There is no better way to experience love and
compassion than by helping those in need,
a call Knights answer every day.


Knights banded together can accomplish more
than any of us could accomplish individually
in support of our Church and priests.


Knights socialize together and take care of each other –
we have each others’ back.


Members of the Knights of Columbus are proud
of our devotion to God and country,
and believe in standing up for both.

Winter Blood Drive – January 2013

Categories: Health Activities,News & Announcements,Service Programs

Blod Drive Jan 20, 2013Patrick Stepniewski has been coordinating blood drives at Holy Spirit since before there was a Knights of Columbus council. His well-oiled machine was on display Jan. 20, when he was unable to be on hand for our annual winter drive because he was under the weather. Andy Goza gladly pitched in, attending to many of Patrick’s main duties on the morning of the drive: being the official “host” to welcome the Carter BloodCare staff, picking up doughnuts and fruit for the donors and making sure the dining room was set up properly. Also helping to get things rolling was another Brother Knight, Doug Karpan, in his capacity as the parish’s Director of Community Life. There were 17 donors who took time out of their day and blood out of their arms, which we can all be thankful for.

Blood Drive Jan 20, 2013As usual, a cadre of Knights assisted donors in signing in and making sure they were feeling OK before leaving the dining room. Hats off to Andy, Jorge Ruiz, Russell Gully, Art Senato, Doug Skierski, Al Alonzo, Jeff Miller, Ed O’Brien, Allen Reitmeier, Juan Chapa and Leo Mattingly. And, of course, to Patrick. Thanks, Pat, for being the council’s primary contact on these for so many years. This year’s summer drive, the Bea Bates Memorial Blood Drive, is scheduled for Sunday morning, Aug. 18. Get your veins ready.

Blood Drive Jan 20, 2013