June 2012 Newsletter

Mother Teresa Council 12202

Website is www.kofc12202.ca

The 2011-2012 Executive Team

Fr. Andrzej Wasylinko
Grand Knight
Bernie Lutes
Deputy Grand Knight
Clay Vernerey
Financial Secretary
Steve Malerby
Dale Hofer
Bert Niehaus
Gerry Glasser
Jack McLaughlin
Ben Allen
Trustee 1 year
Art Moeller
Trustee 2 year
Juan Ferrigno
Trustee 3 year
Maurice Bouchard
Inside Guard
Anton Schnieder
Outside Guard
Bill Walker
Ben Loewen
Service Program Directors
Program Director
Clay Vernerey
Church Director
Juan Ferrigno
Community Director
Art Moeller
Council Director
Gerry Glasser
Family Director
Joe Bukoswky
Youth Director
Angelo Sabaddin
Pro-Life Director
Clayton Bzdel
Membership Director
Steve Malerby
Recruitment 1
Dale Hofer
Recruitment 2
Jack McLaughlin
Sick and Shut-in Director
Larry Drescher
BBQ Director
Steve Stenhouse
Wheel Chair Project Director
Don Wenger
Field Agent
Blaine Anhel

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

Refer to page 4 for 2012-2013 Executive and Director listing.

Calendar of Events

Executive Meeting - 2nd Tuesday of the month, June 12, 2012 - 7 pm OLOV Council Chambers lower parking lot

Final General Meeting of the Fraternal Year - 4th Tuesday of the Month, June 26, 2012 - 7 pm OLOV Council Chambers lower parking lot.

Please plan to be there!

Fraternal Knight Lunch - 2nd Thursday of the Month, June 14, 2012 - 12:00 to 1:00 pm at the Legion (behind Watkin Ford). Come join us!!!!

Children's Festival

June 24, 2012

after Mass to approx. 1:30

Uncle Chris the Clown

Cotton candy

Bounce Enclosure

Fish Pond - Face Painting

Hamburger, Hot Dog BBQ

A GREAT time for Children of all ages


Grand Knight's Comments


As I complete my first year as your Grand Knight, I look back over the past twelve months and see the dedication of your executive. A Council is only as strong as the men you vote in to manage the Council on your behalf. Clearly you should be very proud of their accomplishments. We had a full team during the year including very active directors for Family, Youth, Council, Community, Church, and Pro-life. As a Council we completed over 30 projects under the direction of your program directors. No small task!

We will start off the new fraternal year in July with a complete slate of officers including chairmen for all planned events with the exception of the Oktoberfest event. As your Grand Knight, I believe we cannot move ahead with this event without an identified and involved chairman. This event is usually our biggest fund raising event for the Council and I would ask any brother who feels he can contribute by overseeing this to step forward now. Thanks.

Summertime is now upon us and I wish each of you and your families a healthy and happy summer. Your Council executive meetings will continue through the summer and a planned special general meeting (get-together) is being considered for August.

This Council Newsletter is your summer edition and monthly Newsletters will again commence in late September.

God Bless,

Brother Bernie

Your Grand Knight

Field Agent Knights of Columbus Insurance

Four parts of retirement: Phase One

In the next four articles, I would like to discuss a goal that’s on many workers’ radar: retirement. To some, retirement is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow or the reward after a long career. It’s a time to relax, take up a hobby and enjoy life. Whether retirement is just around the next corner or if you have another 30 years to go, it’s never too soon or too late to start planning or revise that plan.
Some experts suggest that there are four phases of retirement: protection, accumulation, income de-accumulation and care. In this article, I will tackle protection.
Protection is the base element of any well-founded financial plan; the base of the pyramid, for example. Without basic protection against premature death or the inability to earn income due to disability, the remainder of the pyramid collapses. If you own mutual funds and die without life insurance, those funds will be needed to pay final expenses (collapsing), perhaps at the most inopportune time (after a market correction). If you own mutual funds and lose your ability to earn income due to disability and are without paycheck protection, those funds will be needed in order to pay living expenses (collapsing), perhaps at the most inopportune time (is there ever an opportune time?).
So, basic protection is a must. The good thing is that this protection is offered by the Knights of Columbus. Our whole life products and disability income insurance are designed with this goal in mind. For example, our Life Paid Up at 65 plan is perfect for this purpose because premier payments end right when retirement is upon you. There are many other options that I can discuss with you that will fit your needs and your budget.
A newer addition to our product portfolio, disability income insurance protects your most valuable asset: your ability to work and earn money. Plans can be customized and are available to cover many professions, from farmers to lawyers.
Once you’ve established the proper protection, the next phase is accumulation of cash, which I will discuss in a future article.
Contact me to learn more.

