Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus Council #6265 of Lehigh Acres recently completed its new facility at 1250 Business Way in Lehigh Acres. As can be seen from the council’s sign, a fish fry is hosted every Friday from 4 – 8 p.m.. All are welcome to stop in and enjoy a hardy meal at a very reasonable price.
The council supports the local Lehigh Acres parish, St. Raphael in the Diocese of Venice in Florida, by actively participating as lectors, extraordinary ministers of the Holy Eucharist, ushers, event organizers, youth ministers and more. Efforts to show solidarity with the local parish are evident in use of the parish hall for officers meetings at 6 p.m. on the last Monday of the month and Council meetings on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. along with the Ladies Auxiliary meeting.
On January 22, 2009, the 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion on demand, the Knights of Columbus launched a new initiative aimed at providing women considering abortion a new way of viewing the life within them.
On that day, the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council matched funds raised by Knights in Florida and Iowa to provide two pregnancy care centers complete funding for the acquisition of ultrasound machines that will help the centers to provide for the health of both mother and child.
As of March 2015, numerous local and state councils have qualified for matching funds from the Supreme Council office towards the purchase of over 540 ultrasound machines at a cost of over $16.1 million, with additional state and local council fund raising campaigns for ultrasound machine purchases either in progress or to be launched in the near future.
Ultrasound exams, which are medically indicated throughout pregnancy for a variety of diagnostic reasons, use ultrasound waves to scan a women’s abdomen, creating a picture or “sonogram” of the baby in her uterus. Without K of C support, most pregnancy care centers would be unable to purchase the ultrasound machines, each usually costing tens of thousands of dollars.
Today Knights of Columbus Council 6265 and St Raphael’s Church in Lehigh Acres are fundraising the needed $35,000 for an Ultra Sound machine for the Community Pregnancy Clinics (CPCI) this machine will be located at CPCI’s Ft Myers office.
CPCI has two clinics one in Ft Myers and one in Naples and a mobile clinic.
If you would like to participant in the fundraiser, please contact Doug Blais at 239-849-7050