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Do you remember what you were doing when the U. S. Landed on the moon?
While working on the council’s Christmas tree sale lot, one year, when asked, what he did before retiring, recently deceased Br Clarence Propp mentioned that he worked for NASA He was one of two NASA engineers that figured out the problems connected with the Apollo 13 space mission disaster.
He was also a major factor in the success of the 1st. International Space Mission, the Skylab Program, the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Program and Apollo 14. Br. Clarence Propp, an American Hero among us.

Posted by: Site Administrator on Saturday Aug 1, 2015 21:20 MDT
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Distribution of the proceeds from last spring’s 26th. Annual Tootsie Roll Drive is as follows.
A check for$630.00 will be given to a representative from each of the following organizations - St Francis Intermediate School ‘Learning Lab’; Special K Ranch; Special Bowlers; YARC; and the Local Special Olympics, for a total of $3150.00.
Council 9976 members thank all of our Corporate Sponsors for covering the candy purchase, and especially all our volunteers that gave away the Tootsie Rolls and counted the proceeds received from our generous Billings area shoppers.
See you all next spring. Thanks again.

Posted by: Site Administrator on Saturday Aug 1, 2015 21:14 MDT
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2015 - 2016 OFFICERS

Following are the Officers, some Activity Directors and Chairmen for 2015 - 2016
Chaplain - (Appointed by Bishop)
Grand Knight - Justin Bough -
Deputy-Grand Knight – Jacob Rubio -
Chancellor - Bob Holbrook -
Warden - Steve Komar -
Recorder - Bob O'Dea -
Financial Secretary - Tom Mc Isaac - (Appointed by Supreme)
Treasurer - Andy Mikes -
Advocate - Steve Geiger -
Inner Guard - David Plourde -
Outer Guard - Mike Riedel -
3 Yr. Trustee - Phil Zeeck -
2 Yr. Trustee - Chuck Legerski -
1 Yr. Trustee - J. D. 'Dan' Griffin


CHURCH DIRECTOR - Chancellor Bob Holbrook,


SUBSTANCE ABUSE activity program conducted with Squires
Rick Ross,


PR CHAIRMAN. Harold Kelso,



Mikes, Andy I. PGK,

Justin Bough (Former Chief Squire),

Posted by: Site Administrator on Thursday Jul 2, 2015 19:43 MDT
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Friday Adult Bingo - 7:00pm - Fellowship Hall, June 26th.
Then a Summer Hiatus –
This is the LAST Friday Adult Bingo,
until Friday, September 11th.

Posted by: Site Administrator on Thursday Jul 2, 2015 19:42 MDT
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Brother Knights & Families

The Big Horn County Historical Museum, in Hardin, has a new display that honors my great grandparents, Fred and Anna Server, and their life as early Montana pioneers. The attached flyer gives detail.

The display will likely be up for a couple of years, so members and their family who might be in Hardin and go to the Museum, will know about the exhibit.

I will be at the Museum on Saturday, June 27th all day at the display.

Rickard Ross
St. Pius X Council 9976 Historian

Posted by: Site Administrator on Thursday Jul 2, 2015 19:42 MDT
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The Council starts out the monthly regular Council meeting with a recitation of the Rosary at 6:30pm and then at 6:45pm we move into the Fellowship Hall on the Third Thursday of every month. (Excepting church & national holidays.)

If you are a member of St. Pius X Parish, a Knight of Columbus, but not a member of our Council, stop in and get acquainted.

We would invite your transfer into St. Pius X Council 9976, the 'men's club of the parish.'

Our Council of over 150 members will make you feel welcome.

If you are not yet a Knight, contact any member of your parish council for more information.

Posted by: Site Administrator on Thursday Jul 2, 2015 19:42 MDT
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The 26th. Annual Tootsie Roll Drive for St. Pius X Council 9976 will take place at the stores on Saturday, March 28th.
Then the Tootsie Roll Drive will take place at church, after masses, on Saturday evening, April 18th. and Sunday morning, April 19th.
Proceeds from this annual drive will go toward Special Olympics, St. Francis Middle School Special Ed classes, the Special 'K' Ranch, YARC and Special Bowlers.
Twenty percent of proceeds will go to the Montana State K. of C. Council to help Special people in areas of Montana that do not have a K. of C. Council nearby.

Posted by: Site Administrator on Thursday Mar 19, 2015 14:34 MDT
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Father Pauwleyn Assembly #587 Fourth Degree
meets at 7:00pm, the fourth Thursday of the month in the St. Pius X Church Day Chapel
from October to June.

All Fourth Degree Sir Knights are welcome to attend those nine months.

No meetings, July, August and September.

Posted by: Site Administrator on Saturday Sep 13, 2014 14:51 MDT
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10 - 18 YEARS OF AGE -
Phone 652-5594

Posted by: Site Administrator on Saturday Sep 13, 2014 14:50 MDT
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Are you aware that there is a group of around 150 men and family members in the St. Pius X Parish community that since 1989 have contributed over thousands of dollars and thousands of man hours to help our church, community, youth, pro=life and fraternal activities?

