Knights of Columbus

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Fr. Riehl Council # 934
Madison, IN. 47250
Knights of Columbus





                                          Grand Knight                      Financial Secretary

                                          Greg Thorpe                                      Jack Dalgleish

                                          2610 S. College Hills Dr.                  1968 Fox Trails Le.

                                          Hanover, IN. 47243                         Madison, IN. 47250

                                          Ph. 812-599-1914                           Ph. 812-274-0437

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Coming events

Nov. 17: Remembrance of Knights we have lost this last year. Mass at St. Patrick Chapel, 5:30 PM.

Let us Remember the following Knights:

              Paul Bird

           Jack Lemm

           Jimmy Willett

Coming events

Nov. 25—Thanksgiving meal

Dec. 5—Bell ringing

Dec. 9—business meeting canceled

Dec. 19- End of Month meals


The meeting agenda is 6:30 PM Rosary, 7:00 Meeting. We need the spiritual side as well as the practical. 

Knight of the Month is Nick Schafer.

The family of the month is Dave and MaryRose Carlow.

The posts are filled for the Bellringing at Walmart.


End of Month meals

Dec. 19 is the next meal program.

Contact either Benny Kelly at 812-265-4399 or Mark Cheatham at 812-801-1175 for information if you would like to help.

Many hands make short work of the delivery time spent.


Thanksgiving meal

Nov. 25th is the date for the annual Thanksgiving EOM program. Come to the PJ cafeteria to help.

Contact Benny Kelly, 812-265-4399 for more info. We’ve been delivering meals for many years now.



Due to the Covid epidemic, we will cancel the Corporate Communions scheduled until further notice.

Also, the Mass for our three deceased members for the year is also going to be postponed until next year.

The meeting for December has also been canceled.



Fr. McGivney has been beatified. This is the address you can visit to see a short summary of his life, on the Supreme website,

The site to visit to gain more info on his legacy is this one,

Copy and paste this into your browser.  Supreme has really outdone itself in summarizing the life of Fr. McGivney, I’ve used the items on the website and copied them here.

The founder of the Knights of Columbus, Father Michael J. McGivney was a central figure in the growth of Catholicism in America, and he remains a model today. His example of charity, evangelization and empowerment of the laity continues to bear fruit and guide the Knights of Columbus around the world.

In his Apostolic Letter that was read at the Mass for Beatification on Oct. 31, 2020, Pope Francis stated that Blessed Michael McGivney’s “zeal for the proclamation of the Gospel and generous concern for the needs of his brothers and sisters made him an outstanding witness of Christian solidarity and fraternal assistance.” The Holy Father set his annual feast day for Aug. 13, the day between Father McGivney’s birthday (in 1852) and the day he entered eternal life (in 1890).

The beatification ceremony in the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford, Conn., was a high point in a long process that began with the opening of the Cause for Canonization in December 1997. Shortly after Father McGivney was named a Venerable Servant of God in March 2008, Pope Benedict XVI cited him as a key figure in “the impressive growth” of the Church in the United States, stating, “We need but think of the remarkable accomplishment of that exemplary American priest, the Venerable Michael McGivney, whose vision and zeal led to the establishment of the Knights of Columbus.” Through the spiritual genius of Father McGivney, the Knights of Columbus has become a way for Catholic men to transform friends into brothers — brothers who care for one another.

Just as those in need sought Father McGivney’s help in life, understanding that he was a “Good Samaritan” figure, more than 2 million members of the Knights of Columbus and their families, and many others around the world, continue to seek out Father McGivney as a heavenly helper in times of need today. On May 26, 2020, Pope Francis approved a decree for a miracle attributed to his intercession, opening the way for Father McGivney to be beatified. A second approved miracle is needed for him to be canonized as a saint of the Catholic Church.

Those who knew him best in life saw in him both a “genial” countenance and a man with an “indomitable will” to achieve the good. In sum, his founding of the Knights of Columbus “attests to the love in which he held his brother man.


Making a saint

On May 26, 2020, Pope Francis approved a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father McGivney and opening the way for his beatification. On Oct. 31, the Mass for Beatification was celebrated in the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford, Conn. An Apostolic Letter was read from Pope Francis that declared Father McGivney would now have the title of Blessed Michael McGivney. He is the third priest born in the United States to be raised to this honor, and the first priest to be beatified who spent his whole priestly ministry in a US parish.

The pope’s Apostolic Letter stated that Blessed Michael McGivney’s “zeal for the proclamation of the Gospel and generous concern for the needs of his brothers and sisters made him an outstanding witness of Christian solidarity and fraternal assistance.”

