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District Master Don Ferneding

Don Ferneding, PSD

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Exemplification in Norfolk

Norfolk Exemplification

David Kneivel Assembly 596;
Kevin Kreikemeir Assembly 596;
Chris Peatrowsky Assembly 596;
Bernard Manley Assembly 596;
Thomas Stephenson Assembly 601;
Charles Homolka Assembly 601;
Paul Fehringer Assembly 601;
Anthony Hoffman Assembly 602;
Steven Alder Assembly 602;
Gerald Fahrenholz Assembly 602;
Rod Reisdorff Assembly 605;
Andrew Beckman Assembly 606;
Thomas Jacobsen Assembly 606;
Gene Sovereign Assembly 606;
Craig Pfeifer Assembly 606;
James Murphy Assembly 606;
John Kidty Assembly 606;
Donald India Assembly 606;
Lyle Funk Assembly 606;
Jan Busch Assembly 606;
Rev. Daniel Andrews Assembly 606;
Terry Blauvelt Assembly 608;
Randall Chloupek Assembly 608;
Scott Schmer Assembly 608;
John Dietrich Assembly 1717;
Mark Dwyer Assembly 1717;
Joseph Seier Assembly 1717;
Kenneth Iwan Assembly 1717;
Thomas Kosch Assembly 3301;
Edward Meysewburg Assembly 3301;
David Hilger Assembly 3301

Installation of Officers in Wahoo

Installation in Wahoo

First row (l to r): Fr. Charles Townsend, Fr. Craig Clinch, Gary Taylor, Jim Haiar, Kenneth Sabata, Don Ferneding, Lloyd Fiala, John Ell, John Vanek, Adolph Nemec, Daryl Braunsroth

Middle row (l to r): Fr. Brian Kane, Adrian Bartek, Tom Werner, Richard Sloup, Robert Bartek, Patrick Burke, Duane Gubbels, John Albin, Adam Quinn, Bill Fujan, Larry Mach

Back row (l to r): Duane Osmera, Les Mach, John Kastl, Dave Codr, John Benes, August Weiss, Al Gruenes, Rodney Swanson, David Quinn, John W. Vanek

Fourth Degree Exemplification on May 15


Knights of Columbus Color Guard(Hastings, Nebraska - July 24, 2011) - With the excessive heat we have been experiencing this summer, it was somewhat of a relief to have a little bit cooler weather for the Adams County Fair Parade which was held on Saturday morning, July 23 in downtown Hastings. The parade was led by the Pius XII Fourth Degree Color Guard which included Sir Knights Jack Nienaber, Gale Bullard, Larry Havranek and Gary Brown.

Knights of Columbus FloatThe Knights of Columbus Float was also in the parade thanks to Sir Knights Don Hoban, Ed Consbruck and Todd Faber. The Knights of Columbus Float promotes the four main principles of the order which are Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. A special thanks to Cub Scouts Wes Cottam and Nick Faber along with Wes's dad Jason, sister Rhiannon and to Nick's mom Denise Faber, who is also the Cub Scout Leader, for helping distribute the Tootsie Rolls along the parade route.

Knights of Columbus FloatWith more than 1.7 million members, the Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, the community, families and young people. According to the Knights of Columbus Order's Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity, charitable giving for the year ending Dec. 31, 2010 increased by more than $3 million.

Likewise, Knights reported serving a total of over 70 million volunteer service hours last year - an increase of almost 800,000 hours compared to the 2009 total. Cumulative figures show that the Knights of Columbus has donated more than $1.4 billion to charity and provided more than 653 million hours of volunteer service over the past decade.

Homestead Days Parade in Beatrice on June 18.

A Color Guard lead by the Pope John Paul II Assembly 3146 lead the Knights of Columbus representing the 4th and 3rd degrees.

Three New Positions Created - Diocesan Directors

As the current year ends and the New Year begins, I am announcing the formation of 3 positions in the 4th degree to help serve and support our state’s assemblies. I have created three Diocesan Directorships that will help each assembly with the scheduling, hosting and the organizing of 4th degree exemplifications, help with any desired training needs in your assembly and provide a communications network to you. The three Diocesan Directors are as follows:

Omaha Diocesan Director
Pat Mancini
1703 Sheridan Dr.
Norfolk, NE 68701

Lincoln Diocesan Director
Leland Weber
6569 Road X
Bruning, NE 68322

Grand Island Diocesan Director
Robert Wolf
814 Canal St.
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Their information can also be found on the assemblies page.

Nebraska Fourth Degree Provides Color Guard at
ANSH Annual Meeting Masses

The Organization of Hispanic Priests in the US had two of their Masses during the ANSH convention in Omaha. Nebraska Fourth Degree Knights provided the Color Guard for these Masses. Assembly 1854 hosted the Mass on the 27th at Our Lady of Guadalupe and Assembly 594 hosted on the 29th at the Cathedral. The pictures below were taken at the Mass at the Cathedral.
Click here to visit the ANSH site (in Spanish).

New Fourth Degree Members in Nebraska

Please Welcome New Members Exemplified into the 4th Degree on Jan 29, 2011.
View the photo gallery.

Assembly 607 North Platte, St. Patrick
James E Holys
Juventino Castro
William McDermett
Kim Koch
Kurt Schiel
Christopher Pasquinelly
Larry Sanger
Geral Campbell
John Bryant

Assembly 1712 Loup City, St. Josephat's
Lonnie Bohn
Greg Stamp
John Christen

Assembly 609 Kearney, St. James
Scott Bohn
Don Blaschko

Assembly 2061 Ogallala, St Luke
John Gamet
Michael McQuillan
James McQuillan
Dougles Glunz

Assembly 1504 Chadron, Fr. Brophy
Vincent Ryan

Assembly 1874 Scottsbluff, Rev T.P. Molony
Rev. Anthony Madhichetti
Michael Esselstein