COUNCIL RECOGNITION

 

KNIGHTS OF THE MONTH

April 2018

SK Dennis Scanga

Congratulations Dennis! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

March 2018

SK Mike Mitcehll

Congratulations Mike! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

February 2018

Brother Mikey Small

Congratulations Brother Mikey! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

January 2018

Brother John P. Lawler

Congratulations Brother John P Lawler! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

December 2017

SK Denis N. Bedard

Congratulations Brother Denis Bedard! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

November 2017

SK Nick DiBartolomeo

Congratulations Nick! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

October 2017

TBD TBD

Congratulations ! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

September 2017

Bill Moriarity

Congratulations Bill! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

August 2017

Denis Bedard

Congratulations Denis! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

July 2017

TBD TBD

Congratulations ! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

June 2017

SK Godfrey Menezes

Congratulations Godfrey! Thank you for making the Picnic Food Booth a success! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

May 2017

TBD TBD

Congratulations ! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

April 2017

TBD TBD

Congratulations ! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

March 2017

David Elder

Congratulations David! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

February 2017

TBD TBD

Congratulations ! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

January 2017

SK Norman Beat

Brother Norman Beat devoted hundreds of hours to working the Christmas Card and Ornament Sales Booth for the benefit of our Seminarians. Additionally Norm serves as the Council’s Inside Guard. Congratulations Norm! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

October 2016

SK Wes Henderson

Wes is an active Volunteer Fireman with the Oldham County Fire Department and a Search & Rescue Pilot the Civil Air Patrol. Wes and wife Julie were the driving force in bring the Christ Renews His Parish Ministry to StMM and have led several Retreats. Wes is the Co-Creator & Chief Innovation Officer at Angel's Envy Bourbon & Whiskey / Louisville Distilling Company Wes Henderson has worked diligently to provide the clear and enthusiastic voice that Angel's Envy has needed to succeed. Under his guidance, the company has grown both successfully and sustainably. Before he co-founded Louisville Distilling Company with his legendary father Lincoln Henderson, Wes served as CEO for Master Distiller Select LLC, where he was additionally responsible for distilled spirits consulting services. Before that, he was the President and CEO of Conecuh Ridge Distillery — a brand that enjoyed favorable mainstream recognition. He received his education from the College of Aeronautics at the Florida Institute of Technology. We are proud to recognize Brother Wes Henderson for his ongoing service to StMM Parish as our StMM October 2016 Knight of the Month. Congratulations Wes! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

September 2016

Nicholas Di Bartolomeo

Brother Nick very generously donated his time and treasure this month installing both a Council Storage Cabinet and a Papal & KofC Flag. Brother Nick Di Bartolomeo serves as our Council Financial Secretary. Nick is the only Council Officer directly appointed by our Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. Some of our StMM KofC Brothers may not realize that Nick serves us in one capacity or another on a DAILY basis by completing reports, updating member records, processing Form 100's, collecting and forwarding Council Dues and other charitable funds just to name a few. In addition, Nick fully participates in the many fraternal, charitable, and volunteer activities of our StMM KofC Council including serving as a founding member of the StMM 1st Degree Team. We are proud to recognize FS Nicholas Di Bartolomeo for his ongoing service to StMM Parish as our StMM September 2016 Knight of the Month. Congratulations Nick! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

August 2016

Mac McNeley

Congratulations Mack! We are proud to recognize Brother Mack McNeley as our StMM August 2016 Knight of the Month for his ongoing military service protecting our Nation. Congratulations Mac! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10!

July 2016

Brother John Moriarity

Congratulations John! John, who made his KofC 1st Degree on his 18th Birthday, is now a Captain on Active Duty with the United States Army and a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus. John just returned from a year-long forward deployment to Camp Arifjan where he served as the Tactical Director and Fire Direction Center Officer in Charge for a Army Air Defense PATRIOT Missile Battalion under Central Command. John was responsible for training and evaluating battalion and battery tactical control crews in detection, evaluation, monitoring, and real-time engagement of hostile enemy aircraft and missiles. John was responsible for the maintenance and accountability of PATRIOT Missile and conventional equipment valued in excess of $10,000,000.00. Responsible daily for leading, training, and caring for 50 Soldiers assigned, and their family members. We are proud to recognize Brother John Moriarity as our StMM July 2016 Knight of the Month for his ongoing military service protecting our Nation. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

