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Monday, July 14, 2014

Fwd: K of C - Rare Honor Guard Opportunity at St. Sharbel

I forward anything I get from the District Master.  I suspect those of you who care already get it, but it's nice to know what the 4th Degree is up to.

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From: Michael D. Rooke, KofC District Master <>
Date: Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 3:26 PM
Subject: K of C - Rare Honor Guard Opportunity at St. Sharbel
To: Undisclosed Recipients <>
Cc: G S Sims <>, Lonnie Ellingson <>, GK #15605 Hank Hess <>, Greg Wilhelm <>, Gregg Harris <>, Carroll Gorg <>, Tom Morgan <>, FN Joseph Bowen <>, George Murphy <>, PGK #01634 Duane Morris <>

My Brother Knights,


This coming Sunday, at the 10:30 a.m. service, at St. Sharbel Church, we have the rare opportunity to provide an Honor Guard for the ordination of Monk Anthony Joseph to the (transtional) deaconate.  If you have never been to St. Sharbel, you are in for a unique and amazing experience.  St. Sharbel (1804 SE 16th Avenue, Portland) is a Maronite Rite church, with services performed both in Arabic and English.  Absolutely eye-opening for those that have never attended a service at St. Sharbel.  Archbishop Sample, Bishop Smith and the Maronite eparch (bishop) from the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles will be in attendance.  This is an incredibly important event in the life of the Maronite Rite in North America, especially western U.S.; it is believed this is a first for the western Eparchy and definitely the first deaconate ordination for Abouna's monastery..


The diaconate ordination will begin at 10:30 a.m. (service will be 1 ½ to 2 hours in length), and parking is street level (St. Sharbel is in the middle of residential property).  Arrive at least 45 minutes early to prepare.  Our on-site contact is Lonnie Ellingson.


Take advantage of this rare opportunity and help out with this most important Honor Guard.  I have heard that Abouna himself asked for the Knights, and we should be extremely honored to be asked to participate. 


Your Faithful Servant,


Michael D. Rooke

Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree

District Master, Oregon




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