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SING TO OUR LORD
Hosted by St. Joseph the Worker Auxiliary #13359
April 28, 2018
Where: St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church
7180 Hemlock Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55369
Registration: 8-9 AM / Business Meeting starting at 9
The entertainment for the convention is a singing group called Triniti Singers. The group was founded by Yeong Oien, one of St. Joe’s auxilians and has been performing regularly at nursing homes since 2009. We hope that you will lend your voices in Singing to Our Lord.
Our speaker will be Sister Linda Soler OSB.
Link to Registration Form: 2018 Convention registration form
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Minnesota Knights of Columbus Auxiliary
AUXILIAN OF THE YEAR
The title “Auxilian of the Year” will be awarded to an Auxilian on an annual basis at the Minnesota KC Auxiliary Convention. This title is awarded to a lady affiliated with a local auxiliary and whose membership is in good standing.
Each local auxiliary is asked to submit one name from their membership, along with a resume, telling of the activities the lady has participated in within the last year, along with a cover sheet provided by the State Auxiliary board. All entries are sent to the State President, who in turn appoints an unbiased committee to review the resumes and submit the winning candidate’s resume for the award. The committee has only “blind” resumes to read without any knowledge of the candidate’s name, city, auxiliary, council, or church name.
REMINDER: State Auxiliary officers and board members are not eligible for this award during their term of office.
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES
- Complete the cover sheet provided to your Auxiliary by the State KC Auxiliary Board. This is the only place you should write the candidate’s name for the Auxilian of the Year.
- In writing the resume, submit a typewritten copy. Also, DO NOT use the candidate’s name, auxiliary name or number, church name, or community name. Use terms such as she, our candidate, our Auxilian, etc. Remember: The ONLY place for the name is on the cover sheet.
- In each of four (4) categories (Auxiliary, Council, Church, and Community), include the accomplishments of the Auxilian for the current year on Page 1 of the resume. On Page 2, you may include past accomplishments. Page 2 WILL NOT be sent to the judges for review but will be read at the convention during the presentation.
- Give as much information as possible about your candidate but try to limit current activities to one (1) page. Limit past accomplishments to one (1) page as well.
- The State President should receive no more than three (3) pages per candidate (cover page, current activities, past accomplishments).
SUGGESTIONS OF ITEMS TO INCLUDE ON THE RESUME
- Auxiliary: List the office held (if any), chairmanships, and committee activities for the current year, as well as any outstanding participation you wish to share.
- Council: List ways in which the lady has contributed to the KC Council and their activities.
- Church: Identify what the Auxilian has done to contribute to her church community. Include board memberships, choir memberships, usher, Eucharistic Minister, etc.
- Community: Identify what the Auxilian has done for the benefit of the community. Include involvement with the disabled, local food shelf, etc.
Minnesota Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary
Example (blank form can be found under forms)
CANDIDATE FOR AUXILIAN OF THE YEAR
Sponsoring Auxiliary (Name & Number): Anytown # 0000
Auxilian of the Year Candidate
Name: XXXXXXXX ___________
Auxilian of the Year Church’s Name St. Your Church _____
Sponsoring Auxiliary President’s Name
Phone: xxx – xxx - xxxx
DUE APRIL 1, 20xx TO THE STATE PRESIDENT:
Minnesota Knights of Columbus Auxiliary
Auxilian of the Year EXAMPLE
Our Auxilian was Vice President of our council until June 2006 and is now President. As Vice President, this Auxilian organized and is still coordinating our main fundraiser, Food Perspectives. Parishioners from our parish taste food products and the parishioners and the Auxiliary are paid. With our proceeds going back to (anonymous). She received a Charity of Recognition for having one of the highest recruitment for taste testers. This Auxilian helped with our Burrito Breakfast in May, with proceeds going to a child from our parish for a new heart. Our Auxilian helped put on an Advent Tea for 86 ladies of the parish with entertainment and readings. This was a social event, with no cost to the ladies. This Auxilian sold Baker’s Square pie certificates 2 week-ends after all the masses, with the proceeds going to special donations, Respect Life, Seminarian Scholarship and disaster relief funds. Our candidate is now making cord rosaries for St. Therese Nursing Home residents, servicemen and new mothers of our parish. Our parish asked for help with hospitality after the masses, she recommended the auxiliary be trained and is now ready the 5th Sunday of the month. Our Auxilian is a charter member of her auxiliary and worked with others to get the auxiliary started. She calls the ladies for meetings, writes up small articles for events and our church web site.