June 2016

SK Godfrey Menezes

Congratulations Godfrey! Brother SK Godfrey Menezes was elected as our Worthy Chancellor this year. He transferred to our council in 2014 and has been an active member since June 2011. This past June Godfrey took charge of the KofC Food Booth at the Annual Parish Picnic, together with his Brother Knights, delivering over $8,000 in Revenue. We are proud to recognize Chancellor SK Godfrey Menezes for his ongoing service to StMM Parish as our StMM June 2016 Knight of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

May 2016

SK Fred Doyle

Congratulations Brother Fred! Fred, a retired U.S. Navy Special Operator, has seamlessly transitioned from full time service to our Nation to full time daily service to his Parish & Community for the American Red Cross (ARC), Habitat for Humanity, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and especially the St Margaret Mary Catholic Community. Fred serves his St Margaret Mary Parish in many ways; most significantly as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion at Mass. Fred is Chairman of the KofC Council Retention Committee, volunteers at the Cathedral Soup Kitchen, the StMM Parish Lenten Fish Frys, the Seminarian RSVP Christmas Card & Ornament Drive, our KofC Corporate Communions, and Catholic Charities Food Drives. Fred serves on the Louisville ARC Disaster Response Team on call 24/7 daily to provide immediate assistance to families in Jefferson and Oldham County displaced by tragic circumstances including fire, accident, & flood. On the 4th of this June the ARC deployed Fred to Texas for two weeks to provide shelter and emergency assistance in the wake of the continued severe flooding in Houston and surrounding areas. When Fred isn't providing direct emergency assistance to familes, he is responsible for daily coordination with FEMA and managing the records for some 1,400 Kentucky ARC Shelters. At least one day a week in good weather Fred can be found swinging a 22 oz. Carpenter's Hammer at one of several ongoing Habitat for Humanity volunteer home construction job sites in the Louisville area. Fred serves on the Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council Executive Board of Directors for 36,000 youth and volunteers throughout 64 counties in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Tennessee. The Lincoln Heritage Council is one of the oldest local BSA Councils serving both urban and rural areas in the United States. Their first charter was granted under the name "Louisville Area Council" in 1912. Fred remains active as an adult Scouting volunteer with both the St Aloysius Parish Cub Scout Pack and the John Paul II Parish Boy Scout Troop. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

April 2016

Greg Wilson

Congratulations Greg! Greg and his wife Erin have been members of StMM Parish for 8 years. They have folur children ages 2-12; the three oldest are students at StMM. Greg's Parish involvement includes a variety of ministries including RCIA, Men's Ministry, Wine for your Soul, Marriage Prep, KofC, Eucharistic Minister, and CRHP. Greg has a a love for his faith and the wonderful StMM Catholic Community which offers so much to so many. Greg was just elected to serve on the Saint Margaret Mary Parish Council. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

March 2016

SK Michael Ryan

Congratulations Mike! Brother SK Mike Ryan, a new Transfer Member to our StMM KofC Council, has taken on the important life-saving Role of our Council Culture of Life Chairman. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

February 2016

SK William T. Moriarity

Congratulations Bill! Brother SK Bill Moriarity, a Charter Member of our StMM KofC Council, and only just recently retired as our long-serving Knights of Columbus Field Agent due to disability, continues to serve as our Worthy Lecturer and Webmaster. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

January 2016

SK Sean "Hardcore" Holley

Congratulations Sean! Brother SK Sean Holley is our Worthy Warden and Soundman for our First Degree Exemplifications. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

December 2015

SK Godfrey Menezes

Congratulations Godfrey! Brother SK Godfrey Menezes is our Worthy Advocate. He transferred to our council last year and has been an active member since June 2011. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

November 2015

Keith Senn

Congratulations Keith! Brother Keith Senn is our Worthy Charter Treasurer and has done a great job keeping the bills paid and the books balanced! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

October 2015

SK Michael Saylor

Congratulations Mike! Sir Knight Mike Saylor, our Deputy Grand Knight, was instrumental in helping to form the Council in 2014. He is an active volunteer supporter of the Special Olympics Charities, and is always ready to step up and help the Council; most recently grilling up hamburgers for our Columbus Day Cookout! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

September 2015

Bill Buzan

Congratulations Bill! Bill is “The Rosary Man”. He has become an expert and teacher of Rosary making, and has donated many Rosaries to the parish to accompany the Prayer Blankets that are distributed to the seriously ill. Bill has volunteered to help make our own Rosaries for our new First Degree Knights, and is always looking for more Knights to help him in this ministry. Bill is a regular attendee and contributor to our council meetings, and is also active in the parish men’s ministry, MOVE (Men of Valor and Excellence). For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

