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Fort Wayne, Indiana


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St. Joseph Hessen Cassel, Council #12379


St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Council 12379 was founded in March 1998 through the efforts of District Deputy Tom Elshire and the Charter Grand Knight, Bob Hartenstein.  It is named after the Parish, founded over 150 years ago.  Council 12379 works closely with the Parish providing spiritual and material support for its ministries.  Among the projects the Council currently supports includes:

  • Ministering at the monthly Knights of Columbus Mass by men of the council
  • Fostering religious vocations through the Vocations Chalice Program
  • Support of Bishop Rhoades and the Franciscan Brothers Minor
  • Sponsoring a fund drive for the mentally handicapped
  • Supporting the Church’s pro-life activities through assistance to the Women’s Care Center of Fort Wayne
  • Supporting our parish mission to assist families in need in Beattyville, Kentucky
  • Support of the Gibault School in Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Support of our annual Notre Dame Smoker
  • Support of the annual St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Fall Festival
  • Support of the annual Notre Dame Football Smoker
  • Parish Picnic and Fish Frys
  • Sunday morning donuts in the church library
  • Annual Knights of Columbus skeet shoot every fall
  • Sending Christmas cards to our Diocesan seminarians
  • Free-throw contests for the parish youth
  • Essay and poster contests for the grade school students at St. Joseph Hessen Cassel

Council meetings are held on the first & third Mondays of the month at 7 pm at the Parish Hall.

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