Weekly Announcements

July 7 – 13, 2019

July 9 – General Membership Meeting

All members are encouraged and welcome to attend – meet your new officers – learn about the goals and objectives for the year – enjoy fraternal discussion with your brothers

  •      6:30 pm – Rosary
  •     7:00 pm –  Meeting

July 13 – Anoka RiverFest

If you are not doing anything at 5:15 am, they could use some help unloading the trailer of supplies and equipment, check the parking lot new Billies.  If you would rather sleep in, come enjoy the day and have lunch at our council’s booth, this is a major fund raiser for our council.  Thanks Roger and Jason for chairing.

July 16 – Council Picnic

The council will be having its 2nd Annual Picnic on July 16, from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the City of Anoka’s Mississippi River Community Park.  This is GREAT event for the whole family so please mark your calendars.  This relaxed evening will include a picnic dinner, yard games and plenty of socializing.  Come around 5:00 pm to stroll along the river, dinner at 6:30 pm.  If you would like to bring a desert or salad to share, it would be appreciated.  Bring your own beverage – beer and wine are allowed if in a can!

July 19 – K of C Vince Shannon Memorial Golf Tournament

North Mpls. Council #4451 is holding its Annual Shannon Memorial Golf Tournament on July 19, at Pheasant Acres Golf Course in Rogers, MN.  The tournament is a 4-person scramble with a limit of 52 teams.   The cost is $100 person and price includes golf, cart, prizes and a buffet dinner. For more information, please contact Bill Moore at 612-806-4560 or blmoore1@comcast.net

August 3-8 – 2019 Supreme Convention

The 2019 Supreme Convention will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 3-8 and the MN Knights are currently looking for volunteers to pull off this monumental task. You and your family are encouraged to volunteer for one or two of the many positions that need volunteers.  To see what opportunities are available and to sign-up please visit https://mnknights.org and click on the “Conventions” tab and then the “Supreme Convention” tab.  All questions should be directed to Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net

On Wednesday July 31 we can use all available hands to assembly over 400 registration packets for the convention at the Anoka Hall beginning at 7:00 pm.  Pizza and beverages will be provided.  Please let Phil Harter know if you can help so we order the proper amount pcharter@comcast.net or 763-226-1923

Join over 3,000 of your brother knights and their families at the Opening Mass on Tuesday August 6 at the Minneapolis Convention Cen

ter.  Over 100 bishops, including 10 cardinals, will con-celebrate with Archbishop Hebda.  To attend you must register with Supreme at https://www.kofc.org/un/en/conv/2019/agenda.html as you must have a Supreme name badge – there is no charge.

Purchase a Share of the Hall Opportunity

The council rents its meeting chambers from the Anoka Home Association, which is the organization that owns the Anoka Knights Hall.  To become a member of this organization and to obtain the right to vote on how the how the building is used, maintained and improved you need to become a shareholder.  One share in the building costs $25.  For information, please contact the President of the Anoka Home Association, Roger Renner at rerenner@ehrenner.com or 763-286-9355.

 

June 30 – July 6, 2019

Upcoming Meetings

July 2 – Planning Meeting

There will be a planning meeting at the Anoka Knights Hall from 7:00-8:30 pm on Tuesday, July 2.  You are welcome to attend this meeting and to voice your ideas and concerns to the council officers.  If there is an item that you would like to add to the agenda, please contact Grand Knight Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net

July 9 – General Meeting and Rosary Prayer Service

There will be a council Rosary Prayer Service starting at 6:30 pm in the Anoka Knights Hall for all that wish to participate.  Following the Rosary, all council members are encouraged to attend the July general meeting and to welcome the council’s new officers. The general meeting will run from 7:00 – 8:30 PM.

Fun Activities

July 13 – Anoka Riverfest and Craft Fair

The council will be hosting a corndog and cheese curd booth at the Anoka Riverfest and Craft Fair on Saturday, July 13.  Make time to swing by this booth as you are checking out all of the activities taking place in downtown Anoka on this date. 

July 16 – Council Picnic

The council will be having its 2nd Annual Picnic on July 16, from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the City of Anoka’s Mississippi River Community Park.  This is GREAT event for the whole family so please mark your calendars.  This relaxed evening will include a picnic dinner, yard games and plenty of socializing. RSVP with Dennis Phenow at d.phenow@comcast.net by July 7, so that we know how much food to prepare.

  • Please bring a desert to share.
  • You are encouraged to bring a yard gave if you have one (beanbag toss, bocce ball, ladder toss…)

Volunteers Needed Activities

August 3-8 – 2019 Supreme Convention

The 2019 Supreme Convention will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 3-8 and the MN Knights are currently looking for volunteers to pull off this monumental task. You and your family are encouraged to volunteer for one or two of the many positions that need volunteers.  To see what opportunities are available and to sign-up please visit https://mnknights.org and click on the “Conventions” tab and then the “Supreme Convention” tab.  All questions should be directed to Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net

 

June 23 – June 29, 2019

June 25 – Installation of Officers   ALL MEMBERS, WIVES, FAMILIES & FRIENDS

Everyone is invited to welcome and celebrate our new council officers at the Installation of Officers, this Tuesday evening.  The ceremony begins at 6:30 pm with a lunch ot follow.

Please help us welcome our new officers:

  • Chaplain – Fr. Matthew Quail
  • Grand Knight – Philip Harter
  • Deputy Grand Knight – Timothy DeLapp
  • Chancellor – James Rehder
  • Financial Secretary – Vern Rausch
  • Recorder – Daniel Moldan
  • Warden – Brian Sullivan
  • Treasurer – Roger Renner
  • Advocate – Thomas Matlon
  • Guards – Steve Haeska & Jason Zienty
  • Trustees – Kevin Setterholm, Gary Kempf & Joe Soler

June 29/30 – 5th Sunday Rosary

The Anoka council will be leading Rosary Prayer services after all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30.  Knights are needed to lead each of the prayers.  If you can help lead one of these prayer services, please contact Kevin at: Ksetterholm@q.com

  • Before Saturday 5:00 Mass –  Dick Klaesges
  • Before Saturday 8:30 Mass –  Deacon Chuck
  • Before Saturday 10:30 Mass – Mike Petschl
  • After Sunday 6:00 Mass – Kevin Setterholm

June 30 – 5th Sunday Hospitality

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses on June 30.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at:  vrrjrr@hotmail.com

July 16 – Council Picnic

The council will be having its 2nd Annual Picnic on July 16, from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the City of Anoka’s Mississippi River Community Park.  This is GREAT event for the whole family so please mark your calendars.  This relaxed evening will include a picnic dinner, yard games and plenty of socializing.

July 19 – K of C Vince Shannon Memorial Golf Tournament

North Mpls. Council #4451 is holding its Annual Shannon Memorial Golf Tournament on July 19, at Pheasant Acres Golf Course in Rogers, MN.  The tournament is a 4-person scramble with a limit of 52 teams.   The cost is $100 person and price includes golf, cart, prizes and a buffet dinner. For more information, please contact Bill Moore at 612-806-4560 or blmoore1@comcast.net

August 3-8 – 2019 Supreme Convention

The 2019 Supreme Convention will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 3-8 and the MN Knights are currently looking for volunteers to pull off this monumental task. You and your family are encouraged to volunteer for one or two of the many positions that need volunteers.  To see what opportunities are available and to sign-up please visit https://mnknights.org and click on the “Conventions” tab and then the “Supreme Convention” tab.  All questions should be directed to Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net

Purchase a Share of the Hall Opportunity

The council rents its meeting chambers from the Anoka Home Association, which is the organization that owns the Anoka Knights Hall.  To become a member of this organization and to obtain the right to vote on how the how the building is used, maintained and improved you need to become a shareholder.  One share in the building costs $25.  For information, please contact the President of the Anoka Home Association, Roger Renner at rerenner@ehrenner.com or 763-286-9355.

 

June 2 – June 8, 2019

Congratulations

Congratulations to Chris and Laura Hudson for being chosen as the council’s June Family of the Month.  You can read more about the Hudsons on the council website or by clicking here. 

June 11, General Meeting – Officer Elections

Elections for 2019-20 council officers will take place at the June 11, General Council meeting starting at 7:00 PM.  All members are encouraged to attend this meet to cast ballots.  A Rosary prayer service will take place before the meeting starting at 6:30

Volunteer Opportunities

Hospitality Servers After Mass –June 8 & 9

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the Masses on June 8 & 9.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Corpus Christi Mass Procession – June 23

The Anoka council will be leading the Corpus Christi Mass procession that takes place outside of St. Stephen’s following the 10:30 Mass.  Four Knights that have council polo shirts are needed to help carry the canopy and fourth degree Knights are needed to help lead the procession.  If you can help with these needs, please contact Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net

5th Sunday Rosary June 29/30

The Anoka council will be leading Rosary Prayer services after all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30.  Knights are needed to lead each of the prayers.  If you can help lead one of these prayer services, please contact Kevin at: Ksetterholm@q.com

Times needed for Volunteers

  • Before Saturday 5:00 Mass – ?????
  • Before Saturday 8:30 Mass – ?????
  • Before Saturday 10:30 Mass – ?????
  • After Sunday 6:00 Mass – ?????

5th Sunday Hospitality – June 30

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses on June 30.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at:  vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Fun Opportunities

Council PicnicJuly 16

The council will be having its 2nd Annual Picnic on July 16, from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the City of Anoka’s Mississippi River Community Park.  This is GREAT event for the whole family so please mark your calendars.  This relaxed evening will include a picnic dinner, yard games and plenty of socializing.

K of C Vince Shannon Memorial Golf TournamentJuly 19

North Mpls. Council #4451 is holding its Annual Shannon Memorial Golf Tournament on July 19, at Pheasant Acres Golf Course in Rogers, MN.  The tournament is a 4-person scramble with a limit of 52 teams.   The cost is $100 person and price includes golf, cart, prizes and a buffet dinner. For more information, please contact Bill Moore at 612-806-4560 or blmoore1@comcast.net

2019 Supreme Convention – August 3 – 8

The 2019 Supreme Convention will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 3-8 and the MN Knights are currently looking for volunteers to pull off this monumental task. You and your family are encouraged to volunteer for one or two of the many positions that need volunteers.  To see what opportunities are available and to sign-up please visit https://mnknights.org and click on the “Conventions” tab and then the “Supreme Convention” tab.  All questions should be directed to Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net 

Purchase a Share of the Hall Opportunity

The council rents its meeting chambers from the Anoka Home Association, which is the organization that owns the Anoka Knights Hall.  To become a member of this organization and to obtain the right to vote on how the how the building is used, maintained and improved you need to become a shareholder.  One share in the building costs $25.  For information, please contact the President of the Anoka Home Association, Roger Renner at rerenner@ehrenner.com or 763-286-9355.

 

May 26 – June 1, 2019

Council Officer Elections

Elections for 2019-20 council officers will take place at the June 11, General Council meeting starting at 7:00 PM.  All members are encouraged to attend this meet to cast a ballot.  A Rosary prayer service will take place before the meeting starting at 6:30. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Hospitality Servers After Mass –June 2

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the Masses on June 2.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Corpus Christi Mass Procession – June 16

The Anoka council will be leading the Corpus Christi Mass procession that takes place outside of St. Stephen’s following the 10:30 Mass.  Four Knights that have council polo shirts are needed to help carry the canopy and fourth degree Knights are needed to help lead the procession.  If you can help with these needs, please contact Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net

5th Sunday Rosary June 29/30

The Anoka council will be leading Rosary Prayer services after all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30.  Knights are needed to lead each of the prayers.  If you can help lead one of these prayer services, please contact Kevin at: Ksetterholm@q.com

Times needed for Volunteers

  • Before Saturday 5:00 Mass
  • Before Saturday 8:30 Mass
  • Before Saturday 10:30 Mass
  • After Sunday 6:00 Mass

5th Sunday Hospitality – June 30

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses on June 30.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at:  vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Fun Opportunities

Council PicnicJuly 16

The council will be having its 2nd Annual Picnic on July 16, from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the City of Anoka’s Mississippi River Community Park.  This is GREAT event for the whole family so please mark your calendars.  This relaxed evening will include a picnic dinner, yard games and plenty of socializing

K of C Vince Shannon Memorial Golf TournamentJuly 19

North Mpls. Council #4451 is holding its Annual Shannon Memorial Golf Tournament on July 19, at Pheasant Acres Golf Course in Rogers, MN.  The tournament is a 4-person scramble with a limit of 52 teams.   The cost is $100 person and price includes golf, cart, prizes and a buffet dinner. For more information, please contact Bill Moore at 612-806-4560 or blmoore1@comcast.net

2019 Supreme Convention – August 3 – 8

The 2019 Supreme Convention will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 3-8 and the MN Knights are currently looking for volunteers to pull off this monumental task. You and your family are encouraged to volunteer for one or two of the many positions that need volunteers.  To see what opportunities are available and to sign-up please visit https://mnknights.org and click on the “Conventions” tab and then the “Supreme Convention” tab.  All questions should be directed to Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net

Purchase a Share of the Hall Opportunity

The council rents its meeting chambers from the Anoka Home Association, which is the organization that owns the Anoka Knights Hall.  To become a member of this organization and to obtain the right to vote on how the how the building is used, maintained and improved you need to become a shareholder.  One share in the building costs $25.  For information, please contact the President of the Anoka Home Association, Roger Renner at rerenner@ehrenner.com or 763-286-9355.

 

May 19 – 25, 2019

Congratulations Anoka Knights

For a second year running the Anoka Knights of Columbus have been Awarded the Program & Membership Excellence Award at the State Convention.  Well done brother knights!

7 New Members Needed by June 15

It was brought up at the state convention that the Anoka Council of the Knights of Columbus is just shy of earning the Star Council Award for the 2018-19 fraternal year.  The council has been encouraged to bring in 7 new members before June 15.

To encourage your recruiting efforts to reach our goal of earning Star Award, the council is offering its members a FREE council polo shirt ($25.00 value) if they bring in a new member before June 15. Each new recruit will also get a FREE council polo shirt ($25.00 value).  Please contact Kevin Setterholm for more information, questions and to set up a quick membership ceremony at:  ksetterholm@q.com  (h) 763-757-9786, (c) 763-647-9809 

Council Elections

Elections for 2019-20 council officers will take place at the June 11, General Council meeting starting at 7:00 PM.  All members are encouraged to attend this meet to cast a ballot.  A Rosary prayer service will take place before the meeting starting at 6:30.

Fun Opportunities

Council PicnicJuly 15

The council will be having its 2nd Annual Picnic on July 16 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the City of Anoka’s Mississippi River Community Park.  This is GREAT event for the whole family so please mark your calendars.  This relaxed evening will include a picnic dinner, yard games and plenty of socializing.

K of C Vince Shannon Memorial Golf TournamentJuly 19

North Mpls. Council #4451 is holding its Annual Shannon Memorial Golf Tournament on July 19, at Pheasant Acres Golf Course in Rogers, MN.  The tournament is a 4-person scramble with a limit of 52 teams.   The cost is $100 person and price includes golf, cart, prizes and a buffet dinner. For more information, please contact Bill Moore at 612-806-4560 or blmoore1@comcast.net

2019 Supreme Convention – August 3 – 8

The 2019 Supreme Convention will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 3-8 and the MN Knights are currently looking for volunteers to pull off this monumental task. You and your family are encouraged to volunteer for one or two of the many positions that need volunteers.  To see what opportunities are available and to sign-up please visit https://mnknights.org and click on the “Conventions” tab and then the “Supreme Convention” tab.  All questions should be directed to Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net

Purchase a Share of the Hall Opportunity

The council rents its meeting chambers from the Anoka Home Association, which is the organization that owns the Anoka Knights Hall.  To become a member of this organization and to obtain the right to vote on how the how the building is used, maintained and improved you need to become a shareholder.  One share in the building costs $25.  For information, please contact the President of the Anoka Home Association, Roger Renner at rerenner@ehrenner.com or 763-286-9355.

Volunteer Opportunities

Memorial Day Mass – May 27

Volunteers are needed to help set-up for the Memorial Day Mass that will take place at the cemetery on May 27.  Please contact Mike at: 763-421-7926 or mickeyp1543@gmail.com if you can help with this event.

Hospitality Servers After Mass –June 2

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the Masses on June 2.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Corpus Christi Mass Procession – June 16

The Anoka council will be leading the Corpus Christi Mass procession that takes place outside of St. Stephen’s following the 10:30 Mass.  Four Knights that have council polo shirts are needed to help carry the canopy and fourth degree Knights are needed to help lead the procession.  If you can help with these needs, please contact Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net

5th Sunday Rosary June 29/30

The Anoka council will be leading Rosary Prayer services after all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30.  Knights are needed to lead each of the prayers.  If you can help lead one of these prayer services, please contact Kevin at: Ksetterholm@q.com

Times needed for Volunteers

  • Before Saturday 5:00 Mass
  • Before Saturday 8:30 Mass
  • Before Saturday 10:30 Mass
  • After Sunday 6:00 Mass

5th Sunday Hospitality – June 30

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses on June 30.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at:  vrrjrr@hotmail.com

 

May 12 – May 18, 2019

Congratulations

Congratulations to Jeff and Rhonda Kieffer for being chosen as the council’s May Family of the Month.  You can read more about the Kieffers on the council website or by clicking here. 

Fun Opportunities

2019 Supreme Convention – August 3 – 8

The 2019 Supreme Convention will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 3-8 and the MN Knights are currently looking for volunteers to pull off this monumental task. You and your family are encouraged to volunteer for one or two of the many positions that need volunteers.  To see what opportunities are available and to sign-up please visit https://mnknights.org and click on the “Conventions” tab and then the “Supreme Convention” tab.  All questions should be directed to Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net

Purchase a Share of the Hall Opportunity

The council rents its meeting chambers from the Anoka Home Association, which is the organization that owns the Anoka Knights Hall.  To become a member of this organization and to obtain the right to vote on how the how the building is used, maintained and improved you need to become a shareholder.  One share in the building costs $25.  For information, please contact the President of the Anoka Home Association, Roger Renner at rerenner@ehrenner.com or 763-286-9355.

Volunteer Opportunities

Memorial Day Mass – May 27

Volunteers are needed to help set-up for the Memorial Day Mass that will take place at the cemetery on May 27.  Please contact Mike at: 763-421-7926 or mickeyp1543@gmail.com if you can help with this event.

Hospitality Servers After Mass –June 2

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the Masses on June 2.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Corpus Christi Mass Procession – June 16

The Anoka council will be leading the Corpus Christi Mass procession that takes place outside of St. Stephen’s following the 10:30 Mass.  Four Knights that have council polo shirts are needed to help carry the canopy and fourth degree Knights are needed to help lead the procession.  If you can help with these needs, please contact Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net

5th Sunday Rosary June 29/30

The Anoka council will be leading Rosary Prayer services after all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30.  Knights are needed to lead each of the prayers.  If you can help lead one of these prayer services, please contact Kevin at: Ksetterholm@q.com

Times needed for Volunteers

  • Before Saturday 5:00 Mass
  • Before Saturday 8:30 Mass
  • Before Saturday 10:30 Mass
  • After Sunday 6:00 Mass

5th Sunday Hospitality – June 30

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses on June 30.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at:  vrrjrr@hotmail.com

 

May 5 -11, 2019

Thank You For 15 + Years of Service

The council would like to thank Joe Santer for the many, many years of service that has he given to the council as the dish washers coordinator for the Lenten Fish Dinners.  Being part of his crew over the past 6 years, the Grand Knight has learned to appreciate the great service that Joe has given to parish and the Anoka Knights.  At the conclusion of the 2019 Lentin Fish Dinners, Joe has decided to retire from these duties, but I am sure that with some arm twisting, he will be happy to act a future consultant in upcoming council endeavors.

Fun Opportunity

2019 Supreme Convention – August 3 – 8

The 2019 Supreme Convention will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 3-8 and the MN Knights are currently looking for volunteers to pull off this monumental task. You and your family are encouraged to volunteer for one or two of the many positions that need volunteers.  To see what opportunities are available and to sign-up please visit https://mnknights.org and click on the “Conventions” tab and then the “Supreme Convention” tab.  All questions should be directed to Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net

Receive a FREE Council Shirt

Recruit, Recruit, Recruit – Now

If you help the council reach Star Council by recruiting 2 new members and bring them to the May 11, First-Degree Ceremony at the Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids, you will receive a Free Anoka Knights of Columbus polo shirt and for recruiting one member you can get a shirt for ½ price.  Please contact Kevin for more information at: ksetterholm@q.com

Upcoming Degree Ceremonies

Coon Rapids Major-Degree Ceremony May 11

The Coon Rapids Council will be hosting a major-degree ceremony on May 11th at the Church of the Epiphany.  At this one event, a prospect can go through all three degree ceremonies or as many ceremonies as he wishes too, but the First-Degree Ceremony starting at 9:00 AM is all that is required. Contact Kevin for more information: ksetterholm@q.com – REMBER – you can receive a free Anoka Knights polo shirt for bringing 2 prospects to this First-Degree Ceremony.

Volunteer Opportunities

Hospitality Servers After Mass – May 12, June 2 and June 30

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the Masses on May 12.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Mother’s Day Corsage Sale – May 11 & 12

You and your spouse are needed to help make and sell Mother Day corsages.  Corsage assembly will take place on Saturday, May 11 starting 1:00 PM in the FCC.  Time Commitment is usually about one hour and volunteers should contact Annette at 763-757-9786 or ksetterholm@q.com.  Sales will take place before and after Mass on May 11 & 12.  Volunteers should contact Paula at: travelnpj@hotmail.com .  Proceeds for this sale will go to pro-life causes.

Memorial Day Mass  – May 27

Volunteers are needed to help set-up for the Memorial Day Mass that will take place at the cemetery on May 27.  Please contact Mike at: 763-421-7926 or mickeyp1543@gmail.com if you can help with this event.

Nominations Needed 

Nominations for 2019-2020 Officers are now being taken.  Descriptions of the responsibilities for each position can be found by clicking HERE (https://goo.gl/jPtRiU).  If you would like to nominate yourself or another brother knight for one of the positions below, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

 

April 28-May 4, 2019

Notice

Memorial Day Mass Location Change – May 27

After further review of the location for the Memorial Day Mass, it has been decided to remain at last year’s location in the SE corner of the new section by the garage. Fr. Bennett had reservations about respect for graves in the area of the cross roads and I didn’t feel we could guarantee keeping people off the graves in that area. We will do the best with what we have available. Please join us, weather permitting!  For more information, please contact Mike at: : 763-421-7926 or mickeyp1543@gmail.com

Thank You For 20 Years of Service

Past Grand Knight Gary Kempf captured this picture of long time Lenten Fish Dinner Coordinator, Jeff Kieffer, closing the kitchen at 7:15 PM on April 12, 2019 for the last time.  Yes, there is “great anguish” on his face as he realizes that he is now officially retired from his 20 year role as parish’s kitchen and fish Guru.  Jeff will be sorrowfully missed especially after serving an amazing beer battered fish at his grand finale diner.  THANK YOU for your many years of service Jeff.

Fun Opportunity

2019 Supreme Convention – August 3 – 8

The 2019 Supreme Convention will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 3-8 and the MN Knights are currently looking for volunteers to pull off this monumental task. You and your family are encouraged to volunteer for one or two of the many positions that need volunteers.  To see what opportunities are available and to sign-up please visit https://mnknights.org and click on the “Conventions” tab and then the “Supreme Convention” tab.  All questions should be directed to Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net

Receive a FREE Council Shirt

Recruit, Recruit, Recruit – Now

If you help the council reach Star Council by recruiting 2 new members and bring them to the May 11, First-Degree Ceremony at the Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids, you will receive a Free Anoka Knights of Columbus polo shirt and for recruiting one member you can get a shirt for ½ price.  Please contact Kevin for more information at: ksetterholm@q.com

If a prospect joins the council between now and May 5, by registering at KofC.org/JoinUS and selectin council #2018 as his preferred council, he is also eligible for a Free Anoka Knights of Columbus polo shirt.  Please contact Kevin for more information at: ksetterholm@q.com

Upcoming Degree Ceremonies

Coon Rapids Major-Degree Ceremony – May 11

The Coon Rapids Council will be hosting a major-degree ceremony on May 11th at the Church of the Epiphany.  At this one event, a prospect can go through all three degree ceremonies or as many ceremonies as he wishes too, but the First-Degree Ceremony starting at 9:00 AM is all that is required. Contact Kevin for more information: ksetterholm@q.com – REMBER – you can receive a free Anoka Knights polo shirt for bringing 2 prospects to this First-Degree Ceremony.

Volunteer Opportunities

Tootsie Roll Drive – April 26-28

If you and the members of your family are interested in helping with this year’s Tootsie Roll Drive to benefit the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities please contact Tom Matlon at: 763-427-0478 or tom.matlon@gmail.com .  Volunteers are needed on Friday and Saturday at noon and after Masses on Saturday and Sunday.  More volunteers are GREATLY NEEDED. 

Hospitality Servers After Mass – May 12, June 2 and June 30

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the Masses on May 12.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Mother’s Day Corsage Sale – May 11 & 12

You and your spouse are needed to help make and sell Mother Day corsages.  Corsage assembly will take place on Saturday, May 11 starting 1:00 PM in the FCC.  Time Commitment is usually about one hour and volunteers should contact Annette at 763-757-9786 or ksetterholm@q.com.  Sales will take place before and after Mass on May 11 & 12.  Volunteers should contact Paula at: travelnpj@hotmail.com .  Proceeds for this sale will go to pro-life causes.

Memorial Day Mass  – May 27

Volunteers are needed to help set-up for the Memorial Day Mass that will take place at the cemetery on May 27.  Please contact Mike at: 763-421-7926 or mickeyp1543@gmail.com if you can help with this event.

Nominations Needed 

Nominations for 2019-2020 Officers are now being taken.  Descriptions of the responsibilities for each position can be found by clicking HERE (https://goo.gl/jPtRiU).  If you would like to nominate yourself or another brother knight for one of the positions below, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

 

 

April 21-27, 2019

Fun Opportunities

Annual Council Celebration – May 4 (RSVP by APRIL 20)

Over the past year, our volunteers have contributed many hours of service which benefited our church, community, and those in need.  The council plans on celebrating its volunteers at the Annual Celebration Dinner, held at the Anoka Knights Hall, 2421 4th Ave. N.  This is being held on Saturday, May 4th, starting at 5:30 p.m.  Dinner, provided by Lynde’s, will include tasty broasted chicken or tender sliced roast beef. Entertainment will be performed by Due North Vocal Band– an a cappella voice band with local roots.  They were awarded the 2018 Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes Champion and Audience Favorite.

Price for a fun evening of a delicious meal with accomplished entertainment:

  • Knight of Columbus Member- $20 per person/$40 per couple
  • Non-Knight of Columbus- $30 per person/$60 per couple

RSVP with Joe Soler at: joesoler@q.com or 763-337-3669

2019 Supreme Convention – August 3 – 8

The 2019 Supreme Convention will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 3-8 and the MN Knights are currently looking for volunteers to pull off this monumental task. You and your family are encouraged to volunteer for one or two of the many positions that need volunteers.  To see what opportunities are available and to sign-up please visit https://mnknights.org and click on the “Conventions” tab and then the “Supreme Convention” tab.  All questions should be directed to Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net

Receive a FREE Council Shirt

Recruit, Recruit, Recruit – Now

If you help the council reach Star Council by recruiting 2 new members and bring them to the May 11, First-Degree Ceremony at the Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids, you will receive a Free Anoka Knights of Columbus polo shirt and for recruiting one member you can get a shirt for ½ price.  Please contact Kevin for more information at: ksetterholm@q.com

If a prospect joins the council between now and May 5, by registering at KofC.org/JoinUS and selectin council #2018 as his preferred council, he is also eligible for a Free Anoka Knights of Columbus polo shirt.  Please contact Kevin for more information at: ksetterholm@q.com

Upcoming Degree Ceremonies

Coon Rapids Major-Degree Ceremony – May 11

The Coon Rapids Council will be hosting a major-degree ceremony on May 11th at the Church of the Epiphany.  At this one event, a prospect can go through all three degree ceremonies or as many ceremonies as he wishes too, but the First-Degree Ceremony starting at 9:00 AM is all that is required. Contact Kevin for more information: ksetterholm@q.com – REMBER – you can receive a free Anoka Knights polo shirt for bringing 2 prospects to this First-Degree Ceremony.

Volunteer Opportunities

Tootsie Roll Drive – April 26-28

If you and the members of your family are interested in helping with this year’s Tootsie Roll Drive to benefit the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities please contact Tom Matlon at: 763-427-0478 or tom.matlon@gmail.com .  Volunteers are needed on Friday and Saturday at noon and after Masses on Saturday and Sunday.  More volunteers are GREATLY NEEDED.

Hospitality Servers After Mass – May 12, June 2 and June 30

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the Masses on May 12.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Mother’s Day Corsage Sale – May 11 & 12

You and your spouse are needed to help make and sell Mother Day corsages.  Corsage assembly will take place on Saturday, May 11 starting 1:00 PM in the FCC.  Time Commitment is usually about one hour and volunteers should contact Annette at 763-757-9786 or ksetterholm@q.com.  Sales will take place before and after Mass on May 11 & 12.  Volunteers should contact Paula at: travelnpj@hotmail.com .  Proceeds for this sale will go to pro-life causes.

Memorial Day Mass  – May 27

Volunteers are needed to help set-up for the Memorial Day Mass that will take place at the cemetery on May 27.  Please contact Mike at: 763-421-7926 or mickeyp1543@gmail.com if you can help with this event.

Nominations Needed 

Nominations for 2019-2020 Officers are now being taken.  Descriptions of the responsibilities for each position can be found by clicking HERE (https://goo.gl/jPtRiU).  If you would like to nominate yourself or another brother knight for one of the positions below, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

 

 

April 14 – 20, 2019

Receive a FREE Council Shirt

The Anoka council has not been awarded a “Star Council” for more than a decade, but it is now only 8 new members away from receiving this honor.  If you help the council reach Star Council by recruiting 2 new members and bring them to the May 11, First-Degree Ceremony at the Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids, you will receive a Free Anoka Knights of Columbus polo shirt and for recruiting one member you can get a shirt for ½ price.  Please contact Kevin for more information at: ksetterholm@q.com

Upcoming Degree Ceremonies

Coon Rapids Major-Degree Ceremony – May 11

The Coon Rapids Council will be hosting a major-degree ceremony on May 11th at the Church of the Epiphany.  At this one event, a prospect can go through all three degree ceremonies or as many ceremonies as he wishes too, but the First-Degree Ceremony starting at 9:00 AM is all that is required. Contact Kevin for more information: ksetterholm@q.com – REMBER – you can receive a free Anoka Knights polo shirt for bringing 2 prospects to this First-Degree Ceremony.

