Virtual Fraternal Benefits Night

posted May 28, 2020, 12:39 PM by Michael Kahny   [ updated May 28, 2020, 1:14 PM ]

Hello Brother Knights, 

You are invited to a Virtual Fraternal Benefits Night on May 28, 2020 at 7:00pm. This will be a powerful meeting and comes at a time when there are many changes within the Knights of Columbus. Many of the changes completely unknown to most of our members. There will be a question and answer session for any/all in  attendance. I hope you are able to attend. If you have questions before the Virtual event, feel free to call or email me.


Nathan Ankerman

Field Agent

NW Ohio

419.234.6566 or



Click HERE to Join the Meeting Thursday, May 28, 2020 @ 7:00pm

Subject: Webex meeting scheduled: Fraternal Benefits Night
When: Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:00 PM-8:30 PM America/New_York.

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Nathan T. Ankerman
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The Annual Cash Bonanza Ticket Return

posted Apr 23, 2020, 5:59 AM by Michael Kahny

Even though the K of C Hall is closed... the opportunity to turn in tickets for The Annual Cash  Bonanza still exists. Tickets and money needs to be turned in by June 11,  2020.  The drawing is June 27, 2020. 

Tickets and money can be turned into:

Tom Eilerman

1201 Christina St

Delphos, OH 45833

or to:

Nathan Ankerman

9557 St Rt 66

Delphos, OH 45833

We can make quota, and this could be a good way to enjoy winning this drawing during this virus stuff. 

It would be cool to reach our goal to sell 1000 tickets...

Send these in Today.

Knights of Columbus Insurance - Meeting Face to Face

posted Apr 6, 2020, 1:57 PM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Apr 6, 2020, 8:19 PM ]

Just because we're apart doesn't mean we can't meet together. 
Contact Nathan Ankerman 419-234-6566 
or email Nathan at 

4th Degree Exemplification

posted Mar 30, 2020, 7:23 AM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Mar 30, 2020, 7:23 AM ]

The Knights of Columbus encourages all 3rd degree members to consider taking that next step and becoming a 4th degree Knight. The annual 4th degree exemplification will be June 5th thru 7th in Toledo. (More info to come, keep an eye out here on our website or our Facebook page.) 

Any question or for information on the 4th degree contact:
 Lou Hohman 419-203-0878.

How to Pray with the Pope on Friday, March 27, 2020

posted Mar 27, 2020, 6:22 AM by Michael Kahny

Join Pope Francis in prayer and receive his extraordinary “Urbi et orbi” blessing and plenary indulgence on Friday at 6pm Rome time. (2:00 pm EST)

This is the English translation of the formula of the “Urbi et Orbi” blessing, which the pope will pronounce in Latin this Friday at 6:00 p.m. in Rome.

May the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, in whose power and authority we trust, intercede for us before the Lord.

℟: Amen.

Through the prayers and merits of Blessed Mary ever Virgin, Saint Michael the Archangel, Saint John the Baptist, the holy apostles Peter and Paul, and all the saints, may Almighty God have mercy on you and forgive all your sins, and may Jesus Christ bring you to everlasting life.

℟: Amen.

May the almighty and merciful Lord grant you indulgence, absolution and the remission of all your sins, a season of true and fruitful penance, a well-disposed heart, amendment of life, the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit and final perseverance in good works.

℟: Amen.

And may the blessing of Almighty God, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, come down on you and remain with you forever.

℟: Amen.

Super Cash Bonanza First Turn-In Update

posted Mar 19, 2020, 2:30 PM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Mar 19, 2020, 2:32 PM ]

My Brother Knights,

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact us all in one way or another, I also realize that it is impacting your council’s ability to sell and process your Super Cash Bonanza Charity tickets. Schools have been closed, Sunday Mass Cancelled, Friday Fish Fry’s curtailed, meetings have been limited or completely cancelled, interaction with others around us restricted, just to name a few inconveniences.

Due to all these precautions that are taking place, the First Phase of the Super Cash Bonanza Charities Campaign has been extended to Friday, April 24, 2020. Tickets must be in my possession by this date, which means that your council’s shipment should be postmarked by April 21 in order for them to be in my possession by April 24. A council must sell and submit to the State Treasurer a minimum of one-and one-half (1 ½) tickets per member by April 24, 2020 to qualify for a rebate.

I realize that this is not much of an extension, but you must understand that this is the very latest that I can extend it to in order for my committee to process all of your First Phase tickets and be ready for the Second Phase, which must remain at May 8, 2020. All tickets need to be in my possession by Friday, May 8, 2020.

In light of all the cancellations and precautions, a council ticket campaign by mail seems to be a very good option. If you haven’t already done so, there is still time to put a mail campaign together and send tickets out. Your State Officers & I will gladly give you all the help that we can with this.

