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Michael J McGivney

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Brother Knights;

Until further notice we are converting our Knights of Columbus meetings to Virtual Meetings. So you don’t even have to leave the house to participate! We’ll be doing this via a service called Zoom and all you need to participate is a computer with a webcam and a microphone (you can also call in via telephone).

This will begin with our scheduled business meeting on April 6th. We will be doing both a virtual Rosary together at 7 pm and our business meeting at 7:30 pm.

Due to time restrictions with the service we need to set this up as two separate meetings – one for the 7 pm Rosary and another for the Business Meeting. So, below you will find links to each of the two meetings for April 6. You just need to click on the link or copy and paste the URL into your browser to join the meeting. You do not have to download any software or applications.

To join Businss Meeting – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/333163038

We will go live at 6:50 that evening to assist anyone who needs help with getting their webcam and microphone going to be able to fully participate. Please find a quiet place to join in so any background noise around you is minimal.

ALL will be unmuted during the Rosary. For the business meeting all will be muted unless they are unmuted by me. If you want to comment or input you’ll need to “raise your hand” by typing into the chat box that you wish to speak. I will then unmute you for your input.

If you have any questions please ask. We’ll be doing this for the forseeable future so we can keep things rolling until we’re allowed to meet in person again. If you have any items you want on the April agenda please let me know.

Thank you for your understanding. I hope you’ll be able to join us virtually on April 6th.

All my best,

Bret Ridgway
Grand Knight

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The Knights of Columbus –
A Rich Tradition of Service!

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 15,100 councils and 1.9 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea. The Terre Haute Knights of Columbus Council #541 was formed in 1903.