Our next meeting will be a business meeting on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Mary's St. Agnes Center. There will be no Social meeting in December.
Our Childrens Christmas party for any child of a Knight of Council 4620 between the ages of 2-12 will be from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. in St. Mary's Hammes Hall. There will be crafts, games, and, of course, Santa himself! Pizza, chicken nuggets and plenty of desserts will be served as well as soda pop, hot chocolate and coffee (for the adults). To RSVP your children, grand children or great-grand children, please contact Knight Dave Stephenson for more information.
Our Adult Christmas party for Knights, family, and friends will be at Youche Country Club on Saturday, Dec. 14. The doors open at 6:00 p.m., dinner's at 7:00 p.m. Buffet dinner menu includes three meats along with the usual side dishes; dessert will be ice cream. Soft drinks, coffee and tea are provided. There is a cash bar. Tickets for Crown Point Knights in good standing are only $30; you may invite guests over the age of 18 for $30 each, gratuities and entertainment included. Please see Knight Rich Schweitzer 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.
- 2-Year Trustee Roger Zellers will again be taking Christmas donations down to the children of Gilbault. Last year, Roger took a car load of gifts and other donated items and hopes to take down even more this year. If you are planning on donating an item (or items), contact Roger through the website. If you don't want to shop, fell free to write a check to 'GILBAULT' or make it out to Roger and he will do the shopping for you.
- 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.
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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.