of Columbus, Breese Council 2869,
SPOTLIGHT OF VOCATIONS
Seven Humphrey, pastor of St Boniface Parish, Germantown, spent his childhood
in Marion and attend St Joseph School. He is the eldest of the family with two
younger brothers. His father is a decorated veteran of WW II. Fr Steve
attended St Henry’s Prep and was one of 8, out of a class of 86, that
ultimately was ordained in 1967.
early priesthood was spent as assistant pastor at Camp Ondessonk, The
Cathedral and St Andre’s in Murphysboro. His duties also included serving as
Chaplain at the Mental Hospital in Anna, Chaplain at St Joseph Memorial
Hospital in Murphysboro while completing his Clinical Pastoral Education.
These were the years of 60 to 80 hour work weeks that included maintenance and
lawn care as well as the rest of his duties.
Humphrey was the youngest priest in the diocese to be named as a pastor when
he was assigned to St Joseph Parish in Cobden. His service to the Catholics of
Belleville Diocese continued with being named co-pastor to 5 Parishes in East
St. Louis, Pastor of St Barbara Parish in Okawville, Sacred Heart Parish in Du
Quoin, Immaculate Conception in Columbia and finally arriving at St Boniface
in Germantown in 2000.
Steve credits his parents and the pastor of his home parish with inspiring his
Vocation. He believes that having the liturgy in the language of the people,
along with the incorporation of the Holy Scriptures in the Mass as the most
beneficial changes in the practice of our faith in his lifetime. Fr Humphrey
finds the celebration of the Eucharist as his favorite part of being a Priest.
enjoys travel, movies and reading in his limited free time. He is attracted to
varied menus and ethnic foods. Father Steve now uses walks for exercise,
having enjoyed tennis and racket ball in his younger years.
Humphrey is a valued resident of the Germantown Community. His deep faith,
open mindedness and inspirational sermons are welcomed by the “regulars”
and visitors alike. Father, thanks for heeding the call to the Priesthood. You
have made a positive impression of more people than you know, or give yourself
SQUIRE’S CAMP OUT
Breese Circle will again be conducting their annual “invite a friend to camp
and become a Squire weekend”. They will be camping out at Dam West
Campground sites 21-23 & 25 over the weekend of August
6-8, 2004. Fr Pat Peter will celebrate a Mass at the Campground @ +/- 7:00
PM on Saturday Night. Knights are encouraged and always welcome to visit. Find
out what the Squires Program is about. They do more than hang around in
RECEIVE AWARD FROM SUPREME
Circle was recognized with the Corp d’ Etile Award from Supreme for their
activities and accomplishments during the 03-04 Fraternal Year.
Congratulations to all the 03-04 Squires, the 03-04 Chief Counselor Mike
Niemeyer and current Chief Counselor Brad Halstead for all your time and
Knights of Columbus of Belleville Diocese will sponsor an Appreciation Day for
all the people that serve us with their religious vocation on Sunday
August 29 at the Shrine of our Lady of the Snows. The day will begin with
a prayer service @ 3 PM followed by a reception and dinner @ 4:30 PM. The cost
for the dinner is $30.00 per person. Call Ralph Langhauser @ 526-4687 or Mike
Nettemeier @ 526-4997 by August 10 with your reservations. Please consider joining us in offering your
appreciation for all the church does for you, through these dedicated
COOPERATIVE BBQ RAFFLE
Mike Nettemeier says that there are quite a few raffle books out yet. Please
return all tickets in the return envelope provided or to the hall no
later than August 22. Please try to sell the books you received. You can
always look in the mirror and see if that guy will buy some! Don’t forget
that part of the money collected stays with the council for our charities!
FAMILY DAY AT BUSCH
Niemeyer is again accepting reservations for tickets to the Cardinal/Diamonbacks
game set for Sunday September 19. A
motor coach has been scheduled and invitations to all recently graduated 8th
Grade Servers and all the Breese Squires to be our guests at the game. Seating
is limited on the bus, so if you need a ride, call in ASAP! If you don’t
mind driving, we can meet you there! Tickets are $18.00 each. Deadline
to order tickets is August 27th!
ANNUAL KNIGHT’S HORSE
SHOE AND WASHER TOURNAMENTS
J Haukup Council # 11110 (Aviston) is again the sponsor for the Annual Horse
Shoe and Washer Tournaments to be held at St Rose Park on Saturday August 28. Qualifications begin at 11 AM and play begins at
12:30 PM. Your invited to participate in either. For Horse Shoe info and sign
up contact Charlie Hilmes @ 526-2607 and for Washers contact Jim Wesselmann @
526-7301. No matter your talent
level, have some fun with other Knights. Just give Charlie or Jim a call to
get “the rest of the story”!
