Life

The Knights of Columbus remains firmly committed to defending the right to life of every human being, from the moment of conception to natural death. Countless councils and individual Knights conduct projects aimed to build a culture of life in their communities. What we choose to do, or not do, about abortion, euthanasia, human cloning and embryonic research impacts lives for generations to come. Take action now and support a culture that values human life at all stages. Here are some of the programs and activities that our council does to promote a culture of life. The closest will usually appear first in the list. 

Football Pool Results 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 Football Pool is in the sixth year of play in our council.   The funds raised support Life programs, support our diocesan Seminarians, and general council initiatives.

We want to highlight the winners so that they don't go unrecognized. The pool was open to anyone so the winners won't only be knights; acutally, only a small percentage were knights. What you'll also see are the same names turning up. The reason is simple - they bought more numbers. 

Game Winner - Pool "A" Winner - Pool "B" Winner - Pool "C" Winner - Pool "D"
1 Mike Bolger  No Winner  Lee Wagner  Warren Hodges
2 Mike Bolger  No Winner  Lee Wagner  Warren Hodges
3 Catherine Kane  Brian Beaulieu Kevin Strecker  No Winner
4 John Bolger V  Karen Daimler Bruce McLelland  No Winner 
5 Mike Bolger   No Winner   Lee Wagner   Warren Hodges 
6 Gary Wool  Art Ethridge  James Canoni  Warren Hodges
7 Larry Lambe  Peter Novak  No Winner    No Winner 
8 John Bolger V  Karen Daimler Bruce McLelland  No Winner 
9 Sandy Oleary No Winner Pat Sullivan Bob Willard
10 Greg Warycka Becky Blankenbicker Bill Haggerty No Winner
11 Ellen Truchon Mike Ayala Mike Bolger No Winner
12 Gary Wool Warren Schulz No Winner Shane Hall
13 Thomas Kane Tom Langan Julie Clubb No Winner
14 Val Martinez Dan Gangemi Philip Voulo No Winner
15 Mike Bolger No Winner Patrick Gourley Warren Hodges
16 Rich Martino Lydia Ess Curtis Riazzi Bob Corriston
17 Tim Kroll Miguel Saldana Charles Mahaney Warren Hodges
18 Larry Greer Matt Kuczinski Dennis Collene Mark Pahl
19 John Bolger Brendan West Ken Robichaud Kathy Wagner
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LifeChain

Wilmington is one of the sites for LifeChain, an international silent prayer vigil by Christians to communicate their opposition to abortion. The date is Sunday, October 7, 2018 and the rain date is Sunday, October 28.  It runs from 2:30 till 3:30. Knights and families are encouraged to line College Road with banners and posters while praying to end abortion. The Saint Mark location is at the north end of the old KMart parking lot. 

LifeChain is a simple thing we can easily plug into. It's an international demonstration of ordinary families who stand alongside busy thoroughfares with Pro-Life messages. Is it worth one hour of your time to possibly save an unborn child? Is it worth one hour of your family's time to instill the values of the Culture of Life in your children?

40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life is a national inter-denominational program to become more aware of the issues affecting life from conception to natural death.  40 Days for Life (40daysforlife.com) has daily prayers and reflections online to guide us through the 40 Days devotion.  Council members will be encouraged to avail themselves of this.  The 2018 Autumn 40 Days for Life runs between 9/23 through 11/1.