Our Lady of Lourdes
Council 13451
New Holland, PA
Council 13451

2015 Scholarship contest

This years' scholarship is closed, for information on the winner please click on the Events tab.

Upcoming events

6-13 Officers' meeting
6-21 Host 4th Degree assembly meeting
6-27 General membership meeting
7-9 Chicken BBQ


Welcome to the Our Lady of Lourdes Council 13451 website.

All council committes are encouraged to submit pictures and stories of their projects which will he posted here and, when possible, on the Supreme Council Knights in Action web site.

Please contact Pat Naimoli, web site administrator, with any questions or suggestions.

New Holland Knights

The New Holland Knights give time and/or money to the following groups and charities:
Right to Life causes * A Womens Concern * Coats for Kids * US Troops overseas * PA ARC *
Our Parish and parishioners financial needs * Youth ministries * Seminarian support * Catholic schools scholarships * Special Olympics * Sanctity of Marriage

December 2015

See the Events page for more pictures.

Prayers needed

Brother Knights of Council 13451, please pray for the souls of the following:

Gerard P Laich (brother of Joe Laich-council Mass card), Michael O'Neil (brother of parishioner Tom O'Neil-council Mass card), Irene Hutton, Alexander Joseph Meyer, Ariana Grace Morales, Margaret Bowman

And keep in your prayers the following deceased Knights of our council:
Francis Mulvenna, John Flora, Ed Vetter, Jim Gawthrop, Jim Cunningham, Mike Fierras, Ray Klinovsky and Alex Sitar.
A Memorial Mass was held on January 24th at 11:30.

Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light rest upon them.

Please keep Fr. John in your prayers. He currently lives in Chambersburg due to health issues. His address is 489 E. Washington St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Also, keep in your prayers the following:
Bishop Ronald Gainer, Insurance agent Greg Fitzpatrick, Grand Knight John Henry, Mike McGee, Leon Hutton, Chirico family, Meyer family, Dave Gallton, Gene Wadiak, Mike McHenry and Menno Krisanoski.

Leon resides at St. Anne's home in Columbia. The address is 3952 Columbia Avenue, Columbia, PA 17512, phone 717-285-6011

Visit with Leon Hutton

Visiting Brother Leon Hutton on Dec. 30th and May 9th at St. Anne's Retirement Home.
Leon was active in visiting shut ins and the sick up until the time he went into St. Anne's.

History of the Knights

Click here for a history of the Knights of Columbus since it's founding in 1882 by Fr. Michael J. McGivney.

Below is the structure of the Knights:

Supreme Council Office
The Knights of Columbus international headquarters is located in New Haven, Connecticut. Led by the Supreme Knight, the chief executive officer of the Knights, the office provides administrative support and leadership for our more than 14,000 local units.
The Supreme Council has more than 75 state council organizations to help guide regional activities that are consistent with the principles of the Order.
Each state council is divided into districts - groupings of several local councils.
Local Councils
Local councils are the basic unit of the Knights. Most are based in parishes, though some have their own council hall within a community. Each local council works to assist with the needs of its community consistent with the principles of the Order.
Insurance Agents
Every council is assigned a certified insurance agent, who is a Knight, and whose job it is to provide our top-rated products focused on the financial needs of members' families.