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 in front of the entrance.
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 team through ceremonies and 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 sponsor a Free Throw competition for the youth in the surrounding communities. We conduct a “Baby Bottle Campaign” to raise funds to promote pro-life efforts from mothers’ day until fathers’ day. Then there is Rain Day, Rain Day is a celebration unique to Waynesburg, you can bet your hat on that on July 29th. 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 18 years 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 Oct. 12th at 7:00pm.
More information about the Knights can be found at www.kofc.org
COAL tickets are available for selling to support the state scholarship program. All Knights should be getting some books for sale. See Bob Lang.
FOOTBAL CRAZER tickets are also available. This is another great fund raiser for the council and a fun ticket to hold and sell. Contact Archie Trader.
The “Baby Bottle Campaign” has been wrapped up and we donated $1990.27 to the Catholic Charities “Pregnancy and Parenting” program. Thanks to those who contributed from the St. Ann, St. Marcellus and St. Thomas parishes and for John Jacobs, chairman of the campaign.
We ran a food booth at the Truck Pull on Sept. 9th and dedicated the profits to the hurricane victims through the Knights of Columbus disaster relief program. We were able to donate $1500.00. Thanks to all who supported our booth and to all those who worked Sat. and Sun. to make the project a complete success.
We will be leading the rosary before all masses during the month of Oct. This will start Oct. 1st. All who wish to help should contact Bob Lang.
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, now over $240. It pays to go to your meetings.