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 Denis RobillardFr. Paul J.F. WattsonOn January 5th, 2020 Council 8919 held a Bottle Drive for Special Olympics at Our Lady of the Atonement Parish. Donations of empty alcoholic beverage containers were collected. Over Four Hundred dollars from returns and donations were sent to Special Olympics Ontario to support our young gifted athletes in their pursuit of athletic excellence. In addition the 'Special Olympics' flag, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, was available for anyone interested in signing.
Submitted by Cooking Team ChairmanFr. Paul J.F. WattsonOn December 9th, 2019 the Cooking Team of Fr. Paul J.F. Wattson Council 8919 prepared a fantastic luncheon for this years Confirmation Candidates. Turkey and gravy, stuffing, mash potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, with cake and pumpkin pie for desert. A real holiday feast.
Submitted by Jerry LaforetFr. Paul J.F. WattsonOn November 5th, 2019, Fr. Paul J.F. Wattson Council 8919 presented a $2000 cheque to St. Joseph High School Principle David LaButte (Windsor) to support their Breakfast Club Program, which provides less fortunate students who attend school without the means breakfast, a nutritious meal to allow them to be proficient in their studies.
Submitted by Dave AlgudadyFr. Paul J.F. WattsonOn October 24th, 2019, members of Council 8919 attend the Bishops Dinner, an annual Fundraising Dinner to support Seminarians attending St. Peter's Seminary in London Ontario.
Submitted by Leo ViselliFr. Paul J.F. WattsonOn Sunday October 21st, the Cooking Team of Council 8919 sponsored a luncheon for this years Confirmation Candidates of Our Lady of the Atonement Parish, representing two local Catholic Schools - L.A. Desmarais and H.J. Lassaline. Following. Following the afternoon session led by Youth Director Maria Mollica, the candidates were treated to pasta, salad and cake. (Pictured above: Leo Viselli, Dave Orosz (GK), John Sabga, Mike Agius, Gavino Seu.)