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                                      “I Am My Brother’s Keeper”
        Volume 54, Number 2                        September 2011 Issue                                   USPS 565-100

                                                                                                  Bishop Robert Gruss to host
                                                                                                  Loaves and Fishes Charity
                                                                                                  Fishing Tournament, Sept. 30
                                                                                                     Bishop     Robert     Gruss,
                                                                                                  Bishop of the Rapid City Dio-
                                                                                                  cese, will host a fund-raiser
                                                                                                  Fishing Tournament on Fri-
                                                                                                  day, September 30th in Fort
                                                                                                  Pierre for the flood victims re-
                                                                                                  lief efforts.
                                                                                                     The event will actually
                                                                                                  begin Thursday evening,
                                                                                                  Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. in Padre
                                                                                                  Hall at St. John the Evangel-
                                                                                                  ist Church in Fort Pierre.
                                                                                                  This location starts the Cal-
                                                                                                  cutta with the auctioning off
                                                                                                  of teams and the auctioning
                                                                                                  of Bishop Gruss to fish on a           Bishop Robert Gruss

Inaugural Ride
                                                                                                  team.                              the day of the tournament
                                                                                                     The Tournament partici-         (Sept. 30); however, advance
Five Knights on Bikes members traveled to Blue Cloud Abbey at Marvin, SD on July 16, 2011         pants will meet at 7:00 a.m.       registration will be appreci-
for a bike blessing. Members pictured above with Abbott Denis Quinkert, back row, center,
                                                                                                  Friday at the Expo Center          ated. To register, please send
and Brother Sebastian Goldade, far right, of Blue Cloud Abbey, were left to right, Lee Goetz,
Jerald Bankston, Barry Coughlin, Dominic Coughlin, Scott Cunningham, and Tom Kulesa.
                                                                                                  parking lot in Fort Pierre for     your checks made payable to:
                                                                                                  instructions and review the        Bishop’s Fishing Tourna-
                                                                                                  schedule.                          ment, Catholic Social Serv-
                                                               Bishop’s Charity                      The tournament will start       ices, 918 Fifth Street, Rapid
                                                               Hunt set for Sept.                 at 7:30 a.m. with fishing on       City, SD 57701.
                                                                                                  Lakes Oahe and Sharpe.
                                                               26-27, Kimball                        There will be a weigh-in at     “Come and join me for a
                                                                 2011 marks the 16th an-          the Expo Center Parking lot        day of fishing and fun, all
                                                               niversary for the Bishop’s         in Fort Pierre and cleaning of     for the good neighbors in
                                                               Charity Pheasant Hunt. This        fish at Ramkota Inn in Pierre      need.”
                                                               annual      event started 16       at the fish cleaning station.            Bishop Robert Gruss
                                                               years ago when Archbishop          The team weigh-in will in-
                                                               Carlson and now Bishop             clude no more than five wal-         The purpose of the fishing
                                                               Swain first tried their luck at    leys 15 inches or longer. Each     tournament is really twofold.
                                                               pheasant hunting. Through-         team may weigh two walleyes        First, it it to raise funds to
                                                               out all the years and hits and     20 inches and over. Each           help meet some of the imme-
                                                               misses the diocese continues       team may weight one North-         diate and unmet needs of
                                                               this great South Dakota tra-       ern Pike for largest Northern      those who have been dis-
                                                               dition as it takes to the fields   Pike award. The winner will        placed in the flood in Fort
                                                               again Sept. 26th and 27th.         be based on weight.                Pierre and Pierre communi-
                                                                 Only in South Dakota will           Fishermen are encouraged        ties since the end of May. Sec-
                                                               you find the Bishop and            to catch their legal limits and    ondly, it is to have some fun
                                                               priests trading in their tradi-    then gift the fish back for the    after a long summer of flood-
                                                               tional black for blaze orange      Fish Fry Dinner.                   ing and people being dis-
                                                               to enjoy this great South             The day will end at 5:30        placed from their homes.
                                                               Dakotan pastime. All pro-          p.m. to celebrate Mass with          Don’t miss this great oppor-
                                                               ceeds this year will go to sup-    Bishop Gruss at St. John’s         tunity to help the flood vic-
                                                               port seminarian education.         followed by a Fish Supper at       tims, while enjoying a day on
                                                                 We return to the Horseshoe       6:00 pm.                           the Missouri River fishing
                                                               “K” Ranch this year where             A silent auction will be        with Bishop Robert Gruss,
                                                               Dihl and Joanne Grohs and          held. Prizes will be awarded       Fr. Mark McCormick and
                                                               family have opened their           to the top fishing teams and       your other friends, while sup-
                                                               hearts and home to provide a       fishermen. The Registration        porting a great cause.
                                                               truly memorable hunt. From         fee is $150 per team of two,         The tournament is spon-
                                                               the exciting trap shoot, to the    three or four fishing from a       sored by St. John the Evan-
                                                               great land and birds and the       boat or the shore, and is a do-    gelist Catholic Church in Fort
                                                               delicious meals and lodging        nation to Rapid City Dioce-        Pierre and the Rapid City
St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Sioux Falls was re-dedicated on      for everyone.                      san        Disaster       Relief   Diocesan Disaster Relief
Tuesday, July 26, 2011. The Cathedral was closed to the pub-
