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NASCAR Daytona 500 Party 2019

posted Jan 4, 2019, 7:48 AM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Jan 4, 2019, 7:48 AM ]

NASCAR DAYTONA 500 PARTY 

February 17, 2019 

Team drawings will be Thursday, February 14 @ 8:00 pm
at the Delphos K of C Hall

See flyer for more information. Click on flyer for full size version to print.



2019 Free Throw Contest

posted Jan 4, 2019, 7:40 AM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Jan 4, 2019, 7:41 AM ]


Knights of Columbus 

Free Throw Contest

Monday, January 21, 2019 


Starting time: 11:00 am


Delphos St. John' s All Saints Building  



The contest is for 9 to 14 year old boys and girls. 

There is no cost to participate. (Help spread the word.)



A message from the Supreme Knight 1/3/19

posted Jan 3, 2019, 12:49 PM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Jan 3, 2019, 12:50 PM ]

Dear Brother Knight:

There have been times in our country’s past when uninformed or prejudiced people questioned whether Catholics could be good citizens or honest public servants. That’s why Father McGivney chose the name “Columbus” for our Order — because the discoverer was the Catholic figure from American history most admired and accepted at the time. In fact, from our founding in 1882, until the election of Brother Knight John F. Kennedy in 1960, many still held that Catholics were unfit for public office. Throughout that time, the Knights of Columbus worked to counter such prejudice.

Sadly, it seems that in some quarters, this prejudice remains.i  First, in 2017 a Notre Dame law professor was deemed unfit for a federal judgeship by a United States Senator who feared that “the dogma lives loudly within you.” Now, two more senators have questioned a Brother Knight’s fitness for the federal bench precisely because our Order holds firm to the Church’s teachings on the sanctity of life and marriage.

Such attacks on the basis of our Catholic faith are hardly new. The Knights of Columbus was formed amid a period of anti-Catholic bigotry. We stood against that then, and we do so now. We have spoken out against persecution around the world for nearly a century. At the same time, here at home we stood against the Ku Klux Klan, including its attempts to ban Catholic education, and we published books on the black and Jewish contributions to American history decades before the Civil Rights movement. More recently, we stood with the Little Sisters of the Poor in their fight for religious liberty and have worked with both the Obama and Trump administrations — and both sides of the aisle in Congress — to help Christians, Yazidis and Shi’a Muslims targeted for genocide by ISIS.

From our very beginning, the Knights of Columbus has been an organization adhering to the teachings of the Catholic Church. As with the Church, our primary motivation in everything is Christ’s great commandment, that we love God completely and our neighbor as ourselves.

As the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church explains, “Jesus Christ reveals to us that ‘God is love’ and He teaches us that ‘the fundamental law of human perfection, and consequently of the transformation of the world, is the new commandment of love.’”ii

This love impels us to our great charitable endeavors on behalf of those in need. From inner cities in the United States to refugee camps in the Middle East our Order’s donations over the last decade — more than one billion dollars and hundreds of millions of hours in volunteer work — are the result of this faith.

These works of charity have practical impacts that transform lives as we help people here at home and around the world. Our charity helped typhoon victims in the Philippines rebuild their lives and livelihoods; it brought prosthetics and rehabilitation to thousands of Haitian youth after the earthquake there; it puts coats on poor, cold children in some of our country’s most impoverished neighborhoods each winter; it gives wheelchairs to those who otherwise could not afford them in countries like Vietnam and Mexico; and it provides education, housing and medical care to AIDS orphans in Africa.

This love also motivates us to stand with the Church on the important issues of life and marriage, precisely because the Church’s teaching reflects and is based on that love. We stand with our Church because we believe that what our faith teaches is consistent with reason, is timeless and transcends the changing sentiments of any particular time or place.

We do not stand alone.

In his first message to our international convention, Pope Francis asked “each Knight, and every Council, to bear witness to the authentic nature of marriage and the family, the sanctity and inviolable dignity of human life, and the beauty and truth of human sexuality.”

And our positions on life are not new. My two predecessors as supreme knight spoke out forcefully to defend the rights of the unborn. In 1973, Supreme Knight John McDevitt wrote that Roe v. Wade was “a mortal blow to all who consider human life sacred.” He urged the Order to “to initiate or increase efforts to offset the harmful effects of this lamentable decision.”

My immediate predecessor, Virgil Dechant, said in 1977: “With some 1.2 million unborn babies being killed by abortion each year in the United States alone, we are confronted with an outrage against human life paralleled only by the ravages of a bloody war.”

Simply put, our positions are now, and have always been, Catholic positions.

We must remember that Article VI of the U. S. Constitution forbids a religious test for public office, and the First Amendment guarantees our free exercise of religion, freedom of association and freedom of speech. Any suggestion that the Order’s adherence to the beliefs of the Catholic Church makes a Brother Knight unfit for public office blatantly violates those constitutional guarantees.

