Email Request

Brother Knights,

I've set up an email account for our council. Please send an email to the below email address so I can add it to the contacts list. In the future we can use this to send a broadcast email to all our brothers.


Thanks in advance. I'm working to improve the look and feel of out web site to make it a useful tool for not only us, but all our parish.


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Jim Mitchell

Brother Knights, I need your email address. Please send me an email to the address below.


Knights of Columbus members, please email your pictures and news items to Jim Mitchell

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Knights of Columbus Menu Selections


Knights of Columbus •  Larned, KS


                                                            Menu Selections 


      • 10 oz. Bacon Wrapped Filet               $22.00      

      • 8 oz. Bacon Wrapped Filet                  $20.00

      • 6 oz. Bacon Wrapped Filet                  $18.00

        Baked, Mashed or Scalloped Potatoes

        Green Beans

        Cole Slaw or Tossed Salad

        French Bread


        Coffee, Tea & Water 



    • Roast Beef                                $14.00  

      Baked, Mashed or Scalloped Potatoes

      Green Beans

      Cole Slaw or Tossed Salad

      French Bread


      Coffee, Tea & Water


  • BBQ Whole Hog                              $14.00

    Potato Salad

    Baked Beans

    Cole Slaw or Tossed Salad

    French Bread


    Coffee, Tea & Water 



  • Hamburger Meal                     $11.00

    French Fries or Potato Salad

          Baked Beans

          Coffee, Tea & Water


  • Brisket                                                             $12.00

    Baked, Mashed or Scalloped Potatoes

    Green Beans

    Cole Slaw or Tossed Salad

    French Bread


    Coffee, Tea & Water 



  • Smothered Steak             $13.00

    Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy

    Green Beans

    Cole Slaw or Tossed Salad

    French Bread


    Coffee, Tea & Water 



  • Pulled Pork                          $12.00

    Baked, Mashed, Scalloped Potatoes or Potato Salad

    Baked Beans

    Cole Slaw or Tossed Salad

    French Bread, 


    Coffee, Tea & Water 



  • Sloppy Joe Meal              $11.00

    French Fries or Potato Salad

    Baked Beans

    Coffee, Tea & Water


    Beer          $2.00

    Setup        $1.00

    Water         $  .75



    Prices subject to change


Knights of Columbus

The Larned Council # 3273 was chartered November 9, 1949, and is now in its 62nd year. As a council, we participate in many events. In January, we support pro-life with our annual baby shower in the back of the church. Each year we hold a free-throw basketball tournament. The first Thursday of every February is our annual Pancake and Sausage Supper, which is our biggest fundraiser. During Advent, we have several fish fries and help with extra church events. We give candy and gifts to children for Easter. Throughout May and October, we do the Rosary at church on Saturday nights. Also in October we have our Tootsie Roll drive for people with intellectual disabilities which helps with the Special Olympics in March. Each year, we adopt a seminarian, as well as help with PSR through donations and the use of our building. Throughout the year, we serve meals for events such as class reunions and weddings, help usher at funerals, and donate to persons (Catholic or non-Catholic) who have had a disaster.

Altar Society Standing Rules & Bylaws







1. Dishes, silverware, electric roasters, coffee pots, tables, or table cloths of the Altar Society are not to be loaned out; except to the Knights of Columbus for Club functions.

2. The family of the deceased will be contacted by the Pastor and/or the Parish Secretary regarding the funeral dinner. If the immediate family of the deceased so desires, the Altar Society will serve the funeral dinner in their home or at a place provided by the family; otherwise it will be served at the Knights of Columbus Hall or Sacred Heart School Auditorium. The menu is at the discretion of the Altar Society, unless the family has a specific request. The family will be asked to pay for the meat, and the other food will be donated by individuals on the committee helping with the dinner.

3. When the funeral of a member of the parish or spouse of the member is held elsewhere, and the dinner is not provided by the Altar Society, a donation of $30 will be sent to the church where the dinner is held to help defray the cost of the meal.

4. At the family’s request, Altar Society will lead a Rosary after the Parish Wake service for a deceased member.

5. Rosary is to be recited on all Sunday mornings, beginning approximately 25 minutes before Mass.

6. Senior Citizen Month will be observed annually with a project by the Altar Society.

7. A Mass shall be offered for each member of the Altar Society following her death. Also, a Mass shall be offered monthly for the intentions of Altar Society members. The stipends for these Masses shall be paid from the treasury of the Society.

8. The Standing Rules may be amended at a meeting of the membership by a majority of those members present.

9. A copy of current Standing Rules and Bylaws of Sacred Heart Altar Society will be kept at the Parish Office, and be available upon request.

