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November, 2020


Grand Knight’s Message
November is a month of remembrance as we remember our loved ones we have lost during the past year. St. Tim’s is streaming a Memorial Mass on All Souls Day Nov. 2nd at 7pm available on You-Tube and Facebook. St. Tim’s will be remembering our fallen Knights. If you can try to view this mass.

During this past year we have lost 9 brother Knights our membership is down to 174 members. If we want to continue our mission to St. Tim’s and the community, we need to recruit new and younger members or else our council is going to die out. Please give careful consideration and invite anybody you know to join us in our service to our community. All you need to do is ask, that is how I was recruited.

I received a Thank You from Julie Welch, wife of Larry Welch, for the excellent job of doing yard work for a brother who is not able anymore to do the work. When I sent out the email, I received more than enough replies. Thank You again Brother Knights for stepping up in the spirt of Fraternity when an ailing Brother Knight needs assistance.

Saturday Oct. 25th, myself and Brother Steve Silverdahl had the honor of participating in the Coats for Kids Drive distribution at Gichitwaa Kateri Catholic Church just off Lake St. in Mpls. We handed out coats to kids from the Native American Community who needed a coat. It was a very uplifting experience to be able to assist people who are less fortunate then us. These were the coats the council had purchased during the past year.

Our council will be participating in the Sock for Vets Drive. We will be collecting new Crew Socks for Men and Women from Monday Oct. 26th through Friday Nov. 6th. The socks can be dropped off in a box at the entry of the parish center.

Vivat Jesus,
Terry Wagner
Grand Knight
grandknight@kc5141.org

Ladies Auxiliary News
For meetings, we will continue to monitor the K of C 5141 and other volunteer groups from St. Tim’s to determine our next steps. Please let me know your thoughts about trying ZOOM meetings. ZOOM meetings are free for up to 40 minutes and 100 participants.

A special welcome to our newest auxilians-- Lisa Arenas, Amy Bonifas, Hellen Hinnenkamp, Jan Sherburne, Audrey Witucki. Welcome back to Ruby Karels. We look forward to our time together either virtually or in person serving others.

I will plan to send out an updated membership list via email sometime soon. To those who paid this year’s dues, thank you. To those auxilians who have not yet paid this year’s dues (9 from last year’s membership list), we appreciate you and you are a valued auxilian. Please send your membership dues soon. If you have questions about your membership, contact Treasurer, Yvonne Rasmussen.

The November 2nd memorial mass will be a virtual mass. Please consider attending via Facebook or YouTube.

Every year in November, we give St. Tim’s money toward the Thanksgiving baskets and adopt a family for Christmas. I contacted St. Tim’s and learned the best thing to do is give a financial donation, so let’s plan to do this.

Prayer intentions are for better health days ahead – Vern Shereck, Lorraine/Dennis Koss, Mary/Harold Amiot and COVID-19 patients. Prayers also for Mary Timm’s family on the death of Mary’s father, Virgil and for those who have died complicated by COVID-19.

May you and your family have a safe, healthy, and Happy Thanksgiving holiday.

Yours in Christ,
Jean Ackermann, Ladies Auxiliary President
auxpres@kc5141.org

Council Events
All regularly scheduled functions between now and end of 2020; have been changed to either occur virtually, or in a highbred form, or postponed or cancelled until further notice. Details below.

VIRTUAL
Officer meeting
General Membership Meeting

HIGHBRED
Socks for Vets

POSTPONED
None

CANCELLED
None

Father Michael McGivney Beatification
This Saturday, Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, will be declared “blessed.” He will be the first American parish priest to be beatified by the Catholic Church. Join us in celebrating the historic event.

WATCH LIVE
Father Michael McGivney’s beatification Saturday, Oct. 31 at 11a.m. ET
at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford.

Visit www.kofc.org/beatification and follow the hashtag #McGivney for a schedule of events, live streaming videos and more.
Events will also be aired on EWTN, Canada’s Salt + Light Television and the Catholic TV Network.

Important Dates
November
3rd
US General Elections
Your vote counts!

4th
Officer’s Meeting
Held virtually @ 7:30pm
(invitation will be sent out via email before meeting)

11th
Veteran’s Day
Thank you for your service

18th
General Membership Meeting
Held virtually @ 7:30pm
(invitation will be sent out via email before meeting)

26th
Thanksgiving


FS Notes
A few short years ago I recall hearing at our meetings how our membership was struggling to stay above 200. It hasn’t been that long ago and now we have dipped below 175. Just this council year we have lost 9 members to death. Please try to recruit someone to breathe new life into our council. I would like to contact Supreme about new members, not telling them another member has died.

Please keep the council updated when you have a change of address, change of phone number and finally a change to your email. It really helps us to keep track of where to send things to you. If you have any changes, please forward them onto the FS.

Our council newsletter has returned as you notice. When we went to sending it out by email, we had a number of members who we did not have email addresses for. It has been decided that will mail out copies to those members starting with this issue. If you are getting this newsletter by mail and have an email address, please send that to the Financial Secretary.

We Remember
Each month we take time to remember members who have passed away. Many of those members helped form this council. This month we recall some of our earlier members who have passed away. Claude Schlichting, Leonard Inderlee Sr., Ben Bialke, Jack Brama, Henry Conroy, Henry Jirasek, Frank Kostikas, Frank Midderich, Vincent Getty, Eugene Koch, Phillip Kirchner, Leo Peek, Roman Seifermann and Cryil Lenzmeier. Please pray for their families. May they rest in peace.

Happy Birthday
We have 10 members who will be celebrating a birthday in the month of November. They are Herbert Hoppenstedt, John Wilcox, Robert Jensen, Gary Exley, Randy Grachek, Terry Wagner and Jeffry Meek. Happy Birthday to all, hope you have a great day.

Prayer concerns
“We lift up this concern to you, O Lord”
Harold Amiot, Ed Bicha, James Fortwengler, Rubey Karels (wife of Lee Karels), Jorge Slater, Barbara Gubrud (wife of Steve Gubrud), John Wilcox, Larry Welch, Dennis and Lorraine Koss, The Family of Virgil Molitor, The Family of Larry Daigle, Fred Timm, The prayer for life, and the Popes prayer for peace. All those affected by storms and natural disasters. All those suffering from depression. All those suffering from the Coronavirus. All those suffering from the recent civil unrest. All serving members of the Priesthood, Diaconate, and Religious Life. All serving members of the Armed Forces.

4th Degree News
Next Exemplifications: None listed

What can Knights do during COVID-19?
With the pandemic still looming and the prospects of a second wave increasing, many Knights wonder what to expect in the new fraternal year. What can Knights of Columbus do to leave no neighbor behind? The answer: plenty. Read More!

Coats for Kids
Grand Knight Terry and Recorder Steve handed out caramel apple kits and pumpkins, as well as Coats for Kids.
Along with Shawn Phillips @ Church of Gichitwaa Kateri in Minneapolis.

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