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Msgr. Henry J. Watterson Council 1711

Announcements and Upcoming Events

**Next General Meeting - Wednesday, February 6th @ 8:00 PM

February 24, 2019 @ 3PM

Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser for Persecuted Christians

“We must act and act quickly if Christianity is to survive in the Middle East.” - Supreme Knight Carl Anderson

"Without the help of the Knights of Columbus, the Christians of Iraq would have disappeared. Thank you for
standing with us."  - Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil

Are you up for the challenge? Think your chili has what it takes to win?
Email Ben Chiang at bchiang@quietriver.net or Ed Dickert at ejdickert@gmail.com to enter your chili.

Please bring your family and join us for some great homemade chili while supporting the Christian Refugee Relief Fund.

- $30 for Adults, $15 for Children 15 and Under
- Chili with plenty of toppings! (chopped onions, shredded cheddar, jalapeños, sour cream, chopped black olives, corn bread, tortilla chips, etc).
- Beer and Wine
- Hot dogs for the kids and chili dogs.
- Vote for your favorite chili and help us crown the winner.
- Good company, great music and a worthy cause!
Click Here for the Fundraiser Flyer

Advent Christmas Knightline Posted
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October Respect Life Month

October was Respect Life month. Between St. Helen's, Holy Trinity, and Our Lady of Lourdes, we collected over $2,500 to protect the lives of our children in the womb. "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart..." - Jeremiah 1:5

Friday, October 19th, 2018 @ 7:00PM to 9:30PM
Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting

We had a very successful annual wine and cheese fundraiser on October 19th with a great turnout. Proceeds from the event went to the council's welfare fund. George Russo, PGK, did a fantastic job organizing.

Wednesday, Oct 17th, 2018 @7:30PM

Theology On Tap

Speaker: Fr. Thomas P. Quinn

Topic: St. Ignatius of Loyola and His Spiritual Teachings

Bar Opens at 6:30PM, Theology on Tap at 7:30PM

Fr. Thomas P. Quinn is from Montclair, New Jersey, where he grew up with his four younger sisters. From a young age he was heavily involved at his home parish, most especially in assisting the priests as an altar boy. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree at Caldwell University, a local Dominican college,  Fr. Tom began historical studies on the graduate level at Rutgers University. However, while undertaking graduate studies, and experiencing a deeper conversion to the Lord, childhood desires for the priesthood returned, and he entered Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University. Fr. Tom was ordained in 2015 and currently serves as a parochial vicar at Saint Michael’s Parish in Cranford, NJ, where he leads the RCIA program, an apostolate for young families, young adult activities, and adult spiritual formation.

Click to watch "Whoever Serves Me Must Follow Me" by Fr. Thomas Quinn,
a Lenten retreat video from last year.

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 @ 7:30PM

Theology On Tap

Speaker: John Coverdale

Topic: St. Josemaria Escriva and His Message

We had a great evening with John Coverdale. It was wonderful getting first hand insight into the life of St. Josemaria Escriva. He also dispelled the many myths surrounding Opus Dei and thoroughly debunked the Da Vinci Code. A big thanks to John and everyone who attended. Stay tuned to find out who our next guest speaker will be for Theology on Tap on Oct 17th.

John Coverdale is a law professor at Seton Hall University Law School in New Jersey and has been an Opus Dei numerary for more than 50 years. He worked for Opus Dei in Rome from 1960-1968 and had regular contact with St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei.

Coverdale wrote Uncommon Faith: the Early Years of Opus Dei, and is considered the leading American expert on Escriva’s life and work. He was contacted for input for the 2011 film There Be Dragons, which he said offered a “quite accurate” depiction of Escriva.

Click Here for Read the Catholic World Report Interview with John Coverdale on Remembering St. Josemaria Escriva

September - October Knightline Posted

September October 2018 Council 1711 Knightline

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Thanks to Fr. John A. Perricone

for Kicking Off Our Inaugural Theology on Tap

We had a great turnout for our first KofC Council 1711 Theology on Tap.  We were honored to have Fr. John A. Perricone give the talk for the evening on "What Is The Meaning of Theology?"  It was a great evening. We had a couple of cold ones with some great company and learned a lot. We're in the process of planning more Theology On Taps with a variety of great speakers and hope you all will join us. We're also looking forward to having Fr. Perricone return for another wonderful talk.

Fr. John A. Perricone, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. His articles have appeared in St. John’s Law Review, The Latin Mass, New Oxford Review and The Journal of Catholic Legal Studies.

April 29, 2018

Thank You for Helping Council 1711

Raise $2,207 for Persecuted Christians in the Middle East

We raised $2,207 at our brunch fundraiser to help persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Thank you to everyone who attended and to everyone who sent in their very generous donations to this worthy cause.
Christians in the Middle East are facing genocide because of their faith, and in many instances, being forced to flee their homes. The Knights of Columbus responded with the Christian Refugee Relief Fund, which has provided humanitarian assistance, primarily in Iraq, Syria and the surrounding region. Christians in Iraq are at a tipping point and could disappear without aid.
   - The KofC partners with medical clinics to help persecuted refugees.
   - The KofC assists with food programs for persecuted Christians.
   - $2,000 can move a family displaced by ISIS back into their home.
 “We must act and act quickly if Christianity is to survive in the Middle East.”
   - Supreme Knight Carl Anderson
"Without the help of the Knights of Columbus, the Christians of Iraq would have disappeared. Thank you for standing with us."
   - Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil


April 22, 2018

Congratulations Sir Knights!

Congratulations to Benjamin Chiang SK, Guillermo Perez-Santalla GK SK, Nicholas A. Perez-Santalla SK and Richard A. Rader SK on their 4th Degree Exemplification.