John Paul II Council 13935

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

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.

Watch the Knights of Columbus134th Supreme Convention

This week, even if you’re unable to make it to the Knights of Columbus 134th Supreme Convention, you can still experience what makes these three days the highlight of the fraternal year.

August 2-4, 2016, from the comfort of your own home, look to kofc.org for daily reports on events as they unfold in Toronto. Featuring news briefs, photos and links to live streaming video, the K of C webpage is your premier source for inside coverage.

The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and its radio affiliates, along with CatholicTV and Canada’s Salt + Light TV, will broadcast on Tuesday the Opening Mass (9:30 AM ET), Opening Session (1:00 PM ET) and States Dinner (7:00 PM ET) live from the Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention site. On Wednesday will also be the Votive Mass of Mercy (8:00 AM ET), and on Thursday, the Memorial Mass (8:00 AM ET).

August Knightline Posted

Knightline, the monthly resource for local K of C leaders, is designed to help grand knights and other officers plan council events and activities, meet quarterly goals for the fraternal year and read about Orderwide news.
 

This month’s issue — now available online — features:

  • Knights Help Transform Kraków Into a City of Mercy

  • World Day of Prayer for Peace
  • Honor Our Founder and Join the Guild
  • Social Media 101: What Great Content Looks Like

This issue also features a special supplement to recognize those councils who have received the Star Council, Columbian, Father McGivney and Founders’ awards.

Click here to learn about these and additional fraternal news and resources. An archive of past issues is also available.

 
134th Supreme Convention: Be on the Inside 

Look to kofc.org to experience what makes the Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention the highlight of the fraternal year. Featuring news briefs, photos, and links to both live and archived video, the webpage is your premiere source for inside coverage — both during and after the event — of this year’s 134th Supreme Convention.