Report of the Committee of 1000 – Jan 2024

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January 27, 2024

Report of the Committee of 1000

The Committee of One Thousand was initiated in 1999 as a project within the Christopher Columbus Assembly 2266 in Plano. The first contributions were presented to the Bishop’s Burse, designated for the support of seminarians. The initial contribution of $400.00 was presented to Bishop Charles Grahmann.

When it became evident that a wider range of contributions would be more beneficial to the seminarians, the project was undertaken by the DDC and established as a standing committee.

An annual $10.00 donation by the members of the Committee of One Thousand represents the individual support for our seminarians. Annually a new pin is commissioned to designate seminarian support for that year.

Membership contributions are presented to the Director of Seminarians to be used as a discretionary fund to provide financial assistance to the seminarians. In the past these funds have been used to purchase books, pay tuition, provide for emergency trips home, purchase clothing for seminarians assigned to assist in parishes.

In 2023, the following councils and assembly raised over $5,000 to support our seminarians:

    1. Council 16546 – GK Anh Pham
    2. Council 799 – GK Paul Lara
    3. Council 5052 – GK Omar Mediano
    4. Council 13520 – GK Pat Haney
    5. Council 6065 – GK Omar Sanchez
    6. Council 12480 – GK Grady Hill
    7. Council 13044 – GK Charles Johnson
    8. Council 14568 – GK Felix Estrada
    9. Council 13068 – GK Juan Jose Alvarez
    10. Council 16665 – GK Julian Gonzalez
    11. Council 11293 – GK Curtis Hoppe
    12. Council 12021 – GK Nicholas Jordan Blair
    13. Council 12153 – GK Jeffrey Marchino
    14. Council 17146 – GK Yang Greg Jeong
    15. Council 830 – GK Frank Ventura
    16. Council 1353 – GK Michael Kudma
    17. Council 8417 – GK Eric Valdez
    18. Assembly 2266 – FN Mike Reisinger

Thank you to these councils for their support of the Committee of 1000.

We will present a check for $10,000 for the Director of Seminarians to Fr. Mark Garrett at the DDC Mid-Year Meeting on Saturday, January 27th. This will bring the total contribution supporting seminarians to date by the Committee of 1000 to $79,500.

The 2024 pins are now available and can be picked up at the DDC Mid-Year Meeting on Saturday January 27th.

If you’re unable to attend the Mid-Year Meeting, please check with your District Deputy who should have your packet.

Remember to make your checks out to the Knight of Columbus DDC for your councils’ donations to the Committee of 1000 and mail the checks (no cash please) to:

SK Michael Greene, 7418 Hiddencreek Drive, Dallas TX 75252

I am grateful for your support for the Committee of 1000.

Vivat Jesus.

SK Michael Greene, PGK PFN
Chairman Committee of 1000
Knight of Columbus
Dallas Diocesan Chapter