August 2015

Paul Stokes

Brother Paul Anthony, Stokes, MSGT, USA (RET.) 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 1, 2015 with family and friends by his side. Paul retired from the U.S. Army after 26 years of serving his country, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. He earned numerous medals and awards, along with a letter of appreciation for his dedicated service from Senator Strom Thurmond. Paul was a member of the DAV, The Knights of Columbus, the 100th Division Association and Descendants of the Sultana Disaster. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Susan Metzger Stokes; daughters, Tina Lamb (Charlie), Kathy Crum, Paula Zeuner (Robert) and Mandy Tant; grandchildren, Ashley and Melissa; brother, James Stokes (Pat); nephews, Jason Smothers (Jacey), Erik Smothers; godchild, Dashal Smothers, along with nieces and nephews, too numerous to list. He also leaves behind mans best friend, Chloe. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

July 2015

Tim Rogers

Congratulations Tim! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

June 2015

Donald Buckler

Congratulations Don! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

May 2015

SK Jerry Gonsoski

Congratulations Jerry! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

April 2015

Robert Barnell

Our StMM Brother Robert Barnell is a Seminarian attending Mount Saint Mary's of the West in Cincinnati, Ohio. Robert is twenty-seven years old and was born in Louisville. His parents are from Indiana but now live in Kentucky. He has an older sister and an older brother, who both live out of town. Robert is a graduate of St. Margaret Mary grade school, St. Xavier High School, and Indiana University, where he majored in Spanish and geography. Robert then moved to Indianapolis to work at the Catholic Charities Refugee Program. He loves maps and languages. During college Robert spent a semester on the Mexican border, and in the fall of 2011 spent two months with the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, India. Robert was interested in the priesthood since early high school, when he would feel joy during Mass when he'd think about being a priest. He started attending some discernment events, but didn't consider going to seminary right away. By late college, he still felt a desire to go to seminary but didn't feel ready to pursue the vocation, so Robert started a job. The next winter he went on a discernment retreat, and felt very excited. A while later Robert finally decided to quit his job and move back to louisville, where he later started the application process. Robert had fears and doubts about God's will for his life, and kept waiting for more clarity, but eventually decided to go forward and apply, trusting that God is good and will ultimately lead him to and equip him for whatever He wants Robert to do. Congratulations Robert! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

March 2015

Don Newland

Brother Donald was admitted to Archdiocese of Louisville Diaconate Formation Program. This five - year program, when completed, will result in the ordination of Don to the Permanent Diaconate in August 2020. Don and Susan Newland begin their Aspirancy period of one year in July, 2015. This will be a period of personal discernment for them. It will be focused on an overview of most of the elements and challenges of diaconal service. Particular attention will be placed on prayer, spiritual development, personal introspective work and exploration of the call to diaconal service. The purpose of the year is to explore the questions of “Who am I?” – “Why am I here?” – “Am I supposed to be here?” and “Do I want to be here?” After the Aspirancy period, Don and Susan will be enrolled at Saint Meinrad for four years of religious studies. Additionally, they will have monthly meetings with their deacon mentor couples and spiritual directors, and be expected to attend certain diaconate community functions and retreats. These Candidacy years are very demanding of the couples’ time, and mental and physical energy. During this challenging program please offer your support to Don and Susan and keep them in your prayers. Congratulations Don! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

February 2015

Kyle Justice

Brother Kyle volunteered to serve as our Council Safe Environment Training (SET) Coordinator. Within a month he has fully updated our Council SET records with data provided by the StMM Parish Office. The Archdiocese of Louisville is committed to ensuring that children and youth who worship, study or participate in church-sponsored activities can do so in the safest and most secure setting possible. In an effort to fulfill this commitment, all volunteers who have regular contact with children or youth are required to participate in one of the Safe Environment Training Workshops. These workshops cover the following topics: - Identifying signs of child sexual abuse - Understanding the dynamics of child sexual abuse, including how children are groomed and how they may attempt to reveal their experience - How to take action in response to child sexual abuse, including obligation to report and caring for the abused child - Becoming familiar with archdiocesan policies and Code of Conduct regarding work with children In addition, Kyle is scheduling StMM Knights to lead Pre-game Prayers at all Home Basketball games in support of the Parish Play Like a Champion Today (PLACT) program. For the first supported StMM Games on 31 Jan & 01 Feb Brothers Otto Knop, Sean Holley, Bob Miller, David Springer, & Bill Moriarity volunteered to lead the Pre-Game Prayers. Congratulations Kyle! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

