A New Fraternal Year…

My Brother Knights and Families,

I am humbled to be addressing you for the first time as the State Deputy of the District of Columbia. My sincere thanks go to the state officers and grand knights for placing your trust in me, and in my family, to lead the jurisdiction over the next year. I know that I speak on behalf of all the state officers, district deputies, and staff, that we are looking forward to collaborating with all of you to make a difference in our communities, strengthen our parishes and college campuses, and leave no neighbor behind.

As we enter the summer months, we are blessed to be moving out of the pandemic and in many ways moving closer to business as usual. While we must remain vigilant to curtail the spread of COVID and ensure the safety of our families, there is an opportunity for us to begin to emerge stronger and more vibrant than before. I encourage you, as Knights of Columbus, to take this opportunity by the horns and not only re-engage with your council, but also with your parish and local community. We must be there to offer a hand to those who need it most – we must be Good Samaritans.

Please know of my prayers and well wishes for a successful start to the fraternal year. You will be hearing from the State Council regularly as we implement programs and events designed to inspire, empower, and encourage you to be the best Knights you can be. I know that we are all busy, however, we must make the time for something – and I ask you make the time this summer for the DC Knights of Columbus.
Vivat Jesus!

Fraternally in Christ,

Chris Pierno

State Deputy