September Keynotes 09 Edition
Grand Knight The State fall Workshop will be held in
No notes Received Albert Lea on October 10th. Four of us
attended this last year. True, it was
Auxiliary Report on a Saturday morning and we had to
We were saddened by the passing of get up early but it was so worth it. We
two of our members, Marianne Peter gained a lot of information, had a
and Harriet Karr. A number of our wonderful lunch, were entertained and
members attended the funeral as a said a living rosary. If you can join us,
group. We are trying to revive this let me know, 334-4431 or tell me at
practice. There is an Auxiliary plaque the September meeting.
that goes in the coffin and all
members that attend can wear a Respectfully submitted with
medallion. Please try to join us at the enthusiasm, Mary Ardolf, Pres. 2009-
next funeral which we hope won't be 2010
for a long time.
Notes from the Church
Thanks to Marlene Gustafson and Barb Father Kevin Finnegan
DuChene for helping at the Bingo (Based on his homily of August 23,
lunches that we served. We will 2009)
continue to do this when the pot gets
large and there are more attending the “Do you also want to leave?” These
words spoken by Jesus in the Gospel
One of the many benefits of being an (John 6:67) from August 21, 2009 are
Auxiliary member are masses that are also spoken to us. Do you also want to
said each month for us. The next leave? Jesus gives some very strong
dates are August 23, Sept. 27 and Oct. teaching on the Eucharist: “Unless you
2. Do attend the mass if you can. eat of the flesh of the Son of Man and
drink his blood, you do not have life
Our next meeting is Sept. 10 with
within you” (John 6:53). His teaching
Admission Ceremony of new members,
birthday celebration of our
was too much and some followers began
organization and some new ideas for to leave. So Jesus asked his Apostles. It
our group. We need your input and is as if Jesus is giving us an opportunity
would like you to get to know and to leave. Maybe he is.
welcome the new members. Diane
Sundwall with IRIS will be our guest To be a disciple to fully commit ones
speaker. self to Christ such that the pattern of
your life, your beliefs, values and goals
We are hosting the State Auxiliary
Bowling Tournament on September all conform to the pattern of Christ’s life.
19th. Get a team together and join As such it appears as if I cannot achieve
ladies from all over our state in a fun what Jesus asks of me. Hence the
time. Contact Abbie Balfe for more question, “Do you also want to leave”
information. can seem like an invitation. And don’t
we have a gazillion reasons for taking every year and intend to be buried out of
leave of Jesus. the church – but go to church? Not any
more. Most of the two thirds of our
People have shared many reasons why parishioners I believe fit into this
people leave Jesus, leave the Church, or category: Church Drifters.
abandon their faith. Reasons include:
The Church’s teaching on the Eucharist HOLY DESIRE is what the saints of old
(still!), capital punishment, health care and today have taught as being an
and immigration reform; divorce, indispensable element of Christian
annulments, and remarriage; gay discipleship. I have to want to grow in
marriage, natural Family Planning, holiness. I must desire to be close to
Catholic Schools, parental responsibility God. Jesus tells us to ask, knock and
in raising their children in the practice of seek. Just as a married couple must keep
the faith, the amount of money spent or the “spark” in their marriage, so too we
not spent on teenagers, the traditional or must have HOLY DESIRE fuel our faith.
contemporary style of music chosen; the Married couples or any two friends must
Church’s unyielding opposition to engage in activities and honest
assisted suicide, euthanasia and of communication about their relationship
course abortion; the building of a church to renew and deepen their love and
(at Divine Mercy and back when St. friendship. When the relationship wanes,
Pat’s was built); homilies too long and all the more they need to foster their
just about money and sex, and “some friendship and love, their desire for each
priest was mean to my grandmother 80 other. The same is true with our
years ago.” And people are sincere in relationship with God.
HOLY DESIRE is not spiritual
However, I believe that the reason two- emotionalism; rather it is interiorly
thirds of Catholics at St. Michael, St. seeking and wanting God. St. Augustine
Patrick and Divine Mercy don’t go to preached that we must pray for HOLY
Mass (and only half go on Easter and DESIRE, for the interior longing for God
Christmas) has less to do with the above and the things of God. As you TAKE
“excuses” and more with the TEN – every day this week – ask God for
phenomenon of “drifting.” Christians the grace of HOLY DESIRE.
tend to drift away from church; few
make a hard and fast decision to leave Knights of Columbus Council
August 4, 2009
We “accidently” miss mass or we sleep
in or we get caught up in other activities Meeting called to order at 7:21 p.m. by
or we are on vacation or go to college – Grand Knight Paul Vizina.
whatever – we just happen to miss Mass.
