Knights Of Columbus

Alaska Knights In Action

Fraternal year 2015-2016

Title: Baby Drive 

Council: 12290, St. Benedict Council, Anchorage AK

Category: Cultrue of Life

Date: 02/01/2016

Purpose of activity: Help the Women who have chosen life over abortion.

Description: The council decided to do a baby drive to bring items to help women who chose life over abortion. Through the efforts of the council membership and the parish this drive was a success . Items collected were diapers , baby wipes all kinds of clothes and baby bottles , formula and much more. All the items were taken to the Clair house and the Catholic Social Services.

     


Title:   Church Upgrades

Council: 11321, Holy Name Council, Ketchikan AK

Category: Cultrue of Life

Date: 1 May - 31 Mar 2016

Purpose of activity: During this past year we demonstrated our commitment for the Culture of Life programs. We held our first ever fish dinner with a guest speaker to discuss the Culture of Life views. This event was well attended and we look forward to making this an annual event. We held a special rosary during one weekend masses for the Culture of Life with over 60 people attending. Additionally, we make make the KOC pamplets available to all, and we spread the work about all the good works we do as Knights.

Description: During this past year Ketchikan Council 11321 has demonstrated Fraternity, Unity and Charity in service to Holy Name Parish. The Pro Life initiative is one that Council 11321 is always looking at our processes so we can reach a larger audience.  Two years we did a two week novena for Pro Life this was met with limited success.  This year we brainstormed an came up with a couple of ideas. First idea we had was to have a fish dinner with a guest speaker to discuss the importance of the Pro Life movement.  The second idea was to host the rosary before mass in support of Pro Life.  Our fish fry was a great success, we had over 50 people attend this free dinner, and they were treated to Father Mike Galbraith discussion on the Culture of Life.    After the dinner we had short meeting to discuss needed improvement to reach larger audience.  Our plan in this council is to take the momentum from this first Culture of Life dinner and try and make this an annual event.  The rosary we hosted over one weekend masses proved to reach a larger audience, than during our two week novena.  We had over 60 people participating in the rosary.  We are always looking at ways to reach a larger audience when it comes to Culture of Life issues.  We always have the Knights of Columbus pamphlets available, and we openly discuss the ultra sound initiative, during our outreach.    During this year alone manage this small group of Knights racked up more than 200 service hours in support of the Culture of Life initiative.  


Title: Anchorage Catholic Radio

Council: Fr. Ernie, Anchorage, 13315

Category: Community

Date: 08/01/2015

Purpose of activity: Assembled an all-star team to bring 301,000 Anchorage residents 24 hours of Catholic Radio to Anchorage on
July 30, 2015 at no cost to Catholic educators to defend and advance the Faith.

Description: Thank you for your consideration of this project by the Knights of Columbus Fr. Ernie Council 13315. Please see
the attached extensive documentation (testimonials, news clippings, photographs, pamphlets) of this project.
Respectfully submitted for your consideration.

Sir Knight Brian Metras
PGK 13315,

Description
In essence the project was to defend the faith: Commissioned by Fr. Francis Le in 2011, the leadership of the
Knights of Columbus Fr Ernie Council at Holy Cross Parish assembled an all-star team to bring 24 hours of
Catholic Radio to 301,000 Anchorage residents on July 30, 2015.
The Knights leveraged its community partnerships with Holy Family Cathedral, St. Catherine of Siena CUF
Chapter, Fairbanks' Catholic Radio, Raven Electric, King Career Center, Network Users Group, Holy Rosary
Academy, Borealis Broadband and 31 others to raise $111,063.72 USD in time, talent, services and equipment.
This project has 100% volunteer designed, built and operated.

Testimonial
"Dave and I were so very touched with KHRM! You have no idea how MUCH it means to now be able to easily
listen to CATHOLIC radio throughout our day! What an ideal and easy way to learn more about our beautiful
Faith as we go about our daily tasks (when sitting down to read a Catholic book just isn’t possible)! We share bits
and pieces of various shows with each other, and our lives are truly being enriched - thanks to you and your
students! ... God bless you, Pam and Dave"

Thank you for your consideration of this project by the Fr Ernie Council 13315
Catholic Radio in Anchorage
The Commission: ................................................................................................................................................................. 1
The Plan ............................................................................................................................................................................... 1
The Ministry ........................................................................................................................................................................ 2
The Project .......................................................................................................................................................................... 2
News Clippings: ............................................................................................................................................................... 2
Quantities ............................................................................................................................................................................ 4
Outcomes: ........................................................................................................................................................................... 5
STEM Educational goals for Students ............................................................................................................................. 6

