Knights of Columbus Council 12202 Newsletter

December 2013 Newsletter

Mother Teresa Council 12202


The 2013-2014 Executive Team

Fr. Andrzej Wasylinko
Grand Knight
Karl Schoenberger
Deputy Grand Knight
Financial Secretary
Steve Malerby
Clay Vernerey
Bert Niehaus
Gerry Glasser
Jack McLaughlin
Ben Allen
Trustee 1 year
Juan Ferrigno
Trustee 2 year
Art Moeller
Trustee 3 year
Bernie Lutes
Inside Guard
Outside Guard
Henry Detourdonnet
Dale Hofer
Service Program Directors
Program Director
Church Director
Art Moeller
Community Director
Ben Allen
Council Director
Family Director
Youth Director
Pro-Life Director
Emile & Alice Perreault
Membership Director 1
Steve Malerby
Membership Director 2
Jack McLaughlin
Sick and Shut-in Director
Wheel Chair Project Director
Don Wenger
Field Agent
Blaine Anhel

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


Calendar of Events

Next Executive Meeting - Tuesday

December 10, 2013 - 7 pm

at OLOV Lower level


There will not be a general meeting in December!

Next General Meeting - Tuesday

January 28, 2014 - 7 pm

at OLOV Lower level


Have you considered coming out for about an hour and 15 minutes for lunch with brother Knights? Come join us for the

December Fraternal Knight Lunch

2nd Thursday of the Month, December 12, 2013 - 12:00 to 1:30 pm at the Army, Navy and Air Force (across from the entrance to Home Hardware on 46th Avenue).


November Lunch









Grand Knight's Message

November 2013


I was away for a couple of weeks in November; I would like to thank Past Grand Knight, Bernie Lutes for running our last executive  meeting earlier this month.

On Monday November 25th our council together with Council 4949 began selling Charity Appeal tickets at the Schubert Centre, we will be there every Monday, while the Farmers Market is there, until December 23. If you can help, or you want some Charity Appeal tickets to sell to your family and friends, please phone myself or John Prost. January 4 we will be selling tickets again at the Village Green Centre Mall. Thanks to all who have helped so far.

I encourage all members and their families to attend the Necrology Mass this Friday night 7 PM at St James. Let us remember our departed brother knights. I will be unable to attend as I will be in Victoria.

Please support our brother knights in Council 4949, with their Pasta Night, this Sat. November 30th.

This coming month we will be asking our fellow parishners  for their help in supporting Food for Families, which our Council will match, up to $1,000.00.

Early in the New Year we should be having a 2nd and 3rd degree, as we have a number of Knights that have not completed their journey to full  Knighthood.

Happy to welcome our new District Deputy for District 11 “Michel Saab”. We wish him well in his new endeavors.

I would like to wish all brother Knights and their families, a Blessed and Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!



December Birthdays


Stanislaw Mielniczuk
6 Michael Mulholland
12 Blaise Mac Neil
15 Angelo Sabbadin
18 Albertino Mendes
29 Gordon Adams
29 Brandt Robbenhaar
31 Steven Stenhouse






Chaplain's Message

November 2013

Knights of Columbus General Meeting – November 26th, 2013

Dear Brother Knights,

First of all I would like to greet you all and wish you many God’s blessings on the occasion of the new liturgical season that you will begin this coming Sunday – December 1st – that of Advent. As you are going to enter the special time of preparation for Christmas, I wish you all that through prayer, fasting and works of charity, your hearts will be purified and well prepared to received the new born Messiah, Our Savior, Jesus Christ.

As we are entering our new liturgical season, we are also beginning a new series of spiritual messages from our Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori. For those who have already received the latest “Columbia” magazine had an opportunity to read about this initiative. Archbishop Lori explained that this is going to be a series of articles on men’s spirituality. The idea was the result of a discussion with various chaplains during the 131 Supreme Convention this past August. Additionally, it also addresses an important issue that our society is dealing with now: the meaning of masculinity. And if one follows the media, the conclusion would be that there is a not a very positive picture of a man out there – especially that of a man as husband and father. Thus, I personally, am looking forward to these articles.

Dear friends, Archbishop Lori also explained in his message that in those coming articles he will include saints who are role models for men. Following this indication, I would like to do something on my own. I would like to mention during my main spiritual message a saint of the day that our Eastern Catholic Church Commemorate. Thus today we commemorate the Venerable Alypius the Stylite. I would like to conclude with the short story of his life that was taken from the book called: “Prologue from Ochrid”. As you listen to this story, I hope that you find something that you will find worthy of emulating and also enriching for your faith, especially now at this coming Advent season.

