News & Announcements

Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest 2017

Ellen Knolhoff organized the poster contest again this year.  Four posters out of 12 entries were passed on to the district competition.  Those 4 entries were submitted by Ella Smith (Grade 1), Gannon Meyer (Grade 3), Phoenix Mendoza (Grade 4) and Kendyl Meyer (Grade 5).  Carlyle council members Bob Diekemper, Paul Kauling, Ron Kordick, and Kevin Wesselmann served as judges.  See pictures of the winning posters in the Keep Christ in Christmas photo gallery on this website.  

IDD Donations Distributed to 6 Charities.

The Intellectual Disabilities Drive (IDD) tootsie roll donations were distributed to six charities.  Show here - Herb and Ron presented a check to Betty Brumfield and frieda at Warren G. Murray Center.  See Photo Gallery for pictures!    

Thanksgiving Turkeys!

Paul, Herb, and Jim prepare turkeys for the annual Newman Center Thanksgiving!

Hodapp Benefit at Columbian Club Nov. 10 2017

A benefit was held for Mark Hodapp at the Columbian Club to help pay medical expenses.  The band "Hair Syndicate" performed and a raffle and silent auction items were included.  GK Bob Diekemper spoke and presented Mark with a certificate and Past Grand Knight ball cap for his 5 years of GK service.  Bob also thanked Melanie Hamilton for her work in organizing the event.  Thanks Melanie!

Breakfast for St. Mary's Youth

The September 17th breakfast was held for St. Mary's Youth.  Show are youth volunteers who waited tables.  The Council 1382 Knights who helped were:   Bob Lemanski (breakfast chairman), Dale Kampwerth, Ralph Petermeyer, John Foppe, Gene Robke, Rich Laux, Bob Langenhorst, Gary Mueller, and Ron Kordick.

Intelectual Disabilities Drive 2017: Mission Accomplished

Council 1382 completed our 2017 Intellectual Disabilities Drive (IDD) this past weekend, distributing over 3500 tootsie rolls and bringing in around $5000 for charities.  Herb Pingsterhaus and Ron Kordick co-chaired the event again this year!

$250 Matching Donation from Knights of Columbus to Matthew 25 Food Pantry

Shown are two members of Knights of Columbus Carlyle Council 1382 who work at the Matthew 25 food pantry.  Ray Rainey (R) is representing the Knights of Columbus in presenting a matching check to an earlier $250 donation from Council 1382, to Matthew 25 Director Ken Voegeli (L).

$500 to Katie Robben/ Holy Cross Mission Center - Uganda

The Knights of Columbus Carlyle Council 1382 donated $500 to to help Katie Robben through the Holy Cross Mission Center. Katie is originally from Breese and is back home visiting Clinton County to raise funds for her ministry to help local families begin income generating activities in Uganda. Shown from council 1382 (L-R) are Paul Kauling, Bob Diekemper (Grand Knight), Bob Langenhorst (Deputy Grand Knight), and Jim Seiffert, with Katie (center).

$500 Donation to Mater Dei Scholarship Fund

The Knights of Columbus Carlyle Council 1382’s July 16 Breakfast was for the Mater Dei Scholarship Fund. The council voted to donate all proceeds from this breakfast plus more, totaling $500, to this fund to support Catholic education. This money is to be used to assist in tuition for Carlyle students attending Mater Dei. Ray (on right) is shown presenting the check to Mater Dei Principal Dennis Litteken.

Columbian Club Lunch Changes M-Th

Note that the Columbian Club no longer offers plate lunches Monday-Thursdays.  Now they will open at noon (instead of 11am) M-Th and offer soup and sandwiches instead of plate lunches.  Posted August 8 2017.

Services for Robert E. "Bob" Buchheit

Robert E. "Bob" Buchheit, 69 of Carlyle, Ill., passed away at Legacy Place in Breese, Ill., on Monday, July 17, 2017.