Their annual dollar and volunteer contributions include:

CHURCH: To Church Facilities; Religious Education; Presbytiriate Dinner; and Seminarians, the great wooden door at rear of altar; the stained glass window in the fellowship hall; and Build a Memorial to the unborn and paver walk in Calvary Cemetery East of Church.

COMMUNITY: To Human needs; developmentally disabled (Special K Ranch, Local Special Olympics, Special Bowlers, Yellowstone Association of Retarded Citizens); St. Francis Special Ed ‘Learning Lab,’ Family Promise of Yellowstone County (FPYC) and Community projects, such as: helping move families, build wheel chair ramps as needed.

YOUTH: To Columbian Squires; Scouting; Athletics and Scholarships, Youth Basketball Free Throw Contest.

FRATERNAL: Visits to sick; to Bereaved; Pall Bearers (as needed) and Blood Donors.

PRO-LIFE: The council supports pro-life in all its stages.

Who is this group? We are the St. Pius X Council 9976, Knights of Columbus. Brother
Knights and their families, helping each other in their church, community, youth, pro-life and families to be better citizens. AND, for their efforts, your parish council has received the coveted ‘STAR COUNCIL AWARD’ from the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council, New Haven, CT for three years in a row.

Our council, as is the entire Order, is dedicated to the Blessed Mother and Her Holy Rosary. Each newly initiated member receives a Rosary, Blessed by our Supreme Chaplain, for their personal use.

Our National Order has over 1.8 million members in over 15,000 councils, similar to
St. Pius X Council 9976 around the world, from Poland, through the Americas to Korea.
Any Knight travelling the K. of C. world is a welcome guest in every council.

Our Order's founder, Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney's cause for canonization to
Sainthood, continues to move forward.

Internationally, Knights have donated thousands and thousands of hours and raised billions of dollars for charities to our church and communities.

Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, our Order was one of the first
to respond with a disaster fund of over one million dollars for survivors of any Knight who was an Emergency Medical Tech, Police, Fire or Armed Forces Personnel
killed in the line of duty. Plus, the families of ANYONE killed in those disasters,
received a check for $3000.00 in emergency funds per family from the Supreme Office, regardless of who they were. K. of C. Insurance Agents delivered the first checks within three days after 9/11. As always with our Order, every child of any Knight who was killed while serving in any of the above capacities is eligible for a Catholic education in
any Catholic college or university - free of charge. The first recipient of one of
these scholarships started college in 2002. St. Pius X Council contributed $200.00
to the Survivors Fund.

After hurricanes that have devastated southern U.S. states, the Knights of Columbus has provided millions of dollars in reconstruction aid. Many Knights journeyed to those areas and volunteered to restore the cities.

After the hurricane that destroyed Haiti, the Knights donated additional thousands of dollars and hundreds of wheel chairs to the needy in Haiti. After the hurricane went through the east coast of the U. S. hundreds of Knights worked tireless in the cleanup and many councils opened their halls and buildings to assist survivors and act as aid stations.

On our local level, some of the projects ‘the men’s club of the parish’ has been involved with over the years are: the new Church building project – bolting pews together and landscaping, Parish Christmas Angels, Salvation Army ‘Dress-A-Child’ program for many years, Christmas tree sales with Council 1259, Assisting during Mass a Ushers and Eucharistic Minsters, Annual Tootsie Roll Giveaway Drive, where proceeds go towards local developmentally disabled citizens, manning the grill at the St. Pius Day Picnics, RCIA and Parish Family Sunday breakfasts, Painted a fence for one of our council widows; Provided manpower for a number of parishioners that needed help moving to new lodgings; Parish Senior's Giving Thanks Dinner, Council Memorial Mass & dinner for departed Brother Knights, Remodeling of the St. Pius X Youth Center, Give Rosaries to Moms on Mother’s Day after the Masses; Remodeling of the Grand Ave. and Downtown St. Vincent de Paul Stores, Sponsor our Columbian Squires Youth Group, Blood Drives, Setup and tear down for FPYC (formerly IHN), Annual Awards Bar-B-Que where Knights and Family of the Month and of the Year Awards are presented to deserving members and wives, along with Tootsie Roll proceeds checks to the five developmentally disabled groups that we support, Helped remove the pews and reset them after a floor cleaning and polishing, provided financial aid for youth groups touring and others in financial need, as our funds allow; provide monthly financial aid for seminarians and many, many, more large and small activities throughout the years.

Besides the Christmas tree sale, we also sponsor public Bingo for adults on Friday evenings at 7:00pm. Proceeds go toward our Council charities with a quarterly stipend to the parish. Fr. Pauwleyn Assembly 587 Fourth Degree conducts Adult Bingo on the fifth Sundays of the month at 2:00pm. Proceeds go towards Assembly charity programs.

For more information on your Parish Council; how to join; transfer into; or reinstate into, contact any of the following: Grand Knight Phil Zeeck, 671-5533; Deputy-Grand Knight Jon Swecker, 406-855-8496; Chancellor Bob Holbrook, 671-5694 (Cell); Financial Sec. Tom Mc Isaac 696-0571 cell or Treasurer Rob Anderson 696-0571.

Posted by: Site Administrator on Saturday Sep 13, 2014 14:50 MDT
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