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Joyful Celebrant

Posted on September 01, 2020 in: General News

Joyful Celebrant
Father McGivney was not one to stint when it came to celebrating. Whether preparing for the great feasts of the liturgical year or civic and religious holidays, Father McGivney was energetic and creative, working behind the scenes so that such events would bear spiritual fruit and provide good wholesome fun. Father McGivney often served as master of ceremonies for liturgical...

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Small-Town Knights Respond to Big Needs
Father Francis Pitka Council 6323 in Indiana served more than 1,000 meals, raised money for local charities, police and fire departments By Andrew Fowler 7/20/2020   Father Francis Pitka Council 6323 organizes, cooks and hand-out free meals to those in need in the Syracuse, Ind., community. Credit: Image courtesy Jeffery Goralczyk The Knights of Columbus Fathe...

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RELIEF FOR OUR NEIGHBORS AT RISK
Knights in New Mexico and Hawaii aid indigenous communities stricken by coronavirus by Carl Bunderson 7/1/2020 Jeremy Boucher, Lance Tanner and Supreme Director Patrick Mason — all members of Fray Marcos Council 1783 in Gallup — unload a trailer of supplies for the Acoma people in New Mexico. The Knights organized a COVID-19 Relief Canteen to bring supplie...

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A History of Knights and Native Peoples
K of C’s charity and advocacy for Native Americans and First Nation tribes began as early as the 20th century By Andrew Fowler 7/10/2020   Students of Sapa Un Catholic Academy on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota show off their new coats, which they received through the Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids program. K of C leaders visited the acade...

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KNIGHTS HELP SEMINARIAN REALIZE CHILDHOOD DREAM
Since he was a kid, this Knight always wanted to be a priest. Now he’s close to graduating seminary. By William Nardi 6/26/2020   During the Jubilee year of 2000, Rory Traynor’s parents returned to the Church. Then on Easter of 2001, Traynor, along with eight of his brothers and sisters, was baptized and officially received into the Church. At that poi...

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AS YOU RETURN TO THE PEW

Posted on July 01, 2020 in: General News

AS YOU RETURN TO THE PEW
A seven- step guide for attending Mass after lockdown By Gerald Korson 6/26/2020   Image by Jair Ferreira Belafacce/Getty Images In many parts of the U.S. and Canada, churches had been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But now, Masses are resuming in a limited fashion, with social-distancing guidelines implemented in various ways by dioceses and local parish...

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The road to sainthood runs through Tennessee
Five years ago, Dan and Michelle Schachle prayed to Venerable Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, to intercede with God to save their son, still in his mother’s womb, who was given no hope of surviving a life-threatening case of fetal hydrops. When the condition, which is a dangerous accumulation of fluids throughout the body, disappeared, it t...

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Knights of Columbus Call for National Unity, End to Racism
Supreme Knight Anderson says path forward begins with prayer 6/4/2020   The Knights of Columbus has called for a novena – nine days of prayer – for national unity and an end to racism amid the unrest following the death of George Floyd.  “We ask all people to come together in solidarity to forge a path forward — free of discriminati...

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Saints and Sinners: May 2020
REBEL WHO FOUND A CAUSE St. Peregrine Laziosi Patron of Cancer Sufferers May 4 His story Peregrine Laziosi was born into a wealthy family in Forli, part of the Papal States around 1260. By the late 1270s, the people of the city stood in opposition to Church authority, staging riots because the pope had not crowned a new Holy Roman Emperor in some time due to a power st...

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Please stand with the Knights as we support the needs of our communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Your donation will empower our local efforts to meet the unique needs presented by each community. Our efforts will meet the needs we are experiencing today as well as adapt as new needs are identified.

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More Than 2,000 Men Join K of C Amid Pandemic
Men continually seek ways to step into the breach to assist brother, parish and community during the coronavirus pandemic By Tyler Lomnitzer 4/17/2020   More than 2,000 men joined the Knights of Columbus during the first ever online Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity held on April 16. The exemplification was hosted digitally by the Supreme Council as...

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KofC Support Food Banks with Funds and Volunteers
Phase one kicks off with more than a million dollars and a multitude of volunteers from coast to coast to help deliver food to those who need it. With food banks facing increasing demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Knights of Columbus is launching a multi-million dollar food drive and delivery operation mobilizing its more than 1.25 million members in North America to ...

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Knights Offer Secured Credit Line for US Dioceses
$100 Million line of credit will help dioceses weather impact of the pandemic The Knights of Columbus has announced a new program to assist dioceses with short-term financing as many dioceses and their parishes reel from the effects of the pandemic. The Knights has established a $100 million fund, with up to a $1 million secured line of credit per Catholic diocese. The pr...

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For Persons with Special Needs, A Miracle Park
Knights in Rock Hill, S.C., assist in funding a new multipurpose recreation area By Gerald Korson 12/11/2019 The Knights of Columbus have long had a particular passion for providing assistance to persons with disabilities. So when plans were drawn up to build an outdoor recreational center that would accommodate persons with disabilities in Rock Hill, S.C., the local cou...

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Now Offering TWO WHOLE LIFE INSURANCE PRODUCTS
CORE MARKET EXPECTED TO BE THOSE WHO SEEK AFFORDABLE, PERMANENT PROTECTION THAT BUILDS CASH VALUE AND LEAVES A FINANCIAL LEGACY NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Knights of Columbus (“K of C”), a Fortune 1000 insurer with more than $25 billion in assets, announced today that it has launched two more permanent life insurance products in The Knights Advantage Series in the ...

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Knights Respond to Canadian Flooding
KNIGHTS JOINING RELIEF EFFORTS AFTER RECORD FLOODING IN EASTERN CANADA OTTAWA, Canada—Jocko Point, the home to the indigenous peoples of the Nipissing First Nations, is accessible by one road. If it floods, the entire community would have to be evacuated. Knights of Columbus members are coordinating relief efforts to prevent that from happening. “A lot of the ...

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Resolution in the Desert

Posted on June 27, 2019 in: General News

Resolution in the Desert
KNIGHTS BUILD CHAPEL FOR SOLDIERS, RECRUIT MORE THAN 20 MEMBERS GARDEZ, Afghanistan — The Resolute Faith Chapel is an unassuming building, but it fills a void for U.S troops. Built and maintained by the Knights of Columbus, this chapel near Gardez, Afghanistan is the only religious refuge for servicemen stationed at Advising Platform Lightning (or AP Lightning) mili...

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