Approved: June 16, 2013




Article I-Name

Article II-Patroness

The patroness of the Altar Society shall be the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of her presentation in the Temple. (Feast, November 21)

Article III-Purpose

Our purpose is to promote true Christian Charity, the love of God and our neighbor, and Christian family life. We also take care of the immediate needs of the altar, supply the needs of the sacristy, and render assistance when necessary.

Article IV-Membership

Section 1. All women of the parish, 18 years or older are members.

Section 2. The membership may be divided into Committees for particular activities.

Section 3. Honorary Members - a. A member may be eligible for honorary status if they become incapacitated due to health or age. b. Request for honorary membership should be directed to a member of the Executive Committee or to the Pastor. c. Honorary members shall be excused from committee responsibilities.

Section 4. The Pastor is an ex-officio member. He shall serve as the Spiritual Director.

Article V-Officers

The officers shall be (1) President, (2) Secretary and (3) Treasurer. The officers and committee co-chairmen shall constitute the Executive Committee.

Article VI-Duties of Officers

The president shall preside at all meetings, shall see that the rules and regulations of the Society are carried out. She shall appoint necessary committees and shall fulfill such other duties as commonly pertain to the office of president. She will be responsible for orientation of committee co-chairmen.

The secretary shall keep a correct record of attendance and the proceedings of all meetings; as well as all other records of the Society. She shall provide a report of regular meetings for the Parish Newsletter, and post a copy of the minutes on Parish website. She shall also attend to the correspondence of the Society, and do such other works as usually pertain to the office.

The treasurer shall receive all income of the Society. All money received in any way by the Altar Society is the property of the Society. She shall make a report of all receipts and expenditures since the last meeting. She will prepare the budget for the membership’s review and approval.

Article VII

The Executive Committee shall meet at the discretion of the president or Pastor to conduct any necessary or extraordinary Altar Society business in between general meetings of the membership. A report of these meetings will be presented at the general membership meetings.

-Duties of the Executive Committee

Article VIII-Church Care and Provisions

The Altar Society, under the direction of the Pastor, shall look after the vestments, altar linens, and other furnishings. The Society shall also provide the hosts, wine, and votive candles.

Article IX-Election of Officers

The officers shall be elected annually at the last regular meeting of the year. The newly elected officers will assume their responsibilities January 1 of the following year. Officers may serve no more than six (6) consecutive terms.

Article X-Committees

There shall be such standing and special committees as are required to accomplish the purpose of this organization. Chairmen of these committees are appointed by the president.

Article XI-Duties of the Standing Committees

The general membership of the Altar Society is comprised of four groups. Their purpose is to carry out the work of the Altar Society, and to coordinate other functions as requested by the Pastor.

Article XII-Meetings

Regular meetings shall be held Quarterly.

Article XIII-Dues

The amount of dues shall be fixed by the Altar Society. For any proposed change, notice shall be published four successive weeks in the Church Bulletin prior to a meeting of the full membership.

Article XIV-Amendments

Approved: June 16, 2013

- The Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at a regular meeting provided the amendment has been approved by the Pastor. Amendments will take effect immediately upon approval.


This society shall be known as the Altar Society of Sacred Heart Church, Larned, Kansas.


Sister Rebecca Otter, Don Kazmaier, Kathy Kazmaier, David O'Gwin, Regis Lopata, Sharon Larsen

PSR Commission December 2016 Minutes



Members present:  Fr. Warren, Jim Mitchell, Ben Ramsey, Kristy Mull, Michelle Kelty, Krysten Watkins, Stacy Sanger

Jim opened the meeting with the committee prayer.

PSR update:  There will be no class January 2nd. Class will resume January 11th with the popcorn party.  Jim will get the popcorn popper from the K of C for the party.

Finances:  Ben gave the finance report from November.

CRE:  Fr. Warren gave an update on the CRE job description. Pastoral Council has approved the job description.  Advertising the position will begin immediately.  Places to advertise include the parish bulletin, newsletter, and website, and the diocese newsletter and website.  If there are no applicants, the committee may need to reconsider the salary.


PSR Commission June 29, 2016 Minutes





Members present:  Michelle Kelty, Ben Ramsey, Krysten Watkins, Kathy Hammeke, Stacy Sanger, Fr. Warren, Brenda Johnson 


Michelle opened the meeting with the committee prayer.  


