The Keystone Knight, a monthly publication of the PA State Knights of Columbus, is a good resource for learning about the activities knights across the state of Pennsylvania. If you have not read the March issue, it can be found here:
Of note to 4057 members are the great articles by everyone's favorite state deputy and state chaplain!
KofC council 4057 will be selling 390 subs after all Masses on Saturday and Sunday, April 6 & 7, 2019. Ham, turkey, and italian assorted varieties all sell for $5 each.
Thank you for all who have helped sell subs previously; it's a team effort that significantly helps support numerous programs at St. Pat's.
Please contact brother Kevin Dowling if you are available to assist. If we sell out of subs after the 11am Sunday Mass we will contact those that volunteered for the 5pm Sunday Mass to let them know.
Optimally 4-6 Knights are needed for each mass at Marsh Drive to cover both the Narthex and the church exit at the south parking lot. It is best to be in position right after you receive communion as some parishioners leave right after communion.
Thank you again for your help and support!
Worthy Brother Knights,
As part of our Faith in Action Program and an opportunity for Fraternity and Spiritual Reflection this new event kicks off the first of an annual type event for us. I need you to please respond to Paul Fitz-Patrick and RSVP to him no latter than April 1st of your intent to attend. This is a required program by Supreme but more than that it allows us to come together as Brothers in Faith.
What: Pilgrimage to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine – In Washington DC
When: April 13th, 2019, which is the second Saturday in April
Time: Meet in St. Patrick Marsh Drive Parking lot at 6:30 outside the school cafeteria
Facts: It is conservatively a three-hour drive to Washington DC. Parking is free.
We have a tour scheduled at 10:00, which is about 90 minutes long. Then we will go to noon Mass at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (IC), which is less than a ten-minute walk from the JPII Shrine.
Note: When they approved our tour, they said there was a possibility of doing a Stations of the Cross, details to follow.
____ People who can drive and take multiple others.
____ Decide what we want to do for lunch: (a) eat in the cafeteria at the IC after noon Mass, or (b)- bring lunch and picnic somewhere or any combination of the two)
Not till death's hour is past do other men obtain
The meed of holiness, and glorious rest attain;
Thou, like to Angels made, in life completely blest,
Dost clasp thy God unto thy breast.
Te, Joseph, celebrent agmin caelitum
Office Hymn for the Feast of St. Joseph
On Saturday, March 16, Council 4057 held a spaghetti dinner to benefit St. Patrick Church's two seminarians. About twenty knights - including State Deputy Mark Jago - worked to make the dinner a success and served spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad, and pudding to two hundred and five adults plus many children. Additional donations are still being accepted by the council. All donations as well as all proceeds from the dinner will go directly to our two seminarians, Kevin Key and Aaron Lynch.
On Sunday, March 10, 2019, St. Patrick Council 4057 hosted a 3rd degree ceremony, exemplifying the virtue of Fraternity. Thirteen brother knights, from councils in Carlisle, Chambersburg, Waynesboro, and New Freedom, were advanced to the rank of Third Degree Knights of Columbus.
Please extend your congratulations to our new, 4057, 3rd degree knights: Tim Andrel, Noah O’Donnell, Doug Henschel, Adam Fabbri, Dan Pagana, Chip Steinberger, Clark Stiteler, and Paul Rast.
Our degrees are sacred and special. They educate us in the way of true Knights. As a reminder: The First Degree is Charity. The Second Degree is Unity. The Formation and final Knighthood Degree is Fraternity.
For those Knights who continue to seek more knowledge and become a “Sir” Knight in the 4th Degree (Patriotic), there is an Assembly that meets once a month. For more information ask Brother Chuck Bailey.
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Sir Knight Bob Gambert on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
A viewing will be held from 6-8pm on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Hoffman Funeral Home, 2020 W Trindle Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Mary Queen of Peace Chapel, Carlisle Barracks.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Oh gentlest Heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory, have mercy on the soul of Thy servant Bob Gambert. Be not severe in Thy judgement but let some drops of Thy precious Blood fall upon our beloved departed, and do Thou O merciful Savior, send Thy angels to conduct the souls of Thy servant to a place of refreshment and peace. Amen.
Faith in Action Programs
Brother Knights please take a look at the list of opportunities our council provides in which you can make a meaningful difference at home and in our communities.
There are four programs categories: FAITH, FAMILY, COMMUNITY, and LIFE.
If you would like more information or get involved,
please contact our Program Director : Charles R. Bailey
Faith: Programs in this category are designed to draw us closer to God and the Church.
2.Marian Icon Prayer Program
3.Building the Domestic Church Kiosk
5.*Spiritual Reflection Program (new)
Family: These programs are for families by families.
1.Food for Families
2.Family of the Month/Year
3.Keep Christ in Christmas/ Breakfast with St. Nick
4.*Consecration to the Holy Family
5.Good Friday Family Promotion
Community: We as Knights are called to serve others with charity for family and communities.
1.Free Throw Championship
2.Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest
**(Easter Egg Hunt 4/20/19)
Life: Programs that help defend and support life.
1.March for Life & Pro-Life Breakfast
2.Mass for People with Special Needs
3.Pregnancy Support Center
4.*Novena for Life (new)
We also have sub-sales and other periodic fund raisers and support to St. Patrick's
On March 5, 2019, St. Patrick Council 4057 hosted a 1st degree ceremony honoring Edward Gardner. An honorary life member of council 4057, Ed (pictured second from the left) is the council's oldest living member, having recently turned 92.
In attendance at the degree ceremony were PA State Deputy Mark Jago, PA State Chaplin Fr. Gregory d'Emma, and District Deputy David Kern. Council 4057 was pleased to welcome seven new brother knights as well as one new knight from Monsignor George D Mulcahy Council 8151 in Duncannon, PA.
On March 2, 2019, St. Patrick Council 4057 hosted the KofC Free Throw competition for the Central East Region. The event was very well attended and we are proud to congratulate the winners listed below!
Follow the Carlisle Knights of Columbus as they serve St. Patrick's Church and the Carlisle community.
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.