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: email@example.com
Congratulations to the family of Ken and Pam Carta - K of C Family of the Month for March.
Pam and Ken have three boys Chris, Josh and Jake. Within their families are Chris,Tori, and Camdyn; Josh,
Cari, and Evie; and Jake, Jamie, and Reagan. Ken and Pam are both very active in St. Joseph Parish, serve as
Sacristans, and are members of Amici D’Italia. In addition, Ken is active in the Holy Name Society, Knights of
Columbus, and has been to Mexico with the church 4 times, helping the Sisters of the Divine Providence.
Pam is active in the Council of Catholic Women, Fun(d) Committee, and serves on St. Joseph Parish Council.
BUS GOING TO MARCH FOR LIFE ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 19TH St. Bartholomew Church located in Manchester, MD has a bus going to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday, January 19, and space is available for K of C Council #871 members and their families on a first come, first serve basis. The cost is $10/person with a maximum cost of $25 per family. You can pay as you board the bus the day of the March. A free will offering will be made for the driver at the end of the trip. Each rider will be expected to have a cell phone and to give the number to the bus coordinator upon boarding, so communication can occur should people get separated from the group.
The bus will depart the St. Bartholomew Church parking lot (2930 Hanover Pike, Manchester) at 10 AM and will return by 6 PM. Riders will have to provide their own snacks/meals, because no stops for food are planned. Please contact Dan Mlinek, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; ph: 717-698-0044, by January 8, 2018, to reserve a seat.