Knight's wish Everyone a Blessed Holy Week and Easter!

On Saturday April 13, 2019, the men of Russell Knights Council 3034 had the privilege of placing 170 crosses throughout Russell County.

These crosses were placed in the yards of Christian Men, Women, and Families of many different church affiliations, religious perspectives, and varied traditions; but all Christians focused this week on the journey to the cross and the hope of salvation made possible by Jesus who carried our sins there with him to wash us clean with his precious blood.

Thank you to all those who participated in our Lenten ministry; we pray that each of you and our Christian community have a blessed Easter and that we may all draw closer to Jesus, in each of our own ways reflecting HIS light upon others in our life's work and fellowship with others.  

 

2019 Lift High the Cross Lenten Ministry

In 2014 Knights of Columbus Council 3034 in Russell, Kansas initiated a new lenten ministry called LIFT HIGH THE CROSS which began by placing crosses in the yards of St. Mary Queen of Angels parishioners during Lent. Since then, the ministry has grown to include Christians from all the churches and faith groups in Russell county.

For a contribution of $20, the Knights will install a cross in any yard within Russell County on the Saturday before Palm Sunday (April 13, 2019) and return to take it down on the Saturday following Easter Sunday (April 27, 2019). Contributors are encouraged to decorate their crosses in the most meaningful ways to them; purple is the traditional color of lent while white becomes the color of Easter celebration on Easter morning.

Sign-up forms are being mailed to past participants or can be downloaded by clicking the form below: 

2019 Lift High the Cross Sign-Up Letter and Form

If you would like to learn more about the ministry, we invite you to explore our scrap book and view the ministry videos by clicking these links below...

Lift High the Cross Scrap Book

Crosses Up Video (Lent 2015)

Cross Construction Day Video 

Thank you to our Russell Christian Community for your support of our ministry and for the opportunity to express and share our Christian faith with you in this way as we journey to the cross of salvation and rejoice that Christ our Redeemer and Lord lives on Easter morning!

Please Pray for Our 2019 Seminarians

 

Each year Council 3034 chooses two seminarians to support with extra financial assistance during their journey of discernment and formation. This year the council has selected two fine gentlemen from Seven Dolors parish in Manhattan. Both are attending Conception Seminary College. Kyle Pfeifer and Gavin Sedlacek are their names. Thank you for remembering these and all our seminarians in your prayers. 

 

  

K of C Offices

Position/Officer

Name 

Grand Knight & Youth Director Chris Sipe
Deputy Grand Knight  Jeff Blundon
Financial Secretary Lee Weigel
Treasurer Rick Pospichal
Chaplin Fr. Michael Elan, CMI
Chancellor Craig Cline
Recorder Steve Knopp
Lecturer Marvin Ziegler
Advocate &  Humanities (Tootsie Roll) Chairman Bruce Heier
Warden Kent Seirer
Inside Guard & 4th Degree Faithful Navigator Gary Flax
Outside Guard Vic Lyczak
Trustee, 3 Year  Brian Steinert
Trustee, 2 Year & Recognition Chairman John Malone
Trustee, 1 Year  Andy Hurla
Rosary Corp Leader Herman Hammerschmidt
Culture of Life Couple Jim & Jamie Malone

Lift High The Cross 
& Funnel Cake Chair

Jeff Ochampaugh

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus is a family friendly, fraternal, service organization for Catholic men.  Our core principles are Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.  The Knights  promote many programs which give support to our church and local communities. These include the Russell County Food Pantry, Catholic Charities and the Mary Elizabeth Maternity Home.  Our Tootsie Roll Program raises money to help people with intellectual disabilities. We also conduct a Free Throw contest and support Catholic religious education for our youth each year. Through the Adopt-a-Seminarian Program we provide moral and financial support to Kansan Seminarians. We invite all men in good standing with the Catholic Church to come join us in these and many more activities.

Regular meetings are held on the second Monday of the Month, September - June, at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

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