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Knights of Columbus

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

ph. 273-1537




                                          Grand Knight                      Financial Secretary

                                          Jim Tatera                          Jack Dalgleish

                                          2038 Ridgewood Dr.            1968 Fox Trails Le.

                                          Madison, IN. 47250              Madison, IN. 47250

                                          Ph. 812-265-2301                  Ph. 812-274-0437

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Coming events

Oct. 25-State Hospital visit

Oct. 28-End of Month meals

Nov. 3-Adoration

Nov. 7th-Memorial Mass

Dec. 2-bell-ringing



Knight of the Month-Nick Schafer.

Family of the Month are 3 brothers, Jerry, Tom, and Ed Schafer.

New applicant is Joseph Zellers, Hanover.

Peter Hills was initiated on Sept. 20.



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


State Hospital

Our next State Hospital visit will be Oct.. 25 at the usual time. Thanks to Pat Berry, 812-701-5269, for being the chairman, if you are interested in helping him, give him a call. He’ll fill you in on the details.


End of Month meals

This program will be on the Oct. 28 this month. Call Benny Kelly 812-265-4399 or Mark Cheatham 812-801-1175 for information. The drivers will need to know where to pick up the meals.


Corporate Communion

 Our next Corporate Communion will be Oct. 29, 8:00 AM. Ed Schafer is in charge of scheduling.  Contact him at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you  would like to be a greeter, lector, or EM. Members should wear a white shirt or a golf shirt with the emblem except for the Honor Guard.


Golf Shirts

Wear the emblem when you’re working as a Knight. Heitz has the pattern to embroider the emblem and council number. Specify you want the 934 logo and badge. 4th Degree has its own badge and logo.



Curtis Grimes, a former member who had moved to Florida upon his retirement died several months ago. His ashes were brought back for a Memorial Service at St. Patrick’s Chapel on Oct. 7th, 9:00 AM. Serving on the Honor Guard and other offices were Dave Carlow, Charles Torline, Jim McDonough, Donn Lorton, Don Wood, Bill Andrews, and Charles Gilles.



Thanks to the following for volunteering at the Chautauqua: Chris M. Hill, Joe Knoebel, Dan Grady, Larry Cummins, Denny Lemm, Bill Johann, Joe Craig, Ed and Tom Schafer, Karl Eaglin, Jack Dalgleish, Tim Hoffman, Greg Thorpe, Dominic Dattilo, Mike McKay, Eric Schafer, and Peter Hills. Thanks to these volunteers, we earned almost $600 for the council.


Memorial Mass

We will honor our deceased members at the regular Tuesday Mass, November 7th at Prince of Peace, 5:30.


State Advocate

We are grateful for the wise council of Scott Schutte, State Advocate at our meeting Oct. 11. The subject was the tranistion of the 2 organizations connected to the building and the separation of the council.  The names of the Social and Rec. Corp. and the Building Corporation will be changed to Nor-Rose Social and Rec. and Nor-Rose Building Corp. There are questions about the future status of the building in relation to the Council 934 becoming a tenant of Nor-Rose as we are commanded to do by Supreme. If the property is sold then the Home (Building) Corporation can have up to three years to purchase or build another building with any excess funds being transferred to the Council.  If another building is not procured then all proceeds from the sale of the current property will be given to our council.



We will be ringing the bells at each entrance of Wal-Mart for the Salvation Army on Dec. 2. There will be a sign-up sheet at the lodge building. More next letter.



We are sponsoring the First Friday Adoration  after the 7:00 Mass at St. Patrick Chapel on the first Friday of the month.  Nov. 3rd. is the next. Adoration.


Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer and navigator, is credited with discovering America in 1492. When he sailed into the New World and encountered its native civilizations, he effectively opened the way for trade, cultural exchange and interaction between the nations of Europe and the peoples of the Americas.

Born in 1451 in Genoa, a republic now part of Italy, Columbus first went to sea on trading voyages as a teenager. As a young adult he moved to Portugal, where he gained valuable seafaring experience. He relocated to Spain in 1485 as he developed a remarkable idea that would forever change the world.

Asia was a prized trade destination for its gold and exotic spices, but overland routes to get there were long and dangerous. Educated people of his day knew the earth was a sphere, so Columbus devised a plan to find a faster and safer route to Asia by sailing west across the Atlantic. A deeply religious man, Columbus also longed to introduce Christianity to the people of Asia.

Columbus won the sponsorship of Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella. In August 1492, he and his crew set sail in three ships — the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa María. After 36 days at sea, Columbus made landfall in the present-day Bahamas Islands, where he first named Navidad.