Blaine Anhel, FIC
Field Agent, Knights of Columbus Insurance
Cell: 250.804.8100

e-Mail: [email protected]


Installation of Officers 2012-2013

Installation of Officers was held June 6, 2012 at 6:30 pm. This year we had the installation of Officers at St. Josaphat's Ukranian Catholic Church to honour our Chaplain, Fr. Andrzej who with District Deputy, Dale Hofer, State Warden , Michael Gernat and District Warden, Steve Malerby officiated at the Installation of Officers ceremony. A social was held after the ceremony hosted by several of the wives of the incoming executive. Thank you ladies.

St. Josaphat's Ukranian Catholic Church at 2210 40th Avenue, Vernon, B.C.

Your 2012-2013 Executive with invited guests

Financial Secretary -Steve Malerby

Incoming Pro-life Director - Will Stanton

District Deputy - Dale Hofer

Grand Knight - Bernie Lutes, State Warden - Michael Gernat, Chaplain - Fr. Andrzej, District Deputy - Dale Hofer
The Executive forms a cross as part of the Installation Ceremony


2012-2013 DIRECTORS:
Grand Knight: Bernie Lutes   Program Director: Deputy Grand Knight: Karl Schoenberger
Deputy Grand Knight: Karl Schoenberger - Program Director   Church Director:   Art Moeller
Treasurer: Gerry Glasser  

Vocations chairman:

Deacon Paul Murphy

Financial Secretary: Steve Malerby  
Lumby Round Table Coordinator:
Steve Stenhouse
Recorder: Bert Niehaus  
Necrology Mass:
Bernie Lutes/ Fr. Andrzej
Chancellor: Clay Vernerey  
Eucharistic Ministries, Music ministries, ushering:
Art Moeller
Advocate: Jack McLaughlin  
Council Director:
  Randy Piccini
Trustee (One Year): Maurice Bouchard  
Fraternal luncheon:
Dale Hofer
Trustee (Two Year): Juan Ferrigno  
Keep Christ in Christmas Magnet Program:
Bernie Lutes
Trustee (Three Year): Art Moeller  
Knight of the Quarter:
Bernie Lutes
Warden: Ben Allen  
Installation of Officers (June):
Randy Piccini
Outside Guard: Bill Walker  
Website Manager:
Gerry Glasser
Inside Guard: Ron LaRose   Youth Director:   Angelo Sabbadin
Membership Director I: Steve Malerby  
All Saints Halloween Party:
Juan Ferrigno
Membership Director II: Jack McLaughlin  
Scholarship program:
Appointed Positions:     Community Director:   Ben Allen
Lecturer: Ben Loewen  
Wheelchair Chairman:
Don Wenger
Chaplain: Fr. Andrzej Wasylinko  
Visiting the Sick (Mr. Sunshine):
Larry Drescher
Council Bulletin/Newsletter:
Gerry Glasser/Bernie Lutes
      Family Director:   Joe Bukowsky
Ladies Appreciation Dinner:
Dale Hofer
Children’s Festival chairman:
Joe Bukowsky
Children’s Easter Egg Hunt:
Joe Bukowsky
Family of the Quarter/Year:
Bernie Lutes
Church Barbeques:
Steve Stenhouse
      Pro-Life Director:   Will Stanton
Pro Life Sunday:
Bert Niehaus
Baby Crib/Gift Basket:
Joel Allen


Web Master's Hints:

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From the 'Home' page you can view pictures of recent as well as previous events over the years by clicking on the 'Gallery' tab.






Children's Festival Request for help from fellow Knights

Please note the request from Brother Joe Bukowsky to make this annual event another great success.

