Knights of Columbus, Council #11514
Congratulations, Knights of Columbus!
Roger Mueller, District Master for the Colorado Knights of Columbus State Council presents Bob Leise, Past Faithful Navigator for St. Peter Knights of Columbus Assembly #2594 with the STAR ASSEMBLY AWARD. Roger Mueller emphasized that in Colorado there are 54 Assemblies and only 4 Assemblies in the state achieved the STAR ASSEMBLY AWARD.
Sir Knights Robert and Bob Knapp were part of an Honor Guard at the Respect Life Dinner on 07 October. The picture shows the icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe which was processed through the neighborhood from St. Paul’s Church to the Broadmoor where the bishop celebrated Mass before the Bishop's Respect Life Dinner on October 6, 2021.
In partnership with Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Springs and our fellow Knights from other Councils in Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapter, we distributed over 250 coats out of an inventory of 500 coats, on Saturday, September 25, 2021). Thanks to our members for their generous contributions to this effort. The kids and their parents were extremely grateful.
St. Peter’s Parish picnic was held at Fox Run Park on Sunday, August 15, with approximately 500 people in attendance. Knights from Council 11514 delivered and set up tables, the altar for outdoor Mass, provided stock water tanks filled with ice for soft drinks and then cooked bratwurst, hot dogs and hamburgers for the hungry parishioners.
Father Gzregorz Golyzniak is presented a plaque from Colorado State Deputy Chris Foley on Sunday, June 6, 2021, designating him as the Colorado Knights of Columbus Chaplain of the Year. Nominated by GK Randy Fritz, Father received the award in recognition of his leadership and sacrifice in service of St. Peter Parish during a difficult year complicated by the COVID 19 pandemic.
Pictured above are coats purchased by Council 11514 for the Coats for Kids Drive. The coats were
distributed through the efforts of Bob and Teressa Knapp.
September 11 Remembrance Ceremony: The Father Kekeisen Assembly 2594 each year commemorates the September 11 attacks against the United States with a memorial service at the Tri Lakes Fire Station on Highway 105. Members of the Council, American Legion, VFW and firemen join in by raising the American flag and then bringing it down to half-mast at the precise moment the first planes hit the Twin Towers in New York City. Pictured left to right are Ed Paulovich, Mike Pietsch, Father Golyzniak, Chuck Hardy, John Hartling and Jim Bergeron.
Newly ordained Deacon Michael Crocker is all smiles after receiving a gift stole from Council 11514 on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Deacon Michael is a 4th degree Knight and was one of 19 men ordained at St. Dominic’s Church in Security on June 20, 2020. (Pictured left to right are Nolan Behr, Randy Fritz, Alan Feldkamp, Dick Peters, Deacon Michael, Mike Pietsch, Art Bell and John Hartling.
Retired military members of Council 11514 formed an honor guard and posted the colors at the banquet for the benefit of Gold Star Parents. Left to right: Col. Jim Taylor, Lt. Cdr. John Hartling, Lt. Col. Jim Bergeron, Lt. Col. Patrick Finnegan, Col. Allan Feldkamp, Maj. Fred Seiter, Col. Bob Mossey, and Brig. Gen. Tony Trifiletti.
St. Peter Knights provided an honor guard for the Memorial Day ceremonies at the Monument cemetery honoring over 100 deceased veterans interred there. Left to right: SKS John Hartling, Chuck Hardy, Bob Knapp, Tim Walter, Patrick Henry, Jeff Sikorski, Jim Taylor (the younger) and Ed Paulovich. Not pictured are SKS Randy Fritz who commanded the detail raising the American flag and Jim Bergeron who read the names of deceased veterans.
Students, teachers and 4th degree Knights during the flag raising ceremony after the St. Peter school Mass. This will be a monthly affair followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of the National Anthem.
