Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
      Daniel P. Sullivan Council 10208
    Fr. Victor A. Bieberle Assembly 2316

Prayer List

  • Mary Alice Albert (wife of Ron)
  • Richard Birzer
  • Patti Brandt (wife of Bob)
  • Ruth Brecken (Wife of Dick)
  • Jim Dixon
  • Azelia Efferson (wife of Joe)
  • Eleanor Favrot (Mother-in-law of Ed Aucoin)
  • Evelyn and Marshal Garrison
  • Mike Garstecki
  • Bob Gieringer (son of Wally)
  • Julie Gill (Sister of John Combes)
  • Patricia Goodson (Wife of Jim)
  • Karen Gremillion (wife of Larry)
  • Steve Hasty (Son-in-Law of Jim Goodson)
  • Frank Heverly (May he rest in peace)
  • Betty Hoepner (wife of Richard)
  • Damian Janush (son of deceased Sir Knight Joe)
  • Georgia Janush (wife of deceased Sir Knight Joe)
  • Billy Jones
  • Fred Jungers
  • Wayne Kapple
  • Cliff & Bernie Kernen
  • Patricia Khuen (wife of deceased Knight James)
  • Scott Krantz
  • Richard Kroetz
  • Marianne and Al Kuhn
  • Lucine Lakebrink (Wife of Mike)
  • Cynthia LaMont (wife of Ken Silvers)
  • Trey Lucas (grandson of Mike Garstecki)
  • Marcie Margel (wife of deceased Sir Knight John)
  • Jim McDade
  • Mary McDade (Sister of Jim)
  • Elizabeth McGee (daughter of Buddy Dixon)
  • Bob and Betty Mierzwiak
  • Walter Mitchell
  • Kathy Oesterle (Wife of Rolf)
  • Judie Pearson (wife of deceased Sir Knight Tom)
  • Ray Peters
  • Ida Porterfield (wife of Clyde)
  • Dianne Prescott (wife of Don)
  • Bob Rodgers
  • Rich Ronneau (Brother-in-Law of Mike Botkin)
  • Albert Sevigny (Cousin of Art Morissette)
  • Dorothy Sobczak (wife of deceased Sir Knight Casimer)
  • Molly Spaniel (Daughter of Milt)
  • Jim Staudt
  • Tom and Marge Thornton
  • Marilyn Wietlispach (wife of Carmen)
  • Connie Wilson (wife of Gordon)
  • Eileen Woods (Mother-in-Law of Deacon John Froning)
  • Martha Yerina ( Wife of Tom)
  • xxx Yerina (granddaughter of Tom)

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Monsignor Malone and Father Elser
Monsignor Malone and Father Elser
The Assembly held a St Patrick's Day dinner as its March event.  The evening was coordinated by Mike Kerwin  There were approximately 90 attendees, including sir knights and their spouses, widows of sir knights, and a few invited guests with the consummate Irishman Monsignor Malone as a special guest.

The evening started with mass at 5:00pm followed by a social with beverages of all types provided by the Assembly 2316 Irish Pub. A wonderful meal consisting of Irish soda bread, garden salad, all-you-can-eat Mulligan stew, and carrot cake dessert was coordinated by Tom Donnelly.  Mike Kerwin provided a short history of St. Patrick and St. Patrick’s Day.

Steve Fetcko on keyboard directed a music program with tenor Kenny McKay singing Danny Boy and Maureen Morgan singing a number of Irish favorites including a ditty she wrote for Monsignor Malone. Following a group sing along, the program concluded with a duet featuring Maureen and Kenny. However, Monsignor would not let Maureen off of the stage until she sang his special request, Ave Maria, because he “loves the way she sings it.” She complied by singing it beautifully without accompaniment.

The program concluded with the awarding of best dressed woman and man in Irish attire. Martha Yerina and Lloyd Cambria were selected with Martha receiving a bottle of Brady‘s Irish Cream and Lloyd a bottle of Jamison Irish Whiskey. Last but not least, Monsignor Malone was presented a green mosaic Irish Celtic Cross made by Jim Dyar.  

