Monthly Archives: August 2016

Message from your Chaplain


Dear Bother Knights,

By the time you receive this bulletin, we will be in the month of August. I hope that your summer is going well and you are getting some rest, and enjoying the hot hazy days.

I want to thank you for all that you have done for the cluster and the community since the last bulletin. I specifically thank you for barbequing for the parish picnic which was a great success.

I also thank you for barbequing at the Faith Alive Bible Camp, and also for your generous contribution in support of the camp. There were 140 people took part in the camp with over 70 of them being campers. This is a big event in our cluster and we need the support of groups like yourselves to hold it. Thank you.

It is too early to talk about beginning in the fall again, but I ask that you help recruit men to this organization. Please enjoy the rest of the summer

Thank you for all that you do in the cluster and wider community.

Your Chaplain

Fr. Dick Bester

Grand Knight’s Message


Dear Brother Knights & Ladies:

What can I say, our summer has gone by so quickly. Thanks to all the brothers who participated in our activities over the summer; The Community Meal in June chaired by Jim Kelly, Barbequing for the Parish Swim/Picnic, and the closing of The Bible Camp. Barbequing for these events was easier using the BBQ lent from St. Mike’s high school, much appreciated. We also provided some pallbearers for a deceased parishioner’s mass of resurrection.

As mentioned on previous occasions it’s the same few brothers who organize & work at our various council events. These brothers need your help. Don’t wait to be approached, volunteer for one of our many activities. If you are approached consider this as an opportunity to get involved, the reason you joined the Knight’s. If other commitments prevent you from a requested activity say not now but I can help out at other functions. Our weekly Thursday Breakfasts are back starting Sept 8th 8:30AM at Immaculate Conception Church. Talk to your group at morning coffee about coming out to support this event.

In September we will look at making our final payment towards our $50,000 pledge to St. Joseph’s Restoration Fund. We have been approached to make a pledge towards the cost of a window restoration. Before we commit we need ideas on how we can fund this project. We can do another Walk-A-Thon but that will only get us part way. Need some new ideas. Would you be willing to be on a committee? I know this GK message brings up the same old things, but stop and think why you are a Brother Knight. Also try to come out to our monthly council meetings, meet some of your fellow Knight’s.

Your Grand Knight

John J. Price

In Memoriam


Please remember in your prayers the repose of the souls of Brothers John Meagher, Brother Clarence White, uncle of Brother Pat White, Roger Le Gros, father of Brother Ray Le Gros, and Annie Van Raay, mother of Brother don Van Raay 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, Father Richard Tremblay, Harry Thomas, Eugene Hagen, Al Grant, Marco Eusebi, Ron Bourque, Frank Flood, Bob Skinner and Dave Franks.

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

New Insurance Rep


To members of Council 1431

I have been recently assigned as your Field Agent from the Knights of Columbus, representing your Council. I have held this position for over 7.5 years with the Knights and over 20 years in the industry. I am in the process of meeting with all the members of your Council as directed by Supreme Office. I will be contacting you in the near future to set up an appointment to discuss the Fraternal Benefits provided by the Knights of Columbus, just for being a member. This will also provide an opportunity for us to complete your Confidential Family Service Record through a Forecaster Program. This service is complimentary to all members of the Order.

Your courtesy as a Brother Knight in meeting with me is greatly appreciated.

Looking forward to meeting with you.

Sincerely and fraternally,

Jay Nelligan MDRT FIC

Field Agent


Breakfast at Immac’s


Every Thursday

8:30-9:00 am.

Begins Sept. 8


Brothers, the best breakfast in Stratford will once again be served at Immac’s beginning on Thursday September 8. Brother Franz Ebner is at Immac’s before 7:00 am. each week to begin set up. Thank you to Franz for the conscientious effort you put into this event. A profit of $2,050 was reported for the past year.

What Did We Do This Summer ?


Hired Help’ for Parish Cluster Swim and Picnic


Community Meal

On June 16, Brother Jim Kelly led our cooking and serving crew to deliver the second of our Community Meals to about 70 people. Thanks to Fred Dubrick Ken Gaffney, Tom Gould, Allan Grapes, Joe Lorentz, Joe Lynett, Larry McCabe, Jim Miron, Lorne Twamley, Bernie Van Herk, Tony Vigar, and Harry Visser



Thanks to Council 1431 for covering the cost of food for two of the community meals this year.

BBQ for Faith Alive Camp


The usual ‘suspects’ doing the BBQing with some help from a couple of unnamed ‘tasters’ who came by to make certain the food was safe for the campers to ingest.

State Charity


Two winners from Council 1431 sales this year. While there were fewer winners than in the past two years, we hope to receive a boost to our charitable funds from the great effort members made this year to sell tickets.

Winner Ticket no. Prize Seller

Brian Crowley 28667 $100 gift card Brian Crowley

Rose Moser 222530 $200 gift card Mall

Coming Events


Thursday Aug. 18, Men’s Steak Night, Kinkora Community Centre $25

Tuesday Sept. 6, Council meeting 7:30 pm

Thursday Sept. 8, Shriner’s Corn roast, our Hall, 6:00 pm

Sunday Sept. 11 St. Anthony’s Mass 2:00 pm

Monday Sept. 12 Knights Inc 7:00 pm; Knights exec. 7:45 pm

Sunday Sept. 25 CWL brunch , at Immac’s after 12:00 pm mass

Faithful Navigator’s Message

Sir Knights & Ladies

The summer is floating by and I hope you are still enjoying it. Mary Lou and myself have been busy with family and friends while enjoying the summer.

A thank you to Jeff for the great effort he put in the last two years. Also to Jean his right hand.

Looking forward to another faithful and successful year.

To the new executive thank you for accepting your roles and I look forward to any advice that you may have.

We will have an Executive only meeting on Monday August 29, 2016 at 8PM at the Knight’s Hall to review our current status.

Fraternally Yours

Jack Palleschi

Faithful Navigator