Tuesday, May 26, 2020

May 2020 Bulletin: Happy Easter!

Lead article from the May 2020 bulletin, online now.

I hope that the change in routine has had some positive impact on you and your families. The Knights had a nationwide online exemplification the week after Easter and had a good showing all over the nation. It was so successful that it looks like there will be additional dates added in the future. 

Many thanks to our Worthy Deputy Grand Knight Erich Kunzman and Worthy Financial Secretary Don Legatt who figured out what happened to the check with proceeds of the tree lot that were donated to the youth group and delivered the check to the youth group.

There was a spaghetti dinner benefit planned for Lisa Mueller on May 2nd that will need to be rescheduled after the stay at home order expires. It is unknown at the time of writing this article if Friendly City days will be canceled, changed in some way, or go on as normal. Communication of what is decided with Friendly City days will be sent out via e-mail after the decision on if it will be held or canceled is made.

Many people in our community have been impacted by the slow down in the economy due to the Wuhan virus. An e-mail will be sent out to recruit guys to help out our community, especially Knights and Knights’ families, that have been negatively affected by the current situation. If you are someone who could use some help such a ride to the grocery store, running errands, driving people somewhere, etc. please let us know how the Knights can help. You can e-mail me at andrewsipple@hotmail.com, and we will get you connected with a Knight who can help.

Keep the faith.

God bless, 

Andy Sipple
Grand Knight

Monday, April 13, 2020

April 2020 Bulletin: April Meeting Cancelled, Cornavirus Concerns

Lead article from the April 2020 bulletin.

There has been a lot of change that has happened since the last bulletin article. It has been an interesting Lent so far. The spread of the corona virus has limited the ability of people to get together. For the safety of all of our brother Knights and their families the April council meeting has been canceled. The senior citizens dinner normally planned for April has been rescheduled for Thursday May 14 at St. Albert’s parish hall. The Knights council was going to lead the Stations of the Cross during Lent. At this time it does not look like Stations will be done. It is also unclear if the tootsie roll drive will need to be rescheduled. 

There is a spaghetti feed fundraising dinner for Lisa Mueller scheduled for Saturday May 2nd at St. Albert’s parish hall. It is unclear at this time if this spaghetti feed will need to be rescheduled. Many thanks to Erich Kunzman and Brad Altepeter for their work on both the Father – Daughter dance and the Father – Son event. Cory Sommer put on another fantastic event at the Knight’s gala dinner – thank you Cory. Please include in your prayers for an end to come to the spread of corona virus and for all who are sick to recover as well as pray for the people taking care of those who are sick. As the situation changes updates on schedule changes will be sent out. Keep the faith. 

God bless, 
Andy Sipple
Grand Knight

Sunday, March 1, 2020

March 2020 Bulletin: Lent, Stations ofthe Cross and More

Lead article from the March 2020 bulletin.

I hope this article finds you very well in Lent approaching the biggest day in the church year Easter. The activities for the council are continuing.

Many thanks to Brad Altepeter and Erich Kunzman for the great work done on the Father – Daughter dance. It looked like there were more people cutting a rug this year than in previous years. Pictures from the dance are located in the St. Michael Church gathering space – please pick them up if you had them taken. Brad and Erich also are working on the Father – Son event. Brad saved the day for the Father – Son event as the pool heater at the Monticello Community Center broke down just prior to the original scheduled date. Brad was able to reschedule the Father – Son event at the Monticello Community center for March 8 from noon to 4:00 pm after the pool heater was replaced. 

The Joe Perrault spaghetti feed was a big success. Thanks to Jim Valerius and Francis Beaudry for organizing it and for all the people who helped out at the event. Thanks go out to Cory Sommer who organized the Knight’s Gala event on February 29th. The Knight’s sponsored the meat and cheese trays at the Holy Spirit day retreat on February 29th at St. Michael’s Catholic Church – thanks to Gary Frandsen for ordering the trays. 

The Knights are going to be leading the Stations of the Cross at St. Michael Church on Friday April 3rd. An email and/or sign up sheet will be sent out for people to participate. A Knight will read a meditation at each station of the cross. During Lent on Fridays please consider going to a Knights fish fry at St. Albert’s parish hall then head to either St. Alberts or St. Michaels church for the Stations of the Cross. 

Thanks for all of your work to help out the Knights – your work and prayers are greatly appreciated!

God bless, 
Andy Sipple
Grand Knight