 

The Commission:
“Bring Catholic Radio to Alaska. Our Alaskan communities are hungry for authentic Catholic teachings and what
better way to evangelize not only those in the pews but also our friends and neighbors who have fallen away.
Radio has the unique ability to enter the closed-minded listener who stumbles across the station because it is a
"blind" medium. The listener, unaware of the station's identity, is confronted by the truth taught by the Catholic
Church and becomes interested. Thus the radio station becomes a Catholic witness sorely needed in a society
being transformed by a secular media that has, in many ways, embraced the culture of death.”
— Fr. Fancis Le. 2011
“In today’s culture of technology too, the Gospel is the guide and the permanent paradigm of inculturation,
purifying, healing and elevating the best features of … the new forms of communication.”
— Pope Benedict XVI

The Plan
Vision: Proclaim the truths of the Catholic Church with listener-supported radio in Anchorage that strengthens
Catholics’ faith and acts as a voice and resource for Catholic values and moral stands on public issues.
Mission: To evangelize, educate, comfort, inform and inspire.
Strategy: Unified Purpose, Clear Message, Simple Configuration
Slogan: Changing Hearts, Changing Lives
Tag Line: A place where faith and reason meet in the pursuit of excellence.
Job 1: Convince a non-profit educational institution that doesn’t own a paper to own a radio station.

The Ministry
Holy Rosary Academy is a not-for-profit organization fulfilling a licensing requirement for operating a low-power
FM radio station. Its mission statement is to To evangelize, educate, comfort, inform and inspire. The radio
station, KHRM 94.1 FM provides an authentic Catholic voice that promotes the dignity of human life and an
alternative to a media dominated by the culture of death. Radio also allows us to advertise local events, services,
programs and address issues specific to our local community.
The FCC granted HRA a permit to build a Catholic radio station in Anchorage, Alaska and the time to complete
the dream has arrived.
And this is just the beginning; our long-term goal is to expand our reach to other communities within the diocese
that are able to support a radio transmitter.

The Project
News Clippings:

Catholic radio station prepares to launch in Anchorage
http://www.catholicanchor.org/alaska-news/catholic-radio-station-prepares-launch-anchorage/

Catholic radio launches in Anchorage
http://www.catholicanchor.org/alaska-news/catholic-radio-launches-anchorage/

Dinner event to help launch Catholic radio in Anchorage
http://www.catholicanchor.org/alaska-news/dinner-event-help-launch-catholic-radio-anchorage/

Quantities
In 2015, The Knights of Columbus became the station’s first construction volunteers, helping to dig – with a pick and
shovel – holes in the permafrost for KHRM’s very first FM transmitter tower. The Knights are now helping to design and
build KHRM's first broadcast 2,000 sq. ft. studio.
1: Knight of Columbus Council
1: Plumber & Plumbers Apprentices
2: FCC certifications
3: Business plans.
3: Schools (HRA, UAA, KCC)
3: Professional Engineers
4: Jack hammer rentals
4: Attorneys
5: Legal documents
6: Engineering Consultations
7: Floor plans
8: Builders, climbers and contractors
9: Engineering RF and Elevation
Studies
10: Project plans
31: Vendors:
36: Board meetings
113: bags of cement
163: Meetings
199: Benefactors
249: Watts/month.
1250: Labor hours
2000: Sqft of Real Property
$111,000: Donations in kind.

Outcomes:
Here's what a recent listener wrote
"Dave and I were so very touched with your station! You have no idea how MUCH it means to now be able to
easily listen to CATHOLIC radio throughout our day! What an ideal and easy way to learn more about our
beautiful Faith as we go about our daily tasks (when sitting down to read a Catholic book just isn’t possible)! We
share bits and pieces of various shows with each other, and our lives are truly being enriched - thanks to you and
your students! ... God bless you, Pam and Dave" Fall 2015
Saves Lives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU_5NCAOjj8
Catholic Radio surveyed 1100 respondents and 152 Priests to ask the question "Does Catholic Radio work?"
Respondents reported..
94% increased time in prayer
63% increased time in adoration
62% increased use of penance
60% increased more frequent attendance at mast
53% increased involvement in parish life

STEM Educational goals for Students


 

 

 

 

 


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