Category Archives: June

Coming Events


Sunday July 3 Parish cluster swim (Lions pool 4-5 pm. ) and BBQ to follow  at St. Joseph’s Hall by Knights


Monday July 11, Knights Inc 7:00 pm, Council exec 7:45 pm.

Friday July 29 , Closing BBQ for Bible Camp, cooking by Knights

Tuesday August 2, 7:30 pm Council meeting

Monday August 8, Knights Inc. 7:00 pm, Council exec 7:45 pm.

Faithful Navigator’s Message


As I put together my last bulletin as your Faithful Navigator I find that I have so much to say, but not enough words to say it all. Jean and I would like to thank all of you for your support during the last two years as we had the honour of performing our duties. I know I could not have completed this task without Jean’s help and without the help of my Brother Knights. I’m sure Jean feels the same gratitude towards many of ladies.

I look forward to the next two years as Jack and Mary Lou take over the helm. I know that all of us will give them the same encouragement and support that you’ve given Jean and I.


SK Jeff and Jean Smith

2016-2017 Assembly Executive

We have our Executive positions filled for next year’s Assembly.

Faithful Navigator Jack Palleschi

Faithful Comptroller Adam Gulikers

Faithful Captain Howard Culligan

Faithful Admiral Jeff Smith

Faithful Purser Larry McCabe

Faithful Pilot Fred Dubrick

Faithful Scribe Harry Visser

Inner Sentinel Franz Ebner

Outer Sentinel Dave Franks

One Year Trustee Ken Gaffney

Two Year Trustee Dave Flegg

Three Year Trustee John Price

I have submitted these names to Supreme. Congratulations and Thanks to the new Executive team.

Message from your Chaplain


Dear Brother Knights,

By the time you receive this bulletin, we will be approaching the great feast of Pentecost.  This will end the season of Easter in the Church.  On Pentecost, we will celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation in our cluster at 2:00 p.m.  on May 15.  I want to thank you for the honour guard that you will supply at this celebration.

I also want to thank you for all that you did for Deacon Mark Stagg and his family at the time of his death and funeral.  I know that arranging your involvement at the visitation took a lot of time on your part.  I also want to thank you for the honour guard that you provided at his funeral mass.  Both added dignity to the occasion.

Thank you also for supporting the Pro-Life Movement with Rose Sunday on Mother’s Day.  This is a demonstrative way of showing that we are against abortion.  Keep up the good work.

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, I hope that you are able to take advantage of this and get some rest.

Thank you again

Your Chaplain

Fr. Dick Bester

Grand Knight’s Message


Dear Brother Knights & Ladies:

As I am writing this message we just celebrated Christ’s Ascension into Heaven, after completing his father’s will to save mankind by his death & resurrection.

We also celebrated Mother’s Day. On behalf of all our “Brothers” I want to thank all the Mothers who work tirelessly for our families. In conjunction with this, we held our Right to Life Drive. Thanks to the brothers that manned the “Rose Sunday Boxes” at the church doors. All proceeds are given to Stratford Right to Life.

I also want to again thank the Brothers that worked hard to make our Past Grand Knight’s Dinner & St. Joseph’s Restoration Fund a success.

Our Lord called his faithful servant Deacon Mark Stagg home. The work he did for our community, when his health permitted, was ever so much appreciated. Other Brothers also lost loved ones. Know that our thoughts and prayers are for you & your family at this most stressful time.

For Brothers and family members with health issues we offer daily prayers that you find solace and comfort through our lord.

Grand Knight

John J. Price

Sick and Shut-ins


Our prayers are requested for the following Knights who are either sick or shut in:

Brothers Gary Birmingham, Clarence White, Father Richard Tremblay, Harry Thomas, Eugene Hagen, Al Grant, Marco Eusebi, Ron Bourque, Frank Flood, and Bob Skinner.

Also for Theresa Kelly, Debbie Mahood, Fran Culliton, Shirley Reeve, Anne Ryan-Murphy, Henrika Van Beek, Abigail Gregory-Mooney, Betty Dubrick and Lorraine Minten.

In Memoriam


Please remember in your prayers the repose of the souls of Brother Deacon Mark Stagg, Brother Dave Murtha, PGK Listowel Council, Brother Andy Veldman, past member of Council 1431, Mildred Rose, mother-in-law of Brother Gerry Culligan, Sonia Pacia, sister-in-law of Brother Julio Pacia, Jane M’Larkey wife of Brother Joe M’Larkey, Sharon Shamblaw, daughter of deceased Brother Eugene Whaling and Agnes DeDecker, sister of Brother John Saman , and their families.