Vol. 4, 2016-2017
My Brother Knights and Lovely Ladies,
Jo-Dee and I personally invite you and your family to join us for Texas’ 114th State Convention to be held on April 27-29, 2018 in Houston at the Hilton Americas Hotel. The
local convention committee has been working very hard to make this a memorable event for all Knights and their families.
Here are a few of the highlights. If you are a golfer, plan to join many of your Brothers for some friendly competition on Friday morning. Mid-day, we will host our clergy and spiritual counselors for a seminar and luncheon, so please ask your Council Chaplains and Assembly Friars to put this on their calendar. On Friday afternoon, we will have an Awards Celebration to congratulate and recognize the hard work and exemplary achievements of our councils all across this great State. Plan to attend this great event as we celebrate and share your many accomplishments. The Convention Committee has a “Prime Time” Welcome at Discovery Green planned for Friday evening and many hospitality rooms will be opened to offer fraternal cheer and for meeting old and new friends.
On Saturday morning all are invited to the Opening Mass with His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, our host and Ordinary of the Archdiocese of Galveston Houston, as our Principal Celebrant. Following the Mass is the annual State Deputy’s Report. The men will then begin our Opening Business session while the ladies enjoy a special luncheon event. In the afternoon, business will continue for the men until we complete our caucus meetings. The evening will conclude with a wonderful State Banquet, featuring several special honored guests.
On Sunday morning, our Annual Memorial Mass will be celebrated with our State Chaplain Bishop of Austin Joe Vasquez and then the ladies will meet for a notable breakfast while the men wrap up the State Council’s business, including the election of new State Officers. After the final session closes, all are invited to witness a special invitation for next year’s convention in Corpus Christi, and the elected delegates and other interested persons will receive details on the Supreme Convention in Baltimore in August.
As we gather in Houston, we will have much to celebrate The Order’s response to - and Texas’ recovery from - Hurricane Harvey will be highlighted. We look forward to sharing this time with you and your families. We hope this year has been rewarding for each of you as we seek to support each other, our parishes and our communities with the “Freedom
to Serve – Service Inspired by Faith”!
Vivat Jesus! Viva Cristo Rey!
Douglas Oldmixon & Jo-Dee Benson
You can register and pay online after selecting the appropriate registration.
(Please have a credit or debit card available!) Register NOW! Prices for events will increase after 4/2!
All the Printable State Convention Forms can be found HERE
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