Submitted by Eardley Adams Blessed Frederic Ozanam Parish Markham, Council 17065 April 2nd and 3rd, 2022 was set aside for the Wheelchair Fundraiser, we borrowed an official KofC wheelchair from State to help the congregation visualize what they were contributing towards. Placard's, posters, flyers and other hand-out materials were available including pins which were presented to everyone that made a donation. We had never run with this program before which was an additional challenge being a new and very small parish compounded by the difficulty presented by the pandemic we really had to set our sights low 2 may be 3 [...]
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Submitted by Andrew Kokelj St Paul the Apostle Alliston ON, Council 9352 We have hosted a weekly zoom rosary available to anyone with a link to join or just listen every week including holidays since November 19, 2020. Link is on our parish and council website, and in our email signature. Regular participants have attended from near and as far away as Newfoundland and New Brunswick. Our rosary prayers and intentions have given comfort and help in healing to many, including one of our Brother Knights Bruce McCallum. He is recovering from Covid-19 after spending over 17 days on a ventilator.
Submitted by Gino Di PedeAve MariaThe St. Joseph Pilgrim Prayer Icon was received at Epiphany of Our Lord Parish served by Ave Maria Council 9494 in Scarborough, Ontario, on April 1st where it remained for veneration until April 7th. On the last day, a Mass was celebrated in honour of St. Joseph by council Chaplain, Fr. Ronald Generao. Following Mass, the Rosary was recited with reflections from the Icon booklet lead by members of our council family. The collage of photos from the event have explanations as follows: 1_The Icon is processed to front altar from church foyer by Council's GK [...]
Submitted by Gerard Masse St. Ursula Council 9551 The Council has recited the rosary in front of a different church every Sunday for the past year. Knights assemble at a different church (5 Catholic churches in Chatham) every weekend.
Submitted by Eardley AdamsSt John Paul IISt John Paul II Assembly 3325 performed a limited Honor Guard for the St Patrick's Day evening Mass at St Patrick's Parish Church in Markham. Although the Assembly was limited in its Uniform it was the first Honor Guard at the Church in a very long time. We all had an opportunity to meet with the Cardinal and Clergy after Mass for a brief photo opp. See photo below.
Submitted by Marcel Lemmen, State Deputy KofC Ontario State Council Knights of Columbus Councils and Donors in Ontario raised money to send a container of 290 wheelchairs to help the disabled in Panama. Wheelchairs were delivered to a Senior's Home, Rehabilitation Centre, Cancer Clinic and Children's Hospital as well as to individuals who needed them. Here are a few pictures from a very busy trip.
Submitted by Peter WoutersFr Cullaton Councillaunched a council and parish fundraiser, collecting $4500 in charitable donations. This was promoted using social media, email blasts, posters and announcements at Sunday masses.
Submitted by Jim Cummings Fr. Granottier Council 2092 Article from Jackie Ralph, CMHA Grey Bruce Mental Health and Addictions Services ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND THANK YOUS! On February 14th, the Owen Sound Knights of Columbus Ontario Council 2092 presented a cheque for $25,000 to CMHA Grey Bruce Youth Awareness programs. The donation was a result of proceeds from the immensely successful Radio Bingo, a partnership program between Bayshore Broadcasting and the Knights of Columbus. This incredible donation brings the total amount donated to CMHA Grey Bruce to date to $45,000! It seemed fitting that on a day set aside to show our [...]
Submitted by Gord Bell Our Lady of the Lake Coats for Kids Blessed to offer our second box of Coats for Kids donation to Grimsby Benevolent Fund. Brothers Peter Goodson, Gord Bell present Coats for Kids to staff Vivat Jesus!
Submitted by Hikmat Michel Dandan Jesus The King Father Talal Taalab in charge of Foyer De L’AMITIE Dar AlSadaka Orphanage in Zahle Lebanon thanks the Ontario Knights of Columbus for this beautiful program of COATS FOR KIDS and thanks Jesus The King Council 15045 for donating 24 coats and Brother Francois Helou from Toronto Council 1388 for donating another 12 coats, Brother George Shashati for donating the airfreight and above all Chaplain Monsignor Makarios Wehbi for suggesting the orphanage. Father Talal also thanked all the donors from the Knights and members of Zahle Cultural Association who are supporting the http://www.christianrefugeerelief.org/orphans-for-jesus/ program [...]