Knights of Columbus

The Real News of
Fr. Riehl Council # 934
Madison, IN. 47250
Knights of Columbus





                                          Grand Knight                      Financial Secretary

                                          Greg Thorpe                                      Jack Dalgleish

                                          2610 S. College Hills Dr.                  1968 Fox Trails Le.

                                          Hanover, IN. 47243                         Madison, IN. 47250

                                          Ph. 812-599-1914                           Ph. 812-274-0437

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Coming events

Saturday, Aug. 29  End of Month meals

Friday, Sept. 4: First Friday Mass and Adoration

                       First Friday Meal

Monday, Sept. 9 Business Meeting

Friday, Sept. 11: Bob Schafer’s famous Swiss Steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, and dessert all for $10.

Monday, Sept. 14:  4th Degree Meeting Rosary 6:30 Meeting at 7:00 PM Nor Rose Lodge

Wednesday, Sept 16:  Council 934 Rosary 6:30 PM Meeting at 7:00



The Family of the month is Kevin and Bridget Fry

The Knight of the month is Jim Tatera

Members receiving their 3rd degree through the online Exemplification program were Don White, Scott Drum, Jordan Bear, Isaac Mounce, Noah Hall, Rob Suggett, Brian Cole, and Andrew Craig.


State Hospital


This is also on hold because of the Covid-19. Pat Berry is awaiting word from the hospital about restarting this program. Stay tuned, we’ll let you know. If you are interested in helping with this charity give Pat Berry, 812-701-5269 a call. He’ll fill you in on the details. Did you know that this activity has been going on almost 70 years.? 


End of Month meals


August 29th is the next meal program. Contact either Benny Kelly 812-265-4399 or Mark Cheatham 812-801-1175 for information if you would like to help. Many hands make short work of the delivery time spent. 


District Deputy


The State is looking for a replacement District Deputy. Rick Weafer has resigned from the position due to health reasons. The position is responsible for being the liaison between the State organization and the 5 councils of Madison, 4 Corners, North Vernon, Seymour, and Columbus. There is some travel involved but that is entirely to your discretion as to how much you do to attend their meetings, etc. You will be compensated for your mileage.


Corporate Communion


Aug. 30th will be a Corporate Communion for K. of C, there will be no marching, no using eucharistic ministers, or any other ministers.


Next, CC will be Nov. 29 at the 8:00 AM Mass.


We will honor our deceased members Nov. 2, at the 5:30 PM Mass.


Next year’s schedule will be:


Jan 31—10:00 AM,


May 29, 6:00 PM,


Nov. 26, 8:00 AM


Oct. 31, 10:00 AM


Nov. 2, 5:30 PM Memorial Mass


Prayer asked for


Bob Armstrong, Deacon Mike, Charles Gilles.


1st Fri. Adoration


(Please watch the bulletin as changes will occur beginning in Septemeber) We are starting up this program again. with these changes,  The Knights are sponsoring the First Friday Adoration at St. Patrick’s Chapel, Mass is at 12:00 AM, Adoration of the Sacrament following until 1:30 PM when Fr. will close the Adoration with Benediction. 1:30 PM,  There will be no additional service due to guidelines restricting our usual procedures. 


Baby Box


These are some questions about the proposed drive to get a baby box.


How many babies have been saved through SHBB?


    The Safe Haven Baby Box organization staffs a 24-hour hotline (1-866-99BABY1) to give women the opportunity to talk to a trained professional as they consider safely surrendering their baby.


    Eight babies have been surrendered inside Safe Haven Baby Boxes since the first was installed in 2016. Two other babies have been surrendered at fire stations with Safe Haven Baby Boxes. Nationwide, 76 surrenders have resulted from calls to the Safe Haven Baby Boxes national hotline and 9 of those surrenders in 2019.


Seymour recently found an abandoned baby, the next week they began preparations for the first Baby Box in our area.


Do we really need a Safe Haven Baby Box?


Reports of infant abandonment and death of infants from abandonment throughout the country continue even with the establishment of the Safe Haven Law in almost every state for the past 10 to 20 years.


    Many mothers-in-crisis want and need anonymity when surrendering an infant, due either to fear of recognition, the stigma associated with surrendering a child, or fear of prosecution due to ignorance and/or misunderstanding of the Safe Haven law.  We understand that the State of Kentucky considers that a baby abandoned by the mother is a felony called abandonment. Who knows but that is why we cannot advertise the Baby Box on a billboard in that state.


