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Knights of Columbus November Newsletter

Greetings Brother Knights,

Grand Knight’s Report

November is the month to take time to give thanks for blessings we have. It is a time to share your blessings with those less fortunate, family and friends. Also let us give thanks for all Veterans that sacrificed their lives and time in service of our country. .

As Tony mentioned there will be a Memorial Mass at Holy Name Heights (formerly Bishop O’Connor Center) on November 21st at 7 p.m. Any Knights interested in attend this mass in memory our fallen Knights can contact me and we can car pool from St. Andrew’s parking lot at 6:30. We lost one of our fellow Knight this past year, Linus Stampfl.

Sentiment for Seminarians
During the month of November we will be collecting items to help support the Seminarians of our Diocese. Items needed are: Gloves, Scarves, Winter Hats, Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, Computer & Writing Paper, Personal Care Items, Ziploc Bags & Small Food Storage Containers, Kleenex, Paper Towels, Windex, Cleaning Supplies, Gas & Gift Cards are desired. Boxes will be in the back of church during the month of November for drop off. The weekend of November 18 & 19 we will have a collection drive for the Seminarians & Veteran’s In Service Project. You can also bring items to our November 16th Council Meeting. Please give generously.

Thank you to all Knights that have participated in the 40 Days of Life Vigil which ended November 5th. Also thank you to Ken Kenyon for chairing this event.

We will be holding our Council Memorial Mass and Christmas Party on December 16th at St. Andrew’s beginning with mass at 5:45 followed by social time and dinner. We will again be having Sugar & Spice Deli of Stoughton cater the event. We will be having turkey and swiss steak as our main dishes and several sides. The cost is $18.00 per person for the meal. Please RSVP to me by December 10th if you plan to attend so that we can get an accurate count for the caterer.

You can bring payment to our November 16th meeting or mail payment to Leo Warren at: 411 S Franklin Street, Verona, WI 53593.

We will be holding an Admission Degree prior to our meeting on November 16th and currently have 3 possibly 4 new members. If you know of any other potential candidates, please let me know. Thank you to Mark Heyde our Membership Director and all of you for your hard work in recruiting new members.

Also it has been brought to our attention that there will be a panel discussion on November 12th, following the 11:00 a.m. Mass, regarding the possibility of opening a Catholic School at St. Christopher Parish. The discussion will be held in Room 6 of the parish center. Father John, along with members of the feasibility committee, will be available to discuss the goals and direction of the feasibility study. If interested, please attend this meeting.

If anyone has or knows of anyone with an old worn American Flag we have been asked to collect them for proper disposal. Also there is a container outside the American Legion Hall where they can be dropped at any time.

Please start to give some thought to our candidates for the Medallion Award and Family of the Year. We will be discussing this at our regular council meeting.


Knight of the Month – Burt Luckas
Family of the Month – Ben & Linda Jannusch
Certificates of Appreciation – Woodworker & Bazaar Volunteers

Call for Prayers

Let us pray for all of our fellow Knights and their families that are in need of our thoughts and prayers while they are facing difficult times in their lives, Knight Richard Lyons, Knight Paul Sheffelman, Knight Lee Purdy, Pam Heyde, Ann Lease and Lucille Pernot. Also First Responders, Military Personnel and those affected by recent disasters.

Happy Birthday to Knights celebrating in November:

  • Benjamin Jauquet – November 2
  • Robert Sellmeyer – November 2
  • Marv Hammes – November 12
  • Nathaniel Turner – November 13
  • Leo Warren – November 18
  • Robert Pennings – November 23
  • Ken Kenyon – November 26
  • Eugene Purcell – November 26

Clyde Hellenbrand
Grand Knight

Message from our field agent

I know that I do not make it to your meetings as often as I would like, but meeting your families, in your homes, and carrying out the mission of Fr. McGivney is my duty as your field agent.

  • 185 Letters Sent to Members
  • 317 Calls Made to Members and Prospects
  • 111 Members and Prospects Talked To
  • 38 Appointments Made
  • 26 Members I met with
  • Attended Training for Long Term Care and Disability Income
  • 5 Council Meetings Attended
  • 4 Membership drives and (3)1st degree
  • Applications Written: A Long Term Care, Disability, Annuities
  • 1 Death Claim(s)

Food for Thought: Insurance by Brother Knights for Brother Knights – Update Your Beneficiaries
Sometimes it is easy to overlook the simplest of things.

Take, for example, the beneficiaries on your life insurance policies. If your policy was applied for and issued several years ago, it may very well be that the person you originally selected as the beneficiary is no longer the person you would want to receive the policy proceeds. If you bought the policy when you were single, for example, you may have named your parents as beneficiaries. If you have since married, your policies should be updated to reflect your spouse as beneficiary. Maybe you’ve had children since, who are not named on the policies.

Most people list a primary beneficiary, who is specifically designated as the first in priority to receive policy proceeds. We also encourage the naming of a contingent beneficiary, an alternate person designated to receive policy proceeds, usually in the event that the original beneficiary pre-deceases the insured. If they need updating, and they often do, please call to make an appointment. I look forward to meeting with each of you to discuss your family’s needs.

Call Jim Froh, FIC

Have a Blessed Month
Jim Froh, Field Agent KOC

Program Director’s Report

Happy November! Hope all had a fun filled Halloween and a Blessed All Saints Day.

Please don’t forget to log your hours.

Hats off to all the Knights who volunteered for the BPNN Community Meal this past Saturday! The next Meal will be December 2nd. Please mark your calendar. The web link is here.

We are also meeting on Veterans Day November 11th at BPNN for the Flags for Food Drive. We will meet at 6:45am to drop off the flags and go back to collect the flags at 4:30 pm. The pickup and drop off goes very quick.

Thank you Bill Cassel for once again chairing the Pancake Breakfast on Oct. 29th. The fundraiser raised $1128.00 for the Hurricane Maria victims of Puerto Rico. The donations reached $370.00.

The Eucharistic Adoration is the first Friday of every month. Please sign up for 1 hour of prayer and meditation. The link is here.

Spread the word! Please send this along to others that would be interested in participating.

We will be having an Admission 1st degree ceremony prior to our November 16th council meeting! Welcome new members!!

The Church Bazaar is on November 11th displaying Woodworking Crafts that would make great Christmas presents!! We will also be selling Christmas Card, Keep Christ in Christmas signs and wooden crosses.

There will be a Memorial Mass at the Holy Name Heights Chapel for the Deceased Members on November 21st. Please attend this Mass for our Brother Knights

Respectfully Submitted,
Knight Tony Grant – Program Director