We would like to nominate Sir Knight Frank Seagren as Knight of the Month for March 2019. Brother Frank has volunteered for and participated in virtually all our Council’s activities and causes. Brother Frank volunteers for multiple shifts, every year, in support of our annual Tootsie Roll Drive. Just a few of the other activities Brother Frank volunteers for include our Council’s Breakfasts, Fish Fry Dinners, Community Sundays, and the annual Respect Life 5K, at which he is also a member of our Knights team. His vital role as the chairman of quarterly Blood Drives, in association with Children’s Hospital, has provided crucial blood related medical procedures to thousands of sick children that will never know the name of their generous benefactor, but whose families are extremely grateful. Brother Frank is also member of the various Light of the World Choirs, and has been a Cantor at Masses for years, leading the congregations in prayer. He is a member of the LOW Downs music group that has entertainingly and generously provided their talents to both Knight and parish events, such as, Light the Way to Christmas, the annual parish barbeque and the Knight’s Christmas Parties. Brother Frank is an example of sustained excellence during his tenure in the Knights. He has proven dedication to all four of the founding principles of our Order. He is the epitome of putting those principles into action and shining example of what every Knight should strive to be. His contributions are too numerous to mention entirely. In recognition of his of his continuing outstanding efforts and involvement with our Council’s work, Brother Frank is worthy of this award and should be recognized, and could be, every month. Brother Frank has embraced our Council’s and Order’s principles whole heartedly and has always been available to be of service to others.
We would like to nominate Sir Knight James “Jim” Heimer as Knight of the Month for February 2019. Brother Jim has been a Knight for almost 36 years. Brother Jim has volunteered at almost all our Council’s activities and causes. Brother Jim can be found in the kitchen during the Knight’s breakfast and fish fry events, always toiling away with a sense of humor that lightens the atmosphere for all those around him. Brother Jim was instrumental in organizing our Council’s participation in Wreaths Across America for 2018. He has been the spearhead in designing and acquiring flyers and signs for the Knight’s Respect Life 5K and our membership drive events. Brother Jim even personally designed and purchased the sign that is displayed at Light of the World, advertising our Respect Life 5K to the south Jeffco community. At which, Brother Jim was the anchor to the 2nd Place Knight’s team representing our Council for 2018. He has provided his labors to shoveling incapacitated brother’s sidewalks and driveways in the winter and assisted with the landscaping work at what will be the Light of the World rectory. Brother Jim has also been a long-standing member of the Safe Sanctuary Ministry, and serves with dedication, devotion and humility. Brother Jim is an example of sustained excellence during his tenure in the Knights. He has proven dedication to all four of the founding principles of our Order. He is the epitome of putting those principles into action and shining example of what every Knight should strive to be. In recognition of his of his continuing outstanding efforts and involvement with our Council’s work, Brother Jim is worthy of this award and has embraced our Council’s and Order’s principles whole heartedly, always being available to be of service to his brother Knights and fellow parishioners.
Sir Knight Joe Francis was named Knight of the Month for January 2019 at the business meeting on January 29. Joe has been active at many council events, including fish fry dinners, parish breakfasts, food box drives, highway cleanups, kitchen cleanups and the recent rectory landscaping project.
Frank Humpherys was named Knight of the Month for November.
GK Mike McBride presented Brother Dennis Reicher with the October 2018 Knight of the Month award (see photo from Joe Snow below).Dennis has been in charge of the Rectory landscaping project, with help from other brother knights, including Steve Haynes, Jim Heimer, Joe Francis, Al Finken and Dan Muldoon. They raked and dug a trench for a retaining wall at the Rectory. Dennis is a 4th Degree Knight who also recently assisted Brother Brian Smith with home modifications to make his house more accessible.
Scott Jacobs, a relatively new member of our council, was named Knight of the Month for September 2018
John Bullock, Jr
Larry Cross was honored as Knight of the Month for May 2018. Larry became a knight in 2016 and took his major degrees in 2017. Larry has been active in parish breakfasts, fish fry dinners, Memorial Mass and Confirmation Mass reception, as well as 5th Sunday Rosaries,
Dave Brown, a transfer to our council, was honored as Knight of the Month for April 2018. Dave has been active in parish breakfasts, fish fry dinners, Safe Sanctuary and participates in early hour adoration.
Orlando "Lanny" Adelman
Orlando “Lanny” Adelman with the Colorado March Knight of the Month award. As mentioned in last month’s newsletter, Lanny has been a knight since 1958.
Joe McInerny was named Knight of the Month for February Joe is a past Grand Knight and recently donated his time on the construction of the new kitchen storage area.
Dan Meyer, who was named Knight of the Month for January 2018 at the January business meeting.
