October 2, 2017 Living Rosary & Installation

     On Monday – 10/2/17 – Our October regular general meeting will have some special events and fanfare that everyone should attend and enjoy.
6:30pm – Outside the Corpus Christi Chapel we will join with the the Corpus Christi Respect Life Committee to conduct a live Rosary followed by Benediction. Please invite your family and friend to join us.
7:00pm – Inside the Corpus Christi Chapel – Knight of Columbus Installation of Officers led by Monsignor Thomas P. Flanigan. I suggest all officers wear a suit or sports coatYes, your family and friends can be a part of this solemn event
7:30pm – Our Monthly general membership meeting in meeting room A at Corpus Christi. (Sorry, only Knights can attend this meeting)
This will be an important meeting for the upcoming schedule and recruitment drive.
Don’t forget our Football Sweepstakes Fundraiser is coming to a close. If you took tickets to sell, please bring your ticket stubs and money to the meeting. If you cannot make the meeting, please contact Jim Rebarchak at 215-872-8359, so you can arrange to drop off your money and ticket stubs.
We appreciate your support. I look forward to seeing everyone at the Live Rosary, Installation of Officers and our General Meeting.
Yours Truly,
Tom McHenry – Grand Knight

Results of Trivia Night 2017

Thank you for all that participated in this year’s Trivia Night.  Here are the results and some pictures:

Team Name Total
wait for it 895
pee wee’s playhouse 795
the red hot trivia peppers 780
eight is enough 780
pyroclastic trivia monsters 775
alternative answers 770
quizzards 770
our drinking team has a trivia problem 760
it’s raining Fred 745
the cerebrally challenged 735
are you smarter than a 4th grader because 730
reeses pieces 715
Nichtsnaught 710
aar peeps 700
the knights of the rectangular table 690
greensburg gang 675
jeopardy’s cast offs 675
make trivia great again 670
triple t towamencin trivia titans 660
st stans rules 660
knight of the trivia table 651
the zeps 590
mcsiblings 580
grateful eight 575


Passing of Jim Thompson


It is with great sadness that I send this email informing you all of the passing of Sir Knight James Thompson. Jim was a charter member of our Council and a long time member of the order. This past January Jim celebrated is 57th Anniversary with the Knights of Columbus.  Jim became a fourth degree member of the order on May 1, 1989.

Please pray for the soul of our departed brother Jim, may his soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed rest in Peace Amen.  Please also keep Jim’s wife Barbara and their family in your prayers during this difficult time.

I will send out additional details about the viewing and services as soon as I have more information.


Rick Ray

Grand Knight

Upcoming Degrees


Any Brothers of our Father John E. Doyle Council 9715 interested in advancing to Second or Third Degree should contact Membership Chairman Rudy Usic rudyusic@verizon.net cell-215-802-0588

Rudy will coordinate and communicate your Degree Exemplification with the participating Councils:

Please note that if more than one Degree is offered by a Council on the same date, Brothers can attend just the Degree for which they have interest.

  • Please be certain to have your membership card with you.
  • Monday, February 13, Peace Council #4518 will host a 1st & 2nd Degree at 1195 Haverford Road, Crum Lynne, PA 19022. Candidates report at 7:30 PM, the 1st Degree will begin at 8:00 PM.   Please instruct all candidates to wear Business Casual attire.
  • Sunday, February12, 2017 at Trinity Council Home #3132, located at  2 North Carol Blvd, Upper Darby, P.A. 19082, will host a 3rd Degree, Candidates at 12:00PM, Degree at 1:00PM.  Wear coat and tie.
  • Sunday, February 26, 2017, Monsignor Schuyler Council #1333 will host will host a 3rd Degree Exemplification at its Council Home located at 110 West Market Street in West Chester PA  19382. Candidates should arrive between 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm. The Exemplification of the 3rd  Degree will commence at 2:00 pm. Degree. Candidates and other attendees should dress appropriately (Coat and Tie).

    Fourth Degree dates:

Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017         Grantville, PA

Sunday, May 28, 2017       King of Prussia, PA


Please RSVP as soon as possible to Rudy Usic.  rudyusic@verizon.net    

Message from the Supreme Knight

Dear brother Knight,

Your action is needed to end taxpayer funded abortions!

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote to permanently ban all taxpayer funding of abortion. We urge you to contact your member of Congress to express your support for this important legislation.

In 1976, our brother Knight Congressman Henry Hyde introduced a provision which prohibits any funds from Medicaid being used to pay for abortions. In the last 40 years, the Hyde Amendment has been renewed annually and has saved more than two million lives!

The important legislation that needs your support will make the Hyde Amendment permanent and will apply it across the federal government, not just to Medicaid. This will save even more innocent lives!

At our 134th Supreme Convention, we resolved “to speak out to our elected representatives about the need to enact legislation protecting human life.” I urge you to take that action today by contacting your member of Congress and telling them to vote YES on H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.

Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight

Council Attire – Extended Deadline


We are extending the dealine to order your Knights of Columbus – Father Doyle Council 9715 attire – dress shirt, golf shirt, sweatshirt even a chef coat. We would like to have your orders by 1/23/17 and tom McHenry will be at the pancake breakfast this weekend to collect any orders and he will have order forms if you need to fill one out there.

Please Check out the attached mini-catalogue, select what you would like, your size and color (yes, many colors are available). Complete the attached order form – Make Check Payable to: “Knights of Columbus Father Doyle Council 9715” and send the form and check (or drop it off at the next meeting or function) to: Tom McHenry, 1330 Old Sumneytown Pike, Harleysville, PA 19438”

KofC Branded attire

kofC attire order form

Yours Truly,

Richard Ray – Grand Knight