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COUNCIL #9385 OFFICERS 2012—2013
Grand Knight … Joe La Mere,
Deputy GK… .. Jeff Reiter,
Inside Guard - William Arnold
Outside Guard…… John Stubler,
Financial Secretary….....Gary Dvoracek,
Msgr. Del Malin,
Trustees ….Bob Stupi, Tom Hundt, and
Monthly meeting schedule : Officers
meetings are held on the last Monday of the
month at 7 p.m. at the PIZZA CORRAL on
Hwy 53. Regular Council meetings are
held on the second Sunday of the month at 7
p.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Church in the gathering
space at entrance of church. All
Knights of Columbus members in good
standing are invited to attend all regular
meetings and officers meetings.
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Did you know? Somewhere hidden in this newsletter is a KC’s membership
number. It is on your card you received when you paid your dues. If you come
to the next regular meeting you could win a prize. Maybe (but not likely) a
million dollars ! Matt Englerth won big last month.
Be an active member and come to your council meetings.
“our priest is someone’s
son. Your son could be
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MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE: We want to thank all of you
who have served and are currently serving in our military for all that
you do and all that you are. Thank you to all of you who have sons or
daughters, husbands or wives, brothers or sisters or other loved ones for
their sacrifice and the sacrifices you have made to support them. We
owe you all for my rights and freedoms. Thank you! Council #9385
members and families placed flags on the graves of Veteran’s that
served during a time of war at the “Gate of Heaven” cemetery.
(pictured l—r) (front) Jeff Barry, Mike Bruha, Sister Bridget Donaldson, Bobbie
Corcoran, Beri Reiter, Hannah Corcoran, and Aidan Reiter,
(back) Fred Lanzel, Todd Knutson, Jeff Hammes, Jeff Reiter, Caleb Corcoran,
John Stubler, Monsignor Del Malin and Greg Corcoran. Tom, Roz and Jesse
Hundt and other volunteers placed flags at Oak Grove Cemetery.
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May Knights of the Month: Sir Knights Todd
Knutson and Michael Bruha are May’s Knights for
their work with 2013 Tootsie Roll Drive. Todd spent many hours coordinating
with our knights to help at Holmen Festival Foods and the
Onalaska Wal-Mart. Michael also did some telephoning, and much
coordination with our knights during the drive and donation management.
Both also worked several shifts during the drive. Heartfelt
thanks to Todd and Michael, and all our knights, for a successful
May Family of the Month: (picture not available) Daniel and Mary Luebke,
with daughter Averyl and son Nathan, are the May Family of the Month.
Dan and Mary were very active with our parish youth, preparing three groups of First Communicants.
They helped them through retreats, First Penance, and finally First Communion, helping all
to a deeper understanding of our Catholic faith. Well Done!
up the good work!”
Month of JUNE
SO, DO YOU WANT TO
Want to really surprise your dad
on Father’s Day? Ask him for
Want to really surprise your dad
on Father’s Day? Clean out the
garage for him.
Want to really surprise your dad
on Father’s Day? Tell him you
love him a whole hardware-storefull.
Want to really surprise your dad
on Father’s Day? Ask him to
autograph a baseball.
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Brother Knights: As we move through life, we worry about our jobs, families,
money, vacations, relationships, etc. Just Stop! And give praise to the creator of all that we have. All things come
from God, and all that he demands from us is that we worship and praise him in all that we do. Why are people leaving
God in droves? Why do they obsess with their own reality, and not God? When you move your mindset to God,
you will experience "Peace". We have a God of love, so why not enjoy him and receive his graces?
I have gotten in the habit of thanking God each morning, when I wake up. Everything we have comes from God, so
why not thank him? Don't wait for Church to pray to him. Praying the rosary on the way to work or praying privately
to our God can only make him generous with his graces. Give it a try! Receive his graces and receive his peace.
Bruce Jerue, District Deputy 25
A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
Father’s Day brings out my paternal instincts.
An hour of babysitting takes them away.
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Ordination of Alan Guanella to the Sacred Order of the Priesthood
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 10:30 a.m. / Cathedral of Saint Joseph the Workman with a Reception to follow
Sunday, June 23, 2013 / First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving /
Alan’s first Mass will be celebrated at Saint James the Less at 3:00 p.m. / A reception will follow Mass at Boot Hill Pub - Dock 7
Dinner will be served / All KC’s are invited to attend Alan’s ordination with reception on Saturday as well as his first Mass at
Saint James and the reception at Boot Hill Pub on Sunday. If you will be attending the Boot Hill Pub Reception on Sunday, please
RSVP to the St. James parish office by June 7, 2013 - 782-7557.
SPONSORS NEEDED !
$50.00 per year
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has a cold
whom am I
This is my
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From left: Phil Phelps, Mike Brown, Dale
Clements, Sean Henneman, Rod Hall, Ryan
Malay, Dean Howe, Jeff Hammes.
Lower(kids): Gabe Hammes, Jacob Hammes,
Rod Hall, from Rod’s Ride on Powersports presented
a check for $7,000 at 5 p.m. today, May 31st, to the
Gateway Area Council/Boy Scouts of America. Rod’s
Ride On Powersports along with the La Crosse Tavern
League, S&S Distributing, and many volunteers
and supporters raised the money from raffling a 2013
Victory Judge motorcycle. The money raised will be
used to rebuild the chapel area at Camp Decorah,
which is located 7 miles north of Holmen. 100’s of
area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts use the facility every
year. Rod’s Ride on Powersports and the Gateway
Area Council want to give special thanks to Ryan
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the
United States of America, and to the
republic for which it stands, one nation
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
Malay, Jeff Hammes, Phil and Sue Phelps, and Dean
Howe for their hard work that made this donation
PATRIOTISM—The 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus
Flag Day (United States) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
U.S. Flag Day Observed by United States Date June 14
In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the
flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental
Congress in 1777. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date;
Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in
the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14
as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.
Flag Day is not an official federal holiday. Title 36 of the United States Code, Subtitle I, Part A, CHAPTER 1, § 110 is the official
statute on Flag Day; however, it is at the President's discretion to officially proclaim the observance. On June 14, 1937, Pennsylvania
became the first (and only) U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday, beginning in the town of Rennerdale.
Several people and/or organizations played instrumental roles in the establishment of a national Flag Day celebration.
The earliest reference to the suggestion of a "Flag Day" is cited in Kansas: a Cyclopedia of State History, published by Standard
Publishing Company of Chicago in 1912. It credits George Morris of Hartford, Connecticut:
To George Morris of Hartford, Conn., is popularly given the
credit of suggesting "Flag Day," the occasion being in honor
of the adoption of the American flag on June 14, 1777. The
city of Hartford observed the day in 1861, carrying out a
program of a patriotic order, praying for the success of the
Federal arms and the preservation of the Union.
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THE HOLMEN KNIGHTS
FATHER JOHN ROSSITER
515 N. MAIN STREET
P.O. BOX 492
HOLMEN, WISCONSIN 54636
Grand Knight Joe LaMere with new
Knight of Columbus Ken Vargas.