February 2010 Mother Tersea Council 12202

Grand Knight
Dale Hofer 938-3253
Deputy Grand Knight
Richard Landry 778-475-0818
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

Calendar of Events

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

Next General Meeting - March 23rd - OLOV

4th Degree - March 20th - Kelowna

Mass for the Unborn - March 25th - St. James 7pm

Easter Egg Hunt - April 11th - OLOV

Major Degree - April 10/Kelowna, May 15/Kamloops

Sacred Heart Work Bee - April 17th - Lumby

Ladies Appreciation Night - May 14th - Parish Center

Multi-Denomination Picnic - May 30th- Polson Park

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

Website is www.kofc12202.ca


Grand Knight's Report

Grand Knight Message from the February 23rd, 2010 Meeting


Grand Knights Message February , 2010


Thank you all for coming this evening. Last month I put out a plea for someone to consider and come forward if they were interested in becoming the next Grand Knight. Our prayers have been answered as Brother Richard Landry has come forward and as you can see is sitting in the DGK’s chair. Thank you very much Richard. Another thank you to Brother Bernie Lutes for the outstanding work he has done while carrying a heavy workload outside of Knight Activities.

This month I want to focus on our major degrees in the Knighthood. You all have taken your first degree which was based on charity; and I’m sure you have never regretted it. I now encourage all of you that have not taken their 2nd and 3rd degree to please seriously consider it. The 2nd degree is based on unity of a group of people with similar values and beliefs. The 3rd degree is based on Fraternity toward your brother Knights. The 2nd and 3rd degree are taken together. The first one in our area is in Kelowna on April 10th and the second one is in Kamloops on May 15th. I highly encourage you to shoot for the April 10th one as if you wait for the May one, you never know, it may end up being cancelled for one reason or another and then you have missed the opportunity.

For all those that have achieved their major degrees, there is a 4th degree March 20th in Kelowna. This degree is based on Patriotism that shows your loyalty toward your country of birth.

Brothers, all of these degrees are extremely rewarding and an important part of the Knights of Columbus and being a Knight. If you have any further questions regarding the 2nd, 3rd or 4th degrees, please ask anyone that has already gone through the process.

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:

District Deputies Report:
I bring you greetings from Supreme and from our State Deputy, Michael Yeo. Brother Knights we are into the time of Lent. Lent is a time of prayer, fast and abstinence in which we try to focus on our relationship with our Lord and Savior. Put the trivial “ways of the world” aside for a bit and try to secure your eternal future by renewing your commitment to Him. He amassed no worldly fortune and did not hoard what he received, but gladly shared his last morsel. He gave everything He had including His life on the Cross so that we would have an example to pattern our lives after. For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him may not die, but may have eternal life.

Bruce Lines
DD # 11


Valentine's Dinner/Dance &

Silent Auction

Friday February 12th

Schubert Center

Great Success!!

If you haven't heard yet and weren't at this event, you missed another dandy time. Not only did we some money at this event, but everyone appeared to have a great time. Thank You to our chairman David Sorokovsky, and his team for another outstanding event. We teamed up with the St.James School Parent Support Group on this event to which half of the net proceeds will be going to their cause. Thank you to everyone who helped and attended this wonderful event.


Chaplain's Report

Knights of Columbus - February, 2010

Glory be to Jesus Christ,

Dear Brother Knights,

For tonight’s meditation I would like to use an article from the last edition of Columbia Magazine written by our Supreme Chaplain, Bishop William Lori, called “Loving the Eucharist.”

The article begins with a very important, but sad statement: “Not long ago, a parishioner said to me that she just didn’t see the need to go to Mass every Sunday. “I go to Mass once in a while, when I think it will help me,” she said. Unfortunately, many people who consider themselves faithful Catholics share this attitude, an attitude that is not proportionate to the gift and mystery of the Eucharist.

Dear friends, I would like to focus on a few points made by Bishop Lori, which indicated that this was a wrong approach and also an inadequate understanding of the mystery of the Eucharist and the celebration of Sunday as the Lord’s Day. As I expand this theme with my own thoughts, I would also like to ask you to meditate in your hearts on where you stand in regards to the statement by Bishop Lori which I started with: “Not long ago, a parishioner said to me that she just didn’t see the need to go to Mass every Sunday. She said,’I go to Mass once in a while, when I think it will help me’”.

  • Sunday/Eucharist as Passover celebration – Passover, that celebrated God’s deliverance of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt to the promised land foreshadowed the great deliverance we experience at the Eucharist: from the slavery of sin to the freedom of the new life of grace that Christ won for us.
  • Eucharist as a Sacrament – Since the Eucharist re-present (makes present again) the death and resurrection of Christ, it contains the entire spiritual wealth of the Church. It brings us into union (communion) with the Trinity and with one another. When we worthily partake of the Eucharist, we participate even now in God’s own life.
  • Sunday obligation/Lord’s Day – the Church rightly obligates us to take part in Mass each Sunday. While we are obligated to receive Communion at least once a year, during the Easter season, the Church encourages frequent reception.
  • Church as a vehicle of salvation – only a validly ordained priest or bishop who acts in the person of Christ and in the name of the Church can offer the Eucharist.
  • Eucharist – ‘thanksgiving’ – the most perfect prayer that we can offer for our loved ones and for all the living and the dead. The word “Eucharist refers to the thanksgiving we owe to God.
  • Sacramental life – If we are aware of any mortal sins we have committed, we should first receive the sacrament of penance.

