Knights of Columbus Council 12202 Newsletter

May 2014 Newsletter

Mother Teresa Council 12202


The 2013-2014 Executive Team

Fr. Andrzej Wasylinko
Grand Knight
Karl Schoenberger
Deputy Grand Knight
Financial Secretary
Steve Malerby
Clay Vernerey
Bert Niehaus
Gerry Glasser
Jack McLaughlin
Ben Allen
Trustee 1 year
Juan Ferrigno
Trustee 2 year
Art Moeller
Trustee 3 year
Bernie Lutes
Inside Guard
Outside Guard
Henry Detourdonnet
Dale Hofer
Service Program Directors
Program Director
Church Director
Art Moeller
Community Director
Ben Allen
Council Director
Family Director
Youth Director
Pro-Life Director
Emile & Alice Perreault
Membership Director 1
Steve Malerby
Membership Director 2
Jack McLaughlin
Sick and Shut-in Director
Wheel Chair Project Director
Don Wenger
Field Agent
Blaine Anhel
As you may know, the Knights of Columbus is involved in charitable works around the world. We also need to remember those close to home. If anybody knows of a fellow Knight or parishioner who is in financial difficulty we would like to help if we can. Please call Clair Methot at (250) 542-2051 with the details and he will bring the request to the Executive for their evaluation before bringing it to the general membership for their approval.

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

Calendar of Events

Next Executive Meeting - Tuesday

May 13 , 2014 - 7 pm

at OLOV Lower level


Next General Meeting - Tuesday

May 27, 2014 - 7 pm

at OLOV Lower level


One of the reasons for our being declined funding by Community Gaming this year was an inadequate number of members at our annual meeting last year. For 2014 the Executive requests all current members in the area who are able to attend to be at the meeting on May 27, 2014 which, for the purpose of a larger attendance will be held in the Narthex of Our Lady Of The Valley. Come through the Main doors upstairs and be there for the meeting to start at 7:00 P.M. sharp. Your attendance is expected. This meeting will be NO LONGER than one hour. [During this meeting we will also be voting on a proposed $10,000 donation to the Vernon General Hospital Foundation.]


May Fraternal Knight Lunch

2nd Thursday of the Month, May 08, 2014 - 12:00 to 1:30 pm at the Army, Navy and Air Force.




Grand Knight's Message

May 2014


Some of the Council's & Parish activities for the next Month.

Friday April 25th – Sunday May 27th - Grand Knight & Financial Secretary will be attending The Annual B.C & Yukon State Convention in Richmond on your behalf.

Sunday April 27th  - Annual Children's Easter Egg Hunt for Children 12 years and under. This is after 10:30 Mass at O.L.O.V.

Friday May 2nd  - 6:00 PM @ The Schubert Centre, Our Council's Annual Ladies Appreciation Night.

Saturday May 3rd - Outdoor work Party from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM @ St. James School, volunteer's needed.

Month of May @ Schubert Centre Volunteer's needed Mon, Wed and or Fri. approx 11:15 AM -12:15 PM. This is for Meals on Wheels.

Saturday May 10th – 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM - Council's Annual Garage Sale. Donate And or Buy!

Tuesday May 27th – 7:00 PM General Meeting & Election of Officers , most important meeting of the year, Please make every effort to attend.

Thanks to all the, brother knights who willingly volunteer when help is needed.

On Wednesday April 9th, those of us who attended the Vernon & Area Pro Life Dinner & A.G.M were treated to an amazing guest speaker, 33 year old Stephanie Gray. She spoke for over an hour, without notes. She is very committed to Pro-Life.

Karl Schoenberger

Grand Knight

Mother Teresa Council #12202
Brother Knights doing some work at the church




Chaplain's Message

May 2014

April 22, 2014

Christ is Risen!

Indeed He is Risen!

Dear Brother Knights, one day a violin teacher was asked by his student:  “Well, what’s the good news?” The old music teacher walked over to the tuning fork and struck it with a mallet. “There is the good news for today,” he said. “That, my friend, is A. It was ‘A’ all day yesterday. It will be ‘A’ all day tomorrow, next week, and for a thousand years. The soprano upstairs warbles off-key, the tenor next door flats his high ones, and the piano across the hall is out of tune.  Noise all around me, noise; but that, my friend, is A.”

Dear friends, last Sunday, on the Easter Sunday, we too received the ‘good news’. This news is, as we sing in our troparion:

“Christ is risen from the dead, trampling death by death, and to those in the tombs giving life.”

The ‘good news’ of Easter Sunday is that Christ is risen and he changed the nature of death. With His suffering, dying and death He gave it a new meaning. Physical death is no longer the end of one’s existence, but the beginning of a new stage in our relationship with a loving and caring God. This wonderful mystery is for us to comprehend, to live and to share as good news with those who do not know Christ or do not fully believe in Him.

