Pictured above are members of the Knights of Columbus Assembly No. 1736, who recently collected $4,500 for the Military Chaplain's Scholarship Fund. Participating councils were the Woodsfield Council No. 5009 and the Cambridge Council No. 1641.
Area parishes, including St. Stephen, Corpus Christi, St. Michael, St. Mary Immaculate Conception and Christ our Light took up collections from parishioners over Memorial Day weekend.
Through the Knights of Columbus Military Chaplain Scholarship program, the Military Archdiocese contracts with each participating diocese to fund 50 percent of the cost of a seminarian's five-year education, typically $12,500 per year. In return, the candidate agrees that, following ordination and three years of service at that parish, he will commit to serve as a military chaplain under the auspices of the Military Archdiocese for a minimum of three to five years.
James Schaeffer, Faithful Navigator for Assembly No. 1736, said, "I humbly thank the most generous Catholic parishioners. You were the bulk of our success. And thank you to the councils for making all this possible. None of this happens without your work and support. God bless."