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

812-273-1537

 

 

 

                                          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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March. 27 –End of Month meals

April 12– Fourth Degree meeting

Apr. 14-business meeting

April 27 -End of Month meals

May 1—Tootsie Roll Drive

Meeting

Meeting agenda is 6:30 PM Rosary, 7:00 Meeting. We need the spiritual side as well as the practical. Knight of the month is Don Wood, Family of the month is Jack and  Kathy Dagleish. 2 people have joined our Council as 3rd Degree members;  J. William Craig and Donald R. Server, Jr.  Don transferred in from another Council. 

End of Month meals

March 27th is the next meals program. 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.

Cancellations

Due to the Covid epidemic, we will cancel the Corporate Communions scheduled until further notice. Also the Mass for our three deceased members for the year is also going to be postponed until next year.

Dues

It’s that time of the year now. Jack has sent out the notices. Please return as soon as possible. There are also tickets for the State Raffle  and a plea for fund for the Save our Seminarian fund. Send the tickets in for a chance at winning a $5,000 cash prize or one of the lesser amounts.

Prayers needed

Please pray for our District Deputy, Rick Weafer suffering from Cancer, Jim McDonough, Deacon Mike Gardiner and his wife, Cindy who I understand had a difficult time on the trip to Florida, Tom Armstrong, and Geri Goebel.

Tootsie Roll Drive

A "heads-up" notice that we'll be conducting our 43rd annual K of C Tootsie Roll Drive on Saturday, May 1st at Walmart.  If you are new to volunteering with us. Contact its chairman Tim Hoffman at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  is the chairman, .

This project raises fund that we pass on to the Mentally and Physically handicapped societies of Jefferson and Switzerland county.

Friday meals

Here’s our lent Friday night meals at KofC  We can use some volunteers to work on this  fish dinner.  Please contact Jack Dalgleish at 812-493-4119 if you can help.  

Friday night meal: All meals begin at 5pm,  Cost for meals $10. Money collected supports lodge, and 1 - Scholarship for a senior at each lof the local high schools, and other local charities

3/19 and 3/26

Fish tail sandwich

Sides

Homemade deserts

4/2 - Good Friday meal:

Hand battered fish

Baked fish

Green beans

Baked potato

Cole slaw

Homemade desert

We also are asking members and their families to contribute desserts for the dinner. 

Second Vaccine

This happened to me. I was surprised when my initial phone call to the Jefferson Cty. Health Dept was answered in about 20 minute. I then answered some questions and booked the first appointment to happen on Thursday. I went in at the time, was immediately led to the room they were vaccinating in, had my shot, waited 15 minutes in another room to see if I would have some immediate side effects. I had it in my right arm. When I went back for the 2nd shot, I had them put it into the opposite arm. I had not problems with side effects, I was lucky, I guess.  But have them put the second shot in a different arm.

1. Your side effects will likely be stronger

Many people who had little to no reaction to the first vaccine dose are reporting that the second one packs a punch — surprising even those who study vaccines for a living. Greg Poland, M.D., an infectious disease expert at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and director of Mayo's vaccine research group, had only mild symptoms after his first dose. But the second one left him shaking — literally — with chills and a temperature of 101.

"I took one Tylenol and went to bed and woke up the next morning 90 percent improved, and by midday I was back to normal,” Poland says. “This is not an indication of something going wrong; it is an indication of a vigorous immune response.”

There is no live virus in the vaccine, so you can't get COVID-19 from being vaccinated.

Participants in clinical trials of both vaccines had experiences similar to Poland's. In Pfizer's clinical trial, for instance, 31 percent of participants ages 18 to 55 reported a fever after the second dose, compared to only 8 percent after the first one. Fatigue, chills, headache and muscle/joint pain were also more common after the second injection for both vaccines.

The good news is, older adults were less likely to experience vaccine reactions, the data shows. Among those age 55 and up in the Pfizer trial, 22 percent experienced fever after the second dose, and 3 percent had a temperature after the first dose.

Schaffner recommends not making any big plans for the day after your scheduled vaccine appointment.

2. You should avoid taking pain relievers before your shot

If you've been hearing stories about second-dose side effects, you may be tempted to take a pain reliever before your appointment. That's not a good idea, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unless you've been advised to do so by your doctor. Pain relievers taken preemptively ahead of a shot could dampen the effectiveness of the vaccine, Poland and Schaffner say.

