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Council #7387 Hawesville

Council 7387

Council #12923 Campbellsville

Council 12923

Council #10962 Paducah

Council 10962

Council #6101 Owensboro

Council 6101

Council #14471 Louisville

Council 14471

Council #14471 Louisville and Assembly #3228 Fairdale officer installations

Council #12965 Oak Grove

Council 12965

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

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 15525

Council #1764 Ludlow

Council 1764

Council #15707 Lexington

Council 15707

Council #7831 Sebree

Council 7831

Council #14728 Falmouth

Council 14728

Council #1377 Maysville

Council 1377

Council #10263 Nicholasville

Council 10263

Council #4665 Louisville

Council 4665

Council #15914 Ft. Campbell

Council 15914

Council #13304 LaGrange

Council 13304

Council #10725 Owensboro

Council 10725
Council 10725

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 14290

Council #1055 Paducah

Council 1055

From the State Deputy

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
State Deputy

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

9/20 - Regional Meeting (Owensboro Diocese) More info here

9/21 - Regional Meeting (Louisville Archdiocese) More info here

9/27 - Regional Meeting (Lexington Diocese) More info here

9/28 - Regional Meeting (Covington Diocese) More info here



Honor Roll

July's recruiters

Councils achieving their membership quota

Gains & Losses - August 2014
Membership Status for August 2014
World Series of Membership Contest 8-29-2014
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In the news

In the news

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

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.

silver rose

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

Golf photo

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