Brothers of Council 12567, Father Francis Syrianey Council #12567 of Littleton, CO would like to honor its August 2017 Knight of the Month. This brother joined the Knights of Columbus in 2010 and over a fairly short period of time has grown to become a vibrant and important member of his Council and Assembly. This brother has volunteered in numerous events and activities including: Fish Fry's, Parish breakfasts, Guadalupe Dinners, Food Bank of the Rockies, multiple Tootsie Roll drives with his grandchildren, going on visits to area hospitals, and Wreathes Across America to name just a few. When there is a need for volunteers, this brother is one of the first to sign up and assist. Considering all of the events and activities this Brother has volunteered for, it is surprising that he has never been selected as Knight of the Month. This brother Knight has served in multiple leadership positions in both the Council and the Assembly. His Council positions have included Chancellor, Deputy Grand Knight, Grand Knight, and Trustee. His Assembly positions include Sentinel and Pilot. Because of his extensive history of volunteering, along with his continued level of participation, Council 12567 would like to recognize and award Sir Knight Tony Jaurez as the Knight of the Month for August 2017. Respectfully submitted, Officers of Council 12567
The Knight of the Month for July 2017 is Jason Coon. This brother, his wife and family have been parishioners for several years. Jason has been a brother for only a few months. What held him back from joining the Knights were years of professional travel. When the opportunity arose for a career change, resulting in significantly less travel, he applied to be a member of the Knights of Columbus. In July the Knights held their annual picnic. The call went out for volunteers and Jason worked behind the scene, as many Knights do, to make the evening a success. He showed up at 4 pm for set-up and was quickly pressed into service in the kitchen. He quickly and expertly put his military training into play, by slicing tomatoes and other vegetable garnishments with precision. All kidding aside, Jason moved from role to role throughout the evening until closing, always asking what he could do next. He displayed the kind of attitude, energy and enthusiasm that exemplifies a true commitment to service and fraternity. We are pleased that Jason chose Council 12567 as his place to make a difference. We are delighted to recognize Jason as the Knight of the Month for July 2017. The Knight of the Month for July 2017 is Jason Coon. This brother, his wife and family have been parishioners for several years. Jason has been a brother for only a few months. What held him back from joining the Knights were years of professional travel. When the opportunity arose for a career change, resulting in significantly less travel, he applied to be a member of the Knights of Columbus. In July the Knights held their annual picnic. The call went out for volunteers and Jason worked behind the scene, as many Knights do, to make the evening a success. He showed up at 4 pm for set-up and was quickly pressed into service in the kitchen. He quickly and expertly put his military training into play, by slicing tomatoes and other vegetable garnishments with precision. All kidding aside, Jason moved from role to role throughout the evening until closing, always asking what he could do next. He displayed the kind of attitude, energy and enthusiasm that exemplifies a true commitment to service and fraternity. We are pleased that Jason chose Council 12567 as his place to make a difference. We are delighted to recognize Jason as the Knight of the Month for July 2017.
Brothers of Council 12567, The Father Francis Syrianey Council #12567 of Littleton, CO would like to honor its June 2017 Knight of the Month. This brother joined the Knights of Columbus in 2002 and has grown to become an active and effective member of his Council and Assembly. Over the years, this brother has stood up and has chaired numerous events including: Fish Fry's, Parish breakfasts, Guadalupe Dinners, a special Parish luncheon for every Priest in the Archdiocese, Ladies Apprehension Dinners, Youth event kick-off meals, and Parish Rummage Sale Lunch Booths. When the call for volunteers has been made, this brother has worked at just about every event the council has ever done. This brother's planning skills and bargain shopping for the best quality items at the best price has benefited the council time and time again. This brother Knight has served in multiple leadership positions in both the Council and the Assembly. His past Council positions include Advocate, Deputy Grand Knight, GK. His past Assembly positions include Purser and Captain and he is the current Faithful Navigator - elect. It is for these things and more that our council would like to recognize Sir Knight Dan Fessler (member number 3823879) as the Knight of the Month for June 2017. Respectfully submitted, Officers of Council 12567
Brothers of Council 12567, We would like to nominate SK Brother Joseph Snow as Knight of the Month for May 2017. Brother Joe is a charter member of Council 12567. Presently holding the position of Advocate, he has held just about every position available in the council, including two terms as Financial Secretary and being a Past Grand Knight. Brother Joe has been a co-chair of the Lenten Fish Fry’s for the past several years. He meticulously keeps track of every volunteer hour, every dime spent, and every piece of fish consumed. The Fish Fry’s have been such a success that Council 12567 has won the State Council Service program award for two years running. Brother Joe has also been the chairman for Western Welcome Week, teaching Knights and their families how to make Cotton Candy, and selling it at Littleton’s summer festival. Brother Joe is a regular at the Parish Breakfasts, takes multiple shifts during our Tootsie Roll Drive, and is a staple at Community Sunday. Brother Joe was in charge of the registration table for the Respect Life 5K last June, handing out goodie bags and T-shirts, signing up new runners, and signing in the volunteers. Brother Joe is a regular member of our First Degree Team, acting as the Inside Guard, as well as participating in our second and fourth degree teams. Brother Joe is the Faithful Purser and a member of the Color Guard for our Assembly. The list could go on and on. And in his spare time, Brother Joe is a Eucharistic Minister at 4:30 mass on Saturday. A humble and quiet man, who prefers working behind the scenes instead of being in the spotlight, Brother Joe truly exemplifies the motto: IN SERVICE TO ONE, IN SERVICE TO ALL. For his service and dedication, K of C council 12567 awards SK Brother Joseph Snow Knight of the Month for May 2017. Respectfully submitted, Officers of Council 12567
Brothers of Council 12567, We would like to nominate Brother Mike McBride as Knight of the Month for April 2017. Throughout this past Lenten Season, Brother Mike has provided countless hours, supporting many of our Council’s activities. Brother Mike stepped in as co-chair for this year’s Fish Fries. Mike not only was at every Thursday Set -Up and Friday Fish Fry from start to finish, he also assisted with the food shopping and spent hours on Saturday after the last Fish Fry, emptying and cleaning the fryers and putting the polishing touches on the clean-up of the kitchen. Brother Mike’s tireless efforts were at the forefront of helping to promote and exhibit the principles of our Order at the highest levels. Aside from putting in countless hours on the Fish Fry Dinners, Brother Mike assisted with the Easter Box Collection event. Brother Mike, as co-chair of the Knights Breakfasts, stepped up with very little notice to cover a breakfast for the Men’s Club. Not only was this task successfully completed, but proved to be one of the most successful breakfasts to date. In addition, Brother Mike has participated in the Thanksgiving Food Box collections, Highway Clean-Ups, chaired the BBQ at the Senior’s events and parish Rummage Sales, built sheds, and covered multiple Tootsie Roll shifts. Brother Mike serves as the Council’s Warden, and attends every Officers and Council Business Meeting, as well as being 4th Degree Knight. Brother Mike is a productive member of the Major degree teams, traveling around the state of Colorado inducting Brother Knights into their Major Degrees. In recognition of his continuing outstanding efforts and involvement with our Council’s work, Brother Mike is worthy of this award, and could be every month. Brother Mike would be a #1 draft pick for any Knight’s Team, and a first ballot Hall of Famer. Brother Mike has embraced our Council’s and Order’s principles whole heartily and has always been available to be of service to others. Respectfully submitted, Officers of Council 12567
Brother Knight Joel Zdechlik has been selected as Knight of the Month for March 2017. Brother Joel has jumped right in and volunteered for many of the Council’s events since becoming a Knight approximately one year ago. Joel is a regular fixture at Council Breakfasts and Lenten Fish Fries, busing tables, serving food, and doing whatever tasks that are needed to get the job accomplished. Brother Joel has assisted with the Guadalupe dinner and is usually found on Community Sundays, assisting his Brother Knights in Lux Mundi Hall serving grateful Parishioners. Brother Joel also took part in the Family Hour of Prayer, volunteering to lead one of the decades of the Rosary. Brother Joel is a very quiet and humble individual. He is commited to the Knights of Columbus and takes his obligations seriously. Brother Joel would not join the Knights until he was prepared to donate his time and talent to the council, knowing that he would get out of the Knights of Columbus what he put into it. Other Knights, especially those new to the council, can learn a lot from his example. In recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to the principles of the Knights of Columbus, Brother Joel Zdechlick is hereby selected by the Officers of Council 12567 as Knight of the Month for March 2017.
