John Paul II Council 13935

St Patrick's Milford, PA | St Joseph's Matamoras, PA

Contact your Senators Today in Support of Judge Neil Gorsuch

Dear Brother Knights,

I urge you to contact your two U.S. Senators, and tell them to support the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

This week, the U.S. Senate is expected to consider the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch, so your immediate action is needed.

Our Marist Poll released earlier this year found that nearly 8 in 10 Americans say it is an “immediate” or an “important” priority to appoint Supreme Court justices who will interpret the Constitution as it was originally written.  Judge Gorsuch will be this type of Supreme Court justice.

As a federal judge, Judge Gorsuch has a strong record of interpreting the Constitution fairly while affirming the dignity of human life and the importance of religious freedom.

In 2006, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously on Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, and he deserves the Senate’s support once again.

You can visit our Action Alert Center to email your U.S. Senators, or you can look up your Senators’ phone numbers and call their offices in Washington directly.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

Fraternally,
Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight

Stations and Soup Friday March 31 , 2017 the 5TH Friday of Lent

Join us for Stations and Soup Friday March 31, 2017 the 4th Friday of Lent

6:30 Set-up in the Hall
7:00 Stations of the Cross, St Patrick's Church
7:30 Lenten Soup Dinner after stations, Parish hall
Menu:
 Vegetable Minestrone Soup
Cheddar Broccoli Soup
Bread
 
All are welcome and there is no cost.  Come and enjoy a little Lenten Prayer and Fellowship.

Founder's Day 2017

On March 29, 1882, the Knights of Columbus received official recognition as a fraternal benefit society. Now, 135 years later, the Knights of Columbus remembers the lasting impact its founder, Venerable Father Michael McGivney, has made on countless men, women and children helped by the Order. 

 

Today, as we remember Father McGivney's legacy with Founder's Day celebrations throughout the world, we invite you to join the Father Michael J. McGivney Guild.

 

The intentions of guild members are included in weekly Masses, periodic special Masses and novenas. Members also receive a regular newsletter and more.

 

To join the guild, visit fathermcgivney.org.

Stations and Soup 3rd Friday of Lent March 17, 2017

Join us for Stations and Soup Friday March 17, 2017 the 3Rd Friday of Lent

7:00 Stations of the Cross, St Patrick's Church
7:30 Lenten Soup Dinner, Parish hall
Menu:
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Cheddar Broccoli Soup
Bread

Rice Pudding

 
All are welcome and there is no cost.  Come and enjoy a little Lenten Prayer and Fellowship.

Cancellation Stations and Soup for March 10, 2017

Due to the weather the Station and Soup for the 2nd Friday of lent, March 10, 2017 is canceled.

We are on for next Friday March 17, 2017 the 3Rd Friday of Lent

6:30 Set-up, Parish Hall
7:00 Stations of the Cross, St Patrick's Church
7:30 Lenten Soup Dinner, Parish hall
Menu for Next week:
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Cheddar Broccoli Soup
Bead

Rice Pudding

 
All are welcome and there is no cost.

2017 Souper Sunday a Big Success

A big THANK YOU to all who worked hard this year to make the 2017 Souper Sunday a success. 

This year there were approximately 336 quarts of soup donated and 318 of them sold with the remain donated the the Ecumenical Food Pantry of Pike County.
The proceeds, over $1400.00 from this fundraiser went to “Pike County Hands of Hope” for the homeless in our area. We are especially grateful to Chef Al Helms and the chefs at the following restaurants that provided gallons of delicious soup:
Apple Valley Family Restaurant
Balch's Seafood Restaurant
Carini Cucina & Pizzeria
Edgewater at Best Western
Failte Irish Pub & Steak House
Fretta's Italian Food Specialities
Goodfellas Pizza Italian Restaurant
Holy Crepes
Hotel Fauchère
John's Of Arthur Ave. Milford
Dimmick Inn
Luna Rossa Restaurant/ Pizzeria
Milford Diner
Naked Bagel Co. & Delicatessen
Perkins Family Restaurant
Peter's Europa House
Pie's On Italian American Family Restaurant
Ray n Charles
Stewie's
The Grill
Two Rivers Grille
Waterwheel Cafe, Bakery & Bar

Finally, the Knights of Columbus express heartfelt thanks to the many community members who purchased hundreds of quarts of soup! You have all helped us to help our neighbors who are experiencing difficult times.
It was an honor to work with the Boy Scouts this year who helped this year as part of their service project in earning their Pius XII medal.

November 2016 Knightline Available

November Knight is available for download and this month features:

  • Supreme knight and U.S. Marine general speak to college Knights during meeting in New Haven
  • Pittsburgh athletes team up for Coats for Kids event
  • Listing of 2015-16 Star Assembly Winners
  •  … and so much more!

Click here to read the issue online and learn about additional fraternal news and resources. An archive of past issues is also available.

National Novena for 2016 Elections

In preparation for Election Day, the Knights of Columbus is calling its members and all the faithful to join together in a novena to the Holy Trinity through the maternal intercession of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the United States.

Join your brother Knights around the nation for this novena, beginning on Sunday, Oct. 30, and concluding on Monday, Nov. 7. The prayer for the novena can be found HERE.

Our country is in desperate need of prayer. Please ask all your brother Knights and their families, as well as your pastor and fellow parishioners, to pray this national novena for the protection, well-being and freedom of our country.

The text of the novena reads:

Most Holy Trinity: Our Father in Heaven, who chose Mary as the fairest of your daughters; Holy Spirit, who chose Mary as your Spouse; God the Son, who chose Mary as your Mother, in union with Mary we adore your majesty and acknowledge your supreme, eternal dominion and authority.

Most Holy Trinity, we put the United States of America into the hands of Mary Immaculate in order that she may present the country to you. Through her we wish to thank you for the great resources of this land and for the freedom which has been its heritage.

Through the intercession of Mary, have mercy on the Catholic Church in America. Grant us peace. Have mercy on our president and on all the officers of our government. Grant us a fruitful economy, born of justice and charity. Have mercy on capital and industry and labor. Protect the family life of the nation. Guard the precious gift of many religious vocations. Through the intercession of our Mother, have mercy on the sick, the tempted, sinners – on all who are in need.

Mary, Immaculate Virgin, our Mother, Patroness of our land, we praise you and honor you and give ourselves to you. Protect us from every harm. Pray for us,that acting always according to your will and the will of your divine Son, we may live and die pleasing to God.  Amen.