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The Knights of Columbus prayed the rosary in Mr. Buchheit's memory at 7 p.m.. on Thursday evening at St. Mary's Church.
 Arnie Wobbe lead the rosary with the following in attendance:  D. and Jane Beckmann, J. Etter, D. Hempen, N. Holthaus, P. and Jan Kauling, R. Kordick, J.B. Krebs, G. Kuhl, B. Langenhorst, Fr. George Mauck, H. Pingsterhaus, R. Rainey, H. Rowell, J. Seiffert, A. Schmeink, R. Wellinghoff. Then Paul K. presented a certificate of concolences to the family at Visitation, after the rosary.


Support the Vocations Raffle!

The Illinois State K of C Council Charities, Inc. holds its annual Vocations Raffle.  Now buy/sell tickets (obtain from Bob Diekemper, Herb Pingsterhaus, or any Council 1382 officer) to support our Illinois Catholic Vocations and Catholic values.  We are in dire need of more priests, so please support this raffle.

Breaking News - New Council 1382 Officers elected for 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018

We've elected Bob Diekemper as Grand Knight to replace Mark Hodapp.  THANKS to Mark for staying on well beyond  his expected duration.  Bob Langenhorst was elected Deputy Grand Knight, and Henry Rowell was elected Chancellor. Mark Hodapp becomes 3 Yr. Trustee. Jim Etter becomes 2 Yr. Trustee. All other positions remain filled as before.

First Degree Ceremony on June 8, 2017

A ceremony was held to induct Bob Seiffert into Council 1382. Participants included from left to right:  Ron K., Bob D., Bob L. Bob L., Mark H., Chad H., Rich S., Jim S., Bob Seiffert, Ray R., Paul K., Rich W., Joe I., Jim E. District Deputy Marc O., Matt Albers, & Arnie W.  Not pictured here are Herb P. and new Insurance field agent Landon Schroeder.

Winners announced from June 4th $10K Raffle

$4000 - Pam Mueller

$1000 - Virginia Perry

$1000 - Ed Rickhoff

$1000 - Melanie Ryterski

$1000 - Debbie Hayes

$500 - Kent Wiese

$500 - Evelyn Diekemper

$500 - Doug Gates

$500 - Tom Mensing

(see photo gallery for more pictures)

Successful Baby Shower 2017

The Carlyle Knights of Columbus Council 1382 held its Seventh Annual Baby Shower at St. Mary Church in Carlyle and St. Teresa in Marydale during the month of May. Items received were donated to the Pregnancy Care Clinic in Centralia. Pictured are Paul Kauling, K of C co-chairman; Linda Dabney, of the Pregnancy Care Clinic; Jim Seiffert, K of C co-chairman; Clare Seiffert of St. Mary Parish; and Marilyn Athmer of St. Teresa Parish.

Pro-Life Baby Shower

Carlyle Council 1382 is sponsoring a Pro Life Baby Shower during May.  The purpose is to collect baby items to benefit expectant mothers who might otherwise choose abortion and also to benefit the unborn who might not otherwise be given a "Right to Life".  We are seeking donations of new baby clothing, layette items, diapers, bottles, formula, toys, baby food, etc.  Items can be left at St. Mary Church, Carlyle, and/or at St. Teresa's Church in Marydale.  If you'd like to give a monetary donation, make check payable to Pregnancy Care Center in the collection basket.  Please use a separate envelope clearly marked "Pregnancy Care Center".  All donations will be taken to the Pregnancy Care Center, 113 South Lincoln Blvd., Centralia IL 62801.  This organization is Pro-Life and is funded by donations and serves our area.  (This is the 7th year Council 1382 is participating in this worthwhile program, an annual program of the Illinois K of C's, to improve human life in our area.)

Donations Given for Post Prom Activities at Carlyle and Mater Dei High Schools

$250 was donated to each high School (to Angie Hicks at Mater Dai and Joni Dorff at CHS) for post prom activities.  These monies were raised from the Council 1382 Sausage and Pancake Breakfast in March.  Bob Lemanski took over, from Ray Rainey, as chairman of the breakfasts 

$500 Donation to Clinton Co. Historical Society Museum

K of C Carlyle Council 1382 donated $500 to the Clinton County Historical Society Museum to be used in renovation/maintenance.  Shown is Bob Diekemper, trustee of Council 1382, handing a check to Mary Essen, president of the museum, with other museum board members and workers present.