January 2015

Dennis Scanga

Brother Dennis Scanga was a driving force for the formation of our Knights of Columbus Council here at St Margaret Mary Catholic Community. Dennis has been actively contributing from Day One including volunteering in our first organizing events, the Parish Picnic and Christmas Card Sales for Seminarians. Dennis formally serves as our Council Recorder but week to week also offers his insights and assistance gleaned from his years as a Company HR Manager to effectively manage, operate, and promote our Knights of Columbus Council for the benefit of the people of St Margaret Mary Parish. Congratulations Dennis! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

December 2014

Nicholas Di Bartolomeo

Brother Nick Di Bartolomeo serves as our Council Financial Secretary. Nick is the only Council Officer directly appointed by our Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. Some of our StMM KofC Brothers may not realize that Nick serves us in one capacity or another on a DAILY basis by completing reports, updating member records, processing Form 100's, collecting and forwarding Council Dues and other charitable funds just to name a few. In addition, Nick fully participates in the many fraternal, charitable, and volunteer activities of our StMM KofC Council including serving as a founding member of the StMM 1st Degree Team. We are proud to recognize FS Nicholas Di Bartolomeo for his ongoing service to StMM Parish as our StMM December 2014 Knight of the Month. Congratulations Nick! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

November 2014

Norman Beat

Brother Norman Beat has once again taken on the task of promoting our Christmas Card and Ornament Sales for the benefit of our Seminarians. This year Norm secured the permission of the Chancellery Vocations Office for the Council to sponsor our own Brother Knight Seminarian Robert D. Barnell. Additionally Norm serves as the Council’s Inside Guard. Congratulations Norm! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

October 2014

Otto Knop

Brother Otto masterminded our Knights of Columbus Food Service operation for the St Margaret Mary "Play Like a Champion" Athletic Conference for Students, Parents, and Coaches. Otto expertly organized the simultaneous Pizza meal for well over a thousand participants at three (3) separate locations on campus. Congratulations Otto! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

September 2014

Mike Mitchell

Advocate and Membership Chairman Congratulations Mike! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

August 2014

Bill Moriarity

Congratulations Bill! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

FAMILIES OF THE MONTH

April 2018

Bryan & Lisa Cain

We are proud to recognize Bryan & Lisa Cain as our StMM April 2018 Family of the Month For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

March 2018

Paul & Kaye Willett

We are proud to recognize Paul & Kaye Willett as our StMM March 2018 Family of the Month For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

February 2018

Otto & Karen Knop

We are proud to recognize the Otto & Karen Knop family as our StMM February 2018 Family of the Month. Otto and Karen give tirelessly of their time to StMM Parish. Otto is famous for serving long hours in the Kitchen at the Parish Lenten Fish Frys and Parish Summer Picnic. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

January 2018

SK Jerry & Debby Gonsoski

We are proud to recognize the Jerry & Debby Gonsoski Family as our StMM KofC January 2018 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

December 2017

SK Denis N. Bedard Family

We are proud to recognize the Denis Bedard Family as our StMM December 2017 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

November 2017

Deacon Chuck & Cyndi Bent

We are proud to recognize Deacon Chuck & Cyndi Bent as our StMMKofC September 2017 Family of the Month. er For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

October 2017

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We are proud to recognize as our StMMKofC July 2017 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

September 2017

Jack & Linda Klawitter Family

We are proud to recognize Jack & Linda Klawitter as our StMMKofC September 2017 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

August 2017

SK Jerry & Debby Gonsoski

We are proud to recognize SK Jerry & Debby Gonsoski as our StMMKofC August 2017 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

July 2017

TBD

We are proud to recognize as our StMMKofC July 2017 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

June 2017

Bob & Marianne Miller

We are proud to recognize Bob & Marianne Miller as our StMMKofC June 2017 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

May 2017

TBD

We are proud to recognize as our StMMKofC July 2017 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

April 2017

TBD

We are proud to recognize as our StMMKofC July 2017 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

March 2017

TBD

We are proud to recognize as our StMMKofC July 2017 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

February 2017

TBD

We are proud to recognize as our StMMKofC July 2017 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

January 2017

Fred & Patti Doyle

Fred took on the task of leading our Christmas Cards & Ornament Sales effort for 2016 including all scheduling, SKU ordering, and fulfillment. Fred and Patti are outstanding devout Catholics. Fred volunteers with the Red Cross during natural disasters by helping provide temporary shelter. He and his wife Patti are very active in the Church. They both envoy attending Bible Study. They are a true example of a Catholic family. We are proud to recognize Fred & Patti Doyle as our StMM May 2015 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