Life goes on, we miss again next month, Officers Roll Call:
then again, and again … we just slowly Grand Knight: Paul Vizina – Present
drift apart from the church, from the Deputy Grand Knight: Charles
Body of Christ. Oh, we still might pray, Constantine – Present
go on Easter, even give a few bucks
Chaplain: Fr. Kevin Finnegan – Not after a discussion with Fr.
Present Finnegan and after Spirit Fest.
Chancellor: Kerry McCarthy – Not Looking at having a raffle this
Present October and the proceeds would
Recorder: Richard Klatt – Present go to the K of C Scholarship.
Financial Secretary: Randy Ochs –
Present Treasurers Report:
Treasurer: Kevin Lang – Present Report by Kevin Lang
Lecturer: Chuck Ernste – Present Motion to approve by Mark Reuvers
Advocate: Gary Voegele – Not Present Motion Second by Ken Brazil
Warden: John Hake – Not Present Report approved
Outside Guard: John Lovold – Present
Inside Guard: David Krenske – Present Financial Secretary Report:
Trustees: Mark Reuvers, Larry McHugo Report by Randy Ochs.
and Ken Brazil Present
Grand Knights Report: Report by Ryan Bauer
Two thank you letters – One Motion to approve – Rick Sheil
from the Friendship Ventures for Motion Second – Gary Schmiesing
the tootsie roll drive and the Report approved.
Isaac Van Thomme to attend
Club Manager Rick Scheil has Estimated Expenses:
received the VIP award for Report by Ryan Bauer:
having 5 new members join. Motion to approve – Randy Ochs
Knights of Columbus member Motion Second – Ken Brazil
Albert Koeing presented with a Report approved.
new Rosary that is made of olive $420.00 from Gambling to Spirit
wood from the Holy Land. Fest for a Silver Membership
Knight of the Month for August listed under Charitable Requests
is Mark Reuvers. He will receive from last months Key Notes.
a certificate for a free burger
basket or breakfast. Home Inc. Report:
Congratulations Mark. Report read by Ryan Bauer:
Clarification regarding what the Our debt reduction is at
Quota is with regard to new $4,735.00 at this time. Once we
members is defined as: A net of reach $5,000.00 we will apply
35 new members per year above that amount towards the debt.
and beyond normal losses.
We are planning on having a Old Business:
First Degree Exemplification Nominations for Home Inc.
next month. Offices will be next month 9-1-
K of C Scholarship that was 09.
discussed last month will be Chuck Ernste is checking to see
setting up a new bank account if there is a substitute
organization that will replace
“Safe Place For Newborns.” If Motion by Rick Scheil to add an
we cannot find a substitute we
will have to do some incentive to paying dues on time
brainstorming to find where the
money can be sent, maybe St. whereby, dues will be raised to
Vincent DePaul for example.
Motion from Mark Reuvers for $40.00 per year and if paid early (by
$100.00 to dry clean the First
Degree Exemplification robes. a selected date i.e. 12-30-09) the
Motion Second by Clem Wall.
Motion Passes. member will receive a $5.00 break or
Spirit Fest is coming up this
month and Brother Knight Gary savings on dues.
Schmiesing gave an update.
Spirit Fest is still in need of Motion Second – John Zoubek
volunteers especially for clean up Motion Approved.
and take down. Sign up sheets
are located in the narthex of the Fourth Degree Report:
new church. Approximately 35 Fourth Degree
Knights of Columbus members attended
New Business & Charitable Requests: the church dedication ceremony.
Charitable requests for this Sixteen to seventeen members attended
month are: Free Pops Program from Faribault, ten from Owatonna and
and Hope Center. Council passes 10 from New Prague. Thank you for
this month. supporting the dedication.
Long discussion on if we should
increase membership dues or Good of the Order:
leave as is. Approximately 40% Sick or ill member
of dues go towards Supreme and acknowledgements conducted.
