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Message from the First Lady

By Estelle Simonton, First Lady

Vol. 4, 2016-2017

Thank you! I want to express my thanks to all of you for your warm hospitality shown to Terry and I as we travel throughout the State of Texas visiting with you, your Councils, and Assemblies. The kindness you have expressed to us is greatly appreciated. We plan to visit many more Councils/Assemblies in the next few months.

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Our Txas State Convention will be held in the beautiful city of Corpus Christi on April 29 – May 1, 2016. Terry and I are looking forward to seeing many of you there and having a great time.

Please accept my sincere thanks and appreciation for your generous support of our Texas Ladies Project, Pro-Life. We will continue to support a Pro-Life Ministry in each of our 15 Dioceses in Texas. Donations can be made on-line through the website at tkofc.org or your contributions can be mailed to the State Office. Thank you for your support of Pro-Life. Please continue to pray that abortions will come to an end and that all our precious babies will be able to experience the precious gift of Life.

"It has truly been an honor and privilege"

This will be my final article as your “First Lady of Texas.” It has truly been an honor and privilege for Terry and I to represent the State of Texas, the greatest jurisdiction in the Knights of Columbus. We truly appreciate your support and dedication to the principles of the Knights of Columbus, your support of our Catholic Church, and your unending help of those in need. Thank you for supporting us and keeping us in your prayers these past two years. Your friendship and kindness will be lasting memories for us.

May God Bless You and Your Families.


Estelle Simonton


2015 – 2016

(Assisting the following Pro-Life Ministries:)

Amarillo Diocese: Respect Life Ministries

Austin Diocese: The Annunciation Maternity Home

Beaumont Diocese: Hope Women’s Resource Center

Brownsville Diocese: Gift of Life Pregnancy Center

Corpus Christi Diocese: Hope House

Dallas Diocese: Dallas Catholic Maternity Home*

El Paso Diocese: House of Hope Pregnancy Center

Fort Worth Diocese: Loreto House

Galveston/Houston Archdiocese: San Jose Clinic

Laredo Diocese: Casa la Esperanza Pro-Life Center

Lubbock Diocese: Nurturing Center

San Angelo Diocese: Pregnancy Help Center of the Concho Valley

San Antonio Archdiocese: Guadalupe Home

Tyler Diocese: Pregnancy Help Center of Lufkin

Victoria Diocese: Crisis Pregnancy Center

*Name changed due to request from the Sisters that operate it.

Ministries listed above are subject to change pending the decision of the Bishop of the Diocese.

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