Knight of the Month – Chaplain Father Brad!

Chaplain Father Brad has been showing our council and the parish that he is proud to be a Knight from the time he became Pastor of Our Lady of the Pines last Summer. He has spoken well of us at Masses and even added our logo to the parish calendar. Father Brad’s support of the Knights is evident to all and very much appreciated by the council. We appreciate his leadership, advice and support as we continue to grow and support Our Lady of the Pines and our Pastor.

Council Receives Prestigious Awards! And 2020 Summary Report.

Congratulations to all who helped our council receive some recent prestigious awards!

We received the Columbian Award for our involvement in four areas: Community Programs, Faith Program, Family Programs, and Life Programs. Special thanks to Sir Knight John O’Rourke for championing the initiative.

Also, we received special recognition for being one of the Top 25 Councils in the State of Colorado! What a great fraternity we’ve become!

FYI, although 2020 was a different year making it harder to gather and participate in events, we still made some noteworthy contributions. Here’s our 2020 report.
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Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest Winners

Council 11730 is happy to announce the results of the 2020 Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest. It’s heart warming to see the true meaning of Christmas through our children’s eyes.

Age group winners are:
Julianna Sutherland (age 5-7)

Grant Suerdieck (age 8-10)

Eilee O’Lear (age 11-14)

Thank you to all of our participants for their efforts and sharing their talents:
William Suerdieck
Grace Suerdieck
Danielle Suerdieck
Odin Cole
Anderson “Sonny” Cole
David Sutherland
Michael Fulton

Knight of the Month – Gary Havens

Please congratulate Gary Havens as our Knight of the Month!

Here’s the citation:
When our Council’s blood drive program needed a chairman, Gary took it on. He scheduled it with the Church and Vitalant and made sure it ran smoothly. Vitalant was able to collect 25 pints. (29 people originally volunteered), and they told us it was a very successful drive. Gary also works diligently as a Worthy Trustee, making sure our audits are done well and on time.

Bible in a Year

Here is the Bible in a Year info. It takes about 20min/day.

Notes:
1. The email talks about iTunes downloads. I have an Android phone and listen via Spotify, but any podcast app should work.
2. They recommend the Great Adventure Bible. I don’t have that version and am getting along fine. Looks like a good Bible though.

Watch Father McGivney’s beatification LIVE

Brother Knights,
Please join brothers from around the world in witnessing the beatification events for our founding priest Fr. Michael J. McGivney. Links can be found below.

Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, will be declared “blessed.” He will be the first American parish priest to be beatified by the Catholic Church. Join us in celebrating the historic event. WATCH LIVE Father Michael McGivney’s beatification takes place Saturday, Oct. 31 at 11a.m. ET at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. Visit www.kofc.org/beatification and follow the hashtag #McGivney for a schedule of events, live streaming videos and more. Events will also be aired on EWTN, Canada’s Salt + Light Television and the Catholic TV Network.

EWTN is also airing “Father McGivney: A Priest for our Time.” This 60-minute special episode will air Oct. 28 at 10 p.m. with encores on Oct. 30 at 5 p.m., Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. and Nov. 1 at 1:30 pm. Watch EWTN live here

Leave No Neighbor Behind Initiative

Dear Brother Knight:
We are accomplishing great things. At this point, through our Leave No Neighbor Behind initiative, we have invested over $1 Million in food banks across the United States and Canada. Due to the unprecedented nature of COVID-19, our need is growing ever greater.
I know that this is not the most opportune time to ask for donations. At the same time, the need has never been greater. Over 20 million people have filed for unemployment and many are relying on resources in their community to put food on the table.
Your assistance is greatly needed. Are you able to help?
As Knights, we pride ourselves on our ability to amplify generosity. Coupling local councils and an international fundraising operation, we can affect change on an exponential level. Plus, 100% of all donations go straight to those we are serving.
If you are able, please stand with us. We can’t do it without you! Even a small gift will allow us to reach out to all of those who need food in our communities. Together we can support those who need us now.
Let’s do this together!
Fraternally,
Ronald F. Schwarz
Supreme Treasurer

To Donate Click Here

New Resolutions – Please provide feedback

This document contains the resolutions that will be voted on during the 2020 Colorado State Convention Teleconference that should be held on Saturday 25 April 2020. Please review and let your delegates (Mack McGuire, Joe Graff and Pierre Gaudreault) know of any concerns you may have. We want to make informed decisions when we vote so your feedback is important and appreciated.