April 2010 Mother Tersea Council 12202
Website is www.kofc12202.ca
Calendar of Events
Executive Meeting - 2nd 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
Grand Knight's Report
Grand Knight Message from the April 27th, 2010 Meeting
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.
Grand Knight 12202
District Deputies Report:
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.
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.
APOSTOLIC LETTER: TERTIO MILLENNIO ADVENIENTE
APOSTOLIC LETTER: TERTIO MILLENNIO ADVENIENTE (continuation)
"JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY AND TODAY" (Heb 13:8)
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)
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…”
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.