State. This next year it may be Keep our departed and ill
as much as 50%. We still have a brothers in your prayers.
few members that have not paid Reminder, that if you know or
dues this year. We don’t want to hear of a Brother Knight that is
lose members so if you know of in the hospital, please notify
a member that hasn’t paid their Clem Wall so a card can be sent.
dues, please remind them. If
there is a hardship case, the Meeting adjourned at 8:16 p.m.
Council does help out.
If anyone from either the parish *Note: As always, prior to the regular
in Kenyon or Shieldsville are meeting of the Council members pray
interested in attending a round the Rosary. Come on down to the club
table with Council #889 please and offer your prayers as well.
contact us. This is a good way to
get involved in the Knights Of Next Meeting: September 1, 2009.
Columbus and this Council.
Lecturer Column - Nothing Received and a cofounder of the American
Federation of Labor, was first in
suggesting a day to honor those "who
Things of Note: from rude nature have delved and
In case you hadn’t noticed, the new carved all the grandeur we behold."
Divine Mercy Church is Open. Mass
times are: Saturdays: 4:00pm; Sundays: But Peter McGuire's place in Labor Day
8:00am, 9:30am, 11:30am (Spanish) and history has not gone unchallenged. Many
5:00pm believe that Matthew Maguire, a
machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded
On October 4th, St. Patrick’s Church
the holiday. Recent research seems to
will be having their annual Town and support the contention that Matthew
Country Festival. Come out and enjoy Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344
some great food and good company. of the International Association of
September 13th the Start of the Sunday Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed
the holiday in 1882 while serving as
football games at the KC’s. Bring a dish
secretary of the Central Labor Union in
to share and watch the Vikes and that New York. What is clear is that the
new guy play with a pigskin. Central Labor Union adopted a Labor
September 20th, is the monthly Euchre Day proposal and appointed a committee
Tournament at the KC’s. It will be a 1 to plan a demonstration and picnic.
PM Start, and of course the Ladies Aux
will be serving food. The game will also
be going in the barroom.
September 27th, is the first Breakfast.
The first breakfast will be benefiting the
youth going to world youth day.
Labor Day: How it Came About;
What it Means
Labor Day, the first Monday in
September, is a creation of the labor
movement and is dedicated to the social
and economic achievements of American
workers. It constitutes a yearly national
tribute to the contributions workers have
made to the strength, prosperity, and
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well-being of our country.
Call on Weddings by Deb for your
Founder of Labor Day Formal wear, then call Rick to book
the KCs for your next function.
More than 100 years after the first Labor
Day observance, there is still some
doubt as to who first proposed the
holiday for workers.
Some records show that Peter J.
McGuire, general secretary of the
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners
Officers Auxiliary Officers
Grand Knight President Fourth Degree
**Paul Vizina ** Mary Ardolf Officers
Deputy Grand Knight Vice President Faithful Navigator
** Charles Constantine **Julie Ochs **George Voracek
Chaplain Secretary Faithful Captain
**Fr. Kevin Finnegan **Carolyn Sammon **Mark Reuvers
Chancellor Treasurer Faithful Admiral
** Kerry McCarthy ** Audrey Tebo **Albert Koenig
Recorder Trustees Faithful Pilot
**Richard Klatt ** Gretchen Siemers, **Ken Mracek
Financial Secretary Joanne Wall and Faithful Comptroller
**Randy Ochs Marlene Gustafson **Ray Johnson
Treasurer Faithful Friar
**Kevin Lang **Fr. Dennis Evenson
Lecturer Faithful Scribe
**Chuck Ernste **Mark Winter
Advocate Faithful Purser
**Gary Voegele **Aldon Sammon
Warden Faithful Inner Sentinel
**John Hake **Ron Wermerskirchen
Outside Guard Faithful Outer Sentinel
**John Lovold **Tom Wirtzfeld
Inside Guard Trustees
**David Krenske 3 Year*George Fink
Trustees* 2 Year*Clem Wall
**Mark Reuvers 1 Year*Robert Staska
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Knights of Columbus #889
17 3rd St. N.E.
Faribault, MN 55021
August 4th, Council Meeting.
August 16th, Spirit Fest – Rice County Fair Grounds.
Sept 1st. Home Inc Annual Meeting at the Council Meeting. Come
and find out the important news.