News & Announcements

ASAP program

In addition to being able to donate 500 dollars to Women’s Choice network, our council received a check from Supreme for a 100 dollar donation as part of the ASAP program which is a KoFC program to help donate funds to organizations that support newborns. Elena Shlyahovsky Was on hand to receive to check from the Knights.  For more information about Women’s Choice Network please see the link :


Live Exemplification Ceremony

the (Live) Exemplification Ceremony
last Tuesday  and supporting one of our newest Knights, Br
George Poser. Br George is now a 3rd Degree member
with full voting rights and can hold office. I really enjoyed
this experience with my Brothers, it has been a while for a
live ceremony.

Bishop Project Success

Council 14696 recently was presented with the Tootsie Roll awarded for raising the most funds in its division for the Bishop’s Project 

Free Throw Contest

Knights of Columbus 14696 recently hosted there 1st Free Throw Basketball completion. 

40 Days for Life

Several Knights from our Council had the opportunity to escort the bishop from EpIphany to Planned Parenthood to kick off 40 Days for Life


Polar Plunge

Five members of our council participated in the Polar Plunge to help raise money for the Special Olympics 

40 Days for Life

The closing 40 Days for Life
program began with a Eucharistic Procession from Planned
Parenthood to Epiphany Church with Bishop Walterscheid.
Our Brother Knights Vince Penco, Rich Dovi, Jim Stitt, & George
Linkhauer were in service escorting our Lord and the Bishop
to the Church.

Coats for Kids

On Saturday November 12 at Henninger Auditorium we conducted our Coats for Kids distribution in conjunction with the Saint Vincent de Paul Society and the West View HUB.  Assisting were Grand Knight George Shaheen, Deputy Grand Knight Rich Dovi and Brothers Andy Dashner, Bob Gaus, Steve Gaus, George Ivory, Dustin Paulik and Vince Penco.
In all 56 children were fitted and sent home with new winter coats.  Their families expressed their appreciation for our work and our coat donations to their children.  The remaining 32 children whose families were unable to attend will receive their coats from those taken by Vincentians or those I delivered to the West View HUB after the event.
The extra children and teen coats from our total order will be donated to other area charities assisting local families in-need.
We achieved this due to of our council’s fund-raising efforts and your support of this Knights of Columbus Family Program.  As a Brother in our council, you can be proud as we continue to live the Knights’ motto, “In Service to One, In Service to All.”

Knights Welcome the Bishop

The Knights of Columbus from both Councils 14696 and 13959 welcome Bishop Zubik to Our Lady Of Mount Carmel for Seminarian Dan Kushner’s Candidacy Rite

Silver Rose 2nd year in a row

Appr 25 Knights attended
representing both councils with appr 50 parishioners. Fr Mike
Zavage celebrated the mass. Br Vince Penco (Faith Director)
read the Rosary portion of the service.

Festival Success

Knights from both councils participated in assisting with Our Lady of  Mt. Carmel’s Festival

40 Days for Life

Brother Knights from 4 different
Councils praying for the unborn. 4 of our own
Brothers participating from center (left to right)
Brs Vince, Steve, Rich & Geo.


We would like to congratulate Brother Paul R. who recently celebrated his 75th anniversary of being a member of the Knights of Columbus 

Food Packing Event Success

Thank you for packing meals at the Pittsburgh Chapter of Grand Knights food packing event! Because of your help, 36,288 Vitafood meals will be shipped to hungry families in developing countries. In addition, 4,096 mac and cheese meals were provided to the local food bank. This food is an answer to prayer for people longing for relief! From our Council Grand Knight George Shaheen, Brothers Steve Gaus, Paul Burke and John Corcoran participated.



Silver Rose Program

The Knights of Columbus 14696 along with Council 13959 held a special service at Saint Sebastian for the Silver Rose Program. This program is a traveling prayer to say prayers to help end abortion.

Brother Knights participated in the Western Section 4th Degree Ceremony

From left to right. Sir Knight Tim McClelland Sr
Sir Knight Tim McClelland Jr
Sir Knight Richard Cardone
Sir Knight Ben McClelland
Sir Knight George Shaheen

40 Days for Life

As part of its observance of 40 Days for Life, on Monday,
our parish Pro-Life Committee, together with Deacon
Dave Witter, met and said prayers in front of Planned
Parenthood downtown. According to Dianne Machesney,
"I think it might have been the first time ever that we didn't
get rained on, snowed upon, windswept or frozen!"
Our Brother Knight Dave O'Boyle did participate with the
Pro-Life committee at OLMC Parish.