KNIGHTS DONATE $185.7 MILLION TO CHARITY IN 2018
The K of C has announced that it gave $185.7 million to charity and donated 76.7 million hours of hands-on service in 2018. Contained in the annual fraternal survey, it demonstrates once again that charity is the first principle of the Knights of Columbus.
“Regardless of how or who the Knights serve, it’s the chance to help those who are unable to help themselves and to be of assistance to the sick or disabled that is at the heart of what being a Knight is all about,” said Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson.
The Knights’ charitable giving comes from three sources: direct fundraising, the funds raised by thousands of local Knights councils in their communities and from the Knights’ insurance operations.
The official Knights of Columbus Online ‘Knights in Action” section featured our council this month!
http://www.kofc.org/en/knights-in-action/index.html – Look in March of 2019!
Fr. Ken writes, “tonight, we will have a time of prayer for the church, the victim-survivors of abuse, the sanctification of bishops, priests and all those who work in the church.”
“Feel free to stop in for a few moments of prayer, or stay the whole time.”
“…the Eucharist will be exposed in adoration. We will start with a Bible reading and then continue in silence. We will ask that no one prays aloud as to give everyone the chance to pray as they wish.”
Our Knights of Columbus council is honored to donate prayer books to be used during this important prayer services.
Our council made the online version of Knights in Action at KofC.org. They also said the plan on publishing it in Columbia in the coming months. We’ll see…
A message from our Grand Knight, Robert Schoenborn, SK
It was a busy weekend for our Council and it’s activities.
Thank You to all the Knights and their families who came out to help and support our Council Activities this very busy weekend.
- The Friday Mac/Cheese Simple Supper were we served 6 pans of Mac/Cheese by a dozen volunteer Knights and their families. We had about 60 folks to feed by a meal prepared Thursday night by ChefsTim Keener/John Filipiak followed by the Stations led by Jeff Burden, Alex Mamo and John Filipiak.
- The Exemplification of Sir Knight John Filipiak and Lady Cheri and Seminarian SK Derik Peterman into the Forth and Patriotic Degree on Saturday
- The Sunday Corporate Communion at St Mary, Cause of Our Joy followed by a luncheon at the Golden Corral. A special thank you to the two District Deputies who came out to make this a special event; Worthies DD Chris Scanlan, and DD Hans Hansen
Some pictures below of the festivities!
Four of our brother knights will be teaching faith formation this year!