News & Announcements

Welcome to our Website!

Our website is open to the public.  We welcome you to discover our council and activities. 

Only the "Members Only" area requires a unique Knights ID to access secured information.

 

This new site has everything from the old site. 

Knights of Columbus 10909 Gear

 

We are now selling our Red Polos to all Brother Knights online via PayPal.  This is an Adidas climaLite Solid Polo.  Shirts are $34 ($36 for 2X and bigger) and include Knights logo on left chest.  Your name can be put on the right chest (6$ and optional).  Please input name as you would like it on the shirt.  

 

 

Order Form Click Here

 

 

Shirts once ordered and paid for will be picked up by Loren Steenson.   Shirts can be picked up during during the monthly Knights meetings or by contacting Loren directly.  

LorenS1531@gmail.com

(402) 699-6523

 

Knights of Columbus Grill Team

 

The Grill Committee is always looking for good men who love to work on the fire.  We have some upcoming events in need of help.  Duties will be set up, grilling some meat (potentially other things), serving food, and clean up.

 

Saturday, May 9th

Three Calendar Club Grill Outs (more info coming soon...)

 

Any questions contact Brent Kollars.

 

St Wenceslaus Knights of Columbus High School Scholarship

Examples of Service Activities

Mission Statement

To reward 8th grade St Wenceslaus parishioners who have demonstrated an outwardly Christian spirit through their active involvement in St Wenceslaus and the community and who will be attending a Catholic high school in the region


The St Wenceslaus Knights of Columbus Council invites all graduating 8th grade students of the parish, who will be entering a Catholic High School in the area in the Fall of 2021 to apply for a renewable scholarship. The scholarships will be renewable each year the student continues to be enrolled in a Catholic High School in the area.


A total of four (4) scholarships will be awarded.

 

The amount of each scholarship to be awarded is $500 per year, for a total of $2,000 over four (4) years, assuming the qualifications for renewal are met.


The award will be made directly to the Catholic High School designated by the applicant, on behalf of the recipient of the award. The criteria for renewing the scholarship is detailed below in the section entitled Criteria for Renewing the Scholarship.


An applicant must be:

1. A member of the St Wenceslaus (Omaha) Parish
2. Entering the freshman year of a Catholic High School in the Omaha area
3. An active participant in faith and / or charitable based programs offered through St Wenceslaus or a community based organization with clear goals which openly align with the beliefs of the Catholic faith. An example list of qualified eligible programs may be made available upon request. While this list will not be exhaustive, it will serve as an example of programs that applicants may use to determine eligibility.


Additional Criteria:
1. Using the application form provided, student applicants should provide the following:

Mandatory Requirements:

A.  Name of the organization / program
B.   Name, contact phone number, and email address of program chair / person-in-charge

C.   Brief description of student’s involvement in each organization/program

D.  Written essay from student about how the service programs / activities they have engaged in have inspired their Catholic faith and prepared them to be a beacon of Christianity as they prepare for high school. (Examples are attached as a pdf Example of Service Activities Students are encouraged to highlight specific actions/projects with which they have been involved with which demonstrate charity and love for others. The essay should clearly be written by the student, and contain approximately 200-250 words (a single page, if typed). Note that, while good grammar and punctuation are encouraged, these will not be used as evaluation criteria.

 

2. Completed applications should be placed in a sealed envelope addressed to St Wenceslaus Knights of Columbus Scholarship Program with the applicant’s name in the bottom left corner.


3. The completed applications must be turned in to the St Wenceslaus Church Parish Office


4. Deadline for application submission is 5:30 pm on Friday, April 23th , 2021.


Service coordinators/mentors may be contacted by the selection committee to attest to the level of service and to describe how the program has positively impacted the student and strengthened their Catholic faith.


Preference for the awards will be given to a son or daughter or a grand-son or grand-daughter of an active member in good standing of the Knights of Columbus or the Catholic Daughters. Children of deceased members of the Knights of Columbus or the Catholic Daughters are also encouraged to apply.


