Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is an organization for Catholic men 18 years of age and older. We meet on the first Thursday of the month beginning with the Rosary at 6:30 pm and the third Tuesday is the Officer's meeting beginning at 7:00 pm.
The Knights of Columbus do good works of charity including; helping to support three Diocesan Seminarians, Winter Coat collection for the local homeless shelter and Interfaith Housing Shelter, a weekly food collection for the local Food Pantry, "Baby Bottle" monetary collection for the Tender Care Pregnancy Center, and much more.
We hold various events throughout the year including somethings as; "Big" Breakfasts, St. Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance, Easter Egg hunt for children, and more.
If you are interested in joining or would like more information about the Knights of Columbus please contact the parish office.
Help support Seminarians
(South Central Community Action Program)
40 CANS FOR LENT
SCCAP Representative of Gettysburg
accepts 1500 lbs. of
food, clothing & personal items
from the Lenten
40 Cans for Lent collection.
Thank You to all those who participated in this collection!!
Members receiving their Second Degree
St. Patrick's Dinner Dance
Letter from Grand Knight Ron Weishaar;
Father, Deacon, Fellow Parishioners,
I want to thank Father for allowing me to take just a few minutes to thank all our parishioners, on behalf of your Knights of Columbus, for your generous support throughout the past 12 years. April 1st marks this milestone, and the entire Council is sincerely appreciative of the outpouring of support you have provided. We are blessed to have such wonderful parishioners.
We are the facilitators of your generosity. By your generosity you have provided support to over 35 Seminarians over the past 12 years, and for the first time we have been able to provide $500 cash awards to three Seminarians this year. You may have seen their pictures in a recent bulletin. We have also taken over 10,000 pounds of your food donations to the Gettysburg Food Pantry. We are currently collecting cans of food through our '40 Cans for Lent' program. The same program we provide for Advent. Food, clothing, household items etc. have benefited SCCAP, and the Interfaith Shelter in Harrisburg. You provided over 100 coats at Christmas for children and adults at these centers. Thank you.
Additionally we have provided Tender Care Pregnancy Center with a $500 award, on your behalf, to support their programs, and currently you are assisting us with the 'Baby Bottle' program for Tender Care
Also, as you know, our Veterans are important to all of us. The majority of our brothers are proud veterans. We have also been there when there is a brother, parishioner or their family having difficult times. We are there because of you and for you.
The opportunities I've mentioned above are supported by breakfasts, the Bon-Ton Community Event, different drives over the year, and our St. Patrick's Day Dinner / Dance. Without these events for generating the revenue to do these worthy programs, on your behalf, we would never be able to provide our community the support we are so blessed to be able to do as a parish.
Our St. Pat's Dinner / Dance is coming up, on March 17th actually. With this we also have a 'silent auction'. I am asking for your kind consideration to attend this event. Tickets are just $20 each, and this includes dinner and dancing and terrific fellowship. What a great bargain. Bring you beverage of choice. Tickets are available after all Masses.
In order for this event to be the great success that it has been, we are in serious need of items for the auction. I ask that you look in your basements, closets, garages etc., and see what you have that may be worthy of donating. Gently used household items, sporting goods, decorator items, unused but current 'gift cards', dinners, and whatever you think is appropriate. Remember, "one person's trash is another person's treasure". Not only will you be helping us to continue the programs we have in place, on your behalf, but your donation will be enjoyed by the lucky bidder. The only charge for participating in the auction is to have fun! This evening is a lot of fun! Ask anyone who's attended.
Please drop off any donations to the lower hall no later than March 12th, and if you wish you can put a suggested value on the item to guide the bidding. If you even want it back should it not sell, please tape a note stating this, on the item and we can see that it's available for pick-up the week after the auction in the hall.
Thank you again Father for this opportunity, and once again, thank you fellow parishioners for your Blessed support of your Knights of Columbus.