Monthly Archives: February 2016

Message from your Chaplain


Dear Brother Knights,

By the time that you receive this message, we will be in the season of Lent. Lent is that period in our Church year when we prepare for the greatest feast day of Easter. The preferred penances of the Church are prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

Through this season, we will all be doing some penance as hatred against sin. We have Lenten material that you can pick up at the Churches to help us in our prayer and meditations. I want to thank you for taking one of the evenings for the Stations of the Cross. This particular devotion has helped generations of people as they try to carry their own crosses. We also have adult faith formation being offered. Perhaps you could join in. They are all listed in the bulletin.

As this is the year of mercy, it might be a good idea to meditate and work at the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.

Thank you again for all that you do for the Church and the wider community, you and your work are much appreciated. Have a blessed Lent.

Your Chaplain,

Fr. Dick Bester

Grand Knight’s Message


Dear Brother Knights & Ladies:

We are now into the Lenten season, a time for us to prepare for Christ’s Death & Resurrection. Our Cluster has provided material and programs to assist us in our preparation.

One of the programs is The Stations of The Cross held on Friday evenings at 7 PM. The Knights of Columbus will lead The Stations of The Cross on Friday Feb 26th at Immaculate Conception Church. I urge you to attend.

On another note we are in the process of ordering Sport Shirts. They are short sleeve with the Knight’s Emblem embroidered and available with or without a pocket. There is more information in this bulletin. Sample shirts are available to determine the correct size. I urge you to consider getting one of these shirts. When we are working at a fund raising events it helps promote our organization.

As most of you know we have four Bingo Teams that work at our weekly Bingo. Some Brothers can no longer work due to health reasons. We need some brothers to become involved. If you can come out once every four weeks let me know.

We are also going to be having a 1st Degree. We need new members. Approach family and friends and urge them to consider joining The Knights.

Your 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, Ernie Walsh, Al Grant, Marco Eusebi, Adrian Theijsmeijer, Ron Bourque, 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 .

Thank you


At St. Joseph’s hall on January 21, Brothers Tony Vigar, Fred Dubrick, Jim Kelly, Jim Miron, Ken Gaffney, Tom Gould, Frank Nyenhuis, Alan Grapes, Larry McCabe, Shawn Raiman, Lorne Twamley, Bernie Van Herk, and Lorne Johnston prepared and served a community meal to over 80 people. This meal is part of the city Community Meal program. A second Community Meal will be served by our Council on Thursday June 16.

Appreciation Dinner


A turkey and ham appreciation dinner was prepared and served by Council chefs on January 31. This is a semi-annual event that is organized to foster brotherhood among members and their families and thank people for supporting the work of the Council. 54 people enjoyed a fine meal and good fellowship.

Bingo Schedule


February 17 Team 4

February 24 Team 1

March 2 Team 2

March 9 Team 3

March 16 Team 4

March 23 Team 1

March 30 Team 2

April 6 Team 3


New recruits are needed to work bingos. This involves 2 ½ hrs once a month to help with an important fundraiser that is a major source for our charitable donations. Call Tony Vigor and volunteer. (519) 271-0797

Charity Lottery Tickets


Thank you to sellers at the mall the week of February 8: Gerry Culligan, Bernie Van Herk, Jim Hurley, John Saman, Mike Dunn, Jim Miron, Dave Nickel, Bill Mullin, Paul Zybura, Henry & Mary Sterkenburg, Dave & Joan Franks, Tom & Louise Gould, Jim & Elvira Gaylor, Frank & Catherine Flood, Mike & Patty O’Donovan, Frank & Mary Nyenhuis, Jane Larkworthy, Harry Visser, Edgar Chaput, Fred Dubrick, Larry McCabe.