Archive for August, 2015

5 reasons to join the Knights

Monday, August 17th, 2015



If you are a Catholic male over the age of 18 (or know of one) and not in the Knights of Columbus, I hope the 5 reasons below will encourage you to join this great fraternal organization of the Catholic Church that is founded on the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.

1. The Heartbeat of the Knights of the Columbus is Service. The Knights are one the largest charitable organizations in the world. Through a variety of fundraisers throughout the year, the Knights raise financial support for many charities, including the Special Olympics and the Global Wheelchair Mission. The service aspect of the Knights encompasses the Church, Community, Council, Family, Pro-Life, and Youth.

2. The Knights of Columbus Supports the Catholic Church because the order is composed of a fraternity of 1.8 million Catholic Men. From the founding of the Knights of Columbus by Venerable Michael J. McGivney, the Knights have been a foundation of support for the Catholic Church. In recent years, the Knights of Columbus have performed a variety of projects for the Universal Church as well as worked with Bishops of the particular churches here in the United States and in countries where the Knights currently reside.

3. The Knights of Columbus are Pro-Family. Since the traditional family is composed of the husband, wife, and children, the Knights see them as the core, foundation, and fabric for all of society. Although the council meetings are for the members, many councils sponsor activities with the family in mind. It’s a great time to gather together as Catholic Christians and members of the Mystical Body of Christ. Realizing that the youth are an integral part of society, the Knights seek to foster the development of the child from adolescence to adulthood.  Asking for the intercession of the Holy Family is at the center of prayer for the Knights when it comes to family life.

4. The Knights of Columbus are strongly and devoutly Pro-Life. Following the teachings of the Catholic Church, they believe that Life begins at conception and ends in natural death. While the Knights are in involved in a plethora of activities locally that foster the Pro-Life movement, they are also major supporters of the March for Life in Washington, D.C., the National Prayer for Life Campaign, the Ultrasound Initiative, and the Culture of Life Fund.

5. The Knights of Columbus are Faithful to the Catholic Church by being obedient to the teachings of the Church, its Bishops and Priests, and showing fidelity to the See of Peter. As faithful Catholics, the Knights foster and develop Vocations to the Priesthood, Religious Life, and Holy Matrimony. Standing with the Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus also fight for Religious Liberty, which is being threatened here in the United States, but across the globe still to this day.

For more information on the Knights of Columbus and the work we do, please check out the K of C website. If you have the social media sites of Facebook and Twitter, please “Like” or “Follow” the K of C presence there as well.


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THANKS TOM…..SK Greg Leopold

A day at the ole ball park

Friday, August 14th, 2015

4thDegree OHIO DISTRICT ONE OPERATION PATRIOTISM Cleveland Indians Baseball Game Sunday September 20, 2015 1:10 PM game Vs. Chicago White Sox Ticket Cost: $24 (Includes meal money) Tickets must be ordered by August 20th Schedule: 9:00 AM Arrival 10:00AM Mass on the Field (weather permitting) THIS IS A FAMILY EVENT this is not a turnout. We will be with Veterans from the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center to enjoy a victory of our beloved Indians. Veterans, you are also invited. This is for you too. Knights, this is for you also. We need to know who and how many in your party are planning to attend. Contact with any questions and to order tickets: David Bowling, Jr.: (216) 299-2057 Brian Shollenberger: 440-461-0445 Norm Klein: 440-473-0572 This event is open to all Knights, not just the Fourth Degree. Please invite potential Fourth Degree candidates, and even your friends you are trying to get to join your Council.