Knights of Columbus Waynesburg
St. Ann Council 12703
232 E. High St.
Waynesburg, Pa. 15370-1821
Grand Knight: 724/627-5161
Financial Secretary: 724/852-2529
The St. Ann Church is located in downtown Waynesburg at the top of the hill after you pass the traffic light at McCracken Pharmacy at the corner of East High St. and Porter St. East High St. is a one-way street as you head west through town. We are located on the left and have a 10 Commandment Monument and sign out front.
Our regular council meetings are held the second Thursday of every month. They are held in the Social Hall of the church at 7:00 pm. Meeting notices are usually found in the church bulletin, via email to the members or on Facebook to those that are connected to our Knight’s page. Members may also get a phone call alerting them to special meetings or events.
ABOUT OUR COUNCIL
The St. Ann Council #12703, District 111, was established in 2000. We have grown to over 130 members including several from the university as well as the surrounding community. Many of our members are active in the many ministries in the church as well as community groups, local government and civic organizatons. We have members serving the needy through the Good Neighbor Lunch program and serving those in Guatemala through the church mission group.
Our council derives most of our funding through various fund raisers including ticket sales and especially food sales such as the Lenten Fish Fry and Fair Booth.
We are working to establish a First Degree (Admission) team for the ceremonies and may use a video presentation. This allows us to have members join the Knights without traveling to other councils. We are eager to welcome new or transferring members and offer membership to those men in good standing with the church. Most ushers are Knights so if you want to contact a Knight you can start there.
Grand Knight Archie Trader 724/627-5161
Deputy Grand Knight John Jacobs 724/627-9425
Chancellor Patrick Fitch 724/627-8860
Treasurer Elmer Schifko 724/627-6915
Financial Secretary Barry Nelson 724/852-2529
Recorder Sam Cario 724/627-4764
Chaplin Fr. Francis Frazer 724/627-7568
Activities vary with the season around Waynesburg. We start the year with a Mardi Gras party and dance into the Lenten season which will have us offering fish lunches and dinners on those Fridays. We conduct a “Baby Bottle Campaign” to raise funds to promote pro-life efforts from mothers’ day until fathers’ day. Then there is a Rain Day celebration unique to Waynesburg, you can bet your hat on that on July 29th and stop at the church for a buckwheat or buttermilk pancake breakfast. The Greene County Fair will find us at our food booth under the grand stands. During May and October, the Knights lead the Rosary before all masses. After the fair is the Truck Pull at the fairgrounds and we again man a food booth. Throughout the year we hold breakfasts for fund raising for special occasions. Other activities include helping any Knights or church and community members as their needs arise.
When you go to mass at St. Ann you can easily meet a Knight at the door or helping as an adult acolyte. Please shake the hand of anyone near you and ask if there is a Knight nearby that you might talk to if you need to get more information about the Knights of Columbus.
Our council typically will hold 1st degree ceremonies on the next to last Sunday of the month at 6:00 pm. Any one interested in joining the Knights of Columbus should contact Archie Trader at 724-627-5161, so an application can be completed and brought before the membership committee for approval. An applicant must be 18yr. of age and in good standing with the church. Our dues are $10.00 for those attending post graduate education and $22.00 for all others and the first year is free for any new member.
Our next meeting will be April 12th at 7:00pm.
More information about the Knights can be found at www.kofc.org
The Knights are helping to provide coffee and doughnuts for parents that desire to wait for their children on Sundays they have catechism. All parents or grandparents are welcome to come in the social hall and enjoy the fellowship and time with friends.
Dues are now due. Regular membership is $22.00 and any “student” member is assessed $10.00. Dues are payable to the Knights of Columbus and can be given to Barry Nelson, financial secretary, preferably at a meeting.
The Fish Fries were a great success this year. If you didn’t get a chance to enjoy our lunches or dinners please keep the Knight’s Fish Fries on your list of Lenten Friday’s things to do next year.
The “Gathering of Catholic Men” event will be held April 21st. This uplifting event is open to any Catholic man eager to spend the day in prayer, song and fellowship among hundreds of other men. Council 12703 will set up car pooling to attend the event. Cost is minimal, and help is offered to those that are in need. Contact Bob Lang (724/627-3839) to get on board.
The Patriotic Degree will be offered this year on June 3rd at the Meadowlands. Close to home and the new dress code in force. Please contact Archie Trader or Bob Lang for details.
We have Knights of Columbus hats, tee shirts, golf shirts and “Keep Christ in Christmas” magnets for sale. Contact Archie Trader or Barry Nelson or ask at the next meeting.
The Pickle Prize is growing again after the latest winner at the March meeting. It pays to go to your meetings.