Congratulations to Shawn Swisher, Business Manager for Our Lady of the Mountains. Shawn recently completed the First Degree and is now a member of the Brotherhood! Please congratulate Shawn when you see him next time.
Congratulations to Brother Tony Fink for completing 6 plus years on the Parish Finance Council for Our Lady of the Mountains! We appreciated his wisdom, leadership and good humor in addition to his expertise. All the best for a job well done!
Officers for Knights of Columbus Council 12063 for 2016
Grand Knight: Tom Casey
Chaplain: Father Joseph
Deputy Grand Knight: Pat Almus
Chancellor: Kent Bosch
Recorder: Jim Callowich
Treasurer: Bill Allen
Advocate: Tony Fink
Warden: Jim Pilon
Inside Guard: Larry Hasenkamp
Outside Guard: Victor Rojas
Trustee 1 Years: Jim Rademacher
Trustee 2 Years: Brian Thibodeau
Trustee 3 Years: Darrell Mudd
Financial Secretary: Joe Philips
Officer's Installation Dinner 2016
The Officer's Installation Dinner will be Thursday, August 18 at 6pm. Invitations will be sent by email the weekend of August 6 and Brothers without email will be called. Please consider attending along with your guests and renewing friendships with fellow Knights! We look forward to seeing all the Knights in Charity, Unity and Fraternity.
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