Father O’Hanlon Council #4678

State College, PA


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Upcoming Events:

General Council Meeting. Wednesday  December 10th. Meeting starts at 7:30 PM. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:15 PM. This will be the only council meeting in December.

K of C/Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday Dec 16 from 1PM to 6:30PM at the Council’s home. Make an appointment by calling 1-800-733-2767 or online redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins welcome. Call Mike at 814-237-9414 for more information.

Knights of Columbus Scholarship Program:  Again this year the Knights of Columbus will be awarding scholarships to High School Senior children of Knights of Columbus members.  The state program awards $3000 to a winner in the Diocese.  Our local council also offers one $500 scholarship to a child or grandchild of a member of the local council. To receive an application, or if you have questions about the scholarship program, please contact Mark Thorwart at 238-0266 (mthorwart@comcast.net).  Forms must be completed and returned to by December 15th. Also ask Mark for information on other scholarships offered by the K of C Supreme Office to Catholic Universities.

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Latest News:

New Chaplain: Father Mike Wolfe (OLV) has accepted the position as Chaplain of the council.

The 24th Knights of Columbus race took place October 12, 2014, with proceeds benefitting Schlow Regional Library's Children's Department in State College. The race was organized by the Nittany Valley Running Club. The race raised 860.00 for the library.

The council sponsored a Blood Drive Tuesday October 21st. 31 units of blood, which could help up to 93 people needing blood products, were collected. Our next drive will be on Tuesday December 16th   1:00 pm to 6:30 PM.

The KofC-Red Cross Blood Drive netted 35 units of life saving blood.  35 units help up to 120 people in need of blood products. Next drive Oct 21st from 1-6:30 PM.

The council concluded its inaugural baby bottle campaign to support pro-life activities. The campaign ran from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day. Over 500 bottles were distributed. Proceeds will benefit the Gabriel Project, a local pro-life movement offering parish-based pastoral care to women in a crisis pregnancy.  The return helped 16 mothers and infants.

Teresa Sicree was selected as the 2104 Council scholarship recipient.

The Knights of Columbus, through the Measure-Up campaign, solicited for The Arc of Pennsylvania weekends in May. Brother and Deputy Grand Knight Jim Laughran organized the event.

Council 4678 ran the aquatics competition at the PA Special Olympics held June 6th and 7th on the Penn State campus.

The Knights of Columbus held its yearly Easter Egg Hunt of April 19th. 60 children and their families were treated to real dyed eggs, refreshments, a treat bag, prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Thank you to all who helped.

Council 4678 wishes all a Merry, Christ-filled Christmas and New Year.