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Financial Success under Most Any Circumstance 

Presented by 

The Knights of Columbus 

November 9th, 7:00 PM

An Online Zoom Presentation 

With Industry Leader Van Mueller

Van will ask some compelling questions that will help you clarify how to achieve financial and retirement success. Here are a few examples.

  1. How can you maximize your social security?
  2. Do you prefer to build a legacy for your family and business or the Internal Revenue Service?
  3. If there was a way to reduce or eliminate the income tax liability on your IRA or 401K, when would you want to know about it? Before or after they charge the tax?
  4. Can you build a wonderful retirement income if interest rates remain at zero and the stock market offers zero return for a decade?

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 Include your name, email, city, zip code, phone, & parish.

You’ll receive a Zoom link to the webinar after registering.

Councils Donate Hundreds of  “Coats for Kids” to Interfaith Outreach

On an unseasonably warm day on Monday October 18th, knights from the Good Samaritan Council along with the four other councils in KC District 53 (Wayzata #3758, Loretto #9601, Long Lake #12293, Golden Valley #13506) gathered at Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners  and donated over $5,000 worth of coats – 216 brand new coats acquired through the Knights of Columbus “Coats for Kids” program and several other “like new” coats from St Thomas the Apostle parish, a parish associated with the Loretto Council. 

Understanding the difficulty of getting coats into the hands of the kids in the suburbs that need them, the councils partnered with Interfaith Outreach, an organization that’s been serving the critical needs of people in the western suburbs for over 40 years. Kevin Ward, Interfaith’s Executive Director, says “While we often hear about people in urban cities struggling with poverty, the invisible struggles of people living in our local western suburbs is not as well understood.” 

Knights having fun at the Elevate Life Golf Tournament

July 2021


Tom Silver along with his son, Jeff Silver, and Dan Cincoski presented a RSVP check to Seminarian Kyle Etzel on Sunday, July 4th.  

Read more about the Refund Support Vocation Program (RSVP) HERE 

District Officers Installed at Ss. Peter & Paul in Loretto

 The 2021 – 2022 District Officers were installed on Thursday June 24th at Ss. Peter & Paul in Loretto.  Read more about it on our NEWS page HERE.

June 10th Awards-Social Draws Large Crowd

A fun time had by all!  Read all about it and see the photos on our NEWS page.  


Good Samaritan Council member Tom Silver presents RSVP check to Seminarian Derek Gilde on Sunday, May 16th.  Tom says that Derek was very appreciative of the check and will use the money for expenses relating to his upcoming trip to Omaha this summer for  further studies on prayer!


1st Friday Rosary

The Good Samaritan Council Starts a New Tradition!

The Good Samaritan Council is partnering with the West Suburban Grief Coalition (WSGC) and the Holy Name of Jesus Seniors and Soul Sisters to sponsor a new tradition at Holy Name, the recitation of the Rosary before First Friday Masses.  We will begin this new tradition on May 7th when we lead the recitation of the Rosary before the 8:00 AM Mass. 

Knights and Ladies!  We’re counting on you to lead the Rosary!


See more details  HERE


Our Knights & Ladies in Action…

Coats for Kids 20201207 3
Coats for Kids Presentation to Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners Dec 2020
Coats for Kids 20201207 6
Knights in Partnership with Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners Dec 2020
Boxes of Joy 20201125
14 Knights & Ladies Completing 150 "Boxes of Joy" - Hosted by member Mike Kelly, Nov 2020.
Country Market Fall 2020 #4
Country Market HNOJ School Fund Raiser Fall 2020
Dedication of Council's Memorial to the Unborn
Fall Fest 2014 #4 – Copy
HNOJ Fall Fest
Fall Fest 2014 #1 – Copy
The Council's Famous Tractor Grill
Having Fun during Tootsie Roll Sunday
Seafood 2018 #4
Our Famous Seafood Buffet

Serving the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community



Here are some of our Knights and the Ladies Auxiliary at the Recent Country Market Event Raising Funds for the HNOJ School (October 2020)

Country Market Fall 2020 #3
Country Market Fall 2020 #5
Country Market Fall 2020 #4
Country Market Fall 2020 #2
Country Market Fall 2020 #1

2019 – 2020 STAR COUNCIL!

Awarded to Good Samaritan Council

Council 13096 has received the distinction of Star Council for the 2019-2020 fraternal year, the international organization’s top award for local councils. This award recognizing excellence in program activity, membership growth, insurance promotion, fraternal reporting and Safe Environment compliance.

During this challenging year, your council adapted and continued to stand in the breach; serving your brothers, families, parishes and communities. The Supreme Council is pleased to recognize these achievements and acknowledge the hard work of you and your brother knights.

There is still much to be done and we need your council to lead the way. Keep the momentum going and start planning now for another successful fraternal year! The new 2020-2021 Star Council requirements, which can be found at KofC.Org/Star, will help guide your council to excellence in the year to come.

Thank you and Vivat Jesus!


Daniel Isabel, Manager, Fraternal Operations

Knights of Columbus, 1 Columbus Plaza, New Haven, Connecticut 06510


Awarded to Good Samaritan Council

May 2020

Knights Present Annual Awards Using Zoom

May 12th, 2020

While typically done amidst beer and pizza at Latuff’s Pizza, the KC Council presented this year’s annual awards using “Zoom”. With the live images of members filling the screen, glasses were raised (some figuratively; some not) in a congratulatory toast to this year’s award recipients:

The Knight of the Year was presented to Vic Tarnoski, aka Mr. Hospitality.  Vic practices hospitality in all he does – opening his home for the past twelve years hosting Council Christmas parties, his welcoming approach while ushering at Sunday Mass, his gentle presence felt while serving the funeral ministry and more.

The Family of the Year was presented to Paul and Jodie Keefe and daughter Erin.  Paul has been a 3rd Degree Knight since March 1, 1983 and a charter member (2002) of the Good Samaritan Council.  He has served as director of the Contemporary Choir, aka the “Folk Group” in the 1980’s, for over 35 years!  Jodie has served as the HNOJ school band director and music teacher for many years.  Daughter Erin often serves as cantor at Mass and is active in the Contemporary Choir and other HNOJ choirs. Paul, Jodie and Erin comprise a wonderful music group of their own providing great music for Mass and other HNOJ functions.

In the Foot Steps of St Joseph was presented to Jim Grube. This award recognizes the “worker bee” of the Council.  As Council Recorder, Jim definitely qualifies.   Council Recorder may not be the most exciting office but Jim has given it his all.  He listens well, is detail oriented, has excellent writing ability, and is patient and dedicated.  Over the years, Jim has been a great resource for organizational process and procedure.

Guys – interested in joining us and becoming a Knight?  Contact our Membership Director, Dan Cincoski at dcincoski@aol.com or 612-963-4126.


Do you want to talk with one of us before joining?  Just email kofc@hnoj.org and someone will get back with you.

Do you want to join now?   Click HERE and be sure to enter council number 13096 to be assign to our Council.