                                                                 We currently have 22 men         Committee/St. John’s Parish        Committee.
lic for nearly two years for renovations and refurbishing
                                                               enrolled in the seminary for       Flood Relief Fund.                   (See registration form on
throughout the sanctuary of the mother church of the Sioux
                                                               this diocese.                         The registration deadline is    page 3 of this issue)
Falls Diocese.
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                                      State Chaplain -                                                                                 State Deputy -
                                  Fr. Ron Garry, McLaughlin
                                                                                                                                 Terry Schweitzer, Mobridge
Tradition and Vitality                            son, with Arch-               deeds. The Knights of Colum-
   In early July, at Fr.                          bishop      Charles           bus are a strong tradition of           Brother Knights:
Nathan Spark’s ordi-                              Chaput presiding.             faith in action.                          We are coming to the end of the
nation in Rapid City,                             Wow!                            And what God begins con-              1st quarter and membership is down
Fr. Biegler asked if I                              This summer, we             tinues. The Holy Spirit moves           due to suspensions. I would like to
would be state chap-                              celebrate with a              us in simple and profound               see all councils do the Power of One
lain. Inspired by                                 new bishop in Rapid           ways, to build and renew                during the 2nd quarter. The power of
God’s people in the                               City, new priests             churches, to inspire men to             One is “one new member per council
traditional, life-giving                          and deacons in our            answer God’s call to service            per month”, if we did this the South
liturgy, I said yes.                              two dioceses, and a           as deacons, priests, and bish-          Dakota Knights of Columbus would
   Little did I know the swift,         newly remodeled St. Joseph’s            ops to shepherd the church              bring in 243 new members during
graceful changes.                       Cathedral in Sioux Falls.               today.                                  the 2nd quarter alone. I have re-
   On the last day of July, I             Pope Benedict led the                   In the Denver convention              ceived a lot of 1845’s, Intent to Suspend. Please make sure
prayed with 50 people in                world’s youth in Madrid.                chaplains meeting, I heard              that someone from your council is making a personal con-
McIntosh in a simple Sunday             (Look on                national KC leaders promote             tact with each member before sending the form in.
Mass. Twelve hours later, I’m           website)                                spiritual development within              I hope that all councils have received notice of the Grand
in an elegant hotel in down-              God leads us, in sacred tra-          the Order through chaplains.            Knight and Financial Secretary trainings that will be held
town Denver, arriving with              dition renewed each day. And            Fr. John Grace gave us                  on September 24, 2011. The G.K. training will be held at
over 2,000 Knights and 250              we Knights are there in the             priests 10 points. #1: Nourish          the Pierre K.C. Hall and the F.S. training will be held at
clergy for the Supreme Con-             middle of it.                           the special role of the Knights         the Holiday Inn Express in Ft. Pierre. Pierre Grand Knight,
vention. Tuesday morning,                 God calls His people to be a          of Columbus as a lay frater-            Galen Jordre, said they will have a lunch for all who attend
I’m standing in the front row           church. Our ancestors in                nal organization within the             the two training sessions. The lunch will be at 11:30 am at
at the Solemn Opening Mass,             faith heard and responded,              Church. Stress and support              the K.C. Hall. Please let Galen
across the aisle from KC                and we learn to follow Christ           the fact that Knights take              know how many will be at the luncheon. Both classes are
Supreme Knight Carl Ander-              through their words and                 pride in working as the                 scheduled to begin at 12:30 pm and are 4 to 4.5 hours long.
                                                                                “strong right arm of the                There has been a lot of new things sent out from the
                                                                                Church” and of the parish.              Supreme Office, this class should bring everyone up to
                                                                                  State      Deputy      Terry          speed.
                                                                                Schweitzer wrote a theme for              The State Council is still working on membership incen-
                                                                                his tenure: Making a differ-            tives for South Dakota. We hope to have everything lined
                                                                                ence in our families, parishes,         up by the winter meeting in Mitchell on December 10 & 11.
                                                                                and communities.                        Please hold your 1st Degrees on a regular basis, remember
                                                                                  Here’s a prayer to accom-             that the majority of Catholic men have never been asked to
                                                                                pany it: Almighty Father,               join the Knights of Columbus. It is that easy to get new
                                                                                from the fullness of your               members for our Order.
                                                                                glory, show me how to be a
                                                                                good man, a faithful husband,
                                                                                                                                                         Future State
                                                                                reflecting your light in my
                                                                                family. May my imitation of            Family of the Month
                                                                                Jesus work with others to
                                                                                build up the Body of Christ in         Rath Family of
                                                                                our parish. Send the Holy              Spearfish chosen
                                                                                Spirit, so we as Knights make
                                                                                                                       for Month of June                2012 - Spearfish
                                                                                a difference in our communi-
                                                                                                                         The Vern and Joan Rath
                                                                                                                                                        2013 - Huron
                                                                                ties, overcoming bitterness
                                                                                                                       family from Spearfish Father     2014 - Aberdeen
                                                                                and evil with unity and hope.
Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke during the opening mass
of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention in Denver                         Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray            Szalay Council #6251 were        2015 - Watertown
August 2-4, 2011.                                                               for us. Amen.                          notified they were named as      2016 - Mitchell
                                                                                                                       the June 2011 South Dakota
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                                                                                                                                         The Crusader - Page 3