From: Joe Bukowsky [mailto:[email protected]]

Phone Home: (250) 545-8110 - Phone Cell: (250) 309-0301

Sent: May 29, 2012 11:03 AM

Subject: Help

Dear Brothers:

   Time to get crews together for our Children’s Festival! We will need at least 6 guys for set up at 09:00 on the 24th.

  We should also have 2 people for each of the following stations: 1) popcorn, 2) cotton candy 3) fish pond (Lauren Bukowsky would like to do this if Sydney Hofer will partner ask Dale) 4) face painting (Amanda Bukowsky and confirm that Maytée Ferrigno is still willing).

   I like to have one person at most stations from 11:30 to 12:30 and next person from 12:30 to 1:30.

We will also need 5 or 6 for cleanup.

All else is in place and I thank you in advance for your help with the organizing.

Please confirm the following:

1) Steve Malerby will get tent and popcorn machine to OLOV

2) Dale and Dianne Hofer will get supplies for fish pond and face painting

3) Steve Stenhouse has a crew and is prepared to feed 225 (locate juice dispensers)



Juan Ferrigno ....


.... Deloy Routley

61 people saw the movie "Courageous" over the two days in May that it was shown in the Narthex at OLOV. Your movie team plans to hold movie nights this fall for those who have not yet had a chance to see this wonderful movie.

When a tragedy strikes close to home, four police officers struggle with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers; together they make a decision that will change all of their lives.
The movie "For Greater Glory" which depicts the Mexican struggle for religious independence in the early part of the 1900's was released on June 1, 2012. In its first week of showings it was rated in the top 10 movie releases for 2012.



Fifth Annual BC/Yukon State Council Golf Tournament

July 21, 2012

You are invited to the Fifth Annual BC & Yukon State Golf Tournament. Your State Executive will be present at this event and this event is hosted by by the BC & Yukon State Council and Councils 4949 and 12202. We hope to see you there.

To register contact:

Brother -Dale Hofer Phone: (250) 938-3253 - E-mail: [email protected] or

Michael Gernat - Phone: (250) 558-3498 - E-mail: [email protected]






Chaplain's Five

Knights of Columbus  - May 23, 2012

Glory be to Jesus Christ,

Dear Brother Knights,

Norman Cousins, an American political journalist, author, professor, and world peace advocate said once: “What holds men back today is not the pressure of realities, but the absence of dreams. If the dreams are good enough, no realities can stand against them. It was man’s imagination… far more than his science that sent him to the moon.” Vision!

A girl visiting her psychiatrist said, “Doctor, can’t you give me something to look forward to?” A vision, a hope for the long future – this is what we must have – or we perish.

In one of the many art galleries of Europe, there is an old Greek statute of Apollo, a beautiful figure of physical perfection. Someone visiting the gallery said he didn’t know which was more impressive to him, to look at the statue or to stand and watch the people as they looked at the statue. Invariably, he said, everyone who stood before it, even for an instant, began to straighten up, put back his shoulders, and stand tall – the lifting power of a vision of great beauty.

Jesus, for Whom the heavens opened when He came out of the Jordan waters, has never ceased to open heaven for us. He is our vision – a vision that makes us straighten up, push back our shoulders, and stand tall as God’s children. Gaze upon Him faithfully each day. Open your soul to the vision He offers though prayer, the Bible, the Church. Then with the vision in your heart, turn strong to meet your day.

This wonderful vision and the meaning of the reality of being God’s children is the theme of May’s meditation written by Bishop Lori. Our Supreme Chaplain addressed the very important topic of the ‘Dignity of Man.” We are reminded by him that being created in ‘the image of God’ we poses a dignity that is unmatched by the rest of creation. Bishop Lori explains that, our vision, the purpose of our creation was  “to reflect the creative, life-giving and utterly generous love that characterizes the relationship between the Persons of the Trinity. Our human capacity for truth and our ability to be loved and to love — however limited by nature and wounded by sin they may be — reflect something of God’s inner life.”

The Supreme Chaplain corrects the modern world’s mistaken attitude toward the dignity of the human person as being of the same value, if not of less importance, as all the other parts of creation, that is animals, trees, etc.

Bishop Lori brings to our attention the Church’s teaching “that man is “the only creature on earth that God willed for its own sake” (Gaudium et Spes, 24). This means that God willed us into being for no reason other than his love for us. Simply put, God did not need us, but wanted us to share in his infinite truth, beauty, goodness and love. This is the key to our human dignity.”

