Knightly News March 2024

February Meeting
Monday February 19 meeting began at 6:45 PM with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. We approved the bills. Heads up for Mar 9th when we will provide assistance for the Women’s Conference here at Good Shepherd. We are needed to assist visitors with parking and then provide whatever help is needed in the church hall. We also have our 40 Days for Life Walk that same morning. Discussions covered upcoming Brat Fry’s, helping CACS with their Brat Fry and more thoughts regarding the 100 Year celebration in Nov. We closed the meeting with prayer for all members – living and deceased.

Men’s Group Underway
We are back! Faith Exploration and ways to grow closer to Jesus. We meet each Monday night at 7 pm in the church hall (except 3rd Monday). A brief social and snack is followed by a 30 min stimulating faith-centered video. As a group we then discuss the video or share aspects of our individual journey. Positive reinforcement and ideas for additional ways to grow closer to Christ and bring our families with us are always present. No long-term commitment – come as often as you can.
Corporate Communion

Sunday Feb 18, we hosted our annual Breakfast and Youth Ministry Recognition. Over 120 enjoyed the meal, socializing, and public recognition of the youth involved in Church ministry. Three seniors received congratulatory certificates and a rosary: Mackenzie Arnold, Mariyah Broehm, and Henry Wenzel. The ceremony closed with comments from Deacon Randy Jaeckels, a Chilton native who now serves the Diocese in the Whitelaw and Clarks Mills Parishes. He was able to draw parallels between his life of service and that of the young honored at the breakfast. Daily Mass was part of his elementary school experience as was serving at Mass at a young age. He reminded the audience that there are many ways to serve your parish – just be open to God’s call and find a way to use your talents.

Come Talk with Me
Can you not watch one hour with Me? This is your invitation to Adoration. Contact Lyle Sattler at 849.8126 to get into the rotation. The Knights visit 3:00 PM Saturday.
Feb 24- Herb Buhl
Mar 2- Lyle Sattler
Mar 9 – Jerry Mallmann
Mar 16 – Tim Mallmann
Mar 23 – Paul Schneider
Apr 6 – Dave Bennin
Apr 13 – Don Ziegelbauer
Apr 20 – Glenn Mueller
Apr 27 – Dave Mallmann

Mark your Calendars
Mar 9: Women’s Conference Saturday
Mar 9: 40 Days Walk for Life
Mar 18: Monthly meeting 6:45 pm
Apr 15: Monthly meeting 6:45 pm
May 17: Spring Brat Fry @ Tractor Supply

Raffle Tickets Available
Top prize is $50,000. Last year one of our members won 2nd prize – $25,000. It is for a great cause and odds are surprisingly good! See a Knight for your ticket and chance to win. Only $5 to enter!

From the Files
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of our Council #2556. But the real story begins well before 1924! William N. Knauf of Chilton was initiated into Manitowoc Council 710 in Sept of 1912. Then in April 1915, Mr. Knauf was invited to become a charter member of the new Plymouth Council. By October 1915 he had encouraged an additional 16 men from Calumet County to join the Plymouth Council. As it was difficult to make each meeting (consider traveling 24 miles in 1915!), the men sought to form a council in Calumet County and asked Supreme and State KofC to institute same in 1917. Having received no favorable action, Mr. Knauf withdrew from the Plymouth Council in 1921, taking those who had joined with him. They formed the Knights of Columbus Country Club and for 3 years grew and operated without a “Charter”. Finally, in Sept 1924 they voted to again apply for a KofC Charter. On November 24, 1924 the new Calumet Council 2556 was instituted with 50 new members and 25 men transferring from neighboring councils.