Submitted by Brother Hikmat Dandan Jesus the King World Day of Migrants & Refugees Mass On Sunday, September 24th, the Archdiocese of Toronto, in collaboration with the Jesus the King Melkite Catholic Community, celebrated a special Mass at 12:00 pm to mark the 109th World Day of Migrants and Refugees at the Cathedral of the Transfiguration in Markham. Bishop John Boissonneau, in his homily, emphasized that the universal Church is deeply concerned about the displacement of people and communities who are forced to leave their homes. He reminded parishioners that by welcoming refugees, they are, in fact, welcoming Our Lord Jesus. [...]
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Submitted by Dale TuepahDr. J. F. DunnThe Knights of Council 5153, bbq'd up hot dogs for the students, parents, & staff of St. Mary's Catholic School. BBQ Team - Bob Benson, Dale Tuepah, Keith Nephin, Brian Kilby.
Submitted by SK Yolando FernandesSt. Barnabas ParishMembers of the St. Barnabas Council 13785 showed their support along with parishioners and Worthy Chaplain Fr. Fraser McLaren, by signing the Special Olympics Ontario flag after the Council Meeting in the parish hall on Wednesday 20th September 2023 The Flag Relay started on August 21st 2023 moving from one council to another of DD#63, and ends on 24th September 2023. The Knights of Columbus has a unique partnership with Special Olympics and has helped disabled athletes train for and compete in games around the world.
Submitted by Pierre ChartierRideauA second stain glass painting of the "Face of Jesus" was completed by Council 2444 to create a "merciful climate" in the Confessional Room of St. Francis de Sales Church in Smiths Falls as well as cast more colorful light in the room. The first painting of a "welcoming paraclete" was completed last fall to the inside window. Father Brennan hopes that more parishioners will partake in the beautiful sacrament of Reconciliation as a consequence. Vivat Jesus ... our Merciful Savior!
Submitted by Paul O'NeillSt. Bahnam Council 17627On Sunday, September 17/23 a joint mass was celebrated with St. Bahnam Syriac Parish and St. Gregory Parish on the occasion of the Feast of St. Gregory. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop Lobsinger and Father Khalid the pastor of both Parishes.The event included a joint picnic with games and music for the participants. Knights from both parishes helped with this event which was the first joint event with both Parishes
Submitted by Dan PergolesiSt. John Vianney The weekend of September 16th and 17th, the East Windsor Family of Parishes held their annual Ministries Fair, asking members of the congregation to consider lending their talents to the operation of the parish, various ministries, and membership in a variety of parish service groups. The Knights of St. John Vianney Council 9528, along with the parish Catholic Women’s League, provided the refreshments - cooking hotdogs, and serving chips, juice, coffee and dessert. The weekend resulted in a number of new volunteers, including two possible recruits to our Council.
Submitted by SK Yolando FernandesSt. Barnabas ParishSt. Barnabas Council 13785 held a Winter Coats for Kids Donation Drive after the weekend masses at St. Barnabas Parish, Scarborough, ON., on 16th-17th September 2023 for children (boys and girls) ages 6-12 years to donate to poor children in our community. Thanks to all the parishioners and brother knights who generously donated towards this worthy cause. We collected approx. 70 winter coats. These coats will be distributed to the poor children in our community, through the kind assistance from St. Vincent De Paul Society. Thanks to all brother knights that volunteered and supported this [...]
Submitted by Schubert RestitutoMaharlikaThe Maharlika Council 7488 organized and held a mini retreat at St. Boniface Church last Sept 16 2023. The facilitator Fr. Peter Marr touched on several aspects on the challenges to the practice of Catholicity today. The event was open to parishioners as well and attended by 47 people. Some take away (redacted) reflections for sharing: God does not compromise His Mercy and Compassion. And hence it is our responsibility to spread it to all who believe in Christ." When we say Christ is the only way to Salvation, ecumenism is not a choice. We have to join [...]
Submitted by Dan PergolesiFr. Paul J.F. WattsonOn September 16th, the two Councils of the East Windsor Family of Parishes, Fr. Paul J.F. Wattson Council 8919 (OLOTA Parish) and St. John Vianney Council 9528 (SJV Parish), held a joint Installation of Officers at Our Lady of the Atonement Parish, for the 2023/2024 fraternal year. Hosted by District 76 District Deputy Donny Thivierge and assisted by District 39 District Deputy Raymond Beaupre, with celebrant Fr. Jim Higgins, conducted the induction ceremony. Each position on both executives was represented, with the accompaniment of many of the members wives. The event was capped off with [...]
Submitted by Yolando FernandesSt. Barnabas ParishCongratulations to all the newly elected Officers and their families, of St. Barnabas Council 13785 that completed their installation along with 4 other councils of District #63 at St. Justin Martyr Parish, Unionville, ON. The installation ceremony was officiated by WDD SK Patt Fernandes, WMIO SK Wilfred Gomez and the host WGK SK Robert Buick. The installation of the council officers was conducted by W/Chaplain Fr. Jibin, Deacon Gordon Lee, W/Chaplain Fr. Fraser McLaren (St. Barnabas Council), WDD SK Patt Fernandes and MIO SK Wilfred Gomez. Heartfelt congratulations goes out to the other 4 councils (St. [...]