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Council 11132 Madisonville
Our brothers in Madisonville held a parish pancake breakfast to kick off Catholic Schools Week. They also provided a large portion of the funds for a Parish FM catholic radio station which will go on air in early February.
Council 14372 Lexington
Mary Queen of the Rosary Council 14372 is starting a youth softball program and is sending ring rosaries to college students from their parish.
Council 14993 Erlanger
Council 14993 Celebrating Brother Kenneth Werner's 50th Anniversary as a Knight. Supreme Knight sent a Certificate of Commendation which was given to Brother Werner at the celebration.
Council 1377 Maysville
Maysville Council 1377 brought in 4 new members on Sunday
Council 42703 Springfield
Council 6743 Clarkson
Council 8145 Russellville
Council 6368 Glasgow
Council 11470 Georgetown
Council 5634 Louisville
Council 1315 Bowling Green
Council 1418 Fancy Farm
Council 15681 Lawrenceburg
Thanksgiving at Council #1387 Uniontown
Council #12852 Richmond
Council #1361 Waverly
Council #817 Owensboro
Council #1264 Lebanon
Council #5072 Corbin
Council #1487 Ashland
Council #3908 Elsmere
Council #15699 Louisville
Council #14128 Somerset
Council #6317 Danville
The brothers of Council 6317 enjoying a meal following their monthly meeting.
Council #10988 Calvert City
Council #1955 Paris
Council #3379 Vine Grove
The Brothers of Council 3379 at their social meeting
Council #15211 St. Timothy
Council #1455 Elizabethtown
Council #7387 Hawesville
Council #12923 Campbellsville
Council #10962 Paducah
Council #6101 Owensboro
Council #14471 Louisville
Council #14471 Louisville and Assembly #3228 Fairdale officer installations
Council #12965 Oak Grove
Council 12965 is now at 50% quota with enough candidates due to take their first degree to bring them to 100%. What a great way to start the year.
Council #12502 Independence
Council 12502 home of State Chaplain Fr. Mario on August 14 brought in 4 new members bringing their year to date total to 5. This is 100% of their quota. What a great start to their year.
Council #15525 Jeffersontown
Council #1764 Ludlow
Council #15707 Lexington
Council #7831 Sebree
Council #14728 Falmouth
Council #1377 Maysville
Council #10263 Nicholasville
Council #4665 Louisville
Council #15914 Ft. Campbell
Council #13304 LaGrange
Council #10725 Owensboro
Certificate of Service presentation by Grand Knight Ed Sullivan
Presented to Bill McGovern for 43 years of service
and Gene Roberts PSD for 36 years of service
Council #14290 Owensboro
Council #1055 Paducah
From the State Deputy
The Knights of Columbus, a fraternal, benevolent society of Catholic men was founded in New Haven, Connecticut in 1882, by Father Michael J. McGivney and a small group of pioneering Catholics to provide much needed security for widows and orphans of Catholic parishioners. The order’s goal is to promote social and intellectual interchange, to protect and promote Catholic interests, and to foster a spirit of fraternity among citizens of all races and creeds. These Catholic men and their families are dedicated to promoting the concepts of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Today there are more than 1.8 million members in over 15,000 councils on three continents and numerous Island nations around the globe.
The first council formed in Kentucky was Council 390 in Louisville on December 7, 1898. The State Council was established in 1903 following the institution of Covington Council 702 and Lexington Council 762. Over the years the Knights of Columbus in Kentucky has grown dramatically and today stands at 100 councils with a membership in excess of 11,300.
If you are a practical Catholic man at least 18 years old, the Knights of Columbus may be for you. Contact us at the Kentucky State Council or the nearest local council in your area.
