The Real News of
Madison, IN. 47250
Knights of Columbus
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
Apr 26-State Hospital visit
Apr 29-EOM meals
Knight of the Month-Tom Schafer
Family of the Month-Nick and Kara Schafer.
Our next State Hospital visit will be April 26th 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. April 29 is the date.
The April 29 Corporate Communion will be at the 6:00 PM Mass. We will have a dinner benefiting our scholarship fund during and after, starting at 5:00 and ending at 8:00. Menu is pulled pork, baked beans, baked potatato, cole slaw, and desserts. Ed Schafer is the chairman and is looking for volunteers to fill the various offices.
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.
We are continuing our sponsorship of the First Friday Adoration. Hours are from 7:00 AM with the Mass before the Adoration exposition to 9:00 AM Benediction after which the school will continue the Adoration.
Council Fish Fry
We had a good turnout at the Council fund raising Fish Dinner. Thanks to Greg Thorpe for chairing and cooking. Good Job! Understand that they ran out of food at 6:40.
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.
This year's 40th annual Tootsie Roll Drive will be held Saturday, May 6th (at Walmart) - 9:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
A sign-up sheet will be posted at the K of C lodge. Please feel free to call me NOW if you want to reserve a certain time slot.
If you've never worked this event, please make an effort to do so this year. It's truly a rewarding, positive experience.
We will have nominations for officers for the coming year at the next meeting.
Dr. Ralph Pratt passed away Tuesday, April 4. Visitation was Friday, April 7 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at Morgan-Nay. Rosary at 7:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial is Saturday, April 8 at 11:00 am at Prince of Peace.
You Can Keep Your Kids Catholic. Here’s How . . .
We’ve all heard the more popular rendition of this as “sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll.” However you describe it, the truth remains the same: There are lots of moral and spiritual dangers waiting for your children when they go to college. So we fathers have to prepare our children to face the challenges not with fear but with heads held high, as Catholics who love Jesus Christ and who are not afraid to be a light shining in a dark place (Matt. 5:14-16). We must teach them how to lead others to Christ, not to be themselves led away from him.
I believe very much in the practice of “inoculation.” Prepare your kids now for what they will face later. I tell my kids what atheists believe and what skepticism and relativism are, and I seek to give them the answers to these and similar challenges. I also tell them about the errors of Protestants and how to answer their challenges right from the Bible. Your kids may not immediately understand the importance of everything you tell them at the time, but believe me, when they do come against these challenges (and they will), your efforts to prepare them ahead of time will have a good effect. They will remember what you said and this will only reinforce in their minds the fact that you, their dad, are someone who knows about the world and how to deal with it. They will be even more confident in coming to you about other important matters, such as sex, marriage, career and money, because they see you as credible and reliable, someone with knowledge and wisdom. And what dad wouldn’t want that!
FFG: Does the average Catholic dad have this wisdom and knowledge?
Madrid: I believe that, yes, most dads who love the Lord and are serious about their Catholic identity do. But even for those who may not be fully prepared in this way, getting prepared is not difficult, if you know what to do. We live in an information age, and there is a vast amount good Catholic resources right at your fingertips, far more than at any time in history. God has put you on this earth at this time, and given you these children, and I am convinced that he expects you to make good use of these resources to help your children grow and become strong in the faith. I am convinced that when we die, at our individual judgments, God will ask each of us if we did our best to pass on the faith to our children.
So, become familiar with solid Catholic sites like catholicscomehome.org, catholic.com, ewtn.com, fathersforgood.org, newadvent.org, and envoyinstitute.net. Share the information with your kids. Just Google-search away. And of course, there’s also the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the shortened Compendium, which, in addition to your Holy Bible, should be standard “tools of the trade” to lead your children toward heaven.
Invest in some CDs by great Catholic teachers like Peter Kreeft, Scott Hahn, Ken Hensley, Father Corapi, etc. Give them to your kids before they go off to college, make sure they listen to them. Upload those kinds of talks to their iPods so they can listen in their spare time. In other words, make sure they are inoculated! You won’t regret it.
The bottom line: Fatherhood is a great joy and a great privilege, but we must never forget that it is also a great and awesome responsibility given to us by God the Father. As a Catholic father, ask yourself what greater joy could you possibly have than to pass on the riches of the Catholic Faith as a permanent, priceless inheritance to your children. If they have their Catholic faith and a true love for God, they have everything. And they will eventually rejoice with you in heaven, thanking God and thanking you for the ineffable fatherly gifts that you bestowed on them. That is your mission as a father. That and nothing less.
This is why men join the Knights, there are many benefits from the Supreme Council which we can use in our daily parish lives. Also there are many benefits which are local and help our parish and community. Are you aware that a member is Sheriff, there are members on the town and county councils, there are knights on the police force and in the fire-fighting ranks.
Benefits of Membership
Knights of Columbus rosary - Blessed by the supreme chaplain, presented during the Admission Degree to each new member
Daily Mass of Remembrance at St. Mary’s Church - Mass for deceased members and their wives at the birthplace of the Order
Insurance - Access to a portfolio of top-quality life insurance, long-term care and annuity products exclusive for members and their families
Family Fraternal Benefit - For eligible families: a) pays $1,500 for the child who dies before the age of 61 days; b) pays $750 for the child who is stillborn at least 20 weeks after conception; c) offers guaranteed-issue insurance - up to $5,000 - to any child under age 18
Orphan Benefit - $80 monthly allotment for orphans of eligible families; up to $7,000 in college scholarships available
Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit - Accidental death coverage for member and spouse at no cost
Scholarships - Scholarship programs for higher education available to members, their spouses and children
Leadership Development - Opportunity to build personal leadership skills, public speaking ability, organizational skills, etc.
Fourth Degree - Eligibility to join the Patriotic Degree
Honorary Life Membership - At age 70 with 25 consecutive years of membership
Membership Card - Entitles participation in all Catholic, fraternal and social activities in member’s council and also in over 15,000 councils throughout the world
Activities - participation in a variety of programs and activities conducted by your council
You will find the contacts of both the Field Agent serving 934; and the
General Agent., serving Southern Indiana below.
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: 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.
Have a very blessed Easter.
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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