Primary assistance to Mike Kerwin was provided by Tom Donnelly, Steve Fetcko, Sam Justus, and Ron Cuba.

Pictures of the event can be viewed by clicking on PHOTOS.


On Monday, February 2, the American Legion, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and the VFW hosted a social for the veterans at St. Francis House.  Food at the social included Subway sandwiches for 18 provided by the VFW, a variety of sandwiches, fruit, vegetables and dip, cheese spread, cheese, summer sausage, crackers, deviled eggs, and a variety of brownies and cookies.

A total of 42 vets and four children were served.  Contributors in addition to the
VFW and Ann Penwell included American Legion volunters Anna Meaux, Jim Gruenewald, and Garry Berry with the following from the Knights of Columbus: Kerwins, Suttors, Donnellys, Voriseks, Ambrozichs, Mabuses, Krawczynskis, Pattersons, Terry Theisen, and Garsteckis.

Pictures of the evening can be viewed at PHOTOS.
DJ Monic Morgan
DJ Monic Morgan
This year, a St. Nicholas Dinner Dance was hosted by the Assembly in the Sacred Heart of Jesus’ lower hall on Saturday, December 6. Russ Harrison served as the event chair, and he also processed the $25 per person reservation requests. The evening began with a donation refreshment center during the social hour followed by dinner at 6:00 and dancing at 7:00. The party was enjoyed by 100 attendees dressed in “after 5” attire.

The meal was prepared and served by the Home Plate staff under the direction of Rich Wittman. The menu offered three entrée choices served at the table – Chateaubriand in burgundy sauce or pork loin with apricot glaze or roast turkey breast with gravy. These options were complemented with Caesar salad, au gratin potatoes, asparagus, rolls, coffee, tea, and assorted desserts.

The disc jockey was Monica Morgan, who delighted the dancers with her excellent array of music, and she responded to their requests as well. 

The publicity flier was designed by Carolyn Bodensteiner, and the following people set up and decorated the lower hall for the event:  Lori Bussone , Mike Garstecki, Mike Garstecki, Bill Gribbon, Russ Harrison, Dave Johnston, Ed Miller, Terry & JoAnn O’Brien, Jim Passe, and Jack & Pat Widlowski.  Ed Miller’s daughter, Karen, and son-in-law, Richard, who traveled from Shreveport LA, were a big help with the lighting. Refreshment center duties were handled by Ron Cuba and Dan Dilieto.

Check out the pictures by clicking Photos.

Knights Dave Johnston and Scott Krantz (from left) along with American Legion members stand ready to serve the Thanksgiving dinner.
Knights Dave Johnston and Scott Krantz (from left) along with American Legion members stand ready to serve the Thanksgiving dinner.
On Thursday evening, November 20, under the leadership of knight Tom Donnelly, Assembly 2316 provided a wonderful early Thanksgiving dinner to veterans currently living at St. Francis House in Little Rock.  Approximately 45 residents were served (including three children).

The dinner included turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, beans almandine, and rolls.  The dessert, consisting primarily of pumpkin pie with whipped cream, was provided by members of the American Legion.

In addition to Tom, knights included Scott Krantz, Dave Johnston, and Mike Kerwin.  American Legion members: were Tom & Sandi Durant, Dallas & Mary Erdman, Anna Meaux, and Lenny Petterson.

Since the only food remaining after the meal concluded was a few pieces of pie, everyone seemed to have enjoyed  the feast.

At 5:30pm on Monday, October 6, a number of Village volunteers hosted a social for the vets at St Francis House in Little Rock.  The particpating residents included 23 men, five women and three children.  The volunteers represented: VFW - Jim and Bev Albright, Lew Ake and Rich Croson; American Legion - Jim Gruenewald, Anna Meaux and Garry Barry; Knights of Columbus - Mike and Ruth Kerwin, Gynnie and Ray Ambrozich, Tom Donnelly, Bill George, and Lanny and Kathy Mabus; and, Sacred Heart of Jesus - Rosemary Monarque.  Tom and Eileen Coburn also volunteered.