Brothers of Council 12567, Sir Knight Bob Bottelsen has been selected as the Knight of the Month for February 2017. Brother Bob has volunteered for many of the Council’s events since becoming a Knight including, but not limited to: Council Breakfasts, Fish Fries, Highway Cleanup, the Youth Kickoff BBQ, Food boxes at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, and special Council and Parish dinners. During the Mentally Handicapped Drive every year, he has worked multiple shifts, handing out Tootsie Rolls for donations. Brother Bob is also a member of the Lowdowns, entertaining at many functions put on by the Parish and the Council. Brother Bob is a very humble individual and Knights who do not get involved could learn a lot from his example. He always works quietly in the background and will do whatever he can to help both the Parish and the Knights succeed with their endeavors. Without Brother Bob’s dedication and hard work, every project the Council undertakes would be more difficult to accomplish and for this we thank you wholeheartedly. In recognition of your outstanding service and dedication to the principles of the Knights of Columbus, you are hereby awarded with Knight of the Month for February 2017. Respectfully submitted by the Officers of K of C Council 12567
Brothers of Council 12567, We would like to I would like to nominate Brother Richard Harig for the month of January 2017. Brother Richard, in keeping with the spirit of service to parish, community and council, has volunteered for many council activities such as our Tootsie Roll drive and Parish breakfasts. Brother Richard also provided a service to our council at a Knights Social event with a presentation on financial matters relating to planning, savings, retirement planning, and medical and Long Term Care (LTC). Brother Richard is always willing to serve his brothers and the parish, as well as being involved in all aspects of our Order. Brother Richard continues to fill and integral role in the council, serving as our Council Treasurer, working hand in hand with the Financial Secretary and the Grand Knight. Brother Richard is worthy of this recognition and award for his efforts. He has embraced our principles vigorously and whole heartily and has made himself available to be of service to the council and all others as his schedule permits.
Brothers of Council 12567, Brother Rick Brentrup has been nominated as Knight of the Month for December 2016. Brother Rick is a long time member of Council 12567 and has also volunteered his time by serving and volunteering in multiple Knight Activities. Brother Rick also lends his support and expertise to the Grand Knight in his role as the Council’s Financial Secretary. Brother Rick’s activities include but are not limited to: leading the Council Highway cleanup effort for several years, volunteering for the 5 K Respect Life 5K every June, and volunteers for Parish Breakfasts and Fish Fry’s as his schedule permitted. Brother Rick has shown himself to be a dedicated Knight and works hard to represent the Knights of Columbus in a positive light not only in our parish and council, but in the community as well. We feel that in recognition of his service and position as Financial Secretary, as well as his efforts and involvement with our Council’s other endeavors, Brother Rick is worthy of this award and should be recognized for his efforts. He has embraced our Council’s and Order’s principles and continues to make himself available and to be of service to others.
Knights of Columbus Council #12567 has nominated Ray Lake as Knight of the Month for November 2016. Since becoming a Knight, Brother Ray has worked almost every council activity including Council Breakfasts, Lenten Fish Fries, Highway Cleanup, Youth kickoff, Food boxes at Easter and Thanksgiving, and Food Bank of the Rockies, just to name a few. He leads by example through his attention to detail and seeing each event to its eventual completion. For many years, Brother Ray was Chairman for the collection of Food boxes during the holidays and is still very involved, along with his wife Ilene, renting the truck and handing out the gift cards for turkeys and hams during the holidays. He is always ready and willing to assist Joe Gamarano with the needs of the parish and the poor. Brother Ray is very humble and tends to hide in the background, yet he will do whatever he can to help both the Parish and the Knights of Columbus succeed in their endeavors. Brother Knights who are afraid to get involved could learn from his example. Without his dedication and hard work, projects would be more difficult to accomplish and for this, the Council thanks him wholeheartedly. In recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to the principles of the Knights of Columbus, Council #12567 selects Brother Ray Lake as Knight of the Month for November 2016. Congratulations!
Brothers of Council 12567, We would like to nominate Brother John Jones as Knight of the Month for September 2016. Brother John is a long time member of Council 12567. Brother John has volunteered his time on a variety of our Council’s activities and causes. Brother John was instrumental and headed the past year’s flag retirement ceremonies. Brother John lends his time to a wide variety of activities including, the Fish Fry’s, Knight’s Breakfasts, Coffee House, and recently came off the bench with extremely short notice to fill in a shift for this year’s Tootsie Roll Drive. Brother John has proven he is dedicated to all four of the founding principles of our Order, and is a shining example of putting those principles into action. In recognition of his of his efforts and involvement with our Council’s work, Brother John is worthy of this award and should be recognized for his efforts. He has embraced our Council’s and Order’s principles whole heartily and has always been available to be of service to others. Respectfully submitted, Officers of Council 12567
Brothers of Council 12567, Brother Dan Garcia is a recent addition to our council and the Knights of Columbus. Despite being new to the council he has jumped in where he could to get involved. He and his wife participated in the 5th Sunday Rosary for the council on July 30. The following weekend he helped with keeping refreshments stocked at community Sunday, and most recently volunteered for our council’s cotton candy booth at Western Welcome week in downtown Littleton. Dan also serves the parish as a Safe Sanctuary Minister. It is men like Dan who get involved early that set the example for others and realize the benefits of active membership in the council. It is with great appreciation for all of his efforts that we recognize Dan as our Knight of the Month for August 2016.
