COUNCIL RECOGNITION

 

KNIGHTS OF THE MONTH

September 2021

Deacon Thomas R Hawksworth

Deacon Tom did an outstanding job leading the National Day of Remembrance for the Unborn Prayer Service on Saturday September 18. He does a great job each month with spiritual insights at the Council meeting. Also, Tom has been a key leader for many years at the men's Saturday morning prayer group.

September 2021

Paul M Fleming

I would like to nominate Paul Fleming for September Knight of the month. For his enthusiasm, dedication, and most of all for his commitment to prayer. For the success of the ID drive.

August 2021

Martin N Wolding

PGK Marty Wolding did an excellent job leading the Silver Rose program at Holy Angels on August 17. He recruited council members for the Reader and Lector positions and made sure the program was listed in the Bulletin and as a pulpit announcement. Marty also drove to Rockford to pick up the Silver Rose and then deliver it to St. Therese after our program was completed.

July 2021

Raymond W Froehlich

Ray does a fantastic service to the council, but many of them are behind the scenes. In addition to his assistance with the council financials, he has recently been very active for our upcoming ID Drive, securing our city permit to solicit as well as contacting the Charity he volunteers with. He also spearheaded the effort to replace our KofC sign at the church with a more robust sign.

June 2021

Rick Marsh

Rick has done an outstanding job in his leadership role overseeing the Council's finances. Rick, in conjunction with Phil Brink, has organized and managed the very successful Mark Bancroft 5K Run. Rick is also active in parish ministry as a lector

May 2021

Joseph D Didier

Joe took a leadership role in the Mother's Day flower distribution at all the Masses. He was responsible for picking up the flowers and coordinating the Knights who worked at each Mass.

April 2021

John Schreiber

John showed great initiative and leadership in contacting Woodman's to schedule another weekend in April for the ID drive. The two day drive was a great success with total receipts of $3197.74.

March 2021

Gary L Jesenick

Gary was very active in March as lead cook for the kitchen team during the Fish Fry. Gary also supports the Food Pantry and assists at Mass as an usher.

February 2021

Martin N Wolding

PGK Marty Wolding for his guidance for the council, and chairing the take-out fish fry to help our parish community as well as our charitable causes.

January 2021

Dean G Myles

Dean has always been an outstanding member of the council, volunteering for many activities including chairing our annual roadside cleanup and helping with the ID Drive at the intersection, and coordinating a Leave No Neighbor Behind food packing event with Feed My Starving Children. Also, this year as Community Director, he has been VERY busy coordinating our essay contest, coats for kids (and adults, an eyeglass collection for February and a virtual blood drive for March. In addition, Dean lectors at Mass and helps to clean and disinfect the church. He has also worked many years with SPRED (Special Religious Education) with his special need's daughter.

December 2020

Richard H. Marsh, Jr.

As Financial Secretary, Rick has arguably the hardest officer position in the council. He is one of the best. Rick has assisted Phil Brink with running the 5K fundraiser each year. This year it was questionable whether we could have the race due to the pandemic. It turned out to be one of our most successful fund raiser of the year.

November 2020

John Heneghan

John's 5K team was the highest fundraising team with $1480 collected from the event including John's individual sponsorship that he does. A great effort from our local financial services expert who also helps many in our church with their retirement savings and life protection efforts!

October 2020

Jerry Knudtston

For the generous support of our council for both the ID Drive (aka tootsie rolls) and for the sponsorship for the virtual 5K walk/run so we can continue to support our charities which are in most need. He also helped with a contact person for our coats for kids to obtain additional new coats.

September 2020

Tom Wright

Tom is one of the many go-to guys, especially in the month of September during our annual ID drive. His dedication is outstanding especially during this pandemic.

August 2020

Ray Froehlich

For all Ray's work on the financials, help with the semi-annual audit, and for his efforts with the ID Drive, especially the City of Aurora permits.

July 2020

Ron Nolan

Ron passed away July 19, but he was always available to help at fish fry's, pancake breakfasts, and our degree team.

February 2020

Ryan Reuland

One of the Council's unsung heroes for all the work, advice, and donations he provides for our annual fish fry and pasta for priesthood dinners. Thank you Ryan!

FAMILIES OF THE MONTH

September 2021

John D Schreiber Family

John coordinated our annual ID Drive again this year, and his family did an outstanding job as well. The Woodman's grocery store has THREE doors to cover, and when we didn't have enough Knight volunteers his family stepped in. With their efforts, we collected almost $3,900 at that location alone.

September 2021

Deacon Thomas R Hawksworth Family

Deacon Tom and his wife Pauline are excellent examples of how a married couple can practice their Catholic faith. Deacon Tom has supported our parishioners through his Cursillio work, pro-life leadership, and frequent talks at funeral services. Pauline has been very active with SVDP, Bellarmine Ladies, St. Ann's Society, and other functions such at Fish Fry.

July 2021

Matthew D Guthrie Family

Matt and his wife Tiffany and their children are excellent role models for our Catholic faith. The family attends Adoration together, Tiffany is a lector, and several of the children are currently or have been altar servers.

May 2021

Joseph D Didier Family

Joe and his wife Mary have worked together on many Knight events. The most recent event was the Mother's Day flower distribution. This year was a challenge due to COVID restrictions and their efforts made the event a success.

April 2021

John D Schreiber Family

John and his family were instrumental in a great ID Drive weekend in April as $3197.74 was raised in two days. John contacted Woodman's and with a small Council weekend crew and his family we raised enough money to hit our annual ID target.

March 2021

Patrick J Gengler Family

Pat and his family were very active in March. Pat was part of the kitchen team for the Fish Fry plus serving as an usher at Sunday Mass. Pat's daughter Alyssa was a runner for the Fish Fry and worked as a cleaner at Sunday Mass.

February 2021

Raymond W Froehlich Family

Ray and Darlene have been long time supporters of many ministries at Holy Angels. Ray has held many leadership roles in our Council in addition to providing short term support to many causes especially the Fish Fry and financial help. Darlene has been involved with the Food Pantry, SVDP, and most recently with volunteer support at Masses six days per week.

December 2020

Joseph D Didier Family

Joe and Mary Didier are consistently involved in many Knight's efforts. Each year Joe is a leader in the Id drives with Mary's assistance. Most recently they ran a very successful coat drive. To make it more challenging, they did it while recovering from the COVID-19 virus.

November 2020

Phil Brink Family

To Rita and Phil Brink for helping to lead the charge with a most successful Virtual 5K event. It was Phil's idea to make the event go Global with runs potentially coming from anywhere around the world. Thanks to their energy, the event was a great success! Thank you!

July 2020

Phil Brink Family

Phil and Rita opened their home their children when their children needed them (moved back in while buying a house). Rita and Phil volunteer at Hesed House and Rita volunteers at the parish food pantry.