Curt Zurliene has announced that the Annual Family Picnic will be held on Saturday
Sept. 11 at the Breese North Side Park, West Pavilion. Saturday was picked
this year because of so many conflicts with other parish and council
mark your calendars for a fun day with the family. More information will be
available in the September News Letter and @ www.breeseknights.com.
Curt Zurliene and the rest of the committee did a fantastic job with hosting
the Annual Golf Tournament on July 10 and 11. Many area Councils sent teams to
participate. Thanks to all who worked and/or participated. What a great day of
Fraternity and Unity! Members working together so that their Brother Knights
could enjoy some golf. Special thanks to those wives that came out and helped
with registration and raffle tickets.
Council along with the Daughter of Isabella sponsored a very successful Blood
Drive on July 17. Thanks to all who donated and worked this worthwhile
program. We did however, fall a few units short of our goal, but we’ll make
up for that at our next one scheduled for January 15, 2005!
few dark clouds, wind and rain did not deter the attendees of the semi-annual
planning meeting (at the park) from having a very productive meeting on July
22. Along with most of the programs from last year, some new programs that
were discussed included the following: Quarterly Masses before regular
meetings with Family Nights, Habitat for Humanity, maintenance and decoration
of priest’s grave markers in area cemeteries and written directions for
cashiers and chairman to name a few. Looks like a busy, but fun, first half of the year will come your way. Thanks to Mike
Niemeyer for cooking and Bob Foote for arranging the beverages!
Mike Poiter has graciously accepted the Membership Chairmanship for this year.
That doesn’t mean that Mike will be signing all the new members, but is
there to help. The next time you are at Mass, be cognizant of the
men around you. Are they already members of the Knights? Share
Knighthood with these men if they are not already a member by asking them to
join! Need help with a possible new member? Call Dr Mike @ 228-7102 or call
need your special recipes so that they can be published in the Supreme
Convention Cookbook next year when Illinois will host the 123rd
Supreme Convention, to be held in Chicago next August. Lets show our typical
Council #2869 hospitality and leadership with a multitude of entries! Please
submit you recipe(s) along with your name and phone number to Barb Lammers,
813 Vossclare, Breese, IL 62230, by
October 1, 2004
#2869 caps and polo shirts are again available. One size fits all caps are
$8.00 and polo shirts are $ 20.00, with most sizes on hand. Call FS Cyril
Athmer @ Ph 526-0221 with your order.
painting and improvements to lighting and sound system upstairs etc. has
greatly improved the hall. New drapes and bar area improvements are being
considered. The Columbian Board extends a big “Thank You” to all the
members that were able to assist, with a special note of gratitude for the
past proceeds from “Win-A-Buck”.
FAMILY OF THE MONTH: Don and Linda Deiters. Don and Linda have always
been available to help in any way they can. Don is the District Deputy for or
area, serves as the Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree Assembly,
serves as a Friday Night Bingo Co-Vice Chair, and of course, a very active
Past Grand Knight. Linda serves our council as always being there to put that
lady’s touch on many of our projects. She is a member of the American Legion
Auxiliary. Don and Linda are members of St Dominic Parish. Recently, Don and
Linda made sure that the Float for the Fair Parade was built and ready to go
in time. Thanks for the years of service to Breese Council!
KNIGHT OF THE MONTH: R. Shane Bowen. Shane has taken an idea of a Web
site for Breese Council and made it a reality! Shane
THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH
The best way to forget
your own problems is to help someone else solve theirs!
- 4th Degree Meeting - 8:00 PM @ St Mary’s Parish Center, Trenton
- Deadline for RSVPs to the Vocation Appreciation Day
11 - Squire’s Meeting - 8:00 PM
12 - Membership Meeting - 8:00 PM
- Deadline to return BBQ Raffle Tickets
- Deadline to order tickets for Family Day at Busch Stadium
- Horse Shoe and Washer Tourney @ St Rose
- Priest and Religious Appreciation Day at the Shrine
6 - Labor Day
- Family Mass and regular meeting with ladies and youth programs
Family Picnic at Breese North Side Park
19 - Family Day at Busch Stadium
1 - Deadline for recipes
P.O. Box 5, Breese, IL 62230
P.O. Box 124
Breese, IL 62230