Updates and Happenings

Brother Knights,

A few updates and opportunities to participate in some activities.

  • Saturday January 22nd we will helping with the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. Time and location still to be determined so that information is forthcoming.
  • Saturday and Sunday the 22nd and 23rd will be our membership drive weekend. 
  • February 6th we will be hosting our Free Throw contest in the school Gym.

If you have any questions or would like any more information on any of theses events please call me at 720-317-0511. I also post information about upcoming opportunities on our Calendar at https://kofc9597.org/planning-calendars/

Vivat Jesus,
John Pickard

Upcoming Events

Brother Knights,
Just a reminder that we have our November Pancake Breakfast coming up on November 28th. Please consider signing up to help even if it were just for a couple hours. If you haven’t been to a breakfast in awhile, just come by, have some pancakes and check it out.

Mark your calendar for December 11th as well as that will be our Keep Christ in Christmas dinner. We would love to see as many Knights and their families attend as possible. More information to come.
Vivat Jesus,
John Pickard

Upcoming Events

  • Reminder on some dates to save if you can:
    • September 11- Set up and clean up for the Parish Picnic and Fr Henri 40th celebration.
    • September 18th-In God We trust event in Aurora
    • September 19th-Our first Pancake breakfast 
    • October 16th – Helping out at the Oktoberfest Sundancer
  • Recurring events:
    • 2nd Tuesday of the month-Business meetings
    • 4th Tuesday of the month-Planning meetings
    • Meetings are hybrid with in-person and virtual participation and are kept to one hour.
    • 2nd Saturday of each month-Prayer in the Square for the unborn at 20th and Kipling after the 8:15 mass.
  • Other events being planned
    • Celebration for the completion of the Congo water/Latrine project. It will be on a Saturday morning so that we can Zoom with the folks from the Congo.
    • Tootsie roll fundraiser for those with intellectual disabilities at a King Soopers and after masses-some time in September

Congo Update

Take a look at the attached photos of the work being done in the Congo to build latrines for the Parishioners at St. Leo’s. This is truly a wonderful project and seeing it come to fruition is awesome!

Welcome Our Newest Knight

The Knights of Columbus would like to welcome our newest brother to the council. Brother Jerry Mullins III participated in the Exemplification Ceremony at Holy Name Church on June 19th and is now officially a 3rd Degree Knight. Jerry has truly embraced his Catholic Faith and we look forward to his future contributions to the council.


Please Support our Knights of Columbus Congo Project

Please Support our Knights of Columbus Congo Project “ Building a Wellspring of Hope” for St Leo the Great Parish in Kinshasa, Congo.

We are helping their parish drill a well and build sanitary latrines.

You can help by:

  • Write a check to the Knights of Columbus Council #9597 – Congo Project and drop off or mail to our parish office.

Prayer Warriors Needed

Good afternoon Brothers,

We will be signing up prayer warriors on the weekend of March 13-14 after all of the masses. The sign ups will be for one hour shifts across from planned parenthood. Our prayer dates are March 20 and 25 from around 6am to 6pm.
Our prayers have taken on added urgency with the new “stimulus” measure which funnels millions of dollars to planned parenthood in the guise of health care services.
So I’d urge all of my Brother Knights, their wives and their grown up kids to sign up for a one hour prayer shift on one of those days.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and have a blessed day
Don Frevert,
Life Director

What the Knights Do (Feb 20th Edition)

On February 20th Brother Knights Norbert Boeckman, Patrick Stewart (and John Pickard not pictured) picked up trash along W 15th Pl between Kipling and Miller streets. Council 9597 has adopted this stretch of road to keep clean for the City and our community.
“Faith in action is service. Service in action is love”  -Mother Teresa
Vivat Jesus, JPickard GK

Patrick and Norbert

What the Knights Do (Feb 13th Edition)

On February 13th Brother Knights Joseph Lagae, Brent Schuller (and John Pickard not pictured) helped out at the Samaritan House in downtown Denver with cleaning the newly renovated dormitory for homeless women. The renovation included new bunk beds and lockers, and their construction left a bit of a mess. The Knights helped put the finishing touches on cleaning the area so it will be ready to go in the near future.
“Faith in action is service. Service in action is love”  -Mother Teresa
Vivat Jesus, JPickard GK

Joseph and Brent