Monthly Archives: February 2016

Shrove Tuesday


A pre-lent dinner of pancakes, sausages, and beans were served to 125 adults and children at our hall on Shrove Tuesday. Thanks to Jim Miron and Joe Lorentz with helpers, Harry Visser, John Price, Shawn Raiman, Jim Gaylor, John Walsh, Fred Dubrick, Lorne Johnston, Jack Palleschi, Frans Ebner, Ron Marcy, Larry McCabe, Ken Gaffney, Tony Vigor, John Saman, and Dave Wilby.


Coming Events

Monday February 15, Boston Pizza Night $20 5:30-7:00 pm

Wednesday February 17 Alex Schandenberg speaks at

St. Joseph’s hall: Physician Assisted Death 7:00 pm

Friday February 26, Council leads Stations of Cross at Immac’s 7:00 pm.

Monday March 7, Council meeting 7:30 Tentatively, 1st degree at 7:00 pm

Friday March 11, Euchre Party and roast beef dinner, $16, 6:00 pm.

March 11 – 20 Charity Lottery ticket sales in Mall, volunteers needed

Monday March 14, Knight’s Inc 7:00 pm. Knight’s Exec. 7:45 pm.

Faithful Navigator’s Message


Well Winter seems to have come and gone faster than we expected. I say that there’s no more snow on the way because I finally got around to fixing my snowblower.

We have a dinner meeting on February 22nd. I hope to see everyone there.

There may be a bit of confusion in March, though. Thanks to Dave Frank’s tireless efforts, we once again have our March Communion Breakfast coming up, although it will take place on April 3rd (due to Easter and the Queen’s Inn’s availability). But then we have our regular Dinner Meeting on April 25th. So yes, there are two functions in April, after a bit of a quiet March.

We look forward to seeing everyone for the Communion Breakfast, as well as the Dinner Meeting.


SK Jeff Smith

Physician Assisted Death

John Price brought an issue to our attention regarding Physician Assisted Death, where not only is it possibly coming to our province, but also that the possibility of abuse if very real. To that end, there is a noted speaker from London who is willing to come to Stratford to speak on the dangers this situation brings.

For our part, Assembly 1866 will join with the Council to pay the costs of bringing this speaker in at a future date. Once the date has been confirmed I urge all members to try to attend.


Dean Wagner Assembly 100th Anniversary

The Dean Wagner Assembly invites you to their celebration of their 100th Anniversary as an assembly on April 30th. They will begin with a Mass at St. Alphonsus Parish (85 Park Street East, Windsor) at 5:00PM with cocktails and dinner to follow at St. Angela Merici Hall (750 Erie Street East, Windsor). Doors will open and cocktails will be served at 6:00PM, Opening Ceremonies will commence at 6:30PM and Dinner will begin at 7:00PM. The cost per ticket is $50.00 per person.


New Assembly in Strathroy

They have announced the formation of Father Tom Mooney Assembly 3601 in Strathroy.

The Charter Night will be on April 2, 2016, at All Saints Church in Strathroy. Day starts at 4:00 p.m. with Installation of Officers, followed by the presentation of the Charter by District Master Harding during the 5:00 Mass in the Church. After Mass, cocktails will be served at 6:00, followed by dinner at 6:30. Guest speaker is Rev. Fr. John Comiskey. Tickets are $30 and can be ordered by emailing S.K. Jim Devlin at, or by phone at 519-245-7715. Deadline for ordering tickets is March 19th.

We will be taking out a half page advertisement in their programme booklet.


Honour Guards

I received the following update from our District Master:

I have been approached a number of times these past few months with reference to 4th degree Colour Corps and Honour Guards.

Just for your information with respect to eligibility for the 4th degree Colour Corps and an Honour Guards at wakes or funerals, here are the current guidelines, as specified by our Vice Supreme Master:

An Honour Guard may be requested to attend and serve at the funeral of any K of C member regardless of his degree in the Order. If the request is made for a deceased immediate family member of a Knight in good standing, an Honour Guard can be authorized by the Faithful Navigator or District Master. For immediate family member which encompasses: wife, children, parents, aunt, uncle, grandchildren, son-in-law, daughter-in-law.

When a brother knight passes and cremation is the form of service, an Honour Guard may be present. We are there to honour our deceased brother with or without the presence of a physical body.

Coming Events

2016 Dates




February 19, 2016


Ken Gaffney and John Price

February 22, 2016

Dinner Meeting

March 18, 2016


Larry McCabe and Dave Flegg

April 2, 2016

Strathroy Assembly Charter Night

April 3, 2016

Communion Breakfast

There is no meeting in March

April 15, 2016


Jim Kelly and Harry Visser

April 25, 2016

Dinner Meeting

April 30, 2016

Dean Wagner Assembly 100th Anniversary

May 20, 2016


Hosts needed

May 24, 2016

Dinner Meeting

Note: this is a Tuesday

June 11, 2016


Assembly 2289 in Windsor

June 17, 2016


Hosts needed

June 27, 2016

BBQ Social