Father Francis Syrianey Council #12567 would like to nominate Sir Knight James “Jim” Heimer as the Knight of the Month for July 2016. If you attend any Council events or activities, you can’t help but bump into Jim. Brother Jim is a regular at the Parish Breakfasts, Fish Fry’s, and 8:00 am Safe Sanctuary. He isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty as is shown by his participation in the kitchen cleaning project, the membership drive dinner, and as “griller extraordinaire” at the Council picnic. In addition, Jim participated in the First Communion and Confirmation receptions for the youth. In his spare time, he worked in the kitchen preparing food for the participants of the 5K prior to receiving his Fourth Degree. Brother Jim is a prime example of what all Knights should aspire to become. He unselfishly embraces our principles and makes himself available to be of service to others and is, therefore, recognized, not only as our Inside Guard, but as Knight of the Month for July 2016.
Brothers of Council 12567, We would like to nominate Brother Dan Fessler as Knight of the Month for February 2016. Brother Dan is a long time member of Council 12567, a former Grand Knight and current Trustee to the Council. Brother Dan has also volunteered his time and is a stalwart fixture at many of the Knight’s events. Brother Dan has volunteered and participated in; the Council breakfasts, Food Bank of the Rockies, Thanksgiving and Easter food drives, Community Sunday weekends, Our Lady of Guadalupe Dinner, Safe Sanctuary, Light the Way to Christmas, the annual Tootsie Roll drive, is currently one of the chairman for the six Fish Fry dinners, as well as many other Council events and activities. Brother Dan’s leadership, presence and willingness to help, are tremendous assets to our Council. Brother Dan has shown himself to be a dedicated Knight and works hard to represent the Knights of Columbus as a positive light not only in our parish community but in the State of Colorado as well. We feel that in recognition of all his efforts and service to the Council and our Parish, Brother Dan is worthy of this award and should be recognized for his sustained and consistent representation of excellence as a Knight. He has embraced our Council’s and Order’s principles whole heartily always has made himself available to be of service to others.
Father Francis Syrianey Council #12567 would like to nominate Brother Knight Matt Traver as Knight of the Month for January 2016. Brother Matt is an Outside Guard of Council #12567. Brother Matt is a regular at the Food Bank of the Rockies, the Parish Breakfasts, the Lenten Fish Fry’s, and Community Sundays. He is co-Captain of Safe Sanctuary for the 8:00 am Mass. This past year, Brother Matt took on the challenge of chairman of the council’s Tootsie Roll Drive for the intellectually disabled, and met that challenge with great success. His energy and enthusiasm is contagious and is an inspiration to us all. Brother Matt is a prime example of what all Knights should aspire to become. He unselfishly embraces our principles and makes himself available to be of service to others and is, therefore, recognized as Knight of the Month for January 2016.
Pat Alarid, Sr
John Bullock, Jr
Jerome (Mo) Michel
Council 12567 has selected Knight Fuzzy Jensen as its Knight of the Month for August 2015. Brother Fuzzy has volunteered for many of the Council’s events since becoming a Knight and leads by example by being thorough and staying until the event is completed. Brother Fuzzy has worked almost every activity including-Council Breakfasts-Fish Fries-Highway Cleanup-Youth kickoffs-Food boxes at Easter,Thanksgiving and Christmas-the monthly Food Bank and special Council and Parish dinners, just to name a few. During the Mentally Handicapped Drive every year in the Fall he worked multiple shifts every weekend handing out tootsie rolls for donations. Brother Fuzzy almost singlehandedly sets up Lux Mundi Hall-tables and chairs and makes sure that everything is in preparedness for a successful event. He always seems to be in the background and not afraid to get involved and will do whatever he can to help both the Parish and the Knights succeed in their endeavors. Brother Fuzzy is very humble and fellow Brother Knights who are not involved could learn from his example. Without his dedication and hard work everything would be more difficult to accomplish and for this the Council thanks you wholeheartedly. In recognition of your outstanding service, dedication and inspiration to the principles of the Knights of Columbus you are hereby awarded as Knight of the Month for Council 12567.
Brothers of Council 12567, Father Francis Syrianey Council #12567 would like to nominate Brother Knight Patrick Garrison as the Knight of the Month for July 2015. Brother Pat has been with the council for two months but has already taken an active part in several council activities. Pat assisted with Respect Life 5K sign-ups after the 11:30 am mass on two separate occasions. He helped out with the Council Parish appreciation breakfast in June. Brother Pat also helped out with the Respect Life 5k on race day, participating with the preparation, serving, and clean-up of the race participant breakfast. He received his Formation and Knighting Degrees in July. Brother Pat hit the ground running and is a prime example of what all Knights should aspire to become. He unselfishly embraces our principles and makes himself available to be of service to others and is, therefore, recognized as Knight of the Month for July 2015.
