The Hot Springs Village Assembly 2316 will be hosting a 4th Degree Exemplification at Sacred Heart on April 2, 2011. Click on Read More for events and times.
|Father Vic Bieberle Accepting Sir Knight of the Year Award from Max Nutt, Master of the Arkansas District|
Father Victor Bieberle, a native of Bushton, Kansas, was born on September 27, 1925. He attended Holy Name Catholic School near Bushton, later high school and college at the Salvatorian Seminary, St. Nazianz, Wisconsin. After completing his philosophy and theology studies at St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, Colorado, he was ordained to the Priesthood in his home parish church in Bushton on May 21, 1951 by Bishop Mark Carroll of Wichita, Kansas.
|Max Nutt, AR District Master, presenting plaque to the Assembly.|
At the Assembly's August 24 meeting, AR District Master Max Nutt presented Faithful Navigator Jerry Bertrand and the membership with a personalized commemorative plaque in recognition of their successful campaign for the Knights of Columbus Incarnation Dome Fund. Aided by a significant $1,000 contribution by the late Sir Knight Douglas Joslyn, the Assembly contributed $1,566 to the fund.
In his letter to the Faithful Navigator, Supreme Master Lawrence G. Costanzo stated:
Your contribution exemplifies the great appreciation all Sir Knights have for this wonderful shrine, and continues our long history of Fourth Degree support for the Basilica. It is with pleasure that I enclose this personalized commemorative plaque with a photo of the mosaic dome to your assembly. It is hope that all members of your assembly have the opportunity to visit our National Shrine in Washington DC for the distinct honor of looking up to the sacred mosaic dome which they helped build.
The first 4th Degree Exemplification of the 2010-2011 Fraternal Year will be hosted by the Pope John Paul Assembly 1783 in Bella Vista on Saturday, October 2. The exemplification will honor Sir Knight Marvin E. Fairchild. Click on Read More to see events and times.
|Father Vic Bieberle|
Victor Bieberle was born in Bushton KS and grew up on his parents’ farm with his two sisters and a brother. His family was faith-filled, and his Catholic religion was an important part of everyday life. As an eighth grade student, he approached his parents with the desire to pursue a vocation to the priesthood, and with his parents approval, attended the Salvatorian minor seminary in St. Nazianz, Wisconsin for the next six years.
Father Vic entered St. Thomas Seminary in Denver to complete his studies to the priesthood, and was ordained in May, 1951 in his home parish in Bushton, KS. The bishop of his diocese believed that the families of his home parish should be able to witness and celebrate the ordination of one of their own members, and so the bishop came to Bushton to confer the priesthood.
The 4th Degree Assembly held its' annual family dinner, awards ceremony and new officer installation on May 25 in the lower hall. A catered meal was served by Home Plate.
State Master Max Nutt was in attendance to preside over the new officer installation. Check the Organization->Leadership page for the slate of new 4th Degree officers.
During the award ceremony the following Sir Knights were recognized for their contribution to the Knights of Columbus, Church and Community:
|Sir Knight Dave Witchger receives recognition as the Sir Knight of the Year for his contributions to the Knights, the Church and the Community.|
|Sir Knight John Bodensteiner and his wife Carolyn receive recognition as the family of the Year for there contributions to the Knights, the Church and the Community.|
|Recently exemplified Sir Knight Jim Passé receives his assembly 2316 jeweled pin, 4th degree rosary and family name tags.|
|It's official! Monsignor Malone receives his Assembly 2316 jeweled pin and 4th degree rosary on May 25th.|
Check the Photos page for more 2010 Wives Appreciation photos.