Submitted by David Gelinas Ontario State Knights of Columbus On behalf of the Knights of Columbus of Ontario, State Treasurer David Gelinas presented a cheque from our Winter raffle proceeds to Terri Gorick, mother of Taylor Gorick and her husband Steve, who founded Project Hope Windsor/Essex County. The Project Hope directors are all volunteers that open the community food pantry 7-days a week for one hour each day. 7-8 pm on weekdays and 1-2 pm on weekends. It's a drive-up service. They can be found online at https://www.projecthopewindsoressex.com/ and they are found on Facebook and Instagram. They are very appreciative of the [...]
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Submitted by Joe Bodnar Ontario State Knights of Columbus On behalf of the Knights of Columbus of Ontario, State Advocate Joe Bodnar presented a $1,600.00 check to Marian Brady, president of St. Joseph the Worker St. Vincent de Paul Society to help purchase food vouchers for needy families in Oshawa. With rising food prices, the Ontario State Board encourages your members and their families to support this quarters K of C 50/50 raffle with proceeds going to support "Food for Families" initiatives that support the needy in our communities.
Submitted by Raymond Desjardins Azilda St Alexander Council #11219 (Azilda/Chelmsford) On April 20, we donated $500.00 to Sudbury Right to Life to help pay for the Bus to Ottawa March For Life on Thursday May 12, 2022. On April 20, we also donated $500.00 to Maison McCulloch Sudbury Hospice Foundation.
Submitted by Carlyle Daniel Rev. Clair Tipping Council 9235 It was a "good" Friday. Yes, congratulations to Council 9235 for organizing and staging its 25th annual Good Friday outdoor Stations of the Cross. I was very impressed by the leadership role of the Council's younger members, who brought an added touch to the event through their music and song. Also impressive was the participation of those recently recruited members and their families. Thanks to all who attended and contributed, in any way, to the success of this important event. I will like to recognize the attendance of the CWL members, Grand [...]
Submitted by Eardley Adams Blessed Frederic Ozanam Parish Markham Because of our circumstances of not having a church and rely on the School Board and Permits, Father relented and allowed us to have the Divine Mercy 9 Mass Novena. The Knights distributed Divine Mercy chaplets at all the 9 Masses as people entered the School and were also tasked with leading the Divine Mercy at all 9 masses. We celebrated Two masses on Good Friday, One of Saturday, 3 on Easter Sunday, one on the following Wednesday, one on Thursday and the ninth Mass on Sat April 23rd. Over the 9 [...]
Submitted by Ontario State Knights of Columbus On April 11, 2022, State Deputy Marcel Lemmen presented the check to the 50/50 Raffle Winter Q1 Grand Prize winner, Denis Charron (left). The winner take home prize is $29,700. On the right is DGK Marty Chesser accepting the $1,000 bonus cheque for Council 12401, seller of the winning ticket. The 50/50 Raffle Spring Draw Q2 is on. Tickets are available online at $40 for 100 tickets, $20 for 40 tickets, and $10 for 15 tickets. There will be Early Bird draws on May 1 and June 1. Prizes are $500, $250, and $250. Don't miss your chance to win! Buy tickets today, click Buy Tickets To [...]
Submitted by Eardley Adams Blessed Frederic Ozanam Parish Markham Council 17065 This program was another new one for the Council, we had done a Food Drive before but not one that lasted for 6 weeks. We had some decisions to make as to how to collect the food, what kind of food, where were we going to take it once we collected it etc. We received the much needed support of Father Ricardo our Pastor the rest was simply a process of collecting, packaging, weighing, recording and donating it of the Cornerstone Pantry a nearby Church who cater to the poor [...]
Submitted by Eardley AdamsBlessed Frederic Ozanam Parish Markham Council 17065 The result of the very successful Food Drive was that we collected 2000 lbs. of food and $740 in monetary donations. 911 lbs. of Food and $370 was donated to the Cornerstone Pantry and 1,090 lbs. of food and $370 in a Cheque, Food Coupon and Cash was donated to the Markham Food Bank.
Submitted by Peter WoutersFr Cullaton Councilpromoted a new and gently used clothing drive in the St. Thomas Parish over 4 weeks, collecting, sorting and delivering outerwear and casual wear for women and small children. Filled an SUV with donations. Unable to load pictures since too large.
Submitted by Hikmat Michel Dandan Jesus The King Christos Anesti, Christ is risen, Alithos Anesti, Truly, He is Risen. Thanks to the many Knights of Columbus sponsors who have already renewed the education scholarship of their needy Jerusalem students. In March, the project transferred the last scholarship assistance for 2021 (C$ 8,981.00). Thanks to all the Jerusalem Students sponsors, the amount of (C$ 46,981.00) in scholarships to needy students and in assistance to the Melkite Catholic Patriarchate School, Shepherds' Fields, Bethlehem has been transferred for 2021. Thanks to the anonymous sponsor who donates annually C$10,000 ($5000 for school deficit $5000 for [...]