Knights News

The Knights of Columbus food
drive to benefit the Hunger and Health Coalition on
Friday, May 1st collected 243 pounds of food and $2,190.00 in monetary donations. Thanks to all who participated.

 

Did you know that during this past year, St. Elizabeth’s Knights of Columbus Council was able to contribute time or money to these causes and local charities?
St. Elizabeth’s Playground Renovation, Seminarian Support, March for Life, Washington, DC Trip, Life Village, Catholic Campus Ministry, Able Recreation, Habitat for Humanity, I Camp, State of NC Special Olympics, Hospitality House, Watauga Opportunities, Hunger Coalition, Hope Pregnancy Center, Daily Bread, Watauga Arts Council, Coats for Kids, Pack the Bus with School Supplies, Local Food Banks, “Keep Christ in Christmas”, Children’s Council.


Sincere Thanks to all of you for your help and continuing support!

 

During This Past Calendar Year, our Knights of Columbus council reported donating $12,255.55 to local charitable organizations and Parish needs.  Brother Knights also
volunteered 5080 hours to these causes. As a result of these volunteer efforts, and estimated 2844 individuals benefited. The Knights would like to thank our parishioners for helping us make these contributions possible.

 

From the K of C Meeting Minutes 1/20/20

JR DGK reported that from the District meeting in Hickory a new exemplification program for membership was revealed.  Beginning in March, new members will receive the first 3 degrees of our order in one session by way of a video presentation.  Wives, Girl Friends, and other Family Members will be welcome at this new ceremony.

Our fraternal year survey was completed and submitted by the deadline.  Our council provided more than $12,000 to our church and local charities during this past year and more than 5,000 hours of volunteer time to these causes.

The Marian Icon will remain with us until February 5.  This coming Friday, January 31 at 6 PM Father Buckler will lead a prayer service for the intention of support for persecuted Christians around the world.  Please come out and support this effort as we seek to support those Christians who cannot freely practice their faith.

 

The Knights of Columbus donated the proceeds from their "Keep Christ in Christmas" magnet sales to the Right to Life Committee to be used to offset expenses of the bus trip to the March for Life in Washington, DC on January 23 and 24.  A total of $736.00 was raised and donated.  Our Parish and the Right to LIfe Committee are very grateful to the Knights for their generosity in supporting this very worthwhile project.

 

 Each year, beginning in 2007, America Needs Fatima holds the Public Square Rosary Crusade, with thousands of rosary rallies in cities all across the country. In 2017, there were 21,570 rallies and in 2018, there were 21,145 groups simultaneously praying for our country and the world all across America! These Public Square Rosary Rallies take place on the closest Saturday to October 13, feast of the last apparition of Our Lady of Fatima and the Miracle of the Sun. Besides the October Rosaries, many Rosary Rally Captains hold monthly Rosaries as well. This year, the St. Elizabeth Knights of Columbus sponsored the St. Elizabeth Public Square Rosary Crusade. It was held at the Wells Fargo (Big Light) corner on Saturday, October 12 beginning at 12:00 Noon. Click on https://www.americaneedsfatima.org/America-Needs-Fatima/about-us.html for more information about these rallies and how important they are.

 

On Monday, September 16th, the Knights of Columbus awarded Herlinda Poe their Volunteer of the Year Award (2019). Herlinda was selected based on her tireless efforts for our Parish and the greater Boone Community.  We are extremely grateful for all Herlinda has done this year and many other years to benefit many people in need.

 

We have approximately six or seven new 4th degree Brother Knights in our Council from the recent 4th degree initiation on Saturday, August 17th in Asheville!


 
A recent workday at the Habitat for Humanity House occurred on July 20th.  Mike and Tina Ihnat, and Larry Miners attended and worked on roof rafters and related components.
 
The Belk Charity Sale was held at the Boone, NC Belk Store Saturday Aug. 24.  Knights of Columbus staffed a table and sold tickets to the sale as one of their fundraisers. 

Brother Ed Bromeier volunteered working at I-Camp recently in the kitchen/dining room from 9am/3pm Mon. thru Fri..  The camp had approximately 50 campers (kids with special needs) as well as about 30 volunteers.  Our Council donated $250. to this camp earlier this year.  
  

Hope Pregnancy Center has notified us that $1,208.66 was raised in their 2019 Baby Bottle Drive at St. Elizabeth which our Knights of Columbus sponsored.

 

 

The Habitat Weekends are scheduled for the third Saturday of the month.  The work is from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Wear work clothes & bring lunch, water, gloves & your own hand tools if you like.  Directions to the site are as follows: GreenWood: Turn onto HWY 194 from US HWY 421 South at the Hardees red light at New Market Center. Travel approximately 5.5 miles to right on Big Hill Road. After approximately 150 yards, turn into Green Valley Elementary School. Take an immediate left onto GreenWood Valley Drive and follow the short drive to the end of the road.  Contact Marty Corts for more information.