Knights of Columbus


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

812-273-1537

 

 

 

                                          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

July 29- State Hospital visit

July 25- End of Month meals

Aug. 7- First Friday meal...Fish fry

Aug. 12—business meeting

Aug. 14 - Bob Schafer famous Swiss Steak

Aug. 30 –End of the Month meals

 

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 -  https://shbb.org

Honored

The Family of the month is Martin and Barb Retzner

The Knight of the month is Jack Dalgleish

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.

 

Rest in Peace

Jack Lemm, died May 25, Jim Willett, died June 24th.  May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. They will be remembered at the Memorial Mass Tues, Nov. 3rd at the 5:30 PM Mass.

 

Meeting

The meeting agenda is 7:00 PM Rosary, 7:30 Meeting. We need the spiritual side as well as the practical. Our next meeting will be on Aug. 12th. At our July meeting, we decided to retain the present officers for the coming year.

 

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 for almost 70 years.?

 

End of Month meals

July 25th 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.

 

1st Fri. Adoration

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.

 

Corporate Communion

Our next Corporate Communion will be August 30 at the 10:00 AM Mass Nov. 29, at the 8:00 AM Mass; and Nov. 3rd, 5:30 PM the date for the Memorial Mass for our deceased brothers.

 

Rosary

Build faithful families and communities through rosary prayer. The Knights of Columbus Rosary Program encourages councils to promote devotion to the rosary in our families and parishes by scheduling regular rosary prayer services. Kits with rosary rings, rosary prayer guides, and leader books are available for councils to order.

This program encourages devotion to Mary, the patroness of our Order, and emphasizes the importance of prayer in community and as a family. The Rosary Program encourages councils to schedule regular rosary prayer services on any day of the week, at any time of the year, with the guidance of their pastor. Councils should personally invite each family of the parish and offer attending families a copy of the Knights of Columbus Catholic Information Service’s A Scriptural Rosary for the Family (#319). Encourage families to read this booklet and learn how their faith can be strengthened through a devotion to Our Lady while praying the rosary at home together regularly.

 

Holy Hour

This program encourages devotion to Mary, the patroness of our Order, and emphasizes the importance of prayer in community and as a family. The Rosary Program encourages councils to schedule regular rosary prayer services on any day of the week, at any time of the year, with the guidance of their pastor. Councils should personally invite each family of the parish and offer attending families a copy of the Knights of Columbus Catholic Information Service’s A Scriptural Rosary for the Family (#319). Encourage families to read this booklet and learn how their faith can be strengthened through a devotion to Our Lady while praying the rosary at home together regularly.

The chivalric character of the Knights of Columbus and the Church’s long tradition of spiritual combat resonate with men today – especially as threats from the world and the devil are so keenly felt. Eucharistic adoration in the form of a regularly scheduled Holy Hour is a simple, direct, and meaningful way to address these needs. It is familiar to many, easy to organize, and something everyone can participate in together regardless of age, vocation, stage of life, or membership status. Councils can organize their Holy Hours in a variety of ways and incorporate aspects such as perpetual adoration, the sacrament of reconciliation, prayer for particular intentions, and more.

 

Leave no neighbor behind

Knights of Columbus are called to step into the breach and leave no neighbor behind – especially in this time of crisis.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, our duty is to lead our families, protect our parishes, and serve our communities, remembering always that where there’s a need, there’s a Knight. Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson has challenged Knights to take this moment as an opportunity to “deepen our commitment to the very principles which define us: charity, unity, and fraternity.”

Knights of Columbus Orderwide are encouraged to serve and sacrifice for those around us. Many, including in our own councils and parishes, are isolated and alone in quarantine. Food banks, blood centers, and other essential services have been depleted of their vital supplies. There are many people and places that require urgent help.

Knights are encouraged to engage in five types of service activities:

 

1. Support Your Brother Knights
2. Support Your Parish
3. Support Your Community
4. Feed the Hungry
5. Participate in Blood Drives

 

In the pages that follow, you will find additional details for each of these categories. You can use this document as a foundation for your efforts and those of your council. Where you see opportunities to do more, you are encouraged to do so, always mindful of guidelines, and suggested procedures from national and local health experts. Abide by social distancing, self-quarantine, and shelter-in-place orders, where applicable. Do not put yourself or others at risk of infection. For more information on safety measures while participating in program activities, refer to the “Guidance on Safety” section of this Guidebook.

Above all else, remember your duty as a Knight of Columbus. When crisis strikes, we respond with care, compassion, and charity. It is time for all of us to answer the call – and leave no neighbor behind.

As you and your council take specific action to support your parish and community, please let the Supreme Council know. We may want to highlight your efforts. Submit your stories to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Guidance on Safety

While engaging in activities as part of the Leave No Neighbor Behind program, participants are encouraged to always be mindful of guidelines and suggested procedures from national and local health experts. Abide by social distancing, self-quarantine, and shelter-in-place orders, where applicable. Do not put yourself or others at risk of infection.

For your sake, that of your family, and the entire community, you need to consider your own safety first. Leave your home only when necessary. Those who are at higher risk or who live with people at higher risk (such as people over 60 years old, who are ill, who have pre-existing conditions, etc.) should avoid going out in public for any reason. Additionally, participants should strive to limit direct contact with other members, as much as possible (i.e. Do not offer to drive a member to the store but, rather, complete the errand on his behalf).

Safe environment rules for the protection of children should be strictly followed.

 

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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Websites

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/

K. C. Newsletter on Prince of Peace website is; http://www.popeace.org/index.php/parish-info/organizations/knights-of-columbus