Football Sweeps! Now Through October 22nd!
Our Football Sweeps fundraiser is back and better than ever... with even more money up for grabs! This year $30,000 will be given away during the season. Each ticket gives you a chance to win each week, whether your teams win or loose. Anyone can buy tickets, so please tell your friends and family. You can buy in-person or online. Click here for details or to purchase your tickets!
Special Olympics at Villanova University – November 5th
Thousands of athletes, coaches, families, and friends representing all corners of Pennsylvania participate in Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s (SOPA) 34th Fall Festival at Villanova University. The event is hosted and organized by Villanova University students and is the largest annual student-run Special Olympics event in the world.
We are looking for volunteers who are able to spend a portion of their day on November 5th providing general assistance and support, most likely with food and meal distribution. For details or to sign-up, please click here!
Red Cross Blood Drive – November 19
Our Council will be holding a Red Cross Blood Drive in the St Elizabeth Parish Social Hall on November 19, from 7am - 12 noon. If you are 16 years of age and in good health, you may be eligible to donate! Your donation is needed to help address the national blood shortage the Red Cross is facing. Enhanced safety practices are in place for your safety, and appointments are required. To schedule your appointment, please click here!
Thanksgiving Meal Project – November 20th
Can you help a less fortunate family have a Thanksgiving Meal this year? Our annual Thanksgiving Meal Project is back! We are looking for Brothers, Parishioners and friends to donate a turkey and the fixings for an complete meal to a family at either sister parish Visitation BVM, to the Sisters of St. Joseph program in Philadelphia, or locally. We will be collecting the meals after all Masses on November 20th, and delivering them later that day. For additional details and to sign-up to donate, please click here!
If you can help with the collection and delivery, please click here.
Council Christmas Social Event – Saturday, December 10th
We will be holding our Council's Annual Christmas Social Event on December 10th, from 6:30pm - 9:30pm at the Brickside Grille in Eagleview Town Center. Come out and enjoy some holiday cheer with your Brothers, their wives, and special guests.
The cost is $37.50 per person. We will be serving a wide selection of hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar will be available. Space is limited. For additional information, or to reserve your spot, please click here!
Ludwigs Corner Horse Show
Sept 3- 5 Our Council pleased to again be involved in supporting the Ludwig's Corner Horse show over Labor Day weekend this year! A long standing tradition in Chester County, the three-day event features a country fair with horse-drawn carriages, an antique car show, rides, games, concessions and vendors, and will often attract an average of 425 competitors and up to 15,000 spectators, weather permitting.
Volunteers were asked to to assist with parking and other activities during the event.
Prayer for Protection in Time of Pandemic
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.
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
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!