2017 Birthright Challenge – extended through November 30th!
Each year since 2014, we have raised funds to support Birthright Of Coatesville in their mission to provide love, support and hope to women facing unplanned pregnancies. Click here to learn more about our 2017 campaign!
Religious Christmas Card Sale –
Once again this year we are offering a beautiful selection of high quality Religious Christmas Cards, magnets and other items for sale. We are no longer selling after Mass, but we are taking on-line orders until November 19th. Click here for details!
We will begin delivering orders after Masses on 11/18, and will try to have all orders delivered by Thanksgiving weekend. Look for an email from us!
The Lord’s Pantry Christmas Distribution December 9th!
Once again this year our Council will be helping our friends at The Lord's Pantry in Downingtown with their Thanksgiving and Christmas food and gift distribution activities. Thanks to everyone who helped out with the Thanksgiving Food Distribution on November 18th... but we have more to do! The Christmas Toy and Food Distribution will be held on December 9th from 9-5pm (set up the day before from 3-9pm). All activities will be held at the Downingtown West High School cafeteria. Click here to sign up!
Church Christmas Decorations Volunteers Needed!
'Tis almost the season! On several days in December we will be helping with the installation of the Nativity and other indoor and outdoor decorations at St Elizabeth. We are looking for volunteers to assist with this effort. We will be working over several days beginning Saturday, December 16th through December 23rd. For additional details or to sign-up, please click here!
March For Life – Bus Trip To Washington on Jan 19th!
Once again this year our Council is sponsoring a bus trip to Washington to participate in this year's event on Friday, January 19th. The bus will depart St. Elizabeth’s parking lot following the 7:30 am mass, which gives us the chance to attend mass together, and then return at approximately 8 pm. Cost is $20 per adult and $10 for children under 18. For details or to register, click here!
2018 Free Throw Championship – Registration Is Open Now!
Our annual Free Throw Championship will be held on January 28th at 5:15pm in the gym at St Elizabeth Parish School for all boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14. This is an international event, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Last year we had over 60 contestants show up, and over 120,000 participated globally! The event is free, but registration is required. Click here to sign-up or learn more!
Saint John Paul II National Shrine Pilgrimage – April 21, 2018
Join your Brother Knights and their guests on a group pilgrimage to the Saint John Paul II Shrine and the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The Shrine and the Basilica are both places of worship, religious formation, and education that offer an array of faith-filled events for visitors. Click here for details and to sign up.
Pope Francis grants a plenary indulgence to those who participate in a group pilgrimage to the Saint John Paul II Shrine and meet certain conditions. All Knights of Columbus members who sign the Visitor Log will receive a cross in the form associated with Saint John Paul II. Also, a Columbian Award is available at the Shrine and the St. Elizabeth Council should be able to meet the requirements for this award.
Casseroles For St Johns Hospice A Success!
Nov 5 - About 30 Brothers and family members got together on Sunday in the Parish Social Hall to once again assemble casseroles for St. John’s Hospice in Philadelphia. We prepared close to 400 casseroles... a new record for us! For the pasta casseroles, we used 210 lbs of pasta, 40 gallons of pasta sauce, 60lbs of mozzarella cheese, and 4,800 meatballs! For the pork and bean casseroles, we used 400 lbs of hot dogs, 40 gallons of kidney and cannelloni beans and 50 gallons of pork and beans! After several hours of cutting, mixing, and loading up the freezer, we all sat down for a wonderful meal together. Many thanks to John Fiore for organizing this event. A special thank you to the Parish and School for letting us use the facilities! Click here to see pictures!
40 Days For Life Vigil
Our Council and the St. Elizabeth Parish Respect Life Committee coordinated our participation in 40 Days for Life. On Saturday, October 28th, members of our Parish stood as a group in front of Planned Parenthood in West Chester for the day and prayed for an end to abortion.
Many thanks to Chuck Reimer for organizing this event.
One of our Brother Knights is in need of some assistance to get from his home to a doctors appointment later in November. If you are able to drive a van to help out, click here for info and to sign-up.
Message From The Grand Knight
The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by the Venerable Servant of God, Father Michael J. McGivney in St Mary's Church in New Haven, CT. If canonized, Father McGivney would be the first American born priest to become a Saint.
To learn more information about Fr. McGivney, visit the website dedicated to his Life and Legacy at http://www.fathermcgivney.org/
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