Church calendar after Vatican II, this feast day was moved to August 22 and May 31st became the feast of the Visitation of Mary to her kinswoman Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56).

For us, May remains a month in which we remember Mary's unique role in our redemption, by praying the Rosary and Memorare.