Alypius was born in Hadrianopolis, a city in Paphlagonia, Asia Minor (modern Turkey). From childhood, he was dedicated to the service of God. He served as a deacon with Bishop Theodore in the church in that city. But, desirous of a life of solitude, prayer and meditation, Alypius withdrew to a Greek cemetery outside the city. This was a cemetery from which people fled in terror, because of frequent demonic visions seen there. Alypius set up a cross in the cemetery and built a church in honor of St. Euphemia, who had appeared to him in a dream. Beside the church, he built a tall pillar, climbed on top of it, and spent fifty-three years there in fasting and prayer. Neither the mockery of men nor the evil of the demons was able to drive him away, nor cause him to waver in his intention. Alypius especially endured countless assaults from demons. Not only did the demons try to terrorize him with apparitions, but stoned him as well, and gave him no peace, day or night, for a long time. The courageous Alypius protected himself from the power of the demons by the sign of the Cross and the name of Jesus. Finally the demons were defeated and fled from him. Men began to revere him and come to him for prayer, consolation, instruction and healing. Two monasteries were built beside his pillar, one on one side for men and one on the other for women. His mother and sister lived in the women's monastery. St. Alypius guided the monks and nuns from his pillar, by example and word. He shone like the sun in the heavens for everyone, showing them the way to salvation. This God-pleaser had so much grace that he was often illuminated in heavenly light, and a pillar of this light extended to the heavens above him. St. Alypius was a wonderful and mighty miracle-worker in life, and also after his repose. He lived for one hundred years and entered into rest in the year 640, during the reign of Emperor Heraclius.

Dear brother Knights, again I wish you, your families and friends, a blessed, joyful and healthy Christmas & New Year.



All Saints Party

The Little "Saints" had a great time as did their parents.




Identify the members Contest

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Contest Rules: (Open to all members except Newsletter editor)

1. Match up the names with the correct faces.

2. Submit your entry either by e-mail or mail or hand-deliver to the editor by December 15, 2013.

3. In the event of a tie, one name will be drawn from the most correct answers.

Prize will be a Knight's of Columbus beer mug.


Joel Allen

Bernie Lutes

Bernie Ramis

Bert Niehaus

Stan Kopp

Clair Methot

Emile Perreault

Fr. Andrzej Wasylinko

Gerry Glasser

Gerry Goudge

Gerry Zanussi

Jack McLaughlin

Joe Ackerman

Joe Bukowsky

Joe Deuling

Anton Schneider

Larry Drescher

Mark Foster

Marc Fortier

Maurice Bouchard

Steve Malerby

Ron Gatzke

Brian Monaghan

Steve Malerby












Stroke has a new indicator: Pass this along to friends and family. Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue.

STROKE:Remember the 1st Three Letters .... S. T. R.


During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) ... she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.

Jane's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 PM Jane passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this.

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke ... totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR. Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S * Ask the individual to SMILE.
T * Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. Chicken Soup)
R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call an emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke -- Stick out Your Tongue!

NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other,that is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.





The Funny Bone

The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray:
'Take only ONE. God is watching.'
Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.
A child had written a note, 'Take all you want. God is watching the apples....'


A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work.
As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.
The girl replied, 'I'm drawing God.'
The teacher paused and said, 'But no one knows what God looks like.'
Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, 'They will in a minute.'


A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.
The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small.
The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.
Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.
The little girl said, 'When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah'.
The teacher asked, 'What if Jonah went to hell?'
The little girl replied, 'Then you ask him'.


The elderly priest, speaking to the younger priest, said, ''You had a good idea to replace the first four pews with plush bucket theater seats. It worked like a charm. The front of the church always fills first now.''

The young priest nodded, and the old priest continued, ''And you told me adding a little more beat to the music would bring young people back to church, so I supported you when you brought in that rock 'n roll gospel choir. Now our services are consistently packed to the balcony.''

''Thank you, Father,'' answered the young priest.

''I am pleased that you are open to the new ideas of youth.''

''All of these ideas have been well and good,'' said the elderly priest, ''But I'm afraid you've gone too far with the drive-thru confessional.''

''But, Father,'' protested the young priest, ''my confessions and the donations have nearly doubled since I began that!''

''Yes,'' replied the elderly priest, ''and I appreciate that. But the flashing neon sign, 'Toot 'n Tell or Go to Hell' cannot stay on the church roof!"

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