I wish you all a blessed time of Lent as we prepare to live and celebrate these great salvific acts of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection. Amen.





Vipers Game Well Received

On Sunday February 21st, our council treated the OLOV Youth group to a Vernon Vipers hockey game, pizza and sodas. Most appeared to be having a good time. Some of the youth (mostly the ladies) ran bells and danced when the Vipers scored. Thank you Brother Joe Bukowsky, Anna Schindler, and Dianne Hofer for coming out to assist with this event.

Plaques are Finally Hung

Our council award plaques finally have a home. Thank You to Brother Gerry Glasser and his wife Eve who took the time to dig them out, polish them up and hang them on the wall in our council chambers. They look great, and we can really see have we have excelled as a council over the years.

March Birthdays

Mike Abraniuk March 11th Joe Ackerman March 17th
Ben Allen March 9th Maurice Bouchard March 13th
Clayton Bzdel March 7th Dave Cleveland March 7th
Carl Dumont March 18th Carlos Ferrigno March 7th
Gerry Glasser March 26th Gerry Goudge March 11th
Andrew Pfannschmidt March 17th Maurice Sperling March 7th
Don Wenger March 1st    

March 7th appears to be a popular day for birthdays.....




Sacred Heart CWL St. Patrick's Day Dinner

Lumby Sacred Heart CWL have set March 13 for their St. Patricks Day parish dinner and silent auction as a fundraiser.  All are welcome to come, and anyone that wishes to donate to their silent auction would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Rosa Loewen for more information.


Ron Gatzke - Sacred Heart

Roundtable Coordinator

Thank you to Ron Gatzke for taking on the role of Roundtable coordinator for Sacred Heart parish in Lumby. Brother Ron will be Fr. Richard's goto person for Knight involvement of parish activities. This was achieved at a February 1st meeting at Sacred Heart at which time a great discussion was had on the service needs of the parish. A list was put together and it was decided to have a Work Bee on Saturday April 17th to get things accomplished. Please keep that day open. We will need plumbers, painters, general handymen, and floor waxers for a few hours that day. The time is yet to be determined, so please stay tuned for more information.

Pro-Life Baby Hamper - No Baby Success!

Sorry for the play on words, but this was no baby success, it was a huge success. Brother Joel Allen and his wife Rita did it again. Through their efforts, we collected 151 items that are destined to the Pro-Life Group for un-wed mothers. Thank you to all who contributed to this very worthwhile event.


St. James Adoration

It was brought up at our last meeting that our contribution of hours for adoration being held at St. James Church is very low. There is only one Knight from our council on the list, thank you Brother Will Stanton. I believe it is a great honour to spend time with our Lord. Please look at your calendars, and block out an hour or two to spend some time in adoration. There is a sign up sheet in the Narthex at OLOV.



The Funny Bone ....

A nun, badly needing to use the rest-room, walked into a Local Hooters. The place was hopping with music and loud conversation and every once in a while "the lights would turn off." Each time the lights would go out, the place would erupt into cheers. However, when the revelers saw the nun, the room went dead silent. She walked up to the bartender, and asked,"May I please use the rest-room? "The bartender replied,"OK, but I should warn you that there is astatue of a naked man in there wearing only a fig leaf." "Well, in that case, I'll just look the other way," said the nun. Sothe bartender showed the nun to the back of the restaurant. After a few minutes, she came back out, and the whole place stopped just long enough to give the nun a loud round of applause. She went to the bartender and said, "Sir, I don't understand. Why did they applaud for me just because I went to the rest-room?" "Well, now they know you're one of us," said the bartender, "Would you like a drink?" "No thank you, but, I still don't understand," said the puzzled nun. "You see," laughed the bartender, "every time someone lifts the figleaf on that statue, the lights go out. Now, how about that drink?"


A magician worked on a cruise ship.  The audience was different each week, so the magician did the same tricks over and over again.  One problem:  The captain's parrot saw the shows each week and began to understand how the magician did every trick. Once he understood, he started shouting in the middle of the show:  "Look, it's not the same hat!"  "Look, he's hiding the flowers under the table."  "Hey, why are all the cards the ace of spades? "The magician was furious but couldn't do anything.  It was, after all, the captain's parrot. Then the ship sank.  The magician found himself on a piece of wood in the middle of the sea with, as fate would have it, the parrot.  They stared at each other with hatred but did not utter a word.  This went on for a day and then another and then another. Finally on the fourth day, the parrot could not hold back:  "OK, I give up. Where's the ship?"



The first man married a woman from North Carolina. He told her that she
was to do the dishes and house cleaning.. It took a couple of days, but on the third
day, he came home to see a clean house and dishes washed and put away.

The second man married a woman from South Carolina . He gave his wife
orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes and the cooking. The
first day he didn't see any results, but the next day he saw it was better.
By the third day, he saw his house was clean, the dishes were done and there was a huge dinner on the table.

The third man married a girl from CANADA. He ordered her to keep the
house cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed, and hot meals on
the table for every meal. He said the first day he didn't see anything, the second 
day he didn't see anything, but by the third day some of the swelling had gone 
down and he could see a little out of his left eye, and his arm was healed enough that he could fix himself a sandwich and load the dishwasher. He still has some difficulty when he pees.