Please Help Hurrican Dorian Victims

posted Sep 7, 2019, 5:56 AM by Michael Kahny

Brother Knight:

In the 36 hours since Hurricane Dorian tracked destruction through the Bahamas, the Knights have raised over $178,500 to support disaster relief.  Supplies, food, and water are on their way to those who need it in Grand Bahama. The cost of the supplies we sent is well above what we have raised to date and the need continues to grow.  In addition, we have also sent support to the communities affected in the Carolinas. 

With your continued generosity Knights in the Bahamas, Florida and the Carolinas can continue to serve the affected communities in their jurisdictions. With your help, they can increase support and have the tools necessary to meet the needs of those we jointly serve.

As Supreme Knight Carl Anderson reminds us, “When disaster strikes, we strike back with service.” What are you waiting for?

Pray, serve, GIVE today — 100% of your support goes directly to disaster relief!

Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc.

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St. John Parish Foundation

posted Jul 31, 2019, 9:10 AM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Jul 31, 2019, 9:16 AM ]

The St. John Parish Founda­tion was founded in 1977 by Fr. Arthur Badger and a small group of parishioners. The purpose of the Foundation is to help provide long term financial stability to St. John's parish and schools.

All gifts to the Foundation provide a never ending con­tribution. One that will last for eternity! 

For information about how you can give, and what impact your gift has, and will have, on your parish and schools, please contact the Ministry Center, or go to


posted May 30, 2019, 12:27 PM by Mike Kahny   [ updated May 30, 2019, 12:29 PM ]

  Dr. Jim Ferguson from Knoxville, TN, wrote an article for the "Knoxville Focus" a few months ago entitled "Abomination". It is an article about abortion, primarily "late term" abortion. He wrote that only 9 of the 28 people he asked about the New York law that allows abortion up to the time of birth, and that can be done by non-doctors, were aware of the law. He also mentioned that the Governor of Virginia supported ending the life of an 'infant" after delivery if the mother says so. 

At the end of the article, Dr. Ferguson wrote, 
"You may have heard the famous poem by the German Lutheran minister, Martin Niemoller, written during the Nazi reign of terror". 
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out - 
    Because I was not a socialist. 
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out - 
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out -
    Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak for me.

Dr. Ferguson continued, ''Now, I challenge you to substitute ''the unborn" for socialist, trade union­ists, or Jews. If we do not believe in the sanctity of human life then it won't matter whether we build Trump's wall, balance the budget, or cure cancer. We will have turned a blind eye to injustice and are already gangrenous and rotting away from the inside."

If you want to read the entire article, here is the link:

Tune in for two new K of C documentaries airing across the U.S.

posted May 13, 2019, 12:29 PM by Michael Kahny

We are thrilled to share that two very special Knights of Columbus documentary projects will be airing on U.S. television networks in the coming weeks — “Warriors to Lourdes” and “Everyday Heroes.” Both of these films capture compelling personal stories of individuals who have found strength through their faith and for whom the Knights of Columbus have played a special role. 

These moving films are an excellent way for the Knights to help show the world who we are as an organization. While most people have heard of the Knights of Columbus, there are many who are not well-acquainted with the breadth and character of the Order.  We welcome your assistance in promoting these two documentaries. We invite you to share our social media posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Warriors to Lourdes

There is an invisible wound of war that is only beginning to draw public attention. In addition to mental and emotional suffering, moral injury represents the spiritual dimension of trauma.

This important and timely topic is brought to life with searing emotion in Warriors to Lourdes, a new documentary film produced by the Knights of Columbus.

This 28-minute film highlights the transformative experience of the annual Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage for wounded, ill and injured veterans seeking physical and spiritual healing. Through very personal accounts of men and women in uniform, along with those of military chaplains, the film showcases the life-changing impact of this spiritual pilgrimage. These stories reveal that sometimes the greatest acts of courage occur not on the battlefield but inside the human heart.

Schedule of airings and the movie trailer can be found here.

Everyday Heroes

Throughout history, humanity has been enthralled by the idea of Heroes. From Hercules to Superman, the heroic narrative in literature, the arts and culture has been passed from one generation to the next.

But heroism is not some unattainable ideal. It is not reserved for only mythology. Heroism is a worthy goal that lies within our grasp.

That is the central message of Everyday Heroes, a new documentary film featuring the witnesses of remarkable Brother Knights whose courage, faith and commitment to charity embody the mission of the Knights of Columbus. 


