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!
Wives Appreciation Mass and Social – Feb 10th
Please join us on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 for several special activities to show appreciation to our wives, and all that they do. Father Stokely will be celebrating a special Mass and Renewal Of Vows at 3pm, and then those that are interested will adjourn to the Brickside Grill to enjoy some light food and refreshments together. Click here to learn more and to reserve your spot!
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.
The Lord’s Pantry Holiday Distributions
Nov 18 / Dec 9th - Once again this year our Council assisted the The Lord's Pantry in Downingtown with their Thanksgiving and Christmas food and gift distribution activities. Brothers and family members assisted with moving food and toys from storage locations, setting up distribution areas, loading cars and helping with the clean-up. Both activities were a great success!
For Thanksgiving, 250 turkey dinners were distributed, which helped about 1,000 people.
For Christmas, we helped with the set-up and distribution over 67 bikes, 235 turkeys and dinners. Over 500 children will have a happier Christmas because of the event!
Thanks to everyone who turned out to support our The Lord's Pantry, and the important work they do in our community! Thanks to John Magee for again coordinating this event!
Columbian Award Recognition
Dec 5 - The Columbian Award is awarded each year to Councils that have demonstrated excellence in programming and charitable outreach. They must conduct at least four major programs in each of the Service Program categories: Church, Community, Council, Family, Culture of Life, and Youth. St Elizabeth Council #13141, through the leadership of Dr. Danial Keating, received this award for his term as Grand Knight in the 2016/2017 year. Frederick Clark, the Knights of Columbus District Deputy of District #20 East PA presented the Award.
2017 Birthright Challenge
Nov 30 - 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. Thank you to everyone who contributed and helped us raise over $15,000 with the match from one of our Brothers!
Sister Parish Turkey Dinner Donations
Nov 20 - As we have done over the last several years, our Council donated complete turkey dinners to our Sister Parish, Visitation BVM in Philadelphia, and to St Joseph Welcome Center in Philadelphia. A total of 66 dinners were provided, 42 from the Council and 26 by Brothers making individual contributions. This was done in conjunction with the Sharing Our Bounty committee at St. Elizabeth. Over 220 dinners were provided by the St Elizabeth community this year! Thanks again to Bill Schell and Mike Kasper for coordinating. Click here for pictures.
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!
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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