Fun Opportunities

Annual Council Celebration – May 4 (RSVP by APRIL 20)

Over the past year, our volunteers have contributed many hours of service which benefited our church, community, and those in need.  The council plans on celebrating its volunteers at the Annual Celebration Dinner, held at the Anoka Knights Hall, 2421 4th Ave. N.  This is being held on Saturday, May 4th, starting at 5:30 p.m.  Dinner, provided by Lynde’s, will include tasty broasted chicken or tender sliced roast beef. Entertainment will be performed by Due North Vocal Band– an a cappella voice band with local roots.  They were awarded the 2018 Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes Champion and Audience Favorite.

Price for a fun evening of a delicious meal with accomplished entertainment:

  • Knight of Columbus Member- $20 per person/$40 per couple
  • Non-Knight of Columbus- $30 per person/$60 per couple

RSVP with Joe Soler at: joesoler@q.com or 763-337-3669

2019 Supreme Convention – August 3 – 8

The 2019 Supreme Convention will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 3-8 and the MN Knights are currently looking for volunteers to pull off this monumental task. You and your family are encouraged to volunteer for one or two of the many positions that need volunteers.  To see what opportunities are available and to sign-up please visit https://mnknights.org and click on the “Conventions” tab and then the “Supreme Convention” tab.  All questions should be directed to Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net

Volunteer Opportunities

Tootsie Roll Drive – April 26-28

If you and the members of your family are interested in helping with this year’s Tootsie Roll Drive to benefit the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities please contact Tom Matlon at: 763-427-0478 or tom.matlon@gmail.com .  Volunteers are needed on Friday and Saturday at noon and after Masses on Saturday and Sunday.  More volunteers are GREATLY NEEDED.

Hospitality Servers After Mass – May 12, June 2 and June 30

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the Masses on May 12.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Mother’s Day Corsage Sale – May 11 & 12

You and your spouse are needed to help make and sell Mother Day corsages.  Corsage assembly will take place on Saturday, May 11 starting 1:00 PM in the FCC.  Time Commitment is usually about one hour and volunteers should contact Annette at 763-757-9786 or ksetterholm@q.com.  Sales will take place before and after Mass on May 11 & 12.  Volunteers should contact Paula at: travelnpj@hotmail.com .  Proceeds for this sale will go to pro-life causes.

Memorial Day Mass  – May 27

Volunteers are needed to help set-up for the Memorial Day Mass that will take place at the cemetery on May 27.  Please contact Mike at: 763-421-7926 or mickeyp1543@gmail.com if you can help with this event.

Nominations Needed 

Nominations for 2019-2020 Officers are now being taken.  Descriptions of the responsibilities for each position can be found by clicking HERE (https://goo.gl/jPtRiU).  If you would like to nominate yourself or another brother knight for one of the positions below, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

 

April 7 – April 13, 2019

April Family of the Month

Congratulations to the Dallas and Sue Hildebrand family for being chosen as the council’s April Family of the Month.  You can read more about the Hildebrands on the council website or by clicking here.

Notice

April 9th General Council Meeting – April 9

The Rosary prayer service that was scheduled to start at 6:30 PM, before the April 9th General Council Meeting, has been canceled.  In its place there will be a first-degree ceremony.  There will still be a general council meeting starting at 7:00 PM.

Degree Ceremonies

Anoka First-Degree Ceremony – April 9

The Anoka Council will be hosting a first-degree membership ceremony on Tuesday, April 9 starting at 6:30 at the Anoka Knights Hall.  Prospects should show up at 6:15 to register.  PLEASE put effort into recruiting and bring a prospect to this degree ceremony. Contact Kevin if you know of a prospect that will be attending this event: ksetterholm@q.com

Coon Rapids Major-Degree Ceremony – May 11

The Coon Rapids Council will be hosting a major-degree ceremony on May 11th at the Church of the Epiphany.  At this one event, a prospects can go through all three degree ceremonies or as many ceremonies as he wishes too. Contact Kevin for more information: ksetterholm@q.com 

Volunteer Opportunities

Tootsie Roll Drive – April 26-28

If you and the members of your family are interested in helping with this year’s Tootsie Roll Drive to benefit the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities please contact Tom Matlon at: 763-427-0478 or tom.matlon@gmail.com .  Volunteers are needed on Friday and Saturday at noon and after Masses on Saturday and Sunday.  More volunteers are GREATLY NEEDED.

Spring Breakfast – April 28

The council needs KITCHEN HELP for the April 28, pancake and sausage breakfast taking place after the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses. Please contact Nick Johnson at 507-363-1542 or dunwoody80@hotmail.com to volunteer.  Proceeds for this breakfast will be going to help purchase an ultrasound machine for the WomenSource pregnancy center.

Fun Opportunities

Annual Council Celebration – May 4 (RSVP by APRIL 20)

The council will be celebrating its volunteers at the Annual Celebration Dinner, being held at the Anoka Knights Hall on Saturday, May 4th starting at 5:30 p.m.

Dinner will be provided by Lynde’s and will include tasty broasted chicken or tender sliced roast beef.

Entertainment will be provided by the awarding winning Due North Vocal Band– an a cappella voice band with local roots

Price for a fun evening of a delicious meal with accomplished entertainment:

  • Knight of Columbus Member- $20 per person/$40 per couple
  • Non-Knight of Columbus- $30 per person/$60 per couple
  • Special Invitation & Deal for all men in the parish– Sign up to be a Knight now and receive a Free dinner and show for you and your guest!

RSVP with Joe Soler at joesoler@q.com or 763-337-3669 by April 20

2019 Supreme Convention – August 3 – 8

The 2019 Supreme Convention will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 3-8 and the MN Knights are currently looking for volunteers to pull off this monumental task. You and your family are encouraged to volunteer for one or two of the many positions that need volunteers.  To see what opportunities are available and to sign-up please visit https://mnknights.org and click on the “Conventions” tab and then the “Supreme Convention” tab.  All questions should be directed to Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net

Nominations Needed 

Nominations for 2019-2020 Officers are now being taken.  Descriptions of the responsibilities for each position can be found by clicking HERE (https://goo.gl/jPtRiU).  If you would like to nominate yourself or another brother knight for one of the positions below, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

 

March 31 – April 6, 2019

Notice

April 9th General Council Meeting – April 9

The Rosary prayer service that was scheduled to start at 6:30 PM, before the April 9th General Council Meeting, has been canceled.  In its place there will be a first-degree ceremony.  There will still be a general council meeting starting at 7:00 PM.

Degree Ceremonies

Anoka First-Degree Ceremony – April 9

The Anoka Council will be hosting a first-degree membership ceremony on Tuesday, April 9 starting at 6:30 at the Anoka Knights Hall.  Prospects should show up at 6:15 to register.  PLEASE put a little effort into recruiting and bring a prospect to this degree ceremony. Contact Kevin if you know of a prospect that will be attending this event: ksetterholm@q.com

Coon Rapids Major-Degree Ceremony – May 11

The Coon Rapids Council will be hosting a major-degree ceremony on May 11th at the Church of the Epiphany.  At this one event, a prospects can go through all three degree ceremonies or as many ceremonies as he wishes too. Contact Kevin for more information: ksetterholm@q.com

Volunteer Opportunities

Ham Bingo – April 13

If you and members of your family can help with the April 13th, Ham Bingo event being held at St. Stephen’s in the FCC from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM on April 13, please contact James Rehder 651-276-8005 or Jamesrehder@ymail.com

Tootsie Roll Drive – April 26-28

If you and the members of your family are interested in helping with this year’s Tootsie Roll Drive to benefit the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities please contact Tom Matlon at: 763-427-0478 or tom.matlon@gmail.com .  Volunteers are needed on Friday and Saturday at noon and after Masses on Saturday and Sunday

Spring Breakfast – April 28

If you and members of your family can help in the kitchen or dining room with the April 28, pancake and sausage breakfast after the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses, please contact Nick Johnson at 507-363-1542 or dunwoody80@hotmail.com .  Proceeds for this breakfast will be going to help purchase an ultrasound machine for the WomenSource pregnancy center.

Sharing and Caring Hands – April 30

If you can help with the Anoka Council’s lunch at Sharing and Caring hands on the morning and afternoon of April 30th, please contact Joe Soler at 763-767-0563 or joesoler@q.com

2020 Lenten Fish Dinner Dining Room and Cleanup Coordinator

St. Stephen’s parish is currently looking for someone to coordinate volunteers to work in the dining and dish clean-up for the 2020 Lenten Fish Dinners.  If you like to learn more about this position, please contact Kevin at AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Spiritual Growth Opportunities

How Do We Pray Parish Retreat – April 7, 8, 9

The Anoka Council is encouraging all of its members to attend the St. Stephen’s Parish Lenten retreat running from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the FCC on April 7, 8 & 9th.  Watch the church bulleting for more information to come or Meredith Toweh  at mtoweh@ststephenchurch.org 

Fun Opportunities

Annual Council Celebration – May 4

Over the past year, our volunteers have contributed many hours of service which benefited our church, community, and those in need.  The council will be celebrating our volunteers at its Annual Celebration Dinner, held at the Anoka Knights Hall.  This is being held on Saturday, May 4th, starting at 5:30 p.m.  Dinner, provided by Lynde’s, will include tasty broasted chicken or tender sliced roast beef. Entertainment will be performed by Due North Vocal Band– an a cappella voice band with local roots.  They were awarded the 2018 Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes Champion and Audience Favorite.

Price for a fun evening of a delicious meal with accomplished entertainment:

  • Knight of Columbus Member- $20 per person/$40 per couple
  • Non-Knight of Columbus- $30 per person/$60 per couple
  • Special Invitation & Deal for all men in the parish– Sign up to be a Knight now and receive a Free dinner and show for you and your guest!

RSVP with  Joe Soler at joesoler@q.com or 763-337-3669 by April 20

2019 Supreme Convention – August 3 – 8

The 2019 Supreme Convention will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 3-8 and the MN Knights are currently looking for volunteers to pull off this monumental task. You and your family are encouraged to volunteer for one or two of the many positions that need volunteers.  To see what opportunities are available and to sign-up please visit https://mnknights.org and click on the “Conventions” tab and then the “Supreme Convention” tab.  All questions should be directed to Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net

Nominations Needed 

Nominations for 2019-2020 Officers are now being taken.  Descriptions of the responsibilities for each position can be found by clicking HERE (https://goo.gl/jPtRiU).  If you would like to nominate yourself or another brother knight for one of the positions below, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

 

March 24 – 30, 2019

Spiritual Growth Opportunities

3rd Annual Knights Mass – March 30

Archbishop Hebda will be the celebrant at the 3rd Annual Knights Mass which start at 4:30 PM on March 30th at St. Bridget’s Church (3811 Emerson Avenue North Minneapolis). The theme of the Mass is “Seeking Miracles”. All Knights and their families in the Twin Cities area are encouraged to attend as it is a great way to celebrate being a KNIGHT!  A freewill offering dinner will be served after the Mass. Please RSVP with Bill Moore at 612-806-4560 or blmoore1@comcast.net

5th Sunday Rosary – March 30 & 31

The Anoka Knights will be leading a Rosary prayer service a ½ hour before all of the English-speaking Masses on March 30 & 31 in the Holy Cross Chapel.  Everyone is encouraged to participate.

How Do We Pray Parish Retreat – April 7, 8, 9

The Anoka Council is encouraging all of its members to attend the St. Stephen’s Parish Lenten retreat running from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the FCC on April 7, 8 & 9th.  Watch the church bulleting for more information to come or Meredith Toweh  at mtoweh@ststephenchurch.org   

Volunteer Opportunities

5th Sunday Rosary Prayer Leaders Needed – March 30 & 31

The Anoka council will be leading Rosary prayer services before all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday March 31.  Knights are needed to lead each of the prayers with a program set-up by Deacon Chuck.  If you can help lead one of these prayer services, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Current Volunteers:

  • Saturday 5:00 Mass – Deacon Chuck
  • Sunday 8:30 Mass – Bob Biermaier
  • Sunday 10:30 Mass –  ????? HELP NEEDED!!!!!!
  • Sunday 6:00 Mass – ????? HELP NEEDED!!!!!!

5th Sunday Hospitality – March 30 & 31

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses on March 30 and 31.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Ham Bingo – April 13

If you and members of your family can help with the April 13th, Ham Bingo event being held at St. Stephen’s in the FCC from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM on April 13, please contact James Rehder 651-276-8005 or Jamesrehder@ymail.com

Tootsie Roll Drive – April 26-28

If you and the members of your family are interested in helping with this year’s Tootsie Roll Drive to benefit the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities please contact Tom Matlon at: 763-427-0478 or tom.matlon@gmail.com .  Volunteers are needed on Friday and Saturday at noon and after Masses on Saturday and Sunday.

Spring Breakfast – April 28

If you and members of your family can help in the kitchen or dining room with the April 28, pancake and sausage breakfast after the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses, please contact Nick Johnson at 507-363-1542 or dunwoody80@hotmail.com .  Proceeds for this breakfast will be going to help purchase an ultrasound machine for the WomenSource pregnancy center.

Sharing and Caring Hands – April 30

If you can help with the Anoka Council’s lunch at Sharing and Caring hands on the morning and afternoon of April 30th, please contact Joe Soler at 763-767-0563 or joesoler@q.com

2020 Lenten Fish Dinner Dining Room and Cleanup Coordinator

St. Stephen’s parish is currently looking for someone to coordinate volunteers to work in the dining and dish clean-up for the 2020 Lenten Fish Dinners.  If you like to learn more about this position, please contact Kevin at AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

2019 Supreme Convention – August 3 – 8

The 2019 Supreme Convention will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 3-8 and the MN Knights are currently looking for volunteers to pull off this monumental task. You and your family are encouraged to volunteer for one or two of the many positions that need volunteers.  To see what opportunities are available and to sign-up please visit https://mnknights.org and click on the “Conventions” tab and then the “Supreme Convention” tab.  All questions should be directed to Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net

Nominations Needed 

Nominations for 2019-2020 Officers are now being taken.  Descriptions of the responsibilities for each position can be found by clicking HERE (https://goo.gl/jPtRiU).  If you would like to nominate yourself or another brother knight for one of the positions below, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Fun Opportunities

Movie Unplanned – March 31

Join St. Stephen’s parishioners to see the new movie Unplanned! The story of Abby Johnson who left Planned Parenthood and is now pro-life! Life Matters ministry will get tickets for Sunday, March 31st, 3:20 PM, at the Rogers Theatre.

To sign-up for tickets, call the church office 763-421-2471 with your name, phone #, email address & # of tickets ($6 each).  OR stop by the Connect Desk after Masses on March 23/24. If you are not available to see the movie with us, the movie will be at the Rogers Theatre March 28-31 as far as we know.

Annual Council Celebration – May 4

Over the past year, our volunteers have contributed many hours of service which benefited our church, community, and those in need.  The council will be celebrating our volunteers at its Annual Celebration Dinner, held at the Anoka Knights Hall.  This is being held on Saturday, May 4th, starting at 5:30 p.m.  Dinner, provided by Lynde’s, will include tasty broasted chicken or tender sliced roast beef. Entertainment will be performed by Due North Vocal Band– an a cappella voice band with local roots.  They were awarded the 2018 Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes Champion and Audience Favorite.

Price for a fun evening of a delicious meal with accomplished entertainment:

  • Knight of Columbus Member- $20 per person/$40 per couple
  • Non-Knight of Columbus- $30 per person/$60 per couple
  • Special Invitation & Deal for all men in the parish– Sign up to be a Knight now and receive a Free dinner and show for you and your guest!

RSVP with  Joe Soler at joesoler@q.com or 763-337-3669 by April 29

 

 

March 17 – 23, 2019

Spiritual Growth Opportunities

A Conversation of Life and Death Issues – March 19, 26 & April 2

The Anoka Council is encouraging its members to participate in 4 Part Series titled “What to Do: A Conversation on Life and Death Issues” taking place at St. Stephens from 7:00-8:30 on March 19, 26 and April 2.

  • March 19 – Deacon Stephen Najarian – “Medical Ethics”
  • March 26 – Father Matt Quail – “Standing Up for the Vulnerable”
  • April 2 – Father Jon Floeder – “Living a Consistent Ethic of Life”

The Archdiocesan Men’s ConferenceMarch 23

The Anoka Council is encouraging all of its members to participate in the March 23, Archdiocesan Men’s Conference.  The conference is being led by Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens and the keynote speaker will be Patrick Madrid from Relevant Radio.  The conference will be held at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights and will run from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.  Registration material can be found at: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=7106bc or receive an $8 discount by registering with Randy Sieben at: Randy Sieben ranshel@usfamily.net .  Carpools are being organized from St. Stephen’s through Randy and they will be leaving at 8:00 AM sharp.

3rd Annual Knights Mass – March 30

Archbishop Hebda will be the celebrant at the 3rd Annual Knights Mass which start at 4:30 PM on March 30th at St. Bridget’s Church (3811 Emerson Avenue North Minneapolis). The theme of the Mass is “Seeking Miracles”. All Knights and their families in the Twin Cities area are encouraged to attend as it is a great way to celebrate being a KNIGHT!  A freewill offering dinner will be served after the Mass. Please RSVP with Bill Moore at 612-806-4560 or blmoore1@comcast.net

5th Sunday Rosary – March 30 & 31

The Anoka Knights will be leading a Rosary prayer service a ½ hour before all of the English-speaking Masses on March 30 & 31 in the Holy Cross Chapel.  Everyone is encouraged to participate.

How Do We Pray Parish Retreat – April 7, 8, 9

The Anoka Council is encouraging all of its members to attend the St. Stephen’s Parish Lenten retreat running from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the FCC on April 7, 8 & 9th.  Watch the church bulleting for more information to come or Meredith Toweh  at mtoweh@ststephenchurch.org 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Annual Lenten Fish Dinners – March 22 – April 12

The St. Stephen’s Lenten Fish Dinners are starting up SOON.  If you and your family members are able to help in the dining area, please contact Carole Santer at cjsanter2244@hotmail.com

Knights Needed for The Archdiocesan Men’s ConferenceMarch 23

The Knights have been asked to volunteer to help run the March 23, Archdiocesan Men’s Conference.  Help is needed in the following areas – Registration Table, Traffic, Greeters, Breakfast Line, Mass Ushers.  If you can help out with this BIG event or you would like more information, please contact Dave DuPaul at (612) – 760 – 0680

5th Sunday Rosary Prayer Leaders Needed – March 30 & 31

The Anoka council will be leading Rosary prayer services before all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday March 31.  Knights are needed to lead each of the prayers with a program set-up by Deacon Chuck.  If you can help lead one of these prayer services, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Current Volunteers:

  • Saturday 5:00 Mass – Deacon Chuck
  • Sunday 8:30 Mass – Bob Biermaier
  • Sunday 10:30 Mass –
  • Sunday 6:00 Mass –

5th Sunday Hospitality – March 30 & 31

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses on March 30 and 31.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Ham Bingo – April 13

If you and members of your family can help with the April 13th, Ham Bingo event being held at St. Stephen’s in the FCC from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM on April 13, please contact James Rehder 651-276-8005 or Jamesrehder@ymail.com

Tootsie Roll Drive – April 26-28

If you and the members of your family are interested in helping with this year’s Tootsie Roll Drive to benefit the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities please contact Tom Matlon at: 763-427-0478 or tom.matlon@gmail.com .  Volunteers are needed on Friday and Saturday at noon and after Masses on Saturday and Sunday.

Spring Breakfast – April 28

If you and members of your family can help in the kitchen or dining room with the April 28, pancake and sausage breakfast after the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses, please contact Nick Johnson at 507-363-1542 or dunwoody80@hotmail.com .  Proceeds for this breakfast will be going to help purchase an ultrasound machine for the WomenSource pregnancy center.

Sharing and Caring Hands – April 30

If you can help with the Anoka Council’s lunch at Sharing and Caring hands on the morning and afternoon of April 30th, please contact Joe Soler at 763-767-0563 or joesoler@q.com

2020 Lenten Fish Dinner Dining Room and Cleanup Coordinator

St. Stephen’s parish is currently looking for someone to coordinate volunteers to work in the dining and dish clean-up for the 2020 Lenten Fish Dinners.  If you like to learn more about this position, please contact Kevin at AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

2019 Supreme Convention – August 3 – 8

The 2019 Supreme Convention will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on August 3-8 and the MN Knights are currently looking for volunteers to pull off this monumental task. You and your family are encouraged to volunteer for one or two of the many positions that need volunteers.  To see what opportunities are available and to sign-up please visit https://mnknights.org and click on the “Conventions” tab and then the “Supreme Convention” tab.  All questions should be directed to Phil Harter at: pcharter@comcast.net

 

Nominations Needed 

Nominations for 2019-2020 Officers are now being taken.  Descriptions of the responsibilities for each position can be found by clicking HERE (https://goo.gl/jPtRiU).  If you would like to nominate yourself or another brother knight for one of the positions below, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

 

Fun Opportunities

Supreme Convention Twins vs Royals – August 4

All Knights, families and friends are invited to join hundreds of delegates to the 137th Supreme Convention at TARGET FIELD on Sunday, August 4th at 1:10 p.m. for the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals game. There are tickets in four different price ranges that can be ordered online at https://groupmatics.events/event/137thsupreme

Movie Unplanned – March 31

Join St. Stephen’s parishioners to see the new movie Unplanned! The story of Abby Johnson who left Planned Parenthood and is now pro-life! Life Matters ministry will get tickets for Sunday, March 31st, 3:20 PM, at the Rogers Theatre.

To sign-up for tickets, call the church office 763-421-2471 with your name, phone #, email address & # of tickets ($6 each).  OR stop by the Connect Desk after Masses on March 23/24. If you are not available to see the movie with us, the movie will be at the Rogers Theatre March 28-31 as far as we know.

 

March 10 – 16, 2019

Anoka Knights March Family of the Month

Congratulations to the Dan and Cheryl Knapek family for being chosen as the council’s March Family of the Month.  You can read more about the Knapeks on the council website or by clicking here.

March 12, General Meeting

All members are encouraged to attend general meetings held on the second Tuesday at each month starting at 7:00 PM at the Anoka Knights Hall.  This month’s agenda is as follows:

  • 6:30 PM – Rosary Prayer Service
  • 7:00 PM – Family of the Month recognized
  • 7:00 – 7:20 – March for Life’s student scholarship recipient presentation on her experience at the 2019 Washington D.C. March for Life event
  • 7:25-8:15 – Business Meeting (Knights only)
  • 8:15 – 9:00 – Food, Drinks and Socializing

Spiritual Growth Opportunities

A Conversation of Life and Death Issues – March 12, 19, 26 & April 2

The Anoka Council is encouraging its members to participate in 4 Part Series titled “What to Do: A Conversation on Life and Death Issues” taking place at St. Stephens from 7:00-8:30 on March 12, 19, 26 and April 2.

  • March 12 – Monsignor Steven Rohlfs – “Respecting Life at its End: Principles and Problems”
  • March 19 – Deacon Stephen Najarian – “Medical Ethics”
  • March 26 – Father Matt Quail – “Standing Up for the Vulnerable”
  • April 2 – Father Jon Floeder – “Living a Consistent Ethic of Life”

The Archdiocesan Men’s ConferenceMarch 23

The Anoka Council is encouraging all of its members to participate in the March 23, Archdiocesan Men’s Conference.  The conference is being led by Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens and the keynote speaker will be Patrick Madrid from Relevant Radio.  The conference will be held at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights and will run from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.  Registration material can be found at: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=7106bc or receive an $8 discount by registering with Randy Sieben at: Randy Sieben ranshel@usfamily.net .  Carpools are being organized from St. Stephen’s through Randy and they will be leaving at 8:00 AM sharp.

3rd Annual Knights Mass – March 30

Archbishop Hebda will be the celebrant at the 3rd Annual Knights Mass which start at 4:00 PM on March 30th at St. Bridget’s Church (3811 Emerson Avenue North Minneapolis).  Dinner will be served after the Mass. All Knights and their families in the Twin Cities area are encouraged to attend as it is a great way to celebrate being a KNIGHT!

5th Sunday Rosary – March 30 & 31

The Anoka Knights will be leading a Rosary prayer service a ½ hour before all of the English-speaking Masses on March 30 & 31 in the Holy Cross Chapel.  Everyone is encouraged to participate.

How Do We Pray Parish Retreat – April 7, 8, 9

The Anoka Council is encouraging all of its members to attend the St. Stephen’s Parish Lenten retreat running from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the FCC on April 7, 8 & 9th.  Watch the church bulleting for more information to come or Meredith Toweh  at mtoweh@ststephenchurch.org 

Volunteer Opportunities

Annual Lenten Fish Dinners – March 8 – April 12

The St. Stephen’s Lenten Fish Dinners are starting up SOON.  If you and your family members are able to help in the dining area, please contact Carole Santer at cjsanter2244@hotmail.com

Lenten Stations of the Cross – March 8

The Anoka Knights of Columbus will be leading Lenten Stations of the Cross Prayer Service starting at 7:00 PM on Friday, March 8.  The council needs readers and ushers to pass out booklets.  If you are interested in reading one of the parts for this event or ushering, please contact Ken at 763-421-1018 or kjerkens@comcast.net

Knights Needed For The Archdiocesan Men’s ConferenceMarch 23

The Knights have been asked to volunteer to help run the March 23, Archdiocesan Men’s Conference.  Help is needed in the following areas – Registration Table, Traffic, Greeters, Breakfast Line, Mass Ushers.  If you can help out with this BIG event or you would like more information, please contact Dave DuPaul at (612) – 760 – 0680

5th Sunday Rosary Prayer Leaders Needed – March 30 & 31

The Anoka council will be leading Rosary prayer services before all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday March 31.  Knights are needed to lead each of the prayers with a program set-up by Deacon Chuck.  If you can help lead one of these prayer services, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Current Volunteers:

  • Saturday 5:00 Mass – Deacon Chuck
  • Sunday 8:30 Mass – Bob Biermaier
  • Sunday 10:30 Mass –
  • Sunday 6:00 Mass –

5th Sunday Hospitality – March 30 & 31

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses on March 30 and 31.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Ham Bingo – April 13

If you and members of your family can help with the April 13th, Ham Bingo event being held at St. Stephen’s in the FCC from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM on April 13, please contact James Rehder 651-276-8005 or Jamesrehder@ymail.com

Tootsie Roll Drive – April 26-28

If you and the members of your family are interested in helping with this year’s Tootsie Roll Drive to benefit the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities please contact Tom Matlon at: 763-427-0478 or tom.matlon@gmail.com .  Volunteers are needed on Friday and Saturday at noon and after Masses on Saturday and Sunday.

Spring Breakfast – April 28

If you and members of your family can help in the kitchen or dining room with the April 28, pancake and sausage breakfast after the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses, please contact Nick Johnson at 507-363-1542 or dunwoody80@hotmail.com .  Proceeds for this breakfast will be going to help purchase an ultrasound machine for the WomenSource pregnancy center.

Sharing and Caring Hands – April 30

If you can help with the Anoka Council’s lunch at Sharing and Caring hands on the morning and afternoon of April 30th, please contact Joe Soler at 763-767-0563 or joesoler@q.com

2020 Lenten Fish Dinner Dining Room and Cleanup Coordinator

St. Stephen’s parish is currently looking for someone to coordinate volunteers to work in the dining and dish clean-up for the 2020 Lenten Fish Dinners.  If you like to learn more about this position, please contact Kevin at AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Recruitment Opportunities

Anoka Knights Information Sessions – March 9 & 10

The council will be running 20-minute information sessions for prospects and their spouses on what the Knights of Columbus are all about after the English-speaking Masses on Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10.  If you know of a Catholic man that may be a great candidate in becoming a Knight, these sessions would be a good place to go to get questions answered.

Elk River Major Degree – March 16

There will be a major degree taking place at St Andrew’s on March 16.  The First Degree ceremony will start at 8:30 AM, the Second Degree ceremony will start at 10:00 AM with a Third Degree ceremony immediately following the Second Degree.  For more information and to RSVP by March 10, please contact Phil at: pcharter@comcast.net

5th Sunday Knights Sunday – March 30 & 31

Over the past few years it has been an Anoka Council tradition to wear Knight of Columbus apparel to a 5th Sunday Mass.  Please seriously consider wearing your council polo shirt or some other article of clothing that has the K of C logo on it at a March 30 & 31 Mass.  If you would like to purchase a council shirt for $25, please contact Roger at: 763-286-9355 or rerenner@ehrenner.com

Nominations Needed 

Nominations for 2019-2020 Officers are now being taken.  Descriptions of the responsibilities for each position can be found by clicking HEREIf you would like to nominate yourself or another brother knight for one of the positions below, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Entertainment Opportunity 

Join St. Stephen’s parishioners to see the new movie Unplanned!

The story of Abby Johnson who left Planned Parenthood and is now pro-life!

Life Matters ministry will get tickets for Sunday, March 31st, 3:20 PM,

at the Rogers Theater.

To sign-up for tickets, call the church office 763-421-2471 with your name, phone #, email address & # of tickets ($6 each).  OR stop by the Connect Desk after Masses on March 23/24.

If you are not available to see the movie with us, the movie will be at the Rogers

 

March 3 – 9, 2019

March 12, General Meeting

All members are encouraged to attend general meetings held on the second Tuesday at each month starting at 7:00 PM at the Anoka Knights Hall.  This month’s agenda is as follows:

  • 6:30 PM – Rosary Prayer Service
  • 7:00 PM – Family of the Month recognized
  • 7:00 – 7:20 – March for Life’s student scholarship recipient presentation on her experience at the 2019 Washington D.C. March for Life event
  • 7:25-8:15 – Business Meeting (Knights only)
  • 8:15 – 9:00 – Food, Drinks and Socializing

Your Help is Needed

The Anoka Knights will be having a “March Push” to bring new members into the council.  You are needed in the “Push” to help recruit new members.  Please let your Catholic male family members, neighbors, friends and acquaintances know about the March 9th and 10th information sessions taking place after Mass, the new council Website, the new JoinUs Website, and the new landing page.  There will be a major degree ceremony on March 16, in Elk River, starting at 8:30 AM to help bring all of the prospects into the order.