Francis J. Shay
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In the news
Pastor of the Year
National Catholic Teachers Association
January 30, 2015
Pastor of the Year
Father Mario Tizziani
CONGRATULATIONS to Fr. Mario Tizziani on receiving the 2015 National Catholic Educational Association’s (NCEA) Distinguished Pastor Award, presented by the NCEA Elementary Schools Department. The prestigious award is given to honor pastors who... have given outstanding support to Catholic elementary education. Fr. Mario is amongst 12 other priests in the Nation to receive this award and is the first Pastor of the Diocese of Covington to be honored by NCEA! He is a wonderful example of the true mission behind a good quality Catholic education. God has blessed St. Cecilia Parish and continues to do so in MANY ways!
62 years as a Knight
Congratulations to Brother Bob Greene, celebrating 62 years with the Order. Brother Bob serves as Council #5453's Advocate. Previously he performed Grand Knight and District Deputy duties and is a tireless voice for the unborn in our community. His wife, Julie, is a member of our Ladies Auxiliary. Thank you, Bob, for your service!
Top Honors in Intermediate Ice Dance
Siblings Sophia Elder and Christopher Elder took Top Honors in Intermediate Ice Dance, claiming their first-ever U.S. Title with 103.53 points at the 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships held at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina this week. At this national event, the country's 12 Top Single Skaters and Teams in each of several levels competed.
Christopher and Sophia, son and daughter of our StMM KofC Brother David Elder, are students at St Margaret Mary School.
"It feels so good, I can't even put it into words," Sophia said. "It's so hard to explain. This is amazing. I'm speechless."
At the tender ages of 11 (Sophia) and 13 (Christopher), the brother-sister duo has been competing together for the last four years, placing fifth at last year's U.S. championships in Boston.
Pro-Life Mass Louisville
On January 18th Archbishop Kurtz celebrated a Pro-Life Mass at St. Martin de Tours. Several groups were in attendance including the Knights of Columbus. All the state officers were in attendance along with a very nice color corps.
Beer and Brats
On October 25 and November 22, Council 1955, Church of the Annunciation in Pairs, Ky, held Beer and Brats Fundraisers at the Rooster Brew Micro Brewery to raise money to purchase a wheelchair for a veteran. The council had been approached by Knight member Andrew Horne, who works at the brewery, about sponsoring a fundraiser at the brewery. At about the same time, Bob Duffy, a member of our council, talked to the council about the need of a wheelchair for a veteran. He asked the council about making a donation toward the purchase of the wheelchair. During the discussion, a suggestion was made to combine the two request and do a fundraiser instead of just giving a donation. On December 30, Council 1955 presented a check to Thomson Hood Veteran Center in Wilmore, KY for $1387.00 which will be used to purchase a wheelchair for one of American's finest.
All Saints Council helped build a church
Dear Friends in Faith, Joy and I are thrilled to inform you that the construction of the Catholic Church in Cana Brava is complete! It has been named John Paul II Catholic Church. Attached are pictures of the exterior and interior. It is a true Blessing to know that the community and their children will have a place of worship for the Advent and Christmas Season, and throughout the years! It is our intent to travel there early next year and attend a Mass service. Once we do that, we would like to send another update with pictures of us with the community attending Mass at John Paul II Catholic Church in Cana Brava, Nicaragua. We thank you again for helping us complete His plan. May the wonders of His love fill your heart with joy this Christmas and all throughout the year! Continued Blessings, Wesley and Joy
Patriot (missile) Top Gun Course Graduation
KofC Bishop Flaget Council #13053 Brother John M. Moriarity, 2nd from right, was one of only five (5) Soldiers to graduate this year. Fewer than one percent (1%) of Air Defenders attempt the Patriot Top Gun Course. The attrition rate for this notoriously difficult Army Course is 40 percent. Of the twelve (12) who started this iteration, nine (9) made it to the defense design board portion of the course, and then only five (5) met the requirements to graduate as "the best of the best" in the Air Defense Artillery (ADA) branch.