Donation to Carlyle Fire Protection District

Council 1382 Knights voted at the April membership meeting to donate $215 to the CFPD to support the National Fire Safety council a program which distributes fire safety materials to children (and adults) in our community. Shown is Herb Pingsterhaus handing the check to Fire Chief Kevin Rolfingsmeyer.


Donation for Community Link Program Buddy Walk

Bingo chairman Bob Langenhorst presented Heather Holthaus a donation of $200 for the Heather Angels. This team is participating in the Buddy Walk on May 6 for the Community Link Program. Also in the picture is Heather's grandmother, Josephine Winkler. Heather and her grandmother are regular players at the Wednesday Bingo's.

K of C Free Throw Championship 2017 Final UPDATE

Congratulations to Ethan Wheelan and Faith Weaver of Carlyle! Faith won 1st place in the Age 9 Girls grouping at the Breese Regional Free Throw, and Ethan won 2nd place in the Age 9 Boys grouping at the Breese Regional Free Throw AND he won 2nd place in the same grouping at the State Free Throw Championship Finals!!

Spelling Bee FINAL Update - Nathan Hilmes and Madison Szczeblewski place in state!

Once again we had success at the regional K of C spelling bee. Madison Szczeblewski was the second place winner and Nathan Hilmes won third place. Cody Mueller also participated but went out in the 8th round. Madison and Nathan will now go to the state finals which will be held in April at Chatham, IL.

FINAL UPDATE -   Congratulations to our two Carlyle Jr. High students who represented our council at the State K of C spelling bee. Nathan Hilmes was the third place winner. He is the son of Bruce and Stacy Hilmes and grandson of our member, Bernie Hilmes. Madison Szczeblewski was the fourth place winner. She is the daughter of Jay and Dana Szczeblewski and the granddaughter of our member, Joe Timmermann. We have had students participate in the state finals before but these are the highest winners that we have had. Congratulations also to their teacher, Patti Tate and Carlyle Jr. High school. 

Services for Laverne Lowe

Laverne H. Lowe, 80, of Carlyle, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, at the Carlyle Healthcare Center.  A rosary was held by the Knights of Columbus Carlyle Council 1382, led by A Wobbe with the following in attendance:  R. Diekemper, Dcn. J. Hempen, P. Kauling, R. Kordick, R. Langenhorst, G. Kuhl, R. Petermeyer, and R. Wellinghoff.  See picture of Knights with one of Laverne's prized possessions.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Carlyle with Fr. George Mauck officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Carlyle.

Visitation was from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Nordike Funeral Home in Carlyle. And on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. also at Nordike Funeral Home in Carlyle.!/Obituary   


$400 Donation to Carlyle Ministerial Alliance

A donation of $400 from the February sausage and pancake breakfast were donated to the Carlyle Ministerial Alliance.

$10K Raffle & Chicken Dinner set for June 4th

Please contact Herb Pingsterhaus or any Council 1382 member to obtain raffle tickets for $20 each - these allow access for 2 chicken dinners.

$300 Donated to local Boy Scout Flag Project!

$300 from the January Sausage and Breakfast pancake were donated to John Lappe (a local Boy Scout) for his Eagle Scout project.  The donation is only one contribution toward the scout's total goal of $2500 needed to replace the worn flags that fly in Carlyle on holidays.

Services for Clarence Krebs

Clarence H. Krebs, age 93 of Carlyle, passed away on February 13, 2017.  A rosary by fellow Knights of Columbus Council 1382 was held on Feb 24 led by Arnie Wobbe with the following in attendance:  Bob Diekemper, Dennis R. Hempen, John Hempen, Norb Holthaus, Paul and Jan Kauling, Ron Kordick, J.B. Krebs, Herb Pingsterhaus, Ray Rainey, Arnold Schmeink, Jim Seiffert, Rich Wellinghoff and Jack Wuebbles.  A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carlyle with Fr. George Mauck officiating. Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Carlyle.  Visitation was on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 4 until 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 8 until 9:45 AM at Nordike Funeral Home in Carlyle.

K of C Sausage & Pancake Breakfast 2017 BENEFICIARIES ANNOUNCED

Jan. 15 - Boy Scout Eagle Project Flag Drive

Feb. 19 - Ministerial Alliance

Mar. 19 - Mater Dei & CHS High School Post Proms

April - no breakfast

May 21 - K of C Charities (Note this is a recent update in May!!!)