Spiritual Growth Opportunities

The Archdiocesan Men’s ConferenceMarch 23

The Anoka Council is encouraging all of its members to participate in the March 23, Archdiocesan Men’s Conference.  The conference is being led by Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens and the keynote speaker will be Patrick Madrid from Relevant Radio.  The conference will be held at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights and will run from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.  Registration material can be found at: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=7106bc or receive an $8 discount by registering with Randy Sieben at: Randy Sieben ranshel@usfamily.net

A Conversation of Life and Death Issues – March 12, 19, 26 & April 2

The Anoka Council is encouraging its members to participate in 4 Part Series titled “What to Do: A Conversation on Life and Death Issues” taking place at St. Stephens from 7:00-8:30 on March 12, 19, 26 and April 2.

  • March 12 – Monsignor Steven Rohlfs – “Respecting Life at its End: Principles and Problems”
  • March 19 – Deacon Stephen Najarian – “Medical Ethics”
  • March 26 – Father Matt Quail – “Standing Up for the Vulnerable”
  • April 2 – Father Jon Floeder – “Living a Consistent Ethic of Life”

5th Sunday Rosary – March 30 & 31

The Anoka Knights will be leading a Rosary prayer service a ½ hour before all of the English-speaking Masses on March 30 & 31 in the Holy Cross Chapel.  Everyone is encouraged to participate.

How Do We Pray Parish Retreat – April 7, 8, 9

The Anoka Council is encouraging all of its members to attend the St. Stephen’s Parish Lenten retreat running from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the FCC on April 7, 8 & 9th.  Watch the church bulleting for more information to come or Meredith Toweh  at mtoweh@ststephenchurch.org 

Volunteer Opportunities

Annual Lenten Fish Dinners – March 8 – April 12

The St. Stephen’s Lenten Fish Dinners are starting up SOON.  If you and your family members are able to help in the dining area, please contact Carole Santer at cjsanter2244@hotmail.com

Lenten Stations of the Cross – March 8

The Anoka Knights of Columbus will be leading a Lenten Stations of the Cross Prayer Service starting a 7:00 PM on Friday, March 8.  The council needs readers and ushers to pass out booklets.  If you are interested in reading one of the parts for this event or ushering, please contact Ken at 763-421-1018 or kjerkens@comcast.net

5th Sunday Rosary Prayer Leaders Needed – March 30 & 31

The Anoka council will be leading Rosary prayer services before all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday March 31.  Knights are needed to lead each of the prayers with a program set-up by Deacon Chuck.  If you can help lead one of these prayer services, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Current Volunteers:

  • Saturday 5:00 Mass –
  • Sunday 8:30 Mass – Bob Biermaier
  • Sunday 10:30 Mass –
  • Sunday 6:00 Mass –

5th Sunday Hospitality – March 30 & 31

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses on March 30 and 31.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Tootsie Roll Drive – April

If you and the members of your family are interested in helping with this year’s Tootsie Roll Drive to benefit the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities please contact Tom Matlon at: 763-427-0478 or tom.matlon@gmail.com

Ham Bingo – April 13

If you and members of your family can help with the April 13th, Ham Bingo event being held at St. Stephen’s in the FCC from 6:00 – 10:00, please contact James Rehder 651-276-8005 or Jamesrehder@ymail.com

Spring Breakfast – April 28

If you and members of your family can help with the April 28, pancake and sausage breakfast after the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses, please contact Nick Johnson at 507-363-1542 or dunwoody80@hotmail.com

Sharing and Caring Hands – April 30

If you can help with the Anoka Council’s lunch at Sharing and Caring hands on the morning and afternoon of April 30th, please contact Joe Soler at 763-767-0563 or joesoler@q.com

Recruitment Opportunities

5th Sunday Knights Sunday – March 30 & 31

Over the past few years it has been an Anoka Council tradition to wear Knight of Columbus apparel to a 5th Sunday Mass.  Please seriously consider wearing your council polo shirt or some other article of clothing that has the K of C logo on it at a March 30 & 31 Mass.  If you would like to purchase a council shirt for $25, please contact Roger at: 763-286-9355 or rerenner@ehrenner.com

Recruitment Tools

To help in our recruiting efforts, there have been a few new tools developed over the past few months that I encourage you to use when introducing prospects to the Knights of Columbus and the Anoka Council.

  • This first tool is the council website that can be found at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/.  The website has an event calendar, descriptions of then various programs that council is involved with, a list of volunteer opportunities and much more information that is continually being updated.
  • The second tool is called a “landing page” that a prospect can use to request more information about the Knights of Columbus in general and about the Anoka Council of the Knights of Columbus in particular.  The case sensitive address for this page is: http://bit.ly/KofCCouncil2018.
  • The last tool is the “Knights of Columbus Join Us” website at: https://kofc.org/un/joinus.  This site is a treasure box of text and video information about the order’s mission and the benefits of becoming a member.  A prospect can also join the Knights of Columbus directly from this site, but if he does decide to become a “e-member”, please encourage him to choose Council #2018 as his preferred council.

Anoka Knights Information Sessions – March 9 & 10

The council will be running 20-minute information sessions for prospects and their spouses on what the Knights of Columbus are all about after the English-speaking Masses on Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10.  If you know of a Catholic man that may be a great candidate in becoming a Knight, these sessions would be a good place to go to get questions answers.

Elk River Major Degree – March 16

There will be a major degree taking place at St Andrew’s on March 16.  The First Degree ceremony will start at 8:30 AM, the Second Degree ceremony will start at 10:00 AM with a Third Degree ceremony immediately following the Second Degree.  For more information and to RSVP by March 10, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Nominations Needed 

Nominations for 2019-2020 Officers are now being taken.  All positions are open now that the current Grand Knights term is over at the end of June. Descriptions of the responsibilities for each position can be found by clicking HEREIf you would like to nominate yourself or another brother knight for one of the positions below, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

  1. Grand Knight
  2. Deputy Grand Knight & Program Director
  3. Chancellor
  4. Treasurer
  5. Recorder
  6. Warden
  7. Avocet
  8. Guard (Inside/Outside)
  9. Lecturer
  10. Membership Director – Jason Zienty

 

February 24 – March 2

Your Help is Needed

The Anoka Knights will be having a “March Push” to bring new members into the council.  You are needed in the “Push” to help recruit new members.  Please let your Catholic male family members, neighbors, friends and acquaintances know about the March 9th and 10th information sessions taking place after Mass, the new council Website, the new JoinUs Website, and new landing page.  There will be a major degree ceremony on March 16, in Elk River to help bring all of the prospects into the order.

 

Fun Event for the Family

The council, led by Jeff Kieffer, is cooking up a breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, French toast sticks and hash browns after the 8:30 and 10:30 Sunday Masses on February 24.

Proceeds for the breakfast will go to Haven for Heroes Veterans Home in Anoka.  Bring your whole family, friends and neighbors and support this worthy cause.

P.S. Rumor has it that Senator Jim Abeler will possibly attending this event.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Mardi Gras Dishwashers – March 2

The parish has asked the Anoka Knights to help with dishes during the St. Stephen’s Mardi Gras event.  We are hoping to make two shifts of two Knights.  The first shift will run from 6:00 – 9:30 and the second shift from 9:30 – 1:00.  Please contact Vern if you can help with this at: 763-422-1128 or vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Current Volunteers:

Annual Lenten Fish Dinners – March 8 – April 12

The St. Stephen’s Lenten Fish Dinners are starting up SOON.  If you and family members are able to help in the dining area, please contact Carole Santer at cjsanter2244@hotmail.com

Lenten Stations of the Cross – March 8

The Anoka Knights of Columbus will be leading a Lenten Stations of the Cross Prayer Service starting a 7:00 PM on Friday, March 8.  The council needs one reader and 2 ushers to pass out booklets.  If you are interested in reading one of the parts for this event, please contact Ken at 763-421-1018 or kjerkens@comcast.net

Current Volunteers:

5th Sunday Rosary Prayer Leaders Needed – March 30 & 31

The Anoka council will we bill leading Rosary prayer services before all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday March 31.  Knights are needed to lead the each of the prayers with a program set-up by Deacon Chuck.  If you can help lead one of these prayer services, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

          Current Volunteers:

  • Saturday 5:00 Mass –
  • Sunday 8:30 Mass –
  • Sunday 10:30 Mass –
  • Sunday 6:00 Mass –

5th Sunday Hospitality – March 30 & 31

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses on March 30 and 31.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

 

Leadership Opportunities

Ham Bingo Coordinator – April 13

The council is in need of a knight and or spouse to shadow Vern Rausch coordinate for the 2019 Ham Bingo and then to fill this position in the future.  If you interested in learning more about this duty and possibly becoming the council’s future Turkey and Ham Bingo Coordinator, please contact Vern at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com or 763-422-1128

 

Recruitment Opportunities

5th Sunday Knights Sunday – March 30 & 31

Over the past few years it has been an Anoka Council tradition to wear Knight of Columbus apparel to a 5th Sunday Mass.  Please seriously consider wearing your council polo shirt or some other article of clothing that has the K of C logo on it at a March 30 & 31 Mass.  If you would like to purchase a council shirt for $25, please contact Roger at: 763-286-9355 or rerenner@ehrenner.com

Recruitment Tools

To help in our recruiting efforts, there have been a few new tools developed over the past few months that I encourage you to use when introducing prospects to the Knights of Columbus and the Anoka Council.

  • This first tool is the council website that can be found at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/.  The website has an event calendar, descriptions of then various programs that council is involved with, a list of volunteer opportunities and much more information that is continually being updated.
  • The second tool is called a “landing page” that a prospect can use to request more information about the Knights of Columbus in general and about the Anoka Council of the Knights of Columbus in particular.  The case sensitive address for this page is: http://bit.ly/KofCCouncil2018.
  • The last tool is the “Knights of Columbus Join Us” website at: https://kofc.org/un/joinus.  This site is a treasure box of text and video information about the order’s mission and the benefits of becoming a member.  A prospect can also join the Knights of Columbus directly from this site, but if he does decide to become a “e-member”, please encourage him to choose Council #2018 as his preferred council.

Anoka Knights Information Sessions – March 9 & 10

The council will be running 20-minute information sessions for prospects and their spouses on what the Knights of Columbus are all about after the English-speaking Masses on Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10.  If you know of a Catholic man that may be a great candidate in becoming a Knight, these session would be a good place to go to get questions answers.

Elk River Major Degree – March 16

There will be a major degree taking place at St Andrew’s on March 16.  The First Degree ceremony will start at 9:00 AM, the Second Degree ceremony will start at 10:00 AM with a Third Degree ceremony immediately following the Second Degree.  For more information and to RSVP by February 15, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

 

Spiritual Growth Opportunities

5th Sunday Rosary – March 30 & 31

The Anoka Knights will be leading a Rosary prayer service a ½ hour before all of the English-speaking Masses on March 30 & 31 in the Holy Cross Chapel.  Everyone is encouraged to participate.

 

February 17 – 23

Volunteer Opportunities

Mardi Gras Dishwashers – March 2

The parish has asked the Anoka Knights to help with dishes during the St. Stephen’s Mardi Gras event.  We are hoping to make two shifts of two Knights.  The first shift will run from 6:00 – 9:30 and the second shift from 9:30 – 1:00.  Please contact Vern if you can help with this at: 763-422-1128 or vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Current Volunteers:

Annual Lenten Fish Dinners – March 8 – April 12

The St. Stephen’s Lenten Fish Dinners are starting up SOON.  If you and family members are able to help in the dining area, please contact Carole Santer at cjsanter2244@hotmail.com

Lenten Stations of the Cross – March/April

The Anoka Knights of Columbus will be leading a Lenten Stations of the Cross Prayer Service.  If you are interested in reading one of the parts for this event, please contact Ken at 763-421-1018 or kjerkens@comcast.net

Family Table – March 16

Two to three volunteers are needed to help with the March 16, St. Stephen’s Family Table event from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.  The volunteers work in the dining room serving drinks, helping guests carry plates and cleaning tables.  Please contact Kevin at AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com if you and or your spouse/children can help.

          Current Volunteers:

5th Sunday Rosary Prayer Leaders Needed – March 30 & 31

The Anoka council will we bill leading Rosary prayer services before all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday March 31.  Knights are needed to lead the each of the prayers with a program set-up by Deacon Chuck.  If you can help lead one of these prayer services, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

          Current Volunteers:

  • Saturday 5:00 Mass –
  • Sunday 8:30 Mass –
  • Sunday 10:30 Mass –
  • Sunday 6:00 Mass –

5th Sunday Hospitality – March 30 & 31

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses on March 30 and 31.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Leadership Opportunities

Ham Bingo Coordinator – April 13

The council is in need of a knight and or spouse to shadow Vern Rausch coordinate for the 2019 Ham Bingo and then to fill this position in the future.  If you interested in learning more about this duty and possibly becoming the council’s future Turkey and Ham Bingo Coordinator, please contact Vern at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com or 763-422-1128

Spring Breakfast Coordinator – April 28

The council is need of a spring breakfast coordinator.  The breakfast scheduled to take place on April 28 and proceeds will help purchase an ultrasound machine for WomenSource.  If a coordinator does not step up by March 28, the council will need to cancel this great fundraising opportunity.

Recruitment Opportunities

5th Sunday Knights Sunday – March 30 & 31

Over the past few years it has been an Anoka Council tradition to wear Knight of Columbus apparel to a 5th Sunday Mass.  Please seriously consider wearing your council polo shirt or some other article of clothing that has the K of C logo on it at a March 30 & 31 Mass.  If you would like to purchase a council shirt for $25, please contact Roger at: 763-286-9355 or rerenner@ehrenner.com

Recruitment Tools

To help in our recruiting efforts, there have been a few new tools developed over the past few months that I encourage you to use when introducing prospects to the Knights of Columbus and the Anoka Council.

  • This first tool is the council website that can be found at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/.  The website has an event calendar, descriptions of then various programs that council is involved with, a list of volunteer opportunities and much more information that is continually being updated.
  • The second tool is called a “landing page” that a prospect can use to request more information about the Knights of Columbus in general and about the Anoka Council of the Knights of Columbus in particular.  The case sensitive address for this page is: http://bit.ly/KofCCouncil2018.
  • The last tool is the “Knights of Columbus Join Us” website at: https://kofc.org/un/joinus.  This site is a treasure box of text and video information about the order’s mission and the benefits of becoming a member.  A prospect can also join the Knights of Columbus directly from this site, but if he does decide to become a “e-member”, please encourage him to choose Council #2018 as his preferred council.

Anoka Knights Information Sessions – March 9 & 10

The council will be running 20-minute information sessions for prospects and their spouses on what the Knights of Columbus are all about after the English-speaking Masses on Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10.  If you know of a Catholic man that may be a great candidate in becoming a Knight, these session would be a good place to go to get questions answers.

Blaine Major Degree – February 23

There will be a major degree taking place at St Timothy’s on February 23.  The First Degree ceremony will start at 9:00 AM, the Second Degree ceremony will start at 10:00 AM with a Third Degree ceremony immediately following the Second Degree.  For more information and to RSVP by February 15, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Elk River Major Degree – March 16

There will be a major degree taking place at St Andrew’s on March 16.  The First Degree ceremony will start at 9:00 AM, the Second Degree ceremony will start at 10:00 AM with a Third Degree ceremony immediately following the Second Degree.  For more information and to RSVP by February 15, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Spiritual Growth Opportunities

5th Sunday Rosary – March 30 & 31

The Anoka Knights will be leading a Rosary prayer service a ½ hour before all of the English-speaking Masses on March 30 & 31 in the Holy Cross Chapel.  Everyone is encouraged to participate.

February 10 – 16

Volunteer Opportunities

Mardi Gras Dishwashers – March 2

The parish has asked the Anoka Knights to help with dishes during the St. Stephen’s Mardi Gras event.  We are hoping to make two shifts of two Knights.  The first shift will run from 6:00 – 9:30 and the second shift from 9:30 – 1:00.  Please contact Vern if you can help with this at: 763-422-1128 or vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Annual Lenten Fish Dinners – March 8 – April 12

The St. Stephen’s Lenten Fish Dinners are starting up SOON.  If you and family members are able to help in the dining area, please contact Carole Santer at cjsanter2244@hotmail.com

Lenten Stations of the Cross – March/April

The Anoka Knights of Columbus will be leading a Lenten Stations of the Cross Prayer Service.  If you are interested in reading one of the parts for this event, please contact Ken at 763-421-1018 or kjerkens@comcast.net

Family Table – March 16

Two to three volunteers are needed to help with the March 16, St. Stephen’s Family Table event from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.  The volunteers work in the dining room serving drinks, helping guests carry plates and cleaning tables.  Please contact Kevin at AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com if you and or your spouse/children can help.

5th Sunday Rosary Prayer Leaders Needed – March 30 & 31

The Anoka council will we bill leading Rosary prayer services before all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday March 31.  Knights are needed to lead the each of the prayers with a program set-up by Deacon Chuck.  If you can help lead one of these prayer services, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

5th Sunday Hospitality – March 30 & 31

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after the Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses on March 30 and 31.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Leadership Opportunities

Ham Bingo Coordinator – April 13

The council is in need of a knight and or spouse to shadow Vern Rausch coordinate for the 2019 Ham Bingo and then to fill this position in the future.  If you interested in learning more about this duty and possibly becoming the council’s future Turkey and Ham Bingo Coordinator, please contact Vern at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com or 763-422-1128

Spring Breakfast Coordinator – April 28

The council is need of a spring breakfast coordinator.  The breakfast scheduled to take place on April 28 and proceeds will help purchase an ultrasound machine for WomenSource.  If a coordinator does not step up by March 28, the council will need to cancel this great fundraising opportunity.

Recruitment Opportunities

5th Sunday Knights Sunday – March 30 & 31

Over the past few years it has been an Anoka Council tradition to wear Knight of Columbus apparel to a 5th Sunday Mass.  Please seriously consider wearing your council polo shirt or some other article of clothing that has the K of C logo on it at a March 30 & 31 Mass.  If you would like to purchase a council shirt for $25, please contact Roger at: 763-286-9355 or rerenner@ehrenner.com

Recruitment Tools

To help in our recruiting efforts, there have been a few new tools developed over the past few months that I encourage you to use when introducing prospects to the Knights of Columbus and the Anoka Council.

  • This first tool is the council website that can be found at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/.  The website has an event calendar, descriptions of then various programs that council is involved with, a list of volunteer opportunities and much more information that is continually being updated.
  • The second tool is called a “landing page” that a prospect can use to request more information about the Knights of Columbus in general and about the Anoka Council of the Knights of Columbus in particular.  The case sensitive address for this page is: http://bit.ly/KofCCouncil2018.
  • The last tool is the “Knights of Columbus Join Us” website at: https://kofc.org/un/joinus.  This site is a treasure box of text and video information about the order’s mission and the benefits of becoming a member.  A prospect can also join the Knights of Columbus directly from this site, but if he does decide to become a “e-member”, please encourage him to choose Council #2018 as his preferred council.

Anoka Knights Information Sessions – March 9 & 10

The council will be running 20-minute information sessions for prospects and their spouses on what the Knights of Columbus are all about after the English-speaking Masses on Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10.  If you know of a Catholic man that may be a great candidate in becoming a Knight, these session would be a good place to go to get questions answers.

Blaine Major Degree – February 23

There will be a major degree taking place at St Timothy’s on February 23.  The First Degree ceremony will start at 9:00 AM, the Second Degree ceremony will start at 10:00 AM with a Third Degree ceremony immediately following the Second Degree.  For more information and to RSVP by February 15, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Elk River Major Degree – March 16

There will be a major degree taking place at St Andrew’s on March 16.  The First Degree ceremony will start at 9:00 AM, the Second Degree ceremony will start at 10:00 AM with a Third Degree ceremony immediately following the Second Degree.  For more information and to RSVP by February 15, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Spiritual Growth Opportunities

Rosary Pray Service Before General Meeting – February 12

There will be a Rosary prayer service starting at 6:30 PM before the start of the 7:00 General Meeting.  All members are encouraged to attend.

The Mystery of the Eucharist – 3 Sundays in February

The council will be facilitating a three-session course on the Eucharist between the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses during the first three Sundays in February in FCC 10.  To learn more, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

5th Sunday Rosary – March 30 & 31

The Anoka Knights will be leading a Rosary prayer service a ½ hour before all of the English-speaking Masses on March 30 & 31 in the Holy Cross Chapel.  Everyone is encouraged to participate.

February 3 – 9, 2019

 

February Family of the Month

Congratulation to Ken and Judy Erkens for being chosen as the Anoka Knights Family of the Month.   You can learn more about the Erkens family by visiting the Family of the Month page on the council website.

Volunteer Opportunities

Hospitality Server After Masses – February 9 & 10

The parish has asked the Anoka Knights to help with hospitality after the Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses on February 9 & 10.  Please contact Vern if you can help with this at: 763-422-1128 or vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Family Table – February 16

Two to three volunteers are needed to help with the February 16, St. Stephen’s Family Table event from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.  The volunteers work in the dining room serving drinks, helping guests carry plates and cleaning tables.  Please contact Kevin at AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com if you and or your spouse/children can help.

Mardi Gras Dishwashers – March 2

The parish has asked the Anoka Knights to help with dishes during the St. Stephen’s Mardi Gras event.  Please contact Vern if you can help with this at: 763-422-1128 or vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Annual Lenten Fish Dinners – March 8 – April 12

The St. Stephen’s Lenten Fish Dinners are starting up SOON.  If you and family members are able to help in the dining area, please contact Carole at cjsanter2244@hotmail.com

Lenten Stations of the Cross – March/April

The Anoka Knights of Columbus will be leading a Lenten Stations of the Cross Prayer Service.  If you are interested in reading one of the parts for this event, please contact Ken at 763-421-1018 or kjerkens@comcast.net

Family Table – March 16

Two to three volunteers are needed to help with the March 16, St. Stephen’s Family Table event from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.  The volunteers work in the dining room serving drinks, helping guests carry plates and cleaning tables.  Please contact Kevin at AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com if you and or your spouse/children can help.

5th Sunday Rosary Prayer Leaders Needed – March 30 & 31

The Anoka council will we bill leading Rosary prayer services before all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday March 31.  Knights are needed to lead the each of the prayers with a program set-up by Deacon Chuck.  If you can help lead one of these prayer services, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

5th Sunday Hospitality – December 30th

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after Sunday morning Masses, December 30.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Leadership Opportunities

Ham Bingo Coordinator – April 13

The council is in need of a knight and or spouse to shadow Vern Rausch coordinate for the 2019 Ham Bingo and then to fill this position in the future.  If you interested in learning more about this duty and possibly becoming the council’s future Turkey and Ham Bingo Coordinator, please contact Vern at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com or 763-422-1128

Spring Breakfast Coordinator – April 28

The council is need of a spring breakfast coordinator.  The breakfast scheduled to take place on April 28 and proceeds will help purchase an ultrasound machine for WomenSource.  If a coordinator does not step up by March 28, the council will need to cancel this great fundraising opportunity.

Recruitment Opportunities

Recruitment Tools

To help in our recruiting efforts, there have been a few new tools developed over the past few months that I encourage you to use when introducing prospects to the Knights of Columbus and the Anoka Council.

  • This first tool is the council website that can be found at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/.  The website has an event calendar, descriptions of then various programs that council is involved with, a list of volunteer opportunities and much more information that is continually being updated.
  • The second tool is called a “landing page” that a prospect can use to request more information about the Knights of Columbus in general and about the Anoka Council of the Knights of Columbus in particular.  The case sensitive address for this page is: http://bit.ly/KofCCouncil2018.
  • The last tool is the “Knights of Columbus Join Us” website at: https://kofc.org/un/joinus.  This site is a treasure box of text and video information about the order’s mission and the benefits of becoming a member.  A prospect can also join the Knights of Columbus directly from this site, but if he does decide to become a “e-member”, please encourage him to choose Council #2018 as his preferred council.

Anoka Knights Information Sessions – March 9 & 10

The council will be running 20-minute information sessions for prospects and their spouses on what the Knights of Columbus are all about after the English-speaking Masses on Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10.  If you know of a Catholic man that may be a great candidate in becoming a Knight, these session would be a good place to go to get questions answers.

Blaine Major Degree – February 23

There will be a major degree taking place at St Timothy’s on February 23.  The First Degree ceremony will start at 9:00 AM, the Second Degree ceremony will start at 10:00 AM with a Third Degree ceremony immediately following the Second Degree.  For more information and to RSVP by February 15, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Elk River Major Degree – March 16

There will be a major degree taking place at St Andrew’s on March 16.  The First Degree ceremony will start at 9:00 AM, the Second Degree ceremony will start at 10:00 AM with a Third Degree ceremony immediately following the Second Degree.  For more information and to RSVP by February 15, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Spiritual Growth Opportunities

Rosary Pray Service Before General Meeting – February 12

There will be a Rosary prayer service starting at 6:30 PM before the start of the 7:00 General Meeting.  All members are encouraged to attend.

The Mystery of the Eucharist – 3 Sundays in February

The council will be facilitating a three-session course on the Eucharist between the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses during the first three Sundays in February in FCC 10.  To learn more, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

5th Sunday Rosary – March 30 & 31

The Anoka Knights will be leading a Rosary prayer service a ½ hour before all of the English-speaking Masses on March 30 & 31 in the Holy Cross Chapel.  Everyone is encouraged to participate.

A Word from the Life Matters Group

2019 has brought a fundamental shift in the fight against abortion.

By Robin Taaffe, St. Stephen’s Life Matters

In order to ensure that abortion laws are secure at a state level before Roe v Wade could possibly be overturned at a federal level, states are pushing hard to get radical abortion expansion legislation in place.

New York recently passed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), the first in a que of states lining up to follow suit…Virginia (their legislation failed), Rhode Island, Vermont and Illinois.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York describes the reality of this new law:

“It’s been a rough time for faithful Catholics recently in our state government’s frantic rush for “progressive” ideas.  I’m thinking first of the ghoulish radical abortion-expansion law, which allows for an abortion right up to the moment of birth: drops all charges against an abortionist who allows an aborted baby, who somehow survives the scissors, scalpel, saline and dismemberment, to die before his eyes; mandates that, to make an abortion more convenient and easy, a physician need not perform it: and might even be used to suppress the conscience rights of health care professionals not to assist in the grisly procedures.  Those who once told us that abortion had to remain safe, legal and rare now have made it dangerous, imposed and frequent.”

Under the new New York law an abortion can be obtained:

  • before 24 weeks for any reason.
  • after 24 weeks if the child is deemed not viable (but does not define viability)
  • after 24 weeks if a Dr. determines a risk to the mother’s health (“health of the mother includes factors such as “emotional, physical, familial, and the woman’s age” but does not further define these risks, effectively allowing abortion for any reason.

Additionally, the new law removes the unborn child at any stage from the legal definition of homicide.  In other words, if an unborn baby’s mother were punched in the stomach and the baby died, the perpetrator would not be guilty of homicide, or if a baby survived an abortion and was born alive it would be allowed to die.

This law ushers in a new urgency in the fight to defend life.  We must all be informed and prepared to act in the event that similar legislation will be introduced in Minnesota.

The media is not picking up these stories, so we will need to search them out to stay informed, and we need to spread the word because many people either have not heard, or do not understand the full reality of what these laws mean.  Please ask friends and family if they have heard and if they understand all the ramifications.  Share information on social media, and as Father Shireman has advised, pray and fast.

Sources to Share:

January 22 – February 2, 2019

Volunteer Opportunities

Cana Dinner Help Needed – February 2

The council is looking for knights and or their spouses to help with the Cana Dinner and Dance that will take place in the FCC after the 5:00 Mass on February 2.  Currently there is a need of 2 assistant food preparers/servers from 4:00-6:30 and 3 table cleaners/dishwashers from 6:00-7:30.

  • Assistant Cooks and Servers – 2 Volunteers needed from 4:00 to 6:30
  • Table Cleaners/Dishwashers – 3 Volunteers needed from 6:00 to 7:30

If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact Phil at: pcharter@comcast.net or 763-208-1483.

Family Table – February 16

Two to three volunteers are needed to help with the February 16, St. Stephen’s Family Table event from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.  The volunteers work in the dining room serving drinks, helping guests carry plates and cleaning tables.  Please contact Kevin at AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com if you and or your spouse/children can help.

Volunteers Needed for Mid-winter Breakfast February 24

The council will be preparing and serving breakfast of Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, French Toast Sticks and Hash Browns after the 8:30 and 10:30 Sunday Masses on February 24.  Proceeds for the breakfast will go to Haven for Hero’s Veterans Home in Anoka. If you and/or your spouse would like to help with this event, please contact Jeff at: jakieff@gmail.com or 763-427-4668

 

Leadership Opportunities

Lenten Fish Dinner Co-chairs Shadows – March

Jeff Kieffer has served as the parish’s & council’s Lenten Fish Dinner Coordinator for 20 years! At the conclusion of the 2019 Lenten season, he will be stepping down from this duty, along with Joe & Carole Santer, who have been the coordinators of the numerous volunteers and dishes for many, many years. So, the Anoka Knights are looking for a few good & eager people who are willing to fill those positions in the future. To assure a smooth transition, it would be best to shadow them this year to see how their duties are performed. To learn more about this upcoming opportunity, please contact Jeff at: 763-427-4668 or: jakieff@gmail.com  and the Santers at: 763-421-1971 or  cjsanter2244@hotmail.com before the February 15.

Ham Bingo Coordinator – April 13

The council is in need of a knight and or spouse to shadow Vern Rausch coordinate for the 2019 Ham Bingo and then to fill this position in the future.  If you interested in learning more about this duty and possibly becoming the council’s future Turkey and Ham Bingo Coordinator, please contact Vern at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com or 763-422-1128

Spring Breakfast Coordinator – April 28

The council is need of a spring breakfast coordinator.  The breakfast scheduled to take place on April 28.  If a coordinator does not step up by March 28, the council will need to cancel this great fundraising opportunity.

Membership Director – Now

This council is in need of a director of membership.  If you would like to learn more about this position, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com.

Program Director – Now

This council is in need of a program director.  If you would like to learn more about this position, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com.

 

Degree Ceremony Opportunities

To continue the charitable, fraternal and spiritual programming success that has been experienced over the past five years in the Anoka council, it is urgent that council members help recruit men to join our order. Please encourage a Catholic relative, friend or acquaintance to visit http://www.kofc.org/joinus or complete a Form 100 and then attend one of the following two membership ceremonies.  Contact Kevin for more information at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com.