Catechists:  Ben went over the catechist list.  Ben and Kristy have been calling potential catechists and have gotten several no's and maybe's.  They have also added more names to their list and ran the names by Fr. Warren for approval.  There were a couple people who agreed to be helpers but not catechists. Five vacancies remain. The catechists so far include:  


            Kindergarten: Judy Damm

            1st Grade:  Gretchen Whittington

            2nd Grade:  Krysten Watkins

            3rd Grade:

            4th Grade:

            5th Grade:  Kathy Hammeke

            6th Grade: 

            7th Grade:

            8th Grade:


            Highschool:  Michelle Kelty



Fr. Warren questioned whether it would be okay with parents to not have Kindergarten in the PSR this year due to a lack of catechists. Since the classes are mostly all too large to combine, the Kindergarten class is so small, and no important doctrines are introduced at this age, it may be an option to consider if worse comes to worse and we are short catechists.  Another option would be to combine 7th and 8th grades.  


DRE Report: Brenda discussed PSR enrollment.  A handout detailed enrollment for the past 5 years as well as projected enrollment for this year. Brenda also mentioned that for the 2012/13 and 2013/14 school years there was an outreach site for the Rozel/Burdett for 10-13 kids. Brenda is still working on typing a list of DRE duties/responsibilities. Brenda also handed out a flier on the Catechist Jubilee in Dodge City on Sunday, September 18th. 


Curriculum: A representative from Benziger will be coming on Thursday, July 7 at 6:30 to give a presentation on the Benziger curriculum.  The rep is aware that we haven't chosen a curriculum yet and that not many people are actually familiar with the books.  


Father was asked about PSR curricula at other small parishes he's served at.  Father explained that at his past parishes the PSR program didn't have a single curriculum series, instead the individual catechists chose their own materials. 


Stacy shared a syllabus from LaCrosse and gave a presentation on curricula from three different publishing companies we've been looking at: 


      1. Benziger:  The “Be My Disciples” series was described as overwhelming and hard to read by several people.  It seemed to be more directed towards a full time school situation rather than a once a week program. The “Blest Are We” series was directed more towards a parish PSR program.  There was more guidance for a 60 minute class.  There were lots of “fun” stories and “Jesus loves me” but it was difficult to find the basics of the Catholic faith, such as those laid out in the LaCrosse syllabus.

      2. Our Sunday Visitor: The “Alive in Christ” series laid out 60 minute lesson plans and gave step by step instructions for catechists. The themes of the unit were the same in each grade so there would be continuity through the program. OSV has catechist formation videos (8-13 minutes long) that could be used to help catechists. There were lots of pictures and worksheets, but that could distract the catechists from covering all the basics of the faith.

      3. Ignatius Press:  The “Faith and Life” series was not a “glamorous” as the other two series but it solves several problems.  It contains the basics of the faith, the textbooks are reusable, and the workbooks are simple, direct, and affordably priced. Each lesson was only 3-4 pages long, so it wouldn't be a whole class period of reading. The company is coming out with a specific Parish Catechist Manual to direct catechists in a 1 hour a week program. The catechist manual has specific ideas to use in the classroom, including where to go in reference materials such as the Bible and the Catechism, activities, and gives diagrams of how to use the chalkboard.  If a catechist had little time to prepare for class through the week, this manual would help the catechist open it up and teach the lesson in a pinch. This series was cheaper in price than all the rest.  Ignatius Press also had a reasonably priced adult formation series that would be great for continuing education for the catechists and the DRE. This company also has webinars on using the Faith and Life series.


        The committee will vote on a curriculum at the meeting the week after the Benziger presentation, which will be Wednesday, July 13th at 6:30 p.m.


PSR Commission Minutes June 8, 2016



 Members present:  Michelle Kelty, Krysten Watkins, Ben Ramsey

 Michelle opened the meeting with the committee prayer.

 Catechists:  Ben went over the list of proposed catechists. All but one name on the list from the last meeting was approved by Father. Ben and Kristy will call the people on the list to ask if they would be willing to be catechists or even a lesser role. The goal is to have catechists before the July 7 Benziger meeting.

 Curriculum:  The Benziger meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. The Benziger representative sent a form with questions to be filled out prior to the presentation. “Presentation Expectations or Desired Goals to Accomplish” were considered.  Ideas suggested include:

 How to use this series when the class period is one hour a week for a total of approximately 30 class sessions.

  • How to make sure all the basics of the Faith are covered.

  • What have other parishes found successful in using this series.

  • Tips for new catechists, who may not have any classroom experience, in using the series.

  • Does the series have any ways to get parents involved in the lessons?


