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Thanks to the efforts of Venerable 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, unity and fraternity.

Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.

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Coats for Kids October 2020

Brothers Dave Martin, Mike Zarcone, Paul Bowers, Bart Deluca along with Silence of Mary Representative, Debbie Straub

The Knights of Columbus St Katharine Drexel Council #13100 presented Silence of Mary in Lemoyne, PA with a donation of 26 coats from the Coats for Kids drive. The Knights of Columbus developed the Coats for Kids program, which allows councils across North America the opportunity to purchase new winter coats for children at a discount and to distribute them to children of need in their local communities. The Silence of Mary was founded by Sue and Vern Rudy in 1999, on that advice. Following the urgings o

f the Holy Spirit, the Silence of Mary is committed to serving Jesus in the chronically poor, whether they live within our family homes or in the inner cities of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania or Fort Wayne, Indiana. Debbie Straub was very pleased with the quality of the coats and commented that “…these coats are great for the local children in need…”.

Visit http://thesilenceofmary.org/ for more about this ministry.



*Update – December 7, 2018*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left Picture:  Grand Knight Ken DeRosa, Dave Orris and Deputy Grand Knight Paul Bowers delivering Coats for Kids to Mechanicsburg Middle School.   Right Picture:  Paul and Ken handing some of the coats to Meghan Brown for distribution to the Kids in the school district.

The Knights of Columbus St Katharine Drexel (Council #13100) presented Mechanicsburg Middle School with a donation of coats from the Coats for Kids drive.  The Knights of Columbus developed the Coats for Kids program, which allows councils across North America the opportunity to purchase new winter coats for children at a discount and to distribute them to children of need in their local communities.  The Mechanicsburg Middle School pools resources of the community to help school district students and families in need.   Twelve Boys coats and twelve girls coats will be distributed to students and families beginning December 2018.

 

Our St Katharine Drexel Council 13100 Officers for 2018/2019 Fraternal Year are:

  • Grand Knight – Ken DeRosa
  • Deputy Grand Knight – Paul Bowers
  • Chancellor – Dennis Fickel
  • Financial Secretary – Bart Deluca
  • Recorder – Robert Mentzer
  • Treasurer – Scott Christ

Our Council’s History
Our Council 13100 was chartered in 2002 as a District 64 Council on the feast day of Saint Katharine Drexel, March 3, as Knights Council #13100. Father James R. O’Brien, the founding pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Mechanicsburg, welcomed our Council to make SKD our permanent home. The Council graciously accepted Father O’Brien’s welcome. Today, we are a growing Council of fifty plus members serving the needs of our Saint Katharine Drexel parish community in partnership with Father Kenneth G. Smith, while extending our charitable work throughout our community.

Download our pamphlet: Council 13100 trifold pamphlet

Council Meetings
*1st Wednesday of each month Business meeting @ 7:30 pm
*3rd Wednesday of each month Fraternal meeting @ 7:30 pm

NOTE – Meetings immediately follow the 7 p.m. Council Mass

Download our Event Calendar: Knights of Columbus 2017 Events Calendar

We look forward to welcoming new Knights and hope you will join. For your convenience is the attached membership form: Knights of Columbus Membership Form

Please complete the form and:

  1. Scan and email to Dave Orris, Membership Director at ramp_it_2day@hotmail.com
  2. US mail to Dave Orris, 33 Creek Bank Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
  3. Hand deliver to Dave or any Knight
Saint Katharine Drexel