Submitted by Pierre ChartierSt. Patrick's FallowfieldTwenty-five hand made Lenten Wreaths comprised of thorn branches imported from Israel, an Easter Cross prayer card, as well as a replica lapel pin were assembled by Council 11271 and sold to interested parishioners. The total proceeds were donated to the parish and charitable organizations supported by our Council. All items of the wreath were donated by a member of our Council.
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Submitted by Pierre ChartierSt. Patrick's FallowfieldCouncil 11271 of St. Patrick's Fallowfield parish was the proud host of the Silver Rose Pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Father Tom Riopelle led our Council and Congregation in special prayers prior to our weekend masses where the icon was on display on the altar. Brother Anthony Galveias also led our parishioners in a special online Rosary Recital with the Silver Rose on display. Our Council would like to thank Brother Michel Issa for his coordination of these events.
Submitted by SK Hikmat Michel DandanJesus The King CouncilAs you know, Beirut suffered a massive explosion on August 4, resulting in devastating destruction to the city and its port. The Rosary Sisters Hospital was severely affected due to its immediate proximity to the Beirut port (less than 500 meters). The hospital suffered extensive structural and equipment damage and became no longer operational in all its medical and administrative units. Unfortunately, they lost a fellow nurse aid while several patients and members of the staff were injured. The Rosary Sisters Hospital is a 200-bed hospital in the Gemmayze neighborhood of Beirut with [...]
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. [...]
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 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 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 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 [...]