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 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

Staring Into the Abyss with Fr. Ed Meeks

Brother Knights,
At the urging of a couple of brother knights from our council, I want to share this with you. It is 26 minutes long, but you won’t be bored and it’s well worth viewing.

Father, in his Homily, specifically mentions the Knights of Columbus.

Catholic or not, I strongly suggest you watch this video. Please just sit down and listen to what this priest said from the pulpit.

Storage Building Resolution

The first reading of this resolution was completed during the August meeting. The second reading will be during the September meeting.
There will be an opportunity for continued discussion.


A. Be it resolved that Knights of Columbus Council 11730 donate $2000 towards the cost of the new storage building for the Our Lady of The Pines Parish Facilities Directorate. In return, the Knights of Columbus Council 11730 will:
1) Receive dedicated use of the original OLP Facilities Directorate 16X12 storage building located at the Northwest corner of the Parish Hall
2) Vacate the small storage area, located immediately outside the West entrance to the Parish Hall
3) Maintain possession, and use, of the original Knights’ Closet in the East Parish Hall
B. Be it also resolved that Knights of Columbus Council 11730 allocate $1000 towards future site enhancements (ground, amenities, and structural) to bring new storage building/area, access and function, to appropriate levels.

1. OLP needs a much larger storage building for facility maintenance equipment, seasonal decorations, work area for equipment maintenance, and the like. You can see the proposed site for that new structure in the accompanying picture (Light blue arrow). That project should start about Sept 2020. OLP Facilities Directorate will move all of its storage from the shed on the Northwest corner of the Parish Hall (Red arrow in accompanying picture) to the new storage building, when completed.
2. OLP proposed the following:
a. OLP is proposing to offer the current Facility Maintenance shed (Red Arrow) to the Knight’s Council. This is a 12X16 Shed with electricity. As you can see from the picture, it has a double door to the driveway side and a signle door to the right side (blue arrows. Both doors are large enough to move items as large as our grill, Steamer, fryers, etc.
b. Knight’s would retain the current Knights closet in the Parish Hall. However, Knights, would permanently vacate the small storage area (See Green Arrow in accompanying picture) opening onto the patio between Parish Hall and Office Building (move Grill and other Knight’s items out of the small storage area, to the new storage area).
c. The Knights’ Council, 11730, contributes $2000 to OLP to assist in defraying cost for the new storage facility and to acquire the old storage facility. – My comment: Much cheaper than going out and getting a storage shed (with Electricity) of this size.
3. The extra $1000 (referenced in “B.” above) represents site improvements, TBD, around the shed and access areas to/from the shed and patio/Parish Hall/surrounding area of the shed.

Officer Elections – 11 June

We will have an election on June 11th during an on-line business meeting. In order to try to get maximum attendance, we will hold a practice session on June 4th. It will start at 7pm just like the business meeting.
If you haven’t attended an on-line meeting with us, we would like you to stop in and say hello on June 4th. That way you can make sure everything works before the June 11th meeting. The slate of officers were presented in the April meeting and minutes, but they are again listed at the end of this email. Anyone can add their name at any time up until the election.
We will use Greg Sullivan’s E-Z Talks account for the on-line meetings. You can get into the meeting by clicking the link below and following the instructions. The first time you use EZ-Talks, you computer will download and install the EZ-Talks app so it might take a little longer than normal.
Meeting Link

If you are having issues, you can call Greg Sullivan: 901-212-7660 (Cell)
On-line meetings work best with head sets because they reduce background noise. There is also a mute option when you don’t want everyone to hear things going on at your house.
Slate of Officers:
Grand Knight: Pierre Gaudreault
Dep. GK: Joe Graff
Chancellor: Jason Miranowski
Recorder: Steve Reed
Treasurer: Jack Perroni
Advocate: Greg Sullivan
Warden: Mack McGuire
Inside Guard: Charlie Walker
Inside Guard: Rod Balak
Outside Guard: Gary Munda
Trustee (3 Yr.): Rodney McNeil
Trustee (2 Yr.): John O’Rourke
Trustee (1 Yr.): Gary Havens
Financial Secretary: Vic Villhard

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!
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.

OLP Knights Garb for Sale

We’re encouraging all to wear our distinctive OLP apparel when participating in parish activities. From our current inventory we have:

  • Jackets: 4 size L
  • Long Sleeve Shirts: 2 size M
  • Short Sleeve Shirts: 3 size XXL, 1 size XL, 2 size L
  • Vests: 1 size L

Short sleeve shirts are priced at $15, long sleeve shirts and vests are priced at $20, and jackets are priced at $40. We’re looking for a future supplier but the future prices will be higher. Please come prepared with your payment at the next meeting, if you’re interested in purchasing these items. Our Financial Secretary, Vic Villiard, will be taking those payments. Thank you.