Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Enjoy Our Christmas Social!

Brother Knights! You and your spouse are invited to join Council 4174 for a Christmas Social, Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Albert's Parish Hall.

Please come to enjoy a catered dinner, beer and other beverages, and Christmas fellowship and good cheer. Unlike recent years, there is no program for the evening, except a very short (20 min) business meeting beginning at 7. Our wives can continue to enjoy the evening while we attend to a few quick action items.

Please join us, and encourage new Knights to do the same. And if you have time, please let us know you are coming -- comment here or contact Jim Moore or Mike Engel.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Join Us on Nov. 29: "In Defense of Our Families: Battling Our Greatest Addiction"

Statue of the Holy Family, Michigan
Fr. Peter Richards and Knights of Columbus Council 4174 present "In Defense of Our Families: Battling Our Greatest Addiction," part of the Men’s Evangelization Series.

Join us Thursday, Nov. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. Albert Parish Center, in Albertville. We will discuss:
  • What is the greatest addiction facing men today?
  • How does a man protect himself, his community and his children from it?
  • How can you help someone recover from this addiction?
We will be joined by Fr. John Acrea from St. John Vianney Seminary, who is the foremost reformer and speaker on this subject in the U.S. Fr. Richards and the Knights of Columbus invite all men to come and learn about the weapons we have available for the spiritual battle against the culture we live in. Please contact Mike Engel with questions or email

Sunday, November 18, 2012

We Need Your Help!

St. Nicholas Party
Over the next few weeks, we have several great opportunities to serve our church and community. Give the greatest gift you have, completely free of charge: your time and service!  

St. Nicholas Party 
Our annual St. Nicholas Party for St. Michael and St. Albert parish families is coming up on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at the St. Michael Catholic School. We need volunteers to assist with this event: decorating and set-up (4:30-6 p.m.); food service (6-7:15 p.m.); gym monitors and game leaders (6:30-8:30 p.m.); and kitchen and clean-up (7:15 p.m. to end). Please contact Mike Engel or Jeremy Rohr if you can assist. Thank you!

Cornerstone Women's Center
Cornerstone Remodeling
Cornerstone Women’s Center will be working to remodel their new building. They are asking for help every Thursday with various construction tasks. You do not need extensive construction knowledge, just the ability to pitch in and help. They are working all day long, so even if you only have a few hours to help – they would love to see you! Please contact Jim Patton to pitch in.

KC Christmas Tree Lot
Christmas Tree Sales 
Special thanks to those of you who helped set up the KC Christmas Tree Lot the last two weekends! We still need volunteers to fill several shifts at the tree lot, beginning this Friday through Sunday, Dec. 16. Please sign up online today.

 Please note: We try not to publish personal email addresses or phone numbers on this site. If you need contact information for the Knights listed above, please email Jim Thorp at Thank you all, and God bless!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Youth Support KCs;
KCs Support Youth

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Youth from St. Michael and St. Albert parishes joined several Brother Knights to help measure, mark and display Christmas trees at the St. Michael Catholic School Saturday morning. The teens pitch in to help the Knights, who in turn donate the proceeds from Christmas tree sales to Catholic education, youth, and community activities. Many of the teens are working to raise money to attend Winter Blast, Extreme Faith Camp, and an upcoming pilgrimage to Rome. The KC Christmas Tree Lot opens the Friday after Thanksgiving through Sunday, Dec. 16 -- consider purchasing your tree from us this year and support our Catholic teens!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Volunteers Needed to Staff the Christmas Tree Lot

Despite the rain, approximately 20 Brother Knights and teens pitched in to deliver trees and set up the Knights of Columbus Christmas Tree Lot at St. Michael Catholic School on Saturday, Nov. 10. We will reconvene on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 8 a.m. to finish set-up.

The lot opens on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 23, and will be open daily through Dec. 16. We need men to take shifts selling and loading trees. Shifts are two to three hours long, and we have a heated warming house on site. This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, supporting Catholic education and youth programs -- so please give a little time and volunteer today!

You can sign up for shifts online or contact Council Director Jim Thorp at