Special olympics bowling tournament
DGK Mike Saylor lead a team of Six (6) Brother Knights from StMM Council #15979 assisting the Kentucky Special Olympians this weekend. The Commonwealth Bowling Tournament is by far the largest single-sport event on the Special Olympics Kentucky calendar, with more than 1,300 athletes and Unified partners competing during the weekend at Kingpin Lanes, 9525 Taylorsville Rd, Jeffersontown, KY 40299
50th Anniversary celebration for Saint John Council #5634
Council #14993 chalice ceremony
Council #14993 presented a chalice to Deacon Michael Black, to be ordained in spring. It was given in memory of Sir Knight EDWARD G. DELAHUNTY - 4th Degree
Thanksgiving meals for those in need
Council 1377 preparing Thanksgiving meals for those in need.
Veterans Football Outing
Fr. Kehoe Council #1764 Knights of Columbus in Ludlow led by Grand Knight, Fred Porciello (a veteran of the Vietnam War), and his members hosted an afternoon of fun on Sunday November 30, 2014 for many members of the Veterans Hospital in Ft. Thomas. The afternoon began when three members of the hospital staff brought a busload of 10 veterans to the council from the hospital to watch a Cincinnati Bengals game. Many of the veterans were in wheelchairs and the Knights assisted them in getting around. The veterans were served refreshments, snacks and food during the game. The veterans had a wonderful time and the Bengals even won the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! Upon departure, the members presented each veteran a ditty bag with a skull cap, warm socks, cookies and candy. Approximately twelve members of Fr. Kehoe participated. You could not tell which group, the veterans or the K of C members had the most fun, but is was a wonderful afternoon had by all!
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Council #12774 raised money to place an ultrasound machine at Assurance for Life Pregnancy Center. Please see full article in the November edition of the state newsletter.
Soccer Challenge Winner!
Kayla Northcutt winner of Northern KY Soccer Challenge.
Double Star Award
Grand Knight John Thomas receiving the Double Star Award on behalf of the brothers of Council 1264 Lebanon.
Cemetery of the Innocents
Members of Sacred Heart Council #5071 and Parish families places crosses on parish grounds in Corbin to remind those of the innocent souls lost to abortion.
Council #13053 held a chili cook-off after Mass. More photos can be found here
12th Annual Knights of Columbus Motorcycle Ride for Wednesday's Child
Sunday afternoon October 19, 2014, the 12th Annual Knights of Columbus Motorcycle Ride for Wednesday's Child sponsored by Councils Msgr. McKune (14471) and Msgr. Newman (4665) was staged. Due to inclement weather, the Ride had to be postponed a week to the 19th, however the Ride still had 59 participants and raised $2,775 for the Wednesday's Child Program. The Wednesday's Child Program works to assist in the adoption of older and sometimes difficult to place, children.
Knights of Columbus councils in Northern Kentucky helped to sponsor the Seminary Ball in the Diocese of Covington. The Seminary Ball is a fundraiser to benefit the seminarians and also an opportunity to introduce the seminarians and let us show our appreciation to them. This was the 5th year that the event had been held and it drew the largest crowd to date, over 500 people were in attendance. The photo above is of the committee members that put the event together. Three of the committee members were State Deputy Frank Shay, Past State Deputy Carl Biery and State Executive Secretary Fred Meade.
The St. Michael Council collected and turned over to Catholic Charities 243 slightly used winter coats for the needy; in fact, several were brand new. This project was organized and spearheaded by our Chancellor, Chris Kelly. They were collected over the past 3 weekends at all the masses at St. Michael, as well as some 60 coats being collected by the 2nd graders at our parish school. In addition, Chris took this project to his place of employment, UPS, were he collected some 35 coats. Several of his co-workers came to our parish office and helped fold the coats. Chris Clements, Community Resource Developer for Catholic Charities was very pleased to say the least. It was such a success, we're going to do this project again next year. I gave Chris a quota to double the collections next year (just kidding, I think). Our council is not large enough to undertake a project to purchase new coats for the "Coats for Kids" project, so we did the next best thing.
