Category Archives: February

Faithful Navigator’s Message


Well Winter seems to have come and gone faster than we expected. I say that there’s no more snow on the way because I finally got around to fixing my snowblower.

We have a dinner meeting on February 22nd. I hope to see everyone there.

There may be a bit of confusion in March, though. Thanks to Dave Frank’s tireless efforts, we once again have our March Communion Breakfast coming up, although it will take place on April 3rd (due to Easter and the Queen’s Inn’s availability). But then we have our regular Dinner Meeting on April 25th. So yes, there are two functions in April, after a bit of a quiet March.

We look forward to seeing everyone for the Communion Breakfast, as well as the Dinner Meeting.


SK Jeff Smith

Physician Assisted Death

John Price brought an issue to our attention regarding Physician Assisted Death, where not only is it possibly coming to our province, but also that the possibility of abuse if very real. To that end, there is a noted speaker from London who is willing to come to Stratford to speak on the dangers this situation brings.

For our part, Assembly 1866 will join with the Council to pay the costs of bringing this speaker in at a future date. Once the date has been confirmed I urge all members to try to attend.


Dean Wagner Assembly 100th Anniversary

The Dean Wagner Assembly invites you to their celebration of their 100th Anniversary as an assembly on April 30th. They will begin with a Mass at St. Alphonsus Parish (85 Park Street East, Windsor) at 5:00PM with cocktails and dinner to follow at St. Angela Merici Hall (750 Erie Street East, Windsor). Doors will open and cocktails will be served at 6:00PM, Opening Ceremonies will commence at 6:30PM and Dinner will begin at 7:00PM. The cost per ticket is $50.00 per person.


New Assembly in Strathroy

They have announced the formation of Father Tom Mooney Assembly 3601 in Strathroy.

The Charter Night will be on April 2, 2016, at All Saints Church in Strathroy. Day starts at 4:00 p.m. with Installation of Officers, followed by the presentation of the Charter by District Master Harding during the 5:00 Mass in the Church. After Mass, cocktails will be served at 6:00, followed by dinner at 6:30. Guest speaker is Rev. Fr. John Comiskey. Tickets are $30 and can be ordered by emailing S.K. Jim Devlin at, or by phone at 519-245-7715. Deadline for ordering tickets is March 19th.

We will be taking out a half page advertisement in their programme booklet.


Honour Guards

I received the following update from our District Master:

I have been approached a number of times these past few months with reference to 4th degree Colour Corps and Honour Guards.

Just for your information with respect to eligibility for the 4th degree Colour Corps and an Honour Guards at wakes or funerals, here are the current guidelines, as specified by our Vice Supreme Master:

An Honour Guard may be requested to attend and serve at the funeral of any K of C member regardless of his degree in the Order. If the request is made for a deceased immediate family member of a Knight in good standing, an Honour Guard can be authorized by the Faithful Navigator or District Master. For immediate family member which encompasses: wife, children, parents, aunt, uncle, grandchildren, son-in-law, daughter-in-law.

When a brother knight passes and cremation is the form of service, an Honour Guard may be present. We are there to honour our deceased brother with or without the presence of a physical body.

Coming Events

2016 Dates




February 19, 2016


Ken Gaffney and John Price

February 22, 2016

Dinner Meeting

March 18, 2016


Larry McCabe and Dave Flegg

April 2, 2016

Strathroy Assembly Charter Night

April 3, 2016

Communion Breakfast

There is no meeting in March

April 15, 2016


Jim Kelly and Harry Visser

April 25, 2016

Dinner Meeting

April 30, 2016

Dean Wagner Assembly 100th Anniversary

May 20, 2016


Hosts needed

May 24, 2016

Dinner Meeting

Note: this is a Tuesday

June 11, 2016


Assembly 2289 in Windsor

June 17, 2016


Hosts needed

June 27, 2016

BBQ Social

Message from your Chaplain


Dear Brother Knights,

As we look out the window and the January snows, we know that winter has arrived. I trust everyone had a good Christmas season with families and friends. We have now entered the season of Ordinary Time in our liturgical year. During Ordinary Time, the Church celebrates the fullness of the mystery of the Lord Jesus.

On the first day of the week, the Lord’s Day, God assembles the beloved people to hear the Word, to reflect upon it, to offer the living sacrifice of praise, and to eat and drink the banquet of the Lord. Then God sends us forth to proclaim this love by our words and actions.

Sunday is the original Christian Feast Day, following the tradition handed down from apostolic times, for this was the day of the Lord’s resurrection. Today, our Christian community, along with other Christian communities continue, this tradition by celebrating every Sunday as the day of the risen Lord.

I would like to remind everyone of the upcoming evening on February 17, on Physician Assisted Suicide from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Church Hall. I hope as many as possible will attend this evening.

As we enter into the New Year, may it be filled with many blessings for you and your families. Thank you for all that you do for the Church and the wider community.

Your Chaplain,

Fr. Dick Bester

Grand Knight’s Message


Dear Brother Knights & Ladies:

I trust that everyone had a peaceful Christmas and now you are back in a more normal routine.

At our January Council Meeting we discussed upcoming events, some of which are reflected in this bulletin.

One topic in particular I want to bring to your attention is Physician Assisted Death. I am sure that some of you are aware of the ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada and pending legislation expected to be tabled this year. Physician Assisted Death is already occurring in some European and other countries. Our Clustered Parish with support from our CWL & Knights have arranged to provide a speaker, Alex Schadenberg, to make a presentation.

It will take place on Wed. Feb. 17th at St Joseph’s Church Hall starting at

7 pm. This will be a very informative night and I urge you to attend.

We also reviewed our proposed 2016 Charities Budget, disbursement vs anticipated revenue. It shows a shortfall of $2,500. We need to find some projects to raise this money or reduce amount given to charities which we don’t want to do.

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, Dave Murtha, 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 (daughter of Br. Rob Scott).

Appreciation Dinner


Sunday January 31, 2016 At 5:00 pm

Come out with your family for a turkey and ham dinner prepared by brother Knights.

Cost is FREE for members and $10 for spouses and children over 12 years old. Cost for children between 5 and 12 years old is $5 and pre-school children are free. Contact Tony Vigar, Harry Visser, Larry McCabe, Frank Flood or Ken Gaffney to reserve your seats.

80 seats available so reserve early

Message from Vocations Director


Dear brother Knights,

The month of January brings to a close the Christmas season, with the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord, and those famous words that our Heavenly Father spoke when Jesus arose from the waters of the Jordan: “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” The baptismal grace of sonship (becoming sons of God), and being freed from original sin, bestows upon us our fundamental vocation in life – to become truly a son of God, means that we are called to holiness. We are called to become saints, which is the fulfillment of our relationship with God our Father. Yet, this grace carries with it tremendous responsibility. If my fundamental and most basic relationship in life is that of a beloved son of God – what difference does this identity make in my life? Does it change the way I speak? Does it influence the way I spend my time? Would my co-workers, and other friends, know that I see myself as a beloved son of God in the witness of my life? These are challenging questions indeed, and we will spend a lifetime working them through – but always with the help of God’s grace. As we begin this Year of Mercy, proclaimed by Pope Francis, let us allow the merciful gaze of the Father to bring to our minds and hearts once again, the fact that we are His beloved sons. This is our vocation!

Fr. Patrick Beneteau

Director of Vocations and Seminarians

Diocese of London