St Mary’s Father Richard Wilson has asked us to spearhead this collection within the St Mary’s Parish, and we would like to expand this to all the Parishes within our Council. This is a great way to kick off the fraternal year.
I have spoken to the Grand Knight, and we agreed to get the collection boxes together for our parishes and start collecting hats and long sleeve t-shirts for Sister Flores and her Ministry.
We will start the collection this coming Wednesday (7/12/23) by asking our Brother Knights to bring any hats and long-sleeved T-shirts to the Council Meeting. I will get the boxes and get them ready for the collection at the parishes and the Hall. Starting the weekend of July 22-23, will place the boxes at our Council Parishes for collection.
The duration of the collection is up to each individual parish in our council. I see this as a long-term collection, unlike the short term “Old Flag” Collection the 4th degree Assembly 1074 conducted prior to Flag Day in June. The Council will work with each parish to take the full boxes to Sister Flores when they are full or on the schedule she sets. We would like to get our Parish School involved if they could work it into their schedule.