SAVE THE DATE: NOVEMBER 11, 2017 - MARK YOUR CALENDARS
We will be celebrating our Council's 20th Anniversary on Veterans Day this year along with a special Corporate Communion at the Saturday 4:30 pm Mass. More details to come.
Congratulations to Brian Thibodeaux who was chosen Knight of the Month for October. We appreciate all that you do for our pancake breakfasts and special events. Please congratulate Brian when you see him next time.
Congratulations to Gustavo Rojas who was chosen Knight of the Month for September. We appreciate all that you do for our pancake breakfasts and the burrito bar. Please congratulate Gustavo when you see him next time.
Congratulations to Victor Rojas who was chosen Knight of the Month for August. Thank you for all you do for our pancake breakfasts and the burrito bar. You're green chili is the best! Please congratulate Victor when you see him next time.
Congratulations to Jose Rojas who was chosen Knight of the Month for July. We appreciate all your hard work and delicious food at the pancake breakfasts. Please congratulate Jose when you see him next time.
Officers for Knights of Columbus Council 12063 for 2017 - 2018
Grand Knight: Glenn Ryan
Chaplain: Father Joseph Cao
Deputy Grand Knight: Kent Bosch
Chancellor: Tony Fink
Recorder: Jim Callowich
Treasurer: Bill Allen
Advocate: Tom Casey
Warden: Jim Pilon
Inside Guard: Larry Hasenkamp
Outside Guard: Rick Zuba
Trustee 1 Years: Brian Thibodeau
Trustee 2 Years: Darrell Mudd
Trustee 3 Years: Joe Philips
Financial Secretary: Jim Rademacher
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