Dear Friends, Christ’ Resurrection, Easter or Pascha from the Aramaic, gives meaning to everything. Pascha is all-pervading in the Christian life; the Paschal Mystery is Christ Himself. Without Pascha, life would be quite worthless and empty, because life would be nothing but time spent waiting for death. But Christ is Risen, trampling down death by death! Death has no more sting, hell has no more victory!  Pascha transfigures time: because of Pascha the year becomes the Christian year. We Christians are always living ‘towards Pascha’ – we Christians are always living in the Paschal Mystery, or else we are not living at all.

Dear brother Knights, the music teacher in his story reminded us that we have the same noise all around us today, as he had in his music school – the noise of the moral confusion of the day, the pain of suffering and dying, etc., but thank God, He has sounded the note A; He has given us God’s unchanging truth.

I would like to conclude with a story of one person who shared what Christ’s resurrection meant to him:

After my wife’s death, someone asked me how I was doing, how I was coping. My answer was,  “Christ is risen.” Not understanding my answer the person said, “So what?” Whereupon I said to him, “If Christ is risen, then all is well. I have nothing to worry about. If Christ is risen, then my sins are forgiven. If Christ is risen, then my wife’s grave, and all graves, are empty. ‘Why do you seek the living among the dead?’ asked the angel. If Christ is risen, then He has opened the door to Paradise. ‘Today, you will be with Me in Paradise,’ said Jesus to the penitent thief. If Christ is risen, there is no situation in life which is a dead-end. ‘In the world you have tribulation,’ said Jesus, ‘but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.’”

Dear friends, may you and your families be richly blessed in this Easter season. May joy, health and happiness fill your hearts abundantly. May the reality of the Risen Lord change the lives of all of us – lives which need to be lived according to that joyful reality.

“When did God die?” a wife asked her preacher husband one day.

“What do you mean?” said the husband. “God is not dead!”

Then the wife said to him, “Well, judging by the way you are so depressed and distraught over that problem you are facing, I just though that maybe God was dead. You are certainly acting as if He were dead.”

Beloved in Christ, Easter Sunday, Pascha comes every year – and indeed every Sunday – to remind us that God is not dead, that all is well because Christ is risen, risen indeed!






Q - How much do you appreciate your wife and everything she does every day all year long ?

Q - How often to let her know how much you care?

Q - When is the last time you have been able to take her out for an evening to let her know you really care?

Q - When is the last time you and your wife have been able to go out with your Fellow Knights and their wives?

Q - Lately have you been saying "I’m getting older and I think I’ll pass on this opportunity?"

A - The upcoming ladies appreciation night is a great time to say thanks and show your appreciation to your wife and also show your fellow Knights you are glad we came up with this event.

This year we have our very own Joe Bukowsky and his band playing all your favourite music along with your chance to show your dancing skills or quietly listen to well-done music by people you know.

Last year your K of C Council held over 30 planned events and your Grand Knight Karl believes this is one of the most important events we plan during the year. Prove him right by planning on buying your tickets early and attending this quality catered meal in the company of friends.

Tickets will be available from Knights at the back of the Church the next few weeks. If we haven’t seen your name on the tickets purchased list expect to receive a call from one our Knights on the planning team. We want to fill the hall and know you had a chance to be part of this Annual event. Remember no babysitter is necessary your children are invited and we have a Family rate we think is reasonable.


May Birthdays
1 Ignacy Pielecki
3 Reinie Berndt
6 Paul Allen
10 Kenneth Lehman
12 Father Ryszard Hanaczewski
14 Ignacy Pielecki
17 John Vanden Heuvel
18 William Kovach
19 Father Andrzej Wasylinko
23 Brian Malerby
30 Henry Detourdonnet





**A father was approached by his small son who told him proudly, "I know what the Bible means!"
His father smiled and replied, "What do you mean, you 'know' what the Bible means?
The son replied, "I do know!"
"Okay," said his father. "What does the Bible mean?"
"That's easy, Daddy..." the young boy replied excitedly," It stands for 'Basic Information Before Leaving Earth.'
There was a very gracious lady who was mailing an old family Bible to her brother in another part of the country.
"Is there anything breakable in here?" asked the postal clerk.
"Only the Ten Commandments." answered the lady.
"Somebody has said there are only two kinds of people in the world. There are those who wake up in the morning and say, "Good morning, Lord," and there are those who wake up in the morning and say, "Good Lord, morning."
A minister parked his car in a no-parking zone in a large city because he was short of time and couldn't find a space with a meter. Then he put a note under the windshield wiper that read: "I have circled the block 10 times. If I don't park here, I'll miss my appointment. Forgive us our trespasses."
When he returned, he found a citation from a police officer along with this note "I've circled this block for 10 years. If I don't give you a ticket I'll lose my job. Lead us not into temptation."

There is the story of a pastor who got up one Sunday and announced to his congregation: "I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building program. The bad news is, it's still out there in your pockets."
A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas just before a long holiday weekend. The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars ahead of him. Finally, the attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump.
"Reverend," said the young man, "I'm so sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip."
The minister chuckled, "I know what you mean. It's the same in my business."