Knights of Columbus Council 12202 Newsletter

November 2013 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
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

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


Calendar of Events

Next Executive Meeting - Tuesday

November 12, 2013 - 7 pm

at OLOV Lower level


Your worthy Grand Knight is requesting the presence of any Knights that have joined since 2008! If this is you, we would like to see you there.

Next General Meeting - Tuesday

November 26, 2013 - 7 pm

at OLOV Lower level


Have you considered coming out for about an hour and 15 minutes for lunch with brother Knights? Come join us for the

November Fraternal Knight Lunch

2nd Thursday of the Month, November 14, 2013 - 12:00 to 1:30 pm at the Army, Navy and Air Force (across from the entrance to Home Hardware on 46th Avenue).


Upcoming events
All Saints Party
October 31, 2013









Grand Knight's Message

October 2013


Sept. 30 our Council ended our almost two months of delivering “Meals on Wheels” from the Schubert Centre.

Since October 5th our Council together with Council 4949 have been selling “Charity Appeal” tickets at

The “Village Green Centre Mall”, thanks to all brother knights for helping in this annual fund raiser!

October we will be at the Mall until then 26th. November We will be there from the 2nd to 16th.

Please let me know if you can help. Dale Hofer will be looking after the scheduling while I am away from Nov. 5th to 20th.

This past Sat. the 19th We had a very fun filled “Oktoberfest “ dinner & dance. I will ask brother Bernie to give us a report later.

I hope to have brother Juan give a report later as well regarding the upcoming “All Saints Eve Children`s Party”

Hopefully many brother knights will also attend Remembrance Day events in Coldstream or Vernon!

Thanks to Brother Bernie will run the next Executive Meeting while I am away on vacation.

Also please remember this coming Sunday the 27th after 10:30 Mass I would like to get a Council 12202 photo. If you have Council Blazers, please wear them. It is also our Council`s Corporate Sunday, with the Rosary at 10 AM and Communion together.



November Birthdays
Ron Gatzke 10
Bernardino Ramis
Michael Flaherty-Specht 13
Emile Perreault 24
Ronald La Rose 25
John Zawyrucha 28
Martin Peyton 28
Peter Dooling 28
Harold Keating 28






Chaplain's Message

October 2013

Knight of Columbus - October, 2013

“How great are your works, O LORD! Your thoughts are very deep!” Psalm 92:5

Dear Brother Knights, on Saturday evening some of us had an opportunity to enjoy our Annual Oktoberfest party. Amongst the many great parts of that event, we were able to taste a delicious meal. Personally, my enjoyment of the meal was not just it’s culinary value, but for yet another reason. On Friday evening I was among those who came to help our Brother Randy to prepare this meal. I have to admit, since I am not a cook, it was hard for me to envision an end product just by looking at bags of potatoes, onions, cartons of cream, etc.,. Even by being ask to boil potatoes without peeling them confused me a little bit. However, I knew that Br. Randy had figured it out all well. He just confidently looked at his papers and directed us to various tasks. I was not mistaken. Thanks be to God for blessing people with various gifts that are shared for His glory and for the benefit of others. Truly, it was not just the gift of culinary ability that was shared there, but many, many other gifts that our Brother Knights shared before, during and after Oktoberfest.

“How great are your works, O LORD! Your thoughts are very deep!

I would like now to share a meditation written by one priest who well acknowdged the greatness of God’s creation in us humans. Truly, we need to be grateful to our God for all the gifts that He bestowed on us and how wonderfully He made us. Here are the words of Fr. Anthony:

“Think how marvelous this temple – the human body – is! Take the spleen, for example. Its function is to take the millions of red cells, which wear out daily, reclaim the iron in them, and inject it into the bloodstream for transmission to the bone marrow, where new cells are born. Let this function fail, this tiny bit of iron be missing, and you have iron deficiency anemia.

Think of the heart -  a mass of muscle, weighing about 12 ounces, which beats 100,000 times a day, exerts enough energy every 24 hours to raise a 2-pound weight 12 miles in the air, as it moves 10 tons of blood during that time through 75 to 100 thousand miles of pipes. This remarkable muscle pumps the blood through an amazing length of arteries and veins every 23 seconds, lifting 50 tons of blood between one sunrise and the next. Think of another member of this temple of God -  the human body – the brain with its 9,200,000,000 nerve cells – each single cell more complicated than the most complicated computer man can build.

No wonder Shakespeare felt compelled to cry out: “What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel! In apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world! The paragon of animals!”

Dear Brother Knights, in thanksgiving to God for all the gifts that were given to us, let us continue to share them by worshiping our God and lovingly caring for all His children.

“How great are your works, O LORD! Your thoughts are very deep!









Oktoberfest 2013 - And much fun was had by all!

Bavarian Toast

Ein Prosit, Ein Prosit

Der Germutlchkeit

Ein Prosit, Ein Prosit

Der Germutlchkeit

eince twie suffa






The Funny Bone

Sister Mary Ann, who worked for a home health agency, was out making her rounds visiting homebound patients when she ran out of gas.

As luck would have it, a Texaco Gasoline station was just a block away. She walked to the station to borrow a gas can and buy some gas. The attendant told her that the only gas can he owned had been loaned out, but she could wait until it was returned.

Since Sister Mary Ann was on the way to see a patient, she decided not to wait and walked back to her car. She looked for something in her car that she could fill with gas and spotted the bedpan she was taking to the patient. Always resourceful, Sister Mary Ann carried the bedpan to the station, filled it with gasoline, and carried the full bedpan back to her car.

As she was pouring the gas into her tank, two Presbyterians watched from across the street. One of them turned to the other and said, 'If it starts, I'm turning Catholic.'!


The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to ask the congregation to come up with more money than they were expecting for repairs to the church building. Therefore, he was annoyed to find that the regular organist was sick and a substitute had been brought in at the last minute. The substitute wanted to know what to play.
"Here's a copy of the service," he said impatiently. "But, you'll have to think of something to play after I make the announcement about the finances."
During the service, the minister paused and said, "Brothers and Sisters, we are in great difficulty; the roof repairs cost twice as much as we expected and we need $4,000 more. Any of you who can pledge $100 or more, please stand up."
At that moment, the substitute organist played "The Star Spangled Banner."
And that is how the substitute became the regular organist!

Do you have an appropriate joke for this newsletter? Send it to Gerry Glasser!