March 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

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Calendar of Events

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

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

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.

Dale Hofer

Grand Knight 12202

District Deputies Report:

Brother Knights:
I bring you greetings from Supreme and from our State Deputy, Michael Yeo. Your council delegates are going to be meeting with our State Executive in Surrey in the end of April at the 99th Annual State Convention. This is to provide information and training to your Grand Knight and Deputy Grand Knight, as well as the presenting of recognition and awards. We also have elections for all State Executive, just as your council does in May. Seeing the full slate of State officers and directors combined with our Bishops and priests and representatives of 125 councils in BC and Yukon all gathered in one place is really impressive. It makes one realize that working with the Knights of Columbus is really about striving to protect the ideals that the Catholic Church has fought for centuries to achieve. By keeping the precepts of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism and working in solidarity with our Bishops and our Priests, the Knights of Columbus make a great impact in every parish and every town and city. Keep up the good work gentlemen and have a very Blessed Easter.

Bruce Lines
DD # 11


Mass for the Unborn

Well Participated!!

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.


Chaplain's Report


To the Bishops, Priests and Deacons,
Men and Women Religious and all the Lay Faithful

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.


To Ponder:

  • “When the fullness of time had come…”summary of salvation history & fulfillment of God’s promises from the time of the Fall (Gn.3:15 ‘I shall put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; it, will bruise your head and you will strike its heel.”), through the Flood, Covenants with Abraham & Patriarch, Exodus from Egypt up to the coming of the Promised Messiah.
  • Have in mind the two natures of Jesus & special role of Mary – the Virgin Mary, by becoming the Mother of Jesus Christ, who is God, is truly the Mother of God. “If anyone does not profess that Emmanuel is truly God and that the Holy Virgin is, therefore, Mother of God (for she gave birth in the flesh to the Word of God made flesh): let him be anathema” – theological statement from the 3rd Ecumenical Council in Ephesus in 341.
  • Very special relationship with God – “Abba, Father” – ‘abba’ is not the word that Jews used to address God, probably because it contains the kind of trust and tenderness that small children have in their dealings with their father.

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.”


Ladies Appreciation Evening is coming soon....

Last years event in my opinion was one of the best events I have been a part of since joing the Knights. We had over 70% participation from our membership which I'm sure is unprecedented. This years event is Friday May 14th at the Parish Center. Please keep this evening open and mark it on your calendar. In the next week or so you (or your spouse) will be receiving an invitation to this important evening. Brother Richard Landry and his team have some fun entertainment planned for our ladies. Stay tuned for more information.

Plaques are Finally Hung

Our council award plaques finally have a home. Thank You to Brother Gerry Glasser and his wife Marlene 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. Due to their efforts, brother Gerry and his wife Marlene earned a Certificate of Appreciation for their efforts.

April Birthdays

Peter Kroft
April 2nd
Bruce Carey April 12th
Dale Hofer
April 13th
Les Schneider April 16th
Franky Martens
April 16th
Jack McLaughlin April 18th
Gerry Zanussi
April 22nd
Robert Began April 22nd
Larry Drescher
April 26th
Myles Bukowsky April 26th
Bud Belanger
April 29th
Richard Landry April 29th

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.


Ben Loewen

Knight of the Quarter

Congratulations to Ben Loewen for earning Knight of the Quarter award. While trying to get his arms around a relatively new job, taking night classes to earn his CMA, and being our treasurer has kept this young Knight a busy man. Ben was also very instrumental in making the Valentine's event the success that it was. He was very much involved in the planning, wrap up and reconciliation of the event. Congratulations again Ben for a job well done.

What is OCPCS?

The responsibilities on the Board of the Okanagan Commemorative Pioneer Cultural Society oversee the whole business of the operation Gateby Place.  Various members are assigned projects such as reviewing policy, regulations, rental contracts, employment contracts, employment benefits, dietary and food services, cleaning services, apartment inspections, building maintenance, building upgrade, security, finance and tenant meetings. The board members are elected, but as Knights of Columbus we are required to have one one board member. Our designee is Steve Malerby and if he can not make it to a meeting for whatever reason, other members are asked to attend.

The OCPCS is a well run business with employees providing low cost housing and the board members are stewards to make sure it will last.

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 ....

This months edition is thanks to our very own Irishman Bernie Lutes

Father Murphy walks into a pub in Donegal, and asks the first man he meets, 'Do you want to go to heaven?' 
The man said, 'I do, Father.'
The priest said, 'Then stand over there against the wall.'
Then the priest asked the second man, 'Do you want to go to heaven?'
'Certainly, Father,' the man replied. 
'Then stand over there against the wall,' said the priest.
Then Father Murphy walked up to O'Toole and asked, 'Do you want to go to heaven?'
O'Toole said, 'No, I don't Father.' 
The priest said, 'I don't believe this.   You mean to tell me that when you die you don't want to go to heaven?'
O'Toole said, 'Oh, when I die , yes.   I thought you were getting a group together to go right now.'

An Irish priest is driving down to  New York  and gets stopped for speeding in Connecticut .   The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest's breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car. 
He says, 'Sir, have you been drinking?'
'Just water,' says the priest.
The trooper says, 'Then why do I smell wine?'
The priest looks at the bottle and says, 'Good Lord! He's done it again!'

Walking into the bar, Mike said to Charlie the bartender, 'Pour me a stiff one - just had another fight with the little woman.' 
'Oh yeah?' said Charlie, 'And how did this one end?'
'When it was over,' Mike replied, 'She came to me on her hands and knees.'
'Really,' said Charles, 'Now that's a switch!   What did she say?' 
She said, 'Come out from under the bed, you little chicken.'

Gallagher opened the morning newspaper and was dumbfounded to read in the obituary column that he had died.   He quickly phoned his best friend, Finney. 
'Did you see the paper?' asked Gallagher. 'They say I died!!'
'Yes, I saw it!' replied Finney.   'Where are ye callin' from?'