April 2013 Newsletter

Mother Teresa Council 12202

Website: www.kofc12202.ca

The 2012-2013 Executive Team

Chaplain
Fr. Andrzej Wasylinko
250-549-1327
Grand Knight
Bernie Lutes
250-545-9564
Deputy Grand Knight
Karl Schoenberger
250-542-6806
Financial Secretary
Steve Malerby
250-542-9579
Chancellor
Clay Vernerey
250-545-0616
Recorder
Bert Niehaus
250-549-7437
Treasurer
Gerry Glasser
250-545-0577
Advocate
Jack McLaughlin
250-260-1933
Warden
Ben Allen
250-550-6111
Trustee 1 year
Maurice Bouchard
250-549-2310
Trustee 2 year
Juan Ferrigno
250-545-2065
Trustee 3 year
Art Moeller
250-542-8466
Inside Guard
Ron LaRose
250-545-3639
Outside Guard
Bill Walker
778-475-0114
Lecturer
Ben Loewen
250-542-4342
Service Program Directors
Program Director
Karl Schoenberger
250-542-6806
Church Director
Art Moeller
250-542-8466
Community Director
Ben Allen
250-550-6111
Council Director
Randy Piccini
250-558-5402
Family Director
Joe Bukoswky
250-545-8110
Youth Director
Angelo Sabaddin
250-308-5210
Pro-Life Director
Will Stanton
250-503-7240
Membership Director 1
Steve Malerby
250-542-9579
Membership Director 2
Jack McLaughlin
250-260-1933
Sick and Shut-in Director
Larry Drescher
250-545-0081
Wheel Chair Project Director
Don Wenger
250-542-8694
Field Agent
Blaine Anhel
250-804-8100

Our Motto: In Service to one, In Service to all.

 

Calendar of Events

Next Executive Meeting - Tuesday April 09, 2013 - 7 pm

at OLOV Lower level

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April Fraternal Knight Lunch

2nd Thursday of the Month, April 11, 2013 - 12:00 to 1:30 pm at the Legion (behind Watkin Ford).

Come join us for lunch! This is NOT a business meeting, just Knights enjoying each other's company!

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Council 12202 Spring Garage Sale
We are now accepting donations for our upcoming first ever Spring Garage Sale. As you look towards Spring cleaning at your home consider donating those items you no longer want/need to allow us to make this a great success.
Contact of the following to have items picked up or bring those items to church.
Contact:
Phone Number
Jack McLaughlin
(250)260-1933
Emile Perreault
(250)549-2765
Steve Malerby
(250)542-9579
Gerry Glasser
(250)545-0577

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured above is our Grand Knight Bernie Lutes being presented the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on February 26, 2013. Presenting his award is the speaker of the House of Commons and the speaker of the Senate. The certificate he was presented was personally signed by the Governor General. Brother Bernie was presented this award for his exemplary service to Canadian Youth through his work with Scouts Canada for over 45 years.

Brother Bernie is currently the chairman of the Canadian Boy Scout Jamboree being held this July in Sylvan lake, Alberta. There are currently over 6,500 youth and leaders registered for this event.

 

From the desk of the District Deputy

March 2013

March Newsletter

Easter is upon us, and a very happy Easter to everyone. This is the most solemn and can be the most joyful time of the Christian year. Take it all in. Renew your spiritual life. Breath in the season and exhale joy after the season is over. What a season it is!  Our Saviour sacrificed his life for us, what have you sacrificed for him?

March is Membership Drive month. I hope your council took part in this. If you did, I am sure you raised the awareness of our great fraternity, whether more families joined our order or not. Hopefully you had a drive and our knighthood grew. As mentioned last newsletter, Supreme has two new incentives to help bring in new members. The first is that you will receive $9 credit on your July per capita assessment. This includes reinstatements and reactivations. This goes until June 30th. The second incentive is that the proposer will get double the VIP points. This goes from 500 to 1000, plus get a great looking medallion.

We had a major degree in Vernon on February 9th. I considered it a great success! Not only did 9 new men become 3rd degree members, but it was the first 2nd degree performed from our District 11 team. Well done to all those that are part of the team. Our next 1st degree will be in Vernon on April 11th, and with drive now completed, we should have a crowd of new members. Please come out to support the new members.

Now is also the time, if you haven't already is to start succession planning. Who is going to be the next executive in place? Your nomination committee should have their thinking caps on and approaching members to fill the seats of vacating members.

In April, I will be visiting all the councils in our district and I look forward to visiting you next month.

As you may or may not know, a district deputy can only be in office a total of 4 years in a life time. I am now into my second year and have decided that I would like to do my last two years sometime in the future. At this point I am sending out “feelers” to see if anyone is interested in being the next DD beginning in July. If so, please let me know at some point in time.

Please keep up all your great work. Your executive is doing great things. Please give them your support.

Live, laugh and be happy all while doing God’s work.

God Bless.

