Our next meeting will be a business meeting on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Mary's St. Agnes Center. There will be no Social meeting in December.
Our annual lenten Fish Fry is coming up in March. This is always our biggest event of the year and will will need all the hands we get get! If you are planning on working the fish fry or would like to bring in a dessert, please contact Knight Dave Willie for more information.
- The Cardinal Stritch Council 4620 collected over $3000 on Tootsie Roll Day in March, 2013. The money was divided amongst the Council's sponsored charities; Crown Point Area 1 Special Olympics, Arc BRIDGES in Crown Point and IMPACT, also of Crown Point.
- The new Knights of Columbus signs have been posted on the "Welcome to Crown Point" structures on Rt. 231 east and west of town. They are beautiful! Special thanks to Knight Larry Beigel for spearheading the project.
- We are very pleased to welcome five new Knights to Cardinal Stritch Council 4620. This raises our membership to 103 members.
Why is Gibault so Important?
The Indiana Knights of Columbus founded Father Gibault Home for Boys in 1921 as a home for wayward boys. Over the years, Gibault has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of troubled kids, boys and girls, everywhere. Today, Gibault has provided life-changing opportunities for more than 9,000 children and their families.
According to the December 2012 Gibault newsletter, of the 9235 young people who have gone through the Gibault campuses, 90% have maintained there educational success. 80% of them have not moved on to more restrictive programs such as juvenile detention facilities or prisons.
Along with the three Gibault campuses in Indiana (Terre Haute, Shelbyville, and Jasper County) and one Ohio (Springfield), Gibault also maintains the McGivney Health Care Center in Carmel, IN and the Odyssey House in Terre Haute.
McGivney Health Care offers 37 comprehensive care beds for persons with a chronic illness or disability and are in need of long-term care. Gibault Care operates under the name McGivney Health Care Center in memory of Father Michael J. McGivney, Founder of the Knights of Columbus.
The vision of the Odyssey House is that there would be a drug and alcohol free living environment available for any person who is ready to begin their journey of recovery, while becoming contributing members of the community.
The Knights will continue to serve an important role in Gibault's future. They serve on the organization's board of directors and provide vital financial funding through many State and Council programs.
We hope that you will pray for these young people and be able to financially continue to support Gibault's efforts.
If you want to hear the most recent message:
The Public Group ID (PGID) number allows for group members to call 1-800-925-PGID (1-800-925-7443), enter the PGID number, and hear a missed message. The ability for a member to hear messages with the PGID number is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
To hear messages: call 1-800-925-7443 Public Group ID for Group 2 161-040-8239.