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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

Nov. 22-State Hospital visit

Nov. 22-End of Month meals

Dec. 1-Adoration

Dec. 2-bell-ringing

Dec. 13-Meeting


Knight of the Month-Martin Retzner.

Family of the Month is Bob and Beth Armstrong.

Joseph Zellers, Hanover was initiated on Nov. 2.


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 Nov. 22 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 Nov. 22nd 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. As per usual, the 3 days of that week will be fixing the turkeys, etc.

Corporate Communion

 We are penciling in the next 2 Corporate Communions, Apr. 29—6:00, and July 29 8:00. Because of Chatauqua next year, we may be changing the Sept. 30 10:00 to the week before or the week after. Normally we would have the 5th Sunday in December also but with the holidays, and all that entails as for visiting families, etc we have decided to forego this date.


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.

Memorial Mass

We honored our deceased members at the regular Tuesday Mass, November 7th at Prince of Peace, 5:30.Honored were: Robert  W. Anger, Thomas O.  Bird, Lawrence C. Braun, Charles W. Cook, Edward S Kapfhammer, David G Lee,  Dr. Ralph M. Pratt, and Dr. William E Stucker.

Name change

The sign is in the process of changing. It now reads Nor-Rose Lodge. We will add the words, K.C. meets here in the near future.

Veteran’s Day

Shawe Gym was the scene of the annual Veteran’s day service honoring our veterans. Our 4th Degree Honor Guard was asked to participate in regalia. Participating in the guard were: Jim McDouough, Charles Torline, Donn Lorton, and Don Wood.

Prayer Cards

The weekend of November 26th & 27th the K of C will  be handing out prayer cards and collecting donations for Persecuted Christians at the church doors following Mass.  The K of C has already donated over $15 million for Christian Refugee Relief in the past couple of years.  A cause that they are currently emphasizing is a $2 million initiative to rebuild Karamles, a Christian town in Iraq that had been under the control of ISIS. Together, we can help Christian families finally return to the homes from which they were evicted by ISIS.  If you prefer to donate with a check please make it out to "Knights of Columbus Charities" (Persecuted Christians in the memo line).  You can also learn more on the web at - https://www.kofc.org/en/charities/christian-relief/index.html  . Thanks.



Jack Dalgleish is calling to fill posts at the Wal-Mart Dec. 2nd. If you want to fill a spot, give him a call at 812-493-4119..



We are sponsoring the First Friday Adoration  after the 7:00 Mass at St. Patrick Chapel on the first Friday of the month.  Dec. 1st is the next Adoration.


You may have  noticed that Mike is resuming the Friday meals, the bulletin has the details of the menu. What you don’t know is that Edith’s edibles is fixing noon sandwich meals. Call the lodge for details, 812-265-1537.


John Paul II

We will be starting a two part story on the life and legacy of Pope John Paul II.

Everyone knows John Paul II: his face, his characteristic way of moving and speaking; his immersion in prayer and his spontaneous cheerfulness. Many of his words have become indelibly engraved in our memories, starting with the passionate cry with which he introduced himself to the people at the beginning of his pontificate: ‘Open wide the doors to Christ, and be not afraid of him!’ Or this saying: ‘No one can live a trial life; no one can love experimentally.’ An entire pontificate is condensed in words like these. It is as though he would like to open the doors for Christ everywhere and wishes to open up to people the gate that leads to true life, to true love.” - Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

The life of a saint is one in which the Gospel is luminous. In this way, the Church has received an inestimable gift in St. John Paul II. Through his life, he has shown the radiation of the fatherhood of God in humanity, or what St. Paul calls the "newness of life in Christ" (Cf. Rom. 6: 4).  



“I had not yet made my First Holy Communion when I lost my mother: I was barely nine years old.” — Karol Wojtyła

Karol Józef Wojtyła was born on May 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland, the youngest of three children. Although he was born into a loving family, his early life was marked by suffering and loss. His older sister, Olga, died in infancy and, by the time Karol was twelve, his mother Emelia had died of kidney failure and his older brother, Edmund, had died heroically serving those stricken with scarlet fever. Known to his friends as Lolek, and growing under the loving guidance of his father, he was a vibrant youth, athletic, studious and a gifted theatrical performer.

Young Man

“My father’s words played a very important role because they directed me toward becoming a true worshiper of God.” — Karol Wojtyła

“After her death and, later, the death of my older brother, I was left alone with my father, a deeply religious man. Day after day I was able to observe the austere way in which he lived …his example was in a way my first seminary, a kind of domestic seminary.” — Karol Wojtyła

Priest / Bishop

“As a young priest I learned to love human love… If one loves human love, there naturally arises the need to commit oneself completely to the service of ‘fair love,’ because love is fair, it is beautiful.” — Pope John Paul II

Karol joined a clandestine seminary headed by Cardinal Sapieha and was ordained alone on the Feast of All Saints in 1946. He then traveled to Rome to continue his doctoral studies. Upon his return to Poland he was made assistant pastor of a parish in Niegowic, where he began his vital work with young people.

After teaching in the Jagiellonian University for approximately five years and having been appointed to the Chair of Ethics at the Catholic University of Lublin, Fr. Wojtyła was consecrated auxiliary bishop of Kraków on July 4, 1958 - the youngest bishop in the history of Poland. Among the first to hear of his election were the young people who had accompanied him on many camping and hiking trips.

Constantly concerned with the question of man, Bishop Wojtyła encouraged a spiritual and cultural resistance to the Communist occupation of Poland, giving his countrymen hope in the face of grave oppression.

Bishop Wojtyła attended the Second Vatican Council beginning in 1962, where he provided a vital support to the seminal documents of the Council. His insight and gifts were also central in the final formulation of Humanae Vitae, which was promulgated by Pope Paul VI in 1968. Soon after, he was elevated to the College of Cardinals.

The Early Papacy

“Do not be afraid! Open wide the doors for Christ…. Christ knows ‘what is in man.’ He alone knows it.” — Pope John Paul II in his Inaugural Address, St. Peter’s Square, October 22, 1978

Cardinal Wojtyła was elected Pope on October 16, 1978, and took the name John Paul II. He was the 263rd successor to Peter, and was to have one of the longest pontificates in the history of the Church, lasting nearly 27 years. He retained his Episcopal motto, drawn from the profound insight of St. Louis de Montfort, “Totus Tuus – I am completely yours.” It would become increasingly clear to the world that this papacy was an incarnation of that motto and a direct response to Divine Love, which was profoundly expressed in his love for man.

Immediately, John Paul II went out to the entire world with a vigorous missionary spirit. He embarked on 104 apostolic journeys to 129 different countries, “to the uttermost parts of the earth” (Acts 13:47), beginning with the West, Mexico and the United States, for the sake of the Gospel. His love for young people led him to establish World Youth Day, celebrated 19 times during his pontificate, which attracted millions of young people from all over the world. The Pope’s concern for marriage and the family was clearly expressed in the establishment of the World Meeting of Families, his Wednesday catechesis on human love and the founding of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family.

The Pope’s presence on the world stage began the gradual and peaceful removal of Communism from Eastern Europe, averted war between the nations of Chile and Argentina, and began the restoration of peace and the healing of division between the major world religions.

We will be continuing this story next letter. The info comes from the Supreme website.


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 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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Shawe Band with Fr. Meny: 


Father Hillary Meny's 100th Birthday Cellebration


More Father Meny Pictures

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Thank You note from family