Wednesday, January 6, 2021

January 2021 Bulletin: Keep the Faith with a Weekly Rosary

Lead article from the January 2021 bulletin, online now.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope this message finds you and yours enjoying the Christmas season. Thankfully we had another great year at the tree lot. Thanks to all who helped out this year especially our Financial Secretary Don Legatt!

In what looks like a continued time of canceled activities Don proposed having a weekly rosary led by the Knight's. This rosary is going to be prayed once a week and led by a Knight. There is a Zoom link for joining the rosary found on page 2. Dates will be Wednesday’s in January: the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th at 7:30pm. 

It is uncertain at this time where and when we will be able to get together. The December Chillin' with the Priests was canceled and depending on how long the current lockdown continues, other previously planned activities are in danger of being postponed or canceled including the Father Daughter dance. As we enter a new year please try to focus on all of the gifts God has given to us and pray that the current state of affairs of our world can be put in right order. Please remember to pray for each other and keep the faith!

God Bless,
Andy Sipple
Grand Knight


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

December 2020 Bulletin: Tree Lot,
In-Person Meetings and More

Lead article from the December 2020 bulletin, online now.

Happy Advent and Merry Christmas to you and yours. The Knight’s tree lot is up and running. There was a great group of guys who showed up to set up the tree lot and unload the trees. Many thanks to all the guys who showed up to work on the tree lot on November 14. Special thanks to Don Legatt who is the brains and organizer behind the tree lot. Please consider helping out the Knights by working for a shift or two at the tree lot selling trees and purchasing your Christmas tree at the tee lot which is in the parking lot of the St. Michael Catholic school. As mentioned before the proceeds from the tree lot are going to be used to support a number of different areas including the youth group, churches, as well as other groups. With all the craziness going on this year and possibly into next year, the planned budget for the remaining Knights year is going to be revisited by the officers and adjusted based on current and anticipated conditions.

I spoke with Rita at St. Albert's and as of the writing of this article in-person council meetings at St. Albert’s parish hall are still planned for the first Thursdays of the month at 7:00 pm. We will space out to keep physical distance at the meeting. Please continue to pray for one another, our church and country. Remember to keep the faith!!!!

Merry Christmas and God bless,

Andy Sipple
Grand Knight

Friday, November 6, 2020

November Bulletin: Tree Lot Sign-Up and Online Degree Exemplification

 Lead article from the November 2020 issue of the bulletin, online now.

Looks like with all the craziness we have been experiencing this year winter decided to show up early. November brings thoughts of winter, Thanksgiving and the tree lot. Many thanks to Don Legatt for organizing another Christmas Tree Lot. Please see information below on how you can help out at the tree lot including tree lot set-up on November 14, drilling and setting up trees when they arrive, helping supervise and label trees with the youth on November 21, and working the tree lot between November 27 and December 19 (or until the tree lot is sold out).

The tree lot will be in the Catholic school parking lot, as it has been in previous years. The trees are ordered, and we are hoping that this will be another stellar year at the tree lot. With a majority of activities delayed or canceled because of the coronavirus, the proceeds from this year’s tree lot will be distributed to multiple recipients, including but not limited to the youth group and the Catholic school, as well as others. Please see how to sign up for the tree lot below: 

Remember to vote pro-life. Please continue to pray for one another, our church and country. Remember to keep the faith!

The council meetings are back, and we are meeting the first Thursday of the month at 7 PM at St. Albert’s parish hall. Great job by Erich Kunzman on recruiting members with his bulletin announcements in both the St. Michael’s and St. Albert’s bulletins.

NOTE: We will be hosting an online Degree Exemplification at the November council meeting. This is for new members AND all you who are first-degree members who want to advance to the third-degree. All are invited! It’s a 30-minute video, and we will start at 7 PM.

God bless, 
Andy Sipple
Grand Knight