Free Throw Contest – Cancelled!
Unfortunately, due to the recent spike in COVID cases and the timing of other activities at St Elizabeth, we are going to have to cancel our Annual Free Throw Contest for 2022. We look forward to seeing everyone at the event next year!
Fraternal Survey – Deadline January 23rd
All Brothers are asked to please complete the annual Faith In Action survey for last year. Your participation helps us get recognized for the impact our charitable activities are having at our Parish and in our community. We ask that you complete the on-line survey by January 23rd. You can find the survey and additional information by clicking here.
Red Cross Blood Drive – April 2
We will be holding our first Red Cross Blood Drive of 2022 on April 2nd in St Elizabeth's Social Hall. There is a severe shortage of blood currently, so we are hoping we can get a large turn-out! Special safety protocols to protect everyone from COVID-19 will be implemented, and advance registration is required. Anyone 16 years or older is invited to participate.
To learn more or to register, please click here!
David at Sight and Sound Lancaster – April 29th / 30th 2022
Sight and Sound in Lancaster is known for delivering amazing live productions of stories from the Bible. Beginning in March of 2022, they will be be presenting David, bringing the legendary Bible story to life with spectacular special effects, massive sets, and live animals in a brand-new original stage production.
Our Council will be coordinating group ticket purchase for the performances on April 29th and April 30th. Click here for details!
Christmas Cocktail Party
December 11 - We got together as a Council, Brothers and Wives, to celebrate the Christmas season together at the Brickside Grill in Eagle. We were happy that Father Tom, Father Kevin and Father Chambers could join us. It was also great to see one of our Seminarians, John Okapara, join us as well.
Thank you to everyone who attended, and to Brother Mark Lukenda for organizing a fun evening. Merry Christmas!
Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Project
November 21 - Our Council continued its long-running tradition of delivering Thanksgiving meals to those in need again this year. We combined our effort with the parish collection, and delivered Thanksgiving turkeys and meals to our sister parish Visitation BVM and also to the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Thank you to everyone who donated meals and helped with the packing and delivery efforts! Check out the pictures here!
Red Cross Blood Drive
Nov 20 - Our Council and the American Red Cross hosted our third Blood Drive for 2021 in the Social Hall at St Elizabeth. Once again, the response from the parish community was terrific. Thank you to everyone who helped make this important event happen!
Lord’s Pantry -Thanksgiving Distribution
Nov. 20 - Our Council once again helped out with the The Lord's Pantry will distribution of over 300 family meals for the Thanksgiving holiday. We assisted with setting up, traffic control, and loading vehicles in St. Joseph's parking lot on Saturday, November 20. Thank you to everyone who helped out this year!
Veteran Welcome Home Carts
November 7th - Each month the Coatesville VA Medical Center helps dozens of Veterans transition into permanent housing. Our Welcome Home Cart project provides shopping carts full of essential household items to help them get off to a good start!
Thank you to the teachers and students from St Elizabeth Parish School who participated in this year's project. Combined with the donations from our Council and supporters, we will deliver over 20 carts this year! Click here for pictures.
Youth Group Project To Celebrate Veterans
November 6th - On Saturday November 6th we hosted the First Saturday Rosary with the Saint Elizabeth Youth Group and the Chester County Assembly 1873, with a focus on promoting patriotism and honoring our Veterans. We had 20 (6th-8th grade) students join for Rosary, followed by Mass, and then special presentations by former Veterans who shared stories about their experiences and on-going commitment to our Country and our Veterans. After the talks by our presenters, the Youth Group took part in a card writing campaign to the Veterans at the VA-Coatesville.
Special thanks to Mark Lukenda, Paul Converse, Youth Group Director Megan Carey, Gina Cybator- (VA Volunteer Service Specialist), and everyone else who contributed in making this inaugural event a success!
Click here to lean more about how to Pray The Rosary!
Pennsylvania Special Olympics at Villanova
November 6 - Members of our Council volunteered once again at the Fall Festival for the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania. After missing last year due to COVID, it was wonderful to get back and volunteer at the Special Olympics Fall Festival held at Villanova University. We were placed in the Dougherty Dining Hall where we served at several different serving stations. We served lunch to 1,000 + Special Olympic athletes, coaches, families and volunteers. It was a wonderful day for both the athletes as well as the volunteers. I think it is safe to say that we were as tired as the athletes at the end of our shifts. The Food Staff at Dougherty was very appreciative of our hard work and remembered us from prior years. After our shift we were able to grab some grub and take in some of the Bocce Ball competition at the Finneran Pavillion. The Special Olympics will once again be holding their Polar Plunge at Citizens Bank Park on January 29th, 2022 and in Easton on February 19th, 2022. Anyone interested?
See pictures here!
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. 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
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!