Blaine Major Degree – February 23

There will be a major degree taking place at St Timothy’s on February 23.  The First Degree ceremony will start at 9:00 AM, the Second Degree ceremony will start at 10:00 AM with a Third Degree ceremony immediately following the Second Degree.  For more information and to RSVP by February 15, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

 

Spiritual Growth Opportunities

The Mystery of the Eucharist – 3 Sundays in February

The council will be facilitating a three-session course on the Eucharist between the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses during the first three Sundays in February in FCC 10.  To learn more, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

 

January 21 – 27, 2019

Volunteer Opportunities

A Volunteer is Needed to Distribute Pamphlets – January 26

A knight is needed to man a table of pamphlets and brochures during lunch at the “Conversion and Evangelization in Today’s World” retreat being held in the FCC on January 26.  If you can help with this, please contact Deacon Chuck at: Charles.Waugh@wmeng.com or 763-424-6224.

Volunteers Needed to Sell Tickets after Mass – January 26/27

The council needs a knight and/or spouse to sit at a table in the St. Stephen’s narthex after each of the English-speaking Masses on the weekend of January 26 & 27 to sell tickets to the Cana Dinner and Dance event.  The time commitment would be for about 10 minutes immediately following the Mass.

  • Saturday 5:00 Mass – Dick and Carol Klaesges
  • Sunday 8:300 Mass – Volunteer needed
  • Sunday 10:30 Mass – Volunteer needed
  • Sunday 6:00 Mass – Volunteer needed

If you are available to help fill any of these spots, please contact Kevin at AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com.

Stepping Stone Volunteers Needed – January 31

The Anoka Knights will be preparing and serving dinner and running a Bingo event at Stepping Stone Emergency Housing during the evening of Thursday, January 31.

  • 1 more volunteer is needed to help prepare chili and cornbread at the Anoka Knights Hall from 4:00 – 5:00 on January 31. Currently Ray Danzl and Tim Delapp have signed up.
  • 3 more volunteers are needed to help reheat and serve the food and to clean up at Stepping Stone from 5:15-6:30 on January 31. Currently Allison Witt and Dan Molden are signed up.
  • 2 more volunteers are needed to help with the bingo game from 6:30-7:30. Currently Phil Harter and Al Kempf  are signed up

If you are available to help fill any of these spots, please contact Tim Delapp at: delapp.tort@yahoo.com or 763-434-5520

Table Discussion Leaders Needed – 3 Sundays in February

The council will be hosting an adult faith formation course between the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses on the first 3 Sundays in February.  The course is on Mystery of the Eucharist.  For the event to be successful, knights and/or spouses are needed to facilitate 10-minute table discussions after a video is shown.  The volunteers will receive a short training from the St. Stephen’s staff before the start of the course.

  • Currently there is only one volunteer – Annette Setterholm
  • 5 more volunteers needed

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Cana Dinner Help Needed – February 2

The council is looking for knights and or their spouses to help with the Cana Dinner and Dance that will take place in the FCC after the 5:00 Mass on February 2.  Currently there is a need of 2 assistant food preparers/servers from 4:00-6:30 and 3 table cleaners/dishwashers from 6:00-7:30.

  • Assistant Cooks and Servers – 2 Volunteers needed from 4:00 to 6:30
  • Table Cleaners/Dishwashers – 3 Volunteers needed from 6:00 to 7:30

If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact Phil at: pcharter@comcast.net or 763-208-1483.

Volunteers Needed for Mid-winter Breakfast February 24

The council will be preparing and serving breakfast of Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, French Toast Sticks and Hash Browns after the 8:30 and 10:30 Sunday Masses on February 24.  Proceeds for the breakfast will go to Haven for Hero’s Veterans Home in Anoka. If you and/or your spouse would like to help with this event, please contact Jeff at: jakieff@gmail.com or 763-427-4668

Leadership Opportunities

Lenten Fish Dinner Co-chairs Shadows – March

Jeff Kieffer has served as the parish’s & council’s Lenten Fish Dinner Coordinator for 20 years! At the conclusion of the 2019 Lenten season, he will be stepping down from this duty, along with Joe & Carole Santer, who have been the coordinators of the numerous volunteers and dishes for many, many years. So, the Anoka Knights are looking for a few good & eager people who are willing to fill those positions in the future. To assure a smooth transition, it would be best to shadow them this year to see how their duties are performed. To learn more about this upcoming opportunity, please contact Jeff at: 763-427-4668 or: jakieff@gmail.com  and the Santers at: 763-421-1971 or  cjsanter2244@hotmail.com before the February 15.

Ham Bingo Coordinator – April

The council is in need of a knight and or spouse to shadow Vern Rausch coordinate for the 2019 Ham Bingo and then to fill this position in the future.  If you interested in learning more about this duty and possibly becoming the council’s future Turkey and Ham Bingo Coordinator, please contact Vern at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com or 763-422-1128

Spring Breakfast Coordinator – April

Deputy Grand Knight Phil Harter is in need of a knight and or spouse to fill the Spring Breakfast coordinator position.  If you are interested in possibly shadowing Phil on this event this year so that you can easily transition into the position next year, please contact him at: pcharter@comcast.net or 763-208-1483.

Membership Director – Now

This council is in need of a director of membership.  If you would like to learn more about this position, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com.

Program Director – Now

This council is in need of a program director.  If you would like to learn more about this position, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com.

Degree Ceremony Opportunities

To continue the charitable, fraternal and spiritual programming success that has been experienced over the past five years in the Anoka council, it is urgent that council members help recruit men to join our order. Please encourage a Catholic relative, friend or acquaintance to visit http://www.kofc.org/joinus or complete a Form 100 and then attend one of the following two membership ceremonies.  Contact Kevin for more information at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com.

Osseo Major Degree – January 26

There will be a major degree taking place at St. Vincent De Paul Education Center on January 26.  The First Degree ceremony will start at 9:00 AM, the Second Degree ceremony will start at 10:30 with a Third Degree ceremony immediately following the Second Degree.  For more information and to RSVP by January 20th, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Blaine Major Degree – February 23

There will be a major degree taking place at St Timothy’s on February 23.  The First Degree ceremony will start at 9:00 AM, the Second Degree ceremony will start at 10:00 AM with a Third Degree ceremony immediately following the Second Degree.  For more information and to RSVP by February 15, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Fun Opportunities

Dayton Father Yanta Instillation and Breakfast – January 20

Fr. Yanta will be installed, as the Pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dayton, at the 9 am mass on January 20th. He has requested a 4th Degree Honor Guard to be present at mass.  An egg bake breakfast will follow the Mass.

Key Note Speaker from State at District Meeting – January 22

There be a speaker from the state council at the January 22, District meeting that will be held at St. Katherine Drexel starting at 7:00.  All council members are encouraged to attend.

Concertina Bowl – January 26

The Blaine council of the Knights of Columbus will be hosting its 41th Concertina Bowl on January 26 from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM.  Please see the attachment to learn more about the food, music, dancing and tickets.

3rd Annual Cana Dinner and Dance – February 2

St. Stephen’s 3rd Annual Cana Dinner and Dance will take place after the 5:00 Mass on Saturday, February 2, in the FCC.  You and your spouse are invited to a romantic evening of dining, games, a dance lesson, dancing, prizes and marriage blessing.  The meal will be a smoked pork chop, potato, vegetable, salad, roll and dessert.  Beer and wine will be provided with a free will offering. The cost is $20.00 a ticket.  Please RSVP by January 28 with Phil at Phil at 763-208-1483 or AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Spiritual Growth Opportunities

Conversion and Evangelization – January 26

The leadership of the Anoka Council of the Knights of Columbus is encouraging all members and spouses to participate in the January 26th retreat being held at St. Stephens on January 26, from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Please see the attachment for more information.

The Mystery of the Eucharist – 3 Sundays in February

The council will be facilitating a three-session course on the Eucharist between the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses during the first three Sundays in February in FCC 10.  To learn more, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

 

January 13 – 20, 2019

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed to Take Down Tree – January 17

The Christmas tree on alter at St. Stephen’s needs to come down at 6:30 PM on Thursday, January 17.  Tom Pendroy is looking for 5 knights to help with this task.  If you are available to help, please contact Tom at redkahp@msn.com or 763-785-8878

Volunteers Needed to Serve Family Table – January 19

Two volunteers are needed to help with the January 19, St. Stephen’s Family Table event from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.  The volunteers work in the dining room serving drinks, helping guests carry plates and cleaning tables.  Please contact Kevin at AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com if you and or your spouse/children can help.

A Volunteer is Needed to Distribute Pamphlets – January 26

A knight is needed to man a table of pamphlets and brochures during lunch at the “Conversion and Evangelization in Today’s World” retreat being held in the FCC on January 26.  If you can help with this, please contact Deacon Chuck at: Charles.Waugh@wmeng.com or 763-424-6224.

Volunteers Needed to Sell Tickets after Mass – January 26/27

The council needs a knight and/or spouse to sit at a table in the St. Stephen’s narthex after each of the English-speaking Masses on the weekend of January 26 & 27 to sell tickets to the Cana Dinner and Dance event.  The time commitment would be for about 10 minutes immediately following the Mass.  Please contact Kevin if you and or your wife can help with this at AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com.

Stepping Stone Volunteers Needed – January 31

The Anoka Knights will be preparing and serving dinner and running a Bingo event at Stepping Stone Emergency Housing during the evening of Thursday, January 31.  One set of volunteers are need to help prepare, transport and serve chili and cornbread for 60 people. Another set of volunteers are needed to help run a BINGO activity after the dinner. If you are available to help with this event, please contact Tim Delapp at: delapp.tort@yahoo.com or 763-434-5520

Table Discussion Leaders Needed – 3 Sundays in February

The council will be hosting an adult faith formation course between the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses on the first 3 Sundays in February.  The course is on Mystery of the Eucharist.  For the event to be successful, knights and/or spouses are needed to facilitate 10-minute table discussions after a video is shown.  The volunteers will receive a short training from the St. Stephen’s staff before the start of the course.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Cana Dinner Help Needed – February 2

The council is looking for knights and or their spouses to help with decorating the FCC for the Cana Dinner and Dance.  The council is also in need of assistant food preparers, servers and dishwashers.  To learn more, please contact Phil at: pcharter@comcast.net or 763-208-1483.

Volunteers Needed for Mid-winter Breakfast – February 24

The council will be preparing and serving breakfast of Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, French Toast Sticks and Hash Browns after the 8:30 and 10:30 Sunday Masses on February 24.  Proceeds for the breakfast will go to Haven for Hero’s Veterans Home in Anoka. If you and/or your spouse would like to help with this event, please contact Jeff at: jakieff@gmail.com or 763-427-4668

Leadership Opportunities

Lenten Fish Dinner Co-chairs Shadows – March

Jeff Kieffer has served as the parish’s & council’s Lenten Fish Dinner Coordinator for 20 years! At the conclusion of the 2019 Lenten season, he will be stepping down from this duty, along with Joe & Carole Santer, who have been the coordinators of the numerous volunteers and dishes for many, many years. So, the Anoka Knights are looking for a few good & eager people who are willing to fill those positions in the future. To assure a smooth transition, it would be best to shadow them this year to see how their duties are performed. To learn more about this upcoming opportunity, please contact Jeff at: 763-427-4668 or: jakieff@gmail.com  and the Santers at: 763-421-1971 or  cjsanter2244@hotmail.com before the February 15.

Ham Bingo Coordinator – April

The council is in need of a knight and or spouse to shadow Vern Rausch coordinate for the 2019 Ham Bingo and then to fill this position in the future.  If you interested in learning more about this duty and possibly becoming the council’s future Turkey and Ham Bingo Coordinator, please contact Vern at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com or 763-422-1128

Spring Breakfast Coordinator – April

Deputy Grand Knight Phil Harter is in need of a knight and or spouse to fill the Spring Breakfast coordinator position.  If you are interested in possibly shadowing with Phil on this event this year so that you can easily transition into the position next year, please contact him at: pcharter@comcast.net or 763-208-1483.

Membership Director – Now

This council is in need of a director of membership.  If you would like to learn more about this position, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com.

Program Director – Now

This council is in need of a program director.  If you would like to learn more about this position, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com.

Membership Ceremony Opportunities

To continue the charitable, fraternal and spiritual programming success that has been experienced over the past five years in the Anoka council, it is urgent that council members help recruit men join our order. Please encourage a Catholic relative, friend or acquaintance to visit http://www.kofc.org/joinus or complete a Form 100 and then attend one of the following two membership ceremonies.  Contact Kevin for more information at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com.

Osseo Major Degree – January 26

There will be a major degree taking place at St. Vincent De Paul Education Center on January 26.  The First Degree ceremony will start at 9:00 AM, the Second Degree ceremony will start at 10:30 with a Third Degree ceremony immediately following the Second Degree.  For more information and to RSVP by January 20th, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Blaine Major Degree – February 23

There will be a major degree taking place at St Timothy’s on February 23.  The First Degree ceremony will start at 9:00 AM, the Second Degree ceremony will start at 10:00 AM with a Third Degree ceremony immediately following the Second Degree.  For more information and to RSVP by February 15, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Fun Opportunity

3rd Annual Cana Dinner and Dance – February 2, 2019

St. Stephen’s 3rd Annual Cana Dinner and Dance will take place after the 5:00 Mass on Saturday, February 2, in the FCC.  You and your spouse are invited to a romantic evening of dining, games, a dance lesson, dancing, prizes and marriage blessing.  The meal will be a smoked pork chop, potato, vegetable, salad, roll and dessert.  Beer and wine will be provided with a free will offering. The cost is $20.00 a ticket.  Please RSVP by January 28 with Phil at Phil at 763-208-1483 or AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Spiritual Opportunities

Novena for Life – January 14 – 22

The Anoka Knights of Columbus and St. Stephen’s Life Matters group encourage you and your family to participate the 9 Days for Life novena take place between January 14-22.  Prayer cards can be found in the church narthex near the K of C kiosk.  You can subscribe to receive daily prayers at 9daysforlife.com and get more information on Nine Days for Life, the Prayer Service for Life and the MCCL March for Life at: https://goo.gl/F7jzk2 .

Conversion and Evangelization – January 26

All councils are being required by the Supreme Council to participate in Spiritual Reflection Program.  Our council can fulfill the requirement by having members participate in St. Stephen’s Faith for Life January 26th retreat titled “Conversion and Evangelization in Today’s World”.  The event will take place between 8:00 AM-3:00 PM.  Lunch will be provided by the Anoka Knights and Mass and adoration, prayer, growing deeper in your relationship with Christ and fellowship are also included. Contact Maredith for more information at: mtoweh@ststephenchurch.org

The Mystery of the Eucharist – February

The council will be facilitating a three-session course on the Eucharist between the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses during the first three Sundays in February in FCC 10.  To learn more, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

January 6 – 12, 2019

Pray the Rosary – January 8

The council will be praying the Rosary starting at 6:30 PM at the Knights Hall before the 7:00 PM General Council Meeting.  All are welcome.

Opioid Epidemic Presentation at General Meeting – January 8

Lieutenant Dan Douglas of the Anoka County Sherriff department will be giving a 20-minute presentation on the Opioid Epidemic currently plaguing society.  His presentation will be starting at 7:00 PM.  A regular business meeting will follow the presentation.

Catholic Men’s Volunteers Needed – January 7

The Anoka Knights have been asked to prepare and serve the meal for the January 7th Catholic Men’s night.  If you are able to help with the event, please contact Gary at: kempffamily@msn.com

January Family of the Month

Congratulation to the Deacon Ramon and Suzanne Garcia family for having the honor of being chosen as the council’s January Family of the Month.  You can learn more about this family by vising the council website at KC2018.mnknights.org or clicking here

Lenten Fish Dinner Co-chairs Needed

Jeff Kieffer has served as the parish’s & council’s Lenten Fish Dinner Coordinator for 20 years! At the conclusion of the 2019 Lenten season, he will be stepping down from this duty, along with Joe & Carole Santer, who have been the coordinators of the numerous volunteers and dishes for many, many years. So, the Anoka Knights are looking for a few good & eager people who are willing to fill those positions in the future. To assure a smooth transition, it would be best to shadow them now, observing their implementation of these duties during this upcoming 2019 Lenten season. To learn more about this upcoming opportunity, please contact Jeff at: 763-427-4668 or: jakieff@gmail.com  and the Santers at: 763-421-1971 or   cjsanter2244@hotmail.com

Spaghetti Dinner and Dance – January 12

The council will be hosting Spaghetti Dinner and Dance with live music provided by the Miller Brothers on January 12.  The evening will start at 6:00 PM with a social and a dinner of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, wine and spumoni ice cream being served at 7:00.  Raffled prizes donated from local businesses and council members along with dancing to live 50s, 60s, 70s era dance music will begin at 8:00.  This is a B.Y.O.B event but beer, wine, pop and water will be available.  All raffle proceeds for this event will go to WomenSource Pregnancy Center. RSVP by January 6, with Ray or Kelly 763-754-6303 or  anokakchall@gmail.com

Novena for Life – January 14 – 22

The Anoka Knights of Columbus and St. Stephen’s Life Matters group encourage you and your family to participate the 9 Days for Life novena take place between January 14-22.  Prayer cards can be found in the church narthex near the K of C kiosk.  You can subscribe to receive daily prayers at 9daysforlife.com and get more information on Nine Days for Life, the Prayer Service for Life and the MCCL March for Life at: https://goo.gl/F7jzk2 .

Family Table Volunteers Needed – January 19

Two to three volunteers are needed to help with the January 19, St. Stephen’s Family Table event from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.  The volunteers work in the dining room serving drinks, helping guests carry plates and cleaning tables.  Please contact Kevin at AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com if you and or your spouse/children can help.

Conversion and Evangelization – January 26

All councils are being required by the Supreme Council to participate in Spiritual Reflection Program.  Our council can fulfill the requirement by having members participate in St. Stephen’s Faith for Life January 26th retreat titled “Conversion and Evangelization in Today’s World”.  The event will take place between 8:00 AM-3:00 PM.  Lunch will be provided by the Anoka Knights and Mass and adoration, prayer, growing deeper in your relationship with Christ and fellowship are also included. Contact Maredith for more information at: mtoweh@ststephenchurch.org

Membership Ceremony for KofC Prospects – January 26

There will be a major degree taking place at St. Vincent De Paul Education Center on January 26.  The First Degree ceremony will start at 9:00 AM, the Second Degree ceremony will start at 10:30 with a Third Degree ceremony immediately following the Second Degree.  For more information and to RSVP by January 20th, please contact Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Volunteers Needed for Stepping Stone – January 31

The Anoka Knights will be preparing and serving dinner and running a Bingo event at Stepping Stone Emergency Housing during the evening of Thursday, January 31. Cooks, servers, and Bingo game callers are needed.  If you are interested in helping with this event, please contact Tim Delapp at: delapp.tort@yahoo.com or 763-434-5520

Facilitators Needed to Lead Discussions – February Sundays

The council will be hosting an adult faith formation course between the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses on each of the four Sundays in February.  The course is on Mystery of the Eucharist.  For the event to be successful, three knights will be needed to acts as group discussion facilitators. The facilitators will receive training from the St. Stephen’s staff before the start of the course.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Kevin at: ksetterholm@q.com

3rd Annual Cana Dinner and Dance – February 2, 2019

St. Stephen’s 3rd Annual Cana Dinner and Dance will take place after the 5:00 Mass on Saturday, February 2, in the FCC.  You and your spouse are invited to a romantic evening of dining, games, a dance lesson, dancing, prizes and marriage blessing.  The meal will be a smoked pork chop, potato, vegetable, salad, roll and dessert.  Beer and wine will be provided with a free will offering. The cost is $20.00 a ticket.  Please RSVP by January 28 with Phil at Phil at 763-208-1483 or AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Family Table Volunteers Needed – February 16

Two to three volunteers are needed to help with the January 19, St. Stephen’s Family Table event from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.  The volunteers work in the dining room serving drinks, helping guests carry plates and cleaning tables.  Please contact Kevin at AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com if you and or your spouse/children can help.

Mid-Winter Breakfast Volunteers Needed – February 24

The council will be preparing and serving breakfast of Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, French Toast Sticks and Hash Browns after the 8:30 and 10:30 Sunday Masses on February 24.  Proceeds for the breakfast will go to Haven for Hero’s Veterans Home in Anoka. If you would like to help with this event, please contact Jeff at: jakieff@gmail.com

Message from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson

Dear Brother Knight:

There have been times in our country’s past when uninformed or prejudiced people questioned whether Catholics could be good citizens or honest public servants. That’s why Father McGivney chose the name “Columbus” for our Order — because the discoverer was the Catholic figure from American history most admired and accepted at the time. In fact, from our founding in 1882, until the election of Brother Knight John F. Kennedy in 1960, many still held that Catholics were unfit for public office. Throughout that time, the Knights of Columbus worked to counter such prejudice.

Sadly, it seems that in some quarters, this prejudice remains.i  First, in 2017 a Notre Dame law professor was deemed unfit for a federal judgeship by a United States Senator who feared that “the dogma lives loudly within you.” Now, two more senators have questioned a Brother Knight’s fitness for the federal bench precisely because our Order holds firm to the Church’s teachings on the sanctity of life and marriage.

Such attacks on the basis of our Catholic faith are hardly new. The Knights of Columbus was formed amid a period of anti-Catholic bigotry. We stood against that then, and we do so now. We have spoken out against persecution around the world for nearly a century. At the same time, here at home we stood against the Ku Klux Klan, including its attempts to ban Catholic education, and we published books on the black and Jewish contributions to American history decades before the Civil Rights movement. More recently, we stood with the Little Sisters of the Poor in their fight for religious liberty and have worked with both the Obama and Trump administrations — and both sides of the aisle in Congress — to help Christians, Yazidis and Shi’a Muslims targeted for genocide by ISIS.

From our very beginning, the Knights of Columbus has been an organization adhering to the teachings of the Catholic Church. As with the Church, our primary motivation in everything is Christ’s great commandment, that we love God completely and our neighbor as ourselves.

As the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church explains, “Jesus Christ reveals to us that ‘God is love’ and He teaches us that ‘the fundamental law of human perfection, and consequently of the transformation of the world, is the new commandment of love.’”ii

This love impels us to our great charitable endeavors on behalf of those in need. From inner cities in the United States to refugee camps in the Middle East our Order’s donations over the last decade — more than one billion dollars and hundreds of millions of hours in volunteer work — are the result of this faith.

These works of charity have practical impacts that transform lives as we help people here at home and around the world. Our charity helped typhoon victims in the Philippines rebuild their lives and livelihoods; it brought prosthetics and rehabilitation to thousands of Haitian youth after the earthquake there; it puts coats on poor, cold children in some of our country’s most impoverished neighborhoods each winter; it gives wheelchairs to those who otherwise could not afford them in countries like Vietnam and Mexico; and it provides education, housing and medical care to AIDS orphans in Africa.

This love also motivates us to stand with the Church on the important issues of life and marriage, precisely because the Church’s teaching reflects and is based on that love. We stand with our Church because we believe that what our faith teaches is consistent with reason, is timeless and transcends the changing sentiments of any particular time or place.

We do not stand alone.

In his first message to our international convention, Pope Francis asked “each Knight, and every Council, to bear witness to the authentic nature of marriage and the family, the sanctity and inviolable dignity of human life, and the beauty and truth of human sexuality.”

And our positions on life are not new. My two predecessors as supreme knight spoke out forcefully to defend the rights of the unborn. In 1973, Supreme Knight John McDevitt wrote that Roe v. Wade was “a mortal blow to all who consider human life sacred.” He urged the Order to “to initiate or increase efforts to offset the harmful effects of this lamentable decision.”

My immediate predecessor, Virgil Dechant, said in 1977: “With some 1.2 million unborn babies being killed by abortion each year in the United States alone, we are confronted with an outrage against human life paralleled only by the ravages of a bloody war.”

Simply put, our positions are now, and have always been, Catholic positions.

We must remember that Article VI of the U. S. Constitution forbids a religious test for public office, and the First Amendment guarantees our free exercise of religion, freedom of association and freedom of speech. Any suggestion that the Order’s adherence to the beliefs of the Catholic Church makes a Brother Knight unfit for public office blatantly violates those constitutional guarantees.

Let us continue to express our love of God and neighbor by helping those in need and by standing with our Church, regardless of the popularity of doing so. Let us remember that our “Christian witness is to be considered a fundamental obligation.”iii

Let us also remember that, from our founding, we have embodied the truth that a good Catholic is a good citizen who shows civility and dignity even in the face of prejudice.

As we begin 2019, Dorian and I wish you a new year filled with the joy and wonders of His love. Thank you as well for all the many ways in which you have brought joy into the lives of millions around the world. May the inspiration of our founder prompt us to greater confidence in that love and encourage us to even greater works of charity.

Fraternally,

Carl A. Anderson

 

i See the excellent historical study by historian Philip Jenkins, The New Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice, (Oxford University Press, 2003).
ii Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2005), no. 54.
iii Ibid., no. 570.

 

December 30, 2018 – January 5, 2019

Help Recruit A Catholic Man

The Anoka Council of the Knights of Columbus is in need of new members.  To continue offering our current programing into the future and to increase our service to St. Stephens and the community, new members are needed.  The council does not have a program director, so it is up to each council member to bring in a new member this year.  Please encourage your Catholic friends, neighbors, acquaintances and relative to join the Knights.  Candidates can now join online at KofC.org/JoinUs (our council #2018).  The Anoka Knights are also offering a first-degree ceremony on January 3, for Catholic men wishing to become a Knight.  This ceremony will start at 6:30 PM at the Anoka Knights Hall.  Candidates should show up at 6:15PM to complete a membership application.  Questions can be directed to Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Lenten Fish Dinner Co-chairs Needed

Jeff Kieffer, Carole Santer and Joe Santer have served as the parish’s and council’s Lenten Fish Dinner Coordinators for approximately 20 years.  At the conclusion of 2019 Lenten season, they will be stepping down from their duties.  The Anoka Knights are looking for a people that would be willing to shadow Carole (volunteer coordinator) and Jeff (kitchen coordinator), and Joe (dish washing coordinator) performing their duties this year to learn how things are done so that they can step into these roles next year.  To learn more about these opportunities, please contact Jeff at: 763-267-8962 or jakieff@gmail.com and Carole at: cjsanter2244@hotmail.com  and Joe jsanter1941@gmail.com.  Please respond before January 15.

5th Sunday Rosary Prayer before English Masses – December 29 & 30th

The Anoka Knights will be leading a Rosary prayer services before all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday, December 29 and Sunday, December 30th.  You and your family are encouraged to attend.

Consecration to the Holy Family – December 29 & 30

The Anoka Council of the Knights of Columbus is organizing a Consecration to the Holy Family event twenty minutes before each of the English-speaking Masses on December 29 & 30.  The Consecration is choosing a way of life for your family.  Through the consecration your family is devoting themselves to the ideal model of familial love set by Jesus, Mary and Joseph.  You and your family are encouraged to participate in this event.  For more information on the consecration, visit the “News” tab on the Anoka Knights Website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org

5th Sunday Hospitality – December 30th

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after Sunday morning Masses, December 30.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Wear the Knights of Columbus Logo to Mass – December 29 & 30

December 30th is the 5th Sunday of the Month.  It is an Anoka council tradition to wear an item of clothing or pin that displays the Knight of Columbus logo so that we can show the parish how strong the council is.  Please contact Roger Renner if you like to purchase a council polo shirt to wear on this occasion at: rerenner@ehrenner.com

January Planning Meeting Rescheduled – January 3

The January planning meeting falls on January 1, so it has so it has been rescheduled to take place at 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 3.

First-Degree Ceremony at Anoka Knights Hall – January 3

All council members and their wives are encouraged to recruit a prospect to Knights this month.  A First-degree ceremony will take place at 6:30 PM at the Anoka Knights Hall.  Catholic men 18 years and older wishing to become Knights by going through the ceremony should be at the hall no later than 6:15 PM.  Prospects can skip filling out a Form 100 by joining the Knights online at: kofc.org/JoinUS . Please remind the prospect joining online that the Anoka Knights are council number 2018.

Catholic Men’s Volunteers NeededJanuary 7

The Anoka Knights have been asked to prepare and serve the meal for the January 7th Catholic Men’s night.  If you are able to help with the event, please contact Gary at: kempffamily@msn.com

Rosary, General Meeting and Lecture Program– January 8

There will be a Rosary Prayer starting at 6:30 PM in the Anoka Knights Hall on January 8.  A regular business meeting will follow starting at 7:00 PM.  After the business meeting there will be a presentation on the new Minnesota Driver License.

Spaghetti Dinner and Dance – January 12

The council will be hosting Spaghetti Dinner and Dance with live music provided by the Miller Brothers on January 12.  The evening will start at 6:00 PM with a social and a dinner of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, wine and spumoni ice cream being served at 7:00.  Raffled prizes donated from local businesses and council members along with dancing to live 50s, 60s, 70s era dance music will begin at 8:00.  This is a B.Y.O.B event but beer, wine, pop and water will be available.  All raffle proceeds for this event will go to WomenSource Pregnancy Center. RSVP by January 6, with Ray or Kelly 763-754-6303 or  anokakchall@gmail.com

Novena for Life – January 14 – 22

The Anoka Knights of Columbus and St. Stephen’s Life Matters group encourage you and your family to participate the 9 Days for Life novena take place between January 14-22.  Prayer cards can be found in the church narthex near the K of C kiosk.  You can subscribe to receive daily prayers at 9daysforlife.com and get more information on the Nine Days for Life campaign at: https://goo.gl/F7jzk2 .

