January 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 will be on February 24th, 2009
St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Dance - March 14th - Schubert
1st Degree Ceremony - March 31st - Columbus Court
Easter Egg Hunt - April 19th - OLOV
Ladies Appreciation Night - May 8th, 2009 - Location TBA
First OLOV BBQ - May 10th (Tentative)
Children's Festival - Early June - OLOV
Grand Knight's Report
(from January 27th General Meeting)
It seems like forever since our meeting in November. I hope you all had a very spiritual and joyful Christmas.
We’ve had quite a few events over the last two months, more of which you will hear about when we get to the committee reports. They were all successful in one way or another. I’ll get into more detail when we review these events.
We have a big night tonight so I won’t take up too much time. The one thing I want to discuss is membership. We’ve done outstanding so far this fraternal year in bringing in new members. So far Phil Allen, Ben Lowen, Andrew Pfannschmidt, Joan Coan, David Sorokovsky, David Thompson, Juan Ferrigno, Maurice Sperling, Gerry Vanussi, Gord Higginson, David Cleveland, and John van den Heuvel have joined our fraternity, some of which are already actively serving our council. We also have one waiting for his first degree.
As good as this is, I know there are more potential knights out there just waiting to be asked. I chatted with three on Sunday, and none of them said no. They just need to think about it. This is all good news….. I challenge all of you to talk to one person in the next month so that their Form 100 can be read in, in next months meeting. We have a 1st degree here on March 31st.
We also 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. I will be chatting with all potential candidates over the next month or so to get that date locked in.
Thank you for your time. Until next month, live, laugh and be happy, all while doing God’s work.
District Deputies Report:
Brother Knights, I trust you all made it safe and sound through Christmas. It seems that we now have time to relax and rejuvenate ourselves, but don’t be too complacent. I would like to congratulate Grand Knight Dale Hofer and Council 12202 for bringing 6 new members into the Order already this year! They are going to be a Star Council! Our District quota is 19 so we have a long way to go yet! I have received a list of former members that I will be distributing to your councils. These are men who already know the benefits of the Knights and happened to loose interest or be suspended. Let us remember that it is the responsibility of every Knight to bring in new members. We will be having a First Degree as soon as possible so let’s start off the new year in a great way!
Possible Meeting Room Move!
It has been brought up many times that maybe it is time to move our meetings to OLOV. The motion was brought up at this week's general meeting and will be voted upon in the February 24th General Meeting. If you want a say in this and/or to vote, please be sure to attend next months meeting. We could use everyone's input. The motion states that we will be spending greater than $500, not to exceed $3000 for this move. It was seconded and as stated above the voting is tabled until February 24th. A list of expenses will be presented at the meeting. Please attend.
Glory be to Jesus Christ! January, 27th, 2009
Dear Brother Knights, many thanks for your generous Christmas gift – it was well used and appreciated by my family.
Thank you also individual brothers & your families for your lovely Christmas gifts. I would also like to thank you for your participation in the Christmas & Theophany services – this was a great support for me personally, and also, very much appreciated by the St. Josaphat parishioners.
Please read the last issue of Columbia magazine. Many articles there address the issue of abortion. A very interesting and inspiring one for me was about the decline of abortion in Poland: 360 in 2006 compared with 100,000 in 1990s. The article, “A Culture of Life Must Prevail” is found on pages 13-15.
Our budget was announced today, and there was so much news about job losses and also financial frauds perpetrated by politicians, investors and businessmen, so in light of this, I would like to quote a few paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church dealing with the economy.
My personal observation is that it is not the Church’s business to give back lost jobs, but to give an understanding as to why we are now in the sorry economic situation that we are and that if God’s laws & Church teachings were being followed, there would be a different world.
So starting with article 2426, we read: “The development of economic activity and growth in production are meant to provide for the needs of human beings. Economic life is not meant solely to multiply goods produced and increase profit or power; it is ordered first of all to the service of persons, of the whole man, and of the entire human community. Economic activity, conducted according to its own proper methods, is to be exercised within the limits of the moral order, in keeping with social justice so as to correspond to God's plan for man.209
2429 Everyone has the right of economic initiative; everyone should make legitimate use of his talents to contribute to the abundance that will benefit all and to harvest the just fruits of his labor. He should seek to observe regulations issued by legitimate authority for the sake of the common good.215
2432 Those responsible for business enterprises are responsible to society for the economic and ecological effects of their operations.218 They have an obligation to consider the good of persons and not only the increase of profits.
2434 A just wage is the legitimate fruit of work. To refuse or withhold it can be a grave injustice.221 In determining fair pay both the needs and the contributions of each person must be taken into account. "Remuneration for work should guarantee man the opportunity to provide a dignified livelihood for himself and his family on the material, social, cultural and spiritual level, taking into account the role and the productivity of each, the state of the business, and the common good."222
2436 It is unjust not to pay the social security contributions required by legitimate authority.
Unemployment almost always wounds its victim's dignity and threatens the equilibrium of his life. Besides the harm done to him personally, it entails many risks for his family.223
Today’s budget is supposed to be a financial pill for our economy. Well, please listen to what the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church” says, as this document defines the true solution for the world’s problems: “Faith in God and Jesus Christ sheds light on the moral principles that are ‘the sole and irreplaceable foundation of that stability and tranquility, of that internal and external order, private and public, that alone can generate and safeguard the prosperity of States. Life in society must be based on the divine plan because ‘the theological dimension is needed both for interpreting and solving present-day problems in human society... we must not be seduced by ‘the naïve expectation that, faced with great challenges of our time, we shall find some magic formula. No, we shall not be saved by a formula, but by a Person and the assurance that he gives us: I am with you! It is not therefore a matter of inventing a ‘new program’. The program already exists: it is the plan found in the Gospel and in the living Tradition, it is the same as ever. Ultimately, it has its center in Christ himself, who is to be known, loved and imitated, so that in him we may live the life of the Trinity, and with him transform history until its fulfillment in the heavenly Jerusalem.” Amen.
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!
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Anton Schneider earns Knight of the Quarter
Drug Abuse Awareness Evening
On January 14th, our council sponsored a Drug Abuse Awareness Evening at OLOV. Maurice Bouchard will his many law enforcement contacts, arranged to have Constable Cory Abbott speak to both parents and youth of the parish on this subject. Constable Abbott spoke on the detection, prevention and the tools used in the Drug trade. I know that sometimes as Catholic Parents we feel that it could never happen to our children, but it can happen to any one. Thank You Brother Maurice for arranging this event.
Prolife Baby Shower
Brother Joel Allen and his wife Rita have arranged to have a baby crib placed at the back of the church to collect donations for Prolife. This will carry on until early February, so if you haven't contributed yet and intend to, you may want to do it soon. Thank you to Joel and Rita for doing this very important event.