Who loves BBQ? We do! We do!
Our council is excited to announce our first BBQ fundraiser to help support the charities in the local area. COVID has certainly not reduced the needs of the community and we want to help how we can.
We’ll be smoking Boston Butts for a contact-free pickup on September 12 between 10 am and 2 pm. Pre-order is available now. A pound of our delicious pulled pork costs just $9, or grab a whole butt of about 4 cooked pounds for $30.
No matter what or how much you purchase, we will do our best to ensure that you are fully satisfied. We thank you in advance for your support on behalf of the local charities to which we contribute.
The Knights of Columbus has an assortment of new programs as part of its Faith in Action service programs. As part of the new programs, there are several that are required in order to qualify for a variety of annual awards. One of which is called “Spiritual Reflection.”
In order to help not only ourselves qualify, but also our surrounding brothers in other councils as well as edify all available men (Knight or not), we have decided to put on a qualifying event:
The Knights of Columbus Council #6897 is pleased to present to you the first conference of its kind to be put on specifically for *all* men in the purchase area of Kentucky and Tennessee!
Taking place on September 28th at the Father Saffer Hall in Murray, we welcome you to be entertained and spiritually edified by three local speakers with connections to nearby St Leo parish. The event’s theme is “Deepening Your Intimacy with Christ.”
Father J Michael Clark grew up in Murray, KY and attended St. Leo parish. He is currently the pastor at Blessed Mother Catholic Church in Owensboro.
Father Mike Williams was pastor of St. Leo prior to 2010 and is currently the Director of the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Campus Center at West Kentucky University.
Father Jason McClure was pastor of St. Leo from 2010 to 2016 and is currently the Vicar for Clergy & Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Owensboro.
In addition to these excellent speakers, an extended period will be provided for the purposes of the provided lunch and for reconciliation.
We are very much looking forward to hosting this event and cannot wait to hear the truth bombs these men of faith will be dropping on us.
Be sure to register early for yourself and anyone else who will be attending with you as, unfortunately, space is limited.
Some of our members volunteered last night to provide a welcome-back night of Bingo for the students of Murray State University. With over 100 students in attendance throughout the evening, we awarded prizes that were donated by local businesses in the area.
The crowd loved the August Moon gift certificates and the Sirloin Steaks gift cards because, well, they’re hungry college students. The prizes from Fazoli’s, Bahama Bucks, the Willow Bistro, Panera, Future Grounds and many more were also very much appreciated.
It’s great to see such strong support from the community for the simple cause of making new and returning college students comfortable in their semester home.
Our council has begun the process of raising the funds to provide an ultrasound machine to the Life House Care Center of Murray, KY.
To accomplish this, we are participating in the Supreme Council’s ultrasound program. As part of this program, we select a qualifying provider (Life House), price the ultrasound unit, and raise 50% of the cost of that unit. Supreme then matches the donation and provides the other half of the cost.
As we continue to plan other events to raise money going forward, we’ve also arranged a GoFundMe campaign and are asking for donations from the community. You can find the page at http://gofundme.com/ultrasound4LHFCC.