Veteran Welcome Home Carts – November 6th / 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! You can donate merchandise, cash, or a full cart! Everyone is welcome to help out with this effort!
To learn more and sign-up, please click here!
Pennsylvania Special Olympics at Villanova – November 6
Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Fall Festival is hosted and organized by Villanova University students and is the largest annual student-run Special Olympics event in the world. From November 5th to 7th, Villanova University will open its campus up to more than 1,000 athletes and coaches, and 6,000 volunteers from the Villanova Student Body, surrounding community, and corporations.
Our Council is once again supporting this event by providing general assistance on Saturday, November 6th. If you are interested in helping out, please click here!
Youth Group First Saturday Rosary – November 6th
On Saturday November 6, at 8:00 AM we will host the First Saturday Rosary with the Saint Elizabeth Youth Group and the Chester County Assembly 1873. This is a wonderful opportunity to support our youth and demonstrate being strong Christian gentleman. This program encourages devotion to Mary, the patroness of our Order, and emphasizes the importance of prayer in community and as a family.
Please join us for this special event and show your support for our Saint Elizabeth youth.
Click here to lean more about how to Pray The Rosary!
Blood Drive – November 20th!
Our Council and the American Red Cross are hosting a Blood Drive on Saturday, November 20 from 7AM to 12PM. in the Social Hall at St Elizabeth. This is our third Blood Drive of 2021! We look forward to see those who donated this year to do so again.
The Red Cross follows the highest standards of safety and infection control. For the safety of our donors and staff, the Red Cross requires all those at blood drives wear a face mask regardless of their vaccination status. Procedures include enhanced disinfecting of surfaces and equipment, and providing hand sanitizer for use when entering and throughout the donation process.
Spaces are limited, and appointments are required. Click here to register!
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!
Casseroles for The Veterans Group
October 23 - The Veterans Group in Philadelphia provides shelter and transitional support services to Veterans who are homeless or at high risk of homelessness. We collected 30 casseroles and other assorted food items the help them out. Thank you to everyone who donated, and to Montesano Bros. (thank you Brother Vinny) for allowing us to use their parking lot for the drop-off!
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
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