Essay Contest 2016

Attention writers! The Knights of Columbus Essay Contest is open to all Catholic students — in public, private or parochial schools — in grades 10, 11 and 12 during the current (2016-17) school year.

The theme of the essay contest is “The Importance of Religious Freedom.” The contest opens the doors of young minds, enabling the entrants to be creative, thoughtful and introspective in their work.


A $100 cash prize will be awarded to the first place winner in each grade level.  Winning essays will be passed on for additional competition at the district, state and international levels.


Essays must reflect the assigned theme and topic (“The Importance of Religious Freedom.”), and be submitted by February 12, 2017.

Essays must be the student’s original work.

Essays must be typed on 8 1/2” X 11” paper, one sided, double spaced, with one-inch margins.

Essays must be between 500 and 750 words long.

The student’s name should appear only on the official Knights of Columbus Essay Contest entry form which should be included with the essay.

All entries become the property of the Knights of Columbus and will not be returned.

Entries may be submitted electronically here or mailed to Essay Contest, 1114 W. American Blvd., Bloomington MN 55420.


Essays will be judged on a 100-point scoring system:
35 points: Content? How clearly is the theme presented?
30 points: Grammar? How well is the essay written with respect to sentence
structure, paragraph construction and spelling?
35 points: Style? Does the essay show creativity, imagination and development
of the topic in a compelling style?

St Edward and Pancake Breakfast Jan 15th

The Round Table at St Edward will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday January 15, 2017 at the Bloomington Event Center (Knights of Columbus Hall).

The event this year will benefit the construction of the “Alcove to Mary” in the chapel. Specifically the proceeds will be used to purchase a statue of our Blessed Mother.The goal is to acquire a beautiful artifact.

Gather your family and friends and join us.


Serving From 8:00 Am- 12:30 PM


Tickets are:         Adults  $7.00      Children:$3.00  ages 6-12              Free Children under 6

4th Degree Honor Guard Busy








Your 4th Degree Honor Guard has been busy.  Ask one of these guys about joining The Knights

A. November 4th Memorial Mass, Marian Council, Bloomington2016-memmass-hg














James Breitfeller
Steve Halpin
Orv. Fillbrandt
Pat Nelson
Leo Fair
Bob Doll
Ted Patrini

B. November 5th Memorial Mass, All Saints Parish, Lakeville Council (with St. Mother Theresa Assembly)
Tom Mantel
Bob Doll
Pat Nelson

C, November 6th Memorial Mass, St. Peter’s Parish, Richfield
Leo Fair  Manuel Leon   Joe Novak   Pat Rickert   Jim Breitfeller