June - no breakfast

July 16 - Mater Dei Scholarship Fund

Aug. 20 - K of C Charities

Sept. 17 - St. Mary's Youth

Oct. 15 - CHS Booster Club

Nov. 19 - Newman Fund

Dec. - no breakfast

Have you moved or changed phone numbers?

Remember to keep your contact information updated by notifying your Financial Secretary of any changes.  Call Ron Kordick (618)226-3242 or send an email to with any updates, OR go to the "Members Only" section of this website to update your phone number(s) and email address.

Facebook page in use for Carlyle KC Hall

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Spelling Bee 2017

The annual Carlyle Junior High Spelling Bee sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Carlyle was held on Friday, February 3. Grade level competitions were held, and 2 finalists from each grade level advanced to compete in the All-School Bee.

The top three spellers in the CJHS All-School Bee will advance to Regionals March 18, in Aviston, Illinois.  See photos and names of finalists and contenders in our photo gallery.

K of C Spelling Bee

Our Council's spelling bee was conducted on February 3 at Carlyle Jr. High School.  The participatants were 8th graders Madison Szczblewski and Nathan Hilmes; 7th graders Jackson Hoffman and Cody Mueller; 6th graders Lizzy Morgan and Lauren Gentry; 5th graders Ryder Schwahn and Wil Harris.  The winners who will go to the regional at Aviston on March 18 are Nathan Hilmes 1st place, Madion Szczblewski 2nd place and Cody Mueller 3rd place.  Family and friends are welcome to attend the regional held at Aviston Grade School starting at 1 P.M.  The K of C want to thank these students as well as teacher Patty Tate for their cooperation and hard work. 

Super Bowl Party Held at Columbian Club Feb 5 2017

A Super Bowl Party was held at the Columbian Club with over 20 folks in attendance during the big game.  Donna provided prizes and served drinks, including shots after every score!  A potluck buffet was available too.  

Update: Local (and District) Youth Free Throw Championship Winners Announced

Twenty-four kids participated over 5 different age groups for the local Council 1382 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.  Winners were:  Age 9 - Faith Weaver, Ethan Wheelan;  Age 10 - Ella Rolfingsmeyer, Joshua Vonder Haar;  Age 11 - Emma Meyer, Sam Ruscher;  Age 12 - Ian Simonton;  Age 14 - Camden Snow.  Winners advance to the district competition on Feb. 11, at 9am at St Lawrence Gym in Sandoval.  See photo gallery for other photos.

The District 87 contest was held on February 11 in Sandoval. Faith Weaver, Ethan Wheelan, and Emma Meyer from Carlyle also won at District and now advance to the regional level of competition on March 18 at Mater Dei HS in Breese.


Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship Local Youth Competition Jan. 18 2017

Council 1382 will host a local boys and girls (ages 9-14) Free Throw competition at St. Mary Gym starting at 8pm.  Registrations forms should be filled out before 8pm and can be picked up prior to the event at St. Mary Carlyle parish hall, Carlyle Elementary office, and Carlyle Jr. High office.  Please come to St. Mary Gym early to register if you haven't already picked up and filled out a form to bring.

Columbian Club Queen of Hearts Raffle weekly drawings begin January 12, 2017 at 7:30pm! Buy your tickets now!

Volunteer to join a weekly crew or sell tickets for a few hours per night.  Contact Gary Kampwerth for information.  The last planning meeting is at the Columbian Club on Jan. 5 2017 at 7pm.  Be there if you care!

K of C State Convention April 21-23, 2017

Please wear your Council 1382 shirts to Mass on the 3rd weekends of Jan, Feb, Mar, and Apr 2017, to acknowledge the upcoming State Convention.  Our District Deputy, Marc Oehmke mentioned at our council meeting on Jan. 12, that the state council suggested each council pick a weekend every month to wear their shirts to Mass in advance of the convention.

Keep Christ in Christmas Council 1382 participant Wins 1st place at Belleville Diocese level for Grades 3-4!

