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Knights of Columbus

Holy Rosary Council 10238

Isanti, Minnesota 55040

Volume 18           Issue 5          November 2004



Greetings Brother Knights and Family;


Winter is upon us and the snow is getting ready to fly.  The annual Memorial Mass will be at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 21st at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  The Knights will be there as a choir and Father will give mention of the members we’ve lost over the years.  A welcome goes out to any Knight who wants to sing with us.  We will be practicing on Tuesday night November 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the church.


Get ready for a fun night out!  Everyone is welcome to attend the Turkey Bingo the evening of Sunday, November 21st.  Come at 6:00 p.m. for the Chili Feed and Bingo starts at 7:00p.m.  We will be playing for 29 good-sized turkeys.  There will be lots of door prizes.  Bring the whole family and friends ‘cause were gonna have a good time.


On October 30th we attended an exemplification ceremony in Osseo.  Help me welcome 3 new 3rd degree Knights of Columbus – Dan Huesman, Jeff Perowitz, and Steve Carlson.  We are excited to have these three men as new Knights in our growing council.  Be sure to welcome them and keep looking for new prospective Knights.


     The Food Drive ends on Saturday, November 20th.  We still have a little time to accumulate more food stuff.  Remember to grab something out of your food pantry in the morning before you go to church.  The Food Drive box is located in the front lobby at church.    

There will be bingo at the VFW starting at 5:30pm every Monday night in November except the 15th.  All proceeds are going to the local food shelf to help local people!  The Knights of Columbus will be providing the help to run the games.  Try to come and play to support the effort.  Bingo nights are November 1st, 8th, 22nd, and 28th.  I look forward to seeing you there!

     Mark your calendars for a pancake breakfast for Sunday, December 12th.  This is no ordinary pancake breakfast – this is “pancake breakfast with Santa” for all the kids of our parish.  As usual we will ask for a free will offering from those attending.  Be sure to bring the little ones because Santa will have gifts for them.  We will also be taking pictures of the children with Santa and mounting them on buttons that pin on.


Thank you and God Bless You!

Todd Nelson, Grand Knight




Fall Classic Winners

Gun – Kathy Wicht

Heater – John Harshberger

Binoculars – Tim Peterson




Turkey Bingo

Sunday, November 21st

in the social hall at church.  Plan on helping or bring the family and play at this fun event.  We’ll be playing for turkeys and will have lots of door prizes to give out in between games.  We will again this year have goodies for sale before and during bingo.  Come early and enjoy a bowl of chili.  Please come and tell someone else about it.  See you there!


Calendar of Up Coming Events


November 6           Toy Drive begins


Nov. 18                  Planning meeting for January Fishing Contest and regular meeting.  Date change due to Thanksgiving 7:00 pm at St. Elizabeth’s


November 20         Food Drive ends


November 21         Memorial Mass


November 21         Turkey Bingo


December 12         Pancake Breakfast with Santa


December 19         Wintergreens in Isanti 6:30 pm Blind Auction and Dinner – Call Vic Bennett 763-434-1047 or Todd Nelson 763-444-6116


December 16         Regular meeting 7:00 pm at St. Elizabeth’s


Dear fellow Knights and Families,


Aren’t you glad the election is finished? As a soldier, it amazes me how much of my military life hinges on my next Commander in Chief’s appointment. Whatever our political leanings, many of us are simply happy it’s over. Thanks to those who exercised the gift our forefather’s died to give us = the freedom to vote.


The month of October proved the most dangerous yet in Iraq. I learned yesterday the infantry sergeant major from my post was killed in the Falluja assault last week. May God bless him and his family, and all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in war.


Many Christians wonder why we fight wars. I thought I’d share with you the prayer I keep in my battle uniform’s pocket:


Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle: be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, o Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world, for the ruin of souls. Amen.


At first glance, the prayer might seem extreme. However, when we look at the Twin Towers’ rubble, the Ivory Coast, the genocide in Dafur, and Iraq, it becomes obvious that true evil exists and, unfortunately, also has a vote in our daily lives.


When the Iraqi people elect their government this January, let us pray they cherish it so much that each of them makes personal efforts to ensure their democratic future by ending the insurgent evil that wanders through their world.


Very respectfully,


Aaron Cronin


Knight of the Month:    Aaron Cronin, who is on active duty serving our country.  Thank you Aaron, for your patriotism and interesting news articles.


Family of the Month:   Steve and Paula Taray, for their continued support of the Knights and the Church.


Anniversaries of Note:  November 22, Thomas and Pauline Stoffel; November 24, Kent and Darlene Larson; November 26, Ronald and Kathleen Wicht; December 18, Carl and Dian Dahlke; December 21, Alf and Alma Vik and Dean and Annette Carpenter; December 19, Terry and Janet Iverson


Birthdays of Note:   November 20, Philip Frischmon; November 26, James Kissell and William Bottema; November 29, Michael Herbst; December 1, Don Allen and Daniel Strombeck; December 8, Eugene Krentz; December 25, Ralph Wilkes; December 27, Edward Duscher and Lyle Nicklay; December 28, Vic Simon; December 29, John Richard; December 30, Thomas Stoffel