Thursday, August 14, 2014

Upcoming Events:
Soccer Challenge, Blood Drive

Knights of Columbus Council 4174 is sponsoring two community events in early September -- check out the details below and don't miss out!

KC Soccer Challenge
The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is returning to St. Michael and Albertville! All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition. The event will be held at the STMA Middle School East soccer fields on Friday, Sept. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 1 p.m. until all participants have kicked.  The event is being held on two dates again this year so that more kids have an opportunity to participate, and you can come to either session regardless of your age or gender!

KC Blood Drive for Memorial Blood Centers
KC Council 4174 is hosting a community blood drive at St. Michael Catholic Church on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser:
Eat Well for a Good Cause!

Council 4174 youth director Ivan Weber (far left) and
brother Knight Dan Dupay collect money at the
annual St. Michael Fall Festival German Dinner.
The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner at the St. Albert's Parish Center on Sunday, July 27, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to help Brother Knight and council youth director Ivan Weber address his need for a new van that will enable him to enter the vehicle and drive it from his motorized chair. Please join us if you can and make a donation. Those not able to attend fundraiser but who wish to donate can send a check made out to the Knights of Columbus to 10461 Karston Circle, Albertville MN 55301. Thank you and God bless.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

June 2014 Bulletin: Year In Review

Lead article from the June 2014 bulletin, online now.

I can hardly believe it has been a year already! This has been a very rewarding year for me, and thank you all for the support and encouragement you have shown me throughout the year. I truly appreciate all the feedback and corrections when I screw up in a business meeting (laughing with me, not at me), and for the feedback on the articles that I have written.

I just got back from the State Knights Convention and it was a neat experience, even though we did not receive any awards. I would like to apologize to each of you, for either I didn’t get the forms in on time or I didn’t do a good enough job of reporting about our council’s exceptional accomplishments over the past year. I promise to do a better job next year to get you guys recognized for all your efforts and involvements in the wonderful programs that we have and for your continued dedication to our community. We have an amazing and active council, which is evident by the influx of 24 new members to date this year! The new members that I have spoken with were attracted to the Knights through our works and seeing what we do for our parishes and our local community. Let us continue to let our actions speak loudly and be welcoming and inviting to men of our parishes.

With that said, we have our Awards Banquet and Social coming up on Wednesday, June 25th, 6:30 p.m., at the St. Albert Parish Center. We will have a catered dinner, some awards and recognition, and of course socializing. We have had a great year and it is about time we celebrate! If you know some of the new members or you proposed them make sure you invite them personally to get involved and to this social where they can meet other members. Also, remember that this is open to the wives for without them and their support we wouldn’t be able to do all the events that we do. Our wives are truly remarkable for the sacrifices that they make so we can be out doing the council’s good work. Whether it be meetings or events, they are always supporting us. Let us remember what it says in Ephesians 5:25: "Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the Church and gave himself up for her."

Please RSVP for the social to me at or by calling 763-486-7032 no later than June 23 so we can get an accurate head count.

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord. 
-- Proverbs 18:22