Lourdes Healing Mass Nov 2018

Lourdes Healing Mass Nov 2018

Lourdes Healing Mass Nov 2018

Lourdes Healing Mass Nov 2018

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Council Announcements






Monday we will continue our change-up in our meeting time.  To promote visiting men to our Rosary, we will  switch the order of our evening.  We will begin at 7:30 with the meeting.  At 8:00 sharp, we will say the Rosary.  At 8:30 we will have conversation.  For future meetings we plan to have guest speakers beginning at 8:30. 


This week, however, we will review portions of the new 1st degree that has been distributed by Supreme.  We encourage all members of the 1st degree team to view this video together after our rosary.  We will decide if we will continue to do the first degree or if we will opt to use the video instead.


Future meetings will feature guest speakers followed by discussions that will be opened to the public.

We will hold a meeting to discuss our budget for the coming year.  We hope that the entire board and all voting members consider attending the meeting.  Please contact Tim McBride to express your interest in attending the budget meeting.  timothycmcb@gmail.com


We held a Parish Membership Drive at Holy Cross Parish the weekend of (March 16-17).   We believe we encouraged several men of the parish to join the Knights and we plan to continue on with a drive at each of our parishes.



Respect Life Prayer Dinner will be on April 9th.  The dinner brings together church leaders from around the area to pray for an end to abortion.  It is run by  St. Joe County Right To Life.  Please consider attending wearing Knights apparel.




There are 2 Lourdes Masses scheduled for April:

April 2nd at Brookdale Nursing home 430 Cleveland Rd., Granger, IN 46530. 

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Celebrant:  Fr. Eric Burgener

There will be a second event on Holy Thursday Morning  April  18th at Tanglewood Trace 530 Tanglewood Ln, Mishawaka, IN 46545

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Celebrant: Fr. Terry Coonan



There has been a suggestion for us to use a pre-recorded 1st degree instead of doing the degree ourselves.  We will have a viewing of the 1stdegree.  It has been suggested that our current team view the video and decide upon our plan of action.




A rosary has been established during lent at the following churches through the round tables:

St. Anthony’s Sunday 10:40 in the church

Christ The King Monday 6:30 in the chapel

Holy Cross Thursday 7:00 pm

St. Joe Monday 7:00 in the church

St. Stans 6:30 in the church






Worthy Financial Secretary Brian Masterson and his wife Tina will be hosting the movie,

“The Passion of Christ” April 7, 2019

Please note the change of date on your calendar for this family event which will include a meal. 

There will be no charge for the event but donations will go toward Seminary Funds. 

Babysitting for ages 3-11 will be made available during the movie.



The State Convention is coming up May 3-5.  Forms must be submitted if one plans to attend.   

This Marian Icon (attached to email) will be available to our district in May.  The Marian Icon prayer service is a featured Faith program of the Knights of Columbus and the current icon is the 18th in a series sponsored by the Knights. We are reviewing a day of Marian Icon prayer services.  The prayer services can be held as the council or parish event.  We have had services conducted after Mass on Sunday and after weekday Masses.  There is plenty of flexibility.  Our district is scheduled to have the Marian Icon for the month of May 2019.


Remember, Monday’s meeting will start at 7:30 and the rosary will be at 8:00.  If you haven’t been to a meeting in a while, come on down.


We have 3 more Fish Fry Fridays.  Please plan to attend for a great meal or, if you can, work with your brother knights to serve the food.  Steve could always use the help.



PS- We need someone who can take over doing the Anchor Newsletters every month and maintaining the council website. Please email me if you are interested. 




Vivat Jesus!


Knights of Columbus

Santa Maria Council 553



Tim McBride

Grand Knight



Upcoming Council Events

About Our Council

Council Business Meeting Schedule

2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Council Business (Social) Meeting Schedule

4th Monday of the month at 7:30p.m.

Council Fourth Degree Meeting Schedule

1st Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Meetings Location

PO Box 1753
553 E Washington St
South Bend, IN 46634-1753 US

Council Officers

3yr Trustee

Eric D Snyder

Current Newsletter

Knight of the Year

Eric Snyder

With great pride we announce the Knight of The Year, Worthy Eric Snyder!

Eric Snyder has demonstrated over the years through his steadfast appearance as bar tender, scholarship administrator, youth sports coordinator, hall maintenance worker, and trust...