Council 4057 will be offering their "heavenly hoagies" this weekend after masses at St. Patrick Church. Turkey, ham, and Italian sub sandwiches made by Wenger Meats and Ice will be available for only $5.00. Support the council's activities and pack your lunch on Monday!
Have you ever felt alone at church?
Do you want to feel more connected? Does your spiritual life need a boost?
Are you having trouble seeing God active in your life?
Do a CHRIST RENEWS HIS PARISH weekend!
The weekend is a break from your busy schedule of personal, business and family obligations so that you can refresh yourself spiritually and renew your heart by meeting with and listening to the experiences of other people from our Parish in an informal and relaxed environment of reflection, fellowship and fun. It is a time to relax, pray, and rethink priorities. It is a time to get to know others in the parish and grow as a community. It is an opportunity to examine, rediscover, and /or intensify your personal relationship with Christ. It is a weekend of reflection and sharing of spiritual and real life issues. The weekend is for all parishioners ages 21+. There are separate weekends for men and women. Accommodations are basic, with the Parish Activity Center serving as “home” for the weekend. The process is personal, inspirational, and fulfilling. Many participants feel that the “weekend experience” was among the most powerful and positive of their lives.
Registration is now open for the Spring Christ Renews His Parish Weekends:
Dates: March 23-24.
Registration at http://bit.ly/MenCRHP2019
Many members of KofC Council 4057 participate in the CRHP program. Ask a brother knight for a recommendation!
The Catholic Witness has information on a variety of local Lenten Fish Fry dinners: https://www.hbgdiocese.org/lenten-dinners-and-events/
Corpus Christi council #1426 also hosts a great fish fry at their KofC Hall in Chambersburg:
Dear Brother Knights,
A couple of reminders for the remainder of February.
Project Share: This Saturday February 23 from 8:30-11:00
Sunday February 24th at the 9:00 Mass. Our State Deputy will be presenting our PGK the Star Council award. Fr. DeEmma will be celebrating this Mass. After Mass the Council is hosting the Doughnut Social. Please plan on attending this Mass. We would like to have a LARGE contingent of Knights present..
Tuesday February 26th will be our February business meeting we will meet at 7:30 in the Bishop Watershed room of the PAC.
On Saturday March 2 (12:00-3:00) our Council will be hosting the Regional Basketball contest. We need help in running this event if you can volunteer please contact Brother Mike Schwartz.
March 2-3 is our monthly Heavenly Hoagie sales after all Masses. Please let Brother Kevin Dowling know if you can help with this fundraiser.
Tuesday March 5 at 7:30 we will hold a First Degree.
February Insurance Update
Love is in the air! During the month of February and especially around Valentine’s Day, we spend a lot of time thinking about our loved ones.
We do much more than think about loved ones; we give flowers and chocolates and send greeting cards. Why all the fuss? To show our love, of course! But have you ever considered that you should Insure Your Love?
That’s really what insurance is all about. People buy insurance because they love someone. I bought life insurance because I love my wife and children. I don’t want them to experience a lack of money if I’m not here to provide for them. I want to make sure they can stay in the same home we love; I want to make sure that my children will have the college education they will need; I want to ensure that my daughter will have the wedding she’s always dreamed of; I want my family to continue to live the lifestyle I’ve been so fortunate to be able to provide. My policy even has living benefits that I can enjoy!
In addition to life insurance the Knights of Columbus offers Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance and Retirement Annuities. All of these help Insure Your Love. If I can’t work because of illness or injury, my disability income insurance will provide for the necessities until I can work again; my long term care insurance will help me stay in my home or go to a nursing home and get the care I need without being a financial burden to my family; my retirement annuities will help my wife and me enjoy our golden years. All these products have helped me insure my love.
Let me suggest to you to buy that box of chocolates, get a beautiful arrangement of flowers or a dozen roses and include a card; but then sit down with me and with your wife and let me show you how you can Insure Your Love.
Dear Brother Knights,
A joyous time is fast approaching and I am certain all are busy preparing. Gifts are being purchased and wrapped, cards are being signed and addressed, the house is being decorated, the baking of cookies is probably in full force, yes all the hustle and bustle of the season is upon us. But let us not forget that before Christmas comes Advent.
“The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lords birth.” (USCCB)
During this time of Advent we often think of our Blessed Mother and the Annunciation, the shepherds, and yes even the wise men. But this year I would like to focus on Saint Joseph.
In his book “The Infancy Narratives” the third and final installment of his series “Jesus of Nazareth” Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says, “Where as the angel “came” to Mary (Lk 1:28) he merely appears to Joseph in a dream - admittedly a dream that is real and reveals what is real. Once again this shows us an essential quality of the figure of Saint Joseph: his capacity to perceive the divine and his ability to discern. Only a man who is inwardly watchful for the divine, only someone with a real sensitivity for God and his ways, can receive God’s message in this way.” (page 41)
During this Advent we should make the time to grow in our spiritual life. Make the time to pray, read scripture, visit the Adoration Chapel, celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation, then like Saint Joseph you will set the example for your family. But don’t stop there, pray as a family, celebrate the December Feasts ( St. Nicholas on the 6th, the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the 8th, Our Lady of Guadalupe on the 12th, Saint Lucy on the 13th), pray and light the Advent candles in your home. So that as the Prophet Isaiah says “A voice cries, in the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” (Isaiah 40:3), you and your family will be ready to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.
I wish you all the Joy and Blessings of this season.
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SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.