Category Archives: October

Upcoming Events

Friday Oct 14, 2016 Euchre Party 7:30 PM

Monday Oct 24, 2016 Dinner Meeting Cocktails 6:30 Dinner 7 PM

Wednesday Nov 2, 2016 Memorial Service Immaculate Conception Church 7 PM

Sunday Nov 06, 2016 Communion Breakfast 10AM Mass, Queens 11:45AM

Friday Nov 18, 2016 Euchre Party 7:30 PM

Monday Nov 28, 2016 Dinner Meeting Cocktails 6:30 Dinner 7 PM

Message from your Chaplain

Dear Brother Knights,

With Labour Day celebrated, the shorter days and longer nights and  all the groups are meeting again, we know that fall has arrived.  With fall, of course, the Knights regroup again.

With a new beginning, we ask the Lord to bless us and our work as we begin a new year.  Keep us mindful that all our works are done for you.  Let your Holy Spirit give us light  and lead all of us to you Guide us in all that we do and help us build up your kingdom.  We ask that you send us new members who are looking for fraternity and a spirituality consistent with that of the Knights of Columbus.

I want to thank all those Knights who helped with cleaning the Church at St. Anthony’s and all those who helped with arranging the reception that took place on the grounds after the mass.  It was a lovely celebration made possible through your good works and generosity.  Thank you.

While it is a little early, thanksgiving is just around the corner.  May you and your families have a blessed Thanksgiving.  May the Lord bless our year.

Your Chaplain

Fr. Dick Bester

Grand Knight’s Message


I was pleased to see a few different faces at our September Council Meeting. Our new Field Agent Jay Nelligan was at the meeting. He gave us a brief outline of his service with the Knights & in the Insurance business.

One of the topics discussed at the meeting is a Membership Recruitment Team. Mike Mooney has agreed to be the chairperson which is in the process of finalization. Jay Nelligan will be part of the team. Our council membership is below 170, of which 20 are fifty or younger.

We also issued a cheque to St. Joseph’s Restoration for $3,500 completing our $50,000 pledge.

Once again God has called home another brother, Bob Skinner. His Prayer Service & Funeral Mass was very well attended. Believe me when I say our presence is most appreciated by the family.

This past week was the annual Shriners Social & Corn Roast. It was very well attended. Their donation to the Knights is appreciated. The annual St. Anthony’s Mass was held Sept 11th. The Knights aided in the church clean-up and provided refreshments. The Church was full. Fr. David posted some pictures on Facebook.

At our September executive meeting we discussed changing our council meetings a little. Several ideas were presented. Commencing with the October Meeting, previous meeting minutes will be distributed prior to the meeting, they will be e-mailed to our distribution list, with printed copies available prior to the meeting. These minutes will not be read at the meeting. There will be an opportunity for corrections, followed by a motion to accept the minutes. Change the start time to 7 p.m. had positive consideration. This will allow additional time for fraternal activities after the meeting. This proposal will be discussed at our October meeting. The October meeting start time is 7:30 p.m.

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, 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 and Lorraine Minten .


In Memoriam

Please remember in your prayers the repose of the souls of Brother Bob Skinner, Elisabeth Visser, daughter-in-law of Brother Harry Visser, and Donald Jamula, brother-in-law of John Price and their families.

Insurance News


LTC Is an Important Piece of the Puzzle

There are many financial consultants and retirement authorities who emphasize the need for a longterm care (LTC) product for estate preservation and family protection. While many commercial life insurance companies have gotten out of the long-term care business, the Knights of Columbus considers LTC a very important piece of the family protection puzzle.

The Order has been actively offering our members this product for nearly 15 years without a premium increase on current policyholders. Members who wisely purchased an LTC plan from the Knights in 2000 are still paying the same premiums today. Even better, our LTC coverage is backed by the full strength of the Order, which remains rooted in our strong Catholic values. Talk about stability when it counts. If we have not spoken about your need for LTC coverage in your family portfolio, please take some time out of your schedule to meet with me.

Remember, long-term care policies are underwritten based on your health, and you most likely will never be any healthier than you are today.

Sincerely and fraternally,

Jay Nelligan MDRT FIC

Field Agent


St. Anthony’s Mass


First erected as a log chapel in 1839, St. Anthony’s church was the site of the annual mass on Sunday September 11. The 80 plus who attended mass on a beautiful sunny afternoon enjoyed refreshments and snacks served by our council members. Brother Tim Nicholson, a charter member of the Mitchell council, was present. His late wife, Charlotte, has ancestors through the Dietrich family that belonged to St Anthony’s.