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Council Announcements

 

Congratulations to Michael Keilty who was chosen Knight of the Month for August. Michael has been chairing and coordinating the Knight's 2nd and 4th weekend of saying the Rosary before Masses.  On July 4th, he spent his morning helping with the Crossroad pancake breakfast and cooking the sausage.  In August, he was helping out setting up the dining room for the pancake breakfast.  Congratulate Michael the next time you see him and we thank you for all you do.

 

Congratulations to Sarah and Tony Fink who were chosen as Family of the Month for August. Both have been very involved with OLM and led many Bible studies, Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion, Usher, and involved in many other activities.  Tony is on the Strategic Planning Committee and our Council's Membership Director.  Thank you for all you do for OLM and our community.

 

Congratulation to our two newest Knights, Joey and Mark.  Also we are proud to welcome Doug, who is a transfer to our Council and new to the area. Thank you for helping out at our last pancake breakfast.

 

 

 

Officers for Knights of Columbus Council 12063 for 2018 - 2019

Grand Knight: Glenn Ryan

Chaplain: Father Joseph Cao

Deputy Grand Knight: Curtis Ottinger

Chancellor: Tony Fink

Recorder: Jim Callowich

Treasurer: Joe Miranda

Advocate: Tom Casey

Warden: Jim Pilon

Inside Guard: Larry Hasenkamp

Outside Guard: Kent Bosch

Trustee 1 Years: Darrell Mudd

Trustee 2 Years: Joe Philips

Trustee 3 Years: Don Saucier

Financial Secretary: Jim Rademacher

 

 

Catch the Glow Parade

 

Special thanks to the Our Lady of the Mountains youth group, Deacon Stan, Art Floyd, the float builders, Assembly Members from Loveland, Windsor and Past District Marshal, and all the others who made the Catch the Glow Parade a fun and enjoyable event again this year.  Unlike past years when the wind, snow, and cold tried to dampen our Christmas spirits, this year was the rain.  But God gave us the moisture before the parade and by the time the parade started, the weather was dry and the crescent moon shining down on the 20,000+ spectators and participants.  Thanks to the cooks and others who set up the hall afterward for some warm drinks, hot dogs and chili.     

 

 

20th Anniversary of Estes Park Council 12063

 

A historic date is upon us with the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Council 12063, October 12th. We have contacted you as a member in good standing for many years to celebrate this occasion with us. For those Charter members, we thank you for your extreme effort in creating a Council here in Estes Park, as well as the subsequent years laying down the foundation of the Council. A glance at the Knights wall in the lower center tells the story of the amount of work put in.  Over the years, through tragedy and triumph, the Council has prevailed through the efforts of all of you. 

 

 

Hurricane Harvey Relief and Hurricane Irma Relief

 

A huge THANK YOU goes out to Our Lady of the Mountains parish, visitors and the Knights who collected $3,000 over Labor Day weekend for the Knights of Columbus Hurricane Harvey Relief fund and almost another $700 in October for the Hurricane Irma Relief fund.  Your heart-felt generosity will be greatly appreciated!  Please continue to pray for all who were affected by both hurricanes and all the relief workers.

 

 

The Knights of Columbus of Our Lady of the Mountains welcome Father Joseph Cao!

 

Father Joseph was born in Viet Nam in 1964 into a Catholic family. He is he second oldest of eight children who was educated by the Dominican Sisters until his family fled their home country. At age seven, Father Joseph felt the call to be a priest when he made his First Communion. Young Joseph knelt down in his pew and heard Jesus speak to his heart and Jesus gave him a great desire to be a priest. 

 

In 1975 Joseph and most of his family fled their homeland in their uncle's fishing boat which was 20 feet long and contained 60 people. Though they were shot at by the Communists, they survived and after several days their food and water were exhausted. Five days after their quest for freedom they were rescued by an American Cargo ship who took them to Guam to begin processing for Fort Chaffee. They learned English and eight months after fleeing they were sponsored by a family in Aurora Colorado. Their father and grandfather were fortunate to join them eight months later.

 

Joseph grew up and went to school in the Denver area and finished college with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Unable to find a job, he attended the World Youth Day in 1993 and was inspired by John Paul II again to follow the calling to priesthood. He attended Seminary College for two years in Missouri and then he was admitted into the seminary near Chicago and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Denver on July 1, 2000. He has been at St. Mary's in Littleton CO and for the past 13 years he has been the Pastor at St. Joan of Arc in Arvada.

 

Again, a great Knights of Columbus welcome to Father Joseph!

In Christ's Love, Charity, Unity and Fraternity

 

 

 

 

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About Our Council

Council Business Meeting Schedule

2nd Thursday of the month at 7 pm in lower hall

Council Officers Meeting Schedule

2nd Thursday of the month at 6 pm in lower hall

Meetings Location

Our Lady of the Mountains Parish
920 Big Thompson Ave. / P.O. Box 3231
Estes Park, CO 80517 US

Council Officers

Family of the Month

Pat and Joe Miranda

Congratulations to Pat and Joe Miranda who were chosen as Family of the Month for September. Both have been very involved with OLM and helped out the Knights since transferring to our Council less than two years ago.  They have put in countless hours he...
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Knight of the Month

Bill King, Sr

Congratulations to Bill King who was chosen Knight of the Month for September. For all the work, leadership and mentoring he has done since our Council started 21 years ago.  Bill was one of our Charter Knights and a World War II veteran. You will be mi...
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Knight of the Year

Thomas Casey

Congratulations to Tom Casey as Knight of the Year - 2017. Thank you for all the years of service you have given to our Council! God bless you for all that you do!
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