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St. Ann's Council 3986 and Father William V. Higgins Assembly, both in Decatur, donated $200 to the Staff Sgt. Chris Walker Fund. Staff Sgt. Walker was injured April 24 while serving in Afghanistan, resulting in the loss of his left leg, the loss of his right arm below the elbow and the loss of his left arm above the elbow. The funds will help with Walker's ongoing recovery and adjustment to civilian life.

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Kelly Bequette and Bart Pemberton of Msgr. Don H. Hughes Assembly in Tucson stand behind an assembly-sponsored voter registration booth at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Knights hosted a non-partisan voter registration drive for five months leading up to the U.S. presidential elections in November.

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Palm Springs Council 3583 and Fermin Lasuen Assembly in Indio works with the Palm Springs USO to co-sponsor barbecues for area Marines who are going on or returning from leave. Knights provide food for the events, along with tables and pop-up pavilions.

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St. Paul Council 1895 in Daytona Beach, Prince of Peace Council 8791 in Ormond Beach and Archbishop Michael J. Curley Assembly donated $2,000 in support of an orphanage in Uganda for children whose parents have died from AIDS-related illnesses. Knights also donated a traveling Mass kit and Roman Missal to Father Charles Nabwana, who founded the orphanage.

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St. Wendelin Council 12841 in Shannon sponsored a Blue Mass at its parish in honor of area first responders. Msgr. Charles F. Conley Assembly in Galena provided an honor guard for the event.

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Luke E. Hart Assembly in Defiance provided an honor guard for the Columbus Day Mass at Sacred Heart Church. Knights also led the rosary prior to the Mass.

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Msgr. Bouchet Assembly and Archbishop John A. Floersh Assembly, both in Louisville, participated in a Mass at St. Martin of Tours Church in which the remains of two saints, St. Magnus and St. Bonosa, were reinterred. St. Martin Church has been home to the full skeletal remains of these two 3rd-century martyrs since 1901. Their resting places — underneath the two side altars in the front of the church — were in need of repair, and the relics needed to be moved to complete that work. Their reinterrment was celebrated with a standing-room-only High Mass.

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Jesuit Father Harry W. Tompson Assembly in Mandeville presented a traveling Mass kit — including a chalice, paten and ciborium — to Msgr. Wildor Pierre of St. Benoit Dessoudes Parish in Haiti.

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Kumintang Assembly in Balayan delivered care items to an orphanage for children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

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Members of Pope John Paul II Assembly in Park Rapids provided an honor guard for a 40 Days of Life vigil in their community.

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Pope John XXIII Assembly in Cliffside Park provided an honor guard for the installation Mass of Father Ken Evans as the pastor of Epiphany Church.

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St. Francis Regis Council 7321 in St. Regis Falls and Our Lady of Victory Assembly in Malone co-sponsored a pancake breakfast fundraiser in honor of deceased Fourth Degree Knights. The event generated $440, which was donated to St. Ann Church to undertake projects in honor of deceased Knights.

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Frank A. Hyde Assembly in Wallaceburg provided an honor guard for a Mass celebrating the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph Parish in Corunna. Bishop Ronald P. Fabbro of London celebrated the Mass.

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Joseph Miguel Ros Council 3067 in Georgetown and Precious Blood of Christ Council 11028 in Pawley's Island, along with Fourth Degree Knights in regalia from Father Philip Grant Assembly, participated in National Life Chain Day Oct. 7. More than 130 residents of Georgetown County joined fellow pro-life advocates across the country to offer silent prayer, meditation and witness to the pro-life cause.

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