New Novena for Father McGivney

posted Oct 24, 2020, 4:57 PM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Oct 24, 2020, 4:57 PM ]

Dear Brother Knight,

On Oct. 31, Father McGivney is to be named “Blessed” by Pope Francis. That day, the Church will declare what many have long believed — that the holy soul of Father McGivney can intercede for us before the throne of God.

In the past, miracles have occurred for those who pray at the time of a beatification. So, as we count down the days to this amazing event, we invite you to join brother Knights and Catholics across the world in praying a special novena from Thursday, Oct. 22, to Friday, Oct. 30.

The brand new novena features commentary on the life of Father McGivney, as well as unique petitions and daily intentions close to our founder’s heart. We hope that through these prayers and petitions many will be brought closer to God and that we ourselves may renew our love of God and neighbor.

A downloadable version of the novena can be found here. You can also sign up to receive a daily email, which will include the unique petitions and prayers for each of the nine days of the novena. Click here for details.

To learn more about the upcoming beatification of Father McGivney, visit

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Insurance Benefit Night

posted Sep 28, 2020, 5:05 AM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Sep 28, 2020, 5:37 AM ]

Insurance Benefit Night
October 21, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Please join the Knights of Columbus for valuable information to help with your retirement planning. Our guest speaker will be Tom Hegna. When it comes to retirement, many consider Tom Hegna to be THE retirement income EXPERT! He has helped countless individuals through his PBS television special, seminars, and best-selling books. Today he is known throughout the world as The Retirement Income Expert.
This benefit night is scheduled for October 21st at 7:30 pm Eastern time. It will last approximately 1 hour.

Please click on the following link to register:
Click on the video below for a quick word from our guest speaker!
The Knights of Columbus sponsoring Tom Hegna, presenting "Don't Worry, Retire Happy!"
Ohio State Council
Ohio State Council | 4927 Autumnwood LnBrunswick, OH 44212

Get Out and Vote!

posted Sep 14, 2020, 11:29 AM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Sep 14, 2020, 11:29 AM ]

Election Day Is Coming - Get Out and Vote!

Tuesday, November 3rd, is Election Day. Knights are urged to exercise their civil right and vote in national, state and local elections. This begins by confirming your voter registration and, if not registered, to register, AND to encourage eligible family members and friends to do the same. To assist members and their families, the Knights of Columbus maintains a dedicated webpage that contains resources to assist in confirming voter registration or to register to vote –

Regrettably, not all citizens exercise this fundamental civil liberty, which so many have given so much to uphold throughout the history of our nation. Voter turnout rates have ranged from 50 to 60 percent in the past several years. In a year of uncertainty due to the pandemic, the turnout rate could be even lower. As patriotic Catholics, we are grateful to live in a country where we have the right to vote – and the freedom to encourage all those voters around us to vote as well. That is why the Knights of Columbus sponsors its “Nonpartisan National Get Out and Vote Program,” which aims to increase voter participation in the electoral process.

Through this program, brother Knights can assist eligible voters who may lack access to the critical information necessary to ensure all may freely cast their ballot by referring them to nonpartisan resources available at - whether voting by mail, absentee ballot or at a polling place. Working together, brother Knights can make history by improving voter participation in their communities because Every. Vote. Matters.

Learn more at

*Members are not permitted to engage in partisan political activity in the name of the Knights of Columbus. Partisan political activity is defined as action directed toward success or failure of a political party, candidate for political office, or political group. contains links to nonpartisan websites maintained by the National Association of Secretaries of State and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

200 Club Drawing & Council Recognition Night

posted Aug 26, 2020, 11:06 AM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Aug 26, 2020, 11:07 AM ]

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

at 7:30 pm

Get Ready for the K of C Convention!

posted Aug 4, 2020, 5:27 AM by Michael Kahny

Photo by Tamino Petelinsek

Experience the Knights of Columbus 138th Supreme Convention virtually Aug. 4-5, 2020!  Listen to Supreme Knight Carl Anderson’s report on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET as he reports on the state of the Order, highlighting past achievements and new initiatives, especially stressing the importance of the Knights’ commitment to Christian brotherhood.

You can follow the action at home: Visit for streaming video, news and photos. And follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for a close-up look at everything that’s going on.

Begin tuning into the event by watching the Into the Breach video series’ television premiere on EWTN on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET — Then, at 6:30 p.m. ET all networks will begin airing the Opening Mass, followed by the Supreme Knight's Report at 8 p.m.

On Wednesday, Aug. 5, the Memorial Mass begins at 2:00 p.m. ET, followed by the Awards Session, available exclusively at

All public events will be shown on In addition, some events will be broadcasted on EWTN, Canada’s Salt+Light TV and the Catholic TV Network.

