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+ SK JIM MASSEY, PGK 12021 & DCCC 2266 Plano, Texas.

Posted Oct 06, 2017
by pbettge

SK Jim was a man that every Knights of Columbus member would proud of and glad to be able to call him brother and friend. He has left an impression on this SK that will never be forgotten. Very involved on his council level serving as GK several times as well as his assembly as a Deputy Color Corps Commander. Jim was "Mister Special Olympics" in the Dallas area, working for those in need. Jim has battle cancer for now the 5th time. And as I wrote this originally he was drifting off into everlasting peace in the arms of our Lord and passed late last night.

Jim ran a good race and set a standard for many of us to try and achieve. I am sure the gates of heaven have opened to allow him to be in the arms of our Lord for eternity.  Please keep this brother and his surviving family in your prayers! And may God hold Jim in the palm of His hands until we meet again! Rest in Peace my friend!

Submitted by:  SK Pat Conway,  3rd Texas District Master, Our Lady of Guadalupe Province

Dear friends, shortly before his own Passion, our Lord Jesus wept tears with Mary and Martha upon the death of Lazarus. In the midst of this sorrow, he told Martha: "I am the Resurrection and the Life: whoever believes in Me, though he should die, will come to life" (Jn 11 :25-26). 

Jesus raised Lazarus from the tomb to teach us that death is not the end for those who believe, but rather a glorious beginning. Upon leaving this world, the faithfully departed begin their journey toward a heavenly dwelling place, prepared for them by Christ who rose from the dead (cf., Jn14:2-3).

The passing away of our earthly life, therefore, is a transition to a new life, in which “every tear is wiped from our faces” (cf., Is 25:8) and sickness, pain and suffering are no more.

Every Knight of Columbus is entrusted to the care of Mary, the Mother of God. We carry the Rosary as the sign of our dedication to her and to her Son. Confident in her motherly love for us all, we entrust the soul of our Brother Knight(s) to her, so that she may present him (them) to her Son. Amen

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