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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

June 23-End of Month meals

June 27-State Hospital visit

July 11- Meeting


Officers for 2018 – 2019:  GK -Jim Tatera, Deputy GK – Nick Schafer, FS – Jack Dalgleish, Chancellor – Dave Carlow, Treasurer – Eric Schafer, Advocate – Rob Barlow, Warden – Ed Schafer,  Inside Guard – Marty Retzner, Outside Guard – Bill Andrews, Sr., Trustees – (3yr) Tom Schafer, (2yr) Greg Thorpe, (1 yr) Andy Craig.

Knight of the Month-Tim Hoffman, Family of the Month; Charles and Martha Torline.

Brian Guetig is transferring to our Council from the Bedford, IN Council.

Congrats to Deacon Mike Gardner and Tom Vandewater who recently received Honorary Memberships from Supreme.

Knight of the month is Jack Dalgleish; Family of the month is Marty & Barb Retzner

Corporate Communion

There will be a Corporate Communion at the 8:00 AM Mass on July 29th.  If you have a shirt with the logo on it, please wear it. Ed Schafer will be filling the stations, EM's, greeters, lectors, etc.


Meeting agenda is 7:00 Rosary, 7:30 Meeting. We need the spiritual side as well as the practical. July 11 is the next meeting.

State Hospital

Our next State Hospital visit will be June 27 at the state hospital.  If you are interested in helping 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 June 23 this month. Call Benny Kelly 812-265-4399 or Mark Cheatham 812-801-1175 for information. 


We received a $510 check from the Chautauqua for distributing ice to the Chautauqua vendors.  This money will be used for our Scholarship program.  We will perform this service for the Chautauqua again this year.

Joseph Moments

The Patron of Fathers has much to teach us this Father’s Day

St. Joseph is the ultimate strong, silent type. Not a word of his is recorded in the Bible yet he took on an awesome responsibility – caring for Jesus and Mary in the Holy Family – and performed his duties with great faith and charity.

He is patron of the Universal Church, Guardian of the Redeemer, Terror of Demons, Patron of the Dying and Patron of Fathers. It is for the last title that we consider his virtues in what can be called the “Joseph Moments.”

Joseph is described as a “righteous man” who did not want to expose Mary, his betrothed, to the Jewish law for being pregnant outside of marriage. Yet he is not consumed by his own righteousness; he resolves to separate from her “quietly” yet is open to God’s plan, as it is revealed to him.

The angel says:

Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.

We can miss the full significance of this familiar passage if we think that, of course, Joseph did what the angel said because he was a saint. But at any point, he could have lost courage, doubted his dream and – like any number of prophets in the Old Testament – asked God to choose someone else to play his part in salvation history. But he is a righteous man; he does not only what God asks, but also everything that is required to fulfill that command.

And not a word from him is heard throughout the entire Gospel story. He is simply there, leading when needed, and stepping into the shadows when the time comes for the Son of God to shine.

Here are some other suggestions:

If you find your wife or family in any danger, take well-considered and effective action, just as Joseph took the Holy Family to Egypt. The dangers you face may not include a mad King Herod, but be aware of the workload your wife may face at home, the pressures of childcare, the financial burdens of your family and even something as seemingly small as gossip about your family among in-laws. Stand up and present yourself as a defender of your wife and children.

Be a leader of the spiritual welfare of your family. It is amazing how attuned and attentive Joseph was to God’s messengers, who appeared to him on three occasions, commanding three huge tasks. As a father, don’t leave the religion solely to your wife – your children will grow up thinking that faith is only feminine. Give them an example of faithful masculine leadership, which includes humility in the presence of God.

Be open to changing your personal plans for the sake of your family. Joseph may have imagined a normal marital and domestic life with his beloved bride. But he gave up all such dreams for love of God and love of Mary. At this moment, there is probably something you could do or say to show that kind of love for your wife and children.

The above is copied 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.

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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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