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.
SECOND and THIRD DEGREE EXEMPLIFICATIONS- Feb., 2017
Any Brothers of our Father John E. Doyle Council 9715 interested in advancing to Second or Third Degree should contact Membership Chairman Rudy Usic email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Richard Ray – Grand Knight
Please remember, we have the pancake breakfast this weekend. We need volunteers to make sure we have another successful event so even if you can not commit for the entire breakfast please try to lend a hand for an hour or two.
We will be setting up after the 4:30 mass on Saturday 1/21/17. Setup goes quickly when we have a good turnout. Please make an effort to come out and help at the parish social hall.
On Sunday 1/22/17 the breakfast will be from 7:30 to 11:30am. We need help with serving, running food, resetting tables and even cooking if you what to give a try.
Kitchen help will be needed on hand at 6:30am and servers no later than 7am.
Supreme sent me the wrong set of membership cards so therefore we will be a bit delayed in distributing these.
Your card is good until March 31 so there is still time to get this done.
Still no response, so now not sure – will get these out by EOM even if I have to do this manually.
Council winners are as follows:
Braeden Smith, age 9;
Patrick Bader, age 11;
Ryan O’Rourke, age 13;
Alexa Kennedy, age 11