Fortnight for Freedom

The “Fortnight for Freedom” has begun. This is a fourteen day period of prayer and action in support of religious freedom. Many Knights of Columbus and others were down town on Friday, June 21, as Bishop William Callahan led us and others in support of the principles that we share. Thanks to you who were there. Special thanks to the Honor Guard from our Council and the Bishop Schwebach Assembly 1195. “Fortnight for Freedom” continues until July 4.

As I write this on June 23, I’m looking forward to the Clergy Appreciation banquet on June 27. The Bishop of the La Crosse Diocese will be present and express his thoughts to us and to the clergy of the La Crosse deanery. Some Deacons and their wives will be present and they have become very important as the priest shortage continues. The hope of our Council is that this social and dinner will be a symbol of how we do appreciate the clergy. Our district deputy, Bruce Jerue, will speak on behalf of the Knights of Columbus.

Thanks to Norm Suhr for once again getting us involved in Riverfest. Members of our Council will work five nights selling tickets at Riverfest. The money that we earn will help to support some of our many charities. Thanks to Terry Stika who led a group of us today as we helped about 30 retired Sisters at Villa St. Joseph. They always look forward to the annual bingo party. Terry has done this every year for 21 years. His wife Sue and the the Ladies of Columbus support this afternoon of enjoyment. Please call me if you want to be involved in future activities. My number is 793-1972.

In charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism....
Denis Kuennen, Grand Knight.