Columbus returned to Spain to share the news of his discovery. The following year, he sailed again to the New World with a much larger fleet and crew. They found the settlement on Hispaniola destroyed and the colonists massacred. Guacanagarí blamed rival tribes and allied with Columbus in battling the tribes responsible.

Leaving his two brothers to build a new settlement and govern Hispaniola, Columbus explored the Caribbean islands further before venturing home to Spain.

On his third voyage, Columbus explored parts of the mainland of Central and South America before returning to Hispaniola. There, he found the settlers in rebellion and complaining about his brothers’ poor governorship. Columbus made concessions to quell the rebellion, allowed its leaders to return to Spain, and enforced harsh punishments on those Spaniards who persisted in mistreating the native people. Reports of trouble in Hispaniola provoked the Spanish monarchs to send a representative, the ambitious Francisco de Bobadilla, to investigate the claims. Bobadilla arrested Columbus for punishing his own men and sent him back to Spain. The monarchs eventually acquitted Columbus of all charges.

After Queen Isabella’smade contact with the native population. He and his crew then sailed on to the Caribbean islands of Cuba and then to Hispaniola (present-day Haiti and the Dominican Republic), where he made friends with a native Taino tribe led by Chief Guacanagarí. There he established a settlement, which  death, King Ferdinand allowed Columbus to return in 1502 to the New World, where – after exploring the eastern coast of Central America – he was shipwrecked on Jamaica. After a long wait, the governor of Hispaniola sent a rescue party, but he would not allow Columbus to come to the island. Instead, Columbus was shipped back to Spain, where he died in 1506.

Columbus was a man of faith and courage who was driven by lofty goals. Although he never actually found the western route to Asia he sought, his achievements would eventually lead to the establishment of entirely new nations, including the United States.

MYTH: Columbus is to be blamed for bringing diseases to the New World that killed many natives.

FACT: Inadvertently, Europeans did bring communicable diseases to the New World for which the native peoples had little or no immunity, and great numbers died as a result. Some diseases may also have been spread to the Europeans by the natives. The vast majority of indigenous peoples who died in the years following the European settlement of the New World perished from disease rather than from conflict or abuse at the hands of European settlers. This is a tragic, unintended consequence of the encounter between two cultures, but certainly not something for which Columbus — or anyone else — can be held responsible or culpable.

MYTH: Columbus introduced slavery to the New World.

FACT: “Slavery was common, even among [native] people in the Caribbean,” according to former Stanford anthropologist Carol Delaney. However, slavery was not Columbus’ goal; friendship with the native peoples was. Even today, enemy combatants are often captured and imprisoned, and criminals are often assigned to do manual labor.

MYTH: Columbus was a brutal man.

FACT: Columbus often sought to restrain his men from mistreating the native peoples. In a time when some would question whether the native peoples of America were truly human, Columbus immediately acknowledged their humanity and innate dignity. He recognized them as humans with immortal souls and was concerned for their salvation and their right to choose freely to embrace the Christian faith. He even adopted the son of a native chief as his own son.

MYTH: Columbus forced his religion on the natives.

FACT: Columbus was a devout Christian who desired to introduce the native peoples to Christianity, but he did not force any to convert. He specifically saw the Indians as “a people who would be better freed [from error] and converted to our Holy Faith by love than by force,” as he wrote in his diary. He asked the monarchs and the Pope to send priests who would learn the native language and instruct the people in the Christian faith prior to baptism.

MYTH: Columbus was arrested and returned to Spain in chains for his cruelty against the natives.

FACT: After his third voyage, while he was governor of Hispaniola, Columbus was indeed arrested and taken back to Spain in chains, but it was for actions taken against rebellious European settlers. He had punished and even executed some of the Europeans for abusing the natives. Bartolomé de las Casas, although sometimes critical of aspects of Columbus’ administration, wrote of the “sweetness and benignity” of the explorer and added: “Truly, I would not dare blame the admiral’s intentions, for I know him well and I know his intentions were good.”

The above fact is from a website dedicated to Christopher Columbus,

Find it on the web at http://www.truthaboutcolumbus.com



You will find the contacts of both the Field Agent serving 934; and the General Agent., serving Southern Indiana in the next column.


General Agent

Clint Spaulding Agency

504 3rd Ave.

Jasper, IN. 47546


Ph. 812-481-9200

Toll-free Ph.—866-311-5632

Email  — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Field Agents

Keith Greer

1240 Timberhaven Ct.

Scottsburg, In. 47170

Ph. # 219-718-3196

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The website of the McGivney Guild is http://www.fathermcgivney.org/mcg/index.do. He 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: htttp://www.kofc.org

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

I encourage all our members to visit these 4 websites.


Have a Nice Summer!





 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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