Let us continue to express our love of God and neighbor by helping those in need and by standing with our Church, regardless of the popularity of doing so. Let us remember that our “Christian witness is to be considered a fundamental obligation.”iii

Let us also remember that, from our founding, we have embodied the truth that a good Catholic is a good citizen who shows civility and dignity even in the face of prejudice.

As we begin 2019, Dorian and I wish you a new year filled with the joy and wonders of His love. Thank you as well for all the many ways in which you have brought joy into the lives of millions around the world. May the inspiration of our founder prompt us to greater confidence in that love and encourage us to even greater works of charity.

Fraternally,

Carl A. Anderson

 

i See the excellent historical study by historian Philip Jenkins, The New Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice, (Oxford University Press, 2003).
ii Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2005), no. 54.
iii Ibid., no. 570.

Knights of Columbus
1 Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510

 
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A "Yes" and the Ultimate Gift

posted Dec 28, 2018, 8:02 PM by Michael Kahny

Now in the Christmas season, we can reflect on the audacity of Mary’s “yes” to the Angel Gabriel and celebrate the culmination of this “yes” in the birth of Jesus. Christ’s entrance into our world brings a humbling reminder of our call to audacious generosity even in times when it makes us feel uncomfortable. A response of this nature can bring with it unexpected and truly amazing results!

Thanks to your financial and volunteer response in 2018, Knights were able to meet the needs of Brother Knights, parish and local communities, and our Christian brethren in the Middle East. Thanks to you, Knights of Columbus Charities has been able to come to the aid of these families and communities by providing food, new coats, housing, educational assistance, resettlement help, support for mothers and their unborn children, and so much more.

For this generosity, thank you!

We know there are many worthy nonprofits to support and we are truly humbled to serve as your action center for charitable work. You are key to the success of our shared mission as Knights “in service to one, in service to all.” Without your financial gift, we would not be successful.

If you have not had a chance to make a gift in 2018, it is not too late to do so and receive the tax benefits! By donating today, you'll be sure to get in your tax-deductible donation before the year's end. Be assured that 100 percent of your tax-deductible donation will go directly to your chosen charity. We will take no administrative costs. 
 
Whether you help with a large donation or a small one, our thanks comes with the highest gratitude.  
 
Thank you again for your generous support. From all of us at Knights of Columbus Charities, may you a have a joyous Christmas season and many blessings in the New Year!

Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc.
1-800-694-5713
info@kofccharities.org

 

 
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Knights of Columbus Lead Charge to Keep Christ in Christmas

posted Dec 14, 2018, 7:54 AM by Michael Kahny


Millions of people in North America will be reminded to “Keep Christ in Christmas” thanks to the efforts of the Knights of Columbus. The campaign includes public service announcements that will be aired in the United States during the Christmas season, as well as a variety of local programs in support of the campaign that include signs, billboards, Nativity scenes and Christmas cards. <<READ MORE>>


Annual Council Christmas Party

posted Nov 29, 2018, 8:49 PM by Michael Kahny

The annual K of C Christ­mas Party for members and guests will be held on Thursday, December 20th at the Council hall. The party will start at 6:30 PM. Come and have a great time. Reservations are required, so call Lou at (419) 203-0878, or email lhohman@who.rr.com. Call now and make your reservation! 

Public Rosary at the Nativity Scene

posted Nov 29, 2018, 8:44 PM by Michael Kahny

Public Rosary at the Nativity Scene 
will be
 Sunday, December 16th 
at 2 PM 
at Delphos St. Johns Church.

Need to pray for our Country 
and parishioners who are absent  
from the Parish Services and Mass. 

Breakfast with Santa Dec. 16th, 2018

posted Nov 29, 2018, 8:38 PM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Nov 29, 2018, 8:39 PM ]


Our annual Breakfast with Santa will be held on Sunday, Decem­ber 16th. Santa will be here throughout the time. Come out and enjoy breakfast anytime from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Bring your children and grand­children! This is a great oppor­tunity to take pictures and to get ideas for gifts, and enjoy break­fast with friends. Breakfast is free for those under 12, the rest pay just $5.00. 

Knights Gear for Christmas

posted Nov 20, 2018, 6:10 PM by Michael Kahny

Deadlines for Christmas items fast approaching
Knights Gear
Knights Gear

Knights Gear
12110 Ellington Court
Cincinnati, OH 45249

knightsgear@kofc.org

 

 
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Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Right to Life Students

posted Nov 14, 2018, 7:36 PM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Nov 15, 2018, 5:36 AM ]





The Delphos K of C will hold a Carryout Spaghetti Dinner from 4:00 till 6:00 PM, on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at their Elida Avenue hall. All dinners will be pre­sale only for $8.50, and are carry out only.

Proceeds from this event will go towards helping to defray the cost of the bus trip for students to Washington DC for the Right To Life March. Tickets will be sold at Ron's Hair Care & at the K of C Hall on Thursdays. Or you can call Nate Ankerman at 419-234-6566 or Lou Hohlman 419-203-0878

If you have questions, contact Nate Ankerman 419 234-6566


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