Submitted by Eardley Adams Blessed Frederic Ozanam Council 17065, Markham Ontario Blessed Frederic Ozanam (BFO) Parish Council organized a Bus trip to Ottawa in cooperation with St Patrick's Parish and St Mark's Parish. The Bus accommodated 56 passenger's and the cost per person was capped at $30 per person, the remainder was subsidized by the three local Parishes and the generous support of a Brother Knight. When the word got out we quickly filled the bus with parishes from Scarborough who joined us on our journey to Ottawa. A very joyous and fulfilling day was had by all.
Submitted by Eardley Adams Blessed Frederic Ozanam Parish Markham Council 17065 As part of the Faith In Action - Faith Programs - Sacramental Gifts, The Blessed Frederic Ozanam Council donated 125 Knights of Columbus Rosaries and 125 Guide to saying the Rosary, to every child taking their First Communion. The image is the Presentation to the 1st Communion Coordinator Josie from the Grand Knight SK Eardley Adams.
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 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 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 [...]
Submitted by Jose Luis RodriguezBlessed Frederic OzanamThe Knights of Columbus collaborated with St. Vincent de Paul to collect food for families. 1,800 pounds of produce was collected over the weekend of September 26-27. Bags of produce were delivered directly to 12 families in the local community and St. Francis Table took a truck load to cook and serve fresh to the homeless people in downtown Toronto.The Knights provided the boxes and manpower to collect and move the donated food. Bags of food were also available for purchase by parishioners if they were unable to bring a bag of food themselves and [...]
Submitted by Jose Luis RodriguezBlessed Frédéric OzanamBlessed Frédéric Ozanam is the founder the Society of Vincent de Paul and his feast day is on September 9. The Blessed Frédéric Ozanam Parish community celebrated his feast day on the weekend of September 7-8. The Knights assisted in handing out the bulletin and Blessed Frédéric Ozanam bookmarks as well as slices of cake for the enjoyment of the parish community. The Knights also provided an honor guard at the 12pm Sunday Mass to mark the special occasion.