Knights of Columbus

Monsignor Charles F. Kordsmeier Council 5209

December 8, 2021 9:42pm CST 808 N Cedar St, Morrilton, AR 72110

Monthly Bulletin: November 2019

Grand Knight's Message

October is the Month of the Rosary and I thank Paul McCabe for arranging for a Living Rosary in front of Sacred Heart Church earlier this month. It was nice to see several Brother Knights in attendance. November is dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Consider combining the two by praying an extra rosary in November for the Pour Souls in Purgatory.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the annual Deceased Members Mass at the hall on Sunday, November 10 at 5:00pm. Thanks go out to our Chaplain Father Jack Harris for saying Mass for us that evening. Bring your families, bring a potluck item, and come out and enjoy a wonderful evening praying for and celebrating the memory of our Brother Knights who have gone before us.

ATTENTION FIRST DEGREE MEMBERS: We're going to have a great opportunity for you to obtain your Second and Third degrees right here in Morrilton at the hall on Sunday, December 15. There is no cost for candidates, and there will be a meal included. All Third (and higher) degree Knights are welcome to witness this event. If guests wish to enjoy the meal, the cost will be $10. Registration at the hall will be from 1:00pm until 2:00pm, degree work begins at 2:00pm, with meal to follow. Call or text me at (501) 977-4585 to sign up in advance. Advance sign up is required.

I know it's a little early, but I want to wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thanks for all you do!

Vivat Jesus!

Mark Hoelzeman, Grand Knight

Family Activities:
Tommy Norman

Knight of the Month:
Matt Zimmerman

Matt serves council 5209 as our Hall Manager, Trustee, and is a past Grand Knight. Matt is a regular bingo caller on Monday nights and is involved in many activities in the Sacred Heart and St. Elizabeth parishes. Also, Matt has done a great job this past month of bringing the council's membership rolls and dues collections up to date, and also worked the Fair Bingo and volunteered at a catering dinner. Thanks Matt!

Family of the Month:
Alan and Regina Hoelzeman Family

Alan serves council 5209 on the Bingo Committee, is an usher at Sacred Heart, and is a past Grand Knight. Regina is a long-time PRE teacher at Sacred Heart Parish and serves as an Extraordinary Minister. Alan is also one of our catering cooks and he, Regina, son Luke and Luke's wife Colleen, did a great job working the recent catering event at the hall for the 1979 MHS Class Reunion. Congratulations to the Hoelzeman family!

Upcoming Vote:

At the November meeting (November 12) we will vote on whether to support Sacred Heart students who attend Boys and Girls state in 2020. A total of two girls and two boys will attend, and the cost to send them all is expected to be $650.

Faith: Paul McCabe

The annual Deceased Members Mass will be Sunday, November 10th at 5:00pm at the hall. Please bring a potluck dish if you can and bring your family out for this special Mass to remember all the members of council 5209 who have gone before us. Deer hunters this will give you a great evening option for Mass on opening weekend!

Vocations: Mark Tyler

Please ask someone to join our order. Forms 100s are available. Feel free to call me or e-mail if you have any prospects. My contact information is (501) 652-6864 or

Youth Activities: Eric

Make plans now to bring your kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews out to the annual K of C Kids' Christmas Party on Sunday, December 9 at 3:00. The Sacred Heart CYM will be helping us with this event and they are looking forward to LOTS of kids attending! There will be snacks, games, door-prizes, and a visit from Santa. PLUS - we plan to draw out the winner in our Live Free for a Month raffle at this event. Don't miss it!

Calendar of Events

Nov 4: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Nov 10: Deceased Members Mass at the hall, 5:00pm
Nov 11: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Nov 12: Regular K of C meeting at 7:00pm. Meal will be at 6:00pm, Rosary at 6:30pm.
Nov 18: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Nov 19: Regular K of C meeting at 7:00pm. Meal will be at 6:00pm, Rosary at 6:30pm.
Nov 25: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Dec 8: Kids Christmas Party and drawing for "Live Free for a Month" raffle.

November Bingo Workers:
Team 1

Chairman: Johnny Wiedower; Zach Dixon, Zeke Dixon, Alex Fresneda, Chase Fresneda, John Fresneda, Norbert Gunderman, Buddy Hoelzeman, Louis Hoelzeman, Mark Hoelzeman, Nicholas Hoelzeman, T.J. Hoelzeman, Gary Koch, Paul Lemons, Zach Lentz, Ron Malik, Hamp Maus, Stephen Maus, Matt Mourot, Justin Paladino, Brandon Resecker, Ed Ruff, Jim Ryan, Kelly Steele

Mike Robertson

Don't forget our weekly bingo on Monday nights - we need players so tell your friends and come out.

Attention All First Degree Members:

Morrilton will be the host site for a Second/Third Degree Exemplification on Sunday, December 15. There have been very few opportunities for our First Degree members to get advanced degrees in recent years, but this is a great chance to get it done right here at home. There is no cost for the member, as you paid for this when you originally joined. Guests are welcome and can pay $10 if they want to enjoy the meal. Details will be in next month's bulletin, but please make plans now to join us that afternoon for a couple of hours. Call Mark Hoelzeman (501-977-4585) for more information or to sign up. Advance signup is required, and the number of candidates is limited. But we want to extend the invite to our own council before opening it up to other councils.


How would you like to live free for a month? Knights of Columbus Council 5209 in Morrilton wants to pay your bills for a month! Get a ticket for just $20, and if we draw your name, we’ll pay your rent or mortgage up to $1500; your electricity bill up to $300; your natural gas bill up to $100; your water bill up to $100; your cell phone bill up to $250; your cable or satellite bill up to $200; home and auto insurance premiums up to $300; your medical insurance premium up to $750; your car payment up to $500; and the cost of your groceries and dining up to $1000. The drawing will be held December 8th, so get your ticket today from any Knights of Columbus Council 5209 member or call (501) 208-2503!

Bulletin Ads:
Rich Moellers

We are selling ads to help off-set the cost of producing our monthly bulletin. For $30 you can be a bulletin supporter. Contact Rich (289-8395) if you'd like to place an ad.

Catering Mark Hoelzeman:

Many thanks to all who helped with our three catering events during October. Teams 1 through 4 each provided workers to these dinners, and in addition thanks to our cooks: Glenn Berkemeyer (and Donice), Alan Hoelzeman (and Regina, Luke and Colleen), and Luke again helping me on another dinner. We had a lot of fun and raised over $2,000 for the council. We have two dinners scheduled (as of now) in December, on December 6 and 7. I believe Team 5 will be assigned to December 6 and Team 1 to December 7, but I will confirm that with the team leaders when we get closer.