October 2016

Brother Kalen & Jenni Finefrock Family

We are proud to recognize the Kalen Finefrock family as our StMM October 2016 Family of the Month. Kalen and Jenni are very active in several Parish Faith Formation efforts including Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) Retreats, Women's Wednesday, the Knights of Columbus, and the Parish Suds, Sinners, and Saints Men's Group. Jenni is the Troop Leader and Kalen the Troop Shepard for StMM's American Heritage Girls. Kalen leads the Kentucky Knights of Columbus Playgrounds Project. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

September 2016

SK GK Mike and LeighAnn Saylor

LeighAnn and Mike Saylor are our Guest Speakers this Month sharing the critical need to consider organ donation. Brother Mike was a key essential player in the founding of our KofC Council in 2014 and Mike's continued servant leadership as Deputy Grand Knight organizing our ongoing First Degree Exemplifications, the 2015 Clergy Appreciation Dinner, and the upcoming 2015 Parish Fish Fry support continues to strengthen our Council's ongoing contributions to the people of St Margaret Mary Parish. Mike's wife LeighAnn provides bedrock support for Mike day to day. LeighAnn's sewing skills produced several of the 1st Degree items we use month to month. We are proud to recognize Mike & LeighAnn Saylor as our StMM February 2015 Family of the Month For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

August 2016

Deacon Derrick & Mistianna Barnes Family

Deacon Derrick and Mistianna Barnes give of themselves unselfishly to the Church at St Margaret Mary Catholic Community week after week; Derick in his Ordained Ministry and Mistianna with organizing Faith Formation events and activities for the Ladies of the Parish. While many Deacons are retired from active employment Derrick does all this while working full time to support his family. We are proud to recognize Derrick & Mistianna Barnes as our StMM August 2016 Family of the Month For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

July 2016

Bill & Anne Burnham Family

We are proud to recognize the Bill Burnham family as our StMM July 2016 Family of the Month. Brother Bill & Anne have volunteered countless hours assisting the various Teams in the launch of the StMM Parish Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) Men's & Women's Retreat Program and this July have taken over the immense responsibility of leading StMM Parish CRHP going forward. Bill and Anne have both long served as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Mass. Besides his contributions through the Knights of Columbus, Bill has served on the M.O.V.E and Suds, Saints, & Sinners Parish Leadership Teams. We are proud to recognize Brother Bill & Anne Burnham for their ongoing service to StMM Parish and our local community as our StMM July 2016 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

June 2016

SK Nick & Lynn DiBartolomeo Family

Nick and Lynn met at THE Ohio State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Nick was a Senior and Lynn was a Freshman. After college Nick enlisted in the Army and served his enlistment stateside during the Viet Nam war – he mustered out as a “Spec-5” after serving 3 years as a Calibrationist Technician ending up at the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. They got married 45 years ago while Nick was stationed in Utah and Lynn moved to Utah with him. After the Army they moved several times due to job changes having lived in New Jersey while Nick worked in New York City, and then on to Cleveland, Cincinnati, Nashville and Atlanta before winding up in Louisville. Both of their daughters ( Janice and Laura ) were born while they lived in New Jersey. Along the way Lynn earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati and began a career as an Orthopedic Nurse at various hospitals where they lived. Nick worked in Sales & Marketing at various companies with his final corporate positions as Vice President of Marketing for a window manufacturer and then a vinyl siding manufacture in Bardstown. Frustrated with the instability in the management ranks within the corporate world Nick started his own company as an Independent Sales Rep selling building material products to various distributors in the Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky area. He intends to retire in March of 2017 and focus on his hobbies – woodworking and model trains, as well as spending more time with his 3 Grandkids and some volunteer work. Lynn retired from the Orthopedic unit at Baptist Hospital East several years ago and now enjoys her sewing crafts, working various crafts shows each Fall and spending time with the Grandchildren. She is also involved at St. Margaret Mary helping office staff stuffing Sunday bulletins for Mass and has recently joined the StMM Parish Prayer Blanket group knitting prayer blankets for the sick. Lynn & Nick have been attending Mass at St. Margaret Mary since 1998. Nick Joined the Knights of Columbus in early May of 2014 and earned his 2nd and 3rd Degrees later that month. Transferring in to the St. Margaret Mary Council when the council started up he took on the position of Financial Secretary. Nick is the only Council Officer directly appointed by our Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. Nick serves StMM KofC Council in one capacity or another on a DAILY basis by completing reports, updating our member records with Supreme, processing Form 100's, collecting and forwarding Council Dues and other charitable funds just to name a few. In addition, Nick fully participates in the many fraternal, charitable, and volunteer activities of our StMM KofC Council including serving as a founding member of the StMM 1st Degree Team. Nick attained his 4th Degree in October of 2015. Nick also participates on the St. Margaret Mary Grounds Crew when time permits helping to trim shrubs, pick weeds, spread mulch and rake leaves around the parish grounds. We are proud to recognize FS Nicholas & Lynn DiBartolomeo for their ongoing service to StMM Parish and our local community as our StMM June 2016 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

