KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GOOD SHEPHERD PARISH I COUNCIL 10685 I CAMP HILL, PA 17011

FAITH…FAMILY…FRATERNITY

GOOD SHEPHERD

Council 10685

The Knights of Columbus Good Shepherd Council 10685 is dedicated to the service of our Holy Father Pope Francis, our Bishop, Bishop Ronald Gainer, our Pastor, Rev. Neil S. Sullivan, our parish school and children, and to the people of Good Shepherd Parish. We as a council supply manpower for parish activities and hold fundraising events to benefit our parish community.

THE LATEST

Kids Score in Basketball Free Throw Championship

Kids Score in Basketball Free Throw Championship

Our council hosted a Basketball Free Throw Championship for boys and girls ages 9-14 at our former middle school gym on January 14. The competition was lively, and the kids enjoyed a chance to use the indoor court to practice some hoops. We will forward the champion's...

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Knights Team Up with Red Cross for Successful Blood Drive

Knights Team Up with Red Cross for Successful Blood Drive

Our council organized and supported a successful Red Cross Blood Drive at Good Shepherd Catholic Church December 28. With more than 70 donors signed up, including a number of Knights, the drive netted 60 units of life-saving blood. This was the second of the two...

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Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

Knights of Columbus Council 10685 (Good Shepherd Catholic Church) sponsored a Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest which concluded on December 5th. The presentation on December 13th included winners from left to right Lila Powers (age 11 to 14 category) and Reeve...

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Family of the Month

Family of the Month

On December 13 2022, Good Shepherd Council 10685 honored the following “Families of the Month” for serving as an inspiration to our parish, community and council by supporting and strengthening Catholic Family Life. From right to left, the Families of the Month were...

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Seven New 3rd-Degree Knights Welcomed to the Order

Seven New 3rd-Degree Knights Welcomed to the Order

Members of our council played the key role in the December 10 exemplification ceremony for seven new third-degree Knights of Columbus, including one from our parish. We continue to make good progress on recruiting new members for our council, bringing fresh energy and...

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Essay Awards for Trinity High School Students

Essay Awards for Trinity High School Students

Grand Knight Rich Thibeault gave Catholic Citizenship Essay awards to students at Trinity High School December 8. The top two scorers of the eight essays submitted received a winner's certificate and Amazon gift card in recognition of their superior efforts. This...

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Knights Provide Coats for Kids in Time for Christmas

Knights Provide Coats for Kids in Time for Christmas

Knights from our council distributed more than 140 coats to inner-city and Harrisburg-area kids from Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School on December 2. Council donors provided the funds for half of the coats, with the Pennsylvania State Council funding the other...

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Where There’s A Need, There’s A Knight

Where There’s A Need, There’s A Knight

During their annual food drive the weekend of November 18-20, our council and Good Shepherd netted more than 2,000 pounds of food for New Hope Ministries in Mechanicsburg. The staff at New Hope were impressed by the amount of food collected, with one staffer noting...

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Triple Star Council Award

Triple Star Council Award

Our Council received on October 11 the "Triple Star Council Award" for exceeding by a factor of three our service goals for the 2021-2022 fraternal year. The Star Council award recognizes outstanding achievement in membership, insurance, programming, and overall...

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Knights Support Exemplification Ceremony

Knights Support Exemplification Ceremony

Our Knights supported a fall Exemplification ceremony October 9 that brought five new brother Knights into our family. The new Knights include three from our Council, and two from neighboring councils. Our District Deputy and Supreme Knight organized and presided over...

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JOIN US…BECOME A KNIGHT!

Joining the Knights of Columbus can change your life. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to strengthen your parish, give back to your community, grow in your faith and gain exclusive access to our portfolio of top-quality insurance products to financially protect your family.

4 PRINCIPLES…4 REASONS

All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles:

CHARITY

Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.

UNITY

None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another.

FRATERNITY

Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do the good works of individual Knights.

PATRIOTISM

We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support our nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.

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OUR COUNCIL

Knights of Columbus Good Shepherd Council 10685 was chartered on August 12, 1991, with 36 charter members. Brother George Morrison Jr. spearheaded the effort to form a parish council at Good Shepherd. Monsignor Vincent Smith was the pastor of Good Shepherd Church at the time and supported George in all his efforts. The Council was formed to serve the pastor and people of Good Shepherd Parish and to provide the men of the parish a Catholic fraternal organization where they could share their faith and work with other Catholic gentlemen in service to the parish.
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2022 Charter Laws and Constitution of the Knights of Columbus

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1991 By-Laws Good Shepherd Council 10685

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COUNCIL LEADERSHIP

GRAND KNIGHT

Rich Thibeault

DEPUTY GRAND KNIGHT

Steve Webster

CHANCELLOR

Steve Hubler

RECORDER

Bruce Kocsis

FINANCIAL SECRETARY

Martin J. Carr, PGK

TREASURER

Tom Herweg

ADVOCATE

Patrick Basom

WARDEN

Eric Diaz

OUTSIDE GUARD

Vacant

INSIDE GUARD

Lee Harrington

CHAPLAIN

Rev. Neil S. Sullivan

TRUSTEE - 3 YEARS

Augie Pfeifer

TRUSTEE - 2 YEARS

John Povalitis

TRUSTEE - 1 YEAR

Jack Mitchell

LECTURER

Edward J. Hilton

Contact

Martin J. Carr, PGK
E: kalkmaster@aol.com
P: 717-732-2041

ENGAGED IN SERVICE

“Nothing is more important right now to fulfilling our mission of strengthening Catholic families, providing for their financial needs and helping the vulnerable. Equally important is serving the church in this difficult time.”

-Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly

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