I would also like to assure you that regardless of how long this pandemic lasts, we will conduct a Super Cash Bonanza drawing in 2020 and all cash prizes listed on the ticket will be awarded.

If you need any assistance or have any questions, please call, text, or email me.

Jeff Kiliany
State Treasurer and Super Cash Bonanza Chairman

Message from Grand Knight Bernie Fiedler

posted Mar 16, 2020, 5:42 PM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Mar 30, 2020, 7:51 AM ]

Dear Brother Knights,

Due to the closure policies announced by Governor Mike DeWine, I have decided to close the Delphos K of C Hall until April 13th. There will be no activities of any kind while the closure is in effect. I do not take this action without serious consideration, but the wellbeing of all those who enter our facility must take absolute priority.

I want to thank all of the volunteers who give so much of their time and effort to staff our activities, and also thank all of those who come to the hall for any number of reasons, not the least of which is our Lenten Fish Fries. Hopefully the conditions that necessitated the closures will improve and we’ll be able to get back to business as usual. Until then, please pray for all those who are impacted by the virus and do all you can do to stay healthy.

Best regards,

Bernie Fiedler
Grand Knight
Delphos KofC Council #1362

A novena prayer for protection in time of pandemic

posted Mar 15, 2020, 11:29 AM by Michael Kahny

Knights of Columbus

Dear Brother Knight,

Following the example of Pope Francis, the supreme chaplain and I urge you to pray a Novena for Protection in Time of Pandemic during this difficult moment for our country and our world.

At important moments in the past, the Knights of Columbus has urged its members to pray. We did this at the outset of World War II, after 9/11, and during papal conclaves and civic elections. Today, the world faces a pandemic illness for the first time in a century. Having lost our founder, the Venerable Servant of God Father Michael McGivney, to a viral pandemic 130 years ago, we know such situations can be very serious.

We also know that prayer is an important expression of our trust in God and our relationship with him.

As Archbishop William E. Lori noted in his video message for this novena: Our response to the pandemic draws on our respect as Catholics for both faith and reason. Reason dictates that we should take the health precautions recommended by medical professionals and by science.

“At the same time,” the archbishop tells us, “our faith makes clear that God is our all-powerful creator and that God is more powerful than any natural force, illness or economic setback.”


The ancient fresco of Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help) in St. Peter’s Basilica was restored with the support of the Knights of Columbus to mark the Year of Faith (2012-2013). 
Photo courtesy of Fabbrica di San Pietro/M. Falcioni.

Furthermore, the supreme chaplain notes that “prayer has always been for Christ and his Church the most important response in times of adversity.”

I join Archbishop Lori in pointing out that the pandemic coincides with the liturgical season of Lent, which calls individuals to reconsider their relationships with God and neighbor, and “to take time for introspection and improvement of those relationships, and this seems particularly appropriate at this time.”

As men of faith, let us pray — together with our families whenever possible and appropriate — joining our prayers with those of the Holy Father, the supreme chaplain and people around the world. This special novena will begin on Sunday, March 15, and conclude on Monday, March 23.

Finally, I also call your attention to this prayer invoking the maternal intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, prepared by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, that can be prayed both during the novena and in the days beyond.


Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight

Knights of Columbus
1 Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510

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Support Our Seminarians (SOS)

posted Mar 6, 2020, 9:26 PM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Mar 6, 2020, 9:26 PM ]

The Support Our Seminarians collection from the K of C members totals near $1,500. The weekend of March 7 & 8 we will collect at the doors after all Masses. Be sure to schedule yourself to take a door. Fr. Smith from the Diocesan Vocations office will be giving a talk at Mass.

At our March 9th meeting Fr. Scott and Seminarian Joseph Mominee will give a talk on the Seminary and we will donate $500 to Joseph. If you haven't participated as of yet, send checks payable to K of C, to Lou Hohman, 24963 Paula Lane, Delphos, Oh 45833. All monies go to the Diocese Vocations Office.

You can now donate online to this wonderful cause using any credit card or Paypal.

Make a Donation

Patriotism Essay Recognition

posted Mar 6, 2020, 1:10 PM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Mar 6, 2020, 1:11 PM ]

Brother Knights and Ladies,

On Thursday, March 19th the 4th Degree Assembly will honor the top three Essay winners from area High Schools at the Delphos K of C hall.

A meal will be served at 6:30 PM.  After the meal the students will read their winning essays and be awarded $100 each.

In total 45 essays were entered by High School Seniors from 15 area High Schools.

Public invited, RSVP to  by March 12th if attending, $5 to cover the meal, payable at event.

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