Monthly Archives: September 2015

Message from your Chaplain


Dear Brother Knights,

With teachers and students returning to school and the celebration of Labour Day, parish life resumes and programs and organizations begin again.

This is also the case with the Knights of Columbus.

One of the charisms of the Knights that has impressed me, particularly with this Council, is the brotherhood or fraternity that you show. This was demonstrated recently on two occasions for which I am grateful. The first incident involved the break in at St. Anthony’s Church. The Knights rallied with the committee that takes care of the Church, to have the Church ready for the scheduled annual mass. You did such a great job. The second incident involves the prayer service for George Heisz on the day before his funeral. You came out in such great numbers to show your support for a fellow Knight. I was really impressed. Thank you again. I also want to thank you for the reception that you provided after the mass at St. Anthony’s. I know that it was much appreciated.

With this organization beginning again, it is a good time to approach men who may not be Knights and ask them to join our organization. Nothing ventured nothing gained. Our actions usually speak louder than words, and in recent events, I’m sure you have attracted some men to the Knights of Columbus because of your witness to the faith and to the Order. They may not know how to go about joining

I want to thank you for all that you do for our Church and community. See you at the next meeting.


Father Bester

Grand Knight’s Message


Dear Brother Knights:

As everyone knows the 1st Principle of our order is Charity. Charity is not only monetary although this is what I am addressing in this month’s bulletin.

Recently St. Vincent De Paul has increased what they are providing to those requiring assistance.

In addition to Food, on a rotating as needed bases, dish detergent, toiletries, socks and mitts, and paper products have been added. Of course this requires additional revenue. Our council has always supported them.

For this reason at our August Council Meeting we approved donating the profits from our Boston Pizza Fundraiser on October 19, 2015 to St. Vincent De Paul.

Boston Pizza has provided us with 120 tickets. Tickets are $ 20 each with our council receiving ½ of the ticket value.

Let’s make this a special “Knight” by selling out. Bring family & friends.

Several brothers have tickets including Mike Lobsinger, Jim Gaylor and myself.

We are now on Facebook thanks to Br. Mike Mooney (reference below). Events such as The Boston Pizza will be posted there along with other council information.

John J. Price

Grand Knight

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. Louis Feryn, and Dave Murtha

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

St. Anthony Mass

Two weeks prior to the scheduled annual mass at the St. Anthony mission church, vandals smashed the door, entered and broke windows and damaged the altar. Thanks to many brother Knights and others who worked on repair and clean up, the church was ready and very presentable for mass on September 13, celebrated by pastor Father Bester. Thank you also to the brother Knights who served refreshments afterwards.

Charities Lottery


Operating for over 40 years, the Ontario Knights of Columbus Charity Raffle or as it is now known the “Charities Lottery”, has been supporting the Arthritis Society, helping to fund research to cure this horrible and debilitating condition. This past year’s lottery also supported Special Olympics Ontario to help promote a healthy and active lifestyle through sport to improve the wellbeing of individuals with an intellectual disability.

Our support exemplifies our commitment to the dignity of every person and our dedication to assisting with our neighbour’s needs, whatever they may be. In a few months we will again be asking for your help to sell/buy Charity Lottery tickets. Brother Jim is already making plans to sell more tickets this year.

Coming Events


Monday October 5 FIRST DEGREE 7:00 P.M. Council meeting 7:45 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

Friday November 13 Euchre party $16 per person, beef dinner

Sunday November 29, Christmas party at Rotary Complex

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. skating; 1-4 p.m. Tim Taylor Lounge