Note: Euchre is now on the third Friday of each month.
February 19th: Ken Gaffney and John Price.
March 18th: Larry McCabe and Dave Flegg.
April 15th: Jim Kelly and Harry Visser.
May 20th: Hosts needed.
June 17th: Hosts needed.
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.
38th Exemplification on Saturday June 11th, 2016
Hosted by Fr Alphonse Kerckhaert Assembly at St Francis of Assisi Parish and Centre in Windsor
We will be taking out a quarter page advertisement in their booklet.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
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).
Please remember in your prayers the repose of the soul of Betty Gras, wife of deceased Br. Andy Gras and mother of Br. Paul Gras.
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
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