Council News

March for Life 2023

Pennsylvania March for Life Harrisburg

Date: September 19, 2023

Brothers, once again the Knights of Columbus are called to stand and defend the unborn. The Knights of Columbus were involved from the beginning in the organizing of the first March for Life in 1974. The battle has now shifted to the halls of the State Legislators. We were called on last year for the first major PA. March. We are called on today by our Diocese to help make the March a success this year.

Working with Father Dan Carr, Diocesan Pro-Life Director, we have secured 5 buses with 14 stops to cover the four Counties of the Diocese. I have alerted the Grand Knights of those Councils covering the Churches where the buses will stop but will need the support of all Greensburg Diocesan Chapter Councils.  Last year we had an anonymous donor that paid for buses in each county. There is no donor this year and the Diocese needs our help to raise funds at all parishes to help offset the cost of the five buses. We will also be involved in the promotion. Thanks to the Greensburg Council 1480 we are off to a good start. They picked up the initial deposit of over $1,200 dollars. There will be more details how we can all help. All parishes will be alerted, and we will need to work with our Pastors to arrange fund raising efforts. There will also be media and bulletin inserts forthcoming. Any questions contact me.

Don Granata 412-215-3473

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

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.


VA Volunteer Services (VAVS)

Worthy Brothers,                                                                                  

There is still a great need for gently used men's and women's clothing. Your donations are always appreciated. Please contact Lee Clark at to make arrangements for clothing pckup.

Many thanks to everyone who has already donated their resources to help veterans in need.  The need is great, so please respond generously to this request for support if possible.

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

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 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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Certificate of Recognition

Certificate of Recognition

Cletus McConville preented Manordale Valley Councils Michael Godfrey with a 2022 Certificate of Recognition for what our council had done to support last year's blood drives. Congratulations Michael and all the volunteers who made our blood drives such as success for calendar year 2022. Please click on the pdf file below to see the award certificate.





Degree Schedule

1st, 2nd and 3rd Degree Exemplifications

None scheduled at this time

4th degree Exemplification

Upcoming degree schedule

September 9, 2023     St Marys. PA @ Sacred Heart Parish, 337 Center St. Saint Marys, PA 15857

November 5, 2023     Latrobe, PA  - TBD

Watch this page for additional information as it becomes available.



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