Family Table Volunteers Needed – January 19

Two to three volunteers are needed to help with the January 19, St. Stephen’s Family Table event from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.  The volunteers work in the dining room serving drinks, helping guests carry plates and cleaning tables.  Please contact Kevin if you or you and your spouse/children can help at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Spiritual Reflection Program “Conversion and Evangelization” – January 26

All councils are being required by the Supreme Council to participate in Spiritual Reflection Program.  Our council can fulfill the requirement by having members participate in St. Stephen’s Faith for Life January 26th retreat titled “Conversion and Evangelization in Today’s World”.  The event will take place between 8:00-3:00 PM.  Lunch will be provided by the Anoka Knights and Mass and adoration, prayer, growing deeper in your relationship with Christ and fellowship are also included. Contact Maredith for more information at: mtoweh@ststephenchurch.org

Volunteers Needed for Dinner and Bingo at Stepping Stone – January 31

The Anoka Knights will be preparing and serving dinner and running a Bingo event at Stepping Stone Emergency Housing during the evening of Thursday, January 31. Cooks, servers, and Bingo game callers are needed.  If you are interested in helping with this event, please contact Tim Delapp at: delapp.tort@yahoo.com

Group Facilitators Needed for Adult Faith Formation – February Sundays

The council will be hosting an adult faith formation course between the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses on each of the four Sundays in February.  The course is on Mystery of the Eucharist.  For the event to be successful, three knights will be needed to acts as group discussion facilitators. The facilitators will receive training from the St. Stephen’s staff before the start of the course.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Kevin at: ksetterholm@q.com

3rd Annual Cana Dinner and Dance – February 2, 2019

St. Stephen’s 3rd Annual Cana Dinner and Dance will take place after the 5:00 Mass on Saturday, February 2 in the FCC.  You and your spouse are invited to a romantic evening of dining, games, a dance lesson, dancing, prizes and marriage blessing.  The meal will be a smoked pork chop, potato, vegetable, salad, roll and dessert.  Beer and wine will be provided with a free will offering. The cost is $20.00 a ticket.  Please RSVP by January 28 with Phil at Phil at 763-208-1483 or AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Family Table Volunteers Needed – February 16

Two to three volunteers are needed to help with the January 19, St. Stephen’s Family Table event from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.  The volunteers work in the dining room serving drinks, helping guests carry plates and cleaning tables.  Please contact Kevin if you or you and your spouse/children can help.  ksetterholm@q.com

Mid-Winter Breakfast Volunteers Needed – February 24

The council will be preparing and serving breakfast after the 8:30 and 10:30 Sunday Masses on February 24.  Proceeds for the breakfast will go to – TBA.  If you would like to help with this event, please contact Jeff at: jakieff@gmail.com

 

December 23-29, 2018

Help Recruit A Catholic Man

The Anoka Council of the Knights of Columbus is in need of new members.  To continue offering our current programing into the future and to increase our service to St. Stephens and the community, new members are needed.  The council does not have a program director, so it is up to each council member to bring in a new member this year.  Please encourage your Catholic friends, neighbors, acquaintances and relative to join the Knights.  Candidates can now join online at KofC.org/JoinUs (our council #2018).  The Anoka Knights are also offering a first-degree Ceremony on January 3, for Catholic men wishing to become a Knight.  This ceremony will start at 6:30 PM at the Anoka Knights Hall.  Candidates should show up at 6:15PM to complete a membership application.  Questions can be directed to Kevin at: AnokaKnightsofColumbus@q.com

Lenten Fish Dinner Co-chairs Needed

Jeff Kieffer and Carole Santer have served as the parish’s and council’s Lenten Fish Dinner Coordinators for approximately 20 years.  At the conclusion of 2019 Lenten season, they will be stepping down from their duties.  The Anoka Knights are looking for a people that would be willing to shadow Carole (dining room coordinator) and Jeff (kitchen coordinator) performing their duties this year to learn how things are done so that they can step into these roles next year.  To learn more about these opportunities, please contact Jeff at: 763-267-8962 or jakieff@gmail.com and Carole at: cjsanter2244@hotmail.com  .  Please respond before January 15.

Rosary Pray Leader Needed – December 30 at 5:15 PM

A Knight is needed to lead the Rosary at 5:15 PM in Holy Cross Chapel.  If you are interested in being the prayer leader, please contact Kevin at: ksetterholm@q.com.  Please see the attachment that details what the prayer leader is responsible for.

5th Sunday Rosary Prayer before English Masses – December 29 & 30th

The Anoka Knights will be leading a Rosary prayer services before all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday, December 29 and Sunday, December 30th.  You and your family are encouraged to attend.

Consecration to the Holy Family – December 29 & 30

The Anoka Council of the Knights of Columbus is organizing a Consecration to the Holy Family event twenty minutes before each of the English-speaking Masses on December 29 & 30.  The Consecration is choosing a way of life for your family.  Through the consecration your family is devoting themselves to the ideal model of familial love set by Jesus, Mary and Joseph.  You and your family are encouraged to participate in this event.  For more information on the consecration, visit the “News” tab on the Anoka Knights Website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org

5th Sunday Hospitality – December 30th

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after Sunday morning Masses, December 30.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Wear the Knights of Columbus Logo to Mass – December 29 & 30

December 30th is the 5th Sunday of the Month.  It is an Anoka council tradition to wear an item of clothing or pin that displays the Knight of Columbus logo so that we can show the parish how strong the council is.  Please contact Roger Renner if you like to purchase a council polo shirt to wear on this occasion at: rerenner@ehrenner.com

January Planning Meeting Rescheduled – January 3

The January planning meeting falls on January 1, so it has so it has been rescheduled to take place at 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 3.

First-Degree Ceremony at Anoka Knights Hall – January 3

All council members and their wives are encouraged to recruit a prospect to Knights this month.  A First-degree ceremony will take place at 6:30 PM at the Anoka Knights Hall.  Catholic men 18 years and older wishing to become Knights by going through the ceremony should be at the hall no later than 6:15 PM.  Prospects can skip filling out a Form 100 by joining the Knights online at: kofc.org/JoinUS . Please remind the prospect joining online that the Anoka Knights are council number 2018.

Rosary, General Meeting and Lecture Program– January 8

There will be a Rosary Prayer starting at 6:30 PM in the Anoka Knights Hall on January 8.  A regular business meeting will follow starting at 7:00 PM.  After the business meeting there will be a presentation on the new Minnesota Driver License.

Spaghetti Dinner and Dance – January 12

The council will be hosting Spaghetti Dinner and Dance with live music provided by the Miller Brothers on January 12.  The evening will start at 6:00 PM with a social and a dinner of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, wine and spumoni ice cream being served at 7:00.  Raffled prizes donated from local businesses and council members along with dancing to live 50s, 60s, 70s era dance music will begin at 8:00.  This is a B.Y.O.B event but beer, wine, pop and water will be available.  All raffle proceeds for this event will go to WomenSource Pregnancy Center. RSVP by January 6, with Ray or Kelly 763-754-6303 or  anokakchall@gmail.com

Novena for Life – January 14 – 22

The Anoka Council will be promoting nine days of sustained prayer to build up a culture of life in the parish of St. Stephen’s and the wider community.  More information will be coming shortly.

Family Table Volunteers Needed – January 19

Two to three volunteers are needed to help with the January 19, St. Stephen’s Family Table event from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.  The volunteers work in the dining room serving drinks, helping guests carry plates and cleaning tables.  Please contact Kevin if you or you and your spouse/children can help.  ksetterholm@q.com

Spiritual Reflection Program “Conversion and Evangelization”  – January 26

All councils are being required by the Supreme Council to participate in Spiritual Reflection Program.  Our council can fulfill the requirement by having members participate in St. Stephen’s Faith for Life January 26th retreat titled “Conversion and Evangelization in Today’s World”.  The event will take place between 8:00-3:00 PM.  Lunch will be provided by the Anoka Knights and Mass and adoration, prayer, growing deeper in your relationship with Christ and fellowship are also included. Contact Maredith for more information at: mtoweh@ststephenchurch.org

Volunteers Needed for Dinner and Bingo at Stepping Stone – January 31

The Anoka Knights will be preparing and serving dinner and running a Bingo event at Stepping Stone Emergency Housing during the evening of Thursday, January 31. Cooks, servers, and Bingo game callers are needed.  If you are interested in helping with this event, please contact Tim Delapp at: delapp.tort@yahoo.com

Group Facilitators Needed for Adult Faith Formation – February Sundays

The council will be hosting an adult faith formation course between the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses on each of the four Sundays in February.  The course is on Mystery of the Eucharist.  For the event to be successful, three knights will be needed to acts as group discussion facilitators. The facilitators will receive training from the St. Stephen’s staff before the start of the course.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Kevin at: ksetterholm@q.com

 

December 16-22, 2018

Thank You Pete Beberg and Jim Neilson

The council held a very successful Christmas Party at the hall on January 11.  There were about 75 people in attendance who enjoyed a smorgasbord of appetizers and a presentation given by Family Promise.  A HUGE thanks goes out to Peter Beberg and Jim Neilson for making, serving and cleaning up the extremely popular Tom and Jerry drinks.

December Family of the Month

Congratulation to the Burnes Family for receiving the Anoka Knight’s December Family of the Month honor.  You can learn more about the family by visiting the “Family of the Month Tab” on the Council Website.

Lenten Fish Dinner Co-chair Needed

Jeff Kieffer has served as the parish’s and council’s Lenten Fish Dinner Coordinator for 20 year.  At the conclusion of 2019 Lenten season, he will be stepping down from this duty.  The Anoka Knights are looking for a person or two that would be willing to shadow Jeff performing his duties this year to learn how things are done so that he/she/they can step into his role next year.  To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Jeff at: 763-267-8962 or jakieff@gmail.com

Christmas Poster Contest Judges Needed – December 18th

The council is looking for knights to help judge the Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest during the evening of Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30 PM.  The task should take about an hour and it will take place at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church.  If you are interested helping with this fun event, please contact Ron Ward at:  763-421-5086 or ronpatward@hotmail.com

Christmas Tree Set Up – December 20

The council is looking for volunteers to help set-up and take-down St. Stephen’s Christmas tree.  Set-up will happen around December 20, at 6:30 PM.  For more details and to volunteer please contact Tom Pendroy at: 612-840-5905 or tpprovenforcemn@aol.com. In the subject line of the email to Tom, please include the term “Knights” to prevent the message from getting deleted.

Rosary Pray Leader Needed – December 30 at 5:15 PM

A Knight is needed to lead the Rosary at 5:15 PM in Holy Cross Chapel.  If you are interested in being the prayer leader, please contact Kevin at: ksetterholm@q.com.  Please see the attachment that details what the prayer leader is responsible for.

5th Sunday Rosary Prayer before English Masses – December 29 & 30th

The Anoka Knights will be leading a Rosary prayer services before all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday, December 29 and Sunday, December 30th.  You and your family are encouraged to attend.

Consecration to the Holy Family – December 29 & 30

The Anoka Council of the Knights of Columbus is organizing a Consecration to the Holy Family event twenty minutes before each of the English-speaking Masses on December 29 & 30.  The Consecration is choosing a way of life for your family.  Through the consecration your family is devoting themselves to the ideal model of familial love set by Jesus, Mary and Joseph.  You and your family are encouraged to participate in this event.  For more information on the consecration, visit the “News” tab on the Anoka Knights Website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org

5th Sunday Hospitality – December 30th

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after Sunday morning Masses, December 30.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Wear the Knights of Columbus Logo to Mass – December 29 & 30

December 30th is the 5th Sunday of the Month.  It is an Anoka council tradition to wear an item of clothing or pin that displays the Knight of Columbus logo so that we can show the parish how strong the council is.  Please contact Roger Renner if you like to purchase a council polo shirt to wear on this occasion at: rerenner@ehrenner.com

First-Degree Ceremony at Anoka Knights Hall – January 3

All council members and their wives are encouraged to recruit a prospect to Knights this month.  A First-degree ceremony will take place at 6:30 PM at the Anoka Knights Hall.  Catholic men 18 years and older wishing to become Knights by going through the ceremony should be at the hall no later than 6:15 PM.  Prospects can skip filling out a Form 100 by joining the Knights online at: kofc.org/JoinUS . Please remind the prospect joining online that the Anoka Knights are council number 2018.

January Planning Meeting Rescheduled – January 3

The January planning meeting falls on January 1, so it has so it has been rescheduled to take place at 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 3.

Rosary Prayer Service and General Meeting – January 8

There will be a Rosary Prayer starting at 6:30 PM in the Anoka Knights Hall on January 8.  A regular general meeting will follow starting at 7:00 PM.

Spaghetti Dinner and Dance – January 12

The council will be hosting Spaghetti Dinner and Dance with live music provided by the Miller Brothers on January 12.  The evening will start at 6:00 PM with a social and a dinner of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, wine and spumoni ice cream being served at 7:00.  Raffled prizes donated from local businesses and council members along with dancing to live 50s, 60s, 70s era dance music will begin at 8:00.  This is a B.Y.O.B event but beer, wine, pop and water will be available.  All raffle proceeds for this event will go to WomenSource Pregnancy Center. RSVP by January 6, with Ray or Kelly 763-754-6303 or  anokakchall@gmail.com

Novena for Life – January 14 – 22

The Anoka Council will be promoting nine days of sustained prayer to build up a culture of life in the parish of St. Stephen’s and the wider community.  More information will be coming shortly.

Spiritual Reflection Program – January 26

All councils are being required by the Supreme Council to participate in Spiritual Reflection Program.  The requirement can be fulfilled with Anoka Knights participating in St. Stephen’s Faith for Life January 26th retreat titled “Conversion and Evangelization in Today’s World”.  The event will take place between 8:00-3:00 PM.  Lunch will be provided by the Anoka Knights and Mass and adoration, prayer, growing deeper in your relationship with Christ and fellowship are also included. Contact Maredith for more information at: mtoweh@ststephenchurch.org

Volunteers Needed for Dinner and Bingo at Stepping Stone – January 31

The Anoka Knights will be preparing and serving dinner and running a Bingo event at Stepping Stone Emergency Housing during the evening of Thursday, January 31. Cooks, servers, and Bingo game callers are needed.  If you are interested in helping with this event, please contact Tim Delapp at: delapp.tort@yahoo.com

Group Facilitators Needed for Adult Faith Formation – February Sundays

The council will be hosting an adult faith formation course between the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses on each of the four Sundays in February.  The course is on Mystery of the Eucharist.  For the event to be successful, three knights will be needed to acts as group discussion facilitators. The facilitators will receive training from the St. Stephen’s staff before the start of the course.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Kevin at: ksetterholm@q.com

 

 

December 9 – 15, 2018

Council Christmas Party – December 11

The Anoka Knights invite you, your wives and friends to an appetizers’ potluck and Tom & Jerry Christmas party at the hall on December 11, from 6:00-7:30.  Knights are asked to bring a plate or two of their favorite appetizers to share and the council will provide the Tom & Jerry drinks (beer, wine, pop and water will also be available).  Starting at 6:45 there will be a speaker from Anoka County Family Promise.  Following the speaker there will an abbreviated general council meeting.

Help Needed for Family Table – December 15

Knights and wives are needed to help serve at St. Stephen’s Family Table on Saturday, December 15, from 4:45-6:30 PM in the FCC.  Currently there are no volunteers. The Family table event provides a meal to needy families living in Anoka County. Volunteer duties include serving drinks and wiping tables. If you are able to help with this event please contact Kevin at: ksetterholm@q.com

Christmas Poster Contest Judges Needed – December 18th

The council is looking for knights to help judge the Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest during the evening of Tuesday, December 18th.  The task should take about an hour and it will take place at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church.  If you are interested helping with this fun event, please contact Ron Ward at:  763-421-5086 or ronpatward@hotmail.com

Christmas Tree Set Up – December 20

The council is looking for volunteers to help set-up and take-down St. Stephen’s Christmas tree.  Set-up will happen around December 20, at 6:30 PM.  For more details and to volunteer please contact Tom Pendroy at: 612-840-5905 or tpprovenforcemn@aol.com. In the subject line of the email to Tom, please include the term “Knights” to prevent the message from getting deleted.

Rosary Pray Leader Needed – December 30 at 5:15 PM

A Knight is needed to lead the Rosary at 5:15 PM in Holy Cross Chapel.  If you are interested in being the prayer leader, please contact Kevin at: ksetterholm@q.com.

 5th Sunday Rosary Prayer before English Masses – December 29 & 30th

The Anoka Knights will be leading a Rosary prayer services before all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday, December 29 and Sunday, December 30th.  You and your family are encouraged to attend.

Consecration to the Holy Family – December 29 & 30

The Anoka Council of the Knights of Columbus is organizing a Consecration to the Holy Family event twenty minutes before each of the English-speaking Masses on December 29 & 30.  The Consecration is choosing a way of life for your family.  Through the consecration your family is devoting themselves to the ideal model of familial love set by Jesus, Mary and Joseph.  You and your family are encouraged to participate in this event.  For more information on the consecration, visit the “News” tab on the Anoka Knights Website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org

5th Sunday Hospitality – December 30th

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after Sunday morning Masses, December 30.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Wear the Knights of Columbus Logo to Mass – December 29 & 30

December 30th is the 5th Sunday of the Month.  It is an Anoka council tradition to wear an item of clothing or pin that displays the Knight of Columbus logo so that we can show the parish how strong the council is.  Please contact Roger Renner if you like to purchase a council polo shirt to wear on this occasion at: rerenner@ehrenner.com

January Planning Meeting Rescheduled – January 3

The January planning meeting falls on January 1, so it has so it has been rescheduled to take place at 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 3.

Rosary Prayer Service and General Meeting – January 8

There will be a Rosary Prayer starting at 6:30 PM in the Anoka Knights Hall on January 8.  A regular general meeting will follow starting at 7:00 PM.

Hall Maintenance – January

The council is looking for volunteers to help with repairs in the hall rental space.  If you are able to help with any of the work listed below during weekdays or weekends in January, please contact Roger at: rerenner@ehrenner.com

To-Do-List:

  • Deep clean the kitchen
  • Sand & paint the bar cabinets
  • Laminate the kitchen wall
  • Sand and paint the bathroom stall partitions
  • Install basement motion detector lights
  • Wash and repair hall rental tables and chairs
  • Install Wi-Fi smoke detectors
  • Paint – or –  clean small hall rental room walls
  • Clean wall carpet in small hall rental room
  • Hang double doors in kitchen
  • Hire out floor waxing –
  • Replace bar

Spaghetti Dinner and Dance – January 12

The council will be hosting Spaghetti Dinner and Dance with live music provided by the Miller Brothers on January 12.  The evening will start 6:00 PM with a social and a dinner of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, wine and spumoni ice cream being served at 7:00.  Raffled prizes donated from local businesses and council members along with dancing to live 50s, 60s, 70s era dance music will begin at 8:00.  This is a B.Y.O.B event but beer, wine, pop and water will be available.  All raffle proceeds for this event will go to WomenSource Pregnancy Center. RSVP by January 6, with Ray or Kelly 763-754-6303 or  anokakchall@gmail.com

Help Needed for the Annual Free-throw Competition – January 7-11

The Anoka Council’s Youth Free-throw competition is rapidly approaching.  If you are interested in volunteering to help score this event, please contact Al Kempf at: alandkathy@usfamily.net

Novena for Life – January 14 – 22

The Anoka Council will be promoting nine days of sustained prayer to build up a culture of life in the parish of St. Stephen’s and the wider community.  More information will be coming shortly.

Volunteers Needed for Dinner and Bingo at Stepping Stone – January 31

The Anoka Knights will be preparing and serving dinner and running a Bingo event at Stepping Stone Emergency Housing during the evening of Thursday, January 31. Cooks, servers, and Bingo game callers are needed.  If you are interested in helping with this event, please contact Tim Delapp at: delapp.tort@yahoo.com

Group Facilitators Needed for Adult Faith Formation – February Sundays

The council will be hosting an adult faith formation course between the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses on each of the four Sundays in February.  The course is on Mystery of the Eucharist.  For the event to be successful, three knights will be needed to acts as group discussion facilitators. The facilitators will receive training from the St. Stephen’s staff before the start of the course.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Kevin at: ksetterholm@q.com

 

December 2 – 8, 2018

St. Nicholas Breakfast – December 2

The Anoka Knights will be hosting a Saint Nicholas Breakfast after the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses on December 2.   Rumor has it that St. Nick will be there with a bag of gold coins.  Proceeds from this free will offering breakfast will go to St. Stephens Faith for Life ministries.  All are encouraged to attend.

Help Needed to Build an Alter – December 8

Father Quail has asked the council to build a stone/boulder alter and set-up other decorations for the “Lady of Guadalupe” Mass.  Many hands are needed at 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 8th to get to complete the celebration preparations. Please contact Kevin (ksetterholm@q.com) if you can help out.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass with Archbishop Hebda – December 9

Archbishop Hebda and a 4th-degree Honor Guard will be participating in the December 9th, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass that will start at 12:30 PM.  Following the Mass there will be food and festivities.  Knights and their families are encouraged to be part of this celebration.

Council Christmas Party – December 11

The Anoka Knights invite you, your wives and friends to an appetizers’ potluck and Tom & Jerry Christmas party at the hall on December 11, from 6:00-7:30.  Knights are asked to bring a plate or two of their favorite appetizers to share and the council will provide the Tom & Jerry drinks (beer, wine, pop and water will also be available).  Starting at 6:45 there will be a speaker from Anoka County Family Promise.  Following the speaker there will an abbreviated general council meeting.

Help Needed for Family Table – December 15

Knights and wives are needed to help serve at St. Stephen’s Family Table on Saturday, December 15, from 4:45-6:30 PM in the FCC.  Currently there are no volunteers. The Family table event provides a meal to needy families living in Anoka County. Volunteer duties include serving drinks and wiping tables. If you are able to help with this event please contact Kevin at: ksetterholm@q.com

Christmas Tree Set Up – December 20

The council is looking for volunteers to help set-up and take-down St. Stephen’s Christmas tree.  Set-up will happen around December 20, at 6:30 PM.  For more details and to volunteer please contact Tom Pendroy at: 612-840-5905 or tpprovenforcemn@aol.com . In the subject line of the email to Tom, please include the term “Knights” to prevent the message from getting deleted.

5th Sunday Rosary Prayer before English Masses – December 29 & 30th

The Anoka Knights will be leading a Rosary prayer services before all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday, December 29 and Sunday, December 30th.  You and your family are encouraged to attend.

Consecration to the Holy Family – December 29 & 30

The Anoka Council of the Knights of Columbus is organizing a Consecration to the Holy Family event twenty minutes before each of the English-speaking Masses on December 29 & 30.  The Consecration is choosing a way of life for your family.  Through the consecration your family is devoting themselves to the ideal model of familial love set by Jesus, Mary and Joseph.  You and your family are encouraged to participate in this event.  For more information on the consecration, visit the “News” tab on the Anoka Knights Website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org

5th Sunday Hospitality – December 30th

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after Sunday morning Masses, December 30.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Wear the Knights of Columbus Logo to Mass – December 29 & 30

December 30th is the 5th Sunday of the Month.  It is an Anoka council tradition to wear an item of clothing or pin that displays the Knight of Columbus logo so that we can show the parish how strong the council is.  Please contact Roger Renner if you like to purchase a council polo shirt to wear on this occasion at: rerenner@ehrenner.com

Volunteers Needed for Dinner and Bingo at Stepping Stone – January 10

The Anoka Council will be preparing and serving dinner and running a Bingo event at Stepping Stone Emergency Housing during the evening of January 10th.  If you are interested in helping with this event, please contact Tim Delapp at: delapp.tort@yahoo.com

Spaghetti Dinner and Dance – January 12

The Annual Anoka Council Spaghetti Dinner and Dance will take place during the evening of Saturday, January 12.  Besides a fantastic meal, there will be live Rock and Roll Music, dancing and prizes. Mark your calendar and invite adult family members and friends.  More information will be forwarded shortly.

Help Needed for the Annual Free-throw Competition – January 7-11

The Anoka Council’s Youth Free-throw competition is rapidly approaching.  If you are interested in volunteering to help score this event, please contact Al Kempf at: alandkathy@usfamily.net

Novena for Life – January 14 – 22

The Anoka Council will be promoting nine days of sustained prayer to build up a culture of life in the parish of St. Stephen’s and the wider community.  More information will be coming shortly.

Adult Formation Between the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses – January – February

The Anoka Council will be hosting adult faith formation classes between the Sunday morning masses in January and February.  Knights and the wives are encouraged to attend.  More information will be forwarded shortly.

Hall Maintenance – January

The council is looking for volunteers to help with repairs in the hall rental space.  If you are able to help with any of the work listed below during weekdays or weekends in January, please contact Roger at: rerenner@ehrenner.com

To-Do-List:

  • Deep clean the kitchen
  • Sand & paint the bar cabinets
  • Laminate the kitchen wall
  • Sand and paint the bathroom stall partitions
  • Install basement motion detector lights
  • Wash and repair hall rental tables and chairs
  • Install Wi-Fi smoke detectors
  • Paint – or – clean small hall rental room walls
  • Clean wall carpet in small hall rental room
  • Hang double doors in kitchen
  • Floor waxing
  • Replace bar

 

November 25 – December 1, 2018

First-Degree Ceremony – November 27

There will be a first-degree ceremony at the Anoka Knights Hall starting promptly at 7:00 PM. If you will be bringing a candidate to the ceremony, please have them at the all before 6:45 PM.

St. Nicholas Breakfast – December 2

The Anoka Knights will be hosting a Saint Nicholas Breakfast after the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses on December 2.   Rumor has it that St. Nick will be there with a bag of gold coins.  Proceeds from this free will offering breakfast will go to St. Stephens Faith for Life ministries.  All are

encouraged to attend.

4th Degree Honor Guard Needed – December 9

A fourth-degree honor guard is needed to help with St. Stephen’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass celebration.  The bilingual Mass will start at 12:30 PM and all are welcome to attend.  Fourth-Degree Knights that have regalia are asked to assemble in the Crosier’s room at noon.

Council Christmas Party – December 11

The Anoka Knights invite you, your wives and friends to an appetizers potluck and Tom & Jerry Christmas party at the hall on December 11, from 6:00-7:30.  Knights are asked to bring a plate or two of their favorite appetizers to share and the council will provide the Tom & Jerry drinks (beer, wine, pop and water will also be available).  Starting at 6:45 there will be a speaker from Anoka County Family Promise.  Following the speaker there will an abbreviated general council meeting.

Christmas Tree Set Up – December 20

The council is looking for volunteers to help set-up and take-down St. Stephen’s Christmas tree.  Set-up will happen around December 20, at 6:30 PM.  For more details and to volunteer please contact Tom Pendroy at: 612-840-5905 or  tpprovenforcemn@aol.com. In the subject line of the email to Tom, please include the term “Knights” to prevent the message from getting deleted.

5th Sunday Rosary Prayer before English Masses – December 29 & 30th

The Anoka Knights will be leading a Rosary prayer services before all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday, December 29 and Sunday, December 30th.  You and your family are encouraged to attend.

Consecration to the Holy Family – December 29 & 30

The Anoka Council of the Knights of Columbus is organizing a Consecration to the Holy Family event twenty minutes before each of the English-speaking Masses on December 29 & 30.  The Consecration is choosing a way of life for your family.  Through the consecration your family is devoting themselves to the ideal model of familial love set by Jesus, Mary and Joseph.  You and your family are encouraged to participate in this event.  For more information on the consecration, visit the “News” tab on the Anoka Knights Website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org

5th Sunday Hospitality – December 30th

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after Sunday morning Masses, December 30.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Wear the Knights of Columbus Logo to Mass – December 29 & 30

December 30th is the 5th Sunday of the Month.  It is an Anoka council tradition to wear an item of clothing or pin that displays the Knight of Columbus logo so that we can show the parish how strong the council is.  Please contact Roger Renner if you like to purchase a council polo shirt to wear on this occasion at: rerenner@ehrenner.com

Hall Maintenance – January

The council officers would like to schedule a couple of hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in January to get the needed repairs and maintenance done before rentals pickup for the 2019 season.  Roger Renner will be heading up a committee to plan out a strategy to get this work done.  If would be interested in being part of this committee and/or if you would be interested in helping with some the various projects listed below, please contact Kevin at ksetterholm@q.com.

January To-Do-List:

  • Deep clean kitchen
  • Paint bar cabinets
  • Laminate kitchen wall
  • Paint bathroom partitions
  • Install front spot lights
  • Install occupancy sensor for basement lights
  • Wash and repair chairs and tables
  • Wax floors
  • Replace bar

 

November 18 – 25, 2018

Fall Membership Drive Information Sessions – November 17-18

The Anoka council will be running a K of C membership drive Information Sessions after the November 17 & 18 Masses.  Information sessions will be held in the Archbishop Romero room immediately following the 5:00, 8:30, 10:30 and 6:00 Masses.  If you know of someone that may be interested in becoming a knight, please encourage him to attend the 20-minute information sessions.  Please see the attached information card.

St. Nicholas Breakfast – December 2

The Anoka Knights will be hosting a Saint Nicholas Breakfast after the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses on December 2.   Rumor has it that St. Nick will be there with a bag of gold coins.  Proceeds from this free will offering breakfast will go to St. Stephens Faith for Life ministries.  All are

encouraged to attend.

Council Christmas Party – December 11

The Anoka Knights invite you, your wives and friends to an appetizers potluck and Tom & Jerry Christmas party at the hall on December 11, from 6:00-7:30.  Knights are asked to bring a plate or two of their favorite appetizers to share and the council will provide the Tom & Jerry drinks (beer, wine, pop and water will also be available).  Starting at 6:45 there will be a speaker from Anoka County Family Promise.  Following the speaker there will an abbreviated general council meeting.

Christmas Tree Set Up – December 20

The council is looking for volunteers to help set-up and take-down St. Stephen’s Christmas tree.  Set-up will happen around December 20, and take down around December 31.  For more details and to volunteer please contact Tom Pendroy at: redkahp@msn.com. In the subject line of the email to Tom, please include “Knights” to prevent the message from getting deleted.

5th Sunday Rosary Prayer before English Masses – December 29 & 30th

The Anoka Knights will be leading a Rosary prayer services before all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday, December 29 and Sunday, December 30th.  You and your family are encouraged to attend.

Consecration to the Holy Family – December 29 & 30

The Anoka Council of the Knights of Columbus is organizing a Consecration to the Holy Family event twenty minutes before each of the English-speaking Masses on December 29 & 30.  The Consecration is choosing a way of life for your family.  Through the consecration your family is devoting themselves to the ideal model of familial love set by Jesus, Mary and Joseph.  You and your family are encouraged to participate in this event.  For more information on the consecration, visit the “News” tab on the Anoka Knights Website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org

5th Sunday Hospitality – December 30th

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after Sunday morning Masses, December 30.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Wear the Knights of Columbus Logo to Mass – December 29 & 30

December 30th is the 5th Sunday of the Month.  It is an Anoka council tradition to wear an item of clothing or pin that displays the Knight of Columbus logo so that we can show the parish how strong the council is.  Please contact Roger Renner if you like to purchase a council polo shirt to wear on this occasion at: rerenner@ehrenner.com

Hall Maintenance – January

The council officers would like to schedule a couple of hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in January to get the needed repairs and maintenance done before rentals pickup for the 2019 season.  Roger Renner will be heading up a committee to plan out a strategy to get this work done.  If would be interested in being part of this committee and/or if you would be interested in helping with some the various projects listed below, please contact Kevin at ksetterholm@q.com.