  Native American Exchange -                                       Applications being accepted for Msgr. William
   Dn. Steve McLaughlin, Fort Thompson                             O’Connell Scholarship, deadline October 1
  Dear       Brother                         Schweitzer was          Following the 2010 Annual        gree in social work, religious
Knights                                      installed     after   Meeting, the CSS (Catholic         education, or other human
  As I was reading                           Mass in his home      Social Services) Board of Di-      services area. The applicants
the August issue of                          parish. I would       rectors established the Msgr.      must demonstrate commit-
Knightline I came                            like to take this     William O’Connell Scholar-         ment to volunteering or as-
across the article en-                       opportunity      to   ship. Msgr. O’Connell was          sisting those in need. They
titled        “Order                         thank          Mr.    honored with the CSS               must also demonstrate a be-
Mourns Passing of                            Schweitzer      for   Founder’s Award at this            lief in and a will to follow the
Supreme Secretary                            having the confi-     meeting, and the annual            teachings of the Catholic
Emilio Moure. The                            dence in me to        scholarship is a tribute to        Church. A minimum 3.0 cu-
article saddened me                          continue in my        him.                               mulative GPA is also re-
because he was very active       capacity in this program. I         CSS will award a $500            quired.
with the Knights of Colum-       have received many inquiries      scholarship this fall to an out-      If you believe you might
bus, he was a exemplary          and we have had several ex-       standing undergraduate stu-        qualify, please request an ap-
Catholic Gentleman, and like     changes so far this year. I am    dent from western South            plication by contacting the
many of us, was a father,        happy to report that things       Dakota. The scholarship will       CSS office at 605-348-6068.
husband, and grandfather         are going well in this pro-       be awarded to a student who        The application must be sub-
                                                                                                                                         Msgr. William O’Connell
and he was very proud to be      gram and I enjoy what I am        is starting his or her third or    mitted by October 1, 2011.
                                                                                                                                         First Founder’s Award
a Knights of Columbus.           doing. May our Lord Jesus         fourth year at an accredited       The award will be announced
  That is what we all should     Christ bless you and your         college or university. Appli-      at the 2011 Annual Meeting
be proud to be a Knights of      families.                         cants must be pursuing a de-       on October 25th.
Columbus. It was more clear
to me why we do what we do
to help others when they are
in need. We support our
Priests and parishes, and vol-
unteer our time and talents
in the effort of standing
proud to be Catholics. I know
I will always remember this
article because I worked with
him as the Native American
Exchange Program Director.
   Our summer meeting was
held in Mobridge and the new
State      Deputy       Terry

 May today be all that
  you need. May peace
    and the freshness
 of the Holy Spirit rest
 in your thoughts, rule
   in your dreams and
    conquer all of your
  May the Great Spirit
     manifest Himself
 in ways that you have
    never experienced.
May your joys be great,
 your dreams be happy
   and your prayers be
We pray that your faith
 and relationship with
     God enters a new
height and we pray that
      you are blessed
abundantly in whatever
          you do.
 May the true undying
love of our Creator give
  you the peace, health
and happiness that only
He can give and may it
continue all the days of
     your life. Amen.
    Deacon Bud Jetty
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 Membership & Ceremonials -                                                                                                                  Exemplifications
                 Tim Salmen, Madison
                                                                                                                                            Oct. 10 - Brookings
   Greetings to my                               already a Knight,                                                                          Nov. 7 - Mobridge
Brother       Knights.                           ask if he would be                                                                         Dec. 5 - Rapid City
Once again I find                                interested in join-
myself wondering                                 ing. Many times,                                                                                    #8025
where the summer                                 that’s all it takes,
has gone. Every                                  just asking.                                                                                 New Knights of
year it seems to fly                               Please do your                                                                           Columbus members
by just a little bit                             part in keeping                                                                           Splitrock Council #13400
quicker. I guess it                              this organization                                                                         Paul Kern
just means we must                               of Catholic men,                                                                          Harvey Addengast
make the most of                                 the Knights of         Two join Aberdeen Council                                          Brian Bertsch
every day because, as with          Columbus, growing so that           A first degree initiation was held Tuesday, July 12, 2011 in       Russell Drexler
summer, life itself seems to        we can continue making a dif-       Aberdeen. Pictured above, left to right, is new member R.
                                                                                                                                           Grant Washnok
fly by. I hope you all have had     ference in families, parishes,      Allen DeRouchey, Aberdeen Council Grand Knight Scott
a good summer.                      and communities.                    Kram, and new member Jerry Martin.                                 Aberdeen Council #820
   When we met for our sum-            Now on to ceremonials. I                                                                            Jerry Martin
mer organizational meeting          must apologize for still not                                                                           Allen Raush
in Mobridge this past July, I       having a degree schedule fi-
talked about the Power of           nalized yet. The implementa-                                                                                Has your
One. Each council was given
the challenge to recruit one
                                    tion of the new 3rd Degree is
                                    proving to be a little more dif-                                                                          council held a
new member per month. We            ficult than I had first thought                                                                            first degree
                                                                                                                                           initiation yet this
are a little over 2 months into     it would be. The new format
the fraternal year now. How         for degree scheduling is that
have those efforts gone so
far? With 80 councils, we
                                    all degrees are to be held on
                                    separate days. There is to be
                                                                                                                                             fraternal year?
should have 160 new mem-            a separate team for each de-                                                                                   It is
bers. That’s over half way to
our annual membership goal
                                    gree. Of course, each council
                                    can hold a first degree at any                                                                            recommended
for the fraternal year. I know      time, even for only one or two                                                                         each council hold
                                                                                                                                            at least one first
we are not at that point, but       candidates.
it’s not too late to catch up.         However, Supreme would
There are many men in our
parishes who are eligible and
                                    also like us to hold the 2nd
                                    and 3rd degrees on separate
                                                                                                                                               degree each
would make great Knights if         days as well. That is where I                                                                                 month.
we would only ask them to           am struggling. In order to be
join.                               able to do this, we either need                                                                             Football
   I realize that summer be-        to ask a few teams to travel
comes very busy with family         twice as often and sometimes        First Degree members                                                  Sweepstakes
vacations, kids going many          great distances, ask candi-         A first degree initiation ceremony was held at St. Thomas
                                                                                                                                           tickets need to be
                                                                                                                                              turned in by
                                                                        More Church in Brookings, SD on Sunday, August 7, 2011.
different directions for soft-      dates to travel twice, again
                                                                        Five men joined the St. Francis de Sales council, a round
ball, baseball, scouts, etc.        sometimes great distances, or
There just doesn’t seem to be       we need many more 2nd and
                                                                        table of the Brookings council. Pictured in back row, left to
                                                                        right are: Leroy Warborg, AJ Rieckman (Godson & nephew                  Oct. 14 to
any extra time and before we        3rd degree teams throughout         of State Deputy Terry Schweitzer) and District Deputy Bohn         Council Director
know it, summer’s gone. We          the state. This third option
                                                                                                                                              Barry Eske.
                                                                        Peterson. Front row from left are Rob Sylliaasen, Matt Haus-
haven’t attended a meeting in       seems the most logical.             man, and Donnie Zafft.

