Our Council

The Knights of Columbus Good Shepherd Council 10685 is dedicated to the service of our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, our Bishop, our Pastor Reverend Father Paul C. Helwig, 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.

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.

COUNCIL 10685

 

ORDER HISTORY

 

The Knights of Columbus Good Shepherd Council 10685 is dedicated to the service of our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, our Bishop, our Pastor Reverend Father Paul C. Helwig, 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.

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.

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

News & Updates

 

Knights for Life

Knights for Life

Our Knights joined Fr. Arena, Good Shepherd parishioners, and more than 5,000 fellow marchers from around Pennsylvania at the PA March for Life in Harrisburg, September 19. After a series of rousing speeches, participants marched around the State Capitol complex to show our unstinting support for the unborn.

Knights Sponsor Pro-Life Pregnancy Services Center Fundraiser

Knights Sponsor Pro-Life Pregnancy Services Center Fundraiser

Joining more than 20 other organizations, our council provided a $500 sponsorship, from an anonymous donor, for Morningstar Pregnancy Services Center’s annual 5K run/walk for life. Morningstar provides services and alternatives to abortion for pregnant mothers and fathers, and has saved over 430 lives of unborn children this year alone.

Knights Support Renovation of Historic Church

Knights Support Renovation of Historic Church

Knights from our council recently supported the renovation of an historic African-American church in downtown Harrisburg. In collaboration with Habitat for Humanity and Harrisburg Rotary Club members, we repaired a damaged interior wall of the Bethany AME Methodist Church. The church is roughly a century old and was originally built as a Lutheran Church.

Families of the Month

Families of the Month

On Sept 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 Bruce and Emily Kocsis for July, Adam and Diana Ritter for August, and Tomas and Odette Power for September. Congratulations to our Family of the Month winners!

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4 PRINCIPLES...4 REASONS

 

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.