Casserole Assembly Project – July 19th
We will once again have a casserole assembly that is open to all Brother Knights and their families. Vinny Montesano is again opening his restaurant up to us. This will take place at 3:30 pm on July 19, 2020. Similar to previous assemblies we will be making pork and bean casseroles and pasta w. meatball casseroles. Once the casseroles are assembled we will deliver them to the St. Elizabeth’s kitchen and store them in the freezer. We will also have a dinner following the assembly. Click here for details and to sign-up.
Clothing Drive – Rescheduled September 26 & 27
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our Clothing Drive to benefit St.Vincent de Paul Society has been tentatively rescheduled for September 26th and 27th. We will be collecting after all Masses that weekend. If you have questions about acceptable items, please click here for info.
If you'd rather not wait until September, Greendrop (who manages the collection) offers pick-up service in many locations. To check on you address and availability, click visit www.gogreendrop.com
COAL Sweepstakes Drawing Postponed
The 2020 Chance Of A Lifetime (COAL) Sweepstakes drawing to support the State Council's Scholarship Program was originally scheduled for April 20th, but has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. The State Council is evaluating dates in September. You can get updates and additional details at their website by clicking here!
July 4th - Our Council lead a Patriotic Rosary in the church at St. Elizabeth at 7:30 am, prior to the 8:30 am Mass. It was also live-streamed. Inspired by Our Lady, the Patriotic Rosary is a powerful prayer for divine protection and mercy for our Nation and our government leaders at all levels. Each decade of the in rosary starts with a historical quote from famous leaders who helped develop our form of government. Each Hail Mary of the traditional Catholic Rosary is dedicated to each state of the United States. Click here to learn more about this special prayer!
Emergency Blood Drives
In an effort to help the Red Cross during the COVID-19 crisis, our Council organized two emergency blood drives. The first drive was held at St Elizabeth Parish on May 26th. The second was held on June 29th at The Montgomery School. The response from the community was amazing! We were completely booked for both days!
Thank you to the 120 donors who registered, to St Elizabeth and The Montgomery School for hosting, and to Brothers who volunteered to help make this project such a success!
Casserole Collection For The Veterans Group Philadelphia
June 27 - Many thanks to everyone who made casseroles this month for The Veterans Group in Philadelphia, who provides shelter and support services to homeless veterans. This month we delivered 37 casseroles, along with other food and cleaning supply products.
We will be holding another collection on July 25th!
Sister Parish Collection and Delivery
On June 14th we assisted our Sister Parish Ministry with the collection and delivery of canned food and boxed goods. Parishioners dropped off items at St Elizabeth between 11am and 1pm, which we delivered to Visitation BVM in Kensington later in the day.
St Johns Hospice Casserole Collection Assistance
June 6th / 7th - We again assisted the St Johns Hospice Casserole Ministry with the collection of casseroles prior to each Mass during the weekend.
St Johns Hospice Casserole Collection Assistance
May 10 - We were happy to help out the Saint John's Hospice Casserole ministry at St Elizabeth with their casserole collection. Parishioners donated over 370 casseroles! Amazing!
Our Council maintains the trail in front of St Elizabeth Church. The trail runs south from the front entrance of the church, to the covered bridge, and north from the front entrance to the trail marker at the end of the church property. Every year the trail is cleaned of trash during the spring and summer months. We need volunteers to walk and clean the trail for the months of April, June, August and October. Ideally, you will clean the trail in the beginning and end of the month. Bring your spouse, family member or a friend. A casual stroll will take you about an hour to walk the trail. Trash grabbers and trash bags are available by contacting John Laager at email@example.com. You can sign-up by clicking here!
Prayer for Protection in Time of Pandemic
March 15 - The Knights of Columbus has published the prayer said by Pope Francis and Archbishop Lori online, calling on members and Catholics to say the prayer over nine days as a novena beginning Sunday. It especially prays “for those who have fallen ill, for those who are vulnerable and for those who have died.” It adds: “Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure.”
Click here to view and print the prayer.
Taking Care Of Those In Need
We are all being impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, but some of us are struggling more than others. Our Council is committed to providing assistance to those in need. Charity is at the heart of our work and our faith. If you or someone you know in our Council or community are in need of assistance, contact us and let us know. Learn more by clicking here.
FOCUS Ministry – Sarah Grubb Support
FOCUS (focus.org) is a Catholic apostate that aims to share the hope and joy of the gospel with college students across the United States. Sarah Grubb was a parishioner before going to college. She has graduated, and is now has a ministry with FOCUS at Ole Miss. She is asking for financial assistance, and our Council has agreed to support her in this effort. If you are interested in helping out, click here to make a tax deductible donation by credit or debit card. You can find her Spring 2020 update by clicking here.
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 www.fathermcgivney.org
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