Msgr. Bernard P. Sheridan Council, Greenwood, Indiana
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal benefit society. The Order holds true to its founding principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. The Msgr. Bernard P. Sheridan Council #6138 sponsors several activities and liturgies throughout the year.
Any Catholic man 18 years of age and older who is committed to making their community a better place is welcome to join. Being a Knight means getting involved with your community; it supports our parishes while enhancing your own faith. It is about protecting and enhancing your family life.
The regular meeting times for members of Council #6138 are the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., with the fourth being a social meeting. The meetings are held in McGivney Hall (a.k.a. Lower Level Madonna Hall) at Our Lady of the Greenwood, Queen of the Holy Rosary parish (335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood, IN 46143). The Rosary begins at 7:00 p.m.
There are two ways to enter McGivney Hall:
As Catholics, we are called to take an active part in building a strong parish, Church and community. our council is positioned to play a key role within Our Lady of the Greenwood and the Greenwood community to answer that call. Church activity programs also enable each member to grow in his faith, become a better husband and father, and set a standard for other Catholic gentlemen.
Point of contact: Tom Urrutia, firstname.lastname@example.org, 317-850-9151
Councils identify community activity programs designed to address the needs of its citizens. Additionally, today’s youth are the future leaders of our communities and councils. Effective youth activities teach young people valuable life lessons on leadership, responsibility, morality and compassion.
Knights of Columbus members defend the dignity of each human being at every stage of life. Knights work together to build a culture of life and a civilization of love. Our council stands ready to assist any pregnant woman in need, care for the elderly, aid the handicapped and bring attention to the injustices of abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia and assisted suicide.
Point of contact: Kevin Johnson, email@example.com, 317-910-9316
In today’s world, with all the demands that life brings, it’s hard to come by quality family time. Children also face similar pressures from school work, sports and other activities. Our Knights of Columbus council offers families a chance to build stronger bonds by bringing family members together in charitable and entertaining activities.
Point of contact: Alan Inkenbrandt, firstname.lastname@example.org, 317-246-9774
Council activities foster a sense of fraternity among our members and families. While much of our charitable work is focused toward the Church and community, there are times when members and families come together to focus on the group. It is through shared goals, faith and a sense of extended family that ties of our members and their families together.
A native of Indianapolis, born on May 26, 1889, Msgr. Sheridan attended St. Anthony Grade School and Manual Training High School. He made his seminary studies at St. Mary's College (Kentucky) and St. Meinrad Seminary, where he was ordained to the priesthood on May 25, 1916. He said his first Mass at St. Anthony.
After an initial year as assistant pastor of St. Augustine Parish, Jeffersonville, Msgr. Sheridan was assigned to St. John the Evangelist Parish, Indianapolis, where he served as assistant pastor for seven years. In 1924, he was appointed the director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Indianapolis. Three years later, he was named pastor of St. Francis de Sales, Indianapolis. Other diocesan posts he held included clergy examiner (1930) and vice chancellor and notary of the Metropolitan Tribunal (1934).
He became pastor of St. John the Evangelist in 1940. Pope Pius XII raised him to the status of Papal Chamberlain in 1945 and nine years later he was named a Domestic Prelate. The same pontiff honored him further in 1958 with the title of Prothonotary Apostolic, the highest rank among monsignori. Since 1949, he had served as a member of the Archdiocesan Council of Administration. Archbishop Schulte appointed him Vicar General, moderator of clergy examinations, and Archdiocesan Consultor in 1957. Msgr. Sheridan, Vicar General for his last 11 years, died October 7, 1966, and was buried in Priests’ Circle, Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis.
Memorial plaque at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Indianapolis:
To the memory of Right Rev. Bernard P. Sheridan V.G.
Born May 26, 1889 – Died Oct. 7, 1966
Ordained Priest May 25, 1916
Pastor of St. John’s 1940 – 1966
Elevated to Vicar General May 20, 1957
Prothonotary Apostolic Oct. 5, 1958
He was another Christ in his role as mediator at Holy Mass and as confessor. A model of priestly virtue, he was truly a good shepherd to all whose lives he touched.
Gratefully erected by the Doherty and McNamara families