You can pick up an order form for our Christmas Ham Fundraiser from here
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, and Dave Franks.
Also for Theresa Kelly, Debbie Mahood, Fran Culliton, Shirley Reeve, Anne Ryan-Murphy, Henrika Van Beek, Abigail Gregory-Mooney, Betty Dubrick, Joan Shantz and Lorraine Minten.
October 19 Team 2
October 26 Team 3
November 2 Team 4
November 9 Team 1
November 16 Team 2
November 23 Team 3
November 30 Team 4
December 7 Team 1
December 14 Team 2
December 21 Team 3
December 28 Team 4
Ostomy Association $1,000
Pot of Gold 50/50 winner, $30, Frank Nyenhuis
Attendance prize, $78, Rudy Koert (absent). Names continued to be
drawn until a winner was present; that would be John Walsh.
Attendance prize now discontinued as explained later in this bulletin.
The CWL brunch on Sunday October 2 was a success.
Thank you to the brother Knights who help prepare and serve: Tom Gould, Harry Visser, Frank Nyenhuis, Ken Gaffney, Ron Lacey, Larry McCabe, John Price. Joe Lorentz and Tony Vigar.
Dues have been unchanged for 12 years. A modest increase will come into effect January 1, 2017. Dues will be $45. Anyone who has paid or does pay by the end of December this year can still pay the $42 rate
Reminder: COST OF A HALL RENTAL IS NOW $140.
Bookings that have already been made will honor the old price of $125.
Council web page: kofc1431.ca
BROTHERS, at the October 3 Council meeting the membership agreed to make another pledge to the St Joseph’s restoration project. This pledge hinges on us being able to present to Council a plan for raising the money that we will pledge. I was then asked to formulate a plan. To that end, I am asking any Brother who might have any ideas on how we can raise money or wishes to sit on a committee to contact Tony Vigar at 271-0797
Brother Tony Vigar
Council meetings can sometimes be a bit slow and uneventful. The executive would like to speed things up and have more time for fellowship and socializing. To that end, the reading of the minutes has been cut out of the meeting. Minutes are now emailed to members and hard copies are available at the meeting. Aside from the ‘Lorentz luncheon special of the month’ there will be the ‘Lobsinger Event of the month’ at which big-time money prizes can be won. Prize money will be provided from the now eliminated ‘Attendance Prize’.
Also note the new starting time for Council Meetings 7:00 P.M.
This past summer I had the privilege of travelling with a group of just over 50 pilgrims, from our diocese, to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. .
I would like to share with you a portion of Pope Francis’ message to us, during the Saturday evening vigil. Reflecting on the attitude of the Apostles at Pentecost, our Holy Father warned us of different paralyses in the lives of young people today. The first being fear in general, and the second being a confusion of happiness with comfort. Here are his exact words: Here are his exact words:
“But in life there is another, even more dangerous, kind of paralysis. It is not easy to put our finger on it. I like to describe it as the paralysis that comes from confusing happiness with a sofa. In other words, to think that in order to be happy all we need is a good sofa. A sofa that makes us feel comfortable, calm, safe. A sofa like one of those we have nowadays with a built-in massage unit to put us to sleep. A sofa that promises us hours of comfort so we can escape to the world of videogames and spend all kinds of time in front of a computer screen. A sofa that keeps us safe from any kind of pain and fear. A sofa that allows us to stay home without needing to work at, or worry about, anything. “Sofa-happiness”! That is probably the most harmful and insidious form of paralysis, which can cause the greatest harm to young people. And why does this happen Father? Because, little by little, without even realizing it, we start to nod off, to grow drowsy and dull.”
Vocations of all kinds can only flourish with an openness to sacrificial love, which is not always comfortable but always grace-filled and leads to a deeper form of happiness in life.
With my prayers,
Fr. Patrick Bénéteau
Director of Vocations & Seminarians
Diocese of London