January To-Do-List:

  • Deep clean kitchen
  • Paint bar cabinets
  • Laminate kitchen wall
  • Paint bathroom partitions
  • Install front spot lights
  • Install occupancy sensor for basement lights
  • Wash and repair chairs and tables
  • Wax floors
  • Replace bar

November 11 – 17, 2018

Congratulations to the November Family of the Month

Chuck and Kelly Blair have been the November 2018.  Click here to learn more about this family.

A Lot is Happening During the November General Meeting – November 13

There will be a Rosary prayer service before the November general meeting.  This meeting will start at 6:30. At 7:00 the Deputy Grand Knight Phil Harter will recognize the November family of the month by presenting the Blairs a certificate.  The meeting will conclude with Brother Knight Carroll Abbott, a Navy veteran, giving a talk about his service in WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War and Doug Hookom, a St. Stephen’s parish member and the Commander of Edward B. Cutter American Legion Post 102 in Anoka, will give a short talk on the relocation of the Veterans Memorial Park.  Please find time to participate in this opportunity.

Fall Membership Drive Information Sessions – November 17-18

The Anoka council will be running a K of C membership drive Information Sessions after the November 17 & 18 Masses.  Information sessions will be held in the Archbishop Romero room immediately following the 5:00, 8:30, 10:30 and 6:00 Masses.  If you know of someone that may be interested in becoming a knight, please encourage him to attend the 20-minute information sessions.  Please see the attached information card.

First Degree Ceremony – November 27

There will be a first-degree ceremony taking place at the Anoka Hall on Tuesday, November 27, starting at 7:00. You are encouraged to bring Catholic men interested in becoming Knights to this event.  For more information, please contact Al Kempf at alandkathy@usfamily.net

St. Nicholas Breakfast – December 2

Nick Johnson and Dan Knapek are putting together the council’s 3rd annual Brunch with St. Nicholas event.  Everyone is welcome to attend and proceeds will go to Faith for Life.  Nick and Dan are looking for volunteers to help in the dining room.  If you are able to help with this event, please contact Nick at: dunwoody80@hotmail.com

Council Christmas Party – December 11

The Anoka Knights invite you, your wives and friends to an appetizers potluck and Tom & Jerry Christmas party at the hall on December 11, from 6:00-7:30.  Knights are asked to bring a plate or two of their favorite appetizers to share and the council will provide the Tom & Jerry drinks (beer, wine, pop and water will also be available), starting at 6:45 there will be a speaker from Anoka County Family Promise.  Following the speaker, there will an abbreviated general council meeting.

5th Sunday Hospitality – December 30th

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after Sunday morning Masses, December 30.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

5th Sunday Rosary Prayer Before English Masses – December 29 & 30th

The Anoka council will we bill leading Rosary prayer services before all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday, December 29 and Sunday, December 30th.

Wear the Knights of Columbus Logo to Mass – December 29 & 30

December 30th is the 5th Sunday of the Month.  It is an Anoka council tradition to wear an item of clothing or pin that displays the Knight of Columbus logo so that we can show the parish how strong the council is.  Please contact Roger Renner if you like to purchase a council polo shirt to wear on this occasion at: rerenner@ehrenner.com

Consecration to the Holy Family – December 30

Father Shireman is in the beginning planning stages for this first annual event that will take place in the Holy Cross Chapel immediately following the 5th Sunday Rosary prayers on December 30.

We Need You – January

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the council’s hall managers, Ray and Kelly Danzl, hall rentals continue to be one of the council’s main sources of income.

As many of you know, the rental space (upstairs) has experienced a lot of wear and tear over the past few years and because of this, repairs and cleaning need to happen soon.

The council officers would like to schedule a couple of hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in January to get the needed repairs and maintenance done before rentals pickup for the 2019 season.

Please let Kevin Setterholm (ksetterholm@q.com) know if you would be willing to be on a committee that can help plan out a strategy to get the needed work done.

This is the current To-Do-List:

·        Deep clean kitchen

·        Paint bar cabinets

·        Laminate kitchen wall

·        Paint bathroom partitions

·        Install front spot lights

·        Install occupancy sensor for basement lights

·        Wash and repair chairs and tables

·        Wax floors

·        Replace bar

 

November 4 – 10, 2018

Supreme Chaplin’s November Challenge

The Supreme Chaplin’s Monthly Challenge can be found at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/monthly-challenge/ .  Please find time to check it out.

Anoka Council Coats for Kids Distribution – November 4

The council is looking for volunteers to help with coat distribution at St. Stephen’s from 12:30-3:30 on Sunday, November 4.  If you can help with this event, please contact David Plante at: 763-226-6071 or ldplante@comcast.net

KC Memorial Word Service – November 8

On Thursday, November 8th, the council will be remembering our deceased brother knights with a service at the Anoka Knights Hall at 6:30 p.m.  There will be  a light meal after the service.  The following knights will be honored:  Phillip Brunt, John Gobernatz, Jamie Johanson, Harvey Hazeman, Bernard Kuklock, Gerald Bauer, John Belair, Wayne Blue, Dennis Hubert, Stephen Munstentieger, and John Hogan.  Please join us and their families! For more information, please contact Gary Kempf at: kempffamily@msn.com

Volunteers Needed for Turkey Bingo – November 9

Many volunteers will be needed for the council’s annual Turkey Bingo that will be held at St. Stephen’s on November 9.  Please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com if you can help in this important council fundraiser.

Turkey Bingo Co-Coordinator Needed – Now

Vern Rausch, long time Turkey/Ham Bingo Coordinator is looking for a co-coordinator that can help him with this position. For more information, please contact Vern at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Help Needed 10 minutes After Mass – November 10 & 11

One knight is needed after each Mass on November 10 & 11 to stand at a table in the Narthex to hand out information session cards and other brochures in preparation for the council’s fall membership drive. If you are able to help with this, please contact the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com . Please see the information card attached to this email.

General Council Meeting Rosary and Speaker – November 13

There will be a Rosary Prayer Service before the general council meeting starting at 6:30 PM in the hall on November 13.  Following the meeting, brother knight and World War II veteran, Carroll Abbot, will give a presentation in memory of Veterans Day.  You are encouraged to attend the meeting.

November Family Table – November 17

Knights and wives are needed to help serve at St. Stephen’s Family Table on November 17 from 4:45-6:30 in the FCC.  The Family table event serves families in need that are living in Anoka County. Duties involve serving drinks and wiping tables. If you are able to volunteer some time on November 17, please contact Kevin at: ksetterholm@q.com

Fall Membership Drive and First Degree – November 17-18

The Anoka council will be running a K of C membership drive after the November 17 & 18 Masses.  Information sessions will be held in the Archbishop Romero room immediately following the 5:00, 8:30, 10:30 and 6:00 Masses.  If you know of someone that may be interested in becoming a knight, please encourage him to attend the 20-minute information sessions.  Please see the attached information card.

First Degree Ceremony – November 27

There will be a first-degree ceremony taking place at the Anoka Hall on Tuesday, November 27 starting at 7:00.  For more information, please contact Al Kempf at alandkathy@usfamily.net

Brunch with St. Nicholas – December 2

Nick Johnson and Dan Knapek are putting together the council’s 3rd annual Brunch with St. Nicholas event.  They will be looking for volunteers to help in the kitchen and dining room.  If you are able to help with this event, please contact Nick at: dunwoody80@hotmail.com

Council Christmas Party – December 11

The Anoka Knights invite you, your wives and friends to a pot-luck and Tom & Jerry Christmas party at the hall on December 11, from 6:00-7:30.  The evening will start off with the council’s own specialty Tom & Jerry drinks (beer, wine, pop and water will also be available), with a pot-luck meal running from 6:15-6:45 followed by a speaker from Anoka County Family Promise.  There will be an abbreviated general council meeting immediately following the speaker.

5th Sunday Hospitality – December 30th

The Anoka council will be hosting hospitality after Mass on Sunday, December 30.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute drinks and donuts.  If you can help with these tasks, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

5th Sunday Rosary Prayer Leaders Needed – December 29 & 30th

The Anoka council will we bill leading Rosary prayer services before all of the English-speaking Masses on Saturday, December 29 and Sunday, December 30th.  Knights are needed to lead the each of the prayers and the program set up by Deacon Chuck.  If you can help lead one of these prayer services, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Wear the Knights of Columbus Logo to Mass – December 29 & 30

December 30th is the 5th Sunday of the Month.  It is an Anoka council tradition to wear an item of clothing or pin that displays the Knight of Columbus logo so that we can show the parish how strong the council is.  Please contact Roger Renner if you like to purchase a council polo shirt to wear on this occasion at: rerenner@ehrenner.com

Consecration to the Holy Family – December 30

Father Shireman is in the beginning planning stages for this first annual event that will take place in the Holy Cross Chapel immediately following the 5th Sunday Rosary prayers on December 30.

Family of the Month Coordinator Needed – Now

The Anoka Knights need a coordinator for one of the council’s new programs titled “Family of the Month & Year”.  Currently this program is being coordinated by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the simple duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Membership Director Needed – Now

The Anoka Council is in DESPERATE need of a Membership director.  Currently this position is being filled by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the few duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Need Your Prayers – Now

There are brother knights that could use your prayers now.  Please visit the council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/prayer-requests/ to learn more.  If you would like to make a prayer request, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

 

October 28 – November 3, 2018

Message from the MN Bishops

Brothers, please find time to view this important video message about being a faithful citizen from our Minnesota bishops by clicking on the following link:  https://goo.gl/qhXexE

A Huge Thank You to All of Our Haunted House Volunteers!

This past Sunday concluded the Anoka Council’s haunted house fundraiser and once again we have received a lot of positive feedback.  The council officers would like to thank all of the volunteers that helped to pull off this monumental task.  Special thanks go to cochairs Steve Beberg and Kelly Danzl that put in an enormous amount time into making this big council event successful

Congratulations to March for Life Scholarship Recipient.

Sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Arseneau has become the council’s first recipient of the $230 scholarship to attend the archdiocese pilgrimage to Washington D.C. March for Life in January.  There are two more scholarships remaining.  If you know of any other St. Stephen’s youth interested in participating in the is pilgrimage, please contact the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com

Congratulations to Catholic Essay Contest Winner

Tomás Garcia, fifteen years old, has won the $50 prize for the 2018 Anoka Knights of Columbus Catholic Essay Contest.  The theme of the essay was “How does your family keep its Catholic Faith in Action?”.  Tomás’ essay will now represent the Anoka Council at the state level.

Volunteers Needed for Sharing and Caring Hands – October 30th

The Anoka Knights will be serving lunch to the homeless at Sharing and Caring Hands on Tuesday, October 30th.  Knights, wives and friends are needed to help transport the food, serve the meal and clean-up after the meal between 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  For more information, please contact Phil at: pcharter@comcast.net  763-226-1923.

Anoka Council Coats for Kids Distribution – November 4

The council is looking for volunteers to help with coat distribution at St. Stephen’s from 12:30-3:30 on Sunday, November 4.  If you can help with this event, please contact David Plante at: 763-226-6071 or ldplante@comcast.net

KC Memorial Word Service – November 8

On Thursday, November 8th, the council will be remembering our deceased brother knights with a service at the Anoka Knights Hall at 6:30 p.m.  There will be  a light meal after the service.  The following knights will be honored:  Phillip Brunt, John Gobernatz, Jamie Johanson, Harvey Hazeman, Bernard Kuklock, Gerald Bauer, John Belair, Wayne Blue, Dennis Hubert, Stephen Munstentieger, and John Hogan.  Please join us and their families! For more information, please contact Gary Kempf at: kempffamily@msn.com

Volunteers Needed for Turkey Bingo – November 9

Many volunteers will be needed for the council’s annual Turkey Bingo that will be held at St. Stephen’s on November 9.  Please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com if you can help in this important council fundraiser.

Turkey Bingo Co-Coordinator Needed – Now

Vern Rausch, long time Turkey/Ham Bingo Coordinator is looking for a co-coordinator that can help him with this position. For more information, please contact Vern at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Help Needed 10 minutes After Mass – November 10 & 11

One knight is needed after each Mass on November 10 & 11 to stand at a table in the Narthex to hand out information session cards and other brochures in preparation for the council’s fall membership drive. If you are able to help with this, please contact the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com . Please see the information card attached to this email.

General Council Meeting Rosary and Speaker – November 13

There will be a Rosary Prayer Service before the general council meeting starting at 6:30 PM in the hall on November 13.  Following the meeting, brother knight and World War II veteran, Carroll Abbot, will give a presentation in memory of Veterans Day.  You are encouraged to attend the meeting.

November Family Table – November 17

Knights and wives are needed to help serve at St. Stephen’s Family Table on November 17 from 4:45-6:30 in the FCC.  The Family table event serves families in need that are living in Anoka County. Duties involve serving drinks and wiping tables. If you are able to volunteer some time on November 17, please contact Kevin at: ksetterholm@q.com

Fall Membership Drive and First Degree – November 17-18 & 27

The Anoka council will be running a K of C membership drive after the November 17 & 18 Masses.  Information sessions will be held in the Archbishop Romero room immediately following the 5:00, 8:30, 10:30 and 6:00 Masses.  If you know of someone that may be interested in becoming a knight, please encourage him to attend the 20-minute information sessions.  Please see the attached information card.   There will be a first-degree ceremony taking place at the Anoka Hall on Tuesday, November 27 starting at 7:00.  For more information, please contact Al Kempf at alandkathy@usfamily.net

Brunch with St. Nicholas – December 2

Nick Johnson and Dan Knapek are putting together the council’s 3rd annual Brunch with St. Nicholas event.  They will be looking for volunteers to help in the kitchen and dining room.  If you are able to help with this event, please contact Nick at: dunwoody80@hotmail.com

Council Christmas Party – December 11

The Anoka Knights invite you, your wives and friends to a pot-luck and Tom & Jerry Christmas party at the hall on December 11, from 6:00-7:30.  The evening will start off with the council’s own specialty Tom & Jerry drinks (beer, wine, pop and water will also be available), with a pot-luck meal running from 6:15-6:45 followed by a speaker from Anoka County Family Promise.  There will be an abbreviated general council meeting immediately following the speaker.

Consecration to the Holy Family – December 29-30

Father Shireman is in the beginning planning stages for this first annual event that will take place in the Holy Cross Chapel immediately following the 5th Sunday Rosary prayers on December 29-30.

Family of the Month Coordinator Needed – Now

The Anoka Knights need a coordinator for one of the council’s new programs titled “Family of the Month & Year”.  Currently this program is being coordinated by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the simple duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Membership Director Needed – Now

The Anoka Council is in DESPERATE need of a Membership director.  Currently this position is being filled by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the few duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Need Your Prayers – Now

There are brother knights that could use your prayers now.  Please visit the council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/prayer-requests/ to learn more.  If you would like to make a prayer request, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

 

October 21 – 28, 2018

Help is Needed for Haunted House – October 26 – 28

Volunteers (Knights, Family, Friends) are needed to help run and tear-down the haunted house for its final weekend.  If you are interested in helping with this, please RSVP at anokahauntedhouse@gmail.com

Volunteers Needed for Sharing and Caring Hands – October 30th

The Anoka Knights will be serving lunch to the homeless at Sharing and Caring Hands on Tuesday, October 30th.  Knights, wives and friends are needed to help transport the food, serve the meal and clean-up after the meal between 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  For more information, please contact Phil at: pcharter@comcast.net  763-226-1923.

Anoka Council Coats for Kids Distribution – November 4

The council is looking for volunteers to help with coat distribution at St. Stephen’s from 12:30-3:30 on Sunday, November 4.  If you can help with this event, please contact David Plante at: 763-226-6071 or ldplante@comcast.net

KC Memorial Word Service – November 8

On Thursday, November 8th, the council will be remembering our deceased brother knights with a service at the Anoka Knights Hall at 6:30 p.m.  There will be  a light meal after the service.  The following knights will be honored:  Phillip Brunt, John Gobernatz, Jamie Johanson, Harvey Hazeman, Bernard Kuklock, Gerald Bauer, John Belair, Wayne Blue, Dennis Hubert, Stephen Munstentieger, and John Hogan.  Please join us and their families! For more information, please contact Gary Kempf at: kempffamily@msn.com

Volunteers Needed for Turkey Bingo – November 9

Many volunteers will be needed for the council’s annual Turkey Bingo that will be held at St. Stephen’s on November 9.  Please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com if you can help in this important council fundraiser.

Turkey Bingo Co-Coordinator Needed – Now

Vern Rausch, long time Turkey/Ham Bingo Coordinator is looking for a co-coordinator that can help him with this position. For more information, please contact Vern at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

General Council Meeting Rosary and Speaker – November 13

There will be a Rosary Prayer Service before the general council meeting starting at 6:30 PM in the hall on November 13.  Following the meeting, brother knight and World War II veteran, Carroll Abbot, will give a presentation in memory of Veterans Day.  You are encouraged to attend the meeting.

November Family Table – November 17

Knights and wives are needed to help serve at St. Stephen’s Family Table on November 17 from 4:45-6:30 in the FCC.  The Family table event serves families in need that are living in Anoka County.  If you are able to volunteer some time on November 17, please contact Kevin at: ksetterholm@q.com

Fall Membership Drive and First Degree – November 17-18 & 27

The Anoka council will be running a K of C membership drive after the November 17 & 18 Masses. Information sessions will be held in the Archbishop Romero room immediately following the 5:00, 8:30, 10:30 and 6:00 Masses.  If you know of someone that may be interested in becoming a knight, please encourage him to attend the 20-minute information sessions.   There will be a first degree ceremony taking place at the Anoka Hall on Tuesday, November 27 starting at 7:00.  For more information, please contact the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com .

Brunch with St. Nicholas – December 2

Nick Johnson and Dan Knapek are putting together the council’s 3rd annual Brunch with St. Nicholas event.  They will be looking for volunteers to help in the kitchen and dining room.  If you are able to help with this event, please contact Nick at: dunwoody80@hotmail.com

Council Christmas Party – December 11

The Anoka Knights invite you, your wives and friends to a pot-luck and Tom & Jerry Christmas party at the hall on December 11, from 6:00-7:30.  The evening will start off with the council’s own specialty Tom & Jerry drinks (beer, wine, pop and water will also be available), with a pot-luck meal running from 6:15-6:45 followed by a speaker from Anoka County Family Promise.  There will be an abbreviated general council meeting immediately following the speaker.

Consecration to the Holy Family – December 29-30

Father Shireman is in the beginning planning stages for this first annual event that will take place in the Holy Cross Chapel immediately following the 5th Sunday Rosary prayers on December 29-30.

Family of the Month Coordinator Needed – Now

The Anoka Knights need a coordinator for one of the council’s new programs titled “Family of the Month & Year”.  Currently this program is being coordinated by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the simple duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Membership Director Needed – Now

The Anoka Council is in DESPERATE need of a Membership director.  Currently this position is being filled by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the few duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Need Your Prayers – Now

There are brother knights that could use your prayers now.  Please visit the council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/prayer-requests/ to learn more.  If you would like to make a prayer request, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

 

October 14 – 20, 2018

Help is Needed for Haunted House – October 19 – 28

Volunteers (Knights, Family, Friends) are needed to sell tickets, guide patrons and tear-down the Anoka Haunted House.  It will be open for business on October 19, 20, 26, and 27 from 7pm to 10pm. Haunted house guides are needed.  Tear-down will take place on October 28.  Volunteers can sign up by emailing Kelly at kelly.danzl@gmail.com or calling her at: 763-427-2018.

Cana Dinner Committee Meeting – October 17

Phil Harter will be facilitating a planning meeting for the February 2, 2018 Cana Dinner on October 17, at 6:30 in the Anoka Knights Hall.  Knights and wives interested in helping to plan this fun event are encouraged to attend.  For more information, please contact Phil at: pcharter@comcast.net  763-226-1923.

Family Table Help Needed – October 20

Knights and wives are needed to help serve in the Family Table dining room on October 20th.  Duties include pouring drinks, cleaning tables and helping guests. between 4:45-6:30 in the FCC.  The St. Stephen’s family table event serves families in need, living in the Anoka County area.  If you are able to volunteer some time on October 20th, please contact Kevin at: ksetterholm@q.com

Breakfast Buffet at St. John the Baptist Church in Dayton – October 21

The Dayton Council of the Knights of Columbus will be serving a breakfast of grilled pork loin, scrambled eggs, hash browns, pancakes, French toast, link sausages, biscuits and gravy, coffee, milk and orange juice on October 21 from 8:30-11:30 AM.  You, your family and friends are encouraged to attend for a free will offering. 1 block N. of intersection of Hennepin Co. Rds. 12 and 13

Volunteers for Special Olympic State Bowling Tournament – RSVP October 21

Minnesota Knights and family members are being asked to help out with the Minnesota’s Special Olympics Bowling Tournament. Help is needed during 4 hour shifts at the following places and dates: Brooklyn Park Bowlero – November 30, December 1, December 2; and Monticello River City Extreme December 1, December 2.  RSVP by October 21 at SOMN.ORG/KofC .  Contact Dan Irvin with question at DanIrvin13@yahoo.com

Volunteers Needed for Sharing and Caring Hands – October 30th

The Anoka Knights will be serving lunch to the homeless at Sharing and Caring Hands on Tuesday, October 30th.  Knights, wives and friends are need to help transport the food, serve the meal and clean-up after the meal between 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  For more information, please contact Phil at: pcharter@comcast.net  763-226-1923.

October Supreme Chaplain Monthly Challenge – Now

Each month the Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, Archbishop Lori, choses a line or two from Scripture that will be used in one of the readings at an upcoming Sunday Mass.  Archbishop Lori will then give a brief reflection on the reading and create a challenge or two for brother knights to live by in the coming month.  Last month’s and this month’s challenge is posted at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/monthly-challenge/

Anoka Council Coats for Kids Distribution – November 4

The council is looking for volunteers to help with coat distribution at St. Stephen’s from 12:30-3:30 on Sunday, November 4.  If you can help with this event, please contact David Plante at: 763-226-6071 or ldplante@comcast.net

KC Memorial Word Service – November 8

The Anoka council’s annual Memorial Word Service for families that lost a knight will take place at the Anoka Knights Hall November 8th, starting at 6:30.  There will be a light meal served immediately following the service.  For more information, please contact Gary Kempf at: kempffamily@msn.com

Volunteers Needed for Turkey Bingo – November 9

Many volunteers will be needed for the council’s annual Turkey Bingo that will be held at St. Stephens on November 9.  Please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com if you can help in this important council fundraiser.

Turkey Bingo Co-Coordinator Needed – Now

Vern Rausch, long time Turkey/Ham Bingo Coordinator is looking for a co-coordinator that can help him with this position. For more information, please contact Vern at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

General Council Meeting Rosary and Speaker – November 13

There will be a Rosary Prayer Service before the general council meeting starting at 6:30 PM in the hall on November 13.  Following the meeting brother knight and World War II veteran, Carroll Abbot, will give a presentation in memory of Veterans Day.  You are encouraged to attend the meeting.

Fall Membership Drive and First Degree – November 17-18 & 27

The Anoka council will be running a K of C membership drive after the November 17 & 18 Masses. Information sessions will be held in the Archbishop Romero room immediately following the 5:00, 8:30, 10:30 and 6:00 Masses.  If you know of someone that may be interested in becoming a knight, please encourage him to attend the 20-minute information sessions.   There will be a first degree ceremony taking place at the Anoka Hall on Tuesday, November 27 starting at 7:00.  For more information, please contact the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com .

Council Christmas Party – December 11

The Anoka Knights invite you, your wives and friends to a pot-luck and Tom & Jerry Christmas party at the hall on December 11, from 6:00-7:30.  The evening will start off with the council’s own specialty Tom & Jerry drinks (beer, wine, pop and water will also be available), with a pot-luck meal running from 6:15-6:45 followed by a speaker from Anoka County Family Promise.  There will be an abbreviated general council meeting immediately following the speaker.

Consecration to the Holy Family – December 29-30

Father Shireman is in the beginning planning stages for this first annual event that will take place in the Holy Cross Chapel immediately following the 5th Sunday Rosary prayers on December 29-30.

Family of the Month Coordinator Needed – Now

The Anoka Knights need a coordinator for one of the council’s new programs titled “Family of the Month & Year”.  Currently this program is being coordinated by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the simple duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Membership Director Needed – Now

The Anoka Council is in DESPERATE need of a Membership director.  Currently this position is being filled by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the few duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Need Your Prayers – Now

There are brother knights that could use your prayers now.  Please visit the council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/prayer-requests/ to learn more.  If you would like to make a prayer request, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

 

October 7 – 14, 2018

Annual Oktoberfest Celebration Meeting – October 9

All Knights, spouses, and friends are invited to the council’s 4th Annual Oktoberfest celebration on Tuesday, October 9th, starting at 6:00.  The Milwaukee bratwurst marinated dish and grilled hamburger meal we be served at 6:15. Carla Hanson from WomenSource will give a presentation starting at 6:45.  The beer menu for the evening will consists of Oktoberfest beers from Warsteiner, Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Goose, Schell’s, Samuel Adams and Lienkugels breweries.  There will be a very abbreviated council meeting immediately following the WomenSource presentation.

Volunteers Are Needed for Haunted House – October 11 – 28

Volunteers (Knights, Family, Friends) are needed to build, sell tickets, guide patrons and tear-down the Anoka Haunted House.  It will be open for business on October 11, 12, 13, 18 and 25 from 7pm to 9pm and on October 19, 20, 26, and 27 from 7pm to 10pm. Haunted house guides are needed.  Tear-down will take place on October 28.  Volunteers can sign up by emailing Kelly at kelly.danzl@gmail.com or calling her at: 763-427-2018.

October Supreme Chaplain Monthly Challenge – Now

Each month the Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, Archbishop Lori, choses a line or two from scripture that will be used in one of the readings at an upcoming Sunday Mass.  Archbishop Lori will then give a brief reflection on the reading and create a challenge or two for brother knights to live by in the coming month.  Last month’s and this month’s challenge is posted at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/monthly-challenge/

Mass of the Holy Spirit – Coats for Kids Collection – October 10

The State Deputy of the Minnesota Knights of Columbus is looking for volunteers to help out with the Mass of the Holy Spirit being held at US Bank Stadium.  The Knights of Columbus will be sorting coats brought in for the Coats for Kids distribution by the school children attending the Mass at the stadium.  The event will take place on October 10, starting at 8:30 AM.  You can learn more about this opportunity and RSVP by clicking here.

John Kriesel will be Speaking at St. Kathrine Drexel in Ramsey – October 13

The St. Kathrine Drexel Knights of Columbus invite everyone to a breakfast and presentation by John Kriesel on October 13, from 9:00-10:30AM.  John Kriesel is an author, veteran and former legislator.  In 2006 John was injured in battle and told that he would be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.  Nine months after receiving his injury he walked out of Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  You do not want to miss this inspiring talk. See the attachment to this email and  RSVP Here

Respect Life Weekend – October 13/14

Help is needed to man the tables and provide hospitality after Mass during the Respect for Life Weekend at St. Stephens.  Please see the attachment for this event.  If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com

Cana Dinner Committee Meeting – October 17

Phil Harter will be facilizing a planning meeting for the February 2, 2018 Cana Dinner on October 17 at 6:30 in the Anoka Knights Hall.  Knights and wives interested in helping plan this fun event are encouraged to attend.  For more information, please contact Phil at: pcharter@comcast.net  763-226-1923.

Family Table Help Needed – October 20

The Anoka Knights have been asked by the parish to help serve in the dining room by pouring drinks, cleaning tables and helping guests at the St. Stephen’s Family Table missions from 4:45-6:30 on October 20.  The family table event severs a warm email to families in need living in the Anoka County area.  If you are able to volunteer some time on October 20th, please contact the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com

Anoka Council Coats for Kids Distribution – November 4

The council is looking for volunteers to help with coat distribution at St. Stephen’s from 12:30-3:30 on Sunday, November 4.  If you can help with this event, please contact David Plante at: 763-226-6071 or ldplante@comcast.net

KC Memorial Word Service – November 8

The Anoka council’s annual Memorial Word Service for families that lost a knight will take place at the Anoka Knights Hall November 8th, starting at 6:30.  There will be a light meal served immediately following the service.  For more information, please contact Gary Kempf at: kempffamily@msn.com

Volunteers for Special Olympic State Bowling Tournament – RSVP October 21

Minnesota Knights and family members are being asked to help out with the Minnesota’s Special Olympics Bowling Tournament. Help is needed during 4 hour shifts at the following places and dates: Brooklyn Park Bowlero – November 30, December 1, December 2; and Monticello River City Extreme December 1, December 2.  RSVP by October 21 at SOMN.ORG/KofC .  Contact Dan Irvin with question at DanIrvin13@yahoo.com

Volunteers Needed for Turkey Bingo – November 9

Many volunteers will be needed for the council’s annual Turkey Bingo that will be held at St. Stephens on November 9.  Please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com if you can help in this important council fundraiser.

Turkey Bingo Co-Coordinator Needed – Now

Vern Rausch, long time Turkey/Ham Bingo Coordinator is looking for a co-coordinator that can help him with this position. For more information, please contact Vern at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Fall Membership Drive and First Degree – November 17-18 & 27

The Anoka council will be running a K of C membership drive after the November 17 & 18 Masses. Information sessions will be held in the Archbishop Romero room immediately following the 5:00, 8:30, 10:30 and 6:00 Masses.  If you know of someone that may be interested in becoming a knight, please encourage him to attend the 20-minute information sessions.   There will be a first degree ceremony taking place at the Anoka Hall on either Tuesday, November 27 starting at 7:00.  For more information, please contact the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com .

Consecration to the Holy Family – December 29-30

Father Shireman is in the beginning planning stages for this first annual event that will take place in the Holy Cross Chapel immediately following the 5th Sunday Rosary prayers on December 29-30.

