We join the Fourth Degree to show our patriotism, but we gain camaraderie and fellowship. We bond together as brothers. How do we do that? We gather to have fun and help each other.
One example is Sir Knight Jerry Pilarski. There is no task that he will not take on. The word “can’t” does not seem to be in his vocabulary. This writer can remember many a meeting where Jerry would stand up and say, “…. then I’ll get it done.”
I think it has something to do with his airborne and army medic training. You can’t be a paratrooper with doubt on your mind. You are jumping out of planes that were made by the low bidder, as was your parachute. You are responding to a “Go!”-light and command that will take you into flight out of your control. You are in God’s hands as the wind carries you out and gently guides you to the ground. Where you land is often not as planned.
And, I can not think of any instance where a about a combat medic looked down on the trusting face of a helpless warrior and said, “…. I can’t ….”
“Where there is life, there is hope.” Jerry is forever young at 80+.
Jerry is our council pig cooker, Lamb champion, parish greeter, friend, pancake cooker, fish monger, and so much more. He is helpful, caring, and consistent. Every year for over 47 years he has gathered with family and friends to celebrate the New Year with a family-style pig picking. Everyone brings a covered dish or a dessert. Jerry and his family does the rest.
Why not join Jerry this year? Turn off the television. There is more to do than drink beer, eat chips and watch a game. You can see the highlights later. Head to Orange Grove Church Road and Jerry’s New Year’s Day pig picking. Join other knights to share God’s blessings. Learn more and get directions.