March 2009 Mother Tersea Council 12202
Dale Hofer 938-3253
Deputy Grand Knight
John Johnston 275-0745
Steve Malerby 542-9579
Joe Bukowsky 545-8110
Bert Niehaus 549-7437
Bernie Lutes 545-9564
Mike Abraniuk 545-1565
Myles Bukowsky 550-5795
Trustee 1 year
Clay Vernerey 545-0616
Trustee 2 year
Roy Wylie 558-4838
Trustee 3 year
Jack McLaughlin 260-1933
Ed Sylvestre 503-7623
Richard Landry 275-0818
Clair Methot 542-2051
Fr. Andrij Wasyinko 549-1327
Calendar of Events
Executive Meeting - 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 7pm
Next General Meeting - April 28th - Columbus Court
Easter Egg Hunt - April 19th - OLOV
Ladies Appreciation Night - May 22nd - Illahee Inn
Major Degree - May 23rd - Salmon Arm
First OLOV BBQ - May 10th (Tentative)
Children's Festival - June 14th - OLOV
Grand Knight's Report
From Grand Knights Message from the March 24th, 2009 General Meeting
Wow, what an exciting meeting; eight new men joining our wonderful Knights of Columbus, and five of them from our very own 12202 council.
With Lent upon us and Easter just around the corner, I hope everyone is taking the time to reflect on this season. This is a time for sacrifice, and a time for forgiveness. Every Friday until Easter, Brother Jack or one of his designates are leading the stations of the cross at OLOV. Please try to partake in this, even just once.
It is always a pleasure to be able to give out an award. This first one is for the Knight of the Quarter for January thru March. If you were to look up the definition of a Knight of Columbus in the dictionary, you really should see this man’s face there. As a new Grand Knight, I have consulted with him a great deal on a number of issues. I immensely respect his opinion. This month he organized our largest annual fundraiser of which was our most successful to date. I may be Grand Knight, but he really does run the show. I present this Knight of the Quarter award to Steve Malerby.
The second award goes to a young gentleman who is responsible for bringing in a couple new men into our fraternity. It is a VIP award that comes from State. Congratulations Ben Allen on our great work.
As stated last month, we have a major degree on Saturday May 23rd in Salmon Arm. If you are currently are a 1st degree, please mark this date on your calendar. If you know already that this date will work for you, please let me know and I will put you on the list.
Thank you for your time. Until next month, live, laugh and be happy, all while doing God’s work.
District Deputies Report:
Brother Knights we will soon be celebrating the great feast of Easter, commemorating or risen Lord. This is the basis of our Holy Faith and one of the reasons we Catholics are the true Church. I trust that you will all celebrate with faith, family and fraternity this Easter season. Our District membership is growing nicely this year thanks to a growth spurt by Council 12202 and Council 4712. Good work guys. We are trying to form a Council in Enderby this year also, so we have some work to do there. All the councils are active in service programs which is nice to see. If you, the Knights of Columbus, are the right arm of the Church and the CWL is the left arm of the Church, then together we shall support our Priests and our Church. Have a very Blessed Easter.
Meeting Room Move March Update
As you know the move to OLOV has been approved. The executive discussed the timing and details of the move at length. The first general meeting will take place on September 22nd. This will be the first general meeting of the fraternal year. This gives us time to source all the necessary flags, tables, table clothes, etc to furnish our new room. Until that time, all general meetings will take place at Columbus Court at 7pm.
February/March - Beginning of Lent
Dear friends, since yesterday, the Ukrainian Catholic Church is in a new liturgical period – Lent or the Great Fast. The Roman Catholic Church will begin this tomorrow. Although there are some differences in how this liturgical season is observed in our Churches, there is a common beginning, which I would like to address.
