Father O'Hanlon Council #4678
Father O'Hanlon Council #4678
State College Knights of Columbus

Council Meetings

   Planning Meeting - 2nd Wed of the month - 7:30pm

   Business Meeting - 4th Wed of the month - 7:30pm (preceded by the Rosary at 7:15pm)

All Meetings are held in the Fr. O'Hanlon Room in the bottom level of the OLV Activities Center.

Welcome

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic, family, fraternal and service organization. The key elements of our Service Program are Church, community, council, family, pro-life, and youth activities. The State College Knights of Columbus council has donated over $250,000 and over 20,000 volunteer hours to various charities in the last five years. The major fund raising activities are breakfasts/dinners served at the OLV Activites Center and manning two concession stands at Penn State football games.


Equally important, these activities provide opportunities for fellowship and social interactions among the State College Knights of Columbus and their families. A complete list of our donations and activities would be difficult to enumerate, but a description of our major and reoccurring activities is below. Please join us in keeping these activities going and help us do more for our Churches and community.

Upcoming Events:

Projects/Events:

Dinner supporting our Ultrasound Fund 1 March 5:30-7:00pm


Please see our new page dedicated to Blessed Fr. Michael J. McGivney LINK


Announcements...

Ultrasound Fund Spaghetti Dinner March 1st '23

The Council is sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner to raise funds for an Ultrasound. Tickets will be on sale after Masses in February.    Please listen for announcements for this event during February.  Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for children under the age of 12.

Gabriel Project in October '22

The Gabriel Project , typically in the spring each year took place in October '22.  Under the leadership of Brother Jeff Roe and Brothers assisting in the process nearly nine thousand dollars for the campaign.  

Annual Bishop's Mass and Dinner for the Knights in October '22.

The guest speaker was Fr. Jason Charron, Pastor of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Carnegie, PA. Those in attendance greatly enjoyed his perspectives and insight (EWTN Feature).  Our Brother Frank English accepted the Seminarian Endowment Plaque from the Bishop on behalf of our Council. The plaque was received for our Council's contributions to the Seminarian Fund via ticket sales and the Blue & White game proceeds.

Annual Knights Picnic occurred Fri Aug 19th. Fifty people attended for good food, fun and fellowship on a perfect late summer evening.  The annual award recipients for 2020 and 2021 were as follows:


Non-Knight volunteers: Mary Hershey and Bonnie Grant
Knight Volunteers: Rodney Hopkins and Bill Schiavi
Knight of the year: Corey Cooperider and Steve Balkey
Lifetime Service Awards: Paul Lutz and Dave DeAntonio
Dave Brown was also recognized for his outstanding leadership in the transition from Stratford Drive to the Activities Center. 


Feast Day of Blessed Michael McGivney was celebrated Saturday Aug 13th at OLV.  The 9am Mass was celebrated in honor of Blessed Michael McGivney by Brother Knight Fr. George our Pastor. Immediately following Mass there was a Holy Hour during which the Knights led a Rosary.  The hour was ended with Benediction.

For the second time in a year, our Council participated in Habitat for Humanity.  These Brother Knights gave back to the Community using their time and talents.  This is who we are called to be as we provide Service to others.  Special thanks to those Brothers who were able to participate. This year six members of Council 4678 painted the entire inside of a brand-new Habitat for Humanity house in Bellefonte on Saturday July 16th 2022.  Shown are: Joe Reese, Mike Patrick, Tom Hauser, Dennis Marince, Mark Thorwart, and Ed Hughes.

Knights of Columbus volunteered at the Special Olympics from 1-4 June.   11 Knights, and a few wives, volunteered and contributed to over 140 hours of service to our Community and stepped up for Life as we supported Special Olympians.  Tom Hilands spearheads the Aquatics events at the Penn State outdoor pool and has been involved with Special Olympics Summer Games for over 32 years! Thanks Tom!

Knights of Columbus create Jared Boxes:  Wed 11 May the Knights gathered before the Planning meeting to create 50 Jared Boxes and provide a check of $500 to the Executive Director Cindy  Kolarik.  In the background, not in any photos, is Beth Smith Technology Director and Board Member.  This was a great service project for our Council and we provided information (LINK) to both Supreme (nights in Action) and the Diocese (Proclaim) with the hopes that our great work will be an impetus for other Councils to follow our example.

Events in the last year:
Easter Egg Hunt
Volunteer of the Year Award
Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest​
Concessions Stands at Beaver Stadium
​Recording of the Rosary for Catholic Radio WVJM FM 90.3
​Welcoming our new Pastor, Parochial Vicor, and Seminarian
​Habitat for Humanity

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