We hope you'll be able to join us!
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Disaster Preparedness Program

posted Jul 28, 2020, 2:07 PM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Aug 2, 2020, 5:42 PM by Michael Kahny ]

Delphos Knights of Columbus Council 1362

Disaster Preparedness Program

School Reopening Plans with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Do to circumstances beyond our control this event will be Online Only!

Tuesday, August 4th 2020 at 6:00 pm

The Delphos Knights of Columbus Council 1362 will be hosting a Disaster Preparedness discussion with speakers presenting information pertaining to the reopening of Delphos Schools with the current COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be held ONLINE ONLY at our Delphos Knights of Columbus Facebook page. Join us Live Online at 6pm on Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 

The agenda for the evening is as follows:

Introduction – Chief Kevin Streets, Delphos Fire and Rescue 
Brandon Fisher, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator 

Allen County Health Department Guidelines 

Emergency Medical Services Preparedness for COVID 19 patients 
Brian Anderson, St. Rita’s EMS Coordinator

School Opening Plans – Superintendent Doug Westrick, Delphos City
Schools and Principal Adam Lee, Delphos St. John’s Junior High and High School

Letter from Supreme Knight

posted Jul 28, 2020, 1:31 PM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Jul 28, 2020, 1:33 PM ]

Knights of Columbus

Brother Knights:

We are all aware of the troubling events that are occurring today, including attacks on statues of historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and our Order’s namesake, Christopher Columbus. Statues of saints have also been vandalized, including those honoring St. Junípero Serra, St. Louis and even the Blessed Virgin Mary, and houses of worship and other religious symbols have been attacked. These are not merely attacks on statues and history. They are increasingly attacks on Catholics and people of faith.

In the late 19th century, the Knights of Columbus took its name at a time of intense anti-Catholicism. Our founding members wanted to show that Catholics played an essential role in the exploration and development of America since its earliest days, and that a Catholic could be both a good citizen and a good Catholic.

However, anti-Catholicism persisted. In the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan tried to stop Columbus Day celebrations and opposed Columbus statues simply because Columbus was a Catholic. We opposed the KKK then and have continued to stand up against bigotry directed at Catholics and others.

We stood up against the persecution of Catholics in Mexico in the 1920s, spoke out for the Jews of Germany in the 1930s and worked for religious freedom behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. Today, we are rebuilding Christian communities in the Middle East that were targeted for genocide. Each of us can be proud of our history of standing up for the most vulnerable among us.

While our faith calls us to be respectful of different perspectives, acts of vandalism are crimes against all who cherish democracy and mutual respect. The Knights of Columbus remains firm in its condemnation of all forms of racism and violence, including political violence. With churches, statues, and religious symbols subject to vandalism and attack, we call upon elected officials and leaders at every level to defend the religious freedom of all.

Vivat Jesus!

Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight

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New Haven, CT 06510

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Membership Special Limited Time Offer

posted Jul 24, 2020, 5:55 AM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Jul 24, 2020, 5:57 AM ]

Brother Knight,

Today we received the notice from Supreme below requiring a very SPECIAL and LIMITED time offer.

Spread the word. Now is the time to grow our Order. Just go to and click the yellow JOIN US button or click the link below. Make sure that you enter the special code MCGIVNEY2020.

Visit our Website

God Bless,
Robert Byers, State Deputy
Ohio State Council

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Blast from the Past 2020 Gun Giveaway

posted Jul 7, 2020, 11:35 AM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Jul 7, 2020, 11:35 AM ]

Tickets available from Lou Hohman for the Canal Museum Benefit

Blast from the Past 2020 Gun Giveaway

Drawing Canal Days

Saturday, September 19th, 2020 
Only 400 tickets will be sold. 
Need not be present to win!

$10 donation per ticket.
Winner must pass background check and pay sales tax.

1st place- Savage Axis II XP 350 Legend w/scope

2nd place- Henry Silver Boy 22LR

3rd place- Smith & Wesson M&P Shield SS 9 mm

The Patriotic Rosary is a Prayer for the United States

posted Jul 2, 2020, 9:45 AM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Jul 2, 2020, 9:45 AM ]

Inspired by the Medjugorje apparitions, the Patriotic Rosary encompasses the entire country in its prayer for conversion. A variant on the traditional Catholic prayer of the rosary, it was first prayed in 1995 at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. There Terry Colafrancesco, known as a Friend of Medjugorje, felt prompted to write what became known as the Patriotic Rosary. Chapters of the Knights of Columbus, and other groups promote the rosary, along with the Priests for Life group. The Patriotic Rosary is prayed everywhere from convents, to the Pentagon.

Read about the Patriotic Rosary on the Website

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