April 2010 Mother Tersea Council 12202

Grand Knight
Dale Hofer 938-3253
Deputy Grand Knight
Will Stanton 545-0515
Financial Secretary
Steve Malerby 542-9579
David Cleveland 938-5020
Bert Niehaus 549-7437
Ben Loewen 542-4342
Clair Methot 542-2051
Myles Bukowsky 550-5795
Trustee 1 year
Juan Ferrigno 545-2065
Trustee 2 year
Jack McLaughlin 260-1933
Trustee 3 year
Ron Gatzke 547-6022
Inside Guard
Anton Schnieder 549-1789
Outside Guard
Ben Allen 550-6111
Joe Bukowsky 545-8110
Fr. Andrij Wasylinko 549-1327

Field Agent
Blaine Anhel 1-250.804.8787

Website is www.kofc12202.ca

Calendar of Events

Executive Meeting - 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 7pm
General Meeting - 4th Tuesday of the Month, 7pm

Next General Meeting - May 25th - OLOV

Major Degree - May 15 Kamloops

Marian Hour of Prayer - May 6th 7pm St. James

Sacred Heart Yard Sale- May 8th - Lumby

Youth Retreat - May 8th

Ladies Appreciation Night - May 14th - Parish Center

Living Rosary - May 16th - OLOV

Ecumenical Picnic - May 30th- Polson Park

Installation of Officers - June 6th 1230PM - OLOV

Children's Festival - June 13th -OLOV

Program Director Bernie Lutes 250-545-9564
Church Director Jack McLaughlin 250-260-1933
Community Director David Sorokovsky 250-545-3352
Council Director Bert Niehaus 250-549-7437
Family Director Maurice Bouchard 250-549-2310
Youth Director Richard Landry 778-475-0818
Membership Director Steve Malerby 250-542-9579
Recruitment Jack McLaughlin 250-260-1933
Recruitment Dale Hofer 250-938-3253
Health Director Larry Drescher 250-545-0081
BBQ Director Myles Bukowsky 250-550-5795
Bingo Director Gerry Goudge 250-545-8986

Grand Knight's Report

Grand Knight Message from the April 27th, 2010 Meeting

Brothers Welcome,

Just a brief explanation as to why you see Brother Will at the DGK’s desk and not Brother Richard. Brother Richard has some personal issues going on right now and he has decided to back away from the Knights for a bit. At our last Exec meeting, Brother Will has decided to cover the DGK chair until elections. He has also agreed to seek election for DGK at that time. Speaking of which, not month we will be holding our Executive Elections. If you are interested in any position, please let Brother Jack McLaughlin know. Brother Will mentioned at the exec meeting that he feels it is the responsibility of all Knights to be Grand Knight at some point in their lives. I agree 100% with him. Even at a minimum, to take on an executive role.

Two Sunday’s ago on April 18th, we had a membership drive. Thank you to all for coming out and wearing your blazer. To my knowledge there were 4 interested candidates that day. 4949 have I believe in the high teens. Tomorrow night in conjunction with 4949 we’re having an information night in the St. James basement at 7pm. I have been able to only reach two of them so far, but I’ll keep trying. Then on May 4th, we’re having a 1st degree at Columbus Court. Hopefully we’ll have a few candidates for this event. Presently we are four away from achieving another Double Star. Please talk to whomever you can to make this a reality.

Over the last two years under the leadership of Dan O’Hara, our State has achieve the Circle of Honour. Not many jurisdictions achieve this. This year under Michael Yeo’s helm, we are only 164 shy of again achieving Circle of Honour. We have two months to go for us to make Double Star and the BC/Yukon State Circle of Honour. I will chat later on the highlights of the Convention, but the final message on Sunday was “Finish Strong”. Time is running out, so please see what you can do to recruit another family.

So, like I mentioned last month, if you feel like I do, and want your friends to experience what you are experiencing, ask them to belong to the Knights of Columbus.

Thank you for attending this evening. Thank you for your time. Until next month, live, laugh and be happy, all while doing God’s work.

