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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

Nov. 28-State Hospital visit

Nov. 21-End of Month meals

Dec. 1-Bell-ringing

Dec. 2– Major Degree exemplification

Dec. 12– business meeting


The Family of the month is Bob and Bev Armstrong.. 

The Knight of the month is Paul Bird. 

We initiated Adam Deffenbaugh and Brent Matthew Copeland by using the CD from Supreme. There will be a 2nd and 3rd degree exemplification at New Albany Sunday, Dec. 2nd. Contact Jack Dalgleish, 812-493-4119 for details. He is organizing a trip for all of our 1st degree members.

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 was held after the 5:30 PM Mass on Tuesday Nov. 6.  We have 4 members we remembered; Richard F. Goebel, George W. Klein, William E. Sauley, Donald J. Schaefer.

Since then we’ve lost 2 members Charles Smith and Tom VandeWater. May their souls rest in peace.


Meeting agenda is 7:00 Rosary, 7:30 Meeting. We need the spiritual side as well as the practical. December 12th  is the next meeting. 

State Hospital

Our next State Hospital visit will be November 28 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  November 21 to deliver the meals. Contact either Benny Kelly 812-265-4399 or Mark Cheatham 812-801-1175 for information as to location. Also you may wish to help out in the preparations which begin on Monday, the 19th. 


We will be ringing the bells for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive Dec. 1. Contact Jack Dalgleish, phone 812-493-4119

Veteran’s Day

5 members of the Council and Assembly formed an Honor Guard escorting the 2 boy scouts carrying the colors in to the packed gym.  The knights were, Donn Lorton, Paul Sommer, Don Wood, Jim Tatera and Greg Thorpe. The veterans were seated in chairs on the floor. Grade school students provided insight as to each of the five branches of the services. The Shaw band played a medley of the service  songs, and taps were played at the end of the service. 


After more than 2 decades of the same dues, it was moved and seconded  at the October 14tth 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, Jack is preparing the bills which you will receive in December for the nest year.

Veteran’s Day Celebration at Supreme

Saint John Paul II National Shrine hosted an event co-sponsored by the Knights and the Archdiocese for the Military Services USA to mark 100th anniversary of end of WWI.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the carnage that characterized World War I came to an end in 1918. A Mass, co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS), USA, was held on Veterans Day at that same time to observe the conclusion of the “War to End All Wars.”

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, the K of C’s supreme chaplain, was the main celebrant, and Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the AMS preached the homily.

“We have gathered not to assign blame, look at causes or rejoice in victory,” said Archbishop Broglio in his homily. “We gather to give thanks to those who sacrificed themselves. We also assemble to beg God for lasting peace. The soldiers we honor today risked their lives for a greater value: to end a senseless war.”

Prior to the Mass, a special ceremony featured a color guard composed of each branch of the U.S. military presenting the U.S. flag as well as the individual flags of the armed forces. There was also a wreath-laying in memory of those who served in the conflict.

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and his wife Dorian Anderson greeted Lt. Gen. Nadja West, Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command.

In addition, there were readings from noted Catholic poet Joyce Kilmer, a soldier of WWI and Knight of Columbus who was killed in the conflict, and excerpts presented from Pope Benedict XV's 1914 encyclical, Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum (Appealing for Peace).

At an event following the Mass, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson spoke of the Knights’ work in the war, particularly that involving K of C recreation centers — known as “huts” — that were set up near training areas and the front lines to offer soldiers some comforts of home.

“From New York to Paris to the front lines, these centers, staffed by men known as “Caseys,” supported those who bore the burden of war,” Supreme Knight Anderson said. “Holding all of it together was this simple motto: ‘Everybody welcome. Everything free.’ In a world of hatred and bloodshed, those words expressed that the Knights of Columbus had a higher mission — a mission that continues today.”


History of the K of C from inception to 1895

Late-19th century Connecticut was marked by the growing prevalence of fraternal benefit societies, hostility toward Catholic immigrants and dangerous working conditions in factories that left many families fatherless. Recognizing a vital, practical need in his community, Father Michael J. McGivney, the 29-year-old assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn., gathered a group of men at his parish on Oct. 2, 1881. He proposed establishing a lay organization, the goal of which would be to prevent Catholic men from entering secret societies whose membership was antithetical to Church teaching, to unite men of Catholic faith and to provide for the families of deceased members.

As a symbol that allegiance to their country did not conflict with allegiance to their faith, the organization’s members took as their patron Christopher Columbus — recognized as a Catholic and celebrated as the discoverer of America. Thanks to Father McGivney’s persistence, the Knights of Columbus elected officers in February 1882 and officially assumed corporate status on March 29.

In addition to the Order’s stated benefits, Catholic men were drawn to the Knights because of its emphasis on serving one’s Church, community and family with virtue. Writing in The Columbiad in 1898, a year before he was elected Supreme Knight, Edward L. Hearn wrote that a Knight should live according to the virtues of loyalty, charity, courtesy and modesty, as well as “self-denial and careful respect for the feelings of others.” Fraternity and patriotism were added to the Knights’ founding principles of charity and unity in 1885 and 1900, respectively.

1882: The Knights of Columbus is born on Feb. 6, 1882, when the first members choose Columbus as their patron. Immediately after the Order’s March 29 incorporation, Father McGivney sends the first diocesan-wide appeal for new members to his fellow priests.

1886: By the end of his four-year tenure as supreme knight, James T. Mullen personally presides at the institution of 22 of the first 38 councils. John J. Phelan is elected to succeed him and is the first supreme knight to sense the Order’s destiny as a national society.

1890: Father McGivney dies Aug. 14, 1890. His funeral Mass is celebrated in Thomaston, Conn., four days later.

1892: The Order passes laws allowing noninsurance or associate members to join.

1892: 6,000 Knights march in the New Haven Columbus Day parade to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of the New World.

1895: The Vatican’s first acknowledgment of the Knights comes when Archbishop Francesco Satolli, apostolic delegate to the United States, writes a letter extolling the “merits of this splendid Catholic organization” and giving the Order his apostolic blessing.

1897: On Nov. 25, 1897, Canada’s first council — Montreal Council 284 — is chartered.

We will have more of our history in our next letter.


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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