Founder Blessed Fr. Michael J. McGivney


Napoleon Knights of Columbus

Council 1344

Serving Henry County


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A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION
 IN TIME OF PANDEMIC

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O Mary,
you always brighten our path as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the Cross,
took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith.

O loving Mother,
you know what we need, and we are confident you
will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee.

Intercede for us with your Son Jesus, the Divine Physician,
for those who have fallen ill, for those who are vulnerable,
and for those who have died.

Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health
and safety of others and for those who are tending
to the sick and seeking a cure.

Help us, O Mother of Divine Love, to conform
to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows,
so as to lead us, through the Cross, to the glory
of the Resurrection. AMEN

Under thy protection we seek refuge,
O Holy Mother of God

In our needs, despise not our petitions, but deliver us always from
all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. AMEN

Adapted from the prayer of Pope Francis


Ohio’s Catholic Bishops Setting Dates in May to Resume Publicly Celebrated Weekday Masses/Liturgies

As the “Responsible Restart Ohio Plan” is implemented during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, allowing a gradual return to work and lifting of some of the restrictions regarding consumer, retail and services, returning to operation, we your bishops, together with you, are anxious for the safe return to the public celebration of Mass/Liturgy.  While making every effort to respect the spirit of the governor’s instructions, we want to begin in some way to make the public celebration of Mass/Liturgy available. To that end, we inform you that the bishops of Ohio have agreed that each diocese will determine a soft opening date later in May granting permission for the public celebration of weekday Mass/Liturgy, where it can be achieved safely and where pastorally possible, with less than 50 percent occupancy of the Church building, respecting social distancing.  This plan provides for the possibility of the gradual return to the public celebration of Mass/Liturgy and prepares us for the Solemnity of Pentecost on the weekend of 30/31 May, when Sunday Mass/Liturgy will be publicly celebrated.

During the next few weeks, we will be working with our pastors and diocesan pastoral staffs to prepare for a soft opening of public celebration of weekday Mass/Liturgy.  To this end, we ask our pastors with their parish staffs to prepare to implement a rigorous effort to fulfill guidelines, which will be forthcoming from each Diocese/Eparchy, to include maintaining social distancing, recommendations to provide a safe environment, and instructions for the distribution of Holy Communion.

The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass/Liturgy remains in effect. As your bishops, we continue to be cautious and concerned for those who are most at risk, the elderly and those with serious health issues. We also remain deeply concerned for our priests, many of whom we find in this category. We strongly urge those who are most vulnerable and their caregivers to stay at home, and we implore those who are not feeling well, or who fear that their own health or that of their family may be compromised, to refrain from coming to church at this time. We thank you for your patience, understanding, and cooperation as we implement this gradual return to the public celebration of Mass/Liturgy. 

Together, we continue to pray for all who are suffering from Covid-19, for all health care workers and first responders, for all the deceased and their families, and for an easing of the anxiety and tension caused by this pandemic.  Relying on the Motherly care of Our Lady, Health of the Sick, we unite our sufferings to those of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we trust in the glorious hope of His Resurrection.

Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr
Archbishop of Cincinnati
 
Most Rev. Daniel E. Thomas
Bishop of Toledo
 
Most Rev. George V. Murry, S.J.
Bishop of Youngstown
 
Most Rev. Jeffrey M. Monforton
Bishop of Steubenville
 
Most Rev. Robert J. Brennan
Bishop of Columbus
 
Rev. Donald P. Oleksiak
Diocesan Administrator of Cleveland
 
Most Rev. J. Michael Botean
Romanian Eparchy of Canton
 
Most Rev. Bohdan J. Danylo
Ukrainian Eparchy of St. Josaphat
 
Most Rev. Milan Lach, SJ
Byzantine Eparchy of Parma


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Into The Breach

Why Men Need a Band of Brothers


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Our Objective

Fostering men united in a faith that will continue the growth of Fr. McGivney’s dream ensuring the spread of Columbianism; becoming more visible through the good works of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity; creating an atmosphere which encourages and calls all Catholic men to serve with their Brothers.

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Our Mission Statement

We as men of the Knights of Columbus, men of faith, are called through Baptism to grow and increase in faith.
We are thereby summoned to serve as witnesses to that faith in our daily lives, in the lives of our families, and in the lives of others throughout our communities.

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Our Action

We Are Many, We Are One: Any good that we do, any charity we give, any fraternity we share, we accomplish together as Ohio Knights of Columbus, united in Action as called by our Catholic Faith.


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  • Joined Online

    2,216 men joined the order during the pilot program, through July 1, 2018

  • 42 Percent

    The Average Age of members who joined online

  • 63 Percent

    Percentage of men who expressed the desire to join a local council right away. More than 20 percent have already done so.

  • 39 Percent

    Percentage of men referred by a council or other member.

  • 30 Percent

    Percentage of men referred by marketing programs.

  • 19 Percent

    Percentage of men referred by a K of C Insurance agent.


* NOTE * Actual totals have changed.

Above totals are from original publication.