Return of Cheers To Life!

Cheers for Life – Oh Yea…its back Baby! The Knights of Columbus Council 9597 is pleased to announce that a Cheers for Life fundraising extravaganza will be held on Sunday, June 9th from 1-5 p.m. at Blind Faith Brewing Company in Littleton (2852 Bowles Ave.) to raise funds for an Ultrasound Machine and Pro-Life efforts.
There will be beer pairings with food and the opportunity to bid on great and unique items to raise money for this important cause.  Tickets will be limited to 100 at $50 each.  They will go on sale during the weekend masses starting on May 19th or advance for Knights.
We are looking for theme appropriate donations as listed below.  If you are interested in donating any gift to the cause, please contact Chris Mancinelli at 303-810-0617 or leave email at
Look for more information to follow 

Beverage Coolers / Sports Tickets / Case of home brew / Beverage Dispenser / Rare Beer Package Backpack & Speaker /  Beer-Themed Framed Picture / Gentleman’s Basket / Backpack & Headphone / Couples Basket / Backyard Cigar BBQ / Outdoor Handbag / Beer Signs / Christmas Stocking / Private Beer Pairing Party / Brewery Glass Rack / Beer Neon Light / Baby Blanket / Private Whiskey Tasting / Headphones and Goggles / Ladies Basket

Updates on Tom Martinez

Just a quick note to let everyone know that they can get updates from Tom’s family by visiting

If you are looking for an opportunity to help out Lynn and their children with meals, you can sign up at

The GoFundMe page has been set up soon to help the family financially.   It is at  There are also links available at the CaringBridge site, and our council webpage.

Most importantly, pray for Tom and his family!  St. Lucy is the patron saint for eyes and asking for the intercession of Fr. McGivney is always appropriate.

“Cheers To Life” Sales Help Needed After ll Masses

We will be selling the tickets to this year’s Knights Ultrasound Fundraising Event, “Cheers to Life” again this weekend (Feb 20-21) after all masses. I know we have the pancake breakfast as well so a lot of activity however it is a great opportunity for us to be in front of the parish for the cause. As a reminder, the event is being held on April 23rd from 6:30 to 9pm in the OLF school gymnasium and the cost remains at $45 per ticket. As in the previous weekend, we will need assistance selling tickets after all the masses until we reach our goal of selling 250 tickets. It is our most ambitious event to date however we are encouraged by the tremendous results last year, and we are called by the Holy Spirit to continue our efforts in support of respecting the sanctity of life in all of its stages. 
We will need brothers to man the sales table after all masses for the weekend of Feb 20-21. This year we will also be accepting credit cards using the “Square” on iPhones and iPads. Please contact Br. Ritchey  if you will be able to assist after masses this weekend. Woody will be at all the masses in support of the sales. Thanks in advance all you do to make “Cheers to Life!” such a terrific event.

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