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

ph. 273-1537




                                          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

Sept. 21- End of Month meals

Sept. 22- Corporate Communion

Sept. 28- State Hospital visit

Oct. 9– Business Meeting


The Family of the month is father and son, Ed Cozart, Sr., and Jr.  The Knight of the month is Jack Dalgleish. 

Dues are Due!

Jack reports that there is 1 member who hasn’t paid his dues for the year. We must pay for his membership in spite of his delinquency. Supreme must be paid.

Corporate Communion

The final CC date for this year,. September 22-10:00 AM Mass. If you have a KC Shirt, please wear it. Ed will be calling to get the ministers there. I think his number is 812-273-2958 if you are interested in being a greeter, an Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister, lector, server


Meeting agenda is 7:00 Rosary, 7:30 Meeting. We need the spiritual side as well as the practical. Oct. 9th is the next meeting. We need you.

State Hospital

Our next State Hospital visit will be Sept. 28 at the state hospital.  We meet at the club and then go over to the Hospital. After feeding the patients of the ward, we play cards with them. If you are interested in helping with this charity give Pat Berry, 812-701-5269 a call. He’ll fill you in on the details.

End of Month meals

This program will be on  Sept. 21 at the Hanover United Methodist Church, 220 E Lagrange Rd., our assignment is to deliver the meals. Contact either Benny Kelly 812-265-4399 or Mark Cheatham 812-801-1175 for information if you would like to help. Many hands make short work of the delivery time spent. The reason for it being earlier is the presence of Chautauqua and Old Court Days the last weekend of September.


The Knights are sponsoring the First Friday Stations and Adoration at St. Patrick’s Chapel. Note the time in the church bulletin.


We want to thank the men who helped at the festival. Volunteers helping to park cars were: Mike McKay, Ed Cozart, Sr. and Ed Cosart, Jr.; Marty Retzner, Chris M. Hall, Tim Hoffman, Vince Schroeder, Bill Andrews, Brian Guetig, Chris Higgins, Tom Schafer, Stu Shields, Paul Sommer, and Jim Tatera.  We also helped with the frying of fish and the meal. Word is that the festival was a real success thanks to the Louisville Crashers appearance on Saturday.  I don’t have a list of the fish volunteers.  Good Job!

The World Cried Out. We Answered.

At the 137th Supreme Convention in Minneapolis, we celebrated:

    $185.7 million and 76.7 million hours given to charity

    $250,000 in humanitarian aid at the U.S. southern border

    Initiatives honoring Native American and First Nation communities

    Naming Kendrick Castillo, the 18-year-old hero who died saving his classmates, a Knight of Columbus.

    The constant work of our local Knights.

We also awarded our program winners and top recruiters at convention. Check out their stories in this month's Knightline for exclusive insights on helping Knights answer the call.


FREEPORT, Bahamas — It’s not in a Knight’s character to let people suffer, according to Samuel Bain, a member of Nassau Council 10415. He and other Knights have been providing manpower, basic necessities and hope for the more than 70,000 residents affected by Hurricane Dorian.

“The Knights remind me of Jesus Christ,” Bain said. “He didn't discriminate against anybody. The Knights don't allow people to suffer.”

Knights have been coordinating relief efforts with the Archdiocese of Nassau to ship supplies into the various islands of the Bahamas, including Abaco and Grand Bahama, which sustained the most damage.

Since the storm hit the Bahamas and the Carolinas, the Knights of Columbus raised more than $620,000 through its Disaster Relief Fund. Supreme Council is also sending blankets, air mattresses, portable gas stoves, solar generators and other basic necessities.


Donate here

If you wish to donate go to this address on the web and follow the directions to help. http://www.kofc.org/un/en/news/releases/hurricane-victims-need-help-and-prayers.html


“To see brother Knights and other councils who I’ve never met coming to the aid of the Bahamas, that’s something that really warms my heart,” Nassau Council 10415 member Augustine Hall said. “There is often a tendency to feel helpless and hopeless. And I think that mainly is what the Knights are here for is here for, to reassure people to be just to be there for people.”

But while hope is on the way, there is still a need. Knights’ families on the islands have lost homes and possessions. Others, including Knights, say they have been traumatized by the storm’s impact.

“Right now in Abaco, every settlement in the in the central and northern part of the island has major damages,” fellow council member Bertram Murray. “We're talking about a block of just demolished homes, debris, trees along the street.”

The category 5 hurricane made landfall on September 1, with maximum winds of 185mph becoming the strongest storm in modern record for the northwestern Bahamas. The islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama faced the worst, with the former’s landscape being completely cut in half.

Many people became homeless as the storm wiped out entire neighborhoods. The official death count is currently at 50, with residents believing that the dead number in the thousands. The confirmed number is likely to climb as officials begin to clear the debris.

“We would be in miserable state and lacking hope without this kind of assistance,” Archbishop Patrick Pinder wrote in a letter to the Florida’s State Council. “This is an excellent example of charity and solidarity. I am profoundly grateful.”

Knights will be continuing their supply distributions as well as providing manpower for the foreseeable future.

“The Bahamian people are a bunch of resilient people,” Bain said. “If we have faith in God, we shall survive, whether on this earth or in heaven.”

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General Agent

Clint Spaulding Agency

504 3rd Ave.

Jasper, IN. 47546


Ph. 812-481-9200

Toll-free Ph.—866-311-5632

Email  —clint.spaulding@KOFC.ORG

Field Agents

Ernie Ernstes

Ph. # 812-820-6588

7740 Bolero Dr.

Camby, IN. 46113

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Phone– 765-760-8913


The website of the McGivney Guild is http://www.fathermcgivney.org/mcg/index.doHe has been elevated to the title of Venerable so he is one step closer to Sainthood.

The Indiana State Council website is at http://indianakofc.org/.

The website for the Supreme Council is: http://www.kofc.org/

The Prince of Peace website is at http://www.popeace.org/

I encourage all our members to visit these 4 websites.





 Father Hilary George Adam Meny

 January 21, 1915 - October 7, 2016

     On October 7, 2016, Father Hilary George Adam Meny, beloved uncle, great-uncle, great-great uncle, and pastor, was gently lifted up to Heaven, after a wonderful Life of 101+ years here on earth.
    Born on January 21, 1915, to Bernard and Catherine (Emmert) Meny, Hilary grew up in Haubstadt, Indiana. After attending grade school at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, Hilary attended St. Meinrad Seminary. On May 14, 1940, he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by the Most Reverend Joseph E. Ritter, and celebrated his First Mass at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church on May 19, 1940
     Fr. Meny’s first priestly assignment took him to St. Philip Neri Parish Indianapolis, where he served as a junior assistant until 1947. After this, Fr. Meny served at St. Joe Hill Parish in Clark County and at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Bedford.
     In 1949, Fr. Meny was named pastor of St. Patrick’s Church in Madison, Indiana, where he lovingly served for over 40 years. While pastor at St. Patrick’s, Fr. Meny was instrumental in establishing Shawe Memorial Catholic High School, where he served as superintendant and Pope John XXIII Catholic Grade School. During his tenure at St. Patrick’s, he also served the parish of the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Church in Vevay, Indiana.

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