IMPORTANT NOTE (To protect the integrity of the screening, selection, and evaluation process, please note the following instructions)

1. The applicant’s name SHOULD NOT appear anywhere except on the outside of the envelope & the 1st page of the application form.
2. The applicant SHOULD NOT include anywhere in the application materials names of family members, other relatives, or close friends.


CRITERIA FOR RENEWING THE SCHOLARSHIP
The St Wenceslaus Knights of Columbus High School Scholarship will be renewable for each high school year by each recipient of the Scholarship, provided the criteria for renewal are met. The amount of the renewable Scholarship per year will be $500 for each recipient, payable to the Omaha-area Catholic High School that the applicant will be attending in the upcoming school year. The total amount of the Scholarship will not exceed $2,000 per recipient for the four (4) years of high school.

 

Additional criteria (for renewal):
1. The applicant will continue as a parishioner at St Wenceslaus Church, Omaha.
2. The applicant plans on continued attendance in a Catholic High School in the Omaha area. It is understood that this might be a different Catholic High School from that attended by the recipient in a prior year.
3. The applicant will submit, no later than July 15th, each year that they are looking to renew their scholarship, a one-page essay consisting of approximately 300 words describing the applicant’s service- and faith-life in the past year, how the applicant intends to continue her / his journey in faith, as well as any faith-filled moments in the past year that touched the applicant personally. The essay will need to be submitted in a sealed envelope to the St Wenceslaus Parish office, addressed to the Knights of Columbus (High School Scholarship Renewal).
4. A signed statement (see attached document for the format) by the applicant to the effect that:

a. The information provided in the application for renewing the scholarship is true
b. The essay was written by the candidate herself / himself

2021 St. Wenceslaus KOfC 10909

Free Throw Champs (Runners-Up)

 

 

 

9 Girls – Reese Miller (Molly Dahms)

10 Girls – Calli Royse (N/A)

11 Girls – Talia Evans (Tinley Evans)

12 Girls – Shea McMahon (N/A)

13 Girls – Tatum Aulner (Sam Horak)

14 Girls – Sienna Baumgart (Julia Libis)

 

9 Boys – Tim Stratman (Warren Rushing)

10 Boys – Asher Wieser (Jackson Piege)

11 Boys – Hudson Heckenlively (Blake Miller)

12 Boys – Sam Worthington (Jake Helton)

13 Boys – Simon Kollars (Drew Balus)

14 Boys – Dylan Van Dyke (Luke Van Dyke)

Calendar Club

Calendar Club Tickets have sold out

 

The Calendar Club Program has been a game changer for our Knights Council, our parish community, and the Omaha community.  Thanks to all the bought and/or sold tickets this year.  We will be back in September for another exciting year.  Good luck to all that bought tickets and please pray for guidance and support for our Knights who will be looking to help others.

 

 

2017 Calendar Club Winners                                                                    2017 Charitable Donations

 

2018 Calendar Club Winners                                                                    2018 Charitable Donations

 

2019 Calendar Club Winners                                                                    2019 Charitable Donations

 

2020 Calendar Club Winners                                                                    2020 Charitable Donations 

 

2021 Calendar Club Winners                                                                      2021 Charitable Donations (coming soon...)

 

 

 

 

2021 Calendar Club Prize List

 

$50 per day

$50 for each of the first Fridays

$75 each Sunday

 

St Wenceslaus Parish Birthday = $150

Archbishop Lucas Birthday = $150

Mother's Day = $200

Father's Day = $200

Pope Francis Birthday = $150

Father Michael J McGivney's Birthday = $150

Feast of St Wenceslaus = $200

Father Tom's Birthday = $150

Independence Day = $150

Thanksgiving = $150

Ash Wednesday = $150

Palm Sunday = $150

Holy Thursday = $150

Pentecost = $150

Ascension of Jesus = $150

Assumption of Mary = $150

All Saints Day = $150

Immaculate Conception = $150

Solemnity of Mary = $150

 

BIGGEST WINNERS $2000

Easter and Christmas

 

 

2017 Calendar Club Donations

1st year of Knights of Columbus 10909 Calendar Club ticket sales

All 1250 tickets were sold.

