Father O’Hanlon Council #4678

State College, PA

 

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The next meeting will be the General Council Meeting for the month of January scheduled for Wednesday Jan 24th at 7:30PM. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:15PM. The 2018 Council budget will be presented for a vote.



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News:


The Knights of Columbus sponsored Blood Drive held on Dec 19th collected 44 usable units from 47 donors. The next drive will be held Tuesday Feb 13th


The council donated a Keep Christ in Christmas theme basket to the OLV bazar and many Knights volunteered at the event.


More than 24 Knights from our council served as ushers, readers, and Eucharistic Ministers at the 9:30 am Mass at OLV on Sunday, October 8th. Knights Deacon Dave Lipinski and Father Antony Sudherson celebrated the Mass. Thanks to Matt Hunt and Bob Hershey for coordinating the event.


The Knights of Columbus held a breakfast at the OLV activities Center on September 24th to benefit Father Ralph Mensah’s mission school, St. Patrick’s in Ghana. Over 200 people were served and almost $3,000 raised. The council donated all of the supplies and labor. OLV provided kitchen facilities and the invaluable support from its pastor, Father Dadey. Thank you to GK Marince for organizing the event and the many volunteers who helped.


The Council sponsored a Blood Drive with the Red Cross on Tuesday October 17th. 41 pints of blood were collected. Thank you to all who gave the gift of life.


The Council held its Annual Picnic on August 25th and distributed a number of awards. Shown here, Jack McGrail won the lifetime achievement award, Dave DeAntonio the Knight Volunteer of the year and GK Dennis Marince the Knight of the year.


The Council and the Red Cross held a blood drive on Tuesday August 15th. The drive collected 37 units of blood, enough to help 90 people that are in need. Thank you to the volunteers and the 40 people who came through the door. The next drive is October 17th from 1 to 6:30 PM.  Come give the gift of life.


The 2017 baby bottle campaign collected over $8000.00 from OLV parish and made its own donation to bring the total raised during to over 9,000.00. The proceeds will assist 18 mothers and their baby.


Father Ralph Mensah from St. Patricks in Ghana spoke at the June Meeting. Father Ralph is visited OLV this summer. The council has supported his school in the past and is planning a breakfast to be held Sept. 24th at the OLV activities center to benefit his school. Check the website and the OLV bulletin for details.


The council held a Fifth Sunday Rosary on Sunday July 30th after the 9:30 am Mass at Our Lady of Victory Church.  The Rosary was led by Council members after the Mass.  Thanks to Chairman Matt Hunt and the members and their families who participated.


Council 4678 received the church service award at the June meeting. We were recognized for our support of OLV school, St. Joe’s and support for vocations


Seminarian Peter Crowe received a Mass Kit from Faithful Navigator Dennis Marince as a gift from the Our Lady of Victory Fourth Degree Assembly #1945 at the May Council meeting. Father Crowe was ordained later that week in the Altoona-Johnstown diocese. The Council helped support Peter for years through the KofC RSVP program. Father Crowe is member of Fr. O'Hanlon Council and also the Fourth Degree Assembly.


Ruthie Dangelo received the Council $750 Scholarship and the State Council Scholarship Award in the amount of $3000. She will be attending Bloomsburg University in the fall majoring in nursing.  The presentation was made prior to the May Council meeting.


The Council and the Red Cross held a blood drive on June 13th. 45 people walked through the door and 39 units were collected. The next Drive will be August 11th 1-6:30PM.


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