Family of the Month Coordinator Needed – Now

The Anoka Knights need a coordinator for one of the council’s new programs titled “Family of the Month & Year”.  Currently this program is being coordinated by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the simple duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Membership Director Needed – Now

The Anoka Council is in DESPERATE need of a Membership director.  Currently this position is being filled by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the few duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Need Your Prayers – Now

There are brother knights that could use your prayers now.  Please visit the council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/prayer-requests/ to learn more.  If you would like to make a prayer request, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

 

September 30 – October 6, 2018

Volunteers Are Needed for Haunted House – October 6 – October 28

Volunteers (Knights, Family, Friends) are needed to build, sell tickets, guide patrons and tear-down the Anoka Haunted House.  The house will be built during the morning and afternoon of October 6 & 7 from 9-5 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday.  It will be open for business on October 11, 12, 13, 18 and 25 from 7pm to 9pm and on October 19, 20, 26, and 27 from 7pm to 10pm. Haunted house guides are needed.  Tear-down will take place on October 28.  Volunteers can sign up by emailing Kelly at kelly.danzl@gmail.com or calling her at: 763-427-2018.

Annual Oktoberfest Celebration Meeting – October 9

All Knights, spouses, and friends are invited to the council’s 4th Annual Oktoberfest celebration on Tuesday, October 9th.  The Milwaukee bratwurst marinated dish and grilled hamburger meal we be served at 6:15. Carla Hanson from WomenSource will give a presentation starting at 6:45.  The beer menu for the evening will consists of Oktoberfest beers from Warsteiner, Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Goose, Schell’s, Samuel Adams and Lienkugels breweries.  There will be a very abbreviated council meeting immediately following the WomenSource presentation.

Mass of the Holy Spirit – Coats for Kids Collection – October 10

The State Deputy of the Minnesota Knights of Columbus is looking for volunteers to help out with the Mass of the Holy Spirit being held at US Bank Stadium.  The Knights of Columbus will be sorting coats brought in for the Coats for Kids distribution by the school children attending the Mass at the stadium.  The event will take place on October 10, starting at 8:30 AM.  You can learn more about this opportunity and RSVP by clicking here.

 

John Kriesel will be Speaking at St. Kathrine Drexel in Ramsey – October 13

The St. Kathrine Drexel Knights of Columbus invite everyone to a breakfast and presentation by John Kriesel on October 13, from 9:00-10:30AM.  John Kriesel is an author, veteran and former legislator.  In 2006 John was injured in battle and told that he would be in a wheel chair for the rest of his life.  Nine months after receiving his injury he walked out of Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  You do not want to miss this inspiring talk. See the attachment to this email and  RSVP HerePlease see the attachment.

Volunteers needed for Respect Life Weekend – October 13/14

Help is needed to man the tables and provide hospitality after Mass during the Respect for Life Weekend at St. Stephens.  If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com.  Please see the attachment.

Volunteers Needed for Family Table – October 20

The Anoka knights have been asked by the parish to help serve in the dining r room by pouring drinks, cleaning tables and helping guests at the St. Stephen’s Family Table missions from 4:45-6:30 on October 20.  The family table event severs a warm email to families in need living in the Anoka County area.  If you are able to volunteer some time on October 20th, please contact the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com

Volunteers for Special Olympic State Bowling Tournament – RSVP October 21

Minnesota Knights and family members are being asked to help out with the Minnesota’s Special Olympics Bowling Tournament. Help is needed during 4 hour shifts at the following places and dates: Brooklyn Park Bowlero – November 30, December 1, December 2; and Monticello River City Extreme December 1, December 2.  RSVP by October 21 at SOMN.ORG/KofC .  Contact Dan Irvin with question at DanIrvin13@yahoo.com

Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest September 26 – October 26

The Anoka Knights of Columbus will be running a Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest between September 26 – October 26, for students in grades 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.  The theme of the essay is “Into the Peripheries” and the length should be between 500-750 words.  All participants will be recognized and 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age group will receive a certificate.  1st place finishers in each age group will receive $50 and the opportunity to advance to the district, state, and international levels to compete for a $300 award.  For more detailed information and to register for the contest, contact the Grand Knight of Anoka at: ksetterholm@q.com

Fall Membership Drive and First Degree – During November

The Anoka council will be running a K of C membership drive after the November 17 & 18 Masses. Information sessions will be held in the Archbishop Romero room immediately following the 5:00, 8:30, 10:30 and 6:00 Masses.  If you know of someone that may be interested in becoming a Knight, please encourage him to attend the 20-minute information sessions.   There will be a first degree ceremony taking place at the Anoka Hall on either Tuesday, November 20th or November 27.  For more information, please contact the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com .

KC Memorial Word Service – November 8

The Anoka council’s annual Memorial Word Service for families that lost a Knight will tale place at St. Stephen’s Holy Cross chapel on November 8th.  There will be a light meal served immediately following the service in the FCC.  For more information, please contact Gary Kempf at: kempffamily@msn.com

Volunteers Needed for Turkey Bingo – November 9

Many volunteers will be needed for the council’s annual Turkey Bingo that will be held at St. Stephens on November 9.  Please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com if you can help in this important council fundraiser.

Family of the Month Coordinator Needed – Now

The Anoka Knights need a coordinator for one of the council’s new programs titled “Family of the Month & Year”.  Currently this program is being coordinated by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the simple duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Membership Director Needed – Now

The Anoka Council is in DESPERATE need of a Membership director.  Currently this position is being filled by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the few duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

September Supreme Chaplain Monthly Challenge – Now

Each month the Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, Archbishop Lori, choses a line or two from scripture that will be used in one of the readings at an upcoming Sunday Mass.  Archbishop Lori will then give a brief reflection on the reading and create a challenge or two for brother knights to live by in the coming month.  Last month’s and this month’s challenge is posted at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/monthly-challenge/

Need Your Prayers – Now

There are brother knights that could use your prayers now.  Please visit the council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/prayer-requests/ to learn more.  If you would like to make a prayer request, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Recruitment Promotion – Now

The Supreme Council is encouraging knights to ask men to join the order.  Between July 1 and September 30, every knight who recruits five other knights will receive $50 and free shipping to KnightsGear.  To receive credit for recruiting you will need to include your membership number on a Form 100 or with the Online Membership tool.  For more information, please visit Membership Incentives and Awards.

September 9-15, 2018

Two volunteers needed for Leading 5th Sunday Rosaries – September 30

The Anoka Knights need volunteers to lead the 5th Sunday Rosary Prayer Services before the 10:30 and 6:00 Masses on Sunday, September 30.  Prayer leaders will be given instructions on how to perform this duty by Deacon Chuck.  Please contact the Grand Knight at 763-757-9786 or at ksetterholm@q.com  if you are able to volunteer.

Volunteers are needed for Sharing and Caring Hands – October 4

The Anoka Knights will be helping at Sharing and Caring Hands on the first Thursdays of the month around lunch time. Volunteers for this charitable work are needed in mid-mornings and early afternoons.  Please contact the Grand Knight for more information and to get on the volunteer list at ksetterholm@q.com

Rosary Prayer Service Before General Council Meeting – September 11

There will be a Rosary prayer service starting at 6:30 before the September 11, General Council Meeting.  All are encouraged to participate.

Speaker at September General Meeting – September 11

The council has invited Cary Thelen from Thelen Lindberg DeShaw Funeral Home in Anoka to speak at our September 11th general membership meeting. Cary will speak at 8:00 pm on the topic of funeral planning.

Alpha Starts – September 26

Father Shireman, our Council Chaplain, is encouraging all Knights and their wives to participate in Alpha on Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:30 starting September 26th, and running to December 19.   Learn more by clicking here.

Council Shirts for 5th Sunday – September 29/30

Council members are encouraged to wear Knights of Columbus apparel to Mass on 5th Sundays to show that they are members of the order.  If you like to purchase a blue council polo shirt for the September 29/30 5th Sunday, please contact Roger Renner at 763-753-3576 or rerenner@ehrenner.com for pricing and to place your order.

Annual Oktoberfest Celebration Meeting – October 9

All (Knights, spouses, friends) are invited to the council’s 4th Annual Oktoberfest celebration meeting on Tuesday, October 9th starting at 6:15.  A Central European meal will be prepared by Gary Kempf, seasonal beers will be available and starting at 6:45 there will be a speaker from WomenSource.

Great Speaker at St. Kathrine Drexel in Ramsey – October 13

The St. Kathrine Drexel Knights of Columbus invite everyone to a breakfast and presentation by John Kriesel on October 13, from 9:00-10:30AM.  John Kriesel is an author, veteran and former legislator.  In 2006 John was injured in battle and told that he would be in a wheel chair for the rest of his life.  Nine months after receiving his injury he walked out of Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  You do not want to miss this inspiring talk.

Volunteers needed for Respect Life Weekend – October 13/14

Please see the attachment for the volunteer needs for Life Matters Respect for Life Weekend.  The council has committed to host hospitality after Mass on this weekend.  If you are able to help with this, please contact Vern Rausch at vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Volunteers Needed for Family Table – October 20

The Anoka knights have been asked to recruit for 4 volunteers (knights and family members) to help work in the dining room (pouring drinks, carrying food, cleaning tables…) for the St. Stephen’s Family Table missions.  The council needs 1 more helper from 5:30-6:30 on October 20.

  1. John Loes
  2. Linda Loes
  3. Mike Petschl

Please contact the Grand Knight at 763-757-9786 or at ksetterholm@q.com if you are able to volunteer.

Volunteers for Special Olympic State Bowling Tournament – RSVP October 21

Knights and family members are being asked to help out with the Minnesota’s Special Olympics Bowling Tournament.  Many Anoka Knights and families have helped with this in the past and always experienced a good time. Help is needed  during 4 hour shifts at the following places and dates: Brooklyn Park Bowlero – November 30, December 1, December 2; and Monticello River City Extreme December 1, December 2.  RSVP by October 21 at SOMN.ORG/KofC .  Contact Dan Irvin with question at DanIrvin13@yahoo.com

Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest September 26 – October 26

The Anoka Knights of Columbus will be running a Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest between September 26 – October 26, for students in grades 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.  The theme of the essay is “Into the Peripheries” and the length should be between 500-750 words.  All participants will be recognized and 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age group will receive a certificate.  1st place finishers in each age group will receive $50 and the opportunity to advance to the district, state, and international levels to compete for a $300 award.  For more detailed information and to register for the contest, contact the Grand Knight of Anoka at: ksetterholm@q.com

Volunteers Are Needed for Haunted House – October 6-28

The council is beginning to gear up for its largest fundraiser of the year – The City of Anoka’s Haunted House.  This one event funds much of what the council does during the rest of the year, but to pull off this monumental ordeal many volunteers are needed to build, sell tickets, guide patrons and tear-down.  You, your family members and friends are all encouraged to help make this event happen by volunteering.  The house will be built during the morning and afternoon of October 6.  It will be open for business on October 11, 12, 13, 18 and 25 from 7pm to 9pm and on October 19, 20, 26, and 27 from 7pm to 10pm.  Tear-down will take place on October 28.  Volunteers can sign up by emailing Kelly at kelly.danzl@gmail.com or calling her at: (763) 427-2018.  Council members will be receiving a mailing soon with a card asking you and your family to select when you will be able to volunteer.

Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life – NOW

The Anoka Knight are participating in the nine-week Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life.  To learn more, go to the council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/novena-for-the-legal-protection-of-human-life/

Family of the Month Coordinator Needed – Now

The Anoka Knights need a coordinator for one of the council’s new programs titled “Family of the Month & Year”.  Currently this program is being coordinated by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the simple duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Membership Director Needed – Now

The Anoka Council is in DESPERATE need of a Membership director.  Currently this position is being filled by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the few duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

August Supreme Chaplain Monthly Challenge – Now

Each month the Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, Archbishop Lori, choses a line or two from scripture that will be used in one of the readings at an upcoming Sunday Mass.  Archbishop Lori will then give a brief reflection on the reading and create a challenge or two for brother knights to live by in the coming month.  Last month’s and this month’s challenge is posted at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/monthly-challenge/

Need Your Prayers – Now

There are brother knights that could use your prayers now.  Please visit the council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/prayer-requests/ to learn more.  If you would like to make a prayer request, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Recruitment Promotion – Now

The Supreme Council is encouraging knights to ask men to join the order.  Between July 1 and September 30, every knight who recruits five other knights will receive $50 and free shipping to KnightsGear.  To receive credit for recruiting you will need to include your membership number on a Form 100 or with the Online Membership tool.  For more information, please visit Membership Incentives and Awards.

September 2-8, 2018

Volunteer Needed for Stepping Stone Meal – September 13

The Anoka Knights will be purchasing, preparing, and serving an outdoor picnic style meal for the 60 residents at Stepping Stone Emergency Housing on September 13.  The council is looking 3 more volunteers:

  1. Tim Delapp
  2. Phil Harter
  3. Joe Soler

Please contact Tim Delapp if you have questions or if you would like to volunteer at: 763-434-552 or  delapp.tort@yahoo.com

Volunteers Needed for Family Table – September 15

The Anoka knights have been asked to recruit for 4 volunteers (knights and family members) to help work in the dining room (pouring drinks, carrying food, cleaning tables…) for the St. Stephen’s Family Table missions.  The council needs 2 more helpers from 5:30-6:30 on September 15th.

  1. Kevin Setterholm
  2. Annette Setterholm

Please contact the Grand Knight at 763-757-9786 or at ksetterholm@q.com if you are able to volunteer.

Volunteers for Leading 5th Sunday Rosaries – September 29 & 30

The Anoka Knights need volunteers to lead the 5th Sunday Rosary Prayer Services before all of the English-speaking Masses on September 29/30.  Prayer leaders will be given instructions on how to perform this duty by Deacon Chuck.  Currently the council needs for 2 more volunteers:

September 29, 5:00 Mass – Dick Klaesges

September 30, 8:30 Mass – Deacon Chuck Waugh

September 30, 10:30 Mass –

September 30, 6:00 Mass  –

Please contact the Grand Knights at 763-757-9786 or at ksetterholm@q.com  if you are able to volunteer

Father Shireman’s Alpha Prayer September 26 – December 19

Heavenly Father,

We entrust the Alpha course to you.

We pray for those who are searching for meaning in their lives and want to know who You are.

May they encounter You through the radical hospitality, the video presentations, and the small group discussions of Alpha.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Alpha is coming to St. Stephen’s on Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:30 starting September 26th, and running to December 19.   Learn more by clicking here.

The September Family of the Month

Congratulations to the Tim and Rheanna Mickelson family for being chosen as the council’s September Family of the month.  Visit the council website to learn more about the Family of the Month program.

Speaker at September General Meeting – September 11

The council has invited Cary Thelen from Thelen Lindberg DeShaw Funeral Home in Anoka to speak at our September 11th general membership meeting. Cary will speak at 8:00 pm on the topic of funeral planning

WomenSource 8th Annual Gala – September 20

WomenSource is a nonprofit pregnancy resource center that is 100% funded through donations.  The pregnancy center will be hosting a fundraising Gala at the Sundance Golf Club in Maple Grove on September 20th from 5:30-8:30. The evening will include a signature cocktail, appetizers, dinners, desert, wine pull, live and silent auctions, and presentations from moms that have been helped by WomenSource.  The council is encouraging as many members that can to attend the gala.  The cost for tickets will be $55.00 and can be purchased at www.womensource.org .

Council Shirts for 5th Sunday – September 29/30

Council members are encouraged to wear Knights of Columbus apparel to Mass on 5th Sundays to show that they are members of the order.  If you like to purchase a blue council polo shirt for the September 29/30 5th Sunday, please contact Roger Renner at 763-753-3576 or rerenner@ehrenner.com for pricing and to place you order.

Respect Life Weekend – October 13 & 14

St. Stephen’s Life Matters group has a big weekend of activities planned for October 13 & 14.  More information is to come concerning these dates.  One area that the council will be helping out in is with hospitality after the Sunday morning masses.  If you believe that you can help with duty, please contact Vern Rausch at vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest September 26 – October 26

The Anoka Knights of Columbus will be running a Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest between September 26 – October 26, for students in grades 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.  The theme of the essay is “Into the Peripheries” and the length should be between 500-750 words.  All participants will be recognized and 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age group will receive a certificate.  1st place finishers in each age group will receive $50 and the opportunity to advance to the district, state, and international levels to compete for a $300 award.  For more detailed information and to register for the contest, contact the Grand Knight of Anoka at: ksetterholm@q.com

Volunteers for Special Olympic State Bowling Tournament – RSVP October 21

Knights and family members are being asked to help out with the Minnesota’s Special Olympics Bowling Tournament.  Many Anoka Knights and families have helped with this in the past and always experience a good time. Help is needed at during 4 hour shifts at the following places and dates: Brooklyn Park Bowlero – November 30, December 1, December 2; and Monticello River City Extreme December 1, December 2.  RSVP by October 21 at SOMN.ORG/KofC .  Contact Dan Irvin with question at DanIrvin13@yahoo.com

Volunteers Are Needed for Haunted House – October 6-28

The council is beginning to gear up for its largest fundraiser of the year – The City of Anoka’s Haunted House.  This one event funds much of what the council does during the rest of the year, but to pull off this monumental ordeal many volunteers are needed to build, sell tickets, guide patrons and tear-down.  You, your family members and friends are all encouraged to help make this event happen by volunteering.  The house will be built during the morning and afternoon of October 6.  It will be open for business on October 11, 12, 13, 18 and 25 from 7pm to 9pm and on October 19, 20, 26, and 27 from 7pm to 10pm.  Tear-down will take place on October 28.  Volunteers can sign up by emailing Kelly at kelly.danzl@gmail.com or calling her at: (763) 427-2018.  Council members will be receiving a mailing soon with a card asking you and your family to select when you will be able to volunteer.

Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life – NOW

The Anoka Knight are participating in the nine-week Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life.  To learn more, go to the council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/novena-for-the-legal-protection-of-human-life/

Family of the Month Coordinator Needed – Now

The Anoka Knights need a coordinator for one of the council’s new programs titled “Family of the Month & Year”.  Currently this program is being coordinated by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the simple duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Membership Director Needed – Now

The Anoka Council is in DESPERATE need of a Membership director.  Currently this position is being filled by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the few duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

August Supreme Chaplain Monthly Challenge – Now

Each month the Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, Archbishop Lori, choses a line or two from scripture that will be used in one of the readings at an upcoming Sunday Mass.  Archbishop Lori will then gives a brief reflection on the reading and creates a challenge or two for brother knights to live by in the coming month.  Last month’s and this month’s challenge is posted at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/monthly-challenge/

Need Your Prayers – Now

There are brother knights that could use your prayers now.  Pleas visit the council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/prayer-requests/ to learn more.  If you would like to make a prayer request, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Recruitment Promotion – Now

The Supreme Council is encouraging knights to ask men to join the order.  Between July 1 and September 30, every knight who recruits five other knights will receive $50 and free shipping to KnightsGear.  To receive credit for recruiting you will need to include your membership number on a Form 100 or with the Online Membership tool.  For more information, please visit Membership Incentives and Awards.

 

August 26-September 1, 2018

Father Shireman’s Alpha Prayer

Heavenly Father,

We entrust the Alpha course to you.

We pray for those who are searching for meaning in their lives and want to know who You are.

May they encounter You through the radical hospitality, the video presentations, and the small group discussions of Alpha.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Alpha is coming to St. Stephen’s on Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:30 starting September 26th, and running to December 19.   Learn more by clicking here.

The Chambers Renovation is Complete

During the August 14th General Meeting, Father Shireman blessed the renovated chambers and the following people were recognized as playing a big role in chambers renovation.

Rick Aberle                          Al Kempf                              Gary Kempf

Phil Harter                           Dave Plante                        Ken Erkens

Dave Hudoba                     Al Resler                               Dale Guimont

Joe Soler                              Brian Sullivan                     Mike Petschl

Gordy Dusterhoft             Dick Klaesges                     Jeff Kieffer

Kevin Setterholm              Roger Renner                     John Boege

Craig Rounds                     Ray Danzl                            Vern Rausch

Chuck Waugh                    Ken Bright                           Tim Delapp

Mark Kelzenberg              David Vinje                         Mike Read

Doug Sroka                         Ron Ward                            Don Gamboni

Mike Storey                        Pete Beberg                        Terry Velasco

Randy Writz

 Photos from feed my Starving Children

On August 21, the Anoka Knights of Columbus hosted a meal packing tournament at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids.  St. Stephen’s parish sent over 55 participants.  During the forty-five-minute packing session, 37,800 meals were packed which is enough to feed 104 children for an entire year.  By the end of the evening, St. Stephens women out packed the men and youth by producing more boxes of meals.  Photos of the event by clicking here.

Welcome to our Newest Members Dalton Ward

Dalton Wagner became the council’s newest member on August 14.  Dalton is a student at NDSU and is the son to Brother Knight Ron Wagner.

The September Family of the Month

Congratulation to the Tim and Rheanna Mickleson family for being chosen as the council’s September Family of the month.  You can learn more about the Mickleson family by clicking here.  If you would like to nominate a family to be the council’s family of the month, please contact the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com

Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament – September 9

There will be a Knights of Columbus golf tournament held on Sunday, September 9th 1: 00pm at the Elk River Golf Club, 20015 Elk Lake RD ,Elk River MN 55330.  Cost is $35 w/cart and a $10 prize money fee.  Tournament is open to all Brother Knights, family and friends.  To sign up or for more information call Gordy Dusterhoft at 763 753 2452 or email gmduster@q.com

Volunteer Needed for Stepping Stone Meal – September 13

The Anoka Knights will be purchasing, preparing, and serving an outdoor picnic style meal for the 60 residents at Stepping Stone Emergency Housing on September 13.  The council is looking for approximately 6 brother knights to help with this charitable outreach.  Family members of knights are more than welcome to help out and to enjoy the evening which will include a bonfire, S’mores and games.  Please contact Tim Delapp if you have questions or if you would like to volunteer.  Tim can be reached at: 763-434-552 or  delapp.tort@yahoo.com

Volunteers Needed for Family Table – September 15

Sister Mary Anne has asked the Anoka knight for 4 volunteers (knights and family members) to help work in the dining room (pouring drinks, carrying food, cleaning tables…) for the St. Stephen’s Family Table missions.  The help is needed during the 3 Saturday of every month from 5:30 – 6:30. If you are able to help with one or a couple of upcoming the months, starting September 15th, please contact the Grand Knight at:  763-757-9786 or at ksetterholm@q.com.

Volunteers for Leading 5th Sunday Rosaries – September 29 & 30

The Anoka Knights will be leading a 5th Sunday Rosary Prayer Service before all of the English-speaking Masses (5:00, 8:30, 10:30, 6:00) on September 29/30.  To make this happen, the council is looking for volunteers to help lead the prayer.  Support and instructions on how to complete this role will be given by Deacon Chuck, who has been a Rosary prayer leader multiple times over the past year.  For more information, please contact the Grand Knights at ksetterholm@q.com

Volunteers for Special Olympic State Bowling Tournament – October 21 RSVP

Knights and family members are being asked to help out with the Minnesota’s Special Olympics Bowling Tournament.  Many Anoka Knights and families have helped with this in the past and always experience a good time. Help is needed at during 4 hour shifts at the following places and dates: Brooklyn Park Bowlero – November 30, December 1, December 2;  and Monticello River City Extreme December 1, December 2.  RSVP by October 21 at SOMN.ORG/KofC .  Contact Dan Irvin with question at DanIrvin13@yahoo.com

Conducting Church Drives that REALLY WORK – September 28

Knights are welcome to pizza, beverages, a presentation on the 2018 Supreme Convention (by Phil Harter) and a live Supreme Webinar on September 28 from 6:45- 8:30.  Knights from the four council in District 59 will be participating.  To make sure there is enough pizza, RSVP with the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com .

Speaker at September General Meeting – September 11

The council has invited Cary Thelen from Thelen Lindberg DeShaw Funeral Home in Anoka to speak at our September 11th general membership meeting. Cary will speak at 8:00 pm on the topic of funeral planning

WomenSource 8th Annual Gala – September 20

WomenSource is a nonprofit pregnancy resource center that is 100% funded through donations.  The pregnancy center will be hosting a fundraising Gala at the Sundance Golf Club in Maple Grove on September 20th from 5:30-8:30. The evening will include a signature cocktail, appetizers, dinners, desert, wine pull, live and silent auctions, and presentations from moms that have been helped by WomenSource.  The council is encouraging as many members that can to attend the gala.  The cost for tickets will be $55.00 and can be purchased at www.womensource.org .

Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest September 26 – October 26

The Anoka Knights of Columbus will be running a Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest between September 26 – October 26, for students in grades 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.  The theme of the essay is “Into the Peripheries” and the length should be between 500-750 words.  All participants will be recognized and 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age group will receive a certificate.  1st place finishers in each age group will receive $50 and the opportunity to advance to the district, state, and international levels to compete for a $300 award.  For more detailed information and to register for the contest, contact the Grand Knight of Anoka at: ksetterholm@q.com

Volunteers Are Needed for Haunted House – October

The council is beginning to gear up for its largest fundraiser of the year – The City of Anoka’s Haunted House.  This one event funds much of what the council does during the rest of the year, but to pull off this monumental ordeal many volunteers are needed to build, sell tickets, guide patrons and tear-down.  You, your family members and friends are all encouraged to help make this event happen by volunteering.  The house will be built during the morning and afternoon of October 6.  It will be open for business on October 11, 12, 13, 18 and 25 from 7pm to 9pm and on October 19, 20, 26, and 27 from 7pm to 10pm.  Tear-down will take place on October 28.  Volunteers can sign up by emailing Kelly at kelly.danzl@gmail.com or calling her at: (763) 427-2018.  Council members will be receiving a mailing soon with a card asking you and your family to select when you will be able to volunteer.

Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life – NOW

The Anoka Knight are participating in the nine-week Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life.  To learn more, go to the council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/novena-for-the-legal-protection-of-human-life/

Family of the Month Coordinator Needed – Now

The Anoka Knights need a coordinator for one of the council’s new programs titled “Family of the Month & Year”.  Currently this program is being coordinated by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the simple duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Membership Director Needed – Now

The Anoka Council is in DESPERATE need of a Membership director.  Currently this position is being filled by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the few duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

August Supreme Chaplain Monthly Challenge – Now

Each month the Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, Archbishop Lori, choses a line or two from scripture that will be used in one of the readings at an upcoming Sunday Mass.  Archbishop Lori will then gives a brief reflection on the reading and creates a challenge or two for brother knights to live by in the coming month.  Last month’s and this month’s challenge is posted at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/monthly-challenge/

Need Your Prayers – Now

There are brother knights that could use your prayers now.  Pleas visit the council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/prayer-requests/ to learn more.  If you would like to make a prayer request, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Recruitment Promotion – Now

The Supreme Council is encouraging knights to ask men to join the order.  Between July 1 and September 30, every knight who recruits five other knights will receive $50 and free shipping to KnightsGear.  To receive credit for recruiting you will need to include your membership number on a Form 100 or with the Online Membership tool.  For more information, please visit Membership Incentives and Awards.

August 19-25, 2018

Volunteers for Feed My Starving Children – August 21

Knights, spouses, youth and friends are invited to help pack meals at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM on August 21.  The council is hoping to get enough men, women and youth volunteers to have a three-way competition to see which group can pack the most meals in one session.  The council is short of the 50 needed participants. If you would like to help with this event, please RSVP with the Grand Knight by August 19, at:  763-757-9786 or at ksetterholm@q.com

Volunteers for Family Table – September 15

Sister Mary Anne has asked the Anoka knight for 4 volunteers (knights and family members) to help work in the dining room (pouring drinks, carrying food, cleaning tables…) for the St. Stephen’s Family Table missions.  The help is needed during the 3 Saturday of every month from 5:30 – 6:30. If you are able to help with one or a couple of upcoming the months, starting September 15th, please contact the Grand Knight at:  763-757-9786 or at ksetterholm@q.com.

Volunteers for Leading 5th Sunday Rosaries – September 29 & 30

The Anoka Knights will be leading a 5th Sunday Rosary Prayer Service before all of the English-speaking Masses (5:00, 8:30, 10:30, 6:00) on September 29/30.  To make this happen, the council is looking for volunteers to help lead the prayer.  Support and instructions on how to complete this role will be given by Deacon Chuck, who has been a Rosary prayer leader multiple times over the past year.  For more information, please contact the Grand Knights at ksetterholm@q.com

Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament – September 9

There will be a Knights of Columbus golf tournament held on Sunday, September 9th 1: 00pm at the Elk River Golf Club, 20015 Elk Lake RD ,Elk River MN 55330.  Cost is $35 w/cart and a $10 prize money fee.  Tournament is open to all Brother Knights, family and friends.  To sign up or for more information call Gordy Dusterhoft at 763 753 2452 or email gmduster@q.com

Volunteer Needed for Stepping Stone Meal – September 13

The Anoka Knights will be purchasing, preparing, and serving an outdoor picnic style meal for the 60 residents at Stepping Stone Emergency Housing on September 13.  The council is looking for approximately 6 brother knights to help with this charitable outreach.  Family members of knights are more than welcome to help out and to enjoy the evening which will include a bonfire, S’mores and games.  Please contact Tim Delapp if you have questions or if you would like to volunteer.  Tim can be reached at: 763-434-552 or  delapp.tort@yahoo.com

Volunteers for Special Olympic State Bowling Tournament – October 21 RSVP

Knights and family members are being asked to help out with the Minnesota’s Special Olympics Bowling Tournament.  Many Anoka Knights and families have helped with this in the past and always experience a good time. Help is needed at during 4 hour shifts at the following places and dates: Brooklyn Park Bowlero – November 30, December 1, December 2;  and Monticello River City Extreme December 1, December 2.  RSVP by October 21 at SOMN.ORG/KofC .  Contact Dan Irvin with question at DanIrvin13@yahoo.com

Conducting Church Drives that REALLY WORK – September 28

Knights are welcome to pizza, beverages, a presentation on the 2018 Supreme Convention (by Phil Harter) and a live Supreme Webinar on September 28 from 6:45- 8:30.  Knights from the four council in District 59 will be participating.  To make sure there is enough pizza, RSVP with the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com .

Speaker at September General Meeting – September 11

The council has invited Cary Thelen from Thelen Lindberg DeShaw Funeral Home in Anoka to speak at our September 11th general membership meeting. Cary will speak at 8:00 pm on the topic of funeral planning

WomenSource 8th Annual Gala – September 20

WomenSource is a nonprofit pregnancy resource center that is 100% funded through donations.  The pregnancy center will be hosting a fundraising Gala at the Sundance Golf Club in Maple Grove on September 20th from 5:30-8:30. The evening will include a signature cocktail, appetizers, dinners, desert, wine pull, live and silent auctions, and presentations from moms that have been helped by WomenSource.  The council is encouraging as many members that can to attend the gala.  The cost for tickets will be $55.00 and can be purchased at www.womensource.org .

