Knights of Columbus

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  St. Matthew the Apostle  
 Knights of Columbus  
Council #13425   River Ridge, Louisiana
Grand Knight: Steve Geiling
Deputy Grand Knight: Warren Cancienne
Chaplain: Fr. Joseph
Chancellor: Jim Fowler
Recorder: Harold Baur
Financial Secretary: Larry Jones
Treasurer: Jose Aponte
Advocate: Ralph Brandt
Lecturer: Deacon Bienvenu
Warden: Donald Mayeaux
Inside Guard: Paul Siebenkittel
Outside Guard: Rodney Bell
Trustee 1: Jarold Smith
Trustee 2: Deacon Jerry Clark
Trustee 3: Pete Caperino
District Deputy: Henry Richardson
Field Agent: Terry Black Wood

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The Knights of Columbus is largest Catholic Organization in the world. Over 1.75 million men and 14,000 councils. Who can be a Knight? Any Man over 17 years old that is a practicing Catholic.

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity and unity.

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Next Council meeting is scheduled for February 7, 2018 at 7:00p.m.

Next Quarterly Mass and Social, March 10, 2018

Gumbo Knight is scheduled for February 16, 2018

The Parish outdoor Mass and family picnic is scheduled for March 18th at 10:00a.m. The Council will be cooking and serving hamburgers and hot dogs.

Family of the month for January is Deacon Jerry Clark.

  

Links:

Find a council:   http://www.kofc.org/un/findCouncil/index.action  
Knights of Columbus Insurance    
https://www.kofc.org/au/agentportal
Knights of Columbus Supreme office   
http://www.kofc.org/un/eb/en/index.html
Knights of Columbus State of Louisiana  
http://www.louisianakc.org/
Make a Retreat at Manresa House  
http://www.leonce.com/manresa/

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On February 2, 1882, while an assistant pastor at Saint Mary's Church in New Haven, Connecticut, McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus with a small group of parishioners. McGivney died from pneumonia on the eve of the Assumption in 1890, when he was only thirty-eight years old. The order now has over 1.8 million member families and fifteen thousand councils. During the 2008-2009 fraternal year, $150 million and 70 million man-hours were donated to charity by the order.

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