Get Fr. Steve to the Priest’s Retreat!

Let’s get Father Steve to this Priest’s Retreat this summer!   See retreat details at :

Jon Hickman has been coordinating this effort.  (Thanks Jon!)  Jon presented to the Council on April 11th and followed up with this email:

As I mentioned, I think it is important that we remind men that this should be a gift in addition to their normal support of Holy Name of Jesus rather than replacing a normal contribution. This is one of the reasons I would rather see many small donations than a few larger ones. Also, many smaller donations will allow more of the men of the parish to participate in sending Fr. Steve to this retreat.

Fr. Steve is truly excited about being able to attend this retreat. While I know we have all seen him excited about events here at Holy Name of Jesus, but to see him excited about something for himself is a real treat – and well timed I believe in light of the recent loss of his sister.

As mentioned, I will prepare some envelopes to leave at the front desk for anyone interested to use in dropping of a donation. Checks if written may be made out to me. As mentioned, if we raise monies beyond the event costs and “traveling money” for Fr. Steve, we will ask him to designate where at Holy Name of Jesus the excess funds should be used.

Thank you all again for the opportunity to address the Knights as well as for your prayers for the success of our “Get Fr. Steve to the Priest’s Retreat” efforts.


Thank You from Lauri

Early last week our council received the following communication from a wife of one our council members and Director of Sacramental Preparation and Formation at Holy Name of Jesus. So we wanted to be sure and share it with all of our members and friends.
Hi Dave,
 Once again, this email is overdue. A very busy time of the year for the Church as you well know.
I want to thank you and your brother Knights, for your ongoing intentional service for this ministry area. The RCIA Brunch was again a wonderful success and much appreciated by the RCIA participants.
I feel very blessed by your continuous support of this important part of our Church’s hospitality.
In addition, I am overwhelmed by your generosity to cover the costs of the pancake breakfast, for our group, as well as always being there for us.  That is quite a gift, and please know that it doesn’t go unnoticed…(or unsung).
Once again, Thank you and the Council for your wonderful help.
God’s Blessings and generosity to you and your brother Knights,
Lauri Becker
Director of Sacramental Preparation and Formation
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community

Annual Asian Seafood Buffet and Stations of the Cross

MEDINA, MN – The Good Samaritan Council of the Knights of Columbus are pleased to announce they will once again be hosting their annual Asian Seafood Buffet. This event will take place in the Good Samaritan Center at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Wayzata, MN. and starts at 5pm March 10th, 2017.

This event is hosted by the Good Samaritan Council of Knights of Columbus #13096 and always falls in conjunction with the Stations of the Cross hosted by the Special Needs Program. Over the years it has become a staple for parishioners, local families, and the community at large. If you wish to help volunteer for the event please visit our sign up sheet to register for a slot or tell us and your friends you are coming with our Facebook event

This years menu will include:

  • Vegetable/Noodles and Shrimp
  • Jasmine Rice
  • Fried Rice
  • Tuna Chow Mein
  • Beer Battered Cod
  • Cheese Pizza
  • Fish Sticks
  • Pie/Cake


Supreme Office shared this earlier today & has asked that we share with Brother Knights their friends, families & local media. To read the full article please visit

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and Deputy Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly talk with Vice President Mike Pence prior to his address to the tens of thousands attending the rally prior to the March for Life (Photo from & Matthew Barrick).

WASHINGTON — On Friday, Jan. 27, just days after the presidential inauguration, Vice President Mike Pence spoke to tens of thousands, including members of the Knights of Columbus, gathered to participate in the 2017 March for Life.

The event has taken place every January since 1974, on or near the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout the nation.

The event kicked off with a rally sponsored by the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, which was born out of the grassroots movement that gathered on the first anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

At the rally, Vice President Pence, the highest ranking government official to attend the event during its 44-year history, said, “I am deeply humbled to be the first vice president of the United States ever to attend this event.” On behalf of President Trump, he also thanked the attendees for their stand for life and their compassion for the women and children of America.

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Correction – Good Samaritan Council to host 2017 Free Throw Championship Jan 28th 2017

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Medina – MN The Good Samaritan Council 13096 will once again their annual Free Throw Championship on January 28, 2017 at 2pm which is an updated time from the previously announced. All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2017 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held January 28th, at 1:30PM in the Gym at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church which is located on County 24 one mile west of State Highway 101. They will also be helping with the district tournament on Feb 11th from 1:30 – 3:30pm which the location for was still to be determined.

Since 1972, councils have sponsored the annual Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Championship for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14 (starting in the fraternal year 2013-2014) with winners progressing through local, district, and state competitions. International champions are announced by the K of C international headquarters based on scores from the state-level competitions. All boys and girls 9 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions.

All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event.  Age eligibility is determined by the age of the contestant on January 1st, 2016. Parental/guardian consent is required. Download your entry forms or contact Earl Forrence for additional information. If you wish to volunteer at the event please sign up now!

Watch a Video of Bishop Barres of Allentown, Penn. commenting on the Free Throw Championships.

About the Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with over 1.8 million members in 15,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated over 70 million volunteer hours and $167.5 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, culture of life, families and youth.

About Good Samaritan Council 13096

The HNOJ KC’s are a Catholic men’s service organization that supports our parish priests and church community with time, talent and treasure by hosting fundraising events, Wednesday fine dining and Sunday breakfast buffets for the benefit of worthy Catholic parish causes. Our members and their families volunteer hundreds of hours of service, annually, to a wide variety of HNOJ activities. For more details visit,

Christmas Eve Parking Attendants

Every year the Good Samaritan Knights of Columbus Council helps with parking at the Christmas eve mass. We have been asked once again to help do this and thus in need of some extra hands on deck to help us. Please consider joining Grand Knight Dave Stumpf and other Knights as we welcome greet, and be that first person our visitors and guests meet as they arrive to our parish.

Merry Christmas to all of you and thanks for your help on this wonderful service opportunity to our Holy Name of Jesus Community.

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Supreme Knight Carl Anderson was among the outstanding Catholic leaders recognized by Our Sunday Visitor

We received word via email earlier today from the Supreme office in New Haven, Connecticut that they were proud to announce that Supreme Knight Carl Anderson was among the outstanding Catholic leaders recognized by Our Sunday Visitor for contributions to the Church and society throughout the year!

The original article was shared on OSV Newsweekly Home Page but in an effort to make it easier for you to view we have embedded it below.

Council Featured in Parish Bulletin

November 12, 2016 – Medina,MN – The Good Samaritan Council of the Knights of columbus is pleased to share with it’s members that we were requested by Holy Name Parish to provide a 250 word paragraph that could be featured in the bulleting for the parish. Thanks to the work of our Marketing team headed up by PR Chair Jason Touw and our Lecturer Marty Dehen the council will be featured this weekend. The weekend was chosen to coinside with our pancake breakfast. Be sure to get your copy at our breakfast on November 13th and take a extra copy to share about our parish and council wiht other friends and family.

You can also share the link directly to your friends and family here

October Pancake Breakfast Date Announced

Medina, MN – The Good Samaritan Knights have announced they will be hosting their first Pancake Breakfast of the 2016 – 2017 season on October 2nd, 2016. Further details were not yet provided as to when the future dates would be.

The Good Samaritan Council invites all members of the public to join them for their kick off breakfast event this Sunday. The cost for breakfast is a free will offering and can be made via cash, credit or check.

Further details on the breakfast can be found on their website – or by emailing should you wish to volunteer please click here.