Brothers – Rest in Peace!

It is with deep sadness that we report that our Brother Knight Dan “Frosty” LaChance has passed on to our Lord on 11 May. Fr. Brad was able to provide Dan the sacrament for anointing of the sick. His obituary can be found here

Also, Brother William D Livingston passed on March 24.

Please pray for their families and the repose of their souls.

Brothers Keep Black Forest Road Beautiful

A quick shout out to all who helped with the roadside cleanup of Black Forest Road between Swan and Old Ranch Roads on Saturday, 11 June. Charlie Walker led the 9 man team which included Jim Wermers, Javier Popoca, Steve Fleet, Rod Pierce, Jim Appleyard, John O’Rourke, Tim Brotherton, and Joe Graff.

Family Fully Alive Program

During his visit to the Philippines, Pope Francis cited the need for “holy and loving families to protect the beauty and truth of the family in God’s plan and to be an example for other families”. The Family Fully Alive monthly devotions are concrete ways that Knights of Columbus, in solidarity with Pope Francis, can support the growth of holy and loving families in the Church. The Family Fully Alive Program asks families to invite God into their homes and cultivates each family as a miniature domestic church.
To this end, the program provides monthly themes, scripture verses and activities. Through prayer and reflection, each family has the opportunity to grow in holiness together. This is a flexible program that can be started at any time of the year and continues year-round. Please pick up a free Family Fully Alive booklet in the Narthex KofC Kiosk near the TV.
–Sir Knight John O’Rourke

Walk for Life Event – Participate and/or Sponsor

Join the Knights of Columbus and over 2,000 others on Saturday morning, June 4th as we Walk for Life and raise funds for the ministry of Life Network! The 2-mile Walk and 5K Fun Run is a family friendly event for people of all ages, and is a great way to get your kids involved with supporting and protecting the sanctity of life! The event takes place at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs. If you cannot participate in person, please consider sponsoring one of the Priests in our Diocese or an OLP Parishioner who are participating with a donation. More information can be found at the following address:

Congratulations to James Appleyard and the Hanchett Family for March 2022 Awards!

This Worthy Brother Knight only recently joined our council, so he is one of our newer members. However, from the very beginning he has volunteered for virtually every event since he joined us. He is a regular fixture on breakfast burrito days, when the knights assisted in moving the cress after Christmas, mitigation projects, fish fry, soup dinners. The knight is a living example of what it means to give graciously and selflessly to the causes we support for the parish, the community, and for the Knights of Columbus as a whole.
Based upon the Annual Survey of Fraternal Activities this brother Knight gave at least 42 hours last year in his service. Despite a rough start with a family illness at the beginning of the year, this knight was recently exemplified and is now a full 3rd degree knight! And he even recently became infamous as the knight with the handy-dandy tractor as he helped with the Stations of the Cross project just recently. It is my honor to present our brother Knight, James Appleyard recognition as our Knight of the Month for March 2022!

This family can be seen at pretty much every event whether it be a parish or a knight event. They are involved in a number of parish ministries including the knights, ladies auxiliary, Charity and Social Justice committee just to name a few. This Sir Knight has been a knight for 44 years. He also served the council and the knights in several officer positions and does not hesitate to step up and volunteer if he sees a need that should be filled. Despite the number of years that they have consistently volunteered for nearly all events in the parish, they continue to be involved in nearly every project in one way or another. Whether you see them at mass or at one of the many events they participate in, in many ways they are a living example of what it means to be a Catholic family! With admiration of their many years of service and with great thanks for everything that they do for the parish, the community, the ladies auxiliary, and the knights, it is my honor to recognize Brother Sir Knight Ted Hanchett and his wife Cathy as our Family of the month!