                                                                                                       State Treasurer -
awhile and in some cases,           Therefore, I am putting out a
there haven’t been meetings         call, a plea even, for anyone
to attend during the summer.        who is interested in being on
   Now that kids are back in        a team to please let me know.                                      Jim Burdick, Redfield
school and routines become a        Each team could be made up
little easier to follow, we also    of as few as four members. If       Brother Knights,                Dunes. There were                             foot of water dur-
find it a little easier to attend   we could get more teams lo-            Thank You for electing me    other     localized                           ing     the   busy
the local council meeting.          cated throughout the state,         as a delegate to the Supreme    areas where peo-                              tourist     season.
Make an effort to do so and         we could even add dates to          Convention. This year’s con-    ple were displaced                            The stories of pain
invite a brother Knight who         the schedule rather easily.         vention was held last month     from their homes.                             go on and on. I feel
hasn’t been to a meeting in a          Please prayerfully consider      in Denver. Deborah and I had        The Knights of                            privileged to be
long time to join you. Think        learning a part and becoming        a great time. This was our      Columbus is here                              able to help just a
about that new family you’ve        part of a degree team. You          first Supreme Convention.       to help.                                      little.
been seeing at Mass. Ap-            will not regret it if you do.       The opening mass was very          Supreme Coun-                                 The      Knights
proach them and introduce              Vivat Jesus                      impressive. There were over     cil entrusted the                             have helped over
yourself. Visit with them                                               2500 delegates and families     South       Dakota                            75 Catholic fami-
about the Knights. If he is not                                         in attendance. The mass was     KC’s with some funds to be         lies with over $15,000 dis-
                                                                        concelebrated by some 100       distributed to victims of          tributed. Funds are still
              COMMENTS ON PRAYER                                        priests, 70+ Archbishops and    floods wrath. It is just a small   available. If you know of a
Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that can be pulled out when in            bishops including 11 cardi-     token to help with food, rent      Catholic family that has been
  trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right          nals. For more information      and gas. I have been accept-       displaced from their home
 path throughout life. Our past is not as important as our              about the Supreme Conven-       ing applications from all over     contact your local council,
           future,so, please look ahead and move on.                    tion go to the web site at      eastern South Dakota.              parish or me for a KC disas-
 When God solvesour problems, we should have faith in His      Terry and            Some of the stories have        ter application.
 abilities; When God doesn't solve our problems, we should              Nancy Schweitzer were great     been heart breaking like the         Vivat Jesus
           realize that He has faith in our abilities.                  hosts and tour guides.          single mom who has to make

                                                                                                                                               Pray the
  When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses                 This spring and summer       both house payments on a
them, so when you are safe and happy remember that some-                were trying times for many      house she may never live in

                                                                                                                                             Rosary for the
                     one has prayed for you.                            families in eastern South       again along with rent pay-
   Worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles, but                 Dakota. Flooding hit many       ments in an apartment; or
             it takes away today's peace. So be it.
                      Deacon Bud Jetty
                                                                        areas especially hard like
                                                                        Pierre/Ft Pierre and Dakota
                                                                                                        the man whose business is
                                                                                                        completely covered with a              Unborn
                                                                                                                                           The Crusader - Page 5

     Insurance General Agent -                                        Mark Di Santo FIC
                                                                      Office: 391-5694
                  Jon Beebe, Watertown                                Cell: 391-5694
                                                                      104 N Platt St
                                                                      Rapid City, SD 57702
   I would like to introduce          Glen has been an active
 Glen Hahne as the newest           member in his local council
 agent to join the Beebe            with his most recent role          Chuck Halley
 Agency. Glen is a Fourth De-       being Grand Knight.                Office: 605-660-9593
                                                                       602 Spruce St.
 gree member from Timber              Glen will be a welcome ad-
                                                                       Yankton, SD 57078-3830
 Lake.    He is married to          dition to our team as we look
 Stacey and they have two           to have another record set-
 children. Glen will be cover-      ting year. Please contact          Curtis Antony
                                                                       Office: 605-878-0832
 ing the center of the state        Glen or your local field agent
                                                                       Cell: 605-881-6545
 from Mobridge south to             regarding any of our top           6300 4th Ave. SW
 Pierre.                            rated products.                    Watertown, SD 57201
 General Agent
                                    Mark Hegge FIC LUTCF
 Jon Beebe FICF                                                        Steve Leber
                                    Office: 337-2177
 Office: 882-8689                                                      Office: 605-222-2128
                                    Cell: 207-0276
 Cell: 520-8689                                                        44713 262nd St.
                                    P.O. Box 392
 2 Dart Drive                                                          Canistota, SD 57012
                                    Platte, SD 57369
 Watertown, SD 57201                                         
                                                                              Jason Lurz
 Matt Weller FIC                    Philip Carlson FIC                 23373 450th Ave.                  Splitrock Council #13400 of Brandon/Garretson raised money
 Office: 302-0001                   Office: 692-1090                   Madison, SD 57042                 to purchase the corpus for the crucifix for the Capuchin Sis-
 Cell: 450-6066                     Cell: 695-4793                          ters’ St. Joseph’s Convent Chapel in Jackson, PA. The Ca-
 215 East 7th Ave.                  1931 Lincoln Ln                    Glen Hahne                        puchin Sisters are our adoped Order and our connection is
 Redfield, SD 57469                 Brookings, SD 57006                Timber Lake, SD 57656             Sister Grace, pictured above, left, the daughter of council                   member and chairman of vocations, Daniel Irvine. The cru-
                                                                                                         cifix was made by the Carmelite Order from Alexandria, SD.

