Dear Brothers and Sisters in
would like to first thank our newest Past Grand Knight John Reynolds for an
outstanding job during his two years as Grand Knight. I know during these times
it was not easy but John did what he could and did it well. Thank you, John for
service to O.L.P.H. Council 794.
It is my great honor, to
be elected as your 52nd Grand Knight of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Council #794. I would first like to thank my wife Katherine and family for
their continued support as I have gone through the chairs and now as Grand
Knight. Next I would like to thank the Past Grand Knights and you my brother
knights for your support, faith and trust to lead our council.
Over the course of the
last year our council has entered uncharted waters with our need to sell this
building, but Father McGivney plotted a course for us to navigate through these
times, with our principles of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity. For with these principles and
with the guidance of our
Past Grand Knights and you my Brothers and Sisters, I Know we will triumph over
all our problems.
I pledge to you, that I
am ready to take on this challenge as Grand Knight, that I will seek out the
advice of others so that together we can continue our Charitable works, Unify
our brothers for the good of our council, and to build the fraternity that has
made us the great council that we are and will continue to be.
In closing, I believe
that there is no greater compliment, than to follow in another’s footsteps. I
know that, both of my grandfathers are proudly smiling down on me.
On behalf of myself and my fellow officers, I thank you again for your support,
and with your help and prayers, I look forward to a new and bright Columbian
year. Thank you
Philip A. Renna