$30,000 in prize money was awarded to various buyers from all over the country.

Over $27,000 was given out to various charities under our 4 pillars which the Knights set up.


 

Pro-Life

Knights Council 10909 was the lead gift for a 4D Ultrasound donated to Essential Pregnancy Services.  We partnered with EPS and the Nebraska Supreme Council to provide women the opportunity to see their babies before they were born.  Studies show that 80% of women who see their ultrasound choose to keep the baby.

 

Education

The Knights had started 4 one-time $500 scholarships to 8th graders to help with tuition to a Catholic High School.  With the Calendar Club, we were able to offer 4 renewable $500 scholarships to students for every year they attend a Catholic High School.  These scholarships are based on their faith, acts of charity, and essays.

 

This year’s winners were: 

Micah Fullinfaw - Omaha Skutt High School

Theresa Howard - Omaha Skutt High School

Adam Lierz - Omaha Skutt High School

Allie Lierz - Omaha Skutt High School

  

Vocations

Our priests are the greatest gift given to us by God.  Saint Pope John Paul II wrote in 2004, “without the priest, there is no Eucharist.  Without the Eucharist, the Church simply does not exist.”  With that in mind, we were able to help vocations and support of our priest in different ways.

  • Contributed to the well-being of two seminarians
  • Contributed to the financial stability of a well-designed vocations camp called Camp Virtus de Veritas.
  • Support St. Wenceslaus’s own Vocations Committee
  • Support the Archdiocese Vocations Program
  • Support of University of Nebraska-Omaha Newman Center

 

Community Outreach

The Knights Council always wants to be of service to our parish community, but also the great Omaha community.  This year we were able to help several local charities by giving them approximately $400 to help in their ministries.  We selected in 2017 to help 15 different organizations that had been the St. Wenceslaus Charities of the Month.

2018 Calendar Club Donations

2nd year of Knights of Columbus 10909 Calendar Club ticket sales

All 1250 tickets were sold.

$30,000 in prize money was awarded to various buyers from all over the country.

Over $28,000 was given out to various charities under our 4 pillars which the Knights set up.


 

Pro-Life

Knights Council 10909 again helped Essential Pregnancy Services this year.  We were able to support financially, physically, and spiritually to the construction of a chapel at their Maple Village Location. 

New this year, we supported the building of two new homes in Iraq for Christians under persecution there.  To see more, click here.

 

Education

The Knights had started 4 one-time $500 scholarships to 8th graders to help with tuition to a Catholic High School.  With the Calendar Club, we were able to offer 4 renewable $500 scholarships to students for every year they attend a Catholic High School.  These scholarships are based on their faith, acts of charity, and essays.

 

This year’s winners were: 

Maria Trautman – Duchesne Academy

Lauren Montague – Marian High School

Maxwell McLaughlin – Creighton Prep

Anne Marie Masek – Marian High School

 

 

Vocations

Our priests are the greatest gift given to us by God.  Saint Pope John Paul II wrote in 2004, “without the priest, there is no Eucharist.  Without the Eucharist, the Church simply does not exist.”  With that in mind, we were able to help vocations and support of our priest in different ways.

  • Contributed to the financial stability of a well-designed vocations camp called Camp Virtus de Veritas.
  • Support St. Wenceslaus’s own Vocations Committee
  • Support to St. Wenceslaus’s Youth and Young Adult Ministry with training staff members and sending youth to Steubenville Conference

 

Community Outreach

The Knights Council always wants to be of service to our parish community, but also the great Omaha community.  This year we were able to help several local charities:

  • Bethlehem House – money for construction of storage shed
  • Catholic Charities
  • Holy Family Catholic Church
  • Sienna Francis House

2019 Calendar Club Donations

3rd year of Knights of Columbus 10909 Calendar Club ticket sales

All 1250 tickets were sold.

$30,000 in prize money was awarded to various buyers from all over the country.

Over $29,000 was given out to various charities under our 4 pillars which the Knights set up.