         Past State Deputy - Terry Andersen, Madison
                                                                                                         Dan also has a daughter in the Carmelie Order. Money was
                                                                                                         raised through sales of Keep Christ in Christmas magnets
                                                                                                         and profits from fish fry’s.

Brother Knights,                   same ones asked                              needed, so efforts       Brother Knights combine efforts
                                                                                                         to assist injured Brother Knight
  A new duty I am trying out       by different peo-                            are being made to
to see how it works, is to be a    ple. There will                              see that everyone
convention chairman on the         still be a conven-                           is    getting     the      Brother Knight Steve            plans were made to get some
state council level. It is not     tion     chairman                            proper training to       Leber, Insurance Field Agent      help getting it sided on Sat-
too soon to be thinking about      from the host                                do the jobs and po-      from Canistota fell off scaf-     urday, Sept. 17.
putting in a bid for the 2017      council and that                             sitions held from        folding on Saturday, Sept. 10       Plans were to begin at 9
state convention. Upcoming         has not changed.                             local councils up        and spent three days in the       a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 with
convention sites are 2012 in       Just have every-                             the state officers.      hospital with cracked and         hopes to have it all done the
Spearfish, 2013 in Huron,          one direct ques-                                Remember,        if   broken bones.                     same day.
2014 in Aberdeen, 2015 in          tions through me                             you have a ques-           He was putting siding on          To send Steve a get well
Watertown and 2016 in              and not to the State Deputy.      tion or idea to present to state    his home, and fell about 15       card his mailing address is:
Mitchell. It would be good to         Ceremonials will be begin-     council personnel, go first to      feet, broke or cracked ribs,        Steve Leber
have either Sioux Falls or         ning soon and with the new        your district deputy or the         fingers, toes, and vertebra in      44713 262nd St.
Rapid City or Black Hills          change to the 3rd Degree cer-     appropriate director. Do not        his back. The siding was off        Canistota, SD 57012
area to put in a bid for 2017.     emonial, we are excited to get    just pick up the phone and          the house and the new siding        Please also keep Steve and
Any council(s) across the          going and present this beau-      automatically call the State        was at his residence. Brother     his family in your prayers
state can put in bids so I do      tiful ceremony in a profes-       Deputy. He as lots of other         Knights spread the word and       while Steve recovers.

                                                                                                                Community Activities -
not want to limit it to just the   sional    manner.        New      work to do and if you channel
sites I mentioned.                 equipment is being pur-           these matters through the
  It is good to move around        chased to be able to make the     right folks, you will get faster
each year so we can offer the      presentation and soon we will     results and things will go a                        Jim Baloun, Redfield
opportunity to everyone to         be ready. Come to the degree      lot smoother.
come to a convention close to      work and see the change and         Looking forward to the next       Brother Knights                             ping reminders to
home if you have not been to       be sure to bring candidates       year and many exciting                 Fall is upon us,                         keep things on track.
one lately. I will be a buffer     with you. Our state goal for      things will be taking place.        soon Mother Na-                             In advance, thank
between the host council, con-     membership has been low-          Get involved and stay active        ture will begin her                         you.
vention center and the State       ered some and if we all work      in all KC activities.               annual pilgrimage                             School is in ses-
Deputy so that he is not bom-      together, we can attain it.                                           through our coun-                           sion. Lots of little

     This space reserved for
                                                                       Vivat Jesus
barded by lots of questions           Training is an item the                                            tryside with her                            tykes, after being
which many times are the           state officers felt was badly                                         beautiful      paint                        cooped up all day in
                                                                                                         brushes. People                             school, are darting

      your council news or
                                                                                                         say change is                               here and there, back
                                                                                                         good, but when I                            and forth across the
                                                                                                         think about last winter, my       streets and not watching too
                                                                                                         vote would be ‘no change’, but    closely. Keep a vigilant eye

                                                                                                         it’s going to happen no matter    out for these kids. With that
                                                                                                         how we feel. We should just       said it brings to mind a proj-
                                                                                                         enjoy the nice days of fall and   ect for every council. Get to-
                                                                                                         start working on last minute      gether with local law
                                                                                                         projects while we still have      enforcement and spend a
                                                                                                         time. This is also the perfect    weekend on bike safety. You
                                                                                                         time to take a walk or drive,     may save a future knight or