Miss Kristi Knop was named the University of Louisville Homecoming Queen for 2014 topping off UofL's 30-18 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday afternoon at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Kristi, daughter of our StMM Brother Otto and his bride Karen, is a graduate of St Margaret Mary School and Sacred Heart Academy, and is a Senior at UofL majoring in Nursing.
GK & DD Mike Kuchenbrod sharing the Double Star Council Award with members of Council 15699
PSD Carl Biery Honored
At the 100 year anniversary of Kehoe Council PSD Carl Biery was presented a plaque honoring his fourty-five years of service to the KofC and the Red Cross.
New 3rd degree members
Newly formed Ft. Campbell Council members making their Third Degree this past weekend. It was nice to be welcomed by our fellow brothers at a local council a few miles from the KY border at Clarksville, TN.
Mary Queen Council #14372 in Lexington held a Pumpkin Patch event for the parish. They gave away free pumpkins to children in 3rd grade and younger. They invited several other school groups to participate and a fun time was had by all.
Kehoe council hosted a free pancake breakfast for St Benedict Parishioners to celebrate the installation of Fr. Joshua Lange as pastor. Fr Lange was installed by Most Reverend Roger J. Foys, DD, Bishop of Covington.
Ludlow Council 1764 Celebrating their 100th anniversary
PGK John Lazzari of Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Council #14372 in Lexington accepting the Star Council Award from DD Ed Quinn.
Stewards of Appalachia
In Martin, KY some of our brothers in the Stewards of Appalachia completely renovate a trailer for a poor disabled couple and rebuild a collapsed porch for an elderly poor couple. This makes you proud of being a Knight and gives a living example of our belief in Charity.
Thanks to the Stewards of Appalachia for all the good they do in Jesus name.
Pray for America
In communion with a number of nearby parishes, and joining 13,000 other American cities, council 14130 was represented at the 2014 National Rosary Crusade on October 11th celebrating the 97th Anniversary of the Great Sign at Fatima.
Diocesan Administrator, Fr. Nieberding, lead the Rosary and Sister Georgette lead the Divine Chaplet on Nicholasville Rd. (Lexington) near EMW abortion clinic.
PGK John Connell of J. H. Newman Council #15452 in Lexington accepting the Triple Star Council Award from DD Steve O'Bryan.
New 4th Degrees
Fr. Joseph Babu and Fr. Steve Hohman became 4th Degree Knights in Clarkson
All Saints Council is small and most of the work is done by an even smaller group of Knights. To re-energize the group we rented a local movie theater to show the documentary about the life of Fr. McGivney and invited all Kentucky Knights, as well as their family and friends as our guests. In addition, before the movie we had a private 1st degree ceremony and welcomed 2 new brother Knights. It was a great way to combine a fun outing, meet new friends, and learn something in the process.
Sts. Peter & Paul School Fall Festival
Christ the King Council #14130 selling popcorn
San Pablo Council #15707 selling tamales
Vision of Hope Banquet
Vision of Hope Banquet September 18th. Fundraising dinner for Little Way Pregnancy Resource Center, Louisville.
Star District Award
DD Charles Buchanan receiving the Star District Award for 2013-2014
Contest of Champions Award
Bowling Green council receiving the Contest of Champions Award for net gain of 47 members in 2013 - 2014
Hope Unlimited Family Care Center
25th anniversary of Hope Unlimited Family Care Center, Paducah. Getting new ultrasound from K of C.
Father James R. Meder Assembly #3423 officer installation
From left to right front row: James Thissen, Faithful Navigator, Reverend Robert M. Abel, Faithful Friar, Gary Dykhuis, District Master. From Left to Right Back Row: George Walz, Faithful Pilot, David Cooper, Faithful Comptroller, Bruce E. Shackett, Faithful Captain, Charlie Jenkins, Three Year Trustee.
