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 Continue Support for Habitat Programs in Harrisburg

Knights Continue Support for Habitat Programs in Harrisburg

Knights of Columbus from Council 10685 continue to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity’s critical needs repairs program in downtown Harrisburg. To date, Knights have logged over 120 hours replacing windows and repairing front porches, balconies, and fencing for lower-income recipients. Habitat for Humanity’s project manager has praised the Knights for their volunteer efforts and contributions to the success of the projects undertaken.

Good Shepherd Knights Promote Community Building

Good Shepherd Knights Promote Community Building

Good Shepherd Council 10685 organized and hosted a French toast and sausage breakfast for church parishioners April 9 as a community-building and faith in action activity. More than 80 parishioners attended, including the Easter Bunny and a large number of children, who also participated in an Easter candy hunt. The event allowed us to actively recruit among fathers whose families attended. Our GK later donated surplus French toast and sausage to a local homeless shelter in Harrisburg.

State Award for Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest Winner

State Award for Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest Winner

Camp Hill Knights Present Pennsylvania State Award for Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest Winner: Former State Deputy Mark Jago, accompanied by District Deputy Michael Kowalski and Good Shepherd Church Grand Knight Rich Thibeault, presented the Pennsylvania state award for the best Catholic Citizenship essay to Trinity High School 11th grader Jose Centenera on April 5.  Centenera was one of 21 students from Trinity HS who participated in the contest, sponsored and organized by Council 10685 (Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Camp Hill).  Jose was accompanied to the ceremony by his family and his Trinity High School English teacher.

KofC Disaster Preparedness Briefing

KofC Disaster Preparedness Briefing

Subject matter expert and fellow Knight Will Wilhelm gave a presentation to KofC Council 10685 members on how to prepare for a variety of potential natural and man-made disasters.  His training brief covered American Red Cross best practices for ensuring families have a disaster kit and a plan for how to respond in the event of a disaster.  He also provided an overview of the Red Cross’s new approach to “hands-only” CPR.

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.