  Email your council news or photos to
                                                                                                         to look around for those who      his wife.
                                                                                                         may need help preparing for         Fall also brings haying sea-
                                                                                                         the change of seasons. Make       son. Small grain harvest is
                                                                                                         mental notes of where these       done and silage starting.
                                                                                                         people live and what needs to     Please stay safe and have a
                                                                                                         be done. Ladies, keep drop-       great fall.
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                   Icon Schedule - September 2011 to May 2012
                                  WEST RIVER                                                                   EAST RIVER
    8/28<>9/17 District 14 Mobridge, Hoven, Gettysburg                              8/28<>10/1 District 1 Jefferson, Vermillion, Beresford,
               DD- Thad Beringer                                                        Centerville, Wakonda
    9/18<>10/22 District 15 Eagle Butte, Timber Lake, Lemmon                              DD- Sydney Wagner Jr.
              DD- Louis Keller                                                      10/2<>10/30 District 10 Yankton, Tyndall, Wagner, Armour
    10/23<>11/26 District 17 Belle Fourche, Spearfish, Sturgis, Newell                    DD-Bruce Sparks
              DD- Raymond Johnson                                                   10/31<>11/26 District 9 Idylwilde/Freeman, Bridgewater,
    11/27<>12/31/11---TAKE ADVENT OFF                                                      Parkston, Mitchell, Salem
                                                                                           DD-Dave Schoenfelder
    1/2/12<>1/28 District 18 Lead, Deadwood, Piedmont, RC-OLPH, Philip,
                 Wall                                                               11/27<>12/31        TAKE ADVENT OFF
               DD- Don Skinner                                                      1/2/12<>2/21 District 3 Montrose-Humboldt, Hartford,
    1/29<>2/22 & 4/8<>4/26 District 16 RC-St. Therese, RC-Blessed Sacrament,                 SF-Marquette, Flandreau, Madison
               Custer, Hot Springs                                                           DD-Gerald Dvorak
               DD- Don Fitzpatrick                                                  2/22<>4/26 TAKE LENT OFF AND BRING TO STATE
    2/23<>4/8 TAKE LENT OFF                                                                 CONVENTION

    4/9<>4/26 & 4/30<>5/5 District 12 Martin, Mission, Winner, Gregory,             4/30<>5/26 District 2 SF-St. Michaels, SF-St. Lambert, Split Rock,
              DD-Samuel Saunders                                                            SF-Little Flower
                                                                                            DD- Randy Hawks
                                                                                    5/27<>6/30 District 4 Ramona, Brookings, Elkton, Clear Lake
    5/6<>6/9 District 13 Chamberlain, Highmore, Pierre, Ft. Pierre                            DD- Bohn Peterson
             DD- Jerrod Gutzmer
                                                                                    7/1<>7/29 District 5 Watertown, Milbank, Sisseton,
    6/10<>7/10 District 11 Platte, Lake Andes, Bonesteel/Fairfax, Kimball                     Webster-Waubay
               DD-Arden Harvison                                                              DD- Mike Lesner
                                                                                    7/30<>8/25 District 8 DeSmet, Howard, Artesian, Woonsocket,
                           District Deputies -                                               Huron
                                                                                              DD- Dale Steilen
   When the icon is close to the next council, that council
                                                                                    8/26<>10/6 District 7 Clark, Miller, Polo, Faulkton, Redfield
   takes it to them. Then if need be, we’ll start the icon over                               DD- Pat Stevens
   again at District 13, go backwards so we end up in Mo-
                                                                                    10/7<>11/10 District 6 Britton-Hecla, Aberdeen, Ipswich, Bowdle
   bridge at the State Deputy.                                                               DD- Scott Cunningham

                                                                                                             McGivney Guild -
                                                                                                         Maynard Konechne, Kimball
                                                                                                 I want to thank                              prayed to Father
                                                                                               State Deputy Terry                             McGivney they
                                                                                               Schweitzer for ask-                            talk about the
                                                                                               ing me to take over                            good graces they
                                                                                               the chairmanship of                            have received for
                                                                                               the Father Mc-                                 their family or
                                                                                               Givney Guild. I                                friends through
                                                                                               don’t have much to                             his intercession.
                                                                                               report since I didn’t                            It would be ap-
                                                                                               know I needed to                               propriate       to
                                                                                               write a column for                             thank the former
                                                                                               this Crusader. So here is my       McGivney Guild chairman
                                                                                               promotion for everyone that        who has served in that capac-
                                                                                               is a member of the Guild to        ity since Supreme started
                                                                                               continue to pray for the can-      this    campaign.      Phillip
                                                                                               onization of our founder           Konechne should be com-
St. Therese Council Knights, members of the Bishop Dudley Assembly #3043 in Sioux Falls,       Michael J. McGivney. If any-       mended for his efforts for all
Fr. David Stevens, Fr. James Zimmer and altar servers above all took part in the blessing of   one doesn’t know what the          the members he has recruited
the Respect Life Memorial outside of St. Therese Parish in Sioux Falls.                        guild is about here is a syn-      for this worthwhile goal of
                                                                                               opsis, you are asked to fill out   having our founder Michael
                                                                                               a form to join there is no         J. McGivney reach full saint-
                                                                                               monies involved and then you       hood.
                                                                2011-2013 Marian               are asked to pray for the can-       If you are interested or
                                                                                               onization of our founder. You      want more information on
                                                                Prayer program                 will also receive a quarterly      joining the Guild to promote
                                                                  A new Knights of             newsletter, which shares sto-      this   worthwhile      project
                                                                Columbus Marian Prayer         ries of individuals that have      please contact me.
                                                                Program dedicated to Our
                                                                Lady of Guadalupe was              Deadline for the November
                                                                                                  Crusader issue is November 1.
                                                                launched Aug. 3 at the
                                                                Supreme Convention. The
                                                                prayer program will con-           All columns, articles, photos and any
                                                                                                  other information you have to submit
                                                                tinue through next year,
                                                                when the second interna-
Council #8811 of Beresford was represented by this sign in      tional Guadalupe Festival         will be due at this time. Please try to
                                                                                                  meet or beat the deadline. Plan ahead.
their Danish Vikings parade on July 16. The 1948 Ford
                                                                will be held in the Los An-
pickup was driven by Bob and Marie Schumacher of Beres-
                                                                geles Coliseum.
                                                                                                                                       The Crusader - Page 3