May 2016

Keith & Susan Senn Family

Brother Keith, Susan, and their sons Alex, a University of Kentucky (UK) 2016 graduate, and Hunter, a UK Junior, volunteer with the Hand in Hand Ministries Appalachian Auxier, KY Center. Auxier had its start around 1900 as a coal town. The community was named for the local Auxier family. Floyd County is one of the poorest areas in the country–over 75% of the schoolchildren live in homes below the poverty level. The Auxier Center was established at the behest of Rev. Ralph Beiting of the Christian Appalachian Project to address the needs of the area and become a hub for community activities. Hand in Hand helps local residents with a food bank, clothing and household needs, educational resources and home repair. With nearly 40% unemployment, the need far exceeds the resources available in the area. Susan participates in StMM Women's Bible Study, is a volunteer substitute Teacher at StMM School, and has coached Girl's Volleyball. Keith and Susan also volunteer with the Louisville Dare to Care Food Bank. 1 in 6 people in Kentuckiana doesn’t get enough to eat to live a healthy life! And for children, the statistic is even grimmer — 1 in 5. That makes it pretty likely that you know somebody who is affected. These folks aren’t going to ask you for help. Keith has long served week after week on the Fry Crew in the Prep Kitchen at our StMM Parish Lenten Fish Frys. Keith has volunteered as a StMM Football, Soccer, Basketball, and Volleyball Coach over the years. Keith and Susan have served as StMM Summer Parish Picnic Booth Chairmen over several years. Brother Keith has been our Treasurer since the formation of our StMM Council. He continues to serve the Council by closely watching over our expenses and bank balance. Keith and Susan served on a volunteer mission trip to rural Guatemala with Children of the Americas, Inc. (COTA). COTA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing necessary medical and surgical services to indigent children and their families throughout the world. COTA enhances the health and wellbeing of underserved women and children in developing countries through international collaboration. Since 1987 COTA has identified specific medical needs of patients through volunteer medical/surgical mission teams and by referrals from other agencies. The teams of volunteer staff provide medical services and surgeries on-site in Central America within the realm of our expertise. Networking with Central American hospital administrators and physicians is done whenever possible in order to share medical/surgical knowledge between cultures. Patients identified in the field as having more complex or serious medical needs are referred to the United States for donated care. Those patients are placed with foster families for the duration of their stay in the United States. In addition, the organization coordinates shipments of donated medical equipment and supplies to be distributed to hospitals in Guatemala that provide services to indigent children and their families. We are proud to recognize Treasurer Keith and Susan Senn for their ongoing service to StMM Parish and our local community as our StMM June 2016 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

April 2016

SK Dennis & Rita Scanga Family

SK Dennis and Rita Scanga, married 36 years, have been StMM Parishioners for four (4) Years. Rita has served on RCIA Teams in Missouri and another Parish here in Louisville. Rita is a retired Teacher, having spent years in Catholic, Private, and Public Schools. While in Missouri Rita served as a Parish School Religion Teacher. Brother Dennis Scanga was a driving force for the formation of our Knights of Columbus Council here at St Margaret Mary Catholic Community. Dennis has been actively contributing from Day One including volunteering in our first organizing events, the Parish Picnic and Christmas Card Sales for Seminarians. Dennis formally serves as our Council Recorder but week to week also offers his insights and assistance gleaned from his years as a Company HR Manager to effectively manage, operate, and promote our Knights of Columbus Council for the benefit of the people of St Margaret Mary Parish. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

March 2016

Otto & Karen Knop Family

We are proud to recognize the Otto & Karen Knop family as our StMM February 2016 Family of the Month. Otto and Karen give tirelessly of their time to StMM Parish. Otto is famous for serving long hours in the Kitchen at the Parish Lenten Fish Frys and Summer Picnic. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

February 2016

Brother Kalen & Jenni Finefrock Family

We are proud to recognize the Kalen Finefrock family as our StMM February 2016 Family of the Month. Kalen and Jenni are very active in several Parish Faith Formation efforts including Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) Retreats, Women's Wednesday, the Knights of Columbus, and the Parish Suds, Sinners, and Saints Men's Group. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

