Council News

Mother of Sorrows Blood Drive

Mother of Sorrows/KofC Blood Drive

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Memorial Day Car Cruise



MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 29th, 2023 11:00 am - 4:00 pm rain or shine

Donation $10.

Special Interest, Antique, Classic, Muscle, Trucks, Military, Motorcycles Welcome

Organized by the Knights of Columbus Council 4226

Benifits PA Hero Walk*, Heinz VA Medical Center**

Clelian Heights***, Westmoreland County Veterans Food Bank****


Choice Auto Murrysville

Exchange Underwriters, Robert Heinle VP Sales

11:00 am to 1:oo pm, Registration, Dash Plaques and Goodie Bags to First 200.

1:00 pm Memorial Day Salute to Our Veterans

3:00 pm Trophies Awards

All Day D.J., Food, Refreshments, Chinese Auction, 50/50, Door Prizes




St. John the Baptist de LaSalle Church

497 Athena Drive

Delmont, PA 15626

For additional information contact Dennis @ 724-325-4235 or

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Memorial Day Car Cruise

Car Cruise - Help Needed!!


Brothers & Family,


Please share our request with your spouse. It will take the efforts of your family along with our Council family. As you may know 100% goes to our designated charities like Veteran organizations and Clelian Heights School. The expenses are offset by sponsors and donations.  The Basket Raffle and our Gift Card raffle are a large part of this fundraiser.  The key part that makes it a success is your contributions. Please see below what we need from our families.


Gift cards $25.00 or more,( need receipt that shows the card value) please call to arrange getting them to us 724-468-1808 or 412-215-3473.

Gift Cards are best money maker. We would like to have them no later than May 20th.


Baskets $50. Value- favorites are food, wine & lottery tickets, or theme basket, ( if you need help let us know). The basket should have a list of contents.

We are looking for about 25 baskets. If you buy the product’s we can build the basket for you.

For Baskets would like to get your donations or let know what you plan on that you would bring that day- no later than 9:00 AM. We either need your basket or let us know what plan on bringing that day no later than May 20th.


Bake Goods are needed that day drop off no later than ten. Please supply cookies, brownies, and cupcakes.


Hopefully, you will be able to help us and hopefully you will also join us that day to help especially in honor of our veterans and those who gave all. We always need many hands not just our Brother Knights, but family and friends. Rita will need help selling tickets.


You will be enriched for all generosity which through us produces all thanksgiving to God, Corinthians 2 Chapter 9:11.


Thank You,

Don Granata Co- Chairman

724-468-1808 home

412-215-3473 Don’s Cell

315 Jaclyn Ct Delmont PA 15626

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity - Knights Volunteer Day

Brother Knights,

We worked on a home on the South Side Slopes. This was part of a program to help keep people in their homes. We did demolition to a bathroom and got started on setting a new tub. Pretty dusty work but we managed!



Anyone interested in helping at future events are asked to contact Jim Snitger for details. You can contact Jim at or at his cell phone at 412-334-4932. Our next event is planned for June 3rd, please contact Jim Snitger for details.


VA Volunteer Services (VAVS)

"David DiFuccia, head of VA Center for Development and Civic Engagement at Pittsburgh VA Health System, will attend our June meeting to talk about voluntary services for the VA and also about how donations to the VA are used to help veterans in need.  Please attend the meeting if you can to hear David speak and also ask questions if you have any.  


We continue to gather donations of new or gently used clothing, toiletries, or other items for veterans in need.  Please let me know if you are interested in making a donation.  Many thanks to our council for all the support we have already received.


God Bless,

Lee Clark

KofC VAVS Representative SWPA



Food Pantry


The Food Pantry is ONLY looking for car loaders every month to lift boxes into cars at the present time. The boxes weigh 40 -50 pounds. Groups are not helping at this time.

If you  would like to volunteer on the first Tuesday of the month around 5:30 pm please contact Dan Pilon at or leave a message on his answering service at (724) 325-4910. Thanks!

