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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


May 22-State Hospital visit

May 18- End of Month meals

June 12 – business meeting


The Family of the month is John  and Sharon Shafer. The Knight of the month is Tom Shafer. Charles Torline and Dave Peddie have chosen the winners of the $300 scholarships.  The winners are Shawe: Maria Rios Alesslo; SW: Zachary Smith; and MHS; Erica Hazelwood. The Outstanding Catholic Youth, $400, was awarded to Samatha Legeza of Shawe. 


Dues are Due!

Jack reports that there are 17 members who haven’t paid their dues for the year. We must pay for these members in spite of their delinquency. Supreme must be paid.

Corporate Communion

The following CC dates are set for the coming year,. June 30-8:00 AM Mass, and September 22-10:00 AM Mass. Thanks to all the Knights who attended the Mass wearing their white shirts with the logo.


Meeting agenda is 7:00 Rosary, 7:30 Meeting. We need the spiritual side as well as the practical. June 12th is the next meeting. We need you.

State Hospital

Our next State Hospital visit will be May 22nd 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  May 18th at the Salvation Army, 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. Normally this is on the final Saturday but since that is Memorial day weekend and there is an art show going on also, they changed the date. Less traffic to contend with.


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

Major Degrees exemplification

April 23rd New Albany council will be hosting a 2nd and 3rd Degree ceremony. Contact Jack for details.  Seems we have a large number of members who’ve only received the 1st. Degree. You should reserve the Sunday and go to New Albany.  It is quite a beautiful faith-filled ceremony. Contact Jack Dalgleish for details on the trip.

Tootsie rolls

Tim Hoffman got his volunteers to man the 2 entrances of Wal-Mart on  May 3-4. We raised $2275 to be presented to the organizations serving the mentally handicapped persons of Jefferson and Switzerland counties.

Upcoming Elections

We have a slate of officers for the upcoming year.  The Trustees; Tom Schafer, presented the slate for the council. If you are interested in serving, please contact Tom. Nominations may be made from the floor at the June meeting. Elections to immediately follow. The new officers will start their terms July 1.

Proposed Slate is

GK-Greg Thorpe

DGK-Nick Schafer,

Chancellor—Dave Carlow

Lector-Vince Schroeder

Recorder-Marty Retzner

Treaasurer-Eric Schafer

Advocate-Rob Barlow

Warden-Ed Schafer

IG and OG-Don Wood and Brent Copeland

1st yr T-Jim Tatera, 2nd yr. T-Tom Schafer, 3 yr. T-Andy Craig

4Th degree slate

FN-Larry Basham

F. Adm.-Dave Carlow

F. Capt.-Paul Sommer

F Comptroller-Mark Goley

F. Scribe- Jim Tatera

F. Purser-Charles Cilles

Inner and Outer Sentinels-Ed Cozart and Jim McDonough

1 yr. T-Greg Thorpe; 2 yr. T-Donn Lorton. 3 yr. T- Tom Schafer

Knights in action

LAGETOH, Ariz. — A family living on the Navajo Reservation has finally moved out of their tent and into a house for the first time, thanks to Knights of Columbus members from Our Lady of the Sea Council 7272 of Gulf Breeze, Fla.

The Knights completed the ceiling installation, flooring, painting and damp-proofing for the family. They also assisted families and elderly residents in other homes on the reservation, work which included fixing plumbing leaks and rebuilding fire walls.

“They had no water, no electricity. A lot of them were living in tents,” Mike Werner from Council 7272 said.

K of C councils around the world put their faith into action to help those less fortunate in the local and global communities through the Helping Hands program. Our Lady of the Sea Council’s mission trip to the Navajo reservation is one inspiring example.

The Knights initially traveled across the country to renovate St. Anne Mission, which was established in 1927 by the Franciscan Friars in order to serve the communities of Klagetoh, Wide Ruins and Cornfields on the Navajo Reservation. There, they received calls from residents who needed help.

The council has financially supported the St. Anne Mission for several years. In May 2018, a group of 10 Knights travelled to the area at the request of the mission’s administrator, Brother Charles Shilling, for a week.

Werner and other Knights renovated the entrance to the church by installing a wheelchair ramp, replacing the mission’s siding and light fixtures and repairing its electrical system.

The Knights’ service went beyond repairing St. Anne Mission or residents’ homes. In one instance, Knights helped an elderly resident unload and stock hay for their sheep. They also replaced flowers and tattered American flags on veterans’ graves at a cemetery adjacent to St. Anne’s.

Following Sunday Mass, Navajo nation residents extended their thanks to the Knights in a traditional Navajo ceremony.

“It was a total surprise,” Werner said. “I felt honored that they would ask us to be part of that.”

The Knights couldn’t return to the mission this year, but they didn’t forget about their friends on the reservation, sending them new winter coats through the K of C’s Coats for Kids program.

Werner expects to return to St. Anne’s Mission next year and to continue working with residents of the Navajo reservation.

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

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Field Agent

Keith Greer

1240 Timberhaven Ct.

Scottsburg, In. 47170

Ph. # 812-820-6588

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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.



 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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