Council Scholarship

 Scholarships are available to the son or daughter of a present or deceased member of Council 1043.  It is a $500 scholarship that the recipient continues to receive during their 4 years of college.  All we ask for is an update every year.  The scholarship committee selects a recipient from the applications received.  Click onCouncil Scholarship for full information and follow the directions.  Applications with transcripts must be received before the due date on the application.

Other Past Charitable Activities:

  • Tootsie Roll Drive
  • Support Our Seminarians (S.O.S.)
  • Habitat for Humanity 
  • Donations to seminarians, priests, parishes and Diocese.


Knights of Columbus St. Jude Council 1043

Christmas Food Basket

Every year, Knights and their families collect food and money donations to box/bag food for Christmas food baskets.  Each basket in recent years, consists of two large boxes full of food and other items.  It takes over many volunteers to accomplish this great effort of collecting, purchasing, sorting and boxing each basket.  The baskets are then distributed on a Saturday morning to needy families in Elkhart and Goshen areas by volunteer drivers consisting of Knights, their families, friends and community.

Spaghetti Dinners

What's included?

  • Spaghetti w/ meatballs
  • Salad - various dressings available
  • Applesauce
  • Bread
  • Fruit Punch / Water

Take-out orders are available.
The spaghetti dinners are a direct fundraiser for various causes/charities where the net proceeds from the dinner (after expenses) go to them.  Past beneficiaries include:

  • All God's Chhildren
  • Angels of ADEC
  • Bashor Children's Home
  • Church Community Services
  • Gibault
  • Elkhart County Right to Life
  • Hannah's House
  • Indiana Special Olympics
  • Kids Care International
  • Lifeteens
  • R.E.T.A. 
  • The Crossing
  • St. Thomas School
  • St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
  • St. Vincent's School
  • Tolson Center
  • United Cancer Services