February 2010 Mother Tersea Council 12202
Calendar of Events
Executive Meeting - 2nd 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
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.
Grand Knight 12202
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Valentine's Dinner/Dance &
Friday February 12th
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.
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’”.
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.
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.
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.