January 2016

Brother COL (Ret.) Kevin and Debbie Meredith

We are proud to recognize the Kevin Meredith family as our StMM January 2016 Family of the Month. Kevin serves as our Council Chancellor and is active with both the Parish Frys and Special Olympics. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

December 2015

SK David and Darlene Hurd Family

We are proud to recognize the David Hurd family as our StMM December 2015 Family of the Month. David and his wife, Darlene, recently joined our council. Since David’s membership, has taken all the KofC degrees completing his 4th degree in December. David and his wife are active in the StMM Parish Choir. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

November 2015

Mario & Sara Mier Family

We are proud to recognize Mario Mier family as our StMM November 2015 Family of the Month. Brother Mario and Sarah are expecting a little brother or sister for their daughter Isabella. They’re active in the Christ Renews His Parish ministry and a great example of a Catholic Family accepting life! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

October 2015

Joe Guy Hagan Family

Joe Guy and Merwyn Hagan are incredibly active servants of Christ, His Church, and their local community. Soon to be Sir Knight Joe Guy Hagan helped Father Diersen found Dismas Charities, Inc. (DCI), a national company committed to reducing victimization in communities by providing effective re-entry programs for offenders. Dismas Charities gives men and women releasing from state and federal incarceration the skills and motiviation to re-enter society as contributing members. The work of Dismas is to end the cycle of victimization and to heal the human spirit. Joe has continued to serve on the DCI Board of Directors for over fifty (50) years. Joe Guy is an enthusiastic member of the Immaculata Classical Academy (ICA) Board as well. Immaculata is a private, independent classical liberal arts academy in the Catholic tradition which serves children in the Louisville area from pre-school through high school. ICA provides children with a solid formation in the liberal arts in order to form them into men and women of character, virtue and holiness. Joe Guy and Merwyn are both very active StMM Parishioners and Merwyn is a member of the StMM Parish Choir. We are proud to recognize Joe Guy and Merwyn as our StMM October 2015 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

September 2015

Bill & Anne Burnham

We are proud to recognize the Bill & Anne Burnham Family as our StMM September 2015 Family of the Month. Bill and Anne are active parents and members of the parish. Both are Eucharistic Ministers and past Christ Renews His Parish retreat members. Anne recently helped lead the parish Helping Hands program to raise funds for an package over 40,000 meals for distribution in Birkina Faso by Catholic Relief Services. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

August 2015

Rev John R Johnson

We are proud to recognize the Father John Johnson Family as our StMM August 2015 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

July 2015

SK Jeffrey J Traczewski Family

We are proud to recognize the Jeffrey Traczewski Family as our StMM July 2015 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

June 2015

SK Godfrey & Lavina Menezes Family

We are proud to recognize Godfrey & Lavina Menezes as our StMM June 2015 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

May 2015

Fred & Patti Doyle

Fred and Patti are outstanding devout Catholics. Fred volunteers with the Red Cross during natural disasters by helping provide temporary shelter. He and his wife Patti are very active in the Church. They both envoy attending Bible Study. They are a true example of a Catholic family. We are proud to recognize Fred & Patti Doyle as our StMM May 2015 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

April 2015

Ken Harouff Family

Ken Harouff and his three children Bronson, Gabriel, and Evelynrose are all active in the Church and the local community. Ken has been a Knight of Columbus for some 11 years and was key to the successful founding of our Council here at Saint Margaret Mary Parish. Ken serves as our KofC Council Warden and gives generously of his time in a variety of other ways. Ken served three (3) years on the StMM Parish Council and volunteers on the Grounds Committee, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, PREP Teacher, Boy Scouts, Parish Picnic. Ken lost his loving wife, & mother of his children, Maria to cancer on March 29th, 2014. We are proud to recognize Ken and his children as our StMM April 2015 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

