Memorial Day Tribute

 

Memorial Day Tribute

The Knights of Columbus Museum will host a Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony Saturday, May 28, at 1 p.m. The annual event is sponsored by Commodore John Barry Assembly 97 in tribute all U.S. Armed Forces members who sacrifices their lives for our country. The event commences with a procession from the nearby Knights of Columbus Supreme Council headquarters and is scheduled to include the Connecticut Governor’s Foot Guard and Saint Patrick’s Pipe Band of Glastonbury.

Particular honor will be given to U.S.M.C. Capt. Brian Scott Letendre, whose 4th Marine Division is based in Plainville, Conn. Capt. Lentedre was killed May 3, 2006, in combat against enemy forces in Iraq.

Mission of Faith Lecture Series

 

Mission of Faith Lecture Series

Martyrs Under Her Mantle

June 11 • 2 p.m. - Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven

June 12 • 2 p.m. - St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield

Mary Soha M.D.
Jacksonville, Florida

Dr. Soha is a physician specializing in pediatrics and sports medicine. In 1997, she became a member of (and medical consultant for) the Commission for the Canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha. She is also a member of the National Catholic Native American Conference. Last year, Dr. Soha was named a vice postulator for the cause for canonization of the “Martyrs of La Florida,” 92 Catholics, predominantly indigenous Americans, killed between 1549 and 1706 in Northern Florida. She will speak about Catholic evangelization in America and the witness of faith by St. Kateri and the Florida martyrs.

Lectures, intended for a general audience, are free and open to the public.

Mission of Faith Lecture Series

 

Mission of Faith Lecture Series

Our Continuing Mission: To Go Where There is Need

August 20 • 2 p.m.

Rev. Maurice Henry Sands

Executive Director for the Black and Indian Mission Office

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Father Sands oversees support of local diocesan communities to evangelize and provide outreach to materials needs in mission territories across the United States. Ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit in 2005, Father Sands served as a member of the Tekakwitha Conference and joined the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church at the USCCB in 2010. In 2013, he was appointed assistant director on the Subcommittee on Native American Affairs and appointed to his current role at the Black and Indian Mission Office in September 2015.

A full-blooded Native American, Father Sands is a member of the Ojibway, Ottawa and Potawatomi tribes, who are known together as Anishnaabe – the People. His presentation will center on the Catholic Church’s ongoing efforts of Christian witness and service among indigenous populations.

Lectures, intended for a general audience, are free and open to the public.