Knights News and Announcements

Food Collection -- The Knights of Columbus will be collecting non-perishable food donations on Saturday, September 5 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM in the front parking lot at St. Elizabeth’s to benefit the Hunger and Health Coalition. 


To all,  Tom Kane has requested to be off our distribution list.  If you are replying to emails of the Council, coping the rest of the Council, please remove his name.  Thanks Jack



Brother Knights and Sir Knights,


Trust everyone is staying safe during these trying times.  We will be supporting St. Elizabeth’s first Sunday food drive again this Saturday August 1st from 2-4 pm in the upper parking lot.  This will be a drop off only w/social distancing.  Monetary donations to Health, Hunger Coalition (HHC) will also be accepted.  Mike Parichuk is leading the effort to draft letters to local businesses supporting our Lamb efforts this coming year.  More to come on timing as we will need volunteers to distribute letters within the community.  Our prayers are needed more than ever with everything going on in our country and within our local communities.   There have been requests to start a Rosary Chain for our Brothers and Sisters in need.  We could dedicate the month of August as a start for this request.  I will lead off with August 1st.  Please send me your dates and I will record and publish them.  Please keep Brothers Wally Lewis, Richard Fallis, Paul Welch, Matt Mellon, Richard Ghent and Bruce Hobe in your prayers.  Vivat Jesus!




Jack Ryan GK  

Boone Council 11966





The American Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Elizabeth on Tuesday, July 7 was a great success!  The goal was exceeded by 11 pints!   Thanks to all those who donated to this much needed cause in Western North Carolina.   A special thanks to Bob Barnes for his dedication in coordinating this event and his efforts during the day.  Thanks also to Mike Parichuk, Matt Bagley, Todd Bradford, and Hugh Hubble  who also supported this event.  And thanks also to everyone who was involved or assisted in making this Blood Drive a huge success!

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.