As our long serving Faith Director Bob has added immensely to the enrichment of our Council and our Parish through his continuing good works. He recently spearheaded the Building the Domestic Church program which brings information for all parishioners in the parish about pray, building strong families and all things Catholic. He is there, leading the first Saturday Rosary or Saturday devotions even after working a night shift and getting a few hours of sleep. Bob led and coordinated the 40 days for life day of pray for SSM at the abortion facility in Bellevue. Bob is an inspiration to his brothers for always participating in all pray services even if it is just him and another guy. Bob’s devotion to Our Lady is evident in his making and distributing hundreds of rosaries to everyone he meets. Bob just doesn’t quit!
SK Jim Spurgin is being honored this month for the many things that he does, and has consistently done, for the Council and for our parish. He is a past Grand Knight and current Treasurer of our Council. He organizes the Knights weekly efforts at Catholic Charities Juan Diego food pantry, and the monthly drive-up food collection for the SSM food pantry. For years he has spearheaded the Coats for Kids drive as well as the used coats drive. He Is active mowing and trimming the parish grounds, as well as beautification projects inside the church. He is always involved in the Knights activities and usually one of the first to arrive and the last to leave the Breakfasts, Tailgates and Fish Fries.
We want to recongize Randy for his work and support to the V2 boys camp ministry. His involvement with the mentorship program at Skutt Catholic High school. His creation and leadership in the Hearts Open Wide ministry feeding some 3000 lunches last year. His leadership in the Men's Welcome ministry and particpation in the Exodus 90 journey. We don't always see Randy at the regular knights events but he is representing the Knights of Columbus in big ways.
Steve Cinnamon is being recognized for his dedication to service. As the leader of an ad hoc group of men (mostly Knights) from our parish, the "Cinnamon Stix" have for years been of service to parishioners who need minor help around their home. They have installed safety handrails, built access ramps and steps, replaced light fixtures, built two Habitat for Humanity homes and spent innumerable hours on the parish grounds, assisting as needed. Steve is also the Chairman of the Parish Landscape Ministry, working to maintain and beautify the parish grounds. In his spare time, he along with his wife Connie started the annual KofC Golf Outing to raise money for charitable causes. Congratulations Steve, Job Well Done.
Sir Knight Scott Napierala - for his service as Grand Knight for the last 2 years and during a pandemic no less. Scott could always be counted on at any knights event. You may have seen him moving and stocking the serving line at the fish fry. You would see him unloading groceries from cars during food drives. Selling roses after mass to help out EPS and serving beer at Millard Days. These are just some of the many ways Scott contributed to the success of our council. Well done!
The Knight of the Month award for June goes to John Christiansen in recognition for his years of parish work. John's knowledge and expertise in the HVAC industry has saved our parish tens of thousands of dollars due to his oversight of the new Chiller purchase in 2021, the upgrading of the parish HVAC operating system, the upgrading of our long-neglected irrigation system, and his oversight of the maintenance needs of the parish rectory. Thank you John!
Steve is being honored this month for his outstanding leadership, under trying personal circumstances, in this year's very successful Fish Fry. Thank you Steve
Mike, along with Steve Simonsen, is being honored this moth for their unselfish efforts in going to Clevland Ohio to bring brother Richard Bloom from his successful surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Well done guys.
Steve, along with Mike Macholan, is being honored this moth for their unselfish efforts in going to Clevland Ohio to bring brother Richard Bloom from his successful surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Well done guys.
Ray was honored this month in recognition of his technical expertise and all of the hard work put into the order taking system used for our events like Fish Fry's and Tailgating dinners.
Bob is recognized this month for all of the work he does and has done, in our Council and in our Parish. Bob is currently our Council Inside Guard and Faith Program Director. Bob leads the monthly 1st Saturday Rosary, hosts the monthly Life Teen Dinner and has been active in promoting and participating in the annual Walk for Life. Congratulations Bob.
Mike has worked tirelessly, for many years now, as our financial secretary. He spends many hours each week throughout the year in support of our council. Thank you Mike
Gail was honored this month for his continuing and tireless efforts to help those less fortunate among use. Most recently in organizing a group of fellow Knight's to help reconstruct and winterize damage homes in the King Lake area.
Steve was honored this month for his efforts in supporting and rejuvenating the fall/winter Breakfasts.
John is being recognized for his efforts this, and in past years, on our Tootsie Roll campaign to raise funds to help children with intellectual disabilities. Thank you John
Toby is being recognized this month for his efforts in organizing and directing Camp Virtus et Veritas for boys.
Dan is being recognized for his efforts on the Archdiocese’s Ixim - Spirit of Solidarity mission to Huehuetenango Guatemala this past June.
Jim Doll and John Christensen
These two gentlemen are being recognized for their outstanding efforts on this year’s Fish Fry.
In recognition of his commitment to getting the 1st Saturday/1st Sunday Rosary in place.