ALPHA is coming to St. Stephens – September 26

Knights, their spouses, and friends are encouraged to attend the weekly ALPHA course hosted by St. Stephen’s Faith Formation.  The course will take place on Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:30 starting September 26th, and running to December 19.  Each session will begin with a meal followed by a lesson and finish with facilitator led small groups.   Participants do not need to attend every session.  For more information view the council page at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/alpha-is-coming-to-st-stephens/ and contact Faith Formation Director, Maredith Toweh, at 763-712-7439 or mtoweh@ststephenchurch.org .

Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest September 26 – October 26

The Anoka Knights of Columbus will be running a Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest between September 26 – October 26, for students in grades 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.  The theme of the essay is “Into the Peripheries” and the length should be between 500-750 words.  All participants will be recognized and 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age group will receive a certificate.  1st place finishers in each age group will receive $50 and the opportunity to advance to the district, state, and international levels to compete for a $300 award.  For more detailed information and to register for the contest, contact the Grand Knight of Anoka at: ksetterholm@q.com

Volunteers Are Needed for Haunted House – October

The council is beginning to gear up for its largest fundraiser of the year – The City of Anoka’s Haunted House.  This one event funds much of what the council does during the rest of the year, but to pull off this monumental ordeal many volunteers are needed to build, sell tickets, guide patrons and tear-down.  You, your family members and friends are all encouraged to help make this event happen by volunteering.  The house will be built during the morning and afternoon of October 6.  It will be open for business on October 11, 12, 13, 18 and 25 from 7pm to 9pm and on October 19, 20, 26, and 27 from 7pm to 10pm.  Tear-down will take place on October 28.  Volunteers can sign up by emailing Kelly at kelly.danzl@gmail.com or calling her at: (763) 427-2018.  Council members will be receiving a mailing soon with a card asking you and your family to select when you will be able to volunteer.

Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life – NOW

The Anoka Knight are participating in the nine-week Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life.  To learn more, go to the council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/novena-for-the-legal-protection-of-human-life/

Family of the Month Coordinator Needed – Now

The Anoka Knights need a coordinator for one of the council’s new programs titled “Family of the Month & Year”.  Currently this program is being coordinated by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the simple duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Membership Director Needed – Now

The Anoka Council is in DESPERATE need of a Membership director.  Currently this position is being filled by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the few duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

August Supreme Chaplain Monthly Challenge – Now

Each month the Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, Archbishop Lori, choses a line or two from scripture that will be used in one of the readings at an upcoming Sunday Mass.  Archbishop Lori will then gives a brief reflection on the reading and creates a challenge or two for brother knights to live by in the coming month.  Last month’s and this month’s challenge is posted at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/monthly-challenge/

Need Your Prayers – Now

There are brother knights that could use your prayers now.  Pleas visit the council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/prayer-requests/ to learn more.  If you would like to make a prayer request, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Recruitment Promotion – Now

The Supreme Council is encouraging knights to ask men to join the order.  Between July 1 and September 30, every knight who recruits five other knights will receive $50 and free shipping to KnightsGear.  To receive credit for recruiting you will need to include your membership number on a Form 100 or with the Online Membership tool.  For more information, please visit Membership Incentives and Awards.

 

August 12 – 18, 2018

Canceled – Rosary Prayer Service Before General Meeting – August 14

Because of the first-degree ceremony that will be taking place before the August 14th general meeting, the 6:30-6:45 Rosary Prayer service has been canceled. 

First Degree Ceremony – August 14

The Anoka Knights will be hosting a First-Degree Ceremony at 7:00 PM on August 14th at the Anoka Knights Hall.  If you know of a young, Catholic man that would be interested in becoming a knight, this is a great opportunity to become a member of the order.  Please have all possible candidates contact the Grand Knight for more information about this degree ceremony at ksetterholm@q.com

Blessing of the Renovated Chambers – August 14

During the August 14, general council meeting, Council Chaplain Father Shireman will be blessing the newly renovated council chambers.  If you haven’t seen our fantastic new space, this meeting would be a GREAT time for you to experience the completed job.  The blessing and meeting will start immediately following the First-Degree Ceremony.  Pictures of the chamber’s renovation can be seen at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/resource/chambers-renovation/

Recognition of The August Family of the Month – August 14

Immediately following the First-degree Ceremony on August 14th, the council’s August Family of the Month will be recognized, you are encouraged to attend this event in the chambers. To learn more about the August Family of the Month to to: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/council-parish-family-of-the-month/ and click on the August 2018 Family of the Month link.

Major Points for Discussion at August General Meeting – August 14

The following points will be discussed and voted on at the August 14th general meeting.  The meeting will start at 7:30, you are encouraged to attend.

  • Council Scholarship for March for Life – 2 x $230 = $460
  • WomenSource Donation for Bronze Sponsorship – $499 ($500)
  • Purchasing 2-4 boxes of coats for Coats for Kids 4 x $ 250 ($1000)
  • Catholic Essay Contest First Place Awards – $50.00 = $250

Feed My Starving Children – August 21

All Anoka Knights, spouses, youth and friends are invited to help pack meals at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on August 21.  The council is hoping to get enough men, women and youth volunteers to have a three-way competition to see which group can pack the most meals in one session.  Currently we only have 23 of the 50 volunteers needed.  If you would like to help with this event, please RSVP with the Grand Knight by August 19, at:  763-757-9786 or at ksetterholm@q.com

Volunteers Are Needed to Lead 5th Sunday Rosaries – Now

The Anoka Knights will be leading a 5th Sunday Rosary Prayer Service before all of the English-speaking Masses (5:00, 8:30, 10:30, 6:00) on September 29/30.  To make this happen, the council is looking for volunteers to help lead the prayer.  Support and instructions on how to complete this role will be given by Deacon Chuck, who has been a Rosary prayer leader multiple times over the past year.  For more information, please contact the Grand Knights at ksetterholm@q.com

Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life – NOW

The Anoka Knight are participating in the nine-week Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life.  To learn more, go to the council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/novena-for-the-legal-protection-of-human-life/

Family of the Month Coordinator Needed – Now

The Anoka Knights need a coordinator for one of the council’s new programs titled “Family of the Month & Year”.  Currently this program is being coordinated by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the simple duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Membership Director Needed – Now

The Anoka Council is in DESPERATE need of a Membership director.  Currently this position is being filled by the Grand Knight.  For more information on the few duties of this position, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

August Supreme Chaplain Monthly Challenge – Now

Each month the Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, Archbishop Lori, choses a line or two from scripture that will be used in one of the readings at an upcoming Sunday Mass.  Archbishop Lori will then gives a brief reflection on the reading and creates a challenge or two for brother knights to live by in the coming month.  Last month’s and this month’s challenge is posted at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/monthly-challenge/

Need Your Prayers – Now

There are brother knights that could use your prayers now.  Pleas visit the council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/prayer-requests/ to learn more.  If you would like to make a prayer request, please contact the Grand Knight at: ksetterholm@q.com

Recruitment Promotion – Now

The Supreme Council is encouraging knights to ask men to join the order.  Between July 1 and September 30, every knight who recruits five other knights will receive $50 and free shipping to KnightsGear.  To receive credit for recruiting you will need to include your membership number on a Form 100 or with the Online Membership tool.  For more information, please visit Membership Incentives and Awards.

Speaker at September General Meeting – September 11

The council has invited Cary Thelen from Thelen Lindberg DeShaw Funeral Home in Anoka to speak at our September 11th general membership meeting. Cary will speak at 8:00 pm on the topic of funeral planning

Volunteer Needed for Stepping Stone Meal – September 13

The Anoka Knights will be purchasing, preparing, and serving an outdoor picnic style meal for the 60 residents at Stepping Stone Emergency Housing on September 13.  The council is looking for approximately 6 brother knights to help with this charitable outreach.  Family members of knights are more than welcome to help out and to enjoy the evening which will include a bonfire, S’mores and games.  Please contact Tim Delapp if you have questions or if you would like to volunteer.  Tim can be reached at: 763-434-552 or  delapp.tort@yahoo.com

WomenSource 8th Annual Gala – September 20

WomenSource is a nonprofit pregnancy resource center that is 100% funded through donations.  The pregnancy center will be hosting a fundraising Gala at the Sundance Golf Club in Maple Grove on September 20th from 5:30-8:30. The evening will include a signature cocktail, appetizers, dinners, desert, wine pull, live and silent auctions, and presentations from moms that have been helped by WomenSource.  The council is encouraging as many members that can to attend the gala.  The cost for tickets will be $55.00 which can be purchased starting August 6, at www.womensource.org .  Questions can be directed to info@womensource.org .  More information is attached.

ALPHA is coming to St. Stephens – September 26

Knights, their spouses, and friends are encouraged to attend the weekly ALPHA course hosted by St. Stephen’s Faith Formation.  The course will take place on Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:30 starting September 26th, and running to December 19.  Each session will begin with a meal followed by a lesson and finish with facilitator led small groups.   Participants do not need to attend every session.  For more information view the council page at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/alpha-is-coming-to-st-stephens/ and contact Faith Formation Director, Maredith Toweh, at 763-712-7439 or mtoweh@ststephenchurch.org .

Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest September 26 – October 26

The Anoka Knights of Columbus will be running a Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest between September 26 – October 26, for students in grades 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.  The theme of the essay is “Into the Peripheries” and the length should be between 500-750 words.  All participants will be recognized and 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age group will receive a certificate.  1st place finishers in each age group will receive $50 and the opportunity to advance to the district, state, and international levels to compete for a $300 award.  For more detailed information and to register for the contest, contact the Grand Knight of Anoka at: ksetterholm@q.com

Volunteers Are Needed for Haunted House – October

The council is beginning to gear up for its largest fundraiser of the year – The City of Anoka’s Haunted House.  This one event funds much of what the council does during the rest of the year, but to pull off this monumental event many volunteers are needed to build, sell tickets, guide patrons and tear-down.  You, your family members and friends are all encouraged to help make this event happen by volunteering.  The house will be built during the morning and afternoon of October 6.  It will be open for business on October 11, 12, 13, 18 and 25 from 7pm to 9pm and on October 19, 20, 26, and 27 from 7pm to 10pm.  Tear-down will take place on October 28.  Volunteers can sign up by emailing Kelly at kelly.danzl@gmail.com or calling her at: (763) 427-2018.  Council members will be receiving a mailing soon with a card asking you and your family to select when you will be able to volunteer.

 

August 5 – 11, 2018

Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life – NOW

The Knights of Columbus are is urging everyone to join the United States Conference of Bishops to join in a nine-week Novena for the Legal Protection of Life.  The Novena begins this week (August 3) and concludes on September 28.  You can subscribe to get weekly reminders by clicking here.  For more information about his Novena, please visit the council Website at:

 Photos of Family Night with the MN Twins – Now

Thank you, Roger Renner, for organizing the parish outing to the MN Twins vs Cleveland Indians Game on July 31.  The Anoka Knights brought approximately 110 parish members down to the game.  Check out some of the photos of the event that have been posted on the council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/resource/family-night-with-the-twins-2018/

 Need Your Prayers – Now

There are brother knights that could use your prayers now.  Pleas visit the council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/prayer-requests/ to learn more.

 Canceled – Rosary Prayer Service Before General Meeting – August 14

Because of the first-degree ceremony that will be taking place before the August 14th general meeting, the 6:30-6:45 Rosary Prayer service has been canceled.

 First Degree Ceremony – August 14

The Anoka Knights will be hosting a First-Degree Ceremony at 7:00 PM on August 14th at the Anoka Knights Hall.  If you know of a young, Catholic man that would be interested in becoming a knight, this is a great opportunity to become a member of the order.  Please have all possible candidates contact the Grand Knight for more information about this degree ceremony at ksetterholm@q.com

Blessing of the Renovated Chambers – August 14

During the August 14, general council meeting, Council Chaplain Father Shireman will be blessing the newly renovated council chambers.  If you haven’t seen our fantastic new space, this meeting would be a GREAT time for you to experience the completed job.  The blessing and meeting will start immediately following the First-Degree Ceremony.  Pictures of the chamber’s renovation can be seen at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/resource/chambers-renovation/

 Feed My Starving Children – August 21

All Anoka Knights, spouses, youth and friends are invited to help pack meals at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on August 21.  The council is hoping to get enough men, women and youth volunteers to have a three-way competition to see which group can pack the most meals in one session.  If you would like to help with this event, please RSVP with the Grand Knight by August 19, at:  763-757-9786 or at ksetterholm@q.com

 Needed a Trustee and Director to be Filled – Now

The Anoka Council is looking for someone to step up to be a council Trustee  and some to take on the role a director of membership director.  If you can help in any of these two areas, please contact the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com

 August Supreme Chaplain Monthly Challenge – Now

Each month the Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, Archbishop Lori, choses a line or two from scripture that will be used in one of the readings at an upcoming Sunday Mass.  Archbishop Lori will then gives a brief reflection on the reading and creates a challenge or two for brother knights to live by in the coming month.  Last month’s and this month’s challenge is posted at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/monthly-challenge/

 Congratulation Johnsons The August Family of the Month – Now

To learn more about the August 2018 Family of the month, Nick and Christina Johnson, go to https://kc2018.mnknights.org/council-parish-family-of-the-month/ and click on the August 2018 Family of the Month Link.  The Johnsons will be recognized at the August general meeting which will start at 7:30.

Recruitment Promotion – Now

The Supreme Council is encouraging knights to ask men to join the order.  Between July 1 and September 30, every knight who recruits five other knights will receive $50 and free shipping to KnightsGear.  To receive credit for recruiting you will need to include your membership number on a Form 100 or with the Online Membership tool.  For more information, please visit Membership Incentives and Awards.

Volunteer Needed for Stepping Stone Meal – September 13

The Anoka Knights will be purchasing, preparing, and serving an outdoor picnic style meal for the 60 residents at Stepping Stone Emergency Housing on September 13.  The council is looking for approximately 6 brother knights to help with this charitable outreach.  Family members of knights are more than welcome to help out and to enjoy the evening which will include a bonfire, S’mores and games.  Please contact Tim Delapp if you have questions or if you would like to volunteer.  Tim can be reached at: 763-434-552 or  delapp.tort@yahoo.com

 WomenSource 8th Annual Gala – September 20

WomenSource is a nonprofit pregnancy resource center that is 100% funded through donations.  The pregnancy center will be hosting a fundraising Gala at the Sundance Golf Club in Maple Grove on September 20th from 5:30-8:30.  The evening will include a signature cocktail, appetizers, dinners, desert, wine pull, live and silent auctions, and presentations from moms that have been helped by WomenSource.  The council is encouraging as many members that can to attend the gala.  The cost for tickets will be $55.00 which can be purchased starting August 6 at www.womensource.org .  Questions can be directed to info@womensource.org .  More information is attached.

 ALPHA is coming to St. Stephens – September 26

Knights, their spouses, and friends are encouraged to attend the weekly ALPHA course hosted by St. Stephen’s Faith Formation.  The course will take place on Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:30 starting September 26th, and running to December 19.  Each session will begin with a meal followed by a lesson and finish with facilitator led small groups.   Participants do not need to attend every session.  For more information view the council page at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/alpha-is-coming-to-st-stephens/ and contact Faith Formation Director, Maredith Toweh, at 763-712-7439 or mtoweh@ststephenchurch.org .

 Volunteers Are Needed to Lead 5th Sunday Rosaries – Starting September 30

The Anoka Knights are in the beginning stages of planning to offer 5th Sunday Rosary Prayer Service before all of the Masses (5:00, 8:30, 10:30, 6:00) starting the weekend of September 29/30.  To make this happen, the council is looking for volunteers to help lead the prayer.  Support and instructions for how to fill this position will be given by Deacon Chuck, who has been fulfilling this role over the past year.  For more information, please contact the Grand Knights at ksetterholm@q.com

 Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest September 26 – October 26

The Anoka Knights of Columbus will be running a Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest between September 26 – October 26, for students in grades 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.  The theme of the essay is “Into the Peripheries” and the length should be between 500-750 words.  All participants will be recognized and 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age group will receive a certificate.  1st place finishers in each age group will receive $50 and the opportunity to advance to the district, state, and international levels to compete for a $300 award.  For more detailed information and to register for the contest, contact the Grand Knight of Anoka at: ksetterholm@q.com

Volunteers Are Needed for Haunted House – October

The council is beginning to gear up for its largest fundraiser of the year – The City of Anoka’s Haunted House.  This one event funds much of what the council does during the rest of the year, but to pull off this monumental event many volunteers are needed to build, sell tickets, guide patrons and tear-down.  You, your family members and friends are all encouraged to help make this event happen by volunteering.  The house will be built during the morning and afternoon of October 6.  It will be open for business on October 11, 12, 13, 18 and 25 from 7pm to 9pm and on October 19, 20, 26, and 27 from 7pm to 10pm.  Tear-down will take place on October 28.  Volunteers can sign up by emailing Kelly at kelly.danzl@gmail.com or calling her at: (763) 427-2018

 

July 29-August 4, 2018

Prayer Request Page on Council Website – Now

If you or someone you are concerned about is in need of prayer, please consider contacting the Grand Knight to have a request placed on the council’s “Prayer Request” webpage at https://kc2018.mnknights.org/prayer-requests/  You can contact the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com.

Recap of July Council Picnic – Now

A couple of weeks back, 70 council members and their families enjoyed a fantastic picnic organized by Denny and Sally Phenow and Bob Nicholas. Pictures of the picnic can be seen at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/resource/2018-july-picnic/

The 2018 August Family of the Month – Now

To learn more about the August 2018 Family of the month, Nick and Christina Johnson, go to https://kc2018.mnknights.org/council-parish-family-of-the-month/ and click on the August 2018 Family of the Month Link.  The Johnsons will be recognized at the August general meeting which will start at 7:30.

Two Council Positions Need to be Filled – Now

The Anoka Council is looking for a temporary Shield editor for the months of January, February, March while Mike Petschl and his wife escape the Minnesota winter.  The council is also looking for Membership director for the 2018-19 fraternal year.  If you can help in any of these two areas, please contact the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com

Recruitment Promotion – Now

The Supreme Council is encouraging knights to ask men to join the order.  Between July 1 and September 30, every knight who recruits five other knights will receive $50 and free shipping to KnightsGear.  To receive credit for recruiting you will need to include your membership number on a Form 100 or with the Online Membership tool.  For more information, please visit Membership Incentives and Awards.

First Degree Ceremony – August 14

The Anoka Knights will be hosting a First-Degree Ceremony at 7:00 PM on August 14th at the Anoka Knights Hall.  If you know of a young, Catholic man that would be interested in becoming a knight, this is a great opportunity to become a member of the order.  Please have all possible candidates contact the Grand Knight for more information about this degree ceremony at ksetterholm@q.com

Blessing of the Renovated Chambers – August 14

During the August 14, general council meeting, Council Chaplain Father Shireman will be blessing the newly renovated council chambers.  If you haven’t seen our fantastic new space, this meeting would be a GREAT time for you to experience the completed job.  The blessing and meeting will start immediately following the First-Degree Ceremony.  Pictures of the chamber’s renovation can be seen at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/resource/chambers-renovation/

Feed My Starving Children – August 21

All Anoka Knights, spouses, youth and friends are invited to help pack meals at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on August 21.  The council is hoping to get enough men, women and youth volunteers to have a three-way competition to see which group can pack the most meals in one session.  If you would like to help with this event, please RSVP with the Grand Knight by August 19, at:  763-757-9786 or at ksetterholm@q.com

Volunteer Needed for Stepping Stone Meal – September 13

The Anoka Knights will be purchasing, preparing, and serving an outdoor picnic style meal for the 60 residents at Stepping Stone Emergency Housing on September 13.  The council is looking for approximately 6 brother knights to help with this charitable outreach.  Family members of knights are more than welcome to help out and to enjoy the evening which will include a bonfire, S’mores and games.  Please contact Tim Delapp if you have questions or if you would like to volunteer.  Tim can be reached at: 763-434-552 or  delapp.tort@yahoo.com

Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest September 26 – October 26

The Anoka Knights of Columbus will be running a Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest between September 26 – October 26, for students in grades 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.  The theme of the essay is “Into the Peripheries” and the length should be between 500-750 words.  All participants will be recognized and 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age group will receive a certificate.  1st place finishers in each age group will receive $50 and the opportunity to advance to the district, state, and international levels to compete for a $300 award.  For more detailed information and to register for the contest, contact the Grand Knight of Anoka at: ksetterholm@q.com

Volunteers Are Needed to Lead 5th Sunday Rosaries – Starting September

The Anoka Knights are in the beginning stages of planning to offer 5th Sunday Rosary Prayer Service before all of the Masses (5:00, 8:30, 10:30, 6:00) starting the weekend of September 29/30.  To make this happen, the council is looking for volunteers to help lead the prayer.  Support and instructions for how to fill this position will be given by Deacon Chuck, who has been fulfilling this role over the past year.  For more information, please contact the Grand Knights at ksetterholm@q.com

 

July 23-29, 2018

Request for Twins Game Bus Riders – July 31

If you have a spot on the bus to the Twins Game and are willing to take the North Star commuter train instead, please contact Roger Renner at: 763-286-9355.  There are some people that have got Twins tickets but they are not able to take the train and would like to switch spots with you.  If you are willing to take the train, Roger will arrange to get get round trip train tickets in the mail to you next week.

Prayer Request Page on Council Website – Now

The council’s new Website at https://kc2018.mnknights.org/ is constantly being updated and improved.  There is now a prayer request page.  If you wish to have brother knights and their families pray for you or someone you are concerned about, contact the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com to get your request posted on the site.  You are encouraged to visit the site often to get the most up-to-date information about the Anoka Knights.

Volunteers Needed for the Hospitality – July 29

The council has also been asked to host the after-Mass hospitality.  If can help with this task (sorting donuts, pouring coffee and juice and water), please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com or 651-260-3418 or 763-422-1128.

Two Council Positions Need to be Filled

The Anoka Council is looking for a temporary Shield editor for the months of January, February, March while Mike Petschl and his bride escape the Minnesota winter.  The council is also looking for Membership director for the 2018-19 fraternal year.  If you can help in any of these two areas, please contact the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com

5th Sunday Rosary – July 29

It is a tradition during the fifth Sunday of the month for families in the Anoka council to attend a Rosary Prayer service before the 8:30 Mass.  The July 29th, 5th Sunday Rosary payer service will be led by brother knight Deacon Chuck and it will start at 7:45 in the chapel.  For more information, please contact Deacon Chuck at: charles.waugh@wmeng.com

Knights Sunday – July 29  

It is also a tradition of the Anoka Council to wear Knights of Columbus apparel to 5th Sunday Mass to show the parish who the 380 members of the council are.  Please do your best during the weekend of July 29th,  to wear the Knights of Columbus emblem to Mass and to other parish events.  The council will be selling blue polo shirts with our logo for $19.00 in preparation for the July 29th, Fifth Sunday “Knights Sunday”.  If you would like to save $6.00 from the cost of the shirt, please contact Roger Renner at763-286-9355  or  763-286-9355 or rerenner@ehrenner.com

First Degree Ceremony – August 14

The Anoka Knights will be hosting a First-Degree Ceremony at 7:00 PM on August 14th at the Anoka Knights Hall.  If you know of a young, Catholic man that would be interested in becoming a knight, this is a great opportunity to become a member of the order.  Please have all possible candidates contact the Grand Knight for more information about this degree ceremony at ksetterholm@q.com

Blessing of the Renovated Chambers – August 14

During the August 14, general council meeting, Council Chaplain Father Shireman will be blessing the newly renovated council chambers.  If you haven’t seen our fantastic new space, this meeting would be a GREAT time for you to experience the completed job.  The blessing and meeting will start immediately following the First-Degree Ceremony.

Feed My Starving Children – August 21

All Anoka Knights, spouses, youth and friends are invited to help pack meals at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on August 21.  The council is hoping to get enough men, women and youth volunteers to have a three-way competition to see which group can pack the most meals in one session.  If you would like to help with this event, please RSVP with the Grand Knight by August 19, at:  763-757-9786 or at ksetterholm@q.com

Volunteer Needed for Stepping Stone Meal – September 13

The council is looking for approximately 5-10 volunteers to help with the September 13, Stepping Stone Emergency Housing Meal.  The Anoka Knights are scheduled to prepare and serve dinner from 5:30 – 6:30 PM for 60 people.  We will probably need to prep for dinner before 5:30 at the hall.  We are looking at possibly grilling hamburgers and sausages and making side dishes, and maybe supplying ingredients and equipment needed to make S’mores around a campfire.  Family members of Knights are more than welcome to help out and to enjoy the evening.  Please contact Tim Delapp if you have questions or if you would like to volunteer.  Tim can be reached at: 763-434-552  or   delapp.tort@yahoo.com

 

 

July 15- 22, 2018

New Council Website Up and Running Now

Please frequently visit the new council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/ .  On this site you will find an updated council event calendar, weekly council announcements, the Supreme Chaplain’s Monthly Challenge, past Shield newsletters, officer and event coordinators contact information and much more.  The site will continually be updated and changed to provide the most current information about the council.  The goal is to make the site the best place to get information about the Anoka Knights.

5th Sunday Rosary, Knights Sunday and Hospitality – July 29

It is a tradition during the fifth Sunday of the month for families in the Anoka council to attend a Rosary Prayer service before the 8:30 Mass.  The July 29th, 5th Sunday Rosary payer service will be led by brother knight Deacon Chuck and it will start at 7:45 in the chapel.  For more information, please contact Deacon Chuck at: charles.waugh@wmeng.com

It is also a tradition of the Anoka Council to wear Knights of Columbus apparel to 5th Sunday Mass to show the parish who the 380 members of the council are.  Please do your best during the weekend of July 29th,  to wear the Knights of Columbus emblem to Mass and to other parish events.  The council will be selling blue polo shirts with our logo for $19.00 in preparation for the July 29th, Fifth Sunday “Knights Sunday”.  If you would like to save $6.00 from the cost of the shirt, please contact Roger Renner at763-286-9355  or  763-286-9355 or rerenner@ehrenner.com

The council has also been asked to host the after-Mass hospitality.  If can help with this task, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Family Night with the Twins – July 31

The Anoka Council will be hosting buses from St. Stephen’s to Target Field for guests to watch the Minnesota Twins take on the Cleveland Indians on July 31.  If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Roger Renner at: 763-286-9355 or 763-286-9355  or  rerenner@ehrenner.com .

Feed My Starving Children – August 21

All Anoka Knights, spouses, youth and friends are invited to help pack meals at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on August 21.  The council is hoping to get enough men, women and youth volunteers to have a three-way competition to see which group can pack the most meals in one session.  If you would like to help with this event, please RSVP by August 19, at:  763-757-9786 or at ksetterholm@q.com

Two Council Positions Need to be Filled

The Anoka Council is looking for a temporary Shield editor for the months of January, February, March while Mike Petschl and his bride escape the Minnesota winter.  The council is also looking for Membership director for the 2018-19 fraternal year.  If you can help in any of these two areas, please contact the Grand Knight at ksetterholm@q.com

 

July 8-14, 2018

Canceled Planning Meeting – July 3

Due to the 4th of July Holiday, the scheduled July 3rd, planning meeting has been canceled.

July General Meeting Reschedule – July 9

Due to the council picnic that will be taking place on July 10th, the July general council meeting has been rescheduled to take place on July 9, starting at 7:00 PM.  There will not be a Rosary prayer service before this meeting because this will be a combined planning and general meeting.

July Council Picnic – July 10

The council is scheduled to have a family and friends picnic at Mississippi River Community Park (2751 Cutters Grove Cir, Anoka, MN 55303) during the evening of July 10, 2018. Barbeque pork with all the fixings will be provided by the council. Bob Nicholas, a KC member and award-winning barbeque chef, will be preparing the meal.

This will be BYOB with wine and beer (cans) permitted in the park. This event will feature a ½ hour walk along the river starting at 5:00PM. Social hour will be from 5:30 to 6:30 followed up by the meal.  If you have bean bag/corn hole toss, horseshoes, bocce ball… consider bringing it along.

New Council Website Under Up and Running Now

Please frequently visit the new council website at: https://kc2018.mnknights.org/ .  On this site you will find an updated council event calendar, council announcements, the Supreme Chaplain’s Monthly Challenge, past Shield newsletters, officer and event coordinators contact information and much more.  The site will continually be updated and changed to provide the most current information about the council.  The goal is to make the site the best place to get information about the Anoka Knights.

Riverfest Fundraiser – July 14

The Anoka Knights will be selling Corn Dogs and Cheese curds at the City of Anoka’s Annual Riverfest.  Please find time to patronize the stand as you and your family meander through all the vendors at the July 14th event.

5th Sunday Rosary, Knights Sunday and Hospitality – July 29

It is a tradition during the fifth Sunday of the month for families in the Anoka council to attend a Rosary Prayer service before the 8:30 Mass.  The July 29th, 5th Sunday Rosary payer service will be led by brother knight Deacon Chuck and it will start at 7:45 in the chapel.  For more information, please contact Deacon Chuck at: charles.waugh@wmeng.com

It is also a tradition of the Anoka Council to wear Knights of Columbus apparel to 5th Sunday Mass to show the parish who the 380 members of the council are.  Please do your best during the weekend of July 29th,  to wear the Knights of Columbus emblem to Mass and to other parish events.  The council will be selling blue polo shirts with our logo for $19.00 in preparation for the July 29th, Fifth Sunday “Knights Sunday”.  If you would like to save $6.00 from the cost of the shirt, please contact Roger Renner at763-286-9355  or  763-286-9355 or rerenner@ehrenner.com

The council has also been asked to host the after-Mass hospitality.  If can help with this task, please contact Vern Rausch at: vrrjrr@hotmail.com

Family Night with the Twins – July 31

The Anoka Council will be hosting buses from St. Stephen’s to Target Field for guests to watch the Minnesota Twins take on the Cleveland Indians on July 31.  If you are interested in participating in this event, please find the attached flyers.  I you have question about his event, please contact Roger Renner at: 763-286-9355 or 763-286-9355  or  rerenner@ehrenner.comRSVP by July 10

Feed My Starving Children – August 21

All Anoka Knights, spouses, youth and friends are invited to help pack meals at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on August 21.  The council is hoping to get enough men, women and youth volunteers to have a three-way competition to see which group can pack the most meals in one session.  If you would like to help with this event, please RSVP by August 19, at:  763-757-9786 or at ksetterholm@q.com

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