Vol. 4, 2016-2017
Council 9088 from Victoria, Texas Holy Family Parish took on a new fundraising effort for a worthwhile charity. They sold bagged pecans and pecan goodies from a pecan orchard business. Parishioners made purchases after several weekend Masses in November and December and via on-line sales.
The proceeds from the sales benefitted the St. John Paul II Life Center located in Austin. The Life Center is a crisis pregnancy center, ob-gyn clinic and offers education to clients and doctors in training. More information about this great organization can be found at www.jpiilifecenter.org.The Victoria council provided a check for $2,755 to the St. John Paul II Life Center. The amount included profit from sales and Holy Family parishioner free will donations. Deacon Mark Fair (CEO of the St. John Paul ll Life Center) discussed the mission of the Center and provided a tour for the Council 9088 Chaplain Father Patrick Knippenberg and members Deacon Eddie Huse and Gerardo Guajardo.
Near to far-Deacon Mark Fair (CEO of the St. John Paul II Life Center), Father Patrick Knippenberg (Chaplain of Council 9088) and Gerardo Guajardo (Council 9088 member). Deacon Fair shows off photos of babies that have been born thanks to the doctors at the St. John Paul II Life Center and Vitae Clinic. Included in the photos are 150 children born to parents who received infertility treatment at the Center.
R to L, Deacon Mark Fair (CEO of the St. John Paul II Life Center), Deacon Eddie Huse (Council 9088 member) and Father Patrick Knippenberg (Chaplain of Council 9088). Deacon Fair discusses the importance of the ultrasound machine that has been important in saving countless unborn baby lives. The ultrasound machine was purchased with the assistance of the Supreme Council Knights of Columbus matching funds
Deacon Mark Fair (CEO of St. John Paul ll Life Center) third from right discusses with Father Patrick Knippenberg (Council 9088 Chaplain), Council 9088 members Deacon Eddie Huse and Gerardo Guajardo. The chapel found at the St. John Paul ll Life Center/Vitae Clinic has been vital to the mission of the Center
©2021 Texas State Council. All rights reserved.
6633 Hwy 290 East, Ste 204Austin, TX 78723