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2017 Palisade Peaches

Peach pick-up will occur as follows:
  • Sat morning 8/12 from ~9:30 AM till 12 PM.  The Knights will have the trailer in parking lot for pickup.
  • Sat 8/12 after 5 PM Mass in the Christi Center
  • Sunday 8/13 after all Masses  in the Christi Center
  • Monday 8/14 and Tuesday 8/15 you may pick-up your case in the Christi Center.  The box will have your name on it.
  • Starting Wednesday 8/16, the Knights will not be able to hold onto the peaches.  If the peaches are not picked up Tuesday at 4 PM, then the Knights will donate the peaches to local charities and/or food banks
The Knights thank you for involvement in the Peach sales.  Your contribution is truly appreciated.  If you have further questions, please contact Mike Burkett at his cell at 720-490-514 or bat his email at

Who Are These Men Called Knights?


Who Are These Men Called Knights?
• I am the person sitting next to you, in front of you or in back of you at Mass. I greet you when you arrive, read you scripture, give you communion and lead you in song.
• I sit on the Parish Council, the finance and other committees, advising our Pastor and planning for our future.
• I buy, prepare and serve you breakfast once a month, and then clean up after you. I serve your children those great tasting donuts after Mass.
• I plan and execute many of the events that make our Parish a vibrant community – Beer and Brats, Spaghetti Dinners, Lenten Fish Fries.
• I sell earth friendly coffee, burritos and peaches after Mass to raise funds.
• I sponsor youth activities like a free throw contest, soccer shoot and financial planning. I also give out scholarships to deserving youths.
• I am there with your family at the “take your dad to the ballgame”, or a family hike, or the annual Christmas party.
• I assist you in parking at Christmas and Easter so that you arrive on time and leave on time.
• I clean up a highway.
• I serve lunch to the homeless at the Denver Rescue Mission and provide Thanksgiving baskets to those that cannot afford a Thanksgiving meal.
• I donate funds to the Alternatives Pregnancy Center, Father Woody’s and other charitable organizations as money becomes available.
• I pray for life in the Rosary and at special Masses, that the unborn will live to be born.
• I assist and support our Clergy and young men in the seminary.

I am everywhere. Wherever you look and whatever you do, there I am working alongside of you, doing what is best and good for everyone. My focus is on Church, Community, Family, Youth, Council and Membership and I stand for Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.

So, if you are not a part of this dynamic organization – why?

Contact any of the individuals listed below for more information about the Knights in general or our council. We look forward to counting you among our membership and welcome you as a Brother Knight.

Dennis Thumann
Financial Secretary,

Gary Mayfield
Grand Knight,

Roger Guidici
Membership Director,

Knights of Columbus Banner 6 x 2 GoldBill Hensen
Deputy Grand Knight,


How often do you meet a Missionary?

Natalia Schumann, who used to run the Vocations office for the Archdiocese of Denver has decided to go on a Mission with her family (Husband Ben, 2 year old Raleigh, and son in the Womb).  They have been training with the Family Mission Company in Louisiana and will soon be going to Mexico for two years.  Check out the link below to find out more about Ben, Natalia, Raleigh…


Relay for Life

Last year we had 150 team members, as of this morning we have 33.  It is time to start registering for the 2014 American Cancer Society Relay for Life to be held on July 25-26!  Registration for cancer survivors is no charge, for the rest of us, the cost is $10.

If you are not one of the 33, please consider registering or making a donation online at this website:

Be sure to sign up for the Pax Christi team.

I will need a few volunteers to help cook the hamburgers and hot dogs for the team!  If you can help, please reply to me.
This year the Relay will be held at Cresthill Middle School.  We will set up camp on the grass infield surrounded by the athletic track.  Spend a couple of hours with us or stay the whole night, all are welcome.  This is not an athletic event, and you can come and stay for a few minutes or for the whole night.

Event Date: July 25 & 26 2014    6:00PM – 7:30AM
Opening Ceremony: 6 pm  Friday
Survivor Lap: 6:15 pm
Luminaria Ceremony: 9 pm
Closing Ceremony: 7:30 am Saturday morning

High school students may be able to earn up to 14 hours of community service hours for this event.

If you have questions, please let us know.
May the Peace of Christ be with you,

Your Pax Christi Relay Team Captains,


Dennis, Anne, Aubree, Abby, and Andrew Thumann


Baptism Rose Program

gerber roseOur own past Grand Knight Ron Gerber has worked with Fr. Jim to institute a new program in the parish.  Ron is presenting Roses to all of the Baptismal Mothers.  So far Ron has been hitting all of the Baptisms but he is looking for interested knights who would be willing to assist.


May 2014 Grand Knight Message

There is nothing like spring in Colorado.  Beautiful warm days, cool nights bring trails filled with runners, walkers and bikers outside to enjoy the scenery.   Spring also brings the Knights of Columbus Colorado State Convention. This year’s event was held in Keystone and this is the 3rd one that I have attended along with making one brief appearance at Supreme’s National Convention.

State Chaplain Fr. Brad Noonan started us off with a nice presentation that began with a quote from Pope John XXIII – “Don’t get pushed by your problems, Focus on your dreams”.

The weekend was filled with Resolutions of thanks to our clergy, state officers, Supreme, ladies auxiliaries, degree teams, the deceased and the like.  The Tootsie Roll Drive has a new name.  It is to be known as the “Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities”.

I was able to make two nominations at the convention.  The first one was to nominate our council to host the State Soccer Tournament.  The second nomination was much bigger.  I had the honor and privilege to Nominate Jon Herskovits to serve a second year as State Warden.  That was really cool.

During the report of our District Deputy to the convention,  he specifically mentioned the 3,000 pounds of food that our council organized and donated to the Denver Rescue Mission during 40 Cans for Lent.

Our council won 4 awards, Surge with Service, Shining Knight Award and this year we bounced up to the division with the largest councils in the state. And we still won 2ND PLACE.  Roger Giudici won an award for his work in the 4th Degree.  These awards are a statement on the wonderful work that all of you do for your church, family, community, youth, culture of life and council.

Thank you again for all that you do, Mother’s Day will be filled with Spaghetti, Roses for Mom’s and packages of lily seeds passed out to Moms on Mother’s Day. And A Rose for Motherhood is another new program we have.

Viviat Jesus

Joe Musso, Grand Knight

2013 Knights and Families of the Month

2013 saw many outstanding contributions by our Brothers and their Families. Their efforts are recognized by selecting a Brother Knight as Knight of the Month and selecting a Knight and his Family as Family of the Month. Here are the recipients of these awards for year 2013

 Month Knight of the Month Family of the Month
Jan Tony Yarosh Jay and Carol Calvarese
Feb Bob Luckner Paul and Jenny Sciera
Mar Todd McCuster Mark Dougherty
Apr Herb Engler Leonard Leyba
May MattMaranto Tim Pimmel
Jun Ford Fay Josh Tracy
Jul Jim Egan Dennis Thumann
Aug Joe Regnery Gary Mayfield
Sep Jay Calvarese Sean Sweeny
Oct Barney Meyer Bob Luckner
Nov John Hilton Joe REgnery
Dec Tony Yarosh Neil Pugh