March 2011 Mother Teresa Council 12202
Website is www.kofc12202.ca
Calendar of Events
Executive Meeting - 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 7pm
Ladies Appreciation - May 6th, 2011
Major Degree - June 11th, 2011
Easter Egg Hunt - May 1st, 2011
Pro-Life Living Rosary - May 15th, 2011
Installation of Officers - June 5th, 2011
Children's Festival - June 12th, 2011
Grand Knight's Report
Grand Knight Message from the March 22nd, 2011 Meeting
Thank you brother Bert for running the meeting in my absence.
Thank you brother Bernie for stepping in the DGK position. I believe this took a lot of pressure off me and the rest of the council.
This month is membership blitz month. We have a first degree on April 5th and hopefully we will have a few candidates to receive that honour. If you haven't already, please talk to a family about belonging to the Knights soon so they can attend the first degree in a couple weeks. We can then follow up with them and have them participate in the major degree happening right here in Vernon on June 11th. This past Sunday we had 4 men interested in becoming a knight, plus a Form 100 handed in for a transfer from 4949 and 1 to transfer from a Philippine council. This is all I was made aware of, maybe there were more, and maybe there will be some fall out in the coming weeks.
Remember also brothers that we will be holding our elections for the new term at our May meeting. If you are not an officer of our council and would consider it, or you are currently an officer and would like to continue on with your role or take on another, please let brother Jack or myself know and we can get you on the list. Thank you to those that have already came forward to take on a role and to those that said they can not for whatever reason continue on in their role next year. It gives us a good idea of what we are up against come May. Please give this some thought and prayer.
At the end of April Brother Bernie and myself will be attending the Convention in Surrey. Please pray for me that I will make it through the weekend with Bernie. Just kidding.... It should be a special convention as it is the 100th Anniversary of the BC/Yukon Knights of Columbus.
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.
District Deputies Report:
My Brothers All,
129 years ago Michael J. McGivney began what is the Greatest Catholic men’s organization in the world, when he founded the Knights of Columbus. We celebrate Founders Day and we celebrate the fraternity that we all enjoy. Because of Father McGivney and his vision, you and I are able to enjoy working side by side for the good of our Church, our Council, our Community and our Families. Being a member of the Knights of Columbus is one of the most positive decisions I have ever made and I urge each and every one of you, right now, to take a moment and invite someone that you know to also experience what can be had as a Brother Knight. Let’s make sure that we have done our job as Knights and have invited more men to join us.
Spring is definitely here and with spring we look toward new beginnings. Let your new beginning be in the form of reconciliation. As we prepare for one of the most special celebrations of our Church, that being the resurrection of our Saviour Jesus Christ, Father Dale is giving of his time so that there is extra time for confessions. Check your bulletins and make a concentrated effort to attend during this Lenten season. Confession is one of the greatest gifts our church gives us. Celebrate your new beginning!
Mark your calendar for June 11th. Council 4949 will be hosting a Major Degree and along with the Major, we will have a Ladies Day Program, Mass and a Four Course Dinner. The dinner is an opportunity for all members of District 8-11 to come together and celebrate the Centennial of the Knights of Columbus in the BC/Yukon jurisdiction. We will be fortunate to have members of our State Executive in attendance at our celebration. Tickets are $20 per person and are on sale at the Rectory and at Advance Fur Dressers.4311- 31 St.
As we progress through our Lenten season, don’t think of giving up, think of “giving”. Exercise the Charity, Unity and Fraternity that we as Brothers stand for.
On behalf of Deb and myself, I would like to wish all of you all the Joys of the Easter Season. May the Risen Lord be your constant companion as we journey through this special time.
Ladies Appreciation Night
On Friday May 6th, our council will hold its 3rd annual Ladies Appreciation Night. This will be the best so far. This year the children will be invited to show their appreciation for their mothers. Please mark your calendars for this event, keep an eye out for your invitiation in the mail. Unlike public/fundraising events we do, this will be priced at cost, so the whole family will be able to attend. We typically have a very high percentage of our membership attend this evening, so come out and meet your fellow member families.
100th Anniversary Celebration!
June 11th - Banquet to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Knights of Columbus in BC/Yukon Jurisdiction. Four Course Dinner at Schubert Centre . $20.00 per person. Tickets available at St. James Rectory and Advance Fur Dressers. 4311- 31St. Phone Michael at 250-542-7200 for information.
Greeting at OLOV
Brother Art Moeller who is also a member of the OLOV Parish Council. He has suggested that the Knights take one Sunday a month to assist the Greeting Group welcome parishioners to the Church. He will be arranging a list of Knights to take on this role. Please give him your full cooperation.
Brother Bert Niehaus has been taking on the server duties assisting Fr. Dale at OLOV for funerals. As he sometimes has other commitments, he is asking for others that he can call on for assistance. Brother Larry Drescher, Brother Gerry Glasser, Brother Jack McLaughlin and Brother Dale Hofer have come forward so far. If you are interested in helping, please contact Brother Bert for more information.
Do you know of anyone needing an Electric Scooter?
The Brother Joe Bukowsky family are donating an electric scooter to anyone financially not able to afford one. So if know of someone that is elderly or physically disabled that requires the scooter, please contact brother Joe for more details.