Thanksgiving Meals Project – November 22
Nov 21-22 - This weekend may have been one of the busiest in the history of our Council. We donated 36 dinners to our sister parish Visitation in Kensington and 26 dinners to the Sisters of St. Joseph Community Center in Philadelphia. We helped fulfill a request for 200 turkeys from Father Andrew and Our Lady of Hope Parish in North Philadelphia. We helped the Lord's Pantry in Downingtown with the collection and distribution of around 300 meals to families in-need in our area. Whelped with the Parish Thanksgiving Food Collection after Masses. All of this, and we sponsored a Blood Drive this weekend!
Amazing example of Faith In Action by members of our Council. Thank you to everyone who signed up to participate in this weekend's activities. We made a difference! Click here for pictures!
Lord’s Pantry Thanksgiving Distribution
Nov 21 - Due to COVID-19, The Lord's Pantry changed the way they distributed Thanksgiving Dinners to those in need in our community. Our Council helped with the collection and distribution of around 300 meals. A drive-thru approach in the parking lot of St Joseph's Parish in Downingtown for distribution to the families. They have asked for our help in setting up, traffic control and loading vehicles on Saturday, November 21.
Red Cross Blood Drive – 3x in 2020!
Nov 21st - Thank you to everyone who signed-up for our Red Cross Blood Drive. Every one of our 69 reservation slots was taken! This was the 3rd Blood Drive we sponsored during 2020. We appreciate the support from the community, and from the Red Cross workers who came out to help make this another successful event during a difficult time!
Welcome Home Carts for Veterans
Nov 13 - While we were not able to run the program parish-wide this year, did offer the program to the St Elizabeth Parish school... and they responded! We collected 11 Welcome Home Carts! Our Council provided the carts, and the National Junior Honor Society and Student Council worked with the homeroom classes to collect items and put them together. They will be given to Veterans from the Coatesville VA who are moving into new homes. Thank you!
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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