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Knights of Columbus

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

ph. 273-1537




                                          Grand Knight                      Financial Secretary

                                          Jim Tatera                          Jack Dalgleish

                                          2038 Ridgewood Dr.            1968 Fox Trails Le.

                                          Madison, IN. 47250              Madison, IN. 47250

                                          Ph. 812-265-2301                  Ph. 812-274-0437

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Coming events

March 30-Corporate Communion

Apr 10 – business meeting

Apr 24-State Hospital visit

Apr 27- End of Month meals

Apr. 28-Major Degrees

May 3-4 Tootsie Rolls


The Family of the month is Martin and Beth Retzner. The Knight of the month is Larry Cummins.

Corporate Communion

The following CC dates are set for the coming year, March 30-6:00 PM Mass, June 30-8:00 AM Mass, and September 22-10:00 AM Mass. We will not have a CC in December because of the holidays.  We will be going to the 6:00 Mass on the 30th of March


Meeting agenda is 7:00 Rosary, 7:30 Meeting. We need the spiritual side as well as the practical. March 13th  is the next meeting. We need you.

State Hospital

Our next State Hospital visit will be March 27th at the state hospital.  We meet at the club and then go over to the Hospital. After feeding the patients of the ward, we play cards with them. If you are interested in helping with this charity give Pat Berry, 812-701-5269 a call. He’ll fill you in on the details.

End of Month meals

This program will be on  March 23rd at the Salvation Army, our assignment is to deliver the meals. Contact either Benny Kelly 812-265-4399 or Mark Cheatham 812-801-1175 for information  if you would like to help. Many hands make short work of the delivery time spent.


The Knights are sponsoring the First Friday Stations and Adoration at St. Patrick’s Chapel. Note the time in the church bulletin.

Golf Scramble

Gibault is sponsoring a Golf Scramble fundraiser on May 9th. Contact Mike at the Nor-Rose building, I think he has the details.

Major Degrees exemplification

April 23rd New Albany council will be hosting a 2nd and 3rd Degree ceremony. Contact Jack for details.  Seems we have a large number of members who’ve only received the 1st. Degree. You should reserve the Sunday and go to New Albany.  It is quite a beautiful faith-filled ceremony.

Tootsie rolls

Tim Hoffman will be looking for volunteers to man the 2 entrances of Wal-Mart on  May 3-4. We also collect at the church entrances on the Masses. The funds raised are presented to the organizations serving the mentally handicapped persons of Jefferson and Switzerland counties. Will say more about this next month.

Upcoming Elections

We need to be developing a slate of officers for the upcoming year.  The Trustees; Tom Schafer, Greg Thorpe, and Andy Craig are forming the slate. If you are interested in serving, please contact one of the three.


Fish Fries


We will be doing fish-fries during Lent on the March 15 and April 5 Fridays to benefit our council. There are several different organizations that also serve fish fries on the other Fridays of Lent. Shawe Juniors will cater the Apr. 12th meal and they will  need some knights to help because they will be on Spring Break. Come join us for a fun-filled evening. Contact Jack and he will steer you to the right contact.

It’s Friday night. You walk into the parish hall for a Knights of Columbus fish fry. You pile your plate with fish, coleslaw, beans, potatoes, corn bread and dessert. As you dig into the meal, you’re not just filling your belly with fried goodness — you’re helping raise money for the community.

“Fish fries benefit parishes in many ways,” said Tyler Lomnitzer, the Knights of Columbus Program Manager for Life-Based Initiatives. “Fish fries provide non-meat options for the community committed to fasting during Lent, bring the parish together outside of Sunday gatherings, and raise money for causes close to the hearts of local councils, such as pregnancy center support, Christian refugee relief, and supporting seminarians".

The fish fries are now so popular that some councils have developed their own “secret” recipe for fish batter! They’re all different, but they all make a difference:

Supporting Local Programs

For Alleghany Highlands Council 8689, the proceeds to the dinner this year will fund community, youth, service, church and projects in the White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., area.

Good Shepherd Council 10816 in Stepheville, Texas hosts multiple dinners throughout Lent. Funds from each support charitable groups such as HOPE, a group that assists with low-income residents, TREAT Riding, an equine assisted therapeutic riding program and a local pregnancy center.

Father Albert Lacombe Council 8969 in Lacombe, Alberta, used fish fry funds to support local youth programs such as outdoor athletic spots, Big Brothers Big Sisters and scholarships.

Fighting Sex-Trafficking

In Hawaii, Windward Oahu Council 6307 uses money raised from the fish frys to help local students. They also fund Ho‘ola Na Pua, an organization that helps girls escape from the abuse of sex trafficking.

Distributing Coats for Kids

In January 2019, the Knights of Reverend Michael Hoban Council 11946 in Shelby, N.C., distributed 50 coats to students in need. Those students would be without coats if the council didn’t hold its annual fish fry, which funded the purchases.


Bishop Charles B. McLaughlin Council 7282 in Sun City Center, Fla., earned $4,200 through a series of fish fries. The funds were donated to the St. Petersburg Diocese to support families in need of tuition assistance at diocesan elementary schools.

 St. Maximilian Kolbe Council 10720 in Houston, Texas, funds scholarships through its fish fries. The council awarded over $3,500 in 2016, and have distributed more than $35,000 total.

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities

John J. O. Hehir Council 0447 in Duluth, Minn. supported children with learning disabilities in Tanzania after Sister Gaudensia Mwanyika of the Benedictine Sisters of St. Gertrude Imiliwaha approached them for help. The $2,000 Knights raised from fish fries went toward building a school for the children.

Rebuilding International Communities

Mason Council 9182 in Mason, Mich., assisted Vuna, a village on the Fiji island of Taveuni after it was devastated by a cyclone that destroyed homes, crops and the local church.

Supporting Veterans

Dodge Council 613 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the fish fry funds helped veterans reconnect with their service-mates buried at national memorials in Washington, D.C., as well as at Arlington National Cemetery.

So, if you’re not sure what to eat on Fridays during Lent, why not swing by to your K of C council’s fish fry? You’ll fill up on good food, while lending a hand to the community.

Obviously Council 934 does not do all that other councils do. We have our own  agendas and programs but we welcome anyone wanting to try something new. Present your idea at the next meeting and let’s talk about it.


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

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 Agent

Keith Greer

1240 Timberhaven Ct.

Scottsburg, In. 47170

Ph. # 812-820-6588

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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: htttp://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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