March 2010 Mother Tersea Council 12202
Website is www.kofc12202.ca
Calendar of Events
Executive Meeting - 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 7pm
Next General Meeting - April 27th - OLOV
Easter Egg Hunt - April 11th - OLOV
Major Degree - April 10/Kelowna, May 15/Kamloops
First Degree May 4th - Vernon
Sacred Heart Work Bee - April 17th - Lumby
Youth Retreat - May 8th
Ladies Appreciation Night - May 14th - Parish Center
Living Rosary - May 16th - OLOV
Multi-Denomination Picnic - May 30th- Polson Park
Children's Festival - June 13th -OLOV
Grand Knight's Report
Grand Knight Message from the March 23rd, 2010 Meeting
Grand Knights Message March , 2010
Brothers, Last night we had a meeting regarding member recruitment with IPSD and Supreme Membership Director Dan O’Hara. This was one of the best education sessions on recruiting I have ever seen. He answered a lot of questions and gave an approach to talking to families that was very laid back and effective.
One thing he stressed and of we have chatted about before is that this is a not a men’s club, but a family fraternity. As you know we have strived to include the wives and children in as many events as we could. This is the way it should be and stressed to the potential families we are approaching to belong to the Knights of Columbus. No family wants their husband’s taken away from them more evenings than they may already are. Another added benefit that I was not aware of is the automatic accidental death benefit coverage with each membership. This would probably come in handy with funeral expenses. While I’m talking about insurance, did you know the Knights of Columbus insurance is rated #1 in Canada and #3 in the US under the Standard & Poor and AM Best rating systems. This is something all potential and new Knights should be aware of.
Another thing pointed out is that we offer Family Faith as well as Family Fun programs. For example, we do faith programs like Mass for the Unborn this Thursday Night, and the Keep Christ in Christmas event we hold before Christmas. For fun programs, the Children’s Festival, and Easter egg hunt come to mind.
One of the greatest things to tell a potential family, why you and your family got involved and want you are getting out of it. Personally for me, I believe the Knights have made me a better husband, father and better person over all. I find also it has helped me in my spiritual growth.
So, if you feel like I do, and want your friends to experience what you are experiencing, ask them to belong to the Knights of Columbus. This is and has been for me an experience of a lifetime.
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
District Deputies Report:
Mass for the Unborn
As you know, last Thursday night the 25th, we had a mass dedicated to Pro-Life. This was concelebrated by Father Dale, Father Andrij and Father Richard. It was a very special evening with more than 20% of our members participating. A huge thank you goes out to all our clergy for their efforts in this event as well as all the council members coming out to this event. We can certainly say this was a huge success and I'm sure our prayers were heard.
APOSTOLIC LETTER: TERTIO MILLENNIO ADVENIENTE
To the Bishops, Priests and Deacons,
1. As the third millennium of the new era draws near, our thoughts turn spontaneously to the words of the Apostle Paul: "When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman" (Gal 4:4). The fullness of time coincides with the mystery of the Incarnation of the Word, of the Son who is of one being with the Father, and with the mystery of the Redemption of the world. In this passage, Saint Paul emphasizes that the Son of God was born of woman, born under the Law, and came into the world in order to redeem all who were under the Law, so that they might receive adoption as sons and daughters. And he adds: "Because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying 'Abba! Father!' " His conclusion is truly comforting: "So through God you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son then an heir" (Gal 4:6-7).
Paul's presentation of the mystery of the Incarnation contains the revelation of the mystery of the Trinity and the continuation of the Son's mission in the mission of the Holy Spirit. The Incarnation of the Son of God, his conception and birth, is the prerequisite for the sending of the Holy Spirit. This text of Saint Paul thus allows the fullness of the mystery of the Redemptive Incarnation to shine forth.
I “JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY AND TODAY" (Heb 13:8)
Blessed Escriva wrote: “This means that if we have a constant relationship with the Holy Spirit, we shall become spiritual ourselves, we shall realize that we are Christ’s brothers and children of God, and we shall not hesitate to call upon our Father… Words cannot go so far as the heart, which is moved by God’s goodness. He says to us, ‘You are my son.’ Not a stranger, not a well-treated servant, not a friend – that would be a lot already. A son! He gives us free access to treat Him as sons, with a son’s piety and I would even say with boldness and daring of a son whose Father cannot deny him anything.”
Sacred Heart Work Bee
On Saturday April 17th, we are holding a Work Bee at Sacred Heart Parish in Lumby. This is to give a little TLC to some of the requirements of both the Hall and the Church. Last year when we did this, there was a ton of well needed maintenance done and was a great success. This year this is less to be done, but help is still needed. If you can paint, wax floors, or are just good with a hammer, we need your help. We will start after the 9am Mass and work until completed whcih shouldn't be much past lunch time. We will also have our BBQ out for lunch. Please call Ron Gatzke (547-6022) or Dale Hofer (938-3253) if you have more questions or are able to help out.
Easter Egg Hunt
On Sunday April 11th, we will be holding our annual Easter Egg Hunt at OLOV. Last year we had over 60 Children participate in this event. This year Brother Igo Pielecki will chair the event along with assistance from Brother Joe Bukowsky. Brother Igo will need assistance hiding the candy, so anyone that can help hime that day, please let him know.
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.