BTW, we have been asked to provide the billboards advertising the Baby Box in the Madison area. It was reported at the meeting that the organization had met its first goal of providing for the actual box. Council #934 collected $1063 at their fundraising. There is a challenge from David Carlow for each member to match their $50.00 donation.


Did you know?


That the Knights of Columbus spearheaded the movement to put the words Under God into the Pledge of Allegiance. We are still having to defend the phrase.


The Knights of Columbus initiated this campaign in 1951 for the public adoption of the phrase “under God” in the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance. One year after Supreme Knight Hart took office in 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law that officially added the words “under God” to the pledge.


In the following years, the Knights made significant contributions to the Catholic Church in America. In 1953, a Catholic advertising program launched by Knights in Missouri was officially adopted by the Order as the Religious Information Bureau. It later became known as the Catholic Information Service when it moved to New Haven in 1969, through which Knights printed and disseminated brochures and pamphlets about the Catholic faith. The program also included a correspondence course for subscribers to learn about or clarify their knowledge of Church teachings.


Finally, the close of the 1950s saw the completion of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The Order contributed $1 million toward the completion of the church’s bell tower, known as the Knights’ Tower, and more than 1,000 Knights formed an honor guard for the dedication.


1951: The Order votes to fund the microfilming of irreplaceable documents from the Vatican Library, some dating to the pre-Christian era. The library at St. Louis University is named as the repository for the microfilm. By the 1956 opening of the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library at St. Louis University, 9.5 million manuscript pages have been microfilmed and made available for scholars.


1953: Luke E. Hart becomes supreme knight; he is the first supreme knight to move to New Haven to assume his duties, reflecting the development of the Knights as a corporation.


1953: For $2.5 million the Knights of Columbus purchases the land that Yankee Stadium is built on. When news breaks of the Knights’ acquisition, councils and members send congratulatory telegrams to New Haven. 


1953: A Catholic advertising program launched by Missouri Knights in the 1940s is adopted nationally by the Order. The ads encourage readers to learn more about Catholic teaching by contacting the Religious Information Bureau, later called the Catholic Information Service.


General Agent


This office is in the process of changing to another agent. You can contact this agent until we have one assigned to our council. Matt (Ernie) Ernstes ( our past agent) has taken a job with another insurance agency not affiliated with the K. of C. Insurance program. In the interim please contact the agent listed below.


Field Agents


Tim Jarboe


Phone no. 812-367-0713


815 Missouri St. ,


Ferdinand, IN 47532 


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The website of the McGivney Guild is He has been elevated to the title of Venerable so he is one step closer to Sainthood.


The Indiana State Council website is at


The website for the Supreme Council is:


The Prince of Peace website is at




Don Wood

Letter from Greg Thorpe

Brother Knights,

During our last meeting, the discussion came up concerning how much of a donation we could provide to assist our local community with a Safe Haven Baby Box.  As many of you know this has been a topic of discussion for a few months as some of our bordering councils have put these in place in their communities and are already impacting the lives of many.  

        The Madison Mission is a group of local women that promotes pro-life activities and is actively raising money to implement a baby box in Madison.  Not only do they want to put a box in town, but they want to assure all emergency service personnel are trained, funds are in place for annual fees, and a billboard to help spread the word is established. I have requested assistance from our local Mayor Courtney and now looking to our members for support. The City of Madison is already supporting with establishing a location that will work, I have also solicited them for some financial assistance with installation and purchasing.

        We need to pull together and help this cause as it is truly putting faith into action. I have asked Mike Sommers if we could take up a separate collection at the next Friday Night meal (Aug 7, 2020). Mike has agreed only asking we man the door while doing it. I am sure that Mike will not turn down some extra help with serving, cooking, and cleaning if you can. Please contact him and see what he needs. Please help get the word out about the meal and the donation box so we can help make this need a reality. Please try and plan to attend the meal if possible or donate.

        I understand that many are still unable to attend large gatherings and I know you will want to support the cause but do not jeopardize your health and safety, we understand. If you would like to donate, please send a check to Jack Dalgleish or send it directly to the lodge. If you would like to support in a different way, please feel free to contact me at my number below.

        One of the bigger challenges of this project is identifying a billboard and securing a cost that we could sustain it every year. This would also be an ideal opportunity for the Knights to show our support to our community, if anyone can assist on this, please let me know.

        I’ve also attached some information about the Safe Haven Baby Box. Use your favorite browser and read all about the history of the Safe Haven Baby Box. It is indeed eye-opening.

Link to Safe Haven Baby Box -