Submitted by SK Hikmat Michel DandanJesus The King Council Sir Knight Hikmat Dandan Christian Refugee Relief Director Holy Land and Persecuted Christians Ontario State Council / Knights of Columbus To our very dear Ontario State Director, Sir Knight Hikmat Dandan, and all the sponsors, Councils, the Knights of Columbus members and their Ladies We, at The Melkite Catholic Patriarchate School, would like to thank you for your generous donations that has helped our Christian students greatly over the years. Your donations have allowed our Christian students to keep getting the best education possible in a Christian school in the Holy Land. [...]
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Submitted by Dan PergolesiFr. Paul J.F. WattsonFr. Paul J.F. Wattson Council 8919 holds an Annual Holiday Dinner in early December; and there is a long-standing tradition to invite every widow of a deceased member of our Council, to enjoy a complimentary dinner. With Windsor implementing tightened restrictions and having moved into the Grey Zone (or Lockdown), this year this dinner would be cancelled. Nevertheless, in keeping with Fr. Michael J. McGivney’s vision, the Council elected to purchase Poinsettia’s and present them to the widows we were still in touch with. A team of Brothers organized a call list, used to reached [...]
Submitted by Ed DizazzoSaint Daniel'sIn late summer our Council fired up our BBQ grills and, adhering to all safety precautions, served up a no contact, takeaway BBQ chicken meal to an appreciative (and hungry community). Thanks to the many masked Brothers who helped out, we enjoyed a sold-out success. This allowed us to replenish our dwindling coffers, and in keeping with the Leave No Neighbour Behind philosophy, we were able to donate two boxes of Coats for Kids to the North Dundas Christmas Fund. In addition, one more box went to a local women's shelter and another to a local elementary [...]
Submitted by Russell WicksKnights of Columbus Oak Ridges CouncilThe Oak Ridges council donated 2 boxes of coats for teenagers this year. All coats were distributed through our partnership with the St.Vincent DePaul society for Oak Ridges. This year many individuals were in need of assistance and these coats were greatly appreciated. Here presenting a cheque for the food-bank and coats are as follows: (left to right) Br. Peter Bouhs(Trustee), Fr. Peter(Chaplin), Russell Wicks(Grand Knight), Sandra Garcia (St.Vincent DePaul) and Rocco Malfara (Treasurer)
Submitted by Paul JohnsonSt. John de Brebeuf Council 8233 On October 17, 2020 members of the Kingsville Council came together to keep the Oktoberfest tradition alive despite of Covid 19. Over 250 meals were prepared and delivered using a drive thru method keeping everyone distanced and safe. The funds made will help future local community ventures.
Submitted by Paul JohnsonSt. John de BrebeufBrothers and Families of Deceased Members of Council 8233 met at Kingsville Cemetery on October 4, 2020 to honour those Brother's who have gone before us. The driving rain couldn't keep us from remembering our Brothers
Submitted by SK Hikmat Michel DandanSt. Joseph Syriac CouncilIn front of their St. Joseph Syriac Church on Lakeshore Mississauga, under the rain, full of faith, members of St. Joseph Syriac Council held the signs of their first Life Chain. The Grand Knight SK Raad Bakose who is also a deacon prayed in Arabic for the UNBORN while all the other members recited the verses as well. The Program Director Zaid Rassam, supported by Faith Director Fadi Binno & Life Director Bassam Gago planned the event with Campaign Life Coalition. St. Joseph Syriac Council 17309 was awarded STAR AWARD in their first [...]
Submitted by Sean Adams District Effort Photos shown above of the K of C councils in District 117 collecting items for migrant workers who had to be in quarantine. In June several migrant workers near Burford, ON, tested positive for COVID-19 and thus needed to quarantine for 14 days. In order to help supply the workers with some necessities to see the workers through their quarantine, Father Peter Ciallella, chaplain of Blessed Sacrament council 16814 organized a collection of these necessities from all the parishes in the Brant deanery. The Knights of Columbus were involved from the very start, helping to [...]
Submitted by Vince DumaelSt. Michael the Archangel AssemblySir Knight’s of St. Michael the Archangel Assembly # 3783, together with the 2nd Ontario District Master and Marshal’s, gathered at St.Lawrence the Martyr Church Vicinity to show our Patriotism, for the Celebration of Canada Day, at this time of Pandemic . We gathered, marched, prayed, sing the National Anthem ( presenting the Sword, ) with our Ladies
Submitted by Jim CummingsGranottierOwen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation June 18 at 9:39 AM · Owen Sound Hospital Foundation : June 18th 2020 An enormous thank you to the Knights of Columbus Council 2029 for their recent donation to Owen Sound Regional Hospital's Women and Child Care Unit! #closetohome #communitysupportmatters Present the cheque to the Manager of the Women and Child Care Unit and the Owen Sound Hospital Foundation Director were Brothers PGK Jim Cummings, Dennis Solomon, Roland Green-Thompson and PGK Kevin Quinn.