I am pleased to announce that the MCGIVNEY2020 On-Line membership code has been extended until June 30, 2021.
All new members joining through the On-Line Membership portal should use this code for a free year of membership in our valued Order.
Please pass this to all of your councils tonight!
Keep up the great work!
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Deputy Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly has been elected to succeed me and become the 14th Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus.
Dear Brother Knight,
It is my great honor and joy to announce that Deputy Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly has been elected to succeed me and become the 14th Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus.
As you may know, the by-laws of the Supreme Council require that Supreme Officers retire at the end of the month of their 70th birthday. In anticipation of my reaching that milestone later this month, the Supreme Directors are meeting virtually today and have just elected Brother Kelly as my successor, effective March 1st.
We will be truly blessed to have Patrick Kelly assume leadership of the Order. His knowledge, experience and devotion to the faith make him exceedingly well-suited to continue our mission in these challenging times. I could not be more enthusiastic about transferring my duties to Brother Kelly.
In the coming weeks, the Supreme Knight-elect and I will be working closely to ensure a smooth transition and I look forward to continuing to serve the Order and to fully support my successor as Past Supreme Knight.
When I became Supreme Knight in the year 2000, I told my brother Knights that “the best is yet to come!” Reflecting on the past twenty years, and the achievements made possible by contributions of so many Knights of Columbus leaders like you, I know I was not mistaken. Today, with equal confidence, I believe we can all still say that for the Knights of Columbus — the best is yet to come!
Carl A. Anderson
Important Message from the Mentally Handicapped Program (MHP)
I would like to take this opportunity as the State Chairman of the Columbia Mentally Handicapped Foundation of West Virginia, Inc., or the Mentally Handicapped Program (MHP) as most of us refer to it, and to provide you with the most current forms and information about the MHP. To that end, please find the current forms and information for your use as follows:
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Good Day Brothers All,
A special Visit to us by Bishop Mark Brennan. Bishop Mark served Mass to us along with Fr. Mikee Lecias our Pastor. Bishop Mark Brennan pictured with some of the Knights Of Columbus Council 12191, Berkeley Springs WV.
Leap for Hunger
at Our Lady of Peace Council
made over 78,000 meals
Fr Mike Lecias new Chaplin of
Council 12191 Berkeley Springs WV
Father Mikee makes 4th degree and Solomon Wolfe with 3 generations of 4th degree at Clarksburg 4th Degree Exemplification
Knights Member-ship Incentives
Silver Rose at St Vincent DePaul going to MD today. Deacon Nelson and Wife Karen took Silver Rose all thru West Virginia for 3 weeks to Knights of Columbus Parishes and Councels
Thanks for your voice. Here is a link to the audio recordings that you participated in at the WV State Convention.
Station ids and prayers are currently being periodically broadcast on LoL Radio stations and on the LoL Radio stream
as well as on affiliate WHMG LPFM 98.7 in Purgitsville.
In addition, your voice recordings of "Why Are You A Knight of Columbus" will be included in a series to be on-the-air in the future.
LoL Radio is also looking for other Brother Knights to audio record for the series as well. I'm sure this will assist with KofC recruitment efforts.
This series will also be made available to other Catholic radio affiliates throughout WV.
And if you would want an announcement of any of your Council events to be broadcast, just email the details to me.
Praise the Lord!
Good Morning Brothers,
Thanks to everyone that came to help with the March for Life. To a man everyone told me that it was an excellent experience. The following is a thank you email received from Supreme for our help.
I just wanted to send a huge THANK YOU for your dedicated service to the Order and the pro-life movement last Friday at the March for Life.
With your help we made thousands of people warmer and happier by passing out ~10,000 signs, 4,000 bags, 3,500 hats, and 1,500 pairs of gloves. There are also lots of photos online - even from mainstream news - showing our signs and blue hats. You promoted the Order well.
So many people came up to me, other staff, and volunteers, saying thank you for our work.
I hope to see you again next year, at least to say hi. If you can, bring another member of your council along to ease the load!
You have my contact information, so if you need anything from me or Supreme be sure to email or call.
Manager, Life Programs
Scott K Nale
March for Life
Letter from Supreme
Brothers, please find contact info for District 1. Larry De Rosa has agreed to be District Warden. Paul
Today began a new journey on the Knights of Columbus’ goal to reach 2,000 ultrasound machines with the installation of #1,001 in Steubenville, OH. Thank you to council 3734 for their great contribution towards saving potentially hundreds or thousands of lives, and to all the other Councils that participated.
