Submitted by John Jackson, Grand Knight. Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Council 12401. Several years ago, Brother Marcel Vaillancourt had an inspiration. From his 10 X 10 storage shed converted into a small workshop, he took it upon himself to start building wooden crucifixes to be donated to Our Lady of the Miraculous medal yearly First Communion recipients. His view was that for many of these children, this cross might very well be the only cross their home will ever see or have. Marcel made this endeavor of faith a ministry of his for several years. Over the years Marcel [...]
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Submitted by Denis La Salle, Executive Secretary Ontario State Council Wheelchairs for Paraguay. On November 6, 2020 State Deputy David Peters and State Global wheelchair Chairman Francisco Naar were in Toronto to view the loading of a sea container filled with wheelchairs for needy persons as well as emergency equipment for Paraguay. This was made possible by the generosity of Ontario State member Councils. We thank all those that participated and made this possible.
Submitted by Ray Francoeur DGK St. Helen of the Cross Council 15999 Coats for Kids distribution. On Thursday December 3rd 2020, K of C Council 15999 St. Helen of the Cross, presented Community Care West Niagara (CCWN) with 48 New Winter Coats. The coats were donated through the Knights of Columbus (K of C), Coats for Kids Program. CCWN was able to order specific sizes and styles to suit the demographic of children in need of a coat. This partnership fulfills the K of C virtue of charity and provides CCWN with the needed coats which they distribute within the local [...]
Submitted by Ray Francoeur DGK St. Helen of the Cross Council 15999. Food Drive. Recently, our Council was involved in a food drive back in September 2020 for the Beamsville Food Drive in association with the Beamsville Lions, the drive was very successful as we collected over 32,000 pounds of food to be distributed to the local communities in our area. In the picture facing the camera is our District Deputy Br. Mario Durand and other brothers who are in the background offloading and sorting the food in boxes.
Submitted by John Smeenk Fr. Ladislaus Council 7744 Council 7744 in Blenheim have increased our participation in the Coats for Kids program this winter. Aside from our gaming fund raising efforts, we have reached out to the community for sponsorship. With COVID 19 affecting the income of so many people in Chatham Kent, we have witnessed the gratitude these coats have generated. Pictured is our Council Brother Joe Kormendy presenting a box of coats to the CK Womens Centre on Dec 6th, 2020.
Submitted by Paul O'Neill Msgr. Paul J. Meyer Msgr Paul J Meyer Council 4916, Cambridge distributed Coats for Kids to a number of community organizations on December 8/20. Coats were distributed to Langs Community Outreach, Food 4 Kids, several Schools and St Vincent de Paul Society. Council 4916 distributed 12 cases of coats in total and GK Schmalz was well received.
Submitted by SK Hikmat Michel DandanJesus The King CouncilCHRISTMAS is the right time to put your HOLY LAND RESOLUTION and FAITH into ACTION. So during the Pandemic, Leave No Christian Refugee Behind. In the 113th Knights of Columbus Ontario State Convention in 2016, I submitted the Holy Land Resolution which was passed with a unanimous vote. The summary is that: as the Holy Land is where our Lord Savior Jesus Christ was born, preached, crucified and rose from the dead and also where the Apostles walked and preached, therefore Ontario State Council encourages all Knights of Columbus councils to annually support [...]
Submitted by Pierre ChartierSt. Patrick's FallowfieldOver 16 knights set up our life-size Outdoor Nativity of St. Patrick's Fallowfield which included our unique "Baby Jesus" that was obtained from Bethlehem and placed in the "Grotto Star" by one of our Knights on a previous personal pilgrimage. A few Knights also repaired the kneeling rails in our church while others set up the nativity outdoors!
Submitted by Claude Rochefort St. Issac Jogues Council 11098 St. Issac Jogues Council in Pickering is glad we could make a donation to support the wonderful Charities below Durham Outlook for the Needy - $1000.00 Rose of Durham - $500.00 Luke's Place - $500.00 Horizon House- $500.00
Delivering Coats for Kids. Dan Duval, General Agent in Sudbury, delivering winter Coats for Kids at the Science North Hospital Children’s ward. With the support and generosity of the Knights of Columbus councils and individual donors children received a warm jacket to confront the rigours of our cold climate. Thank you!