Saturday, February 22, 2014

Next Blood Drive Slated for March 29

Sign up now for the next Council 4174 blood drive at St. Michael Catholic Church on March 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. View our online flier for details, then sign up online at

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February 2014 Bulletin: A Great Year So Far -- Let's Keep It Up!

Lead article from the February 2014 bulletin, online now.

Wow, can you believe that the fraternal year is half over already?

My, does time go by fast! Looking back on the first half of the year, we accomplished a lot. During the summer we participated in two parades, made pretzels and hosted a Catholic Man Night. We were able to enjoy each other’s company at the chili and football event … and yet again, the Vikes didn’t show up on that night. We hosted the St. Michael Fall Festival German Dinner, blood drives, and a major degree in September.

Our youth have been busy with our council’s first-ever Soccer Challenge, the resurrected free throw contest, and a poster contest. We hosted the pro- life dinner and the Marriage Love and Respect series. Our council also hosted the All Saints and St. Nick parties. We sold out the Christmas tree lot three times and closed the lot a week early. We were able to help the Hanover Food Shelf with the two cases of coats from the Coats for Kids Drive, and they were gone in just a few days! We also had another successful toy drive for this year. We were able to celebrate together at our council social, and it was
nice to see the strong turnout; hopefully everyone had a good time.

And let’s not forget the biggest initiative yet: the St. Michael Rectory Project. If you haven’t heard we have surpassed our Phase 1 goal of $120,000 and should be breaking ground in April!

I’m sure I missed a few things, but what a great council we have! None of this is possible without all you contributing in one way or another, and your works don’t go unnoticed! I hear all the time about what wonderful things the Knights do for our two parishes. I am deeply honored to be part of such giving and charitable council and look forward to all the upcoming events.

With all of these activities and more, we are still in need of a council director and a family director. We could also use a round table for this council. The Council director works with the officers and helps to lead a few events during the year, the biggest being the tree lot. The family director works with the officers on family events such as the St. Nick party, Father Daughter Dance and Father/Son Fun Day. The round table chair would meet with the priests of both St. Albert and St. Michael parishes and see how we can better serve them. If you are interested please contact me or any of the officers or
directors. God Bless!

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. 
– 1 Corinthians 15:58