Knights of Columbus

Monsignor Charles F. Kordsmeier Council 5209

December 8, 2021 10:33pm CST 808 N Cedar St, Morrilton, AR 72110

Monthly Bulletin: January 2020

Grand Knight's Message

Brother Knights, I hope you and your families had a wonderful Christmas and are off to a great start to the New Year. I apologize that we failed to get a bulletin out last month, and this month's is a little late. There's a lot going on so please make note.

We will have a First Degree Exemplification at our regular meeting on Tuesday, January 14. This will be the last First Degree in the old format, as Supreme is changing the format drastically going forward. In the future, candidates will receive First, Second and Third degrees in one ceremony that will be rather short, and open to family and friends. So if you'd like to witness the old First Degree one more time, this is your chance! It would be nice to have a big crowd of Brother Knights in attendance to welcome our new Brothers. Degree work will begin at 7:00pm. We will have a meal before the meeting but there will be no rosary this month.

There are a lot of Pro-Life activities available on the weekend of January 18-19. The March for Life sponsored by Arkansas Right to Life will be at 2:00pm as usual on Sunday, January 19. Staging begins at 1:30pm between Battery and Wolfe Streets and process to the front Capitol steps. The keynote speaker will be Ryan Bomberger, founder of the Radiance Foundation. Prior to the March, there will be a Eucharistic Procession for Life at 10:00am, beginning at the plaza in front of the Doubletree Hotel, processing through Riverfront Park to the Statehouse Convention Center. There will be a Rosary for Life at 11:30am, followed by the Mass for Life at noon at the Statehouse Convention Center. If you are interested in attending some or all of these events, please contact me at (501) 977- 4585, as we are considering arranging a bus if we have enough interest.

The last item I want to address in my report is our annual Knights of Columbus banquet. This year's banquet is scheduled for Sunday, March 1 at 5:00pm. There will be more details next month, but we'll have a special evening planned with a great meal, guest speaker, and recognition for all the work we all do throughout the year. Please plan to attend - there will be no charge for Brother Knights and a guest, but we will need reservations by February 23. Call or text me at (501) 977-4585 or email

Vivat Jesus!

Mark Hoelzeman, Grand Knight

Family Activities:
Tommy Norman

Knight of the Month:
Rich Moellers

Rich is our Deputy Grand Knight/Program Director and has done a great job, bringing some great new ideas, including the ongoing "Live Free for a Month" raffle. Rich and his wife, Natalie, provided wonderful music for the Deceased Members Mass in November. Rich also was instrumental in our first venture into bingo at the Conway County Fair in September. Congratulations, Rich!

Family of the Month:
Paul and Betty McCabe Family

Paul is a Trustee and Past Grand Knight, and also is our Faith Director. Paul is very active in most council activities, helping out with catering events, hall maintenance, Monday Night Bingo concessions, Family Breakfasts, Living Rosary, Deceased Members Mass, and the list goes on and on. And Betty is right there with him helping at many of these events - sometimes behind the scenes. Thanks, Paul and Betty!

Calendar of Events

Jan 6: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Jan 13: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Jan 14: Regular K of C meeting at 7:00pm. Meal will be at 6:00pm, Degree work at 7:00pm, No Rosary.
Jan 19: The March for Life sponsored by Arkansas Right to Life will be at 2:00pm.
Jan 20: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Jan 21: Officers/Committe Chairmen Meeting at 7:00pm.
Jan 27: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm

January Bingo Workers:
Team 3

Chairman: Jim Lasowski; Mark Belmonte, Mario Camarillo, Rafael Cervantes, David Dunlap, Bill Eggart, Francis Ehemann, Joe Ehemann, William Ehemann, Francisco Galindo, Arturo Garcia, Gilberto Garcia, Osmar Garcia, Virgil Hampton, Cesar Ibarra, Luis Juarez, Chris Magie, James Magie, John Magie, David McGee, Mike Mullican, Mike Palmer, Wade Pettingill, Dr. Peter Post, Mike Robertson, Gene Ruffiner, Kyle Stobaugh, Frank Wenger, Robert Wenger, Wayne Zachary, Paul Zimmerman

Mike Robertson

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

Financial Secretary: Johnny Wiedower

Brother Knights, please remember to pay your dues. Statements were mailed on 12/16. DUES FOR 2020 SHOULD BE PAID BY JANUARY 10th. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Community/Youth: Eric

The Council's annual Free Throw Contest will be held Sunday, January 26th, at the Sacred Heart School gym. Registration will start at 1:00pm. The contest will start at 2:00pm. It is open to all boys and girls from age 9 to 14. For more information, call Eric Tyler at (501) 940-3072.


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 February 1st at Sacred Heart during Trivia Night. Get your ticket today from any Knights of Columbus Council 5209 member or call (501) 208-2503!

Catering Mark Hoelzeman:

Our largest catering event of the year is coming up: The Adelaide Club Dinner and Dance on Saturday, February 8th. We'll be cooking for 150 or more so need lots of help. I will contact team leaders directly to get help arranged, since we got a little out of order on team assignments during Christmas. Please say YES when asked to help, or feel free to volunteer.