Knights providing food but not in attendance: Dave Johnston, Mike Garstecki, Jack Widlowski, Ed Keearns, Anna (Carl) Suttor, Mike Murphy, and Bill Patterson.

The starting time will continue to be 5:30pm with the next social on Monday, December 1.

Pictures from the evening can be viewed at Photos.
Dick Antoine
Dick Antoine
At the September 30 membership meeting, Faithful Navigator Dave Johnston introduced the guest speaker, Dick Antoine, who hosts KZNG’s (1340 AM) live morning show, “Talk of the Town,” which primarily targets listeners 40 and older. He interviews community leaders and other local newsmakers. The program airs 7:00-9:00 am weekdays out of Hot Springs.


Dick talked about the Garland County United Way and the 19 agencies and 21 activities it supports. Unfortunately, while the demand for services increases, public support for United Way has decreased significantly in the last decade. It had been receiving about $500,000 each year, but donations dropped to $350,000 last year. The goal for 2014-2015 has been set at $400,000.

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Honor Guard (l-r) Bill Nosek, Bill Patterson, and Phil Carl
Honor Guard (l-r) Bill Nosek, Bill Patterson, and Phil Carl
On June 14, the Assembly hosted the Village Flag Day Ceremony in the Lower Hall of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church for the third consecutive year. This event was held in conjunction with the VFW, American Legion, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.  Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution were also in attendance.

The Patriotic Rosary was recited at 10:00am in the nave.  A reception followed at 11:00 in the Lower Hall. Approximately 170 people attended the reception and program. The tables in the lower hall were decorated in a patriotic theme with red, white, and blue table coverings, Knights of Columbus place mats, and American flag centerpieces. Food, consisting of finger sandwiches, fruit and vegetable trays, deviled eggs, various breads and desserts, iced tea and coffee was prepared by the widows of Fourth Degree Knights and members of American Legion.  Knight widows Jean Dobes and Jackie Fayman coordinated food donations, serving, and clean-up.

Highlights of the program included:
Mike Kerwin: Program Coordinator and Master of Ceremonies - WELCOME ADDRESS

Father Bill Elser: Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus - OPENING PRAYER

American Legion and VFW Honor Guard: POSTING OF THE COLORS

Garry Berry: American Legion - PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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The 35 vets at St. Francis
Jim Gruenewald serving the vets.
Jim Gruenewald serving the vets.
House on Monday, June 30, were the beneficiaries of a very successful social offered by  the Assembly and spouses as well as members of military vet organizations. Those in attendance included: knights Tom Donnelly, Bill George, Mike and Ruth Kerwin, Rosemary Monarque, Mike and Vicki Murphy, and Bill Nosek; and VFW members Jim Albright, Rich Croson, Rick Martin, and Doug Reed; and, American Legion member Jim Gruenewald.  Also volunteering was Tom Coburn.  Not in attendance, but providing food were knights/spouses Mike and Darlene Garstecki, Bill and Diane Patterson, Lanny and Kathy Mabus, and Jim and Marge Vorisek.

The food and camaraderie at the social were excellent. Just two weeks ago there were 50 vets at the House. Ken Mace, the assistant director, stated that the stays are becoming shorter, as they are having good success in finding affordable housing for the vets.

The knights are entering their third year of working with the vets at St Francis House, following an invitation by VFW coordinator Jim Albright, who has been involved for four or more years. Jim also serves as the liaison with the American Legion and Purple Heart organizations.  The combined group of volunteers consist of about 50 members.  However, this is a community-wide program, and anyone interested should contact Mike Kerwin.

Tom Donnelly, coordinator the meal program, has scheduled a summer barbecue at St. Francis House on Thursday, July 31, and all volunteers are always welcome, even though not signed up for dinners and special events.  Cooking skills are not needed!

Go to PHOTOS to view pictures of the social.