The Real News of
Madison, IN. 47250
Knights of Columbus
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
Sept. 23-End of Month meals
Sept. 23-Texas Holdem Poker
Sept. 27-State Hospital visit
Oct. 7-memorial for Curtis Grimes
Knight of the Month-
Family of the Month-We didn’t have enough time to decide who were the candidates this month due to the discussion on the name-change.
Meeting agenda is 7:00 Rosary, 7:30 Meeting. We need the spiritual side as well as the practical.
Our next State Hospital visit will be Sept. 27 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 the 23rd this month because of the Chautauqua. The Hanover Baptist Church will be supplying the meals. 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.
The agenda for the Corporate Communions for next year has been set. April 29– 6:00 PM. July 29 8:00 AM Our next Corporate Communion will be Oct. 29, 8:00 AM.
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.
Larry Braun, Sr. died recently. He was a member living in Vevay.
Curtis Grimes, a former member who had moved to Florida upon his retirement died several months ago. His ashes will be brought back for a Memorial Service at St. Patrick’s Chapel on Oct. 7th, 9:00 AM. Honor Guard has been requested for the service.
We will be ringing the bells at each entrance of Wal-Mart for the Salvation Army on Dec. 2. More next letter.
We are sponsoring the First Friday Adoration after the 7:00 Mass at St. Patrick Chapel on the first Friday of the month. Oct. 6.
The names of the Social and Rec. Corp. and the Building Corporation will be changed to Nor-Rose Social and Rec. and Nor-Rose Building Corp. There are questions about the future status of the building in relation to the Council 934 becoming a tenant of Nor-Rose as we are commanded to do by Supreme. We are supposed to pass in the minutes a motion authorizing these two organizations to manage the property. In the event of a real estate sale, the money after expenses are taken care of will be returned to us to be used for another building, if not used within 3 years, the funds would go to the parish.
People sometimes suffer a loss of peripheral vision with age and declining eyesight, while even those with 20/20 vision can miss what should be visible to them. At a restaurant, for instance, otherwise attentive waiters sometimes seem to suddenly lose their peripheral vision if you’re anxious to pay the check.
Something similar can also happen in the depth of one’s heart. The peripheral vision of our hearts diminishes if we do not make it a habit to see beyond our own wants and needs. If our hearts ignore inconvenient truths and realities on the right and on the left, our field of spiritual vision will narrow.
The eyes of our hearts
We may think that our spiritual vision is 20/20 because we see clearly what is right in front of us. A hobby might claim most of our attention, or we may be rightfully concerned about things such as the well-being of our families, our performance at work, or long-term financial goals. It’s even possible to be so wrapped up in our own spiritual lives that we cannot see the spiritual and material needs of those around us.
In the Gospels, Jesus teaches us, “The lamp of the body is the eye. If the eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light; but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be in darkness. And if the light in you is darkness, how great will the darkness be” (Mt 6:22-23; see also Lk 11:34- 36). Just as our physical eyes perceive natural light, so too the eyes of our hearts are meant to perceive the light of God’s love and truth and the dignity of our neighbor.
Pope Francis has repeatedly called us to “go the peripheries.” He once said in an interview, “We need to come out of ourselves and head for the periphery. We need to avoid the spiritual sickness of a Church that is wrapped up in its own world.”
The Holy Father tells us that a self-referential Church will grow old and dim. He challenges us not to focus so intently on our own concerns that we fail to see the needs of others. He urges us to develop, with the help of God’s grace, “a heart which sees” to use a phrase from Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Deus Caritas Est. Our hearts must see those who are on the margins of the Church and society. In fact, “a closed heart,” Pope Francis has observed, “cannot understand what Christianity is.
Where, then, are these peripheries to be found? Surely, they are found in the poorest, most undeveloped countries on earth. Pope Francis drew attention to such peripheries, for example, when he visited the Central African Republic in 2015. Such countries are out of the line of sight of many, if not most, who live in highly developed countries. The pope has called our attention to the plight of refugees and immigrants by his visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa. Thousands lose their lives in the Mediterranean as they try to make their way to mainland Europe in rickety boats.
Pope Francis has likewise called us to focus on the plight of those persecuted for their Christian faith in the Middle East and elsewhere. So often we miss the fact that our fellow Christians are losing their lives and suffering dreadfully simply because they are Christians. The pope also calls our attention to the poor and the sick in our midst. In the city of Baltimore, where I reside, there exist devastated and violence-ridden neighborhoods where a sense of hopelessness pervades the streets.
There are also spiritual peripheries. Think of the many people in every parish who no longer attend Mass or take part in parish activities. We might sometimes lament their absence but, in the end, adopt an attitude of “out of sight, out of mind.” The pope tells us that we must not allow these fellow Christians to escape our field of vision. Instead, we must reach out to them, listen to them, come to know their concerns, and look for opportunities to invite them back to the faith.
How, then, can we increase the peripheral vision of our hearts? First, we need to be aware of what hampers our vision, such as attitudes of defensiveness, fear and indifference. Next, we need, with God’s grace, to become adept at going beyond our comfort zones and encountering those whose lives, viewpoints and concerns are very different from our own. This is not easy, but it is the attitude of each true missionary disciple.
Our field of vision broadens as we encounter others with deep charity, a sense of fraternal solidarity, and a desire to break down barriers, to create unity. In a phrase, we must bring to those encounters an awareness of God’s merciful love. And once our field of vision broadens, those on the peripheries are no longer peripheral. They are squarely in our line of sight.
You will find the contacts of both the Field Agent serving 934; and the General Agent., serving Southern Indiana in the next column.
Clint Spaulding Agency
504 3rd Ave.
Jasper, IN. 47546
1240 Timberhaven Ct.
Scottsburg, In. 47170
Ph. # 219-718-3196
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.
Father Hillary Meny's 100th Birthday Cellebration
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