1) Tempus Fugit, Memento Mori is a motto of the Knights of Columbus and is Latin for, “Time Flies, Remember Death.” After the murder of the Most Reverend David G. O’Connell, the Episcopal Vicar of the San Gabriel Pastoral Region in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Knights of Columbus hosted a novena for the repose of his soul. Per the Spiritual Works of Mercy we are called to pray for both the living and the dead,
2) Bishop David G. O’Connell joined the Knights of Columbus in the San Gabriel Valley Chapter. He and his fellow Brother Knights participated in demonstrating their “Faith in Action” and prayed many a times at abortion facilities located throughout the San Gabriel Valley,
3) Sir Knight Joe Corona, a Brother Knight who had an untimely death during the Covid pandemic, participated in many a good works with and for Bishop David G. O’Connell including organizing barbeques to honor the priests and deacons in the San Gabriel Pastoral Region. As is the case with the Bishop, we Knights for the repose of the soul of Brother Knight Joe Corona,
4) Immediately following the death of Bishop O’Connell, the month of March was filled with many spiritual blessings for his region, the San Gabriel Valley. It began with the “I Thirst” Eucharistic Revival at St. John Vianney in Hacienda Heights, CA. Bishop David was to be the keynote speaker at this event which was held a block away from home. The following weekend was the “I Thirst” Young Adult Eucharistic Revival at the Santiago Retreat Center in Silverado, CA, which is not far away from the Valley. On the third weekend in March a Knights of Columbus Charity, Unity and Fraternity Exemplification was held in the Bishop’s honor at St. Anthony Church in San Gabriel. On the final weekend in March was the Virgin Most Power Network’s Spiritual Warfare Conference in Pomona, CA. While this was happening a Eucharistic Procession with over 1,000 people took place from San Gabriel Mission to St. Luke Church in Temple City and back. This was led by Archbishop Jose Gomez.
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