Dale Hofer, DD #11

 

Chaplain's Message

March 2013 - Knights of Columbus

Dear Brother Knights,

It seems to me that we just began our Lenten journey and here we are already at its end. This year’s Lent will remain a unique one as it was preceded by an unprecedented event in recent Church history – our Pontiff’s retirement. Thus along with our attempts to be fully engaged in the ascetic works that Lent calls for, we were also contemplating and even being anxious as to what the future holds. Well, now we have a Pope and through the choice made by our Cardinals, we can be assured of the continuous presence of the Holy Spirit and His guidance in the Body of Christ – the Church. We are blessed with St. Peter’s successor, the one that the Church needed and not the one that the media has been speculated about. We now have a Church leader, who, if we look at his life leading up to this important election, we can see that he has truly been living his Christian vocation. From his first words as Pope, we sensed that Francis has a deep love for Jesus and all his spiritual children, especially the poor and the vulnerable.

Many of you have probably heard him speaking. I would like to share a few words from Pope Francis’ Palm Sunday homily, which confirm his deep spirituality.

"A Christian can never be sad. Never give way to discouragement. We are never alone, even at difficult moments, even at difficult moments when our life's journey comes up against problems and obstacles that seem insurmountable, and there are so many of them…

Jesus does not enter the Holy City to receive the honors reserved to earthly kings, to the powerful, to rulers; he enters to be scourged, insulted and abused. His royal throne is the wood of the cross.

Jesus takes upon himself the evil, the filth, the sin of the world, including our own sin," the pope continued, "and he cleanses it with his blood, with the mercy and the love of God. Christ's cross embraced with love does not lead to sadness, but to joy."

Besides being an assurance of God’s love and care for us, the Pontiff’s homily also serves as a reminder of the very special week we are in now – Holy Week. We are now participating in the final days of Jesus’ ministry on earth. I encourage you to make all the effort you can to take part in the various liturgical celebrations through which we will be participating in these salvific events. I would like to leave you with a few words from St. Augustine, who so well explained for us the mystery of Jesus’ Cross and resurrection:

“God decided that, to rescue man from the devil’s power, the devil has to be overcome by justice, not by power… it is the justice of Christ. When  [Jesus] went to His passion, so that He might pay for us debtors what He Himself did not owe … In fact Christ postponed the use of power so that He might first act as was fitting. And for this reason it was necessary that He should be both man and God. For had He not been man, He could not have been put to death; had He not been God, man would have believed not that He did not will to exercise His power, but that He had not power to achieve His will… What could be more just than to go as far as the death of the cross, for the sake of justice? What greater act of power than to rise from death, and ascend to heaven with the very flesh in which He was slain? First justice conquered the devil, then power; power, because He lived again after death, never to die thereafter. Power would have overcome the devil, even if Christ could not have been put to death by him; and yet it showed greater power to conquer death itself by resurrection than to avoid it by continuing to live… The devil was conquered by his own trophy… By seducing the first man, he slew him; by slaying the last man, he lost the first from his snare.”

Dear friends, on behalf of my family and myself, I wish you and your families a blessed Holy Week and a joyful Pascha – Christ’s Resurrection!

Fr. Andrzej Wasylinko

 

April Birthdays
David Sorokovsky
1st
Robert Began
22nd
Richard Howkins
6th
Gerry Zanussi
22nd
Dale Hofer
13th
Myles Bukowsky
26th
Franky Martens
16th
Larry Drescher
26th
Les Schneider
16th
Artur Moeller
28th
Jack McLaughlin
18th
Richard Landry
29th
Deacon Paul Murphy
21st
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deloy Routley is presented his 25 year membership card by Grand Knight, Bernie Lutes.

Congratulations Deloy.

April 6, 2013 Confirmation hosted by Knights of Columbus Council 12202 with help from St. James Council 4949. Bishop Munro officiated with Deacon Paul Murphy.

Twenty two youth were confirmed and the Mass was extremely well attended.

 

Invitations are in the mail for the

2013 Ladies Appreciation Dinner

Along with a sit-down catered meal there will be live entertainment, musicians and youth dancers.

This is a quality event and we would really appreciate a strong turnout. Please plan to attend!

 

 

The Funny Bone

 

Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, 'Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of me life and give up me Irish Whiskey!'

Miraculously, a parking place appeared.

Paddy looked up again and said, 'Never mind, I found one.'

Father Murphy walks into a pub in Donegal, and asks the first man he meets, 'Do you want to go to heaven?'

The man said, 'I do, Father.'

The priest said, 'Then stand over there against the wall.'

Then the priest asked the second man, 'Do you want to go to heaven?'

'Certainly, Father,' the man replied.

'Then stand over there against the wall,' said the priest.

Then Father Murphy walked up to O'Toole and asked, 'Do you want to go to heaven?'

O'Toole said, 'No, I don't Father.'

The priest said, 'I don't believe this. You mean to tell me that when you die you don't want to go to heaven?'

O'Toole said, 'Oh, when I die , yes. I thought you were getting a group together to go right now.'

Gallagher opened the morning newspaper and was dumbfounded to read in the obituary column that he had died. He quickly phoned his best friend, Finney.

'Did you see the paper?' asked Gallagher. 'They say I died!!'

'Yes, I saw it!' replied Finney. 'Where are ye callin' from?'

An Irish priest is driving down to New York and gets stopped for speeding in Connecticut . The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest's breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car.

He says, 'Sir, have you been drinking?'

'Just water,' says the priest.

The trooper says, 'Then why do I smell wine?'

The priest looks at the bottle and says, 'Good Lord! He's done it again!'

Do you have an appropriate joke for this newsletter? Send it to Gerry Glasser!