KofC Lenten Fish Fry

Friday nights February 16-March 23, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

On Friday, February 16, the Knights of Columbus (KofC) will kick off the Lenten Fish Fry for the traditional Lenten season. Word of mouth from previous years tells of excellent quality, service and value as well as overall satisfaction. And you can enjoy a wonderful meal knowing you are supporting a good cause. The KofC supports charities that include Special Olympics, Top Crops, Tootsie Roll drives for mentally handicapped persons, blood drives, assisting with providing wheelchairs and hearing aids, home parish support and Habitat for Humanity-Bowling Green.

The Fish Fry dinner includes all you care to eat fried or baked fish, French fries, green beans, mac ‘n cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, and our famous hush puppies. Coffee, tea and milk are included. Desserts will be available at nominal cost. This event is open to the public so please invite friends. Cost for adults is $8, children 6-12 are $4, and kids 5 and under eat free (dine-in only). High chairs are available, and you can get your meal to go. All you care to eat applies to dine-in only. Proceeds go to Knights of Columbus Charities. The meal is held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4754 Small

house Road in Bowling Green.

All are welcome!

KofC Council #1315 Grand Knight Jason Cabral

Our council 1315 began 110 years ago and has since grown to a very active council with prominence in the Bowling Green community. Ou

r council was chartered on April 26, 1908, with 42 charter members from St. Joseph’s Church. We are closely associated with both the St. Joseph Parish and the Holy Spirit Parish in Bowling Green as well as St. Joseph School.

The Knights are a men’s Catholic fraternal organization that supports seminarians, religious freedom, protecting life, helping the poor, and supporting widows and offers insurance products to members. Founded in 1882 for the mission of defending the sacred, caring for underprivileged and performing good works, the Knights are 1.9 million strong with members in 14 countries. In Kentucky alone, there are 11,900 men who have contributed over $1.7 million and over 530,000 hours of good works.

All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles…

Charity – Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.

Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that together we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that, as a Knight of Columbus, you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.

Fraternity – Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died, often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do the good works of individual Knights, who gave more than 73.5 million service hours in 2015, illustrating how Catholics serve each other in fraternity and mercy.

Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are among the greatest of citizens

If you are not familiar with the Knights of Columbus and would like to know more about us visit kofc.org to learn more.

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