Keep Christ In Christmas Dinner Coming Soon

Our council’s annual KCIC dinner will be held after the 5 pm Mass on Saturday, December 5th.  We would love to see every member of our council there!

Brother knights are encouraged to bring a side or salad to share.  We already have volunteers bringing turkey, ham, and mashed potatoes with gravy.

I am assured that St. Nick will be making his annual appearance.  PLEASE NOTE: Unlike in previous years, St. Nick will NOT be distributing gifts from families to the children!  He will distribute traditional symbols of his ministry to every child present, and be available for photos.

Recepient of CPID funds to be featured on ABC television program

Here is a nice story about how one of the organizations that is supported by our council is being recognized for their efforts to help some of the neediest among us.,202930

Jack’s Restuarant and Steamers Coffeehouse have been beneficiaries of our work on the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities for 2 years now.  Congratulations to them!

Ultrasound Update

GREAT NEWS!  Life Choices in Westminster has met all requirements and the grant application has been completed and sent by the State Deputy to the Supreme Council for their action.  We are expecting to have a reply from Supreme before the end of the year.  The application was submitted listing Council #9597 as the sole sponsor of the ultrasound machine.  The requested ultrasound machine is an Alpinion E-CUBE-7.  More details will be announced at the November business meeting.

The state ultrasound initiative director, brother knight Michael Beiriger, thanks Council #9597 for their commitment to the preservation of the lives of God’s unborn children through their sponsorship of this ultrasound machine for Life Choices.  Thank you!

Coats for Kids Distribution, October 26th!

I just received word that our brothers at Council 3799 will be distributing coats (including those our council purchased) on Monday, Oct. 26th, after school (about 2:30) from the school kitchen.  Anyone who can be there to help will be welcome.

As we’ve been reminded many times, “Charity does not consist of gifts of money alone!” We are called to bring our faith and charity to life; to be the hands of Christ, doing His work, in our communities.  If you can be there, take some pictures, and I’ll send them along to the State Council people for posting on their Facebook page and in The Knights Call.

Thanks for all you do; your generous hearts never fail to lift me up!

Vivat Jesus!

Prayer Warriors Needed

Brother knights please look at this invitation from Woody Ritchie.

As many of you know, OLF is participating in two days of prayer vigil at the Planned Parenthood site. We have covered a large number of the available slots but still need prayer attendees for the following times:
Please find it in your hearts to sign up for one of these available times and join the vigils in fighting the evil that is Planned Parenthood.
In Christ,

On a related note I also received this invitation from the SOS-Savers of Souls ministry:

Dear Brother Knight,We are having an important “KOC SOS Mission Night” for the Denver Metropolitan Council area on Thursday October 8th at 7:30pm to discuss the KOC SOS Mission of how to close the Stapleton Planned Parenthood (PPH – 2nd largest in the U.S.) through KOC prayer missionaries. Every day 15-20 children are murdered at this PPH – we need to unite as KOC councils to defeat this evil – It’s time for brother Knights to lead this battle against satan!

We need at least 1-2 Knights from your council to attend – preferably your Director of Life, but if you don’t have one, your program director or Knights involved in Respect Life issues. The meeting will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church basement at 2200 S Logan St, Denver CO 80210. Please see the attached file for more details.

Please RSVP to me or Tom Kaiser as to will be attending. We had 9 councils at our last mission night on 7/22, but we need participation from 40 councils throughout our area and your council is one of them! I challenge all of you to discern what KOC mission/project is more important than saving souls in the abortion battle?

“The greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion” Blessed Mother Teresa

God bless,

Brad Maddock

Director of Life Council 10205

SOS Missionary

The Triumphant Return of Pancake Breakfasts!

Brother Knights,

This coming Sunday (Sept. 20th) we will put on our monthly pancake breakfast at OLF after the 7:00 am, 8:30 am and 10:00 am masses.

The early crew will get started around 6:30 am and we will finish up sometime between 12:00 – 12:30 pm.

If you have never worked a breakfast before, this would be a great time to become involved with the council and work the breakfast.  If you used to work the breakfasts but have gotten away from doing this in the past few years, again this would be a great time to get re-involved with the council.  If you have physical limitations that prevent you from working the breakfast, we understand.  It is the physically-able people we are asking to come forward and volunteer their time.  You don’t have to work the entire event (even though we have people who do that), so the hours you choose to work will be up to you.

If you have never worked a pancake breakfast, this will be a good chance to get to know many of the guys in the council and also for them to get to know you.

I hope to see as many of you as possible this Sunday.  If you have any questions, please give me a call or shoot me an email message.

Dave Schneider, Program Director
Our Lady of Fatima Knights of Columbus
Council 9597

Don’t Forget the Council Picnic-This Friday at 6pm

All members of our council, along with their families, are invited to the council picnic, this Friday, Sept. 18th.  We’ll have hot dogs and hamburgers as well as some soft drinks.  Please bring a side dish to share, and any “adult beverages” you’ll want.  we forgot to plan one last year, so let’s make sure to have a great evening on fun and fellowship this year.  Please RSVP to either Brother Knight Lou Schornack, or Rich Phillips, so we can insure we have enough food.

See you there!

Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities is Underway

Brothers, our annual Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities, otherwise known as the “Tootsie Roll” drive has started.  As we have done in the past, we’ll cover volunteer shifts in front of area King Soopers stores, handing out free tootsie rolls, and asking for donations to assist those in our community.  We have new aprons that we received last year, and new cans to collect donations in.  In order to reduce the effort needed to manage the volunteers, the council will be using “Sign-Up Genius”, an online service to allow members to choose a shift that works for them and their family’s schedules.  You should have received an invitation via email already, but in case you haven’t you can use this link.  You may need to create an account with them when you get there.  Contact the Grand Knight is you have any issues or email

On the same topic, I’ll share with you a poem that Dave Schneider shared with the council via email…

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