“Catholics must be committed to the defense of life in all its stages and in every condition” (St. John Paul II, 1995). The urgency of the threat to a culture of life in our world cannot be misunderstood. The Knights of Columbus vigorously defends the dignity of each human being at every stage of life. Councils and parishes can work to build a culture of life and a civilization of love through important programs. LIFE activities are currently coordinated by Pete Fludovich.
March for Life (Solidarity Day)
The Knights of Columbus encourages others to choose life through public support of the pro-life cause. Each January the Council coordinates a day of activities to coincide with the National March for Life events held in Washington, D.C. Full details about this event are available at marchforlife.org.
Mother's Day Carnation Sale
Our Council is proud to support a day to thank all mothers for their love, support, and dedication. Carnations will be sold at all entrances of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton on Mother's Day weekend.
The article at this link provides a wonderful summary behind the true history and meaning of Mother's Day.
Messiah College, a nationally recognized Christian College, is located in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. Each year Messiah College cancels classes for one day for a day of service. The service day is designed to help fulfill Messiah College's mission to prepare students for lives of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society. As part of this events the College hosts a special Olympics event and our Council is proud to provide volunteers to help with this event. Volunteers must provide current clearance information for working with children and participation from our Parish should be coordinated with Council 4068 and not directly with the event organizers. For more information visit the Messiah College Service Day website.
We're all familiar with our own birthdays, and we celebrate them because they mark the day of the year in which we entered into this life. It is cause for celebration!
The word Pentecost is Greek and it means "50th day." Fifty days after Easter Sunday, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers, and the beginning of their Earthly ministry to make disciples of all nations. Check out our Council Calendar for this year's geranium Sunday activities.
Each year during this event our Council decorates the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton altar with red geraniums provided by parishioners. Later in that week the glowers are planted on Church grounds.