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Knights of Columbus

The Real News of
Fr. Riehl Council # 934
Madison, IN. 47250
Knights of Columbus

ph. 273-1537




                                          Grand Knight                      Financial Secretary

                                          Mark Strange                    Jack Dalgleish

                                         202 Maywood Le.           1968 Fox Trails Le.

                                          Madison, IN. 47250            Madison, IN. 47250

                                           Ph. 317-640-1117                 Ph. 812-274-0437

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Coming events

May 24-State Hospital visit

May 27-EOM meals

June 14-Meeting




Knight of the Month-Tim Hoffman

Family of the Month-Nick and Kara Schafer and Greg Thorpe and families.Thanks for a job well done..


State Hospital

Our next State Hospital visit will be May 24th at the usual time. Thanks to Pat Berry, 812-701-5269, for being the chairman, if you are interested in helping him, give him a call. He’ll fill you in on the details.


End of Month meals

If things are like it was last year, we will go to the Salvation Army kitchen to get the meals which we distribute. May 27 is the date.


Corporate Communion

The dinner after the Corporate Communion had 55 customers and netted us $280.00 net which will be used to fund the Scholarship Our thank to GregThorpe and Nick Schafer and their families for pulling this off.  The July 30 CC will be at the 8:00 Mass, Oct. 29 CC will be at the 10:00 Mass. These dates were decided and confirmed at the Feb. meeting.


First Friday

We are continuing our sponsorship of the First Friday Adoration. Hours are from 7:00 AM with the Mass before the Adoration exposition to 9:00 AM Benediction after which the school will continue the Adoration.

Corporate Communion

Thanks to the following members for the service in filling the various spots of the Mass.

Greeters; David Hertz, Jerry Ralston Paul Hart,  Larry Reve and Don White

Lectors: Ed Schafer and Charlie Torline 

E.M.” Jim Melton, Donn Lorton, Mike Fox, Chris Hall, Merrit Toomey, John Kalb, and Rob Barlow

Honor Guard: Bill Andrews and Don Wood


Golf Shirts

Wear the emblem when you’re working as a Knight. Heitz has the pattern to embroider the emblem and council number. Specify you want the 934 logo and badge. 4th Degree has its own badge and logo.



A member of the Jeffersonville Council is asking to be put on our mailing list. Let’s see if we can get him to transfer. His name is Michael Halas. Welcome to him.


Tootsie Rolls

Thanks ro Tim Hoffman for the excellent job in chairing this event. We’ve been doing it for 40 years. For the second year he has brought in a championship amount. This year’s proceeds were $2200 which will  be distributed to the organizations catering to the mentally handicapped children of the community.



We received notice that the 4 winners of the scholarships are; Claire Higgins (SMHS), Coragen Stevens, (SWHS). Trevor Elsten (MHS). Our nominee for Outstanding Catholic Youth:  Megan Hill (SMHS) Our congratulations to these outstanding youths.  The scholarships were $300.00 each and the Outstanding Catholic Youth was $400.00.



We will have elections for officers for the coming year at the next meeting. Rumor has it that Jim Tatera is in the mix for GK.



Some interesting statistics, the median age of our members is 59. And the new member age is 41. We need to recruit new members.


Trump’s statement on Religious Liberty:


"We applaud President Trump's executive order on religious liberty. While there is still work to be done to restore the reverence for religious freedom enshrined in the First Amendment, this order marks an important step in restoring those constitutional principles guaranteed to every American. Guided by their beliefs, people of faith contribute in important ways to every aspect of this country, and this order will begin to restore the principles upon which this country was based: that people of faith should be able to exercise that faith with the protection rather than the opposition of their government." This was issued by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.


Our Founding

The Knights of Columbus insurance story begins in the winter of 1882 in the basement of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn.

It was there that our Venerable founder, Father Michael J. McGivney, gathered the men of his parish together to create a solution to a recurring problem.

Many Catholics — most of whom were immigrants — were working and living in unfavorable conditions. And many, tragically, were dying young, leaving behind widows and orphans with insufficient financial resources.

It was a cold reality that had confronted Father McGivney all too often — not only in the lives of his parishioners — but in his own. As a seminarian, he was forced to leave school and return home to aid his family when his father died unexpectedly.

Though this story of financial ruin for Catholic families was common, Father McGivney was convinced that there was a way to change the ending. He knew that if the Catholic men in his parish came together in mutual aid, widows and orphans could receive the support they needed.

He also knew that if Catholic men banded together, united by charity and unity, they could strengthen their faith, their families, and their communities.

So, he established the Knights of Columbus, and with it, a “pass-the-hat” insurance system to protect the Catholic families in his parish. Over time, that system has evolved, and today we stay true to our founding mission through our multi-billion dollar, top-rated insurance program. Members in the United States and Canada have exclusive access to our insurance program and products, including life insurance, retirement annuities, long-term care insurance, and disability income insurance.

Our charitable giving and fraternal service have continued to grow too. Nearly 2 million men in over a dozen countries across the globe are proud to call themselves Knights. Last year alone, these men and their families donated more than $175 million to charity and performed more than 73.5 million hours of service.

Have a very Blessed Summer!

Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors!


You will find the contacts of both the Field Agent serving 934; and the
General Agent., serving Southern Indiana below.


General Agent

Clint Spaulding Agency

504 3rd Ave.

Jasper, IN. 47546


Ph. 812-481-9200

Toll-free Ph.—866-311-5632

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Field Agents

Keith Greer

1240 Timberhaven Ct.

Scottsburg, In. 47170

Ph. # 219-718-3196

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The website of the McGivney Guild is http://www.fathermcgivney.org/mcg/index.do. He has been elevated to the title of Venerable so he is one step closer to Sainthood.

The Indiana State Council website is at http://indianakofc.org/.

The website for the Supreme Council is: http://www.kofc.org

The Prince of Peace website is at http://www.popeace.org/

I encourage all our members to visit these 4 websites. 




 Father Hilary George Adam Meny

 January 21, 1915 - October 7, 2016

     On October 7, 2016, Father Hilary George Adam Meny, beloved uncle, great-uncle, great-great uncle, and pastor, was gently lifted up to Heaven, after a wonderful Life of 101+ years here on earth.
    Born on January 21, 1915, to Bernard and Catherine (Emmert) Meny, Hilary grew up in Haubstadt, Indiana. After attending grade school at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, Hilary attended St. Meinrad Seminary. On May 14, 1940, he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by the Most Reverend Joseph E. Ritter, and celebrated his First Mass at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church on May 19, 1940
     Fr. Meny’s first priestly assignment took him to St. Philip Neri Parish Indianapolis, where he served as a junior assistant until 1947. After this, Fr. Meny served at St. Joe Hill Parish in Clark County and at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Bedford.
     In 1949, Fr. Meny was named pastor of St. Patrick’s Church in Madison, Indiana, where he lovingly served for over 40 years. While pastor at St. Patrick’s, Fr. Meny was instrumental in establishing Shawe Memorial Catholic High School, where he served as superintendant and Pope John XXIII Catholic Grade School. During his tenure at St. Patrick’s, he also served the parish of the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Church in Vevay, Indiana.

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Shawe Band with Fr. Meny: 


Father Hillary Meny's 100th Birthday Cellebration


More Father Meny Pictures

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Thank You note from family