Knights “Spiff Up” Parish Grounds for Cardinal Wuerl


The Council’s “spiff up” of the Parish grounds is a regular semi-annual project led by the Council and our Church Program Director Paul Yetter. This season’s event was made more special by the planned visit of Cardinal Wuerl the following day. His Eminence presided over Sunday Mass as part of the Parish’s 50 year celebration.

We solicited help from the Knights – and all parish families – by email and in the weekly parish bulletin:

Spiff Up and Knights’ Social Meeting on November 15

Please join the St. Elizabeth Council of the Knights of Columbus as we “spiff up” the Parish and School grounds in advance of Cardinal Wuerl’s visit. We start with a light breakfast at 9:30 at the Church and beautify the grounds until about noon. Then we’ll leave for our monthly Social Meeting at the Baying Hound Brewery in Rockville. These events are open to all current and interested Council families, so please come join us for one or both. If you have any questions about the Knights of Columbus, please contact Dave Crum.

On Saturday, November 15th, fourteen Knights (and families) cleaned out beds of old flowers, trimmed bushes, planted several hundred new bulbs, and cleaned up the grounds. As a result, the Church was in fine form for the Cardinal’s visit.

On Sunday, November 16th, in anticipation of the increased attendance for the Cardinal’s Mass, five Knights helped greet the Cardinal and direct parishioner traffic. After Mass, the Knights served an expanded menu – besides donuts, we helped serve punch, cooking and other pastries.

In the following week’s Bulletin, we published this note of thanks:

Knights’ Events

I wanted to share how proud I am of your great turnout, effort and impact last weekend – between the Parish grounds spiff up, our social meeting, traffic control during Cardinal Wuerl’s visit and serving coffee and donuts. If you have any questions about the Knights of Columbus, please contact Dave Crum.

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