Knights of Columbus

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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

Dec. 7- Bell-ringing at Walmart

Dec. 11- Christmas Party for State Hospital ward

Jan. 13-Business meeting.



The Family of the month for December is Amy and Jacob Stuart. The Knight of the month is John Schafer. 

Nov. 5th at the 5:30PM Mass we honored the 8 members who died during the past year. They were: Charles Smith, Tom VandeWater, Jim McKenna, Gary Armbrecht, James “Boonie” Boone, Jack Dwyher, Bob Berry, and B. C. Morton.  Family members of several of the departed members spoke of their loved ones.

Congrats to our newest member, Bill Cole recently initiated in November.


Supreme has honored the following with longevity awards. Paul Goley is now an Honorary Member, Charles Gilles and Bill Kalb are now Honorary Life Members. Honorary membership requires 25 years of continuous membership and age 65. Honorary Life requires 25 continuous membership and age 70.  Both awards have reduced dues or no dues.


Meeting agenda is 6:30 PM Rosary, 7:00 Meeting. We need the spiritual side as well as the practical. Our next meeting will be in January 13. We will not have a Dec. meeting. Come to the State Hospital party on Dec. 11th. We will be entertaining our ward from the Madison State Hospital.

State Hospital

Our next State Hospital visit is November 27   We meet at the club and help prepare their meal which we take to the hospital. After they eat 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  Nov. 27th and is our annual turkey delivery to our customers. There will be help needed at the cafeteria on Monday, Tuesday, to prepare the meals. Wednesday we will 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 Knights are sponsoring the First Friday Stations and Adoration at St. Patrick’s Chapel. Note the time in the church bulletin.

Walmart bell-ringing

We need you to help at our annual bell-ringing at Walmart for the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign on Dec. 7th.  You can sign up for at 1 hour shifts. There are 2 doors to man. Contact Jack Dalgleish to volunteer.

Structure of KC

Supreme Council Office

The Knights of Columbus international headquarters is located in New Haven, Connecticut. Led by the Supreme Knight, the chief executive officer of the Knights, the office provides administrative support and leadership for our more than 15,900 local units.


The Supreme Council has more than 75 state council organizations to help guide regional activities that are consistent with the principles of the Order.


Each state council is divided into districts - groupings of several local councils.

Local Councils

Local councils are the basic unit of the Knights. Most are based in parishes, though some have their own council hall within a community. Each local council works to assist with the needs of its community consistent with the principles of the Order. A Knights of Columbus council can work wonders; in fact, with its many programs, it can help change the community, town, city or neighborhood in which you live. However, a successful Knights of Columbus program depends on people taking the initial idea, modifying it to suit specific situations and local needs, then implementing the program in the way it works.

Each local council evaluates the needs of their community and implements those programs and activities that are most needed in their area. The Knights of Columbus Faith in Action Programs are designed to engage the council members in various activities across a host of categories.

Insurance Agents

Every council is assigned a certified insurance agent, who is a Knight, and whose job it is to provide our top-rated products focused on the financial needs of members' families.

Building a Culture of Life

One of the most effective ways in which the Knights of Columbus has helped thousands of women save their children is through its Ultrasound Initiative.

Ultrasound exams, which are medically necessary throughout pregnancy for a variety of diagnostic reasons, use ultrasound waves to scan a woman’s abdomen, creating a picture or “sonogram” of the baby in her uterus. Without K of C support, most pregnancy care centers would be unable to purchase the ultrasound machines, each usually costing tens of thousands of dollars.

Providing ultrasound machines to pregnancy resource centers has enabled many thousands of pregnant women to see that their unborn child is a living human being. Ultrasound technology allows a mother to see her developing child and recognize the miracle of life within her. As a result, thousands of mothers have decided to have their babies.

The Supreme Council shares the cost of ultrasound machines with state and local councils. Since the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative launched Jan. 22, 2009 on the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States, state and local councils have assisted qualified pregnancy centers by raising half the cost of ultrasound machines.

The Indiana State Council helped Madison to obtain an ultrasound machine about 2 years ago.

When a local council raises 50% of a machine’s purchase price for a qualified center, the Supreme Council matches the amount toward the purchase price of the machines, starting at about $20,000. Contributions are drawn from the Knights of Columbus Culture of Life fund.

In addition to the Ultrasound Initiative, the Knights of Columbus is in the forefront of marches for life all around the world: in the United States, where the annual March in Washington, D.C., has now been supplemented by similar events in dozens of state capitals as well as the West Coast Walk for Life in San Francisco; in Canada, where the March for Life in Ottawa draws thousands, and where marches are now being held in every provincial capital; and in the Philippines, where Knights helped lead Walk for Life events in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

The Knights seek nothing less than the transformation of today’s culture into a new culture of life. And the foundation of this effort must be the bedrock of the inviolable dignity of human life at every stage and the realization that in the great family the Lord intends for his people, we are all our brother’s keeper.

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Founded by a parish priest, the Knights of Columbus has always worked hard to encourage young men to consider God’s call to service in the priesthood.

Under the motto “Keep the Faith Alive,” the Order’s vocations initiative has a number of programs based on prayer and designed to reach the hearts and minds of young people, as well as to provide financial support during their years of seminary training or religious formation.

The Knights of Columbus administers two scholarship programs for men in the first four years of theology studying for the Catholic priesthood. The Father McGivney Vocations Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, while the Bishop Daily Vocations Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit.

An applicant with appropriate ecclesiastical approval, having been accepted at a major seminary, and studying for a diocese, an archdiocese or religious institute in the United States, its territories, or Canada, is eligible. Preference is given, although not exclusively, to applicants who are members of the Knights of Columbus or whose fathers are members.

Each scholarship of $2,500 is for tuition, room and board. Once awarded, the scholarship is renewable each succeeding year up to a maximum of four years upon certification of continuing enrollment. The scholarship is not available during any year of pastoral internship.

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General Agent

This office is in the process of changing to another agent.


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 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

Our newsletter is on the Prince of Peace website. go to:

You may have to cut and paste this link. I encourage all our members to visit the 5 websites.