Fr. Mario in his new KofC vestments
Fr. Mario following his first mass at St. Cecilia in his new K of C vestments. The Mass was celebrated for Pope Francis and his family at the request of Archbishop Lori.
From Supreme's news page here
When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November 2013, San Antonio de Padua Council 12712 in Cagayan sustained significant damage to the roof of its council hall. Dr. Nelson Rodriquez, who is originally from that area of the Philippines but moved to the United States after medical school, is a member of St. Timothy Council 15211 in Union. He connected with family members who were Knights from Council 12712 and, through this connection, led his own council to raise $850 for the roof repairs.
Nine K of C units from Northern Kentucky co-hosted a golf outing at the Twin Oaks Golf and Plantation Club in Covington that raised $8,200 for Catholic Charities' Lifeline Fund, which assists pregnant mothers in need. The tournament has raised more than $40,000 in its six-year existence.
A Silver Rose was placed on Mary's Altar as part of the dedication of this year to Mary during the Installation of State Officers and District Deputies. The Mass of Installation was held at St. Cecilia Church in Independence, KY on July, 19, 2014. The Mass was Celebrated by Bishop Roger J. Foys, DD, Bishop of Covington.
Bishop Mulloy K of C 1301 pause for a little prayer before starting to serve food at ECHO Soup Kitchen in Newport.
Bishop Mulloy Knights of Columbus #1301 recently bought, prepared, and served breakfast at the ECHO Soup Kitchen at Ninth and York Streets in Newport. The single picture is Jeff Price mixing the batter for pancakes. The group picture has the knights ready to serve breakfast. (l-r) Gerry Nau , Joe Wiedmann, Rob Hassman, and Steve Brun. The final picture has Jean Theis cooking the sausage.
Attached is a check presentation to Father Nicholas Rottman of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Burlington, KY by Bishop Ackerman Council #5453. The council presented a check in the amount of $5990 from proceeds of the council's donut sales at the parish festival July 11-13, 2014. Since the mid-1960s, Bishop Ackerman Council members have been making and selling donuts at county fairs, parish festivals and community events, donating more than $200,000 to scouts, parishes, social service agencies and other organizations just within the past 10 years. In photo left to right: Keith Cahill, Council Donut Trailer Coordinator; David White, Grand Knight; Father Nicholas Rottman; Ray Rechtin, Donut Trailer Chair for IHM festival.
Bishop Flaget Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus recently installed their officers for the 2014 - 2015 fraternal year. Shown left to right: Elmer Riehle, Faithful Pilot, Roger Rolfes, Faithful Admiral, Bill Kopp, Faithful Captain, Tim Schalk, Faithful Navigator, Don Ward, Faithful Purser, Dennis Halfill, Inner Sentential, Bob Merkle, Trustee, Don McMurray, Faithful Comptroller, Nick Lageman, Faithful Scribe
Members of Northern Kentucky Knights of Columbus recently presented a check for $8,200.00 to Shannon Braun, Monica Kuhlman and Vicky Bauerle of Catholic Charities for the Catholic Charities Lifeline Fund which helps pregnant mothers in need. The money was raised from a recent golf outing held at Twin Oaks Golf and Plantation Club in Covington. The Knights raised a total of $44,500.00 in the six years they held the golf outing. The following councils / assemblies participated: Bishop Flaget Fourth Degree Assembly #307, Bishop Carrell Council #702, Bishop Mulloy Council #1301,Fr. Kehoe Council #1764, Fr. Bealer Council #3908, Fr. DeJaco Council #5220, Bishop Ackerman Council #5453, Mary, Queen of Heaven Council #14993 and St. Timothy Council #15211. Pictured from left to right: Carol Elix, Bill Theis, Dennis Elix, Golf Chairman, Wayne and Kathy Brown, Shannon Braun, Vicky Bauerle ,Monica Kuhlman, Bill Kopp ,Carl Biery
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