John Paul II Council 13935

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

2018 Veterans Day

Veterans Day and Remembrance Day are opportunities to remember the sacrifices made by each and every member of the American Armed Forces and Canadian Armed Services — including so many brother Knights — who have served or who are serving now and who bear the wounds of war. 

To these brave men and women we say thank you for your service. Please join us in a moment of silence to pray for each of them, especially those wounded and ill warriors still suffering for our freedom. 

 

This Veterans Day we also remember our brother Knights who have earned the Medal of Honor for their heroic bravery while serving in the armed forces. In addition, we continue to support veterans through our Warriors to Lourdes program, sponsored in partnership with the Archdiocese for Military Services, USA. If you would like to join us in supporting a veteran’s journey of faith, click here

 

Mary, Immaculate Virgin, Our Mother, 

please pray to your Son, Our Lord,

 for our warriors and our veterans,

 for our countries and our continued freedom. Amen.

Local Memorials:

Matamoras Airport Park Saturday November 11, 2017 at 11:00 at the War Memorial

Monument on Broad Street Milford, PA Saturday November 11, 2017 at 11:00

2018 Memorial Mass and Potluck Dinner

Our Council will be having a K of C Memorial Mass and Potluck Diner on November 4th.

Memorial Mass will be at St Patrick's Saturday November 4th at 5:30 Mass.  The Council will be seated together at the Mass.

Following the Mass there is a Potluck dinner for the Knights at the St Patrick's Parish Hall, please bring your favorite dish.

At 4:30, prior to mass will be set-up in the parish hall for the pot luck. 

 

4:30 - Set-up in Parrish Hall

5:30 - Mass at St Patrick's

6:30 Pot Luck Diner in the Parrish Hall

 

Please join us for the Memorial Mass in remembering those that have passed from our Council and stay for some fellowship at the Pot Luck Diner.

Generous Supporter Appreciated

The Knights of Columbus John Paul II Council #13935 of St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s had another successful year.  Over $17,000 was raised and distributed to various local charities.  Some of these are Safe Haven, CDD, PCDC, the Food Pantry, Tri-State Pregnancy Center, Special Olympics, Vet Stock the wounded warrior project, college scholarships, Hands of Hope and Good Council Homes.

Pictured above is Trustee, Tom Hogan, and Chancellor, Benny Marasa, presenting a plaque to Kelli J. Walsh, C.P.A. in appreciation for her generous and continued support.  She is one of the many local businesses, which includes, Ray’s Auto, Stroyan Funeral Home, Myer Motel, Knight Aucmoody Funeral Home, Harry Boyle, DMD, Hogan Homes, Milford Diner ,Prime Time Meats, Sunshine Station ,Chant Realty ,Lattimore Construction, Zalesky Optical, Luna Rosa Restaurant, Luhrs Hardware, Access Physical Therapy, Waterwheel Restaurant, Gray Parker Funeral Home and many others too numerous to list here.

Stations and Soup Friday April 7, 2017 the 6TH Friday of Lent

Join us for Stations and Soup Friday April 7, 2017 the 6th 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:
Cheddar Broccoli Soup
Meatless Bean Chili
Bread
 
All are welcome and there is no cost.  Come and enjoy a little Lenten Prayer and Fellowship.

Webinar Training April 8, 2017

Learn how to place your council at the center of your parish life by participating in the next fraternal training webinar

 

Our upcoming webinar, which will be conducted on Wednesday, April 8, at 8 p.m. Eastern time, will focus on ways to develop faith-based initiatives that are fueled by the charity, faith and fraternity of your council. 

 

The webinar will focus on:

  • Centering faith-based council programs in your parish
  • Collaborating with your pastor 

Opening our programs to our larger parish community is important, as it both engages current members and attracts new members of multiple age groups. As members of the world’s largest Catholic fraternal and family organization, we have a responsibility to dedicate our time, talent and resources to strengthening families and making our parishes beacons of the new evangelization. 

 

Learn how to help transform your parish — register for this webinar today!

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.