Please find your most recent Star Tracker. Everyone please take a look at your Council and make sure this is what you are expecting to see. If not, please let me know ASAP so we can get things resolved.
We are coming down to the wire so please push hard to bring in the last few potentials I know you all have. There is still time to prove that your Council is Star and our Brother Field Agents are ready to help you in this, please reach out to them and support them as they do you.
It's also time to fill our your Columbian Award application. I've attached a copy for your use, so please start filling this out if you have not yet done so. If you have programs that you haven't completed yet, it is acceptable to still put them on the form and send it in.
Every time the Pittsburgh Pirates' Trevor Williams pitches, he prays "Jesus, I trust in you." Check out this inspiring video as MLB pitchers and catchers report for spring training.
My name is Ellen Leroy. I am the Office Manager and Farm Outreach coordinator for Eden Farms at the Pastoral Center in Huttonsville. We are looking to work with as many of the councils from around the state as possible to get our produce to Catholic Charities around the state. This year our major crops are sweet corn and potatoes. We are hoping to have some folks come out and help our farmer especially with planting of the potatoes. He is hoping to do this early April. He is also looking for help in harvesting both corn and potatoes in September to early and mid October.
Our goal is donate 85% of all of our yield to Catholic Charities and other food banks in the state. Our hope is to not only fill our local food banks but those around the state. We will only be able to do this with the help of the Knights of Columbus. We are hoping to have groups arrive in September through October and whatever they are able to harvest they can take back to their local food banks. These trips could either be a single work day or we can work to make a retreat out of them and do a weekend event.
We are excited at the prospect of working with you all. Please feel free to give me a call or an email with any thoughts or questions you might have, also feel free to spread the word to anyone else who would be interested in helping us with our cause.
The world needs Knights now more than ever. Check out the latest Knightline for tips on putting your faith in action and welcoming new Knights:https://bit.ly/2SvuGN2
In the event you have not already, please see the following message from our State Catholic Schools Chairman. I would follow up his request that each Council consider making a donation to this annual event. As the Knights of Columbus, we have have supported this dinner since it's inception 25 years ago. The announcements regarding this years winners will soon be made, but I will share some inside news. This year the Knights of Columbus will receive the Bishops Cross for our years of service to Catholic Schools in West Virginia. Regarding this news, please carefully consider your local part to continue this beneficial association.
Vivat Jesu Scott K Nale
State Deputy of West Virginia
I am compiling information on which councils are supporting our diocesan seminarians.
This is to ensure that all of our seminarians are being supported and to provide an avenue for you to obtain contact information that sometimes can be difficult to get. Please review the attached spreadsheet and advise me which seminarian your council supported in fraternal year 2017/2018 and if you will continue this coming year.
Also, if you need another seminarian to support, I can give you options for your decision.
We all like to start with a new seminarian and follow him through to ordination. It is always fun to attend his ordination and celebrate with him on the big day. Don't forget the RSVP Program which refunds the council $100 for each $500 given to the future priest. Our council usually gives that to the seminarian which makes a total of $600 for the year.
Thanks for all you do. Helgi
Deacon Helgi Nelson
66 Rabbit Trail.
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Attached please find updated information on the Faith in Action program as well as the award application document. Please review how your Council is positioned to win the Columbian award in June and make any necessary changes. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
St Vincent received the Icon of Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians
Hurricane and Floods
Good Evening Brothers,
As we have all seen on the news, Hurricane Michael has hit the southern states pretty hard. I've heard from our State Program Director Mike McDougle that things are very bad down there. For anyone with the means and mission to go provide assistance, please register with Catholic Charities to find your way to the areas in need. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4da5aa28a7fd0-hurricane
For those unable to assist in person, I encourage you to make donations to the Supreme Disaster Relief Fund. For information on how to donate please see https://www.kofc.org/en/secure/charities/disaster-relief.html
Thank you all for your help on these matters, I know it means the world to those in need.
Assembly 3214 at wreath and prayers at American Flag 🇺🇸
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Good Afternoon Brothers All,
Here is the West Virginia State Council Knights of Columbus Draft Document Historical List of State Officers Compiled from Various Sources
By Richard Fauss, State Archivist, May 2018
Thanks, Vivat Jesu Scott K Nale
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