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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Fr. Reynold G. Thelen Council #4055
7454 Paw Paw Ave
P.O. Box 552
Watervliet, MI 49098-0552
NEWSLETTER JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015
CHAPLAIN
Fr. John Peter Ambrose
463-5470
GRAND KNIGHT
Al Nilson
463-7323
DEPUTY GRAND KNIGHT
Bill Ott, PGK
TREASURER
Chuck Adams
WARDEN
George Patterson
ADVOCATE
Ken Stewart, PKG,PDD
FINANCIAL SEC./
EDITOR
Paul Nickels,PGK
468-8540
paulnickels@sbcglobal.net
COUNCIL PHONE
463-8181
TRUSTEES
Ron Ostrowski
Paul Baes
Bob Wallace
DISTRICT DEPUTY
Adam Kohler
876-5257
BINGO PHONE
463-4171
HALL RENTAL PHONE
463-8181
(leave message)
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CHANCELLOR
Bob Kempczynski
LECTURER
Bill Teunissen
INS. REP.
Brian O’Neill
3621 47th St
Hamilton, MI 49419
269.254.9949
brian.oneill@kofc.org
MEETING DATES: 1 Monday @ 7pm (Thursday if Mon. is a holiday); 2
nd
RECORDER
Frank Simanton
GUARDS
Robert Herman
Art Stanley, PGK
CLUB OFFICERS
Bob Wallace
Bruce Meyer
Art Stanley,PGK
Bob Kempczynski
Robert Herman
Joe Giapa
Jim Healy,PGK
Monday @ 7:30pm (Social Time @ 6:30pm)
(Rosary ≈ 7:05 pm)
VIVAT JESUS!!!
(i.e. JESUS LIVES)
SICK OR IN DISTRESSPlease keep the following knights, spouses, and friends of the council
in your prayers:
Sue Stewart
Joni Giannetti
Vicky Immoos
Joan Duday
Cookie Wesaw
Arvid Frazier
Theresa Simanton
Charlene Walter
Christopher Vent
Mary Vent
Fr. Don Wieber Barbara Faye
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IN MEMORIAN—In your praryers, please remember the soul of Brother Anthony Fardello who passed
on Christmas Eve 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Please check the
St. Joseph Bulletin or this newsletter for more information.
HOLY CROSS CHILDREN’S SERVICES—GK Al Nilson still has some Boysville giving calendars
available. The cost is still $25 for 365 chances to win $50, 12 chances to win $500, and 1
chance for the $5000 grand prize. Besides all of that you are helping the Holy Cross care for
children in distress around the state.
Bro. Francis also takes cash donations at any time.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!!!!! Members and friends of this council sent 35
sweatshirts, 30 gift cards and 6 cosmetic baskets to the boys and girls of the Holy Cross
Children’s Services for the 2014 Christmas Season.
Part of the State Raffle still supports “Boysville”, i.e. Holy Cross Children’s Services. Have you
thought about purchasing at least one of the raffle tickets you were sent by the State Council?
In the latest edition of the Michigan Columbian, Brother Francis and his staff explained a new
program for the residents to have some skilled trades training. What do you think about our
council making a donation directly to Brother Francis for this project?
HELP WANTED YET--Fr. John Peter is still requesting volunteers from the Knights of the council to
act as ushers for the 5:30, 8:30 and 11 am liturgies on Saturdays or Sundays. The Saturday
night mass has only two women who regularly volunteer as ushers and the 11am mass has only
2 knights to handle the situation. Please contact an usher at your mass to volunteer.
5th SUNDAY---Thank you to those members who demonstrated their unity with their brother knights
during the November “5th Sunday”. While we are confident that the rest of the members present
were praying for the souls of our departed brothers, the action of praying together demonstrates
to the parish as a whole that we are a viable Catholic men’s organization. The next Corporate
Communion is on March 29, 2015 at the 8:30 mass in St. Joseph’s Church.
Membership is everybody’s business, ASK a Catholic Gentleman to join
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
FR. REYNOLD G THELEN COUNCIL 4055
7454 PAW PAW AVE
P.O. BOX 552
WATERVLIET, MI 49098-0552
SUCCESSFUL BLOOD DRIVE—PGK Art Stanley reported that the American Red Cross was able to
collect 30 units of blood from members of the community at our Blood Drive in December.
ULTRA SOUND CONTRIBUTION—After considerable discussion and research over the past few
months, the council voted to donate $400 to the Three Rivers K of C Council for their UltraSound fund drive. Our hope is that lives will be saved if a mother can “view” her unborn child.
DONATION TO IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH—A motion was made, seconded and
unanimously approved to donate $400 to the Immaculate Conception Parish to be used to help
with the cost of that parish’s confirmation retreat for its young people. If you would like to make
an additional donation for that retreat, please drop it off to the St. Joseph Parish office since Jan
Conrad is doing much of the paperwork of I.C. parish.
CHILDREN OF THE LUDWAR DIOCESE IN AFRICA—Our donation to support 3 children in that
diocese was recognized and Fr. John Peter has the names of the 3 children that are the
recipients of our donation. If you would like to send a card or letter to these children, please
contact Trustee Ron Ostrowski.
DONATION TO ST JOSEPH PARISH—A motion was made and seconded at the January meeting to
donate $5000 to the parish toward the purchase of the new door and security system at the
annex of the parish. During the discussion, a comment was made that the parish is at least
$5000 behind in its budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year and the parish secretary is frequently
the only person at the parish many times. The vote on this motion will be at the February
meeting.
PLANNING AHEAD—The council will hold a special meeting sometime in April to discuss program for
the 2015-2016 fraternal year. This meeting is early enough to allow enough time before the
budgeting process to make sure that funds are available for our projects. THIS MEETING IS
OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS. Please watch next month’s letter for the rest of the information.
ADOPT A HIGHWAY FOR 2015—The dates are April 11-19, July 11-19, and Sept 26-Oct 4.
The council has done this community service project for over 20 years and a few of the
original group are still around. We do need help, especially, on the first clean up of the
season. So please mark your calendars.
BINGO—BINGO NETTED OVER $30,000 LAST YEAR. We had an excellent year and the brothers
who work the bingo, some every week, deserve our appreciation.
The council still needs several people to help out at bingo. We need a couple of workers
for the floor and a couple more people that are willing to learn how to call the bingo
games. Calling the bingo would entail using our machine, the verifying machine and
knowledge of the bingo rules of the State of Michigan. Training is available for all of that.
Our teams still work two Tuesdays and then have 4 Tuesdays off.
To volunteer, contact:
FS Paul Nickels at 468-8540 or paulnickels@sbcglobal.net
BUS TRIP—Club President Bob Wallace is still looking for ideas for a council sponsored bus trip.
NOTE: Being editor of this newsletter is one job I will readily give up. No experience is necessary and I will
make the mailing labels because I have access to the council database. Paul