Dale Hofer

Grand Knight 12202

District Deputies Report:

Brother Knights:
I bring you greetings from Supreme and from our State Deputy, Michael Yeo. May is elections month which will result in a new executive in your council, with new ideas and new energy to take over the council programs that have been so successful in past years. Support your council by helping the new executive during this transition and things will roll along smoothly. I look forward to seeing you all at the May meeting.
Vivat Jesus
Bruce Lines
DD # 11


Sacred Heart

Work Bee Success!

Thank You to all that participated in the work bee over the last 10 days or so. The ceiling and walls of the Hall were painted. The floor of the church was waxed. There was cement work done on the sidewalks and steps. All in all a lot of work was done. Special thank you to Brother Ron Gatzke for his leadership of this event.


Sacred Heart

Yard Sale May 8th

On May 8th, Sacred Heart is holding a yard sale, building on the huge success of last year. If you have anything that you would like to donate and enquiring at delivery, please call Ron Gatzke at 547-6022. If you have nothing to donate, but wish to support Sacred Heart, please check out all the goodies on the 8th.


Chaplain's Report

To the Bishops, Priests and Deacons,
Men and Women Religious and all the Lay Faithful



2. In his Gospel Luke has handed down to us a concise narrative of the circumstances of Jesus' birth: "In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled ... And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn" (2:1, 3-7).

Thus was fulfilled what the Angel Gabriel foretold at the Annunciation, when he spoke to the Virgin of Nazareth in these words: "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you" (1:28). Mary was troubled by these words, and so the divine messenger quickly added: "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High ... The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God" (1:32-33, 35). Mary's reply to the angel was unhesitating: "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word" (1:38). Never in human history did so much depend, as it did then, upon the consent of one human creature.(1)

To Ponder:

Caesar Augustus  - he was a Roman emperor reigning from 30 BC to AD 14.

 “Mary” – means ‘exalted one’ is betrothed to Joseph, a man of royal lineage, of the house (family) of David.

“Jesus’ – means “God saves” or ‘God is salvation’, that is our Savior. This name was given to the Child not as a result of any human decision but in keeping with the command of God which the angel communicated to the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph. Jesus will be the king of the Davidic dynasty sent by God in keeping with his promise of salvation.

“Gabriel” – means ‘might of God.” God commanded the archangel Gabriel to announce the events connected with the incarnation of the Word of God; already in the Old Testament it was Gabriel who proclaimed to the prophet Daniel the time of the Messiah’s coming (Dan 8:15-26; 9:20-27).

Jesus Christ with his birth, ministry, death and resurrection will fulfil 60 prophecies and 300 references that were made in the Old Testament.

St. Ambrose: “He made himself a child … to enable  you to become a perfect man; he was wrapped in swaddling clothes to free you from the bonds of death … He came down on earth to enable you to rise up to heaven; he had no place in the inn so that you might have many mansions in heaven. He, being rich, became poor for our sake… the tears of this crying child purify men, they wash away my sins…”


Ladies Appreciation Evening is coming soon....

Last years event in my opinion was one of the best events I have been a part of since joing the Knights. We had over 70% participation from our membership which I'm sure is unprecedented. This years event is Friday May 14th at the Parish Center. Please keep this evening open and mark it on your calendar. You should have received an invitation by now. If not please let Dale know. There is some fun entertainment planned for our ladies. We'll see you there.

St. Josaphat is sporting a new Swing Set

Father Andrij's children are swinging up a storm, thanks to the help of Brother Steve and Brother Joe assisting Fr. Andrij in the assemby of the entertainment center. Apparently it had to be taken apart only once and put back together so there were no pieces left over. Just kidding.....Thank you Brothers.

