Grand Knight’s Message
Advent is here and we are celebrating the “Journey to the Inn”, It’s a booklet we have on hand that you can use each week of advent; leading up to the day we celebrate Jesus’s birth. If you need one, just ask.
Many of us as leaders have many great talents and like the Knights of Columbus. Together we do good for the parish and the community. As council leaders, we are all volunteers and when you agreed to take on a leadership role as part of the leadership team; no one said that you had to be “perfect” at it. Many of us have a regular job and sometimes that gets in the way and you must miss a meeting or two. I understand that, that’s why as part of council leadership; you’ll be there as much as you can and provide great input when requested. Together we’ll keep this council going. As a leader of the council, I simply ask you to set a great example of the Knights of Columbus and be there if you can to discuss programs and ways to make the council better. With that being said; I am asking anyone in council who is interested in being on the council leadership team to please contact me so we can be prepared to nominate, when the time comes.
All we need to do is ASK. Asking those to Join is the key if we are going to grow and be a better council. We simply can’t be afraid. Helpful tips that may work is if you see the husband is busy, ask the wife; and even invite her to be part of the Auxiliary. Utilize our recruiting tools such as the Blue “Join us” card for online membership or the new “I’m a Knight card which I introduced at the meeting in September. Need Some let me know.
This month I am again posing a challenge to everyone. Give a gift to others this holiday season and put a smile on someone’s face.
As many had hard time with our meetings inside the Hospitality Center (gym) in hearing, all meetings except our 2 steak fries will be in another room this year. Please come through the Parish Center doors.
I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving.
Our next meeting is December 11, 6:30 pm where we will adopt-a-family or 2 from St. Tim’s. Margo Arett and Bev Bromen will do the shopping. We will wrap gifts, so please bring wrapping supplies; and please bring a dessert or Christmas goodies to share.
Margo Arett needs your volunteer hours by December meeting, so she can submit them to the State. You can get a copy of the worksheet from Margo or the State Web at http://www.auxiliary.mnknights.org/forms. Please email Margo at email@example.com, call her at (763) 757-4167, or bring the information to the December meeting.
There is NO meeting in January. Please consider volunteering at the Concertina Bowl as they can always use our help.
Prayer intentions were made for improved medical health for Jerome, Kristi, Gladys, Brad, Betty, Nicole, Harold, Mary. Prayers for Jim (Kristi’s sister’s brother-in-law) as he transitions from this world. RIP to Joyce and Ruth. And finally, prayers of thanksgiving for Jenny’s birthday and Sandy’s grandchild/ Glady’s great grandchild who is expected to enter this world the Summer of 2020. Special prayer intentions for all those intentions thought but not spoken.
May you and your family have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Yours in Christ,
Jean Ackermann, Ladies Auxiliary President
December's Second Sunday Breakfast
This next breakfast, Sunday December 8th, will be Egg Bake. Help is needed on both shifts. 7:30am-10:30am 10:30am-1:30pm. Ken Resler and Steve Silverdahl are co-chairing. Don’t worry about missing the Vikings vs Lions rematch. We will be listening to the game.
Spiritual Reflection Retreat
Our Spiritual Reflection retreat will be held on Saturday, January 18th. I am encouraging you highly to attend this. It will be an enlightening & fun day.
Families are welcome to attend, also. Reservations to GK Jeremy Hadash by 15th January.
Many of us as leaders have many great talents and like the Knights of Columbus. Together we do good for the parish and the community. As council leaders, we are all volunteers and when you agreed to take on a leadership role as part of the leadership team; no one said that you had to be “perfect” at it. Many of us have a regular job and sometimes that gets in the way and you must miss a meeting or two. I understand that, that’s why as part of council leadership; you’ll be there as much as you can and provide great input when requested. Together we’ll keep this council going. As a leader of the council I simply ask you to set a great example of the Knights of Columbus and be there when you can to discuss programs and ways to make the council better.
I thank you all for being on our council leadership team. And just so you are all aware, this same note is going out to the membership; hoping to get some others to step forward as a part of the council leadership team next year.
The Call List has been modernized. Instead of Phone calls, the Grand Knight will e-mail all Blaine #5141 members upon the passing of a Brother Knight, Wife or Child. Phone calls will still be made to individuals who do not have Computers. Anyone still wanting to be notified by phone, please give me a call and I will put you on the ‘Does not have a Computer list’.
Dick Dols, Call List coordinator.
District Deputy Notes:
• Encouraged to use “I am a Knight” recruiting cards.
• Setting date for free Throw Contest
• District Mtg Thursday Dec 12th @ St. Tim’s Rm 227
Mark your Calendars!
• Our Spiritual Reflection retreat will be held on Saturday, January 18th.
• Our Council Family Christmas party will be held Friday December 13th.
• Details and Flyers in next newsletter. Families are welcome at both events.
This month we take time to remember members who have passed away over the years. Please pray for them and their families in prayers. Dale Dowson, Wilfred (Bill) Revering, Donald Henry, Lorin Yenor, Peter Rothstein, James Burlager, Jerome Fischer, Doyle Copeland, William (Bill) Peters, Roger Robinson, Kenneth Rosen, Jerome Nouis, Edwin Wagner and Bradley Johnson. May they rest in peace.
The following members will be celebrating birthdays in December. Aleo Barkon, Patrick Vandrovec, Richard Arett, Jan Darveaux, Dick Dols, Michael Rohr, Ed Bicha Jr., Bradley Hacker, Bob Cuddigan, Anders Robert Zmija, Andy Helseth and Al Loerzel. We hope you have a great day.
“We lift up this concern to you, O Lord”
Harold Amiot, Ed Bicha, Teena Badzinski, Bob Cuddigan’s daughter, Keith Friendshuh, James Fortwengler, Family of Marcus Haeg, Diane Holen (Lenny Resler’s sister), Herb Hoppenstedt, Rubey Karels (wife of Lee Karels), Dave Lodemeier’s Nephew Noah, Deacon Tom Quayle, David Schleeter, Dawn Shelton (Lenny Resler’s Niece), Jorge Slater, Dick Smith, Alice Turner (wife of James Turner). The prayer for life, and the Pope’s prayer for peace. All those affected by the storms and natural disasters, all those suffering from depression. All serving members of the Priesthood, Diaconate, and Religious Life. All serving members of the armed forces.
4th Degree News
Next Exemplifications: Fall 2019 at Winona, MN on Nov 3, & Spring of 2020 in Walker, MN on April 18th.
Interested in going? Or becoming a 4th Degree Member? Talk to Jeremy Hadash.
St. Tim’s plan to host Dinner meeting May 2020, details TBA.
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