Monthly Archives: August 2015

Message from your Chaplain


Dear Brother Knights,

As summer continues, I hope all of you are enjoying a slower pace, and that you have had holidays or will be getting some.

I want to thank you for all the help that you have given over the summer. You helped with the barbeque for the parish picnic and swim which was a real success. You provided monetary support to the Bible Camp and again barbequed at the closing at the end of July. Again, I thank you for organizing the reception that will take place on September 13 following our annual mass at 2:00p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church. I want you to know how much this is appreciated, and I thank you sincerely for all that you do in helping our cluster run so smoothly.

As the summer continues, and we begin to think of fall and all the activities beginning, this would be a good time to approach men who are not Knights and invite them to seriously consider joining the Knights for the brotherhood that this organization provides, and the spiritual reinforcement it also affords.

Continue to enjoy the summer.

Your Chaplain,

Father Bester

Grand Knight’s Message


Dear Brother Knights

I am sure everyone has noticed that the daylight in getting shorter. With this comes start of school and our fraternal year gets into full swing. I urge you to become involved in our council activities. If you can no longer help out with fundraising activities you can still be involved by attending council meetings or coming out to other events like our Thursday morning breakfasts. Those who do attend enjoy the comradery.

Our walk -a- thon that was held on June 13th was again successful. We will be presenting a cheque to St. Joseph’s Restoration fund in the amount of $ 10, 887.89. Brothers we are getting close to our $50,000 pledge, less than $ 5000.00 to go.

A decision has been made to discontinue our Share the Wealth monthly draw fundraiser. The main reason is profits have dwindled to the point that we may not sell sufficient tickets to cover the expense of the fundraiser. That being said it will be $2,500 which is not available to give out to our local charities. I urge you to come up with ideas to replace this revenue.

There are two events coming up in September.

On Thursday September 10th there will be a Corn Roast & Hot Dogs at our hall. This is a night of fellowship put on by the Shriners. Last year’s event was well attended.

Our annual St. Anthony’s Mass that the Knight’s provide refreshments following the mass, will be held sunshine or rain on Sunday September 13th. If you have not been to this mission church I urge you to attend.

Grand Knight

John J. Price

In Memoriam


Our prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of Margaret MacCallum, sister of Br. Ken Gaffney, Marie Reynolds, sister of Br. John Price, and John Stock, brother of Br. Leo Stock, Joseph Willemsen, brother of Brother Matt Willemsen, Br. Peter Klomp, Marlene McInnes, wife of Br. Bob McInnes, Moses Power, brother-in-law of Br. Gerry Mezenberg and Ethel Klea, wife of deceased Br. Dalton Klea and for their families.

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, Dan Eybergen, Harry Thomas, Eugene Hagen, Ernie Walsh, Al Grant, Marco Eusebi, Adrian Theijsmeijer, James Shular. Bob Skinner, and Dave Murtha

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

Bingo Schedule


August 12 Team 2

August 19 Team 3

August 26 Team 4

September 2 Team 1

September 9 Team 2

September 16 Team 3

September 23 Team 4

September 30 Team 1

October 7 Team 2

October 14 Team 3

October 21 Team 4

October 28 Team 1

Thank You to Members


Walk-a- Thon: Joe Lorentz, Ken Gaffney, Tony Vigar, Dave Franks, John Saman, Harry Visser, John Walsh, Fred Dubrick, Mike Mooney, John Price, Mike Lobsinger, Shawn Raiman, Franz Ebner, Dave Wilby.

Bible Camp BBQ: Phil Psutka, Dave Franks, Franz Ebner, Ken Gaffney, John Price

Parish Picnic & BBQ: Harry Visser, Phil Psutka, Franz Ebner, Dave Franks, Ken Gaffney, Bernie Van Herk, Mike Mooney, Frank Nyenhuis, Dave Wilby, Jack Palleschi, John Walsh, Don Van Raay, John Price, Larry McCabe, Jim Kelly, Alan Grapes

Community Kitchen: Fred Dubrick, Dave Franks, Ken Gaffney, Tom Gould, Alan Grapes, Joe Lorentz, Larry McCabe, Jim Miron, Shawn Raiman, Lorne Twamley, Bernie Van Herk, Tony Vigar, Jim Kelly

State Charity Tickets Winners sold by Council 1431







Ron Canning



Panasonic Bluray Player

Scott Moorefield

Patricia Bakker



Garmin Vivofit

Bernie Van Herk

Tony Vigar



Monster Superstar Wireless Speaker

Tony Vigar

Paula Bentley



$100 Cash Card

Greg Bentley

Austen Overden



Acer 10.1 Switch 10 Windows Tablet


Henry Sterkenburg


St Marys.

$100 Cash Card

Henry Sterkenburg

Coming Events


Tuesday September 8 Council meeting 7:30 p.m.
Thursday September 10 Shriner’s BBQ 6:00 p.m. our hall
Sunday September 13 St. Anthony’s Mass 2:00 p.m.
Monday September 14 Knights Inc 7:00 p.m. Council Exec 7:45
Monday October 5 Council meeting 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday October 13 Knights Inc 7:00 p.m. Council Exec 7:45
Monday Oct 19 Boston Pizza night, proceeds to Society of St. Vincent de Paul

4th Degree Upcoming Events

September 20, 2015

Installation of Officers (St. Thomas)

September 27, 2015 5th Ontario District Meeting (Chatham)
September 28, 2015 Dinner Meeting
October 26, 2015 Dinner Meeting
November TBA Communion Breakfast
November 23, 2015 Business Meeting only
December 11, 2015 Proposed Christmas party date (No business meeting in December)
January 25, 2016 Dinner Meeting
February 22, 2016 Dinner Meeting
March TBA

Communion Breakfast

No meeting: Easter is March 27

April 25, 2015 Dinner Meeting
May 24, 2015 Dinner Meeting (Note: this is a Tuesday)
June 27, 2015 BBQ Social