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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

                                          Mark Strange                    Jack Dalgleish

                                         202 Maywood Le.           1968 Fox Trails Le.

                                          Madison, IN. 47250            Madison, IN. 47250

                                           Ph. 317-640-1117                 Ph. 812-274-0437

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Coming events

June 24-EOM meals

June  28-State Hospital visit

July 12-Meeting


Knight of the Month-John Schafer

Family of the Month-Jim and Barb McDonough Thanks for a job well done..

State Hospital

Our next State Hospital visit will be June 28th 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

If things are like it was last year, we will go to the Salvation Army kitchen to get the meals which we distribute. June 24 is the date. Call Benny Kelly, the chairman. 812-265-4399 for information.

Corporate Communion

The July 30 CC will be at the 8:00 Mass, Oct. 29 CC will be at the 10:00 Mass. These dates were decided and confirmed at the Feb. meeting.

Corporate Communion

Thanks to the following members for the service in filling the various spots of the Mass.

Greeters; David Hertz, Jerry Ralston Paul Hart,  Larry Reve and Don White

Lectors: Ed Schafer and Charlie Torline 

E.M.” Jim Melton, Donn Lorton, Mike Fox, Chris Hall, Merrit Toomey, John Kalb, and Rob Barlow

Honor Guard: Bill Andrews and Don Wood

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.


Michael Stifa is transferring his membership from Iowa to our council. Dennis Lemm is reactivating. We extend a hearty welcome to these members. Our Insurance Agent, Keith Greer sponsored them. Thanks.


Results of the election were:

GK-Jim Tatera

DGK-Nick Schafer

Chancellor-Dave Carlow

Recorder-Mark Strange

FS-Jack Dalgleish

Treasurer-Eric Schafer

Advocate– Rob Barlow

Warden-Ed Schafer

Inside Guard-Martin Retzner

Outside Guard-Jim McDonough


1 year-Andy Craig, Sr.

2 year-Greg Thorpe

3 year-Tom Schafer

The new Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree is Greg Thorpe.

Courage to Confront Reality

The following is directly quoted from the Supreme Council website. The House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass the Iraq and Syria Emergency Relief and Accountability Act (H.R. 390) that will allow the U.S. government to assist organizations that are effectively serving these victims of genocide in Iraq and Syria. It also directs the United States to provide funding and assistance to organizations conducting criminal investigations, in collecting evidence and preserving evidence for the prosecution of individuals and groups who undertook these acts.

“H.R. 390 will help to ensure that U.S. government money will actually reach these endangered communities,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson at a press conference held June 7 on Capitol Hill (READ HIS FULL REMARKS). Also speaking at the press conference was Rep. Chris Smith R-4th District, N.J., who sponsored the bill; Rep Anna Eshoo, D-18th District, Calif., a co-sponsor of the bill; and Haider Elias, President of Yazda: A Global Yazidi Organization.

“H.R. 390 will now ensure it (funding) reaches those communities most in need,” Supreme Knight Anderson said. He stated: “Last evening’s vote showed this is not a partisan issue. It is an issue of survival, justice and decency. The action of the House last night demonstrates that America stands united in the face of evil and terror. We are horrified at the acts of savagery inflicted recently in Egypt, Manchester, London Paris and Melbourne. Last night’s action demonstrates that America stands united to ensure that the goals of terrorism will never be achieved.”

The Knights of Columbus recently launched a nationwide digital and television ad campaign to raise awareness and funds on behalf of Christians at Risk in the Middle East.

The K of C will match donations received by July 1 up to $1 million, and 100 percent of the money raised will be used to assist with food programs for Christian refugees in Iraq. Donations can be made at ChristiansatRisk.org or by calling 1-800-694-5713 and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Knights of Columbus Charities Inc. is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Knights of Columbus has donated more than $12 million for Christian refugee relief since 2014 in support of communities too often ignored by direct U.N. or U.S. government assistance. The bulk of the funding has aided Christian communities in Iraq with food, clothing, shelter and education, and has also helped threatened or displaced communities in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt. Other religious minority groups targeted by ISIS, including Yazidis, have also been recipients of the Knights’ aid.


An unusual pilgrimage

The following is directly quoted from the Supreme Council website.

From May 17-23, a group of American Warrior Pilgrims, including wounded and non wounded, are traveling to Lourdes, France, with the Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage to take part in the 59th International Military Pilgrimage.

Sponsored by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, (AMS) and the Knights of Columbus, the program is a time for healing, both spiritually and physically, in the sacred waters of the grotto and the surrounding atmosphere.

In a letter to this year’s pilgrims, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson called attention to the pilgrimage’s theme — Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant us peace) — stating that the commitment and dedication of United States military men and women helps bring peace to the entire world and expressed his hope that this pilgrimage would be a time of peace for these peacemakers. He also recalled the significance of the pilgrimage this year, which marks the 100th anniversary of the United States entry into World War I. During WWI, the Knights of Columbus became known for their social and spiritual support to Allied servicemen of all faiths.

In a letter to pilgrimage attendees, Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, (AMS) also discussed the theme of this year’s pilgrimage, sharing his hope that the trip would allow pilgrims to be touched by peace and “serve to strengthen the cause of peace in our time.”

The pilgrims have a weekend full of activities planned for them, including a series of Masses and ceremonies with veterans from other countries, a recitation of the rosary and the Stations of the Cross, and even a military band concert.

The Knights' sponsorship of the pilgrimage is the latest chapter in the story of their involvement in Lourdes, which first began nearly 100 years ago. During the First World War, the Knights were extremely active in serving American troops abroad and had an official Knights of Columbus Army Hut right in Lourdes itself. “The experiences of the Knights of Columbus in France have been almost as various as are the emotions of man,” a report from the period says. It continues:

The Knights have attended the soldiers in their time of trouble; they have helped them to make good use of their moments of leisure. They have knelt by their side on the battlefield, and, when no Priest was to be had, they have taken the dying lad’s last message, encouraged him in making his act of contrition, and, when all was over, they have closed his eyes. In times of military stress they have taken food to soldiers in areas which the commissary had been unable to reach; they have made merry with them in hut and in club, joined in their pastimes, found them good reading, comforted them in body and in soul.

Immediately following the end of the war, the Knights also produced a Guide to Lourdes after repeated requests from American pilgrims.

“There have been so many requests from the members of the American Expeditionary Forces for a “Guide to Lourdes,” the introduction to the booklet says, “that the Knights of Columbus feel themselves called upon to present this little volume. It has always been our desire to serve our forces in every way possible.”

But that wasn’t all. With so many American troops stationed throughout Europe, the Knights of Columbus organized the first-ever international military pilgrimage to the Marian shrine at Lourdes.

“Nothing that the boys have done,” the article says, “has given the Knights such satisfaction as has the visits of the doughboys to the shrine of Our Lady at Lourdes.”

“Some of us had come six thousand miles,” the author says, “but if we had come from the uppermost parts of the earth, the joy of these moments would have made the journey and the fatigue seem as nothing. The atmosphere was redolent with prayer and praise and thanksgiving.”

Especially thankful to the sacrifice and service of our veterans, Knights of Columbus everywhere join with the supreme knight and the archbishop in praying for a successful and impactful pilgrimage for all those currently in France, and for all who have risked their lives for our freedom.


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


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 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: 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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