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

ph. 273-1537




                                          Grand Knight                      Financial Secretary

                                          Greg Thorpe                       Jack Dalgleish

                                          2610 S. College Hills Dr.      1968 Fox Trails Le.

                                          Hanover, IN. 47243               Madison, IN. 47250

                                          Ph. 812-599-1914                  Ph. 812-274-0437

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Coming events

July 24-State Hospital visit

July 27- End of Month meals

Aug. 14– Business Meeting


The Family of the month is Donn and Carol Lorton. The Knight of the month is Jim Tatera.

Dues are Due!

Jack reports that there are 2 members who haven’t paid their dues for the year. We must pay for these members in spite of their delinquency. Supreme must be paid.

Corporate Communion

The following CC dates are set for this year,. September 22-10:00 AM Mass. If you have a KC Shirt, please wear it.

Thanks to the following for helping us in the Corporate Communion on the 30th;. Jack Dalgleish, Lector; Bob and Tom Schafer, greeters; Dave Carlow and Bill Kalb, Servers; Larry Basham, Chris Hall, Don White, Donn Lorton and Bill Torline, Eucharistic Ministers.


Meeting agenda is 7:00 Rosary, 7:30 Meeting. We need the spiritual side as well as the practical. Aug. 14 is the next meeting. We need you.

State Hospital

Our next State Hospital visit will be July 24 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  July27th 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.


Tom Schafer has been renamed our Gibault Envoy for the coming year. The Gibault school is dedicated to helping those youths in trouble with the law with an eye to changing their lives for good not evil.

March for Life

You have an opportunity to travel to Wahington D. C. for the annual March for Life parade and festivities. Sponsored by the Indiana State Council, leaving by bus Jan. 22nd and returning Jan. 25th, the trip includes touring the monuments and having a choice of several other activities on Thursday including a banquet. $285.00 per person is the price for everything including meals, hotel, etc, $165 is due before Sept. 1, $125 due Nov. 1st. For further information on how to apply and where to meet the bus, contact the F. S. Dagleish, Ph. 812-493-4119

S. Korean Knights help

SEOUL, South Korea — Two single mothers fled with their children from Egypt to South Korea to escape persecution. They entered a country with little to no financial support or knowledge of the Korean language and culture. But South Korean Knights of Columbus gave them peace of mind. Andy Daeun Lee of St. Andrew Taegon Kim Council 16000 established the Peace Refugee Center — also known as “Peace Home.” He retired as a psychologist in 2007, and now provides counseling to refugees.

One refugee was a single mother who fled to South Korea with her infant. As soon as he met the mother, Lee said he knew he wanted to do more than provide counseling and job placement.

“I felt that it was more than necessary to provide the sleeping place, food and clothing needed for themselves and their babies,” Lee said. “I asked the Korean Knights of Columbus to build the Peace Refugee Center to help refugees in Korea as one of its charitable organizations.”

On April 10, Peace Refugee Center was opened. Supreme Knight Carl Anderson attended the ceremony along with Bishop Francis Xavier Soo-il Yu of the Military Ordinariate of Korea, who blessed the facility.

“The Knights of Columbus gives us a new way to express today the Korean tradition of the role of the laity,” Anderson said to the local council leaders present. “We do this by offering a practical way to follow a path of Catholic brotherhood.”

The Knights of Columbus has been present in South Korea since 2007, with seven councils — three military, four civilian — and more than 175 members.

The facility provides legal assistance for refugees to obtain visa recognition, which can take from 5 to 6 years. The Peace Refugee Center will help provide food, clothing and day-care, as well as develop skills necessary for employment including learning the Korean language and culture.

“The ultimate goal of the Peace Refugee Center is to help refugees settle down and live in Korea,” Lee said.

In addition, Lee offers psychological counseling.

“They must be encouraged enough to survive in a totally different country,” Lee said. “Full of psychological, mental and spiritual strength.”

Knights of Columbus councils support refugees all over the world through the Supreme Council’s Christian Refugee Relief Fund. The Knights of Columbus also championed the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018 signed last December by President Donald Trump.

“The Knights of Columbus has an honored mission to devote and develop life, liberty and peace in this Korean land,” Lee said. “I pray and strive to be faithful to this call of God as a Knight of Columbus.”

Sponsor international tennis tournament for priests

LINCOLN, Neb. — Clad in a gray “K of C Volunteer” shirt, and drenched in sweat, Father Brian Connor tosses a tennis ball and swats it at his opponent, Father Jublas “Joe” Nolasco, a member of San Carlos Council 4320 in the Philippines, who currently lives in Toronto, Canada. These two Knights are among the 44 priests who competed in a Knights-sponsored international tennis tournament for priests.

A member of St. Isaac Jogues Council 11312 from Lincoln, Father Connor is a veteran of the tournament, having played since the first international games were held in Poland in 2012. In 2013, he won the Open Singles division of the tournament, the most competitive category.

Earlier that morning, he joined Father Nolasco in concelebrating the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul with 42 other priests at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Lincoln. They went onto finish the day battling to win the Open Singles division.

Father Nolasco bested the veteran Father Connor with powerful serves and agility, beating him in two out of three sets to win the division.

But they both adhered to the tournament’s creed: Win without boasting. Lose without complaining. Play by the rules.

“At the end, we shake hands, and we're all friends. And I think that's a good mutual sign of a good fraternity,” Father Connor said.


Father Connor was responsible for organizing this year’s event. A daunting task, but he took on the challenge, turning to people dedicated to supporting parish priests: members of the Knights of Columbus.

“They have our back,” he said.

He also got help from his brother, Kevin Connor, of Msgr. Arthur M. Tighe Council 1698 from Kansas City, Mo. and an avid tennis player, who served as director for the tournament.

The Connors set up the tournament into four Singles Division categories: Open (elite players), 45+, 55+ and 65+. They created two in Doubles: Open and 95+ (combined ages). In total, there were more than 100 matches throughout the weekend held at St. Pius X High School and Genesis Racquet Club.

This is the first time the United States has hosted the tournament, with priests, deacons and seminarians from 9 countries — Argentina, Poland, United States, Canada, Indonesia, India, Philippines, Slovakia and Myanmar — traveling to America’s heartland. The previous competitions were held in Poland and the Philippines.

K of C field agent John Costello, also from Father Connor’s council, said when Father Connor approached asked for help, there was no hesitation. The council raised funds to cover the priests’ travel expenses through their Lenten fish fries. They also arranged rides to transport 15 priests from Chicago to Lincoln.

“Having priests from Poland and the Philippines — very strong Catholic cultures — was very exciting for me to host them here and, and make sure that they're having a nice time,” Costello said.

Nebraska State Deputy Lou Gasper said the Knights’ role in the competition demonstrates the Order’s mission of building the domestic church.

“The Knights of Columbus plays a very important role in the support of parish priests, because our parishes are the extended family of each individual in in the Knights of Columbus,” Gasper said. “‘No’ is not in our vocabulary to parish priests. Whatever that they need, we are here to support them 110 percent.”

General Agent

Clint Spaulding Agency

504 3rd Ave.

Jasper, IN. 47546


Ph. 812-481-9200

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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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