May 2015 Knight of the Month - Mike McBride Council 12567 has selected Sir Knight Mike McBride as its Knight of the Month for May 2015. Brother Mike has stepped up to become a perennial Chairman for the Council Breakfasts celebrating his 6th year. Brother Mike has volunteered for almost all of the Council’s events since becoming a Knight, including the early Sunday setup for the Parish’s Community Sundays, the Council picnics, the Seniors bar-b-que luncheon, the Parish Rummage Sale, the monthly Saturday Food Bank Truck, the Council Fish Fries, the Youth kick-offs, Light the Way to Christmas and special Council and Parish dinners. During the Mentally Handicapped Drive in the fall he worked multiple shifts on multiple weekends. The list goes on and on. Now that Brother Mike is retired he is able to attend Council meetings and is running for an Outside Guard Officer position for the coming Fraternal Year. Brother Mike has also volunteered as a member of the Knight’s 3rd Degree Team. Brother Mike will do whatever he can to help both the Knight’s and the Parish succeed at their endeavors. He certainly exemplifies the qualities that make a great Knight of Columbus as a tireless worker, and a constant volunteer that i
Brothers of Council 12567, We would like to nominate Brother Jim Heimer as Knight of the Month for April 2015. Brother Jim transferred to Council 12567 in 2014. He has recently volunteered his time, participating in all six of our Lenten Fish Fry’s. He helped to distribute drinks, bussed tables, and helped clean up, tear down, and put away the furniture each evening. Jim is a regular at our Parish breakfasts, helping to serve our parishioners and to clean up afterwards. Jim also was one of six Brother Knights who helped construct the new shed for the church, donating six hours of his time to this daunting task. Brother Jim, despite being a fairly new member and not knowing many brothers, immediately participated in the tasks at hand and was able to socialize with his fellow brothers. His presence and willingness to help made everyone’s job easier and more enjoyable. Brother Jim has become a dedicated Knight and works diligently to be a fine example of the Knights of Columbus for our parish and our community. We feel that in recognition of his efforts and immediate involvement with our Council’s work, Brother Jim is worthy of this award and should be recognized for his efforts. He has embraced our principles whole heartily and has made himself available to be of service to others. Respectfully submitted, Officers of Council 12567
Father Francis Syrianey Council #12567 would like to nominate Sir Knight William Telesco as the Knight of the Month for January 2015. Brother Bill is the Three Year Trustee and past Grand Knight of Council #12567. His experience has been invaluable to the present Council Officers, as well as, our Worthy Grand Knight. Brother Bill is a regular at the Parish Breakfasts, Safe Sanctuary, and the Food Bank of the Rockies. He was co-chairman of the Lady of Guadalupe Dinner held in December (as well as chairing or co-chairing many other events throughout the year). This past Sunday (1/25/2015), Brother Bill was present the entire day, preparing and working at the reception following the Dedication Mass for the new Church. Brother Bill is a prime example of what all Knights should aspire to become. He unselfishly embraces our principles and makes himself available to be of service to others and is, therefore, recognized as Knight of the Month for January 2015.
Al Finken Family
We would like to nominate the family of Brother Al Finken as Family of the Month for March 2019. Brother Al, along with his grandsons Paul and Samuel, volunteered their time and services to assist our beleaguered Worthy Grand Knight and the rest of the Fish Fry co-chairmen, with the prep work for our Friday Lenten Fish Fry event. They tirelessly and enthusiastically lent their labor and efforts to ensure the success of our council’s endeavor. Brother Al, who has been a Knight for over 50 years, and has volunteered and participated in Knight’s activities in the past for the benefit of his fellow Knights, and brothers and sisters at Light of the World Parish. Brother Al is a retired Captain of the Denver Fire Department, where he unselfishly and honorably served his community for decades. Brother Al has shown by example and fostered in his family the values of Charity and Unity. Most importantly, Brother Al and his family exemplify the core purpose upon which Father Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus and are a proud example of the unity of family. We feel that Brother Al and his family are worthy of this award in recognition of their service to Council 12567 and Light of the World Roman Catholic Church.
Kelly Sheehan family
We would like to nominate the family of Kelly and Debbie Sheehan as Family of the Month for February 2019. Kelly and Debbie, along with their children are all actively involved in the Parish in the volunteer service they provide. Kelly is a Captain of the 10:30 Safe Sanctuary Team and Debbie is an Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Communion. Their children, Alyssa, 17, Maya, 15, Caleb, 13 and Kaylie, 11 are all Altar Servers and are seen frequently serving together at Mass. In addition to providing these services to the Church, Kelly and Debbie are both active in the More than you can Realize group at Light of the World and Debbie is involved in Catechesis of the Good Shepard, catechism for younger children. Kelly is a Sergeant with the Arvada Police Department and has been an organizer for the Annual Jeremy Bitner Fallen Officer 5K/10K, named in honor of Officer Bitner, who was killed in the line of duty on May 28, 2012. The proceeds of this event benefit the families of fallen officers in Colorado. The entire Sheehan family have been active participants in this most worthy annual cause. In addition, the Sheehan kids made up the very own four-person team at the Knight’s 2018 Respect Life 5K, to the benefit of the Knight’s Ultrasound Initiative. The Sheehan's lead by example and have fostered in their family the value of Charity and Unity and truly exemplify the principals that Father Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus on, namely Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. We feel that the Sheehan family are worthy of this award in recognition of their service to Light of the World Roman Catholic Church and the surrounding community.
Mark and Mary Wolbach
Mark and Mary Wolbach were named January 2019 Family of the Month at the January business meeting. Mark has been a knight since 1999 and has served as a Deacon at LOW since 2014. His sons Dan, a third year seminarian, and Pat are knights. Mary is a sacristan and daughter Maureen has filled in as the receptionist at the parish offices.
Tony and Cheryl Ventura
Tony and Cheryl Ventura were named Family of the Month for November at the November 20 business meeting. They have been very active in council and parish events and are active at the Cathedral parish. Tony is the Assembly’s Faithful Navigator and a former Color Corps Commander.
Deris and Cheryl Wolff family
The Deris and Cheryl Wolff family was recognized as the October Family of the Month at the October business meeting. Deris is both a Past Grand Knight band also our Past District Deputy. He is a member of two Degree Teams. Cheryl and Deris are Eucharistic Ministers and, with their granddaughters, participated in our annual Tootsie Roll Drive
Mo and Lucy Michel
At the September 25 business meeting, Mo and Lucy Michel were honored as the September 2018 Family of the Month. Mo said he and Lucy were delighted to become part of our council when they relocated here several years ago.
