St. Barnabas Council #13895
Meetings: First and Third Wednesday of month at 7:00 p.m. at the City Firehouse complex on the East side of the 347, just north of the railroad tracks and across from the Dairy Queen.
The Council Business Meeting takes place on the first Wednesday and the Social Meeting is on the third Wednesday.
|Council Officers 2012-2013|
|Grand Knight:||Kenny Witczak|
|Deputy Grand Knight:||Arnie Pederson|
|Financial Secretary||Frank Bases|
|Inside Guard:||Brandon West|
|Outside Guard:||Charlie West|
|Trustee 1st Year:||Joe Julicher|
|Trustee 2nd Year:||Bob Ciancioso|
|Trustee 3rd Year:||Chuck Morene|
|Council Chaplain:||Fr. Marcos C. Velásquez|
All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles:
Charity - Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.
Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.
Fraternity – The Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do individual Knights, who last year gave more than 10 million hours of their time to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families. In the Knights of Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another.
Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.