May Birthdays

Ignacy Pielecki
May 1st
Reinie Berndt May 3rd
Paul Allen
May 6th
Ken Lehmann May 10th
Father Richard
May 12th
Dick Vest May 16th
John vanden Heuvel
May 17th
William Kovach May 18th
Father Andrij
May 19th
Brian Malerby May 23rd

Elections to be held on May 25th

At our May General Meeting we will be holding the election of Officers for the Fraternal Year ending June 30th, 2011. Please give this some thought and prayer. I believe everyone should take a turn to fill some executive role in the Knights of Columbus some time in their life. Some roles are more minor than others, which require less of your time. If you have any questions or would like to put your name forward, please contact Jack McLaughlin at 260-1933. All the executive positions are list on the first page, left hand column. Also in June and July the newly elected Grand Knight and Deputy Grand Knight will be selecting program directors for the year as well. These are listed on the bottom of page one. Please "take your turn".



Highlights of the 2010 Convention


Opening mass concelebrated by 4 bishops and 4 priests. Our very own Fr. Dale was one of the priest. As Bishop Monroe is our State Chaplain, he was the main celebrant. Mass was followed by the Opening ceremonies which included the State Deputy’s Annual report. The evening then concluded with a Hockey Night in Canada themed banquet, and included a 50’s and 60’s music bingo. Quite entertaining.


The day opened with a Necrology mass of 121 brothers that died over the last year. Our very own Brother Roy Wylie was on that list. The morning was then occupied by State Officer and Director Reports. In the afternoon, was the election of State Officers for another term in office. As they typically hold the office for two years, this was more of a formality as all officers were then again elected. This was follow by election of Supreme Convention candidates.

Following the elections, awards were given away for the Free Throw, Soccer Kick, Squires and Squirettes, Meterious Award, Glasses (won by 4949), Biggest Proposer, and so on.

The day wrapped up with the State Deputy’s banquet. This is a gala event, which to me was the highlight of the weekend. After dinner, the balance of the Major awards were given out. DD of the year, Grand Knight of the Year, Family of the year, Most active Council, and Knight of the year. Most of the awards for both sessions were given out to councils in Victoria and Vancouver. The evening ended with a speech from our Worth Supreme Warden, who incidentally is from St. Albert.


Sunday began with Mass, which was followed by all the committee reports. Brother Will and I were part of the Audit and Finance committee. The final part of the convention was the passing of resolutions. There were a couple of interesting discussions on this, to the point of the DD resigning. Most are quite minor, but one that has a direct effect on us is a resolution on working directly with our members of parliament on Pro-life.

That brothers are the highlights of the convention. As a note, out of the total 126 councils, 24 were no-shows. Another fact is that for Pennies from Heaven contributions, only 1/3 participate in this program. I felt quite proud that we are one of the 1/3.





The Funny Bone ....

The Outhouse

  Once there was a little boy who lived in the country.  The family had to use an outhouse, and the little boy hated it because it was so  hot in the summer and freezing cold in the winter and stank all the time.  

The outhouse was sitting on the bank of a creek and the boy was determined that one day he would push that old outhouse straight into the creek.   One day after a spring rain, the creek was swollen so the little boy decided today was the day to push the outhouse into the creek.  He found  a large stick and started pushing.  

Finally, the outhouse toppled into the creek and floated away.   That night his dad told him they were going to the woodshed after supper.  Knowing that meant a spanking, the little boy asked why.   The dad replied, "Someone pushed the outhouse into the creek today. It was you, wasn't it son?"   The boy answered yes. Then he thought a moment and said, "Dad, I read in school today that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and didn't get into trouble because he told the truth."  

The dad replied, "Well, son, George Washington's father wasn't in the cherry tree."


The Pond

An elderly man in Florida had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the back, fixed up nice: picnic tables, horseshoe courts, a volleyball court, and some apple and peach trees.

The pond was properly shaped and fixed up for swimming. One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond and look it over, as he hadn't been there for a while. He grabbed a five gallon bucket to bring back some fruit.

As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond.

He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end.. One of the women shouted to him, "We're not coming out until you leave!"

The old man frowned, "I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked."

Holding the bucket up he said, "I'm here to feed the alligator."

Old men can still think fast when they want to.