40 Days For Life Vigil
40 Days for Life is the largest internationally coordinated pro-life mobilization in history, helping local communities end the injustice of abortion. From September 27th to November 5th the Chester County Pro life Coalition will take part in the 40 Days for Life Vigil in front of Planned Parenthood of West Chester PA. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city — and beyond. Although any one can volunteer on their own for vigil hours according to their own schedule by simply going to www.40daysforlife.com, our Council and the St. Elizabeth Parish Respect Life Committee have arranged for Saturday October 28th to be our day to stand as a group.
You can volunteer whatever time you have available by signing up after Mass, or by clicking here! If you have any questions, email Chuck Reimer at email@example.com .
2017 Birthright Challenge – now through October 31st!
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!
Casserole Assembly – November 5th
We will once again be assembling Casseroles for St. John’s Hospice in Philadelphia. Our goal for this project is 400 Casseroles! We are going to need 25-30 volunteers to make this happen. Family members are welcome to participate. Similar to last time we will be assembling 2 or 3 different kinds of casseroles in the kitchen at St. E’s. This is mostly assembly and some light cooking. We expect the assembly to take about 2 to 3 hours and then we will have dinner afterwards. Please click here to sign up to let us know how many are coming. We could also use a couple of desserts for dinner! If you have any questions please contact John Fiore at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 610-212-5806.
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 will begin in-person sales after Masses on November 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th. You can also place orders online. Click here for details!
Brothers, if you can help take orders after Mass, please click here to volunteer.
The Lord’s Pantry Holiday Activities – Save The Dates!
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. The Thanksgiving Food Distribution will be held November 18th from 9am - 5pm (set up the day before from 3-5pm). 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. Watch this site and your email for additional details!
Red Cross Blood Drive
September 23 - Many thanks to the donors and volunteers who came out today for our annual Red Cross Blood Drive. We had about 60 people stop by to donate on a beautiful Saturday morning. The Red Cross team was terrific, and appreciated us hosting the event again this year. We will back next year! In the meantime, you can donate again locally by visiting www.redcrossblood.org Thanks to Matthew Ward for coordinating this event. See pictures by clicking here!
Farm Project For The Hungry – Fall Harvest
Sept 11 - We had a great turnout of families, friends and Knights of Columbus brothers this past weekend to harvest potatoes for those in need. Over 50 people showed up... but there was a lot to do! The work began early and lasted all day, and and when the work done we had harvested around 1,800 lbs of potatoes. This is enough to feed more than 300 families through the Lord's Pantry. 400 lbs of the harvest will be going to Texas to support the needs of the first responders who are continuing that work after hurricane Harvey. You can check out some pictures from the day by clicking here!
Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show
Sept 4 - Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show is held each Labor Day weekend, and is one of the longest running shows in the area. It is a Chester County tradition for people to attend and compete in this show annually. Once again our Council helped park cars and provided other assistance over the weekend. Thanks to Doug Cox, Joe LaGrossa, and all the other Brothers who participated! Click here for pictures!
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/
Explore our site! If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member, please click here and we will be in touch with you shortly!