March 2015

Mike & Kathleen Mitchell

SK Michael and Katheen Mitchell are prime examples of "Dynamic Catholics"; modeling a daily commitment to Prayer, Systematically studying their Faith, Generously giving of their Time, Talent, and Treasure, and Evangelizing by inviting others to grow spiritually - sharing the love of God within them long before their arrival in Louisville and joining St Margaret Mary Catholic Community some three (3) years ago. Going back many years at their prior Parish in Knoxville, TN Mike and Kathleen have long contibuted week after week to the Life of the Church. Kathleen serves on the St Margaret Mary Parish Council, occasionally is a Guest Speaker for the Monthly Women's Wednesday discussion group, and continues to offer periodic Spiritual Reflections to the entire St Margaret Mary Catholic Community. She together with Mike are also volunteers for the Louisville Franciscan Kitchen. Mike sings weekly in the St Margaret Mary Parish Choir, and was a driving force for the successful founding of our Knights of Columbus Council here at the Parish. Mike simultaneously serves in two (2) Council Officer positions as the elected Advocate and the appointed Membership Chairman. Mike gives generously of his time ensuring the success of many Council and 4th Degree Assembly projects including the annual Seminarian RSVP Christmas Card and Ornament Sale, the Lenten Parish Fish Frys, and ongoing Diaper Bank Ministry. Brother, if you've read this far, Mike would be sure to make one more request of you - "Please keep your KofC Badge in your car and WEAR YOUR BADGE whenever you are on the Parish campus!" We are proud to recognize Mike & Kathleen Mitchell as our StMM March 2015 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

February 2015

SK DGK Mike and LeighAnn Saylor

Brother Mike was a key essential player in the founding of our KofC Council in 2014 and Mike's continued servant leadership as Deputy Grand Knight organizing our ongoing First Degree Exemplifications, the 2015 Clergy Appreciation Dinner, and the upcoming 2015 Parish Fish Fry support continues to strengthen our Council's ongoing contributions to the people of St Margaret Mary Parish. Mike's wife LeighAnn provides bedrock support for Mike day to day. LeighAnn's sewing skills produced several of the 1st Degree items we use month to month. We are proud to recognize Mike & LeighAnn Saylor as our StMM February 2015 Family of the Month For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

January 2015

Deacon Derrick & Mistianna Barnes Family

Deacon Derrick and Mistianna Barnes give of themselves unselfishly to the Church at St Margaret Mary Catholic Community week after week; Derick in his Ordained Ministry and Mistianna with organizing Faith Formation events and activities for the Ladies of the Parish. While many Deacons are retired from active employment Derrick does all this while working full time to support his family. We are proud to recognize Derrick & Mistianna Barnes as our StMM January 2015 Family of the Month For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

December 2014

Rick & Kristin Tobe Family

Our StMM Brother Rick Tobe and his wife Dr Kristin just adopted their daughter Grace; a difficult process which extended over some two years. Recently, Pope Francis reminded us that Christian families “are the domestic church where Jesus grows in the love of a married couple, in the lives of their children.” Rick & Kristin and their two daughers Madeline and Grace are fine examples of how our families can realize more fully their mission to be an authentic domestic church through daily prayer, catechesis and Scripture reading, as well as through monthly charitable and volunteer projects they can do as a family. To help all our families better become what they are called to be, the Knights of Columbus has launched an initiative entitled: “Building the Domestic Church: The Family Fully Alive.” Through this program, our Catholic families can realize more fully their mission to be an authentic domestic church through daily prayer, catechesis, and Scripture reading, as well as through monthly charitable and volunteer projects as a family: kofc.org/familyfullyalive We are proud to recognize Rick & Kristin Tobe for their commitment to life as our StMM December 2014 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

November 2014

SK Wes & Julie Henderson

Wes and Julie were the driving force behind bringing the Christ Renews his Parish (CRHP) Retreat Program to St Margaret Mary Catholic Community which has already energized over 175 in the Parish and driven many more wonderful Faith initiatives at StMM including the founding of our own KofC Council. Additionally Julie is a past president of the StMM PTO. We are proud to recognize Wes & Julie Henderson as our StMM November 2014 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

October 2014

David & Angela Springer Family

Brother David & Angela were a driving force for the September 2014 Men's & Women's CRHP Retreats at St Margaret Mary Catholic Community. Angela and David devoted countless hours for the preparation and execution of this wonderful spiritual event for our Parish. StMM Council families participated both as Retreatants, Organizing Staff, and Food Service operations. We are proud to recognize David & Angela Springer as our StMM October 2014 Family of the Month. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

September 2014

Dick & Suzanne Burns Family

Congratulations to the Burns Family! Thank you for all your support We are proud to recognize Dick & Suzanne Burns as our StMM September 2014 Family of the Month. Sir Knight Richard Burns, our Founding Grand Knight, was instrumental in helping to form the Council in 2014. Dick, wife Suzanne, daughter Hilary, and granddaughter Jordan are all active in several Ministries including RCIA, the Bereavement Committee, Handbells, Choir, StMM Parish Council, CEO, CRHP and are always ready to step up and help the Parish! Be sure to ask Dick why our StMM School Athletics Mascot is a Mustang... For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10