Tom Starn - Cereal Collection

This committee collects cereal boxes in memory of our dear brother Knight Tom Starn. Please keep up the great work on this ongoing project for our community. Boxes can be brought to the council meeting, any other meeting at the hall or contact Jim Snitger for pickup or delivery ( 412-334-4932).

Watch for the sales and you can buy multiple boxes for a great price!


Cereal Donations dropped off at the council hall meeting nights.

Thank you everyone for your very generous donations!!




Lee Clark is in need of volunteers to go to the VETs Center to play Bingo! If you would like to help, contact Lee at 412.627.5543 or for details. Watch for new dates to be announced soon.

Blood Drives

Blood Drives

Remaining 2023 Blood Drives

5/2/2023     Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church     Host Newlonsburg Church

6/29/2023     Mother of Sorrows Church    Host KofC 4226

8/29/2023     Newlonsburg Prestyterian Church     Host Newlonsburg Church

10/26/2023     St. John Baptist de La Salle Church      Host KofC 4226

12/28/2023     Mother of Sorrows Church     Host KofC 4226

We are in desperate need of more help with all blood drives.  We just lost another of the old guard with the passing of Chuck Saller.  We limit the shift to two hours and the drive runs from 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm.  We can run the drive with two volunteers but that makes for a long day!  Ideally, we need six people for the drive.  The bigger the list of helpers, the fewer drives one person needs to work.


Please contact Mike Godfrey by phone at (724) 493-0765 or email at if you can help or have any questions.  This has been a wonderful program over years. We need your help to keep it going!


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Degree Schedule

1st, 2nd and 3rd Degree Exemplifications

4th degree Exemplification

June 10, 2023 @ St. Luke's Parish in Erie, PA

A Fourth Degree Patriotic Degree Exemplification is scheduled for Saturday 6/10/23 at St. Luke Catholic Church in Erie, PA. The Exemplification will take place at 11 am - details for applying and registering can be found in the attachments (which include details for ad sponsorship and ladies lunch/banquet attendance).

Registration ...............................9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Exemplification.............................................11:00 a.m.
Ladies Brunch ...........................11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Banquet ...................................... 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mass……………………………….…………4:30 p.m.

Click on the link below for degree details and to reserve a spot for this Exemplification

Exemplification Announcement

Fee Schedule:

$70.00 Basic Candidate Fee, Banquet ticket is included for the candidate, Additional Banquet tickets are $45.00; Ladies program brunch $25.00/person.


September 9, 2023 @ Sacred Heart Parish in St. Marys, PA

Father Andrew Hamilton

Our Seminarian

Father Andrew Hamilton


 After more than seven years of study, Deacon Andrew J. Hamilton has been called by Bishop Larry J. Kulick to be ordained to the priesthood. His Ordination Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Kulick June 3 at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg.

Hamilton graduated as salutatorian of his Ford City High School Class in 2015. He went on to study history at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe. It was through an invitation by other faith-filled young people at the college that Hamilton returned to the sacraments. His new zeal in faith caused him to consider the seminary and the priesthood.

After touring a minor seminary, Hamilton realized he could study to be a priest: “A question consistently popped into my head: ‘If not me, then who?’”

In 2016, Hamilton was accepted into the priestly formation program in the Diocese of Greensburg. In the spring of 2019, he graduated from Gannon University and completed college and minor seminary at St. Mark Seminary in Erie. He also graduated from Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe.

“Whenever you start seminary, it seems like an insurmountable mountain to climb,” Hamilton said. “Part of my life has been looking back on the blessings that have been bestowed upon me throughout my journey.”

Leading up to his ordination, Hamilton said he is drawing all of the people who were part of his journey and prayed for him into his own prayers.

After his ordination, Hamilton, the son of William and Donna Hamilton of Ford City, plans to celebrate his first Mass at his home parish, Christ, Prince of Peace Parish, Ford City.

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