 

Pro-Life

Knights Council 10909 again helped Essential Pregnancy Services this year.  We were able to support financially, physically, and spiritually to the construction of a chapel at their Maple Village Location.  New communication system to allow the EPS staff to receive phone calls and text messages on a 24/7 basis.  Currently, this is available only during hours when the “phones” are staffed – which results in MANY missed opportunities . . . . particularly during “after hours” when these calls are likely to be most prevalent and necessary.  Further, current text capability is almost non-existent and this will bring their ability to serve their constituents in line with the more commonly utilized text communication methods. Will also ensure that communications received and sent are HIPAA compliant.

 

Bethlehem House received a donation to help with unforeseen capitol expenses with their HVAC unit, patio and outdoor repairs.  We also supported their general fund.

 

Vocations

Our priests are the greatest gift given to us by God.  Saint Pope John Paul II wrote in 2004, “without the priest, there is no Eucharist.  Without the Eucharist, the Church simply does not exist.”  With that in mind, we were able to help vocations and support of our priest in different ways.

  • Contributed to the financial stability of a well-designed vocations camp called Camp Virtus de Veritas.
    • Camp Virtus de Veritas (V2) has been so successful they have added a second week of camp
      • Our own Fr. Taylor is the Chaplain for one of the camps.
  • Support St. Wenceslaus’s own Vocations Committee
  • Support to St. Wenceslaus’s Youth and Young Adult Ministry with training staff members and sending youth to Steubenville Conference

Catholic Education

The Knights had started 4 one-time $500 scholarships to 8th graders to help with tuition to a Catholic High School.  With the Calendar Club, we were able to offer 4 renewable $500 scholarships to students for every year they attend a Catholic High School.  These scholarships are based on their faith, acts of charity, and essays.

 

This year’s winners were: 

Kathryn Wagner - Omaha Skutt

Katherine Goehring - Omaha Skutt

Mick Tabor - Creighton Prep

Madeline Balus - Omaha Marian

 

 

Community Outreach

This year's charitable giving led us to give back to others in our community.  We are able to have Knights families give back to our brothers and sisters at the Stephen Center.  We are going to purchase, deliver and serve Godfather’s Pizza at the Stephen Center four (4) to five (5) times in 2019.  This might seem “insignificant”, but this is an uplifting act of love and outreach – and it has resounding impact on our brothers and sisters at the Stephen Center.

 

Spirit Catholic Radio received donations to have help with unforeseen capitol expenses regarding a power facility in Gretna.  Donations will help this need as well as help support their Challenger Club during the Spring Fundraiser.  We are truly blessed and grateful for Spirit Radio for bring the Catholic message on faith, hope, and love to people when their broadcast reach.

 

Hearts Connecting Hope Nigeria received donations to help with the construction of classrooms and teacher's living quarters.  We also provided funds for student scholarships.

2020 Calendar Club Donations

4th year of Knights of Columbus 10909 Calendar Club ticket sales

All 1250 tickets were sold.

$30,000 in prize money was awarded to various buyers from all over the country.

Over $29,000 was given out to various charities under our 4 pillars which the Knights set up.

 

Pro-Life

St Thomas More Society is a not-for-profit national public interest law firm dedicated to restoring respect in law for life, family, and religious liberty.  As a council, we were able to donate monies to help with their worthy endevours.  

 

Catholic Education

The Knights had started 4 one-time $500 scholarships to 8th graders to help with tuition to a Catholic High School.  With the Calendar Club, we were able to offer 4 renewable $500 scholarships to students for every year they attend a Catholic High School.  These scholarships are based on their faith, acts of charity, and essays.

 

This year’s winners were: 

Ryan Wolfe - Omaha Skutt

Anna Wagner - Omaha Skutt

Joe Trautman - Mt Michael

Grace Sparwasser - Omaha Marian

 

Community Outreach

Spirit Catholic Radio received donations to have help with their spring care a thon.  We were able to donate so that other donors could match our funds.  Spirit radio has been a proud supporter of the Knights is heard over multiple stations and multiple states.