Grand Knight’s Message
We are a catholic family organization. I don’t know how many times I have said it but pushing this message out there is how we can inspire others while doing good for our community and then practicing our faith together as a FAMILY.
Prior to our February meeting we prayed the rosary together and I appreciate everyone who came and participated. I would like to thank Ladies Auxiliary Vice President Gladys Resler for having our Guest speakers from the Blaine and Coon Rapids police departments. It great to learn about their Car seat & Bike Helmet programs. Anyone wishing to donate to these programs, you can make a check out to K of C Council #5141 & on Memo Line put “Bike Helmets/Car Seats” and we will make a lump sum check from the council to the program.
A few reminders & notes:
1) CANCELLED Prior to our March meeting will be doing the “Holy Hour of prayer” Program in Chapel at 6:30pm prior to our meetings.
2) In April is our Spring Steak Fry
3) In May, Ladies have a night out with food & brief meeting; The men will have something similar TBA.
4) Next year’s Calendar is going to have a fun-filled year with the repeat events as well many NEW ones. Stay Tuned…
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.
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.
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” cards which I introduced at the meeting in September. Need Some let me know.
Thank you, Gladys, for coordinating the Cities of Blaine and Coon Rapids Safe Kids Anoka presentation after the rosary for our Respect Life Month, and afterward we donated money for car seats. I found out they discontinued the stuffed animal program after writing last month’s article, so please consider donating them elsewhere.
Our bake sales are being held during the fish fries. Thank you all who donate goodies and volunteering your time. By the time you read this, there will be a few sale dates left, so let’s finish strong. Please consider bringing “samples” of your bake sale items to share with the ladies at the March meeting.
On March 11, 6-7:30 pm, we are packing meals for Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids.
The March meeting is when we sign up for our State Auxiliary Convention and have the annual elections of officers. • The 50th Anniversary State Auxiliary Convention is at the Bloomington Event Center (formerly the Knights of Columbus Hall), Saturday, April 25, beginning at 11 am, lunch/booklet ($20), and Convention. We will have a 4:30 mass with the installation of next year’s officers and 6:30 banquet serving Roast Beef ($27), Fish ($27), or Vegetarian Strawberry Salad ($17). Men are encouraged to attend all or part of the day and participate in the various activities, lunch ($13) and the banquet (Same as above). Joe Schmit, KSTP Channel 5, is the keynote speaker. Please bring your checkbook to the meeting. • I am offering to be President again as it is the last year of my 5-year commitment. I encourage others to step forward into positions to give the long-term officers a chance to take a break. I am especially praying for someone to step into the VP position with the intention to move into the Presidency. If you are feeling the call as an officer, please let me know.
Finally, many prayer intentions were made for those dealing with medical situations--Diane, Dawn, Wayne, Mary, Harold, those affected by Coronavirus and other flu viruses, and finally for Elyssa for a healthy, full-term pregnancy. Also, prayer intentions were made for those dealing with death, specifically the families of Ted, Timothy, Robbie’s in-law, those who have died from St. Tim’s, and high school families dealing with suicides in Blaine, Coon Rapids, and Spring Lake Park. May they all find comfort during this difficult time for those intentions spoken and those held deep within our hearts.
Yours in Christ,
Ladies Auxiliary President
Spiritual Reflection Retreat
CANCELLED Our Spiritual Reflection retreat is February 29th, 2020. I am encouraging you highly to attend this. It will be an enlightening & fun day.
April's Palm Sunday Breakfast CANCELLED
Date: April 5th
Lenten Fish Fries CANCELLED
Baked Cod or Deep Fried Pollock, French Fries/Baked Potato, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Fresh Bread & Beverage.
Prices: Adults $12:00 Seniors; over age 62 $10.00: Children 12 and under $5.00.
The Ladies Auxiliary will be selling baked goods in the back of the Hospitality Center.
25th Anniversary of Living Stations
With inspirational live music and prayer, the youth of the Church of Saint Paul in Ham Lake dramatically portray the Passion of Jesus Christ through the Living Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. on March 25, 26, 27 (Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday). All are welcome each night. Wednesday is geared toward youth groups Friday includes Benediction There is no cost to attend.
Why are you here?
To know God. To love God. To serve God.
If you are a man, you are called to share the faith. You are called to live the faith. Step into the breach this Lent to strive nobly and discover your role as a Catholic man in today’s world. The Knights of Columbus has produced a 12 episode video series inspired by the Apostolic Exhortation Into the Breach written by Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix. Each episode features a man’s personal story and major Catholic figures such as Dr. Scott Hahn, Father Mike Schmitz, former NFL player Matt Birk, FOCUS founder Curtis Martin and others who break down and explore the virtues of Catholic masculinity. All episodes will premiere on Ash Wednesday at kofc.org/intothebreach Will you step into the breach with your brother Knights and answer God’s call to lead?
It was Saturday January 25th. We had 413 Customers who enjoyed the music in both halls and this year many jammers in the entryway. Many thanks to the volunteers who helped with the dance floor, kitchen serving food, door guards, and admission table. 30+ volunteers made it a huge success. Next year the 43rd Annual Concertina Bowl will be held on January 30th.
District Deputy Notes:
• 12-episode video series on web Into the Breach. www.kofc.org/intothebreach
Prison Ministry Benefit
• Detailed information in April Guidepost.
We pray for the following members who have died in the last 13 months. They joined the many men who have gone before us and helped form our council. Michael Prokott, Roger Posterick, James Turner, Kenneth Wallace, Marcus Haeg, Keith Friendshuh and Ed Breitbach. Please pray for them and for those they left behind. May they rest in peace.
Happy Birthday Wishes
Birthday wishes go out to the following council members. Fred Lamars, Robert Peters, Lawrence Patrick Schleeter, Leon Arenas, Steven Gubrud, Gerhard Bannenberg, Cyril Mrosla, David Patrick Schleeter, Larry Zmuda, Dale Arnes, Patrick Bonifas, James Stebbins and Larry Welch. Please if you get the chance wish them a Happy Birthday.
“We lift up this concern to you, O Lord”
Harold Amiot, Ed Bicha, Family of Ed Breitbach, Wayne Bromen, Bob Cuddigan’s Daughter, Family of Past Supreme Knight Virgil Dechant, Family of Keith Friendshuh, James Fortwengler, Diane Holen (Lenny Resler’s sister), Don Hosford, Rubey Karels (wife of Lee Karels), Dave Lodemeier’s Nephew Noah, David Schleeter, Dawn Shelton (Lenny Resler’s Niece), Jorge Slater, Dick Smith, Alice Turner (wife of James Turner), Delores Yenor. 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: 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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