This Auxilian also donates her time helping out the Knights with their functions, Pancake breakfasts and Soup suppers. This Auxilian’s husband is a Knights of Columbus 4th Degree member and she attends functions, Exemplifications, dinners and the annual Christmas Party. She also attended social events for the council and their families, a steak fry in September and a dinner theatre in December. Our Auxilian also says the rosary with the Knights before our meetings.
This Auxilian has brought food, set-up, worked and cleaned up after funerals for many years. She now is supervisor of funeral set-up. She does Adorations, Young at Heart Exercises twice a week. She attended and now works Alpha kitchen crew. Our Auxilian worked at our parish Cornfest. She also helps clean the church, does laundry and taste testing.
Our Auxilian is a member of the American Legion she attends and works meetings and events. She works the “World’s largest garage sale” the cancer garage sale putting giving many hours, collecting and donating baby items and clothing for pro- life organization North Side Life Care Center. She works as an election judge, donates blood, volunteered at our local food shelf Community Emergency Assistant Program, Holiday Program. Our Auxilian is a subsitute bowler for a senior citizen bowing league. She saves pop tabs for Ronald McDonald’s and stamps for Boy Scouts.
This Auxilian raised x children, has x grandchildren, babysat and attended their events. She cared for ____________. She’s volunteered at ________.
She has helped x sons with _____________.
This Auxilian did a benefit walk for cancer, headed up pledge drives for diabetes, heart, cancer and American lung.
This Auxilian has not missed an auxiliary meeting since it started. She also attends most conventions, workshops and bowling tournaments.
Our Auxilian of the year for 20xx is __________ , Anytown, MN #0000
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Heavenly Father, Author of Life and Grace, In Your Mercy grant me and my loved ones, the strength to live and persevere as real Christians, concerned citizens and kind neighbors.
Give me the knowledge to understand and the will to carry out my obligations as a member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary. Let all my actions today and every day bring Christ to everyone I meet.
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord, Amen.
REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.Amen.
PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
Let us ask God to give worthy Priests, Deacons, Brothers, Sisters, and Consecrated Seculars to His Holy Church.
O God / we earnestly beseech Thee / to bless this archdiocese / with many Priests, Deacons, Brothers, Sisters, and Consecrated Seculars / who will love Thee with their whole strength / and gladly spend their entire lives / to serve Thy Church / and to make Thee known and loved.
Bless our families. Bless our Children.
Choose from our homes those who are needed for Thy work.
Mary, Queen of the clergy.
Pray for us. Pray for our Priests and Religious Leaders. Obtain for us, many more.
Say an “Our Father”, “Hail Mary” and “Glory Be” for all of our ill and deceased members.
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- to unite all of the individual auxiliaries throughout the State of Minnesota
- to assist the Knights of Columbus Councils in Minnesota with their activities
- to bring closer relations to all Knights of Columbus Auxiliaries, in order to join in common projects, to unify their work and thus increased their efficiency and service.
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To be held at the Bloomington Event Center (AKA: Bloomington KC Hall)
Work is under way to plan an event you will enjoy. We are in need of photos from the past and any other old document that you would like to share.
Our annual convention is the celebrated event and the convention would commence during the day as usual but Mass and the officer installation would be moved from the morning to the afternoon. Following Mass, the festivities will continue.
Assessments were sent to all auxiliaries and to date some auxiliaries have returned the entire amount assessed. We thank you for your financial support of the celebration.
Committee members include Jean Burnett, Nancy Mathewson, Mary Wick and Marilyn Jacobs Please dig in your past and send items to one of the committee members.
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Nancy Casey on Human Trafficing ( a very important subject at this time)
Alice Thraen Bees & the Environment
Rafael Tilton Poetry & This Delight in Life
Claren Sellner Adult Children of Acoholics
All can be reached 507.282.7441 Assisi Hgts Rochester, MN 55901
Thanks Sister Claren