April 2018

Brother Knights,

Nice work by Council 656, Hail Holy Queen, Kokomo who hosted a fish fry where council members reached out to the attendees to inform the public about our Catholic faith.

Great event by Council 16305, Saints Francis and Clare, Greenwood hosted a Special Olympics ballroom dancing classes. The participants practiced every Tuesday for two months leading up to the Night to Shine Prom. Twenty local Special Olympians attended the class, which was taught by a fellow parishioner.

Sir Knights and families from Assembly 246, Lawrenceburg proudly represented the Knights of Columbus in the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade, seen by thousands in person and on TV. The ship was constructed by members of the Bright and Lawrenceburg Council from the vision of then DD/FN Bill McDonald of the Osgood Council. The award winning Knights of Columbus Ship has made appearances in numerous parades thought out Southeastern Indiana and Indianapolis. It has exposed thousands to the presence of the Knights and their charitable works in their communities. (See the photo at the very bottom of this news article.)

Many thanks to all the councils that have conducted multiple blood drives. There are many councils that have conducted two blood drives, with several conducting three or four blood drives. This is a great way to ensure the gift of life to those in need of transfusions.


It's officially spring and a perfect time to help Habitat for Humanity in providing quality-built, affordable homes to needy families. The nonprofit Christian organization has provided more than 4 million people with safe, personal shelter by completing 800,000 houses in more than 100 countries around the world. 

The Knights of Columbus enthusiastically supports the mission of Habitat for Humanity, which not only helps people to become homeowners, but actively involves them in the preparation of the house. Councils, Assemblies and Circles are encouraged to promote this program among their members. Invite them to personally volunteer, and/or implement this program as an ongoing charitable event. If your council or assembly donates both $1,000 and 200 man hours to Habitat for Humanity, it will fulfill all four requirements for the Community Activities category of the Columbian Award (SP-7). For information on how your council, assembly or circle can participate with Habitat for Humanity, please visit www.kofc.org/community or contact the Supreme Council Department of Fraternal Services at 203-752-4571.

Please ensure that you submit your Columbian Award application, SP-7 by June 15 for submission to Supreme. Unlike several forms, the SP-7 will not be accepted after the due date. 


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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