Written and submitted by Patrick Callaghan, Deputy Grand Knight St. Edith Stein Council 13049~ The Covid Cabin Church stopped being simple On Friday March 13, 2020, simply going to Church stopped being simple. Parishes throughout Canada, the United States and many other countries introduced health measures to keep their citizens from getting sick or dying in this new global pandemic. Initially, Catholic Dioceses in Canada issued orders that indoor Masses would no longer be allowed. Parishes everywhere were shuttered and Catholics had to rely on a digital means of connecting to a Mass broadcast over Youtube, Zoom or cable channel. But [...]
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Submitted by Ontario State Council On July 6th, State Deputy, Marcel Lemmen and Past State Deputy, David Peters, presented the cheque to Charlotte Carnery, our jackpot winner for the 2nd quarter 50/50 Raffle. Also present were Grand Knight of Council 4120, Enrico Vasco and District Deputy of District 99, Ron Frank. Council 4120 sold the winning ticket. (Shown in the picture from left to right are Immediate Past State Deputy, David Peters, Ed and Charlotte Carney, State Deputy, Marcel Lemmen, Grand Knight of Council 4120, Enrico Vasco and District Deputy of District 99, Ron Frank.) ❤ Thank you everyone for supporting [...]
Submitted by Lawrence Breault Holy Family Council 4386 Bursary Awards; Julia and Sam Rivard, Children of Brother Jeff and Ashley, are shown each with a cheque from the Holy Family bursary Fund. Each received $500 toward their post-secondary education. Julia is pursuing a career in Nursing and Sam in Power Engineering. Anyone who attended our Council Polar Bear BBQ, Shrove Tuesday or Memorial Masses will recognize these two very hard workers. They have assisted with meal prep, serving and clean up for many years. They can also be seen at the 10 am mass at Corpus Christi Church, assisting as altar [...]
Submitted by Antony Zimbalatti, GK Council 14446 Mary Mother of God Recently, Mary Mother of God Council 14446 presented a cheque for $2,000 to the Oakville Fare Share Food Bank as part of our Food for Families Program. During the continuing lockdown in Ontario, Council 14446 Knights felt it was necessary to continue supporting this local charity which provides much needed food for families. Oakville Fare Share Food Bank is a non-profit registered charity that has been run entirely by volunteers. They currently service 700 households registered with them for support. This is about 2,500 individuals, many of whom are children. [...]
Submitted by Peter Richardson, GK Council 11826 Sts. Peter and Paul Last Fall our council decided to assist our pastor, Father Christopher Reynolds, in the purchase of a rose-coloured chasuble for use in our three parishes, St. Jerome (Warkworth), St. Alphonsus (Wooler) and Holy Angels (Brighton). The chasuble arrived just before the third week of Advent and Father was able to wear it for the Gaudette masses. Following the Laetare mass on March 14 at Holy Angels, Father invited several members of the Council to join him on the altar for a picture to acknowledge the event.
Submitted by Fernando Greco, GK Council 11337 Sts. Peter and Paul At Easter this year I approached our Pastor, Reverend Father Mario Salvadori about doing a Diaper Drive (similar to the one we did last year), for Mothers day in Support of Birthright Mississauga. Father Mario was pleased to help us and announced it at all of the on line masses that he celebrates daily. With the Church being closed due to the Provincial Stay at home orders, he asked the Parishioners donating to the Drive to deliver the Items to Church, on the weekends when he distributes communion following the [...]
Submitted by Ted Gorski Francis J Clarke Council 5350 The province of Ontario is in pandemic lockdown since April 3, 2021 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Working within the provincial regulations, Francis J Clarke Council 5350 Knights of Columbus and their families held a community Barbecue Rib take-out dinner on April 18th to give our community families some pandemic relief and a chance to enjoy a spring barbecue.
Submitted by Ed DiZazzo St. Daniel’s Knights of Columbus As with the early Christians who found ways to continue their worship under threat, the twinned parishes of St. Daniel's (South Mountain)/St. Mary's (Chesterville) in Kingston Diocese adapted to the challenges of the present pandemic by streaming their Masses to maintain the vital connection with parishioners. St. Daniel's Knights of Columbus Council 11725 donated $500 towards the required technological upgrades. Pictured is GK Robert Sisson presenting a cheque to Father Cyril Duru.
Submitted by Vince DumaelSt. Michael the Archangel Our Assembly hosted a Virtual Family Day, We gathered together with our ladies, With Father Elias, Chachati, the 2nd Ontario District Master, our Member and Sr. Marshal, Our own Sir Knights. We sing the National Anthem , prayed the Rosary . Thank you to all the attendees .
Submitted by Claude Rochefort, Family Director St. Isaac Jogues, Council 11098 On April 10, 2021, Council 11098 presented a cheque in the amount of $2,270.00 to our Parish’ St. Vincent de Paul Conference. These funds were contributed by 37 Brothers and associates during our Council Lenten Food Drive. The donations combined with the $2,420.00 that our Council raised during our 2020 Thanksgiving Food Drive brought our total for our Council Food For Families donations during the current fraternal year to $4,690. In total we had 89 donations! We are proud of the role our Council played in partnering with SSVP to [...]