Bob Knueven family
John Eiler family
Steve and Anita Haynes
Ted and Nancy Hand
Ted and Nancy Hand are honored as the May Family of the Month. Ted is a 4th Degree knight who has been a member of our Order for 41 years. He has been active in the Honor Guard, fish fry dinners, parish breakfasts, Safe Sanctuary and the reconstituted “Knights on Bikes”. Nancy is active in Ladies of the Knights’ events. They will celebrate 50 years of marriage in June
Sean O’Hara family
Sean O’Hara family was honored as the April Family of the Month. Sean has been active with parish breakfasts and fish fry dinners. He has worked with his sons on the Tootsie Roll Drive. Recently, Sean has become the pots and pans guru in the kitchen.
Luis and Monica Naegele family
Luis and Monica Naegele family was honored as the March Family of the Month. Luis and Monica have been active in many council and parish events for many years, including parish breakfasts and fish fry and Guadalupe dinners, serving as co-chairs on the latter event.
Joe and Carol Francis family
Joe and Carol Francis family was named Family of the Month for February at the February 27 business meeting. Joe and Carol are involved in many parish and council events.
Matt Pelle family
Congratulations to Matt Pelle’s family, named Family of the Month for January.
Knights of Columbus Council 12567 is pleased to recognize Brian and Pam Smith as Family of the Month for August 2017. Pam and Brian are a wonderful couple, very devoted to the parish and our Council and to the Ladies of the Knights. Brian has been a Knight since 2013 and is a 3rd degree Knight. Brian suffered a stroke several years ago which significantly impacted his ability to contribute to the Council. Pam has devoted herself to Brian and his return to an active life and role in the Council. Brian is amazed by Pam’s love,ability and commitment to his care. Since his rehabilitation, Brian faithfully attends our monthly meetings and social events. Most recently he worked the Ladies Appreciation Dinner and he and Pam volunteered to help out at the 5K run and also Western Welcome Week. You will find Brian and Pam volunteering at virtually all parish functions including the Guadalupe Dinner, Lenten Fish Fries and Community Sundays. Pam is one of the most active members of the Ladies of the Knights. She dedicates herself to supporting the various fundraising efforts for the Seminarians and religious and was an important contributor to the parish-wide Ladies-only event held last December. She attends the Ladies monthly meetings as well as working the Community Sunday Ladies table. You can always count on being greeted with a warm smile when you see Pam. We congratulate and honor Brian and Pam with this award.
July 2017 FAMILY OF THE MONTH Fr. Francis Syrianey Council 12567 has chosen the Sir Knight Frank Seagren family as Family of the Month for July, 2017. Brother Frank, who has been a Knight since 2010, and his wife Ronnie, are very active at LOTW. Both sing in the choir at 10:30 mass. Brother Frank and Ronnie are also members of the Low Downs, singing at events such as the council’s Christmas party and at the end of year party for Carron Coffee House. Brother Frank is a regular at Parish breakfasts and Lenten Fish Fry’s. He is also referred to as “Count Frankula”, referring to his work as chairman of the Knight’s blood drives for Children’s Hospital. Ronnie also serves as a lecturer at the 10:30 mass. During this past weekend, the Seagren family was very active at the Respect Life 5K. Brother Frank assisted in the set-up of Lux Mundi Hall on Friday night. After running on council 12567’s Knights team in the 5k, Brother Frank continued his volunteering by assisting after the race, doing whatever tasks needed completing, including the tare down of Lux Mundi Hall. Ronnie was the official photographer of the race. She took pictures of the race from start to finish, including but not limited to, registration, Father Matt’s pre-race prayer, the awards ceremony, and a picture of every participant crossing the finish line. This was instrumental in helping to complete the race scoring. Brother Frank and Ronnie’s son Frank and Granddaughter Sara also participated in the 5k. Due to their enthusiasm and dedication to LOTW and to council #12567, Brother Frank and Ronnie Seagren are hereby recognized and selected as the Family of the Month for July 2017. They are an inspiration to us all and are truly worthy of this award.
Fr. Francis Syrianey Council 12567 has chosen the Sir Knight Robert Budz family as family of the month for June, 2017. For many years, Brother Bob has volunteered and worked numerous events for the Council. Brother Bob is a regular at Parish breakfasts, Lenten Fish Fry preps, and the Lenten Fish Fry’s, where he is our chief mac & cheese chef. Both Brother Bob and his wife Marion spent years taking care of the garden and flowers at Light of the World Roman Catholic Church. Both are also active Eucharistic Ministers for the 8:00 am mass. Brother Bob and Marion have taken an active part in many activities and events for both the Knights of Columbus and LOTW including: the Spring and Fall cleanups, the weekly clean team, Senior & Council Picnics, and the Guadalupe Dinner. Brother Bob always has a great demeanor through it all, as recalled while performing the nightmarish task of reupholstering the chairs with kneelers. Brother Bob and Marion have donated many hours to the success of both the Council and the Parish and should be very proud of their efforts. Whenever Brother Bob is asked how he is doing, he tells us that he is Blessed. Brother Bob’s attitude makes us proud to know him and to be a Knight, and we wish that we were as dedicated and full of enthusiasm as he is. Brother Bob and Marion Budz are truly worthy of this award.
Knights of Columbus Council #12567 has selected the Larry Cross family as the Family of the Month for May 2017. Suzanne has been a member of Light of the World parish for many years, serving as Eucharistic Minister Captain for the 10:30 am mass. She is also the “Communion” trainer for the parish, training new Eucharistic Ministers for all masses. Brother Larry is a recent convert to Catholicism. Shortly thereafter, Larry joined the Knights of Columbus and has been actively involved ever since. Brother Larry was a regular at the Lenten Fish Fry’s and is often seen helping out at the Parish Breakfasts and on Community Sunday. He also is a Eucharistic Minister at the 10:30 am mass. Most recently, Brother Larry agreed to be the “Church” program chair for the council. With Suzanne at his side, Brother Larry jumped right in and took on both the First Communion mass and the Confirmation mass. After the First Communion mass, they handed out Rosaries to those receiving their First Communion and assisted with clean-up. For the Confirmation mass, Larry and Suzanne set up the beverages, helped distribute the cake with the “Ladies”, and also assisted with the clean up of LMH afterward. Brother Larry and Suzanne are both members of the LOTW Seniors group, being in charge of the food committee. They are responsible for all of the group’s food needs, whether buying it, preparing it, or cleaning it up. Brother Larry and Suzanne assist the Parish office by stuffing the Church Bulletin with inserts or assisting with mass mailings as needed. Brother Larry and Suzanne are part of the weekly “Clean Team” and also help with the Fall and Spring clean-up by not only doing yard work but by supplying breakfast and lunch to those donating their time and effort. For all of their hard work and for the amount of time they put in, not only for the Knights of Columbus but for the Parish as well, Council #12567 would like to recognize Brother Larry and Suzanne Cross as Family of the Month for May 2017.