    Meal/Snack:  Whether or not to keep the meal at PSR was discussed. Due to cost concerns, lack of parent involvement, and time considerations in organzing parent-donated meals, the members present voted to discontinue the meal. Michelle will email the remaining members to get their votes on this subject.


    There will be no meeting on June 23rd due to Totus Tuus. The next meeting is Wednesday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m.



PSR May 26, 2016 Minutes




THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016



Members present:  Jim Mitchell, Stacy Sanger, Kathy Hammeke, Kristy Mull, Krysten Watkins, Brenda Johnson


Jim opened the meeting with the committee prayer.


DRE Report:  Brenda reported on summer church camp next week for 5th and 6th grades.  There are 3 kids going. Brenda transports the kids to and from the camp in Scott City.  The camp costs $225 per kid and is paid for with Zak's cheese sales.  The total cost for the three kids was $675. The 7th and 8th grade camp is in two weeks.  There are 7 in this group going for a total cost of $1575.  This is the week before Totus Tuus.


Brenda gets a family roster from Pam and sends all PSR eligible children a letter before the PSR school year starts. Letters are usually sent the 1st of August. The letter could include requesting parents to volunteer to help out. There are usually 1-3 new families each year. Making a phone call after sending out this letter was suggested. Brenda will begin calling about a week after mailing the letter, around July 10th.  The PSR Committee can help with calling if needed.


Classrooms are being worked on to get them ready.  The numbers of students for each grade will determine where each grade's classroom will be. The younger grades will stay in the Parish Center.  Grades could be separated if there are enough teachers.  Two teachers in each room works well for discipline and substituting.


Fundraisers:  Kristy talked to Jim Froetschner at Carr Auction. The Sacred Heart Youth Group is on the schedule for the October consignment sale.  The date for this has not yet been set.  Also the Youth Group is signed up to sell pie at gun and antique shows.  In the past selling pie has netted approximately $700.


The champagne brunch was discussed. Due to the no alcohol policy at the Parish Center, the brunch would have to be at the Knights of Columbus Hall to keep the champagne. The KofC kitchen might work better for cooking anyway. Youth Group servers could dress nice in black pants and white shirts.  Another idea is to have a $50/ticket raffle to raffle off themed drawings in which the winner takes a whole group of themed items (themes could be BBQ, lake time, etc.).


Another fundraising idea is a “Half St. Paddy's Day” celebration with corned beef, reubens, etc.


Totus Tuus: Krysten gave the Totus Tuus report.  Tshirts are designed. The Totus Tuus Committee mailed out registration forms, tshirt forms, volunteer forms, and a brochure.  The forms are due next week on June 1. Ideas for host families and volunteers for evening meals were discussed. Kathy Hammeke volunteered to provide supper for the team on Monday. No meal would be needed on Thursday due to the team having a meal with the youth that evening. Brenda volunteered to provide hot dogs, buns, chips, and smores supplies for the youth fellowship get together at Camp Pawnee. Stacy and Michelle have roasting sticks. We will need to bring paper goods to Camp Pawnee to stock the restrooms.


Bylaws: The committee voted to accept the bylaws document.  Detailing a job description for the DRE is included in the committee duties. Jim will get a copy of the bylaws to the Pastoral Council for their approval.


Confirmation:  The committee voted in favor of moving the age of Confirmation from 8th grade to Sophomore year.


Curriculum:  Several members were assigned a portion of the curriculum to focus on. Kristy will work on the preschool childrens dismissal curriculum, Krysten will work on the First Communion/2nd grade curriculum, Michelle will work on the high school curriculum, and Stacy and Kathy will work on the K-8 curriculum. It was suggested that children's dismissal consist of age appropriate bible stories.  High school kids would continue with this ministry. Michelle can text the kids reminders when it is their turn to do this. Jim will contact Benziger and see if they could send a representative to go over materials, possibly on either July 7th or July 21st.


Catechists:  Names of people to ask to be PSR teachers were suggested. Kristy will run a list of names by Father. Kristy and Ben will contact these people to ask if they would be interested in being a catechist or other helper such as substitute, co-teacher, or room helper.


March for Life: Participating in the 2017 March for Life next January was discussed. Our diocese sends the groups to join the Wichita group.  Cost per person is approximately $400.


PSR Wednesday night meal:  Whether or not to continue the meal before PSR was brought up. Having a snack instead of a meal, having no meal at all, or having parents provide meals were options discussed. Due to concern over the expense, if the meal was continued it would need to be provided by parent volunteers or fundraisers. Having groups of parents provide the meal for PSR on a rotating schedule was suggested.