August 2017

Brother Knights,

Thanks to Council 3631, Marquette Council in Griffith, for hosting a flag retirement ceremony along with several boy scouts in honor of Flag Day.

Great work by Council 5521, Ave Maria in South Bend, for their assistance constructing a new Habitat for Humanity home.  They are now experts in vinyl siding. 

LOOKING AHEAD:

Did you know many children throughout the United States and Canada go without a coat each winter? Many low-income families use their scarce resources to meet the most basic essentials and they need help to provide this vital winter necessity.

That’s why the Knights of Columbus developed the Coats for Kids program, which allows councils across North America the opportunity to purchase new winter coats for children at a discount and to distribute them to children in need in their local communities. Through our Coats for Kids program, 1,780 local councils distributed 87,906 coats to children in need throughout the United States and Canada in 2016. Since the program began in 2009, nearly 400,000 coats have been distributed.

How It Works

http://www.kofc.org/en/members/programs/community-activities/coats-for-kids.html 

Every Knights of Columbus council is eligible to participate in Coats for Kids. Coats can be purchased at a cost of $220 per case of 12 (including shipping) for orders shipped to addresses in the continental United States, and $245 US dollars (including shipping) for orders shipped to Canada and other addresses outside the continental United States. Coats should be ordered on Knights Gear. To learn more contact the Fraternal Mission department at (203) 752-4270 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pope Francis put it in perspective when he said “true charity requires courage: let us overcome the fear of getting our hands dirty so as to help those in need.” With the help of Knights of Columbus councils, you can use this program to make a difference for children in need.

VIVAT JESUS!

Rick Santangelo 

Community Director
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"Our principles are just words if we do not live them out." Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight

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