            Church Activities -
               Pat Powers, Flandreau
  Hello    Brother                            ages of baked
Knights! I would                              goods and treats to
like to remind                                show their support
everyone that Oc-                             to our seminarians
tober is Respect                              who have given so
Life Month.       It                          much for us. Be
would be nice if all                          creative in show-
councils could do                             ing your support.
something to rec-                                Since I have
ognize the month                              taken the position
and show the                                  as Church Direc-
Knight’s commitment to Re-       tor I have had the opportu-
spect Life. One thing that       nity to really see all the good
would be very easy to do         that all of the councils in the
would be to say a rosary for     state do. Some of the things
the cause before mass or a       you guys do and lead your
meeting during the month.        parishes and communities in
The Supreme website has          are truly inspiring!
materials available thru sup-       I would like to ask all of you
ply such as prayer cards and     to share some of your church,                                                                         Respect Life
posters that are free and can    pro-life, respect life and voca-
help promote the cause in        tion projects or activities with                                                                      Memorial
your parish or council.          me to help me spread the                                                                              Fr. David Stevens, right,
  I would like to thank all of   word around the state. I                                                                              blesses the Respect Life
the councils that are helping    know it is hard to always sub-                                                                        Memorial    that   Little
                                                                                                                                       Flower Council #6605 in-
to support our seminarians!      mit an article for the Cru-
                                                                                                                                       stalled for St. Therese
We have a lot of support com-    sader or to do a detailed                                                                             Parish in Sioux Falls.
ing from the Knights of          report. I also know you don’t                                                                         Members of Bishop Dudley
Columbus and for that you        like to feel as you are boast-                                                                        Assembly #3043 provided
should be proud. I would like    ing about your council. If you                                                                        an honor guard for mass
to ask the councils that are     could just shoot me an email                                                                          and the blessing after-
supporting a seminarian to       at with a                                                                            wards.
let me know who you are sup-     very brief message like: “Pat,
porting.                         we just had a great pro-life

                                                                     Most Reverend Archbishop Charles J.
                                                                     Catholic Social Services schedules annual meeting
  I would also ask councils      project in Piedmont. Give me
that are looking for a semi-     a call and I will tell you about

                                                                     Chaput to receive Founder’s Award
narian to support to please      it. Tom”.
contact me to help you pick         I think it is important to let
one. The reason I ask this is    other councils hear about
because we have some semi-       what you are having success           Catholic Social Services                                        Prairie Band Potawatomi
narians that are in need of      with to spread some of those        has scheduled its Annual                                          Tribe, Archbishop Chaput is
support much more than oth-      projects state wide. District       Meeting for Tuesday, October                                      the second Native American
ers. We would like to make       Deputies, you can send me a         25th in the Rushmore Plaza                                        to be ordained a bishop in the
sure that the seminarians in     brief note about things that        Civic Center in Rapid City.                                       United States and the first
most need are supported. I       you are seeing in your dis-         The Archbishop of Philadel-                                       Native American Archbishop.
will be working with the Vo-     tricts also.                        phia, Charles J. Chaput will                                        Archbishop Chaput was a
cations Directors from both         Let’s just try to spread the     receive the 2nd Annual CSS                                        member of Catholic Social
dioceses to help with this.      word to each other about all        Founders Award at this An-                                        Services’ Board of Directors
One final thought on this,       good things that the Knights        nual Meeting.                                                     during his tenure as Bishop
support for a seminarian         of Columbus in South Dakota           The first Founder’s Award                                       of Rapid City and will be hon-
doesn’t always have to be        are doing. Have a great fall.       was presented at the 2010                                         ored with the 2nd Founder’s
cash. Many councils have            Vivat Jesus                      Annual Meeting to the                                             Award at the 2011 Annual
been known to send gift pack-                                        Founder of Catholic Social                                        Meeting. According to Jim
                                                                     Services, Msgr. William                                           Kinyon, CSS Executive Di-
                                                                     O’Connell. Over 500 attend             Archbishop                 rector, invitations to this
                                                                     last year’s event.                   Charles J. Chaput            event will be mailed in Sep-
                                                                       Archbishop Chaput was or-      Denver on February 18, 1997      tember or you may contact
                                                                     dained Bishop of Rapid City      and Pope Benedict XVI ap-        the CSS office at 605-348-
                                                                     on July 26, 1988.                pointed him Archbishop of        6086.
                                                                       Pope John Paul II ap-          Philadelphia on September 8,       Tickets are $15 per person
                                                                     pointed him Archbishop of        2011. As a member of the         and include a buffet supper.