The family of the month for April 2017 is Mo and Lucy Michel. They joined our faith community of Light of the World approximately 3 years ago and have been active volunteers in virtually every Knights sponsored activity as well as parish-wide activities. They are a couple with servant hearts. This special man, Mo, contributes his time and energy, tirelessly, to virtually every cause that the Knights undertake. After undergoing a medical setback earlier this year, Mo returned to give it his all during Lent He regularly showed up to work with the preparation team for the fish fry’s and worked as part of the kitchen crew into the night. He never asked for relief and only took breaks when his team members would ask to relieve him from his post. He was on his feet for several hours when much younger men would have found reasons to stay home. He is an inspiration to all who watch him work. In September and October each year he is invaluable to the Tootsie Roll Drive, as he cheerfully works in the hot sun. He contributes his time at events too numerous to mention. He is a very kind man who never has to be asked to help out. This special lady, Lucy, is an equally invaluable member of the Ladies of the Knights. Lucy is a regular volunteer at fish fry’s, contributing and serving desserts from open to close. She works with the Ladies every community Sunday, contributing generously to the raffle baskets, serves at the First Holy Communion and Confirmation receptions, and helping at the Guadalupe dinner. At the Ladies parish event in December, she generously and graciously hosted a table. As with Mo, the list is much longer than there is space for. We are blessed to have Mo and Lucy in our parish and in our Knights family. They are a role model for all couples looking to get involved in the Knights.
The Jim Lundstrom family has been selected as the March 2017 Family of the Month. Jim and Terri have been well respected members of Light of the World parish for many years. They are both graduates of the Denver Catholic Biblical School and are active in several ministries. Jim has been a member of the Knights for a few years, serves as a leader within the parish's faith formation RCIA program and is a Eucharistic Minister. He has also served as a lector and is currently a substitute for Eucharistic Adoration with Terri. Terri is an active member of the Ladies of the Knights. She was co-chair for the Ladies special, parish-wide Advent program for the women of our parish, hosting over 200 women: a month’s long commitment. Terri is also a Eucharist minister and has served as lector. This lenten season, Jim and Terri have been active supporters of our council's fish fry’s. Jim has given many hours working in the kitchen in food preparation and Terri has provided desserts and worked with her fellow Ladies at the dessert table, as a fundraiser for our seminarians, whom we jointly support. Because of their achievements, Council 12567 is proud to name Jim and Terri Lundstrom the “Family of the Month” for March 2017.
The winner of the February 2017 Family of the Month for Council 12567 is the Patrick Garrison family. Brother Pat is the Faithful Scribe for Jesus Light of the World Assembly 3300 and Worthy Outside Guard for Council #12567. He is also a member of Safe Sanctuary. His wife Sophie is a Lector and Eucharistic Minister for the Saturday 4:30 pm mass. Both Pat and Sophie have participated at several Council activities including the Family Hour of Prayer, Parish Breakfasts, and the Fall Membership Drive Dinner. Brother Pat and his wife Sophie are examples of service to their Church, community, and Council, and are recognized as K of C Council 12567’s Family of the Month for 2017.
Ladies of the Knights
The family of the month for January 2017 is an invaluable part of the extended family of Knights of Columbus Council 12567; the Ladies of the Knights. We recognize the Ladies for their selfless contribution to Light of the World Parish and our council throughout the year. They donate countless hours as well as their treasure to fundraise, through raffle baskets and desserts at Lenten fish fry’s, for the purpose of supporting the Seminarians selected by our council. They more than achieve their goal of raising $2000 every year. They also support celebrations of the Confirmation and First Eucharist programs each May and will support the Marion Icon program next month by cutting and serving desserts. November and December of 2016 were particularly eventful for the Ladies as they baked and distributed bread for the Thanksgiving Mass, provided desserts for the All Souls Mass and Guadalupe Dinner, and put on a beautiful and inspirational ladies-only free event for over 200 ladies of our parish and the surrounding faith community. It took months of preparation and sacrifice on the part of their core group to make this event happen. We thank the Ladies of the Knights for their unwavering commitment to our parish and Council 12567.
Family of the Month December 2016 Former Grand Knight and Former Trustee Luis Naegele, his wife Monica and daughter Chelsea volunteered, after a three year absence, to chair our 2016 Guadalupe Dinner. The event was a great success because of the efforts of our membership, but especially because of the many hours of planning, shopping, budgeting and cooking done by the Naegele Family. The menu was prepared “from scratch” using time consuming family recipes to create a traditional Mexican Dinner for our parish, honoring the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Luis has held many volunteer positions with the Council, including fish fries, parish breakfasts, Council First Degree Team and as Chair for prior Guadalupe dinners, just to name a few events. Brother Luis' wife Monica is a very active member in the council's “Ladies of the Knights” working many Community Sunday's preparing and selling Lattes to raise funds for the Councils seminarian support. Monica, along with Luis, was the main organizer for the Guadalupe Dinner. Daughter Chelsea assisted with the 2016 Guadalupe Dinner also as time in her busy schedule has allowed. The family has assisted at the yearly church Memorial Mass. Luis and Monica are captains in the Safe Sanctuary ministry and many other church events too numerous to mention. Brother Luis and Monica are primary participants, for years, in the community's Carron Coffee House, a non-profit program which provides recreational, social and spiritual interaction for adults with intellectual disabilities. It is hosted at LOTW Church The Naegele family exemplifies the type of family that highlights the Council’s activities and to what we, as a group of Brothers stand for. They are truly deserving of this award.
