October 2009 Mother Tersea Council 12202

Grand Knight
Dale Hofer 938-3253
Deputy Grand Knight
Bernie Lutes 545-9564
Financial Secretary
Steve Malerby 542-9579
David Cleveland 938-5020
Bert Niehaus 549-7437
Ben Loewen 542-4342
Clair Methot 542-2051
Myles Bukowsky 550-5795
Trustee 1 year
Juan Ferrigno 545-2065
Trustee 2 year
Jack McLaughlin 260-1933
Trustee 3 year
Ron Gatzke 547-6022
Inside Guard
Anton Schnieder 549-1789
Outside Guard
Ben Allen 550-6111
Joe Bukowsky 545-8110
Fr. Andrij Wasylinko 549-1327

Field Agent
Blaine Anhel 1-250.804.8787

Calendar of Events

Executive Meeting - 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 7pm
General Meeting - 4th Tuesday of the Month, 7pm

Next General Meeting - November 24th - OLOV


Necrology Mass - November 18th - St. James - 7pm

Family Christmas Party - November 28th - Schubert Center - 6pm

KCIC Youth Event - December 17th - 7pm

First Degree - December 15th - Columbus Court - 7pm


Program Director Bernie Lutes 250-545-9564
Church Director Jack McLaughlin 250-260-1933
Community Director David Sorokovsky 250-545-3352
Council Director Bert Niehaus 250-549-7437
Family Director Maurice Bouchard 250-549-2310
Youth Director Richard Landry 778-475-0818
Membership Director Steve Malerby 250-542-9579
Recruitment Jack McLaughlin 250-260-1933
Recruitment Dale Hofer 250-938-3253
Health Director Larry Drescher 250-545-0081
BBQ Director Myles Bukowsky 250-550-5795
Bingo Director Gerry Goudge 250-545-8986

Website is www.kofc12202.ca





Grand Knight's Report

Grand Knight Message from the October 27th, 2009 Meeting

Brothers, we have a busy evening tonight, but I have a few points I want to make.

First of all Oktoberfest was a great success by all accounts. I believe one of the reasons for the success was the amount of Knights involved in the project. A huge thank you goes out to the Chair David Sorokovsky for keeping the team on track. The directors, Maurice Bouchard for Beverages, Clayton Bzdel for decorations and setup, Myles Bukowsky for Food, and Steve Malerby for Sales all had their respective teams in fine order. Thank you very much for a job well done. I look forward to the detailed report to be given later.

Secondly we held a membership blitz over the last couple weeks. Two weeks ago we were focused on Sacred Heart and it appears we have one readmission from there. This past weekend we focused on OLOV. I’m not sure of the results there yet. I did not receive any cards at the end of mass, but maybe the potential candidates need to think on it. On the positive side, two of our Knights took Form 100’s for their sons. That’s always good news. More good news is if just half of you would bring a new family in to our order, we would make another Double Star year. I’m sure you all know someone that just needs to be asked. Please give that some thought.

Lastly, Brother Larry Drescher and I attained our 4th Degree on the 18th. After getting that, I encourage all 3rd degree members to go through it. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it very enlightening. Thank you to Sir Brother Steve Malerby for sponsoring us through this degree.

Thank you for attending this evening and I look forward to a very fulfilling year a head of us. Thank you for your time. Until next month, live, laugh and be happy, all while doing God’s work.


Dale Hofer Grand Knight 12202

District Deputies Report:

Worthy Grand Knight and Brother Knights:
Brother Knights, I bring you greetings from Supreme and from our State Deputy Michael Yeo. With the October membership blitz coming to a close, we will be welcoming new Catholic gentlemen to our Knights of Columbus councils. These men and all new members are anxious to be identified as a Knight of Columbus. With the number of programs that are planned, it should be easy to keep them busy and visible within the parish and community. Have a productive month and take a pause
on Remembrance Day.
Bruce Lines
DD # 11


Family Christmas Party

November 28th, 6pm

Schubert Centre

Calling all Knight Families!!

We will be having a traditional turkey dinner. Cost is $15/person with 12 and under free.

Please call Bert Niehaus at 549-7437 or Dale Hofer at 938-3253 for tickets or more information.

Don't forget about Rememberance Day Celebrations on November 11th.

We will be laying wreaths at the Wesbuild Center, Coldstream Cenotaph, and in Lumby. Please be at any of these locations by 10:45 if you are planing on being in the procession. For the Wesbuild Center, be in the lower parking lot.



