Red Cross Blood Drive – November 21st
In an effort to help the Red Cross during the COVID-19 crisis, our Council is holding our 3rd blood drive of 2020, to be held on November 21st from 7am-12 noon in the gym at St Elizabeth Parish School. Due to COVID, the Red Cross has established new protocols to ensure the safety of the donors as well as their staff. An appointment is required to donate. The donor entrance will be at the rear entrance to the gym (across from the Parish Rectory). Please click here to register!
Thanksgiving Meals Project – November 22
We will be donating 36 dinners to our sister parish Visitation in Kensington and 26 dinners to the Sisters of St. Joseph Community Center in Philadelphia. It goes without saying but it has been a very rough year and those less fortunate have been affected the hardest. This is one of our oldest and most successful programs!
This year will be asking our members to sign up and purchase a complete Thanksgiving meal and drop it off at the church on November 22, 2020 between 730 and 11am. The Council will provide the boxes which we will have at the church that Sunday. We will not be doing the assembly of meals as we have in past years.
We are asking our Brothers to make a commitment for all 62 dinners. We understand this is a big ask but please pass the word onto friends and family as well to help us get to this number. Something very important to know is these dinners will be earmarked for a specific family that will be coming in that Sunday to pick them up at either Visitation or Sisters of St. Josephs. If you sign up and can’t keep the commitment please let us know as soon as possible to we can make alternate arrangements.
If you can prepare a meal or help with the delivery, please click here to find the sign-up pages!
Annual Golf Outing For Charity
October 23 - Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2020 Annual Golf Outing For Charity at Kimberton Golf Club. The weather cooperated with us, and we had a beautiful fall day to play golf! Despite the move to our rain date, we still had about 70 golfers show up! Special thanks to our sponsors, and the volunteers who helped make it all happen.
All money raised at this event goes to support charities and people in need in our area.
To see details, contest winners, and pictures from the day, click here!
The Veterans Group Casserole Collection
Oct. 24 - Thank you to everyone who made casseroles to support The Veterans Group in Philadelphia again this month. We delivered 15 casseroles to the men today, and they were very appreciative for the support of our Council and parish community. With the busy Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays approaching, we will be scheduling a Council activity to support The Veterans Group in early December.
Clothing Drive to benefit St Vincent de Paul Society
Sept 26 - We held our annual clothing drive to benefit St Vincent de Paul after all Masses during the weekend. Despite COVID and all the other challenges our parishioners are dealing with, it was a huge success. We actually collected more than we have in our past drives! Thank you to all the donors and volunteers who helped out. Thanks to Steve Puccino for coordinating!
Installation Of Officers
Sept 17 - We had out Installation of Officers for the 2020-2021 Fraternal Year in the church hall at St Elizabeth. The ceremony was led by Brother Bill Shields. Brother Chuck Riemer was presented with the Knight Of The Year award, and Deacon Jim McAvoy and family were presented with the Family Of The Year award. To see photos, click here.
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. Thanks to everyone who signed up to help out this year.
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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