Football Sweeps – now through October 15th!
Football is back, and so is our Football Sweeps Fundraiser! Here's your chance to watch the games and possibly make some money... regardless of whether your team wins or looses! Each week there is $2,500 in prize money up for grabs, $25,000 in total for the 10 weeks. It's great fun, and it helps support our Council and the State Council. Deadline for entries is October 15th.
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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!
Veteran Welcome Home Carts – November 3rd
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!
Officer Installation and Social
July 15 - Congratulations to our new Council Officers! With family and friends present, we held our Installation Ceremony, recognized Matt Ward as Knight of the Year, Priscilla and Vincent Montesano as Family Of The Year, and then stayed for some social time together. Good to be back together!
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Adopt-a-Township-Road Program 2021
As part of the township's Adopt-a-Township-Road program, 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. We are looking for volunteers to walk and clean the trail once during the months of June, August and October. Everything you need is provided by the township.
To learn more or to sign-up, please click 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
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