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IWKnights Corner For April 4, 2021
(Easter Sunday – The Resurrection of the Lord)

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

Then-Supreme Knight Carl Anderson greets Deputy Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly at the podium during the opening business session of the 137th Supreme Convention in Minneapolis, in August 2019. Photo by Matthew Barrick
Then-Supreme Knight Carl Anderson greets Deputy Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly at the podium during the opening business session of the 137th Supreme Convention in Minneapolis, in August 2019. Photo by Matthew Barrick

This column, from this month's Columbia online magazine, is the first of a two-part introduction to the Knights of Columbus' new Supreme Knight.

"On Feb. 5, the Knights of Columbus Board of Directors elected Patrick E. Kelly to become the Order’s 14th supreme knight. Supreme Knight Kelly’s election follows a distinguished career in the military, public service and the Knights of Columbus, where he has served as deputy supreme knight since 2017.  Taking office as supreme knight on March 1, he has been charged to lead the Order and continue the mission established by the Knights’ founder, Blessed Michael McGivney, nearly 140 years ago.

Carl A. Anderson retired Feb. 28, after more than 20 years of service as supreme knight, upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70.  He leaves a legacy of Christian witness and service to the Catholic Church, to the Knights of Columbus and to communities throughout the world.

'The Knights of Columbus board has elected an extraordinarily well-qualified new supreme knight in Patrick Kelly', affirmed Supreme Knight Anderson in a Feb. 5 statement. 'He has served as deputy supreme knight for four years and is a well-rounded public servant with diplomatic and military experience.  He is ideally suited to carry on the work of the Knights of Columbus as we enter a new era, faithful to our principles of charity, unity and fraternity, and in close collaboration with the Holy See and the bishops throughout the world.'

Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore likewise acclaimed the new supreme knight.

'Patrick Kelly is a devoted husband, father of three young daughters, and a man of deep faith with many years of experience as a public servant,' Archbishop Lori said.  'He possesses the knowledge, experience and commitment necessary to carry the Order forward in service to our brother Knights, their families, our parishes and our communities.'"

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Links Related to this week’s column:

Welcoming Our New Supreme Knight
Patrick E. Kelly has been elected to lead the Knights of Columbus in a new era.
By Knights of Columbus (3/1/2021)
Click here for Website
Prayer for Protection in Time of Pandemic
A Novena which seeks Our Lady’s Intercession for Protection in Time of Pandemic
By His Holiness, Pope Francis (3/2020)
A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION IN TIME OF PANDEMIC (PDF Version)
Click here for the Prayer

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