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Feb. Knights Korner

This month’s Knights Korner highlights the Knights of Columbus devotion to our Catholic faith and to religious vocations. At Elder Council, we believe one of our most important responsibilities is to support the religious who give so much of their time and effort to our religious formation. A few ways in which Elder Council has supported religious vocations in and around St. Gertrude parish:
- annual donation to St. Gertrude Priory to support continued novice formation
- provided labor for repair projects and landscaping at Dominican Sister’s convent
- provided labor for several landscaping projects around parish campus and priory
- provided donation toward the Eagle Scout Rosary Garden project completed last fall
- donated several chalices to Bishop Chris Cardone, O.P. of the Solomon Islands, a former priest at St. Gertrude

As a Knight, we take pride in giving back to the men and women religious who give so much to God’s Church and His people!

Look for these upcoming Elder Council events during Lent:

Lenten Retreat (March 7-9) - Elder Council is sponsoring a Men’s Retreat at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center. This silent retreat ― led by Dominican Fr. Chris Saliga, O.P. ― is open to all men; one does not need to be a Knight or St. Gertrude parishioner to attend. For more info, contact Larry Tracy at 513-321-4879.

Lenten Fish Frys (March 7 thru April 11) - Elder Council and Boy Scout Troop 18 will team up for St. Gertrude’s parish Fish Frys on Fridays during Lent!

Baby Bottle Fundraiser (March 29-30) - Elder Council will again sponsor this event benefiting Old St. Mary’s Pregnancy Care Center in Over-the-Rhine. Bottles will be passed out after Masses on March 29-30 and collected on the following two weekends. All monies donated will go to support this important pro-life ministry.

Want to Learn More About Joining the Knights of Columbus? For more information on the Knights of Columbus and the work we do, please check out the Knights of Columbus website at For more information on Elder Council #1195, visit our website at or call Grand Knight Fred Bowling at 513-239-2602.

All men and women are invited to stop by our next Social meeting this Tuesday evening, February 18. Our guest speaker will be Paul Rieger of the Men’s Fellowship Group at St. Gertrude, sharing information on the activities and mission of their group. We meet in our council hall in the basement of the Parish Center at 7:15pm.