November 2010 Mother Teresa Council 12202
Website is www.kofc12202.ca
Calendar of Events
Executive Meeting - 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 7pm
KCIC Family Event - December 12th - OLOV
Pro-Life Baby Basket - January 2011 - OLOV
Valentines Dinner/Dance - February 12th, 2011 Parish Center
Mass for the Unborn - March 25th, 2011
Ladies Appreciation - April 29th, 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 November 23rd, 2010 Meeting
How about those Saskatchewan Roughriders? This year they won't loose by a penalty.
This month I would like to quote a section from "The Rediscovering Catholicism" book. This is taken from the chapter, "What are we celebrating?"
"I believe the best way to defend life is to celebrate life. I believe the best way to celebrate life is to live our life to the fullest. To embrace life with our arms wide open, to lay our lives enthusiastically at the services of humanity, to love deeply the people that cross our paths, and above all, to embrace our God. Life should never be wasted. Not one moment, because life is precious.
I believe the best way to defend the faith is to celebrate our faith. The best way to celebrate Catholicism is to live the faith more fully with each passing day, allowing it reach in to every corner of our lives. When Catholicism is the foundation of our family life, our social life, our intellectual life, our spiritual life, our community life, and our professional life, then we have established an integrated life - a life of integrity. That unity of life will speak more powerfully than any words can ever speak."
In a nutshell live life by example. I remember growing up as a kid, embarrassed when we prayed before a meal and I had friends over. Now, like my parents, we pray before every meal even when we have company for dinner; leading by example. I find it always amazing when my children's friends feel quite uncomfortable and uneasy while we pray. I do believe as what Matthew Kelly states above to live life and faith more fully each day, people will follow your lead.
If you haven't already bought one of these books, please do so. You will not regret it.
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:
My Brothers All,
It’s happening, here we are a month before Christmas and I have had to stop and give myself the reality check……its’ not about getting the lights up on the garage or trying to figure out what kind of gift to get my wife…..its about stopping and rejoicing in the reason we are celebrating this season. It is about the fraternal friendships that we share with one another as Brother Knights and more importantly about the good works that our Order does BECAUSE we celebrate the Birth of Christ and what that means to all of us.
I look around and see how fortunate I am. I think of those men and women who are away from home because they are defending the right to worship I think of all of those who are cold and hungry while I write in my daytimer yet another social event. I think of the little girl I watched on the Santa Claus parade who wished everyone a Happy Holidays. I think of the money that will be spent “buying” happiness. I think of all of these things and I want to say, I’m sorry God….. Thank you for the reality check.
I will be attending the semi-annual DD’s meeting in Surrey the first weekend in December. It provides an opportunity for all of the DD’s to come together and share ideas and successes, as well as to find out the goals of the Jurisdiction for the next six months of our fraternal year.
I am pleased with the recruitment results to date in District 11, but one thing that this season does provide us with is the coming together not only at mass, but for other seasonal occasions….look around you, do you see a catholic gentleman that is not a Brother. Extend that hand of welcome and invitation!
On behalf of Deb and our family, I would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Be safe in your travels over the holiday season and remember, when you are greeted with a seasonal salutation, return that greeting with a MERRY CHRISTMAS and give thanks for the glorious gift of the Birth of our Saviour!
Merry Chritmas, Joyeux Noel
Michael Gernat DD #11
Remembrance Day Celebrations
This year as we did last year, we had presence at three different locations, Vernom, Coldstream and Lumby. At Vernon and Coldstream, we also had the addition of the 4th degree honour guard. Hopefully next year we can do that at Lumby as well. The participation from all accounts was tremendous at all three locations. With military action at the forefront of media every day or so, we can't help but feel the need to paricipate in these memorials. I believe also that more and more people present also have a connection of a person that has been killed in action recently. Thank you to all that attended, and especially Bert Niehaus who gets everyone organized at the Vernon event. Pictured below is the laying of the wreath in Coldstream. Thank you to Mary Malerby for this picture.
Our annual Necrology Mass was held on November 18th, and co-sponsored with Council 4949. This was probably the biggest turnout that I have ever seen. Thank you to Fr. Richard and Fr. Andrij for concelebrating to very important mass. Also thank you to Juan Ferrigno from our council for co-organizing this and to all who helped out and attended that evening. Someday our names will be on that list as well.
Eucharistic Miracle Display
On Saturday November 13th and Sunday November 14th, at the Parish Centre, we all had the opportunity to view and read about Eucharistic Miracles that have happened over the last 2 thousand years. I hope everyone took the time to take advantage of this while it was in our area. I found it extremely interesting. Thank you to all the helped out in the security aspect of the event as well as the take down and packing up of the displays. There is a book available that has these miracles and many more published in it. I have some information on ordering the book if you wish to get one.
Our Advent mission is Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 11:00 a.m. Fr. Brian Kelty from Victoria will the our geust speaker. God bless you.
Keep Christ in Christmas Family Event
This years annual event will take place on Sunday December 12th, 2pm at OLOV. As usual this event is geared to display the true meaning of Christmas. Bring out the kids, Santa will be there to pay homage to the new born Christ.
On the weekend of November 5-7th, our council sponsored 4 youth for the Christ the King Seminary Vocation Live-in. At the conclusion of it, they all said they enjoyed but never in their lives prayer so much. Some were even considering going again. The four boys were Jonah Toporchuk, Gareth Frisby, Joel Pfannschmidt, and Lucas Hofer. Thank you to Brother Joe Bukowsky for putting this together. Here they are pictured below. L-R, Lucas, Gareth, Joel and Jonah.