Brothers of Council 12567, We would like to nominate the family of Brother Mike Holm as Family of the Month for November 2016. Brother Mike and his family are frequently involved in Council and Parish activities. Brother Mike is a volunteer at our fish fries, parish breakfasts, and is a member of the 4th Degree Color Guard. He sings in the church choir along with his wife Anne, who is also a Cantor at Masses and an instructor for LOTW children’s religious education programs. Most recently, Brother Mike and his children, Rebecca (who is also an altar server), Daniel, and Claire all participated in the Knights Annual Tootsie Roll Drive. Mike and his kids were enthusiastic in their participation, and did a tremendous job acquiring donations for this worthy charitable cause. By his example and through his family, Brother Mike and his wife Anne are helping to foster and encourage values in their children that will prove valuable as members of our next generation of future Knights and Lady Knights. We feel that Brother Mike and his family are worthy of this award in recognition of their service to Council 12567 and Light of the World Roman Catholic Church. Respectfully submitted, Officers of Council 12567
Brothers of Council 12567 The September Family of the Month is Brother Anthony (Tony) Juarez and his Family. They have been involved in various activities in the parish and council. Including but not limited to Parish Fall and Spring clean up, Council Fish Fries, Food Bank of the Rockies, Council Breakfasts, Chairing KofC Football Crazr 2016, handing out PAS 106 signs and the Toostie Roll drive. Brother Tony had all four grandkids working the opening weekend at Walmart and King Soopers. Brother Tony was a Council delegate to the Colorado State Knights conference in Denver and was a Colorado State Delegate to Supreme Conference in Toronto. His wife Dina attend these activities with him. The Juarez family has been supportive of council 12567 and Light of the World parish and are worthy of this recognition as “Family of the Month”. Please join me in congratulating the Juarez Family.
The winners of the Family of the Month award in August for Knights of Columbus Council #12567 is the Michael Furtaw family (member no 4394930). Mike is the Faithful Scribe in the Jesus Light of the World Assembly 3300, is a Eucharistic Minister and has worked on various council functions. Tina is a member of the staff at the historical Holy Ghost Parish in downtown Denver. Both Mike and Tina have volunteered their time to work at Coffee House and Western Welcome Week. They are examples of service to their Church, community and council and deserve the recognition that this award brings to them.
The winners of this month’s Family of the Month award for Knights of Columbus Council #12567 is the Matt Traver family. Matt, who was co-chair of the Respect Life 5K, and his Daughter Meagan, and her boyfriend Andrew Smalley, were instrumental in helping the race run smoothly this past June. They performed multiple tasks, including pre-race set up and scoring. Matt, who was also co-chair of the Tootsie Roll Drive, and his family were regulars at the drive, gobbling up all unclaimed shifts to make sure every hour was filled. Matt, who is a regular at Food Bank of the Rockies, is often joined by his son on the third Saturday of the month. It is our pleasure to present the July 2016 Knights of Columbus Family of the Month award to Chancellor Matt Traver and his family. They are examples of humility, service, and selflessness and are deserving of this award and recognition.
Deacon Mark Wolbach
APRIL 2016 FAMILY OF THE MONTH 4/26/2016 The winning family of this month’s Family of the Month award for Knights of Columbus Council #12567 could literally win this award every month. This husband and wife team is a fixture at Carron Coffee House, always helping the clients with a smile. They are present at every Lenten Fish Fry, he slaving away in the kitchen while she is selling desserts with the Ladies of the Knights. A similar pattern exists at the Parish Breakfasts, with our Brother Knight diligently working in the kitchen while his fair Maiden is assisting the Ladies in Lux Mundi Hall. This dynamic duo is also active in other ministries, being part of the Safe Sanctuary team for the 10:30 am Mass. Finally, this wonderful couple, along with their daughter Chelsea, helped prepare the meal for the Membership Drive Dinner last week. It is our pleasure to present the April 2016 K of C Family of the Month award to Past Grand Knight Luis Nagele and his family. Luis, Monica, and Chelsea are the ultimate examples of humility, service, and selflessness and are deserving of this award and recognition.
Ted Hand Jr
Council 12567’s May, 2015 Family of the Month is SK Brother Deris Wolff. Brother Deris has been a Past Grand Knight, Former District Deputy and was the Charter Faithful Navigator for our 4th Degree Assembly #3300. Brother Deris is currently the State Membership Director and the Council’s Membership and Retention Director and has just Chaired a Spaghetti Social/ Membership dinner that was very successful. It was attended by 72 Brothers, Candidates and their families and in conjunction with the advertising and Mass reminders, generated 5 new Candidates for the Council. Deris volunteers for almost all events asked of, most recently the Council breakfasts and all 6 fish fries. Brother Deris is an active Brother in our Council and helps where ever and whenever needed. He helps out tremendously. His wife Cheryl is an active Ladies of the Knights and has also been at the fish fry’s selling salads and desserts to help raise money for the 2 seminarians and one Sister who we support. Cheryl works the Latte table on Community Sundays and always lends us a helping hand. Brother Deris is a Knights on Bikes member attends all the Council’s functions, officers meetings, socials and business meetings and takes an active part in assisting this council to successful accomplishments. Council 12567 is honored to present this certificate of Family of the Month for May, 2015 to Deris and Cheryl. Congratulations.
The Fr Francis Syrianey Council 12567 would like to announce that the winner of the Family of the Month Award for January 2015 is Jesse (member # 3717934) and Terrie Taitano. Jessie is a three time former Grand Knight of the council and has been a valuable council for his successors. Jessie is active in the council and is seen about many council events. Terrie is a former leader of the local Ladies group that supports council activities. Terrie is also a member of the Parish staff and has been recently promoted to be the Parish event coordinator. The Taitano family exemplifies the ideals of service that the Knights of Columbus stands for and deserves recognition for their good works.
John Bullock, Jr.