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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

Oct. 24-State Hospital visit

Oct. 27- End of Month meals

Nov. 14– business meeting

Dec. 1-Bell-ringing


The Family of the month is Martin and Barb Retzner.  The Knight of the month is Deacon Mike.  We voted to accept Adam Deffenbaugh and Brent Matthew Copeland. There is a possibility of having a first degree ceremony at the next meeting provided we get the new books in time.

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.

Our Memorial mass will be Tuesday Nov. 6 at the 5:30 Mass at Prince of Peace. We have 4 members we will remembering; Don Schafer, Bill Sauley, George Klein, and Larry Braun. 


Meeting agenda is 7:00 Rosary, 7:30 Meeting. We need the spiritual side as well as the practical. November 15 is the next meeting.

State Hospital

Our next State Hospital visit will be October 24 at the state hospital.  If you are interested in helping 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  October 27 this month. Contact either Benny Kelly 812-265-4399 or Mark Cheatham 812-801-1175 for information as to location.


Adoration is at the St. Patrick’s Chapel on Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00 PM.

For First Friday Adoration's,  The Knights of Columbus purchased books over 25 years ago to use in this and 40 hour adoration.

Start at 8:00 AM the hour of adoration for more people entering the religious life reading together the Holy hour of Adoration. It is on 3 pages.  Then after 5 to  7 minutes of adoration we do the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Then after several minutes of adoration, we read one of the Fifteen Eucharistic Meditation that can be picked out by the leader. In the middle of the Meditation there is a pause and meditate on the reading for couple of minutes, then finish the reading and meditate for several minutes

Next is the reading of the Consecration to the Sacred Heart.

It is near 8:30, then go up and light the Charcoal and bring it out  on it's stand along with the incense. It take around 7 minutes.

In the booklet, on a separate paper we read the Adoration and Praises on the back side.  After 3 to 5 minutes of private Adoration's and reflections we read In Praises of Mary

If there is no Benediction by Father or Deacon Mike, we pray together the Divine Praises and can Sing the Holy God we Praise thy Name and Put Jesus Away.

Marty would like to have some more help so please plan to attend.  812-866-4487 is his number. 

Bell Ringing

We will be ringing the bells for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive Dec. 1. Contact Jack Dalgleish to put your name on a spot.


After more than 2 decades of the same dues, it was moved and seconded  at last month’s meeting to raise the dues $4.00 per year to $42.00. The reason for the increase is that Supreme has raised their assessment $1.00, and the State Council. Raised its assessment $3:00. Dues will be $42.00 per year, still below the state average.

Celebrating a Saintly Pope


40 years later after St. John Paul II’s election as pope, the Saint John Paul II National Shrine is commemorating this event by hosting a live papal election watch party.

Three months, three popes. 1978 was a memorable year for the Catholic Church. With the deaths of Bl. Paul VI and the Ven. John Paul II a mere seven and a half weeks apart, the world watched in eager anticipation as a papal conclave convened and ultimately elected Saint John Paul II as the 264th successor to St. Peter on October 16.

Exactly 40 years later, the Saint John Paul II National Shrine is commemorating this event by hosting a live papal election watch party. Pilgrims visiting the Shrine can relieve the excitement of seeing the white smoke rise against the evening Italian sky and the surprise and joy shared by Catholics around the world when Karol Cardinal Wojtyła was elected the first non-Italian pope in 455 years. This is the first event of a year-long celebration of St. John Paul II’s election to the papacy.

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with an authentic Italian pizza dinner. Attendees will then experience the stir of excitement from that October 1978 evening as they watch condensed news rebroadcast of Pope John Paul II’s election originally recorded in real-time and broadcast on a big screen in the Shrine’s auditorium. The watch party will continue with a viewing of St. John Paul II’s inaugural homily, originally delivered on October 22, 1978. The evening will conclude at 7:30 p.m. with a closing prayer and veneration of the Shrine’s first-class relic of Saint John Paul II.

All who attend the watch party will also receive a commemorative keepsake.

Parking and admission to the Shrine is free, and the permanent exhibit, A Gift of Love: The Life of Saint John Paul II, will have extended hours from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Don’t miss the excitement of hearing Habemus Papam just like millions of Catholic gathered in St. Peter’s Square 40 years ago.

The Saint John Paul II National Shrine is a major pastoral initiative of the Knights of Columbus. The Shrine continues the mission and legacy of Saint John Paul II through catechetical programs, special events, and liturgical life. A council pilgrimage to the Shrine also fulfill certain requirements of the Faith in Action program. For more information about the Shrine and its programs, please call (202) 635-5400 or visit jp2shrine.org. The address is; 3900 Harewood Road,NE Washington, DC 20017


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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Thank You note from family