However, it's OK to take acetaminophen (Tylenol) or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug like Advil or Motrin after your vaccine to treat side effects such as pain, fever, chills or headache.

3. The timing between doses doesn't need to be exact

The second dose of the Pfizer shot is supposed to be given 21 days after the first; for Moderna, the recommended interval between doses is 28 days.

However, if you can't get an appointment on the exact day — or if you have to miss your scheduled appointment for some reason — the CDC does allow some wiggle room. Although the agency recommends trying to stick to the suggested interval, it says the second dose can be given up to six weeks after the first.

If your appointment is scheduled earlier than the recommended date, ask for a later appointment, Schaffner advises. “Your immune response will work perfectly well if you take more time,” he says. “But if you do it too early, the second dose may not invoke an optimal response.”

4. Your second dose should be from the same manufacturer as your first

Doctors are already hearing from patients asking if they can get their second dose from a different manufacturer, often because they realize the other type of vaccine is offered at a location that's more convenient. But the CDC recommends against it: The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines “are not interchangeable with each other or with other COVID-19 vaccine products,” the CDC says. “The safety and efficacy of a mixed-product series have not been evaluated.”

The CDC does allow the mixing oPfizer and Moderna shots in “exceptional situations,” such as when the vaccine used for someone's first dose is no longer available due to a supply shortage, or if it's unclear which vaccine they got for their first dose.

5. A rash at the injection site isn't a reason to skip your second dose

If you experienced a rash at the injection site three to 10 days after getting your first shot, that doesn't preclude you from getting your second shot, the CDC says, although it recommends getting it in the other arm.

A small number of people have developed such rashes, sometimes called “COVID arm,” after vaccination. Doctors say it's likely a mild allergic reaction that can be treated with an over-the-counter antihistamine such as Benadryl.

In guidance released Feb. 10, the CDC says the reaction is not believed to represent a risk for a more severe allergic reaction when you get your second dose.

6. You should temporarily avoid all other vaccines

It might be time for your shingles or Tdap vaccine, but you should hold off if you are between COVID-19 vaccine doses. Because there's no data on the safety and efficacy of COVID vaccines administered at the same time as other vaccines, the CDC recommends avoiding other immunizations in the two weeks before and after both doses. Holding off also helps prevent confusion about the cause of a reaction if you experience one.

The CDC does allow exceptions in circumstances where avoiding the vaccine would put you at risk, such as a tetanus shot after a wound or a hepatitis shot during an outbreak.

7. Full immunity is not immediate

It takes two weeks after your second dose for your body to build full protection to the virus. After that, you should have almost zero chance of developing severe disease if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19, Schaffner says. The CDC also says you no longer have to quarantine if you're exposed to someone with COVID-19 — as long as you meet these criteria: you don't have symptoms and it hasn't been more than three months since your second vaccine dose.

One possible exception is immunocompromised people, Schaffner says. They will get some level of immunity, he says, “but they may not reach the 95 percent because their immune system is already somewhat compromised, no matter how strong these vaccines are.”

8. You still need to wear a mask

Experts are divided about whether it's OK to hug your grandchild or gather socially with other vaccinated people after you're fully immunized.

But they agree you should continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing in public. For one thing, there's a small chance you could get sick even after you've been vaccinated.

In addition, it's possible that you could still carry the virus and silently transmit it to others who haven't been vaccinated, even if you don't develop symptoms.

And there's one more reason. Until the country reaches herd immunity — the point when a significant portion of the population becomes immune to a disease — it's important for everyone to wear a mask to stop the spread of the virus, Schaffner says. “If we have some people walking around maskless and others not, people left and right are just going to discard their masks,” he says. “We are not ready yet for that for society. Let's all stick to masks a little longer until we get the all clear. 

Field Agents

Tim Catalano

Field Agent

Knights of Columbus

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Websites

The website of the McGivney Guild is http://www.fathermcgivney.org/mcg/index.doHe 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: http://www.kofc.org/

The Prince of Peace website is at http://www.popeace.org/

 Pray for

Pray for our servicemen and women, first responders and especially the men and women of the hospitals who have put up such a fight for our lives. Bless the pharmacurtical industry for their speedy response to the pandemic.

Have a faith-filled Lenten Season!

-- 
Don Wood