Knights of Columbus-Eblast





Stephanie McAlonan, Maryann Drumeler, Dave Flowers, Janine McAlonan, Don Trevelino, Sr, Gary Price,  Maureen Ruggeri, Bill Furman, Mary Ellen Gallo, Ken & Elaine Harker, Ed Gallagher, Mary Hogan, Ed Kalewski, Dianne Marshall, Fr Coulter, Gerry Goerlich, Monica Convery, Jean Glackin, Justin Kerr, Cameron Alexander, Jason Reif, Frank Schiavone, Ed Harbaugh, Mathew Reif, Andrew Lanchoney, Lou Ella Yavorka, Mike Kusheba, Thomas Lanchoney, Kristin Buchheit, Ron Macy, John Stock, Tom Sandri, Carolyn Staszak, and Chuck Beebe.

COUNCIL CHRISTMAS PARTY: The Council?s adult party is scheduled for Saturday December 6th at the Green Street Grille, Downingtown. Doors will open at 6:00pm and dinner will commence at 6:30pm..  To RSVP, or if you have any questions on the event, please contact DGK Dan at Drumeler420 [at] gmail [dot] com or 484-356-7808. TODAY (Saturday the 29th) IS THE LAST CHANCE TO RSVP!HOLY HOUR FOR THE FAMILY AND MASS FOR THR FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT . A special Mass will be held at the Cathedral in Philadelphia on Sunday November 30th.  The Mass will be preceded by a Holy Hour for the Family set in the context of the Cathedral Parish?s Forty Hours Devotion. Confessions will be heard beginning at 5:30pm. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput will bless and distribute small replicas of the World Meeting of Families Holy Family iconic painting to every household in attendance.  These are powerful moments of grace that will help you and your family prepare for the World Meeting of Families. All families and households are invited! For more information, please refer to the following link .SANTA VISIT TO LOCAL NURSING HOMES: The Hickory House Santa Visit has been setup for 9:30 am on Tuesday, December 9th and the Tel Hai Meadows visit is on Thursday, December 18th also at 9:30 am.  We will meet in the lobby at both buildings at around 9:20 am.  Please wear your blue Knight?s shirts.  Elf hats will be provided.  Santa will be giving a Christmas stuffed animal to all residents. Knights are needed to help with the distribution of presents.  Please contact Brother Tom at tomtracykofc [at] comcast [dot] net if you are able to assist.PRAYERS NEEDED: On December 8th (prior to our next meeting) the Little Sisters of the Poor will have their day in court in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.  This is a critical moment.  The Little Sisters present perhaps the best and clearest example of a religious organization that is faced with an existential threat by the HHS mandate.  If you are not familiar with the case, I invite you to review the posting at by Edward T. Mechmann, Esq., Director of Public Policy Archdiocese of New York which gives an excellent summary of the case and issues. A defeat could subject the Little Sisters to as much as $50 million in fines for following their conscience — that would put them out of business and also send an ominous message about the future of religious liberty in America.  Please take time to pray for the Little Sisters of the Poor (, pray for the attorneys who will be representing them and also pray for wisdom for the three judges who will be hearing their case.CALENDAR LOTTERY: The Saint Peter Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a Calendar Lottery!  The cost is $20.00 and prizes range from $50 to $500! You will have from January 1, 2015 until February 17, 2015 — that is 48 chances to win!! You can win more than once! Each 3-digit number is sold only once, and is on a first come first serve basis, so hurry to get your lucky number now!  If you would like to purchase a number, or if you would like to assist in selling the Calendar Lottery., please contact GK Ted at 10351lottery [at] comcast [dot] net for more information.TESTIMONIALS: We are preparing to run a photo slide show at Mass that highlights Knight activities and events and are seeking testimonials to insert into presentation. For example, ?I joined the Knights to give back to my Community and Parish?, John Smith.  Please contact Brother Roy at rjcastas [at] verizon [dot] net for more information or if you would like to record a testimonial.2015 COUNCIL CLAMBAKE/PICNIC: Mark your calendars and make your reservations, the 2015 Family Picnic will held at Twin Grove Campground the weekend of July 10th-12th, 2015 with the Picnic being on the 11th. Twin Grove Campground is located at 1445 Suedberg Rd, Pine Grove, Pa 17963.  This is a popular event, and the campground is filling up fast, so make your soon.  Interested members should call Twin Grove at (717) 865-4602 to inquire about availability of campsites and cabins.  Picnic time & additional details to be announced at a later date.



            If you would like a copy of the meeting minutes to review prior to the next meeting, please contact DGK Dan at dgk [at] saintpetersknights [dot] org.



            A large initiative of Supreme and is extremely beneficial to Knights and their families. Field agent, Jason Tako has been assigned to our Council and will be responding to member requests. Please direct any/all insurance inquiries or questions to Jason at 717-814-1391, or Jason.tako [at] kofc [dot] org. For critical/pressing situations, please call General Agent Jack Mitchell, 717-737-7808, or jackmitchell [at] kofc [dot] org.



            If you need to purchase a new Council Knight shirt or hat, standard freight fee of $10.00 will be shared by multiple member orders. We will be placing an order shortly and this will likely be the final order for the year.  If interested in placing an order, please contact Brother Roy at rjcastas [at] verizon [dot] net.



December 6th – Adult Christmas Party

December 8th – Monthly Business Meeting

December 9th – Hickory House Santa Visit

December 18th – Tel Hai Santa Visit

December 20th ? Children?s Christmas Party

January 12th – Monthly Business Meeting

January tbd  – Golf Outing Committee Meeting


            In an attempt to accommodate Council?s request, we are communicating once a week, via the eBlast. Please forward news worthy requests, at least one week, prior to programmed effective date, to DGK Dan at dgk [at] saintpetersknights [dot] org for publication.


GK Ted





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