On March 19, Bob Leise presented awards to St. Peter School students who won and placed in the 4th Degree Speech Contest. Awards were presented to the following students:
6th grade: 1st place - John Paul Maksymowitz , 2nd place - Dylan Payne, 3rd place - Jack Meifert.
7th grade: 1st place - Madeline Sanderson, 2nd place - Emily Sauley, 3rd place - Victoria Recker.
8th grade: 1st place - Peyton Priddy, 2nd place - Addisyn Sopczak, 3rd place - Dominick Cuccinelli.
The “Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest” winners pose after Mass with their certificates and monetary awards. Congratulations to grades 3-5 winner Charlie Morse and runner-up Keegan Mulloy; and grades 6-8 winner Ciara Connors and runner-up Emily Sauley.
(left to right) Fr. Michael Holmquist, Charlie Morse, Keegan Mulloy, Ciara Connors,
Emily Sauley and Grand Knight Dave McCloy
Fourth Degree Knights march in Colorado Springs during the Veterans Day parade on November 3, 2018. Leading the Sir Knights is SK Bob Knapp of Father Kekeisen Assembly 2495.
Knights who participated in the Life Chain during 40 Days for Life: (left to right) Bob Leise, Ed Paulovich, Rob Hickman, Tom Bailey, Jim Desautel, Bill Maggio and Dick Peters. Also participating, but not pictured – GK Dave McCloy.
Knights to the rescue!
For the fifth year in a row, members of Council 11514 responded when a resident needed assistance. A home-bound woman was in dire need of yard work and to the rescue rode Knights Al Castinado, Carl Anderson and Rob Hoette.
Free-throw contest winner
Congratulations to St. Peter student Maeve Salverson who placed 3rd in the Colorado State Free Throw Contest held on March 24, 2018, at Holy Family High School in Broomfield.
Knights of Columbus Speech Contest
Congratulations to the SPCS student winners of the Knights of Columbus Speech Contest! Winners are (from left to right) Dylan Payne, Isabel Mills, John Paul Maksymowicz, Fred Laugesen and Dominick Cuccinelli. Award certificates were presented by Knights Bob Leise and Dick Peters.
St. Peter Catholic School Gala
Faithful Navigator of the St. Peter’s K of C Fourth Degree Patriotic Assembly, Bob Leise, displays the hard-won Patriot Award trophy to parishioners given to only the top three Assemblies nationwide and attests to his leadership.
Immediate Past Grand Knight Dick Peter of St. Peter's Council 11514 holds the Star Council Award presented to him by Father Michael Holmquist with Deacon Scotty Bowen looking on.
Sir Knight John Hartling did not think twice about departing for Florida to help victims of Hurricane Irma. He was accompanied by his son Patrick who is an EMT. They traveled with an ambulance crew to help where they could. John is certified by the American Red Cross as a shelter manager and has managed local shelters in minor disasters, but this time it was of a much larger magnitude. Once in Florida, he was assigned to manage a 250-bed shelter for a two week period that involved 16 to 18 hour days for him. Returning to Monument, John had many stories to share – some tragic, some humorous, and one with him getting in the middle of a fist fight and ending up with a “shiner” trying to break it up.
Sir Knight Fred Seiter explains the upcoming Tootsie Roll Campaign to assembled members at a Council business meeting. Fred once again volunteered to chair the campaign and coordinated with Safeway, King Soopers and Wal-Mart to allow Knights to stand outside their stores and solicit funds from customers. Then he had the task of recruiting council members to actually stand outside those stores for two hour shifts regardless of the weather. While not known to most Knights of the Council, Fred had to fill in when members could not fulfill their assigned time slots or when no one volunteered to fill a slot. Thanks for going beyond the call of duty, Fred! Because of your efforts, and the Knights who helped at each store, a total of $2,843.06 was raised for the intellectually handicapped in the Tri Lakes area.
St. Peter Catholic Church
55 Jefferson St.
Monument, CO 80132
Weekend Mass Schedule
Sun: 8am, 10:30am, 5pm