Dear brother Knights, one of the headlines for us Canadians now over the last 100 days has been the students’ strike in Quebec.  If the original issue was the tuition raise, from various media reports we can hear that there is more at stake than that. One of the reasons for such a violent reaction, I heard on the radio, is the fact that there is a lack of hope about the future. There is the sense of hopelessness that the education the students are getting now will not bring them jobs and security. There seems to be a growing gap between the older and younger generations in regards to their visions and dreams. Certainly, I too would be rather pessimistic, if there was only this physical life and world, if there was no God and heaven. Certainly, there are so many bad things happening that bring to question the meaning of human life.

The true meaning of our life is addressed in one section of Bishop Lori’s meditation. He brought to our attention an early Church saint, St. Irenaeus of Lyons who also had to address a culture in which human dignity was threatened by flawed views about the meaning of life. St. Irenaeus wrote, “The glory of God is man fully alive, and the life of man is the vision of God.” I invite each brother to read the mediation and discover what St. Irenaeus meant by that.

Dear friends, the Catholic Church is approaching the end of the Easter season with her preparation for the great feast of Pentecost, the feast of the birth of the Church. It is on that day that humanity received the great gift of the Holy Spirit, the Third person of the Holy Trinity. Now, all of us baptized and Christmated faithful are the temples of the Holy Spirit – what a great dignity! I will end with the final words from Bishop Lori’s meditation, which once again point out this great dignity: “The mere fact that we are called to eternal friendship with God means we possess a dignity beyond compare. We are called to live and work “in the world” and yet we are not to be “of the world” (see Jn 17:14-15). We are down to earth but called to a greatness that goes beyond our earthly existence.” Amen.





Don Wenger was the chairman of the wheelchair foundation drive for our parish held during May.

$150.00 would deliver a wheelchair to someone in need of Hope, Mobility, Freedom and Independence. Donor forms can still be obtained from Don Wenger or any of the Council Executives.

Fund Raising update.

We have raised enough funds to buy 19 wheelchairs to date.

Well done, thank you to all who contributed.

[ We have decided to hold the Wheelchair drive open until the end of

June to try to meet our goal of 23 wheelchairs and to allow those who may still want to donate to do so. ]






---- For Sale ----

3rd Degree Medallions

For the foreseeable future State will continue to distribute the medallions at the 3rd Degree Exemplifications to new 3rd Degree members. Should councils/3rd Degree Knights wish to purchase them they are available from Supreme Supply Department at a cost of $5.00 each. Please let Steve Malerby know so that we can make one bulk order.


June Birthdays
Richard Howkins
Deloy Routley
James Schommer
Dale Olson
Will Stanton
July Birthdays
Maurice Sperling
Joseph Monteyne
Roger Savoie
Herbert Niehaus
Joseph Bukowsky
Phillip Allen
Ben Moore
Joel Allen
Karl Schoenberger
Juan Ferrigno
Joshua Verhage
August Birthdays
Randall Piccini
Joseph Deuling
John Arsenault
Ken Wright








Advance Notice of Catholic Men's Conference in Vancouver

My hope is that we as a council might consider filling a seven passenger Van and attending this function or, in co-operation with the District Deputy, having the Schubert bus available for us to use. All interested Knights please contact your Council Church Director for next year, Arthur Moeller, to make him aware of your interest.









Grand Knight Bernie Lutes Presented

The Hofer Family with a Plaque and Certificate for

Family of the Year 2011-2012

Grand Knight Bernie Lutes Presented

Gerry Glasser with a Plaque and Certificate for

Knight of the Year 2011-2012


The Funny Bone...

A teenage boy had just passed his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car.

His father said he'd make a deal with his son, "You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible a little, and get your hair cut. Then we'll talk about the car."

The boy thought about that for a moment, decided, he'd settle for the offer, and they agreed on it.

After about six weeks his father said, "Son, you've brought your grades up and I've observed that you have been studying your Bible, but I'm disappointed you haven't had your hair cut."

The boy said, "You know, Dad, I've been thinking about that, and I've noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair, and there's even strong evidence that Jesus had long hair."

(You're going to love the Dad's reply!)

The father replied "Did you also notice they all walked everywhere they went?"