In order to find the common ground on the true meaning of Lent and its purpose in our lives, we need to go back to its origin and see how the first Christians developed and observed it. If we now take for granted that Lent is a 40 day fast before Easter in imitation of Moses’, Elijah’s or Jesus’ fast, it was not so originally. It all began with the celebration of Easter, or the Christian Passover. It was a one-day celebration preceded by a one-day fast, held on a Saturday. However, besides celebrating the death and resurrection of our Lord, this time of the liturgical year was also connected with the preparation and celebrating of Baptism. By the 3rd century, the rite of Christian Initiation had already become associated with the Paschal Vigil, the evening service on Holy Saturday. Another development in the Church since the 2nd century, was the establishment of Wednesdays and Fridays as days of fasting. So the final days of preparation for Baptism at that time, Friday and Saturday were fasting days for those who were about to join the Church. In the 3rd century it would be however, not two but already 6 days, the entire week that would be spent in fast, something which laid the basis for the development of a full Holy Week.
Lent, as we understand it today, came to be observed by other Christians out of devotion, who being in the presence of catechumens joined them in their asceticism. It is only by the fourth century that the fast before Easter was generally observed throughout the Eastern Churches and probably as late as the 7th in the Western Church.
Fasting in the early centuries was observed strictly. Only one meal a day – in the evening – was allowed; meat, fish and dairy products being absolutely forbidden. But as the centuries passed and perhaps in answer to constantly changing cultural, industrial, and national situations, the nature of Lent became less severe. So we are today where we are – observing it differently.
I would like to end with a few words taken from the Papal Message for the Great Fast 2009, which addresses the present day situation of fasting. Our Pontiff wrote: “In our own day, fasting seems to have lost something of its spiritual meaning, and has taken on, in a culture characterized by the search for material well-being, a therapeutic value for the care of one’s body. Fasting certainly brings benefits to physical well-being, but for believers, it is, in the first place, a “therapy” to heal all that prevents them from conformity to the will of God. In the Apostolic Constitution Pænitemini of 1966, the Servant of God Paul VI saw the need to present fasting within the call of every Christian to “no longer live for himself, but for Him who loves him and gave himself for him … he will also have to live for his brethren” (cf. Ch. I). Lent could be a propitious time to present again the norms contained in the Apostolic Constitution, so that the authentic and perennial significance of this long held practice may be rediscovered, and thus assist us to mortify our egoism and open our heart to love of God and neighbor, the first and greatest Commandment of the new Law and compendium of the entire Gospel (cf. Mt 22, 34-40).
As you enter Lent tomorrow, I wish you all that it be a blessed and spiritually enriching time.
Attention All Recruiters! We’re already well on our way to a record number of new members invited in to Knights of Columbus Council 12202 for the 2008-09 Fraternal Year.
As an added bonus to make this year one for the record books, should Council 12202 reach a Net Gain of 20 new members for the 2008-09 Fraternal Year, each new member and their proposer will have their name entered into a draw for an Alaskan Cruise for 2.
We all know that every Catholic man should be afforded the opportunity to join our ranks. With a little effort, this trip could be yours. Happy Recruiting!
Contest Eligibility Requirements
Contest Generously furnished by:
Amery Schultz,FIC Knights of Columbus Fraternal Advisor1-866-375-5632 or [email protected]
Steve Malerby Earns Knight of Quarter Award
Calling all 1st Degree Knights!!
On May 23rd, Salmon Arm Council is hosting a Major (2nd/3rd) Degree. This opportunity does not come along often. As a matter of fact, it will only come once this year to our district and that is on May 23rd. Please take advantage of it.
Why would you like to persue your 2nd and 3rd Degree????
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The Schedule is as follows:
Ladies Program from 1-4pm at no cost to the ladies.
This degree is put on for the benefit of the candidates and their families. To emphasize the special significance of the event, all candidates and their families are ENCOURAGED to attend the Mass and Dinner.
Congratulations to Clayton Bzdel, Mike Mulholland, Ron Gatzke, Robert Began, and Stan Mielniczuk for attaining their 1st Degree's on March 24th.
Interesting Reading from one of Brothers... Angelo Sabbadin (Has now become a Monk)