                                                                                                 FIVE FINGER PRAYERS
                                                                     l. Your thumb is the nearest to you, hold your thumb and begin by praying for those closest to
                                                                     you as your loved ones they are easiest to remember.
                                                                     2. Next is your pointing finger. Pray for teachers, doctors and ministers they need support and
                                                                     wisdom in pointing others in the right direction.
                                                                     3. Here is the tallest finger, it should remind us of leaders in all wakes of life, pray for them
                                                                     as they shape our nation and guide public opinion, they need guidance from Almighty God.
                                                                     4. The fourth finger is the weakest finger and it should remind us to pray for those who are
                                                                     weak, in trouble or in pain, they need our prayers day and night, we can not pray too much
                                                                     for them.
Council #8811 of Beresford prepared the noon meal for the            5. Lastly is the smallest finger which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and
Totus Tuus kids at Centerville. Pictured left to right are the       to others. We should be able to pray for our own needs more effectively when we think of oth-
four Knights who prepared the meal, B. Schumacher, M.                ers who are in need and pray for them. Amen.
Brunick, R. Hinkle and B. Kast.
                                                                                                            Deacon Bud Jetty
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                                                                                                                                    Two Fall
                                                                                                                               are planned - one
                                                                                                                               in Rapid City and
                                                                                                                               one in Sioux Falls
                                                                                                                                 from Council
                                                                                                                              * Pancake Breakfasts
                                                                                                                              * KC 9-Hole Golf Outing
                                                                                                                              * Operate concession stands
                                                                                                                                at local/state fair
                                                                                                                              * Sponsor Adoration
                                                                                                                              * Soccer Challenge
                                                                                                                              * Family Pot Luck dinner
                                                                                                                              * Card Party
                                                                                                                              * Shingle addition on
                                                                                                                               Habitat for Humanity
                                                                                                                              * Hold a benefit/fundraiser
                                                                                                                              * Clean road side ditches
                                                                                                                              * Lead the Rosary at
Fourth Degree Knights provided an Honor Guard for the Dedication of the remodeled St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Sioux Falls         meeting/prior to Mass
on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. The Knights also provided an Honor Guard on August 4 for the Ordination of Priests for the Sioux   * Entry in Homecoming
Falls Diocese.                                                                                                                  Parade

       Fourth Degree Master -                                          “I don’t have time to give to the Knights,
             Duane Tillman, Milbank                                              so why should I join?”
   Greetings from                            kled capes also        It’s a common concern among many men that they just don’t think
the Fourth Degree:                           stick out). We need    they have the time to be part of the Knights of Columbus. Imagine
   We had a busy                             to appear as if we
summer as several                            “could indeed” De-
                                                                    if you will, that I tell you that it only takes 24 hours a year to be a
events were held                             fend the Faith.        Knights of Columbus member, and that you can make a positive
for which we pro-                            Also, there is now     difference in your church, yourself and your community. Even with
vided an Honor                               only ONE approved      this minimal commitment, you can be an important part of a coun-
Guard.                                       lapel pin to be worn   cil, and reap the benefits of what membership in the Knights of
1)      Tuesday,                             by the Color Corps.
July 26th Dedica-                            If you don’t as yet
                                                                    Columbus has to offer you and your family.

                                                                    Here is the time break down:
tion of the remod-                           have one, please
eled Cathedral in Sioux Falls     contact your Faithful Naviga-
2)      Thursday, July 28th       tor. They are available from
Ordination of Bishop Gruss        the Supreme Council.              * 12 hours a year reading your weekly parish bulletin, the state
                                                                    and local council newsletters, the diocese newspaper, the Colum-
in Rapid City                       We are still planning exem-
3)      Thursday,      August     plifications in the Rapid City
4th Priests Ordination Sioux      area and one in the Sioux         bia magazine, and surfing the state council and Supreme Coun-
Falls                             Falls area this Fall.             cil websites.
   Unfortunately, the events        Also, please contact me a
in Sioux Falls were by invita-
tion only. There were only 24
                                  soon as possible to schedule
                                  your next planned 4th Degree
                                                                    * 2 hours a year volunteering at the council’s annual drive for
Knights allowed and I wish to     Exemplification; at least six     people with intellectual disabilities.
thank those Knights that          weeks prior to the event as it
were able to attend.              is necessary to assemble an       * 2 hours a year attending, with your family, two council
   We want to look very crisp
at events such as these so we
                                  exemplification team and
                                  also get clearance from the
                                                                    corporate Communions or prayer services at your parishes.
are looking for physically able   State Deputy and the Vice
Knights with new or nearly        Supreme Master.                   * 2 hours a year on a council sponsored Church, Community,
new Regalia.                        Please help me update           Council, Family or Youth project of your choosing.
   In that light, please be         Again, if possible, PLEASE
aware that Supreme wishes         get to me current (updated)       * 2 hours a year attending a council meeting. (If it’s a well run
                                                                    interesting meeting you might be back for a second!)
to have everyone be in proper     contact information for each
attire. This means black          of the assemblies, including:
tuxedo, bow tie, collared         name, address, phone (home
white shirt (no wing tip col-     and cell #’s), and e-mail ad-     * 4 hours a year enjoying (again with your family) a council
lars) and the one and only        dress’, for each FN and FC.       social function such as a dinner, dance, picnic, etc.
Fourth Degree “official” lapel    Even if you are already re-
pin. Do the best you can for      ceiving my e-mails and other           There are 8,760 hours in a year. By giving the
each Exemplification and          information, send your cur-
Color Corps presentation.         rent contact information, so I         Knights of Columbus 24 hours (less than .3%),
   As part of the Color Corps,    can check and make sure I                   YOU CAN BE A BETTER CATHOLIC,
Supreme is asking that we
replace    faded,    outdated
                                  have everything correct.
                                    Respectfully Submitted
                                                                                       A BETTER PERSON,
capes; matted, yellowed cha-        by Duane Tillman,                  A BETTER HUSBAND AND A BETTER FATHER.
peau plumes; gloves; and            District Master                 Think of the difference that the Knights of Columbus can
service baldrics. Remember,
                                                                                         make in your life.
                                  Vivat Jesus
people are watching us (wrin-

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