The Cause for Canonization for Father McGivney was opened in the Archdiocese of Hartford in 1997 when he was given the title Servant of God. On March 15, 2008, his heroic virtue was recognized by Pope Benedict XVI, and Father McGivney was given the title Venerable Servant of God. This important step occurred after years of careful investigation of Father McGivney’s life, spirituality, and holiness by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. The declaration of Venerable confirmed what those who knew him in life, and others who call upon him since his death, have believed about Father McGivney: He lived a life of heroic virtue with an extraordinary love of God and neighbor.

Having been raised to the honors of the altar, Blessed Michael McGivney has an annual feast day of Aug. 13, the day between his birthday (in 1852) and then he passed into eternal life (in 1890). His cause has now entered the final phase toward canonization or sainthood. One more confirmed miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Michael McGivney is needed for him to be declared a saint.

All Knights and their families, as well as all those devoted to Father McGivney, are asked to pray for his intercession in their daily needs, especially in cases of serious illness, and to report any favors and healings to the Guild. You may submit your reports here.


1st Fri. Adoration

We are starting up this program again. with these changes,  The Knights are sponsoring the First Friday Adoration at St. Patrick’s Chapel,. Mass is at 12:00 AM, Adoration of the Sacrament following until 1:30 PM when Fr. will close the Adoration with Benediction. 1:30 PM,  Check online with Prince of Peace to determine if there are changes.



We need to understand who and what was Christopher Columbus. The following is excerpted from an essay by Patrick Mason. Today’s protestors — with great vigor but little historical sense — seem eager to look for scapegoats. They want to cast all blame for the atrocities committed against American Indians at the feet of Christopher Columbus. Such efforts only serve to whitewash and revise the true history of the Americas.

We need to remember our history, the good and the bad so that we are not set up to repeat history’s mistakes. We need to take an honest look at all our forefathers. We need to give them the credit they deserve for what they did well while being mindful of the things that they should have done differently or better.

What we lose in the rush to scapegoat Columbus is perspective on how America came to the present moment in its troubled relations with Native Americans. Spain outlawed almost all enslavement of Indigenous people by 1500. Yet, 200 years later, enslavement of American Indians thrived in British Connecticut. In 1850, Peter Hardeman Burnett, the Gold Rush governor of California, summed up the Anglo-American perspective when he said, “It is inevitable that the Indian must go.” By contrast, Columbus and the Spanish sought coexistence, however, complicated that sometimes became.

Columbus Day is a day for us to remember that bold and courageous voyage in 1492 that led to the first sustained contact between two very different worlds. It is a day to remember the many good things that have come out of that contact, such as the founding of the United States, the first lasting democratic republic.

It is also a day to remember our failings as a country, such as the Trail of Tears and the forced removal and re-education of native children in the 20th century — episodes that occurred centuries after Columbus and that the explorer neither caused nor condoned.

Each day, I see the continued hardships facing the first people of the Americas. I see the poverty, the lack of quality education options, and the constant interference in Native American tribes’ right to self-determination.

Instead of vandalizing statues or spreading misleading history, I would call on all Americans to follow the example of groups like the Knights of Columbus, and reach out to these communities or to those on the peripheries in your own neighborhood. Bring companionship to your lonely elderly neighbor. Form friendships with those who are suffering.

Rather than dubiously assigning blame to one man, together we can truly help make the United States a better place for all of us, and achieve harmony and understanding between native and immigrant peoples that has too often eluded us in our history.

At a moment when even George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are under attack, it was inevitable that the current unrest would also engulf Christopher Columbus. His case is unique, though, because unlike the others, few people — least of all those who took turns stomping on his statues — know much about him.

They assume that he brought slavery and genocide to the New World. Europeans did, of course, commit many sins. But they did not introduce new evils; all of them — including slavery and genocide — already existed among Indigenous peoples, as they did throughout the world.

One person who knew Columbus personally was the Dominican missionary Bartolomé de las Casas. He earned the name defensor de los indios (“defender of the Indians”) because of his passionate diatribes against exploiters of native peoples in the Americas. Las Casas did not spare Columbus from criticism, but he also defended him against those who blamed him for all the disorders and violence that followed the first contacts with Indigenous peoples.

The great explorer’s missteps, he said, were the result of ignorance and misjudgments about how to proceed: “Truly, I would not dare blame the admiral’s intentions for I knew him well and I knew his intentions were good.”


General Agent

This office is has hired another agent. This agent has been assigned to our council.. Matt (Ernie) Ernstes ( our past agent) has taken a job with another insurance agency not affiliated with the K. of C. Insurance program. Please contact the agent listed below.


Field Agents


Tim Catalano

Field Agent

Knights of Columbus

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438 N State Road 101,

Milan, IN 47031.




The website of the McGivney Guild is He has been elevated to the title of Venerable so he is one step closer to Sainthood.

The Indiana State Council website is at

The website for the Supreme Council is:

The Prince of Peace website is at


Continue to have our veterans and their families in our prayers.

Don Wood

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