From the college football star who selflessly put the needs of others before his own to the Special Olympics athlete who gives witness to the dignity of all human life — these stories demonstrate how the betterment of our world ultimately begins with the individual human heart.

Schedule of airings and the movie trailer can be found here.


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New Haven, CT 06510

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Collecting for the "Measure Up" Campaign

posted Apr 14, 2019, 2:37 PM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Apr 14, 2019, 2:40 PM ]

To all Knights:

The weekend of May 4th and 5th, 2019 the Delphos K of C will collect for the “Measure Up” campaign.  This annual K of C fundraising campaign raises money that is split evenly between both Delphos schools for the benefit of the children with development disabilities.  This is an excellent opportunity for all of us to make a donation of money with just a few minutes of our time after mass.   We can show our support for these children by helping to collect at one of the weekend masses at Delphos St. Johns.  Please come to the rear vestibule after Communion to get the basket, and collect at one of the doors.

"Unplanned" - In Theaters Now

posted Apr 2, 2019, 11:08 AM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Apr 2, 2019, 11:24 AM ]

The Movie "Unplanned" is one that has been widely publicized. The story is about the experience of Abbey Johnson. As one of the youngest Planned Parent­hood clinic directors in the nation, she was involved in over 20,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion regarding a woman's right to choose led her to fight to enact legislation that supported her passion. That is until the day she saw something that changed everything. The "true story" movie is about a life changing event. The movie is rated "R", and is currently being shown at Regal Theaters, 2830 West Elm St, Lima, Ohio. Phone 844-462-7342

State Council KofC Family Campout 2019

posted Mar 15, 2019, 5:11 AM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Mar 15, 2019, 6:59 AM ]

Mark your calendars… The 51st Annual Ohio Knights of Columbus Campout and Picnic has been scheduled for 
July 26 thru 28th, 2019 in historic Marietta, Ohio. 
Join Council #478 with a variety of fun activities.

2019 Fish Fry

posted Mar 8, 2019, 9:26 AM by Michael Kahny

Carry-Out: $8.50 
Dine-In: $10.00 

Lenten Fish Fries will begin on Friday, March 8 and runs every Friday thru April 19. Drive-thru & dine-in dinners are served from 4pm until 7pm.

As always, it takes a lot of help to serve the amount of delicious food that our supporters enjoy. If you can help, please do so. 

If you have questions, contact Tom Odenweller, 419 230-2893, or come out on any Friday morn­ing, or any time on when we are working on this project. 

We always need help on Fridays during Lent, so check in if you can. We have volunteers doing all the work necessary to make this project a wonderful success. A success not only in money raised for your K of C, but also providing a time and place for families and friends to visit. 

Please help if you can. Make this the year that you sacrifice some of your time for a great Lenten project. Serving begins at 4:00 PM every Friday in Lent. 

Remember, it takes a lot of help, and we need some new guys to get involved. Please help if you can. Contact Tom Odenweller if you have questions or suggestions. 

Fish - Fried or Baked
Fries or Mashed Potato *
Vegetable, Roll
Tuna and Noodles
Macaroni and Cheese
Salad Bar, Desert
Water, Coffee

Ages 11 and up - $10.00
Ages 5 - 10 - $5.00
Ages 5 and Under - Free

(*Baked Potato available upon request)


posted Mar 7, 2019, 5:36 AM by Michael Kahny

Mr. Gene Border from the Lima Red Cross will come to the K of C Hall for CPR training. We'll have the training immediately after the March business meet­ing on March 11, 2019.

This is a "hands only" CPR training (no mouth to mouth), and will not result in any certifi­cate because of the amount of time that we'll have. If you want to receive a certificate, we'll have to look into what it takes.

This training will teach how to use chest compression to keep blood flowing in the event of a heart failure. This training is available to members, spouses, and widows of deceased mem­bers.

Why not come out? If we are fortunate, we'll never need the training, but you might be able to save someone's life.

The next person to need CPR might be you, or me! Having people around who know have had training just makes sense.

I do need to know how many people will be here for the train­ing so Gene can be prepared. We have to limit the session to 20 people, so contact me as soon as possible. Hopefully, we'll have to schedule another session for those who can't get into this one.

If you have questions or want to make a reservation, send Tom Odenweller an email to, or call me at 419 230-2893, or stop out at the Hall on Thursday evenings.

Patriotic Degree of the Order Weekend Schedule

posted Mar 6, 2019, 6:10 PM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Mar 6, 2019, 6:33 PM ]

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