Friday Cookouts

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Hi All,

Summer is almost over so make sure you come out to the club one Friday to enjoy a fabulous cookout. See details below. I would like to thank all of the volunteers that help at the club on a regular basis as the club would not exist without you.

Thanks and May God Bless Us All.
Rick Gasper
Home Company President

Friday August 5th

Cook out with Burgers, DiRusso’s Italian Sausage, Hotdogs and a variety of salads and sides.
Adults $7.00, Kids 12 to 6 yrs old, $5.00. Children under 6ys old are free.

Friday August 12th

Cook out with Burgers, DiRusso’s Italian Sausage, Hotdogs and a variety of salads and sides. Adults $7.00, Kids 12 to 6 yrs old, $5.00. Children under 6ys old are free.

Friday August 19th

Cook out with Burgers, DiRusso’s Italian Sausage, Hotdogs and a variety of salads and sides. Adults $7.00, Kids 12 to 6 yrs old, $5.00. Children under 6ys old are free.

***Garden Party*** Friday August 26th

Pizza and Salad after Mass on Saturdays. All you care to eat of a variety of different toppings. Adults $5.00, Children 8 and under Free. The Saturdays in August are the 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.

Welcome Back Garden Party

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The Knights of Columbus Council #687 is pleased to invite St. Peter’s School Families & Friends to a
Welcome Back Garden Party, Friday, August 26, 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.

All proceeds benefit St. Peter’s Youth Programs (Fr. Jeremy & Elizabeth Wurm)

Garden Party 8-26-16$2 Entry Wristband (Free Soft drinks! Secure Adult Beverage Open!)
**$1 Additional for Bounce Houses – Unlimited Use**

  • Food Tickets for Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Pizza, Chips and More!
  • **Slushie Truck (25% proceeds to St. Peter’s!)***
  • Games Games Games!!
  • Volleyball
  • 2 Basketball Hoops
  • Corn Hole Games
  • Bounce House w/ Giant Slide
  • Kids Bounce House
  • Bonfire
  • Entertainment Provided By DEPARTURE!!
    With Special Guest Performer

Parking is available in Value City Lot
Bring your lawn chairs to sit by the bonfire!

State Council Announces New Edition of Voice of the Spirit

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May 2016 Voice of the Spirit

Worthy Brothers:

Linked below is the May 2016 Voice of the Spirit packed with a ton of information about your Ohio State Council of the Knights of Columbus and the upcoming State Convention.  Simply click the cover to download the PDF.

Please feel free to share this with all the members of your council.  If anyone is interested in signing up to receive their own copy of the Voice of the Spirit, please send an email to with your name, council number and email address OR go to our website and sign-up.

God Bless and Vivat Jesus!

Robert F. Collins, Jr.
State Deputy

Latest Issue of the Knightline Available

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The May 2016 issue of Knightline, the monthly resource for local K of C leaders, features guidance on handling leadership appointments and other changes experianced by councils in the new fraternal year.
The issue also features:
  • College councils unite charity and fun while raising support for Christians in the Middle East
  • Thousands march at Walk for Life rallies in the Philippines
  • New materials on the Father’s Day Renewal of Vows
  • And more
Click here to learn about these and additional fraternal news and resources. An archive of past issues is also available.
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New Haven, CT 06510
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Petition for Middle Eastern Christians‏

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Dear Brother Knight,

Christians in the Middle East continue to suffer, and in order to help them further, we need to do our part in convincing the U.S. Government to officially designate their persecution as genocide. Already many of our brother Knights have helped us give generously to humanitarian relief for those affected, with more than $8 million dollars raised. These funds have provided assistance in the form of food, clothing, shelter, general relief, education, religious instruction, medical care and much more.

Pope Francis has called what is happening to Christians in the Middle East “genocide.” The European Parliament has done the same, as have prominent voices such as the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, and Genocide Watch. This is not a partisan issue. Presidential candidates and elected leaders of both American political parties have said Middle Eastern Christians are facing genocide. But despite the evidence that these individuals and institutions have found compelling, the U.S. State Department has still not made such a designation. Experts indicate such a designation could help those who are suffering so much by opening up for them certain legal protections and options that might otherwise be unavailable.

Please take two minutes to join Supreme Knight Carl Anderson as well as Catholic bishops, Christian religious leaders and other advocates in signing the petition at


Knights of Columbus

40 Bucks for Lent’

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Knights of Columbus ‘40 Bucks for Lent’ Campaign to Help Persecuted Middle Eastern Christians


The Knights of Columbus is asking those considering a Lenten sacrifice to give “40 Bucks for Lent” and use the hashtag #40BucksForLent to help Middle Eastern Christians and other religious minorities suffering religious persecution there.

“Since many people give up something for Lent, we wanted to provide an opportunity for their sacrifice to make a difference — not only in their own life, but in the lives of others,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “During the Lenten season, we recall Christ’s suffering and death. In turn, remembering and assisting those who are today suffering and dying for their belief in Christ is an excellent way to do good where it is most needed and to enter more deeply into the spirit of this season.”

The Knights began its Christian Refugee Relief Fund in 2014. To date nearly $10 million has been raised to provide housing, food, medical aid, education and general relief to persecuted Christians and other religious minorities especially from Iraq and Syria, and to raise awareness about their plight. Those persecuted have suffered enormously at the hands of terrorists, who target them simply for their faith. Lives have been turned upside down, friends and families killed, and homes seized. Last fall, the Knights also brought a young Iraqi girl to the United States with her mother, so she could receive specialized medical care.

In addition to raising funds, the Knights of Columbus has brought assistance to these Christians and other persecuted religious minorities while also working to raise awareness of their situation via television commercials and news stories. More recently, Supreme Knight Anderson testified on Capitol Hill and signed a letter to the State Department with a number of religious leaders, scholars and other experts asking the U.S. government to declare the systematic destruction and persecution of Middle Eastern Christians as genocide.

These donations can be made to the Christian Refugee Relief Fund at, or by sending checks or money orders (payable to “Knights of Columbus Charities”) to P.O. Box 1966, New Haven, CT 06509-1966. The memo portion should indicate that the check is for “Christian Refugee Relief.”

No administrative fees are taken from the funds donated, so 100% of all donations directly supports humanitarian assistance and efforts to raise awareness of persecuted Christians and other religious minorities, especially in the Middle East. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Knights of Columbus Charities Inc. is recognized by the IRS as a charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.