Chaplain's Message     

Glory be to Jesus Christ,

Dear Brother Knights,

On the 1st Sunday of October, Oct. 4th, we had a very special event in our country – the National Life Chain. I would like to thank all of you who participated in this event and for expressing our belief in the sanctity of life. For those who were there, you may recall that at one point in the Life Chain, a group of 5 or six youth came to oppose our pro-life message. Among them was a young lady, maybe a university student with a sign on her chest: “My body, my womb, my life, my choice”. When I thought about this sign, it was a clear expression of humanity’s self-defining and rejection of what God revealed about us at creation. In Genesis, besides having the divine command to multiply and steward the earth, we were told that we were created in God’s image and likeness. Image, meaning that we have an intellect & will. Likeness, having the life of God, the life of the Holy Trinity. Additionally, to be created in God’s image and likeness was to love as God loves with self-sacrificial love. Also Adam and Eve had additional special gifts called “Preternatural gifts”. They included: 1. Impassability - cannot suffer like we suffer today. They could suffer only in a way of self-donation, self-giving, 2. Immortality – live forever’ 3. Integrity – the intellect informed the will and Adam could know a thing and act on it. He was disciplined.

When they fell, they lost the likeness, which is the life of the Trinity and the preternatural gifts. The intellect became darkened and the will weakened.

St. Paul would write in one of his letters, that the things I don’t want to do I do, and thing I should do I don’t do… Through baptism we receive the grace of the Lord, but we have to struggle with the battle of intellect and will. The Church calls this a state of concupiscence – tendency to do wrong. Today with the life of the Holy Trinity we still struggle with sin but can overcome it with prayer, devotion to the Lord, intimacy with the Lord through Sacraments. The young lady with her message expressed the humanistic or atheistic understanding of who a human being is, one definedby our reason alone. A few weeks ago the prefect for the Congregation for Bishops, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, referring to Pope Benedict XVI’s recent encyclical “Caritas en veritate”  said, “Only faith and reason together will save man. Reason always needs to be purified by the faith and at the same time religion always needs to be purified by reason in order to show its authentic human face.”

Dear Brothers, we live in a society that unfortunately does not want to give too much credit and validity to faith and only glorifies reason. Thus it is our responsibility as Christians to bear constant witness to the faith known reality, which is God revealed truth about creation. This challenge and responsibility was well summarized by our Pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI at his canonization message for five new saints. Since all of us are called to holiness, this message would apply to us as well. He said that: “A saint is one who doesn't put themselves at the center, but rather chooses to go against the grain and live according to the Gospel… Jesus invites his disciples to the total giving of their lives, without calculation or personal gain, with unfailing trust in God. "The saints welcome this demanding invitation and set about following the crucified and risen Christ with humble docility. Their perfection, in the logic of a faith that is humanly incomprehensible at times, consists in no longer placing themselves at the center, but choosing to go against the flow and live according to the Gospel." Dear Brothers, let us ask our Heavenly Father for the strength and courage to meet this challenge and be His present day true disciples, ones who bear witness to being created in God’s image and likeness. Thank you.





Sunday November 22nd, Praznyk Celebration at St. Josaphat

Our Praznyk, parish feast day will be celebrated on Sunday, Nov. 22nd. Pontifical Divine Liturgy will begin at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will follow after the Divine Liturgy. Bishop Ken will be attending.

St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church is located North on 23rd Street off 39th Avenue.

Brother Myles Bukowsky Earns Knight of the Quarter Award

Brother Myles, put in an very busy summer. From organizing the many BBQ's that were staged, to being part of the organizing committee for our move to OLOV. Myles puts in many hours of "behind the scenes" activity that helps to make our council a success. During Septmeber he also was part of the planning commitee (Food Preparation) for our very successful Oktoberfest Celebration. Thank you for all you contribute Myles.

Thank you.

Oktoberfest 2009

What a party!! For the first kick of the can for our council, did it go great or what!! We had nothing but rave reviews. A huge congratulations goes out to the team that put it together. First to the Chairman, David Sorokovsky who did a great job in focusing and keeping the team on track. For the first project he has lead since just becoming a Knight, this is incredible. To David's Team of Directors, Maurice Bouchard who led the beverages team, Myles Bukowsky for leading the food team, Clayton Bzdel for leading the decoration and setup team, and Steve Malerby for the leading the sales team; Congratulations to you all on a very sucessful event.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration 2010

Our council is in deperate need of someone chair this event. Our past chair (for the last 8 years) Steve Malerby will be away during the planning time of this event, so will not be able to repeat the task. If some one does come forward soon to run this event, we will have to take it off our calendar for this fiscal year. If you are interested, please let Dale know.

(P.S. Steve has all the planning notes from previous years.)