On Friday March 8, the Knights of Columbus (KofC) will kick off the Lenten Fish Fry for the traditional Lenten season. We welcome all from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Friday during Lent, March 8 through April 12, for our KofC Lenten Fish Fry dinner at Holy Spirit Catholic Church at 4754 Smallhouse Rd. in Bowling Green.
The Fish Fry dinner includes fried or baked fish, french fries, green beans, mac n’ cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, and our famous hush puppies. Coffee, tea and milk included. Desserts will be available at nominal cost. We are open to the public, so please invite friends. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and kids 5 and under eat free (dine-in only). High chairs and take-out are available. All you care to eat applies to dine-in only. Proceeds will go to Knights of Columbus Charities.
The many years of good comments on quality, service, value, openness and overall satisfaction is much appreciated by our area Knights and associated volunteers. The KofC charities include support to the Special Olympics, Top Crops, Red Cross blood drives, coats drives, widows of brother Knights, spiritual resources, Holy Spirit Church, St. Joseph Parish, St. Joseph School, local radio station support and Habitat for Humanity-Bowling Green.
All are welcome!
KofC Faithful Navigator Jason Cabral
Our Council 1315 was chartered on April 26, 1908, (over 110 years) and has since grown to an active council with prominence in the Bowling Green community. We began 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, widows and the poor, works to protect religious freedom and life, and offers insurance products to the members. Founded in 1882 for the mission of defending the sacred, caring for underprivileged and doing 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 amongst the greatest citizens.
If you are not familiar with the Knights of Columbus and would like to know more about us visit www.kofc.org to learn more.
– by Jason J. Cabral
265 Maple Hill Ct.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
“Il profumo delle rose, la invito a ballare, cucinare con i migliori, godersi il bourbon, degustare il vino, baciare la ragazza! Ripeti.” – JJC in Italiano