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Family of the Month – May 2020

Dan and Patty Murphy Dan remains extremely active within Council 8157 almost two decades after he served as our Grand Knight (2002-04). He has been our director of community activities for years and made sure that remained a high priority even while many aspects of council and parish life were restricted in recent months. Soon […]


Biological And Spiritual Warfare

Biological And Spiritual Warfare “….illness and suffering seem contradictory to what is important for man and what man desires. And yet no illness, no weakness, no infirmity can deprive you of your dignity as children of God….At the very moment I fell in St. Peter’s Square I had a premonition that I would be saved. […]


Keeping the Tradition

It has long been a tradition that the Knight of Columbus of this Council cook a meal for the staff, residents and their family or visitors on Mothers’ Day.  With the current pandemic running its’ course, no outsider is allowed to enter the St, Joseph’s assisted living center.  They are quite pleased to say they […]


Meeting Minutes – May 2020

MINUTES OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGKOFC COUNCIL 8157 May 5, 2020 Doug Maddox provided a little pre-meeting levity. Doug was contacted by a Florida friend today (May 5th) which is both Cinco de Mayo and Taco Tuesday. His Florida friend commented how fitting it is that today … Mike Fitzgerald,Recording Secretary


Prayer Requests – MAY 2020 (2)

Pray for Chris Edwards Please keep our brother knight Chris Edwards and family in your prayers. Chris may undergo gallbladder surgery today Tuesday afternoon, May 26th. Let us also keep in our thoughts and prayers Chris' daughter who is recovering from a car accident she was involved in a few days ago. Brother Chris and [...]

Healing The Body, Saving The Soul

Healing The Body, Saving The Soul “Have no fear for what tomorrow may bring. The same loving God who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and everyday. God will either shield you from suffering or give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious […]


Knights Engaging 3.0

Knights Engaging 3.0 “Some of them said WOW,” was part of the text that Dudley Wilcoxson, EMS liaison at Methodist Charlton Hospital, sent to our Dan Murphy, director of community activities, following the third 8157 meal delivery to the hospital staff in as many weeks on Thursday, April 23. This time, the council prepared about […]


Prayer Requests – APRIL 2020 (2)

Pray for Lourdes Salazar We just learned that our Past Grand Knight Frank Salazar's wife Lourdes has been diagnosed with the Corona Virus. Her symptoms appear to be mostly Flu like symptoms. Please keep her and Frank in your prayers. Brother Frank and Lourdes please accept the prayers and blessings from the Knights. May God [...]