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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

Jan. 23-State Hospital visit

Jan 26- End of Month meals

Feb. 13 – business meeting


The Family of the month is Gary and Marie Armbrecht even though Gary has died within the month. He was extremely active with the youth and worked on our Free Throw championship for years. 

The Knight of the month is Brent Copeland. 

We are restarting our degree team. In order to practice for the degree, we must have a candidate awaiting the degree. So if you know some Catholic man who would be a good member, please get a form 100 application from Mike at the bar and have your candidate fill it out so that you can present it at the next meeting.  He must be 18 or older and a Practical Catholic as the Church defines the term.

Congrats to Rick Dalgleish for attaining Honorary Life membership. Requirements for this HL membership are, 25 consecutive years of membership, meaning no breaks in membership and the age of 70.


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.



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


State Hospital

Our next State Hospital visit will be January 23 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  January 26 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.


We collected $1086.58 during our annual help to the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign. We were at both entrances of  our Wal-Mart on Dec. 1st.  Our thanks go to the workers that Saturday.

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. Come join us for a fun-filled evening. Contact Jack and he will steer you to the right contact.


By the Numbers, March for Life

You know that the Knights are Pro-Life. This article is from Supreme’s website.  It gives a brief history of our order’s involvement with this worthy cause.

$575,000,000: The Knights have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars for the March for Life Education and Defense Fund in 2018.

1,960,000+ rosaries for life: More than 1,960,000 men are proud members of the Knights of Columbus. When becoming a Knight, they receive a K of C rosary, which they use when praying rosaries for life.

1,000,000: Millions of babies are being given a chance at life because of the power of the united brotherhood of the Knights of Columbus, and its members’ dedication to the cause for life.

100,000+ pro-lifers: Knights are among the hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers that attend the March for Life each year.

10,000 K of C signs: 10,000 Knights of Columbus “Love Life, Choose Life” signs will be carried by Knights and other pro-lifers. (We also have printable signs! Check out these 11 x 17 or 8.5 x 11 posters).

$250,000: In 2018, Knights and others donated $254,929 to the K of C Culture of Life Fund.

28,000 miles: To show his commitment to life, John Moore, a past grand knight of Fray Marcos Council 1783 in Gallup, N.M., is making a walk of faith across the entire country (approximately 2,800 miles), carrying a cross from San Francisco to the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

500+: About 500-750 College Knights of Columbus attend the March for Life each year.

120: 120 Knights, including members of The Catholic University of America Council 9542, serve as ushers during the National Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the night before the March for Life. This usher ministry is just a small part of the Knights’ long connection to the Basilica.

100: College Knights from approximately 100 colleges and universities attend the March for Life.

60: the March for Life has spread to more than 60 U.S. cities and to countries such as Mexico, Ireland, Peru, England, Nigeria, as well as Canada, where a large demonstration is held every year in Ottawa, the capital.

40+ years: “It is notable that, after four decades of being told that the Roe decision is ‘settled law,’ some three-quarters of the American people are not content with the status quo,” said Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, who has attended nearly every March for Life in Washington since 1977. Also for more than 40 years, Virginia Knights have served as marshals at the march, collecting donations and offering first aid.

40 Days: Prayer is a part of many pre-March events. The popular 40 Days for Life campaign — in which peaceful prayer vigils are organized outside of hundreds of abortion facilities worldwide — began as an initiative of Texas A & M University Council 10624 in College Station.

19 years: For the last 19 years, Knights from Georgetown University Council 6375 co-sponsor and organize the annual Cardinal O’Connor Conference for Life, the largest student-run pro-life conference in the U.S. It’s run entirely by college students.

7 years: For the last 7 years, since 2012, Deputy Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly has served as a chairman of the March for Life Board.

2 miles of marching: The nearly 2-mile march begins from the National Mall past the U.S. Capitol before concluding at the Supreme Court building.

1: Knights have been involved with the March for Life from day one. As March for Life Founder Nellie Gray remembered, “I received a call from [some] Knights of Columbus. I didn’t even know who they were, but they explained their stance against abortion and needed a place to meet to discuss plans for a march. That place was my living room.” That living room conversation started off a now more than 40-year tradition of Knights and the March for Life together speaking up for unborn.

The Knights of Columbus have been at the forefront of every March for Life since the March began in 1973. Knights put their pro-life beliefs into action with countless other pro-life programs, including the Ultrasound Initiative, Pregnancy Center Support, Special Olympics, Masses for People with Special Needs and so much more. Each shows the world that every person deserves the chance to be loved, to be welcomed and to live to his or her full potential.


Ultra Sound Machine

Millions of babies have had a chance at life, thanks to 1,000 ultrasound machines donated by you and your brother Knights around the world.

Congratulations to our Knights in Manassas, Va., where the 1,000th machine was just dedicated! Read about the dedication here.

At the dedication, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said that the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative is the greatest humanitarian effort the organization has ever undertaken.

“Today represents a very concrete way in which millions of lives are changed for the better by the Catholic community coming together and volunteering together,” said Anderson. “What greater legacy can a person have than to save a child’s life?”

Donn Lorton and the State Council were responsible for placing the machine in the Pro-Life organization, Choices, located at 220 Clifty Dr., Suite H. Their phone is 812-273-0400.


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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