Vince and Eileen are members of St. Joseph's Parish in Hanover. They attend mass at St. Joseph's on a weekly basis. They are both active in council functions and fundraising events which benefit their parish as well as other community organizations. They have volunteered this past year for our annual Apple Harvest event and our Breakfast with Santa held at St. Joseph's parish social hall. Vince was a substitute math teacher at Monsignor Slade Catholic School and St. Jane Francis school as well. Vince and Eileen are a fine example for our Council and Parish. They are most deserving of this award.
Several Knights and family members traveled to Washington, D.C. on January 18 and participated in the 46th annual March for Life. The event honors the over 60 million babies lost to abortion since Roe v. Wade was decided by the Supreme Court in 1973, and this year’s attendance was one of the largest ever with estimates ranging from 500,000- 600,000. The theme of the March was “Unique from Day One”, which focused on the scientific case that life begins at conception. Among the speakers at the event were Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the K of C, Vice-Pres. Mike Pence and his wife Karen, and Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. Vice-President Pence stressed the importance of the attendees continuing to support the repeal of Roe v. Wade despite the opposition of many Americans. It was very uplifting to be with a large Pro-Life gathering. If you have never gone to the March for Life it is well worth the effort.
Selling of religious Christmas cards campaign starts on November 10 at St Joseph’s Christmas Bazaar. We will also be selling after all the masses November 17 & 18 in the narthex. As in previous years the cards will be sold at a 25% discount from list price. The Birth of Christ is the reason for the season. Council #871 thanks you for your continued support! Wayne Groft Family Acivities Director
On 9-11-18 at 7 PM, K of C Council 871 hosted a Blue Mass at St. Joseph’s Church for our First Responders and Military, past & present. "All Gave Some - Some Gave All”. Light refreshments were served after Mass in the narthex. Serving in the Fr. Cyril J. Allwein 4th Degree Color Corps were from left: Color Corps Commander Rick Corriveau, Sir Knight Dave Keating, Jr., Past Faithful Navigator Jim Hintenach, Sir Knight Kevin Heilman, Sir Knight Minor Adams, Sir Knight Wayne Groft, Fourth Degree Knight Father Matthew Morelli, Sir Knight Dave Zinn, Sir Knight Dennis Cooper, Past Faithful Navigator Jim Zartman, Sir Knight Gilbert Mehring, Sir Knight Will Smith and Past Faithful Navigator Frank Blodgett.
Dave Keating, Jr. and Msgr. Lyons, back row, presented the Family of the Year to the family of Troy and Mary Martz. Their sons Joe and John were unable to attend.
The Family of the Year Award this year goes to a Family that has its footprint in almost every aspect of our parish, organizations, and community. Here’s a list of some of them: Adult Choir, Children’s Choir, Altar Servers Leadership in the Home Schooling Group St. Joe’s Pro Life Committee Member 40 Days for Life Committee Member That Man is You Program Emmaus Breakfast Bible Study Group Catholic Bible Study Group for Prisons Scripture and Adult Religious Courses Chaperoning and Volunteering at Delone Catholic HS Volunteering for parish functions and fundraising Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society Joseph served and graduated from the Merchant Marines and is in the Naval Reserve John picked the religious life and currently is a Seminarian And the list goes on... What a fine example for our parish and council. Congratulations to Troy, Mary, Joe, John, Anna, Tom, Theresa, Timmy, and Monica Martz ……. K of C Hanover Council #871 Family of the Year for 2018
Hanover Council 871 recently held their annual Family and Awards Picnic at St. Joseph Pavilion. Several awards were presented to distinguished guests by Deputy Grand Knight, Dave Keating, Jr.
Top left Dan Ernst, Top middle Dick Arigo right, received their Honorary Life Membership Awards from DGK Dave Keating, Jr.Top right Pat Bria, received his 25 Year Member Award, while on the Bottom left Msgr. Lyons and Dave Keating Jr. present Will Smith with the esteemed Knight of the Year Award
K of C Pro-Life Baby Bottle Campaign Our 2018 Baby Bottle Campaign between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day resulted in many generous donations and we are still receiving more. If you still have a bottle, please return it to one of our K of C members or the St. Joseph Parish office at your earliest convenience. Thank you!
Grill Purchased for Saint Joseph Parish Knights of Columbus Hanover Council 871 recently purchased a large 6 burner grill for use by any of the parish ministries. Check with the parish office for availability and storage location. Instructions are attached to the grill. Rule #1 under no circumstances will propane be used or stored inside any parish buildings. Rule #2 Always return the grill clean for the next group.
Knights were out in force at the Hanover Market House again on Holy Saturday to collect donations for the ARC. Pictured from top right are Dave Keating Jr., John Gindlesberger, and Will Smith.
Knights, top left, were on hand to help prepare and serve at the Fun(d) Committee Tea held at St. Joseph Parish Center Social Hall. From left are Minor Adams, Gilbert Mehring, Jim Zartman, Dave Keating, Jr., Wayne Groft, Terry Goldman, Rick Harmer and Dave Keating, III.
Terry and Karen have two children Christine and John (J.T.) and are members of St. Joseph Parish. Terry is the Principal at Saint Joseph Catholic School; a member of the Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; Eucharistic Minister; Parish Council; Emmaus Group, volunteers for various parish-related events including Fun(D) committee events and others. Terry’s family members have volunteered at the H.A.C.C., Delone Catholic High School, and at various church related events.
A big “hello” from Ken Zinn to fellow Knights in Hanover Council #871. Effective February 1st, I’ve accepted the responsibility to serve the Brotherhood in a new role as Field Agent for Knights of Columbus Insuranceand Retirement Fraternal Benefits. I feel blessed knowing my work will surround me with men and familiesof fine character and Catholic values. Not every worker has that advantage. For instance, it’s great to attenda general insurance agency meeting or product training event that starts with a prayer.
I serve Brother Knights and their families in Hanover Council #871, St. Vincent de Paul #14865, and McSherrystown Council #2551 - reviewing and servicing Fraternal Benefits that every Knight of Columbus member is eligible to consider. It’s a major feature of membership in the Order. Father McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882 and the financial security of his Catholic families was his utmost concern. I look forward to a contact with each and every Knight in Council #871 during 2018 to review your K of C Fraternal
Benefit opportunities. My phone number is 717-633-9876 and email address: firstname.lastname@example.org