Joshua Jansen of Carlyle won in the local Council 1382 Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest, for his grade grouping, but also won 1st place at the Belleville Diocese level.  His poster, and potentially others from Carlyle, will move on to the state level competition.  Congratulations Joshua!  See the photo gallery for more pictures!

Keep Christ in Christmas Participants from 2016

See participants from St. Mary Carlyle who completed posters sponsored by the K of C Council 1382 local for Keep Christ in Christmas.  Each participant was given a participation certificate and a magnet from Catholic Supply that reads "Keep Christ in Christmas".  Thanks to Ellen Knolhoff for leading this effort.  See other photos of this event in the photo gallery.

K of C Keep Christ in Christmas Council 1382 poster winners announced!

Local First Place winners:  Emma Meyer, Joshua Jansen, Esmerelda Ramirez Cruz

(This poster by Joshua Jansen won 1st place for the Belleville Diocese Grades 3-4)

Local Second Place winners:  Olivia Rainey, Raelyn Harris, Bennett Zurliene

See Photo Gallery for pictures of these posters AND a unique 3D poster by Alyson Guzman!

Christmas Caroling 8 December

Carlyle Council 1382 and others sang Christmas Carols at the Villa Catherine Assisted Living Facility on Thursday 8 Dec.  Blake, Chad, Arnie, Alice, Martha, Bob, Clare, Jim, Rich, Herb and Ron all participated.  See other pictures in the photo gallery.  Thanks to Jim Seiffert for coordinating this effort.. 

Services for Wilfred Kueper

Wilfred Kueper passed away on 11/29/16.  A rosary was led by Arnie Wobbe on 11/30 with the following knights in attendance: Jack Etter, Paul Kauling, Ron Kordick, John Krebs, Herb Pingsterhaus, Ray Rainey, Arnold Schmeink.  A funeral mass will be held on Dec 1 at 10am at St. Mary Church with visitation at the church from 8:30am until the funeral service.!/Obituary      

Donation from Tootsie Roll Drive to Illinois Center for Autism

Rachel Newsome of the Illinois Center of Autism accepts a check worth several hundred dollars from R. Kordick of Carlyle Council 1382, from proceeds raised during the Sept. 2016 Tootsie Roll Drive.

Tootsie Roll Drive Distributions

On Dec. 6, Council 1382 Tootsie Roll Drive Co-chairs Herb Pingsterhaus and Ron Kordick handed out checks to 5 of the 6 charities selected as recipients.  This photo shows Herb presenting a check worth several hundred dollars to Clinton County Advocates from Recreation.  See the photo gallery for photos of all organizations that received 2016 proceeds from Council 1382.

Tootsie Roll Drive Friday & Saturday (16-17 September 2016) Completed Successfully

This year's Tootsie Roll Drive for the Intellectually Disabled brought in over $3000 the first day and about $2000 the second day. Bob L. was the most devoted knight, filling 6 slots for 12 hours of standing at the Posey intersection!  Dennis is shown here with a couple of cuties!

Mater Dei Scholarship Donation

Ron handed a check for $300 to Mr. Dennis Litteken for Council 1382's donation for Mater Dei scholarships.  Sept. 9, 2016.

First Degree Ceremony held on Sept 8, 2016

A First Degree ceremony was held to induct Ken Voegeli into Council 1382.  Participants included District Deputy Marc O. and from left to right:  Barry Ray, Chad, Jim, Herb, Ken, Bob L., Bob D., Henry, and Ron

Stan Gezella Farewell

A farewell gathering was held for Stan on July 10, 2016 as he is moving to Affton, MO. Stan served as our 2nd Financial Secretary, after serving as Treasurer and Grand Knight. A gathering was held after 10am mass where Skeetz Dumstorff of the church social committee presented a framed collage from the church, & Mark Hodapp presented a plaque from KofC Council 1382.

Council Website is Up and Running!

Please view your contact info via the "Members Only" link. If you have any updates, rather than updating them yourself, please send them to (particularly your phone numbers and email address) so they can be loaded on the supreme site, from which this website is updated.  If you load them directly to our website, they MAY be erased when an update is loaded from Supreme (we will find out soon).

If you are an officer or were past Grand Knight, please send photo to your webmaster, Ron Kordick, at