Knights Assist with Andy Skrobola Food Drive

It’s time again for the Andy Skrobola Memorial Holiday Food Drive!

We’re working again with the Canfield Lions Club, and Canfield Community CareNet to provide a week’s worth of food to local needy families.

With the flooding in so many homes this spring, we believe the need will be great.

A few changes this year: there’s just one food distribution, for Thanksgiving.

The Knights will still supply hams for Christmas.

And the food will be organized and distributed inside the St Michael Family Life Center.

Here are some key dates:

Sat Nov 26: Distribution of empty grocery bags in neighborhoods in Canfield Township.

Sat Nov 9: Food brought to fire stations and to Family Life Center.

Sat Nov 16: Distribution of food.

Sun Nov 17, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Pancake breakfast at St Michael Church Hall in support of hams for Christmas.

Knights Provide Pop, Water at St Michael Picnic

Once again on September 29th, the Knights of Columbus will provide pop and water to the St Michael parishioners attending the Parish Picnic.

The K of C is glad to join other parish organizations that have the funding to supply food and beverages at the annual event.

The picnic is from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday September 29th.

Any Knights who can lend a hand pouring the pop are welcome to attend.

Website Adds Monthly Insurance Column

We’re excited at council 11369 to add a regular monthly feature to our website.

Our field agent Dave Roberts will be writing a monthly column on the order’s insurance offerings and much more related to the financial and Catholic aspects of our lives.

Click here to see Dave’s August column, and look for “Insurance Corner” on the bar at the top of the home page.

Thanks for that Dave, and thanks for helping so many of our Brother Knights!

11369, Other Councils Assist in Special Olympics Event

It’s about celebrating the intrinsic worth and dignity of every single human being through Special Olympics.

Back on June 9, members of Council 11369 joined Brother Knights from Boardman Council 11915 and Campbell Council 13466 at Austintown Fitch High School Stadium, helping the athletes prepare for venues such as the Long Jump, Softball and Javelin throw.

Miros Maszczak with David Grossman of Special Olympics at the venue.
Also, between 100 and 130 students and people from different organizations and clubs throughout the Mahoning Valley take time to volunteer at this event.

Thanks as well to Fitch Stadium, which has served as he practice site for Special Olympics for 48 straight years!

It was a practice event for athletes who were participating in the State Summer Games in Columbus on June 23-25.

Without the support of the Knights, participants would not be able to train for the events that they love.

Knights of Columbus councils have assisted with all aspects of the program around the world, from fundraising to feeding the athletes, organizing and judging events, and providing equipment and awards.

Council Cooks Pancakes, Raises $1000 for Seminarian

Knights of Columbus Canfield Council 11369 would like to thank all St Michael parishioners and friends who attended the June 2nd Breakfast in the Parish Hall.

Their support and generous donations generated over $700.

A $1000.00 check was presented to our “Adopted Seminarian” William Wainio From St Angela Merici Parish in Youngstown.

William has finished his philosophy classes at John Carroll University and will begin his theology classes this fall at the St. Mary’s Seminary in Cleveland.

He’s an Ursuline High graduate.

William’s uncle Thomas Wainio is one of our brother Knights and a St Michael parishioner.

The Knights of Columbus stand in solidarity with our priests and religious.

This program is part of the “Faith Alive” (RSVP) initiative supported by K of C Supreme in New Haven Connecticut.

Through this program, council and parish families can raise funds to help support seminarians in their area.

In addition to financial support, councils are called to aid their “adopted” seminarian with moral and emotional support.

We ask everyone for prayers for their vocation and vocations throughout the church.

As the strong right arm of the church, the Knights of Columbus is committed to providing moral, financial and spiritual support to future priests and religious at all stages of their formation.

Final Cash Bonanza Ticket Sales Figure: 1296!!!

With a final turn-in of 71 sold tickets, Council 11369 blows the lid off our record year of Super Cash Charity Bonanza Raffle tickets sales, with a final tally of 1296 tickets.

It’s also a record in terms of the number of Brother Knights selling tickets, with an amazing 51 ticket sellers this year.

Part of that increase comes from our new brothers from council 3144.

With this amazing sales effort, the council looks to make about $5700 this year.

Our rebate check will come in August or September.

Thank you Brother Knights, and thanks to Fr. Matthew and Fr. Terry for allowing us to sell at our churches.

Thanks also to Fr. Peter Polando for letting us sell at St Columba Cathedral.

Some other notable accomplishments:

Top seller: Brother Paschal, 173 tickets! Wow!

Biggest percentage sales increase: Brother John, from 3 to 32 tickets! (Way to go Brother)

Best newbie: Brother Jonathan Rotunno, 22 tickets (thanks for the efforts at St Columba Jonathan!)

Old reliable: Joe Geiser of Oolitic Indiana: 50 tickets (We miss you Joe)

He called me to get the tickets!: Dante De’Angelo, 30 tickets. (Thanks Pat and Dante, the tickets were in my car!!)

Kids and Adults Enjoy Ellsworth Pancake Breakfast

About 250 people enjoyed the Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at the Ellsworth Township Administration Building on May 5th.

Brothers from Council 11369 cooked up the breakfast and made everyone feel welcome.

Goodwill donations were accepted for the Ellsworth Fire Department, who also assisted in getting food and drink on the table.

All the proceeds went to the fire department.

The council did make money on placemat advertising.

Knights, Ellsworth FD Combine for Pancake, Sausage Breakfast

Our Knights Council and the Ellsworth Fire Department are sponsoring a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on May 5th.

Pictured above are several brother Knights and Ellsworth firefighters and township officials.

Here’s the news release we’re sending out:


The Knights of Columbus Council 11369 in Canfield and Ellsworth Township will be cooking pancakes, sausage and more in support of the Ellsworth Fire Department on Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the township administration building.

The public is welcome. Donations will be accepted at the event, with all proceeds going to the department.

The administration building is at 6036 S. Salem-Warren Road, just north of the Routes 45 and 224 intersection in Ellsworth.

The council appreciates all the fine work the department does for its Brothers who reside at St. Paul Monastery, as well as for all residents of Ellsworth Township, also providing mutual aid to neighboring townships.