September 2013 Newsletter

Mother Teresa Council 12202

Website: www.kofc12202.ca

The 2013-2014 Executive Team

Chaplain
Fr. Andrzej Wasylinko
250-549-1327
Grand Knight
Karl Schoenberger
250-542-6806
Deputy Grand Knight
TBA
Financial Secretary
Steve Malerby
250-542-9579
Chancellor
Clay Vernerey
250-545-0616
Recorder
Bert Niehaus
250-549-7437
Treasurer
Gerry Glasser
250-545-0577
Advocate
Jack McLaughlin
250-260-1933
Warden
Ben Allen
250-550-6111
Trustee 1 year
Juan Ferrigno
250-545-2065
Trustee 2 year
Art Moeller
250-542-8466
Trustee 3 year
Bernie Lutes
250-545-9564
Inside Guard
TBA
Outside Guard
Henry Detourdonnet
250-260-3548
Lecturer
Dale Hofer
250-938-3253
Service Program Directors
Program Director
TBA
250-542-6806
Church Director
Art Moeller
250-542-8466
Community Director
Ben Allen
250-550-6111
Council Director
TBA
250-558-5402
Family Director
TBA
250-545-8110
Youth Director
TBA
250-308-5210
Pro-Life Director
TBA
250-503-7240
Membership Director 1
Steve Malerby
250-542-9579
Membership Director 2
Jack McLaughlin
250-260-1933
Sick and Shut-in Director
TBA
250-545-0081
Wheel Chair Project Director
Don Wenger
250-542-8694
Field Agent
Blaine Anhel
250-804-8100

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

 

Calendar of Events

Next Executive Meeting - Tuesday

September 10, 2013 - 7 pm

at OLOV Lower level

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Next General Meeting - Tuesday

September 24, 2013 - 7 pm

at OLOV Lower level

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September Fraternal Knight Lunch

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

Come join us for lunch! This is NOT a business meeting, just Knights enjoying each other's company!

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Special Team meeting for all Knights interested in helping with this year's Oktoberfest

Meeting will be held immediately after the Fraternal Knight Lunch (Maximum time 1/2 hour) Please consider becoming involved. We NEED your help.

 

Upcoming events
Last BBQ of the Season
September 15, 2013
Oktoberfest
October 19, 2013
All Saints Party
October 31, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Knight's Message

July & August 2013

 

First of all ,thanks for coming out to my first regular meeting as Grand Knight of this Council. I have sent an e-mail to Kevin O`Malley representing “Catholic Athletes for Christ” a group that supports the Church and evangelizations. This group can be used as guest speakers at monthly meetings to help attendance. I don`t know until I hear back from Kevin if they operate in Canada. In any event, I am looking at trying to get guest speakers for at least some of our meetings. I believe quite firmly that if we can get our members out to meetings we will get more knights involved in our many activities . I am going to try and convince our members to try to attend at least two meetings a year.

The week of August 10-18th is Knights of Columbus Family week. I am interested in ideas for some activity for our Council to be involved in that week.

It`s no secret that I want improved relations with our brother knights in 4949. We are all working for the same goals, to work for our Church, Families and Communities. I would like you see if we could have ball and or hockey team were we played against each other. I am sure some of you have other ideas. We should try to support one another in each others Council  functions! I am also interested to see if any of our members would like a Knights Christmas party !

I will want some help with our upcoming “Oktoberfest” we did well last year, lets  see if we can do even better this year.  The date is Sat. Oct 19th please mark your  calendar .

Oct. 31 is the eve of All Saints, we again hope to have a fun evening for the Children at our All Saints Children`s Party.

We are planning three more Sunday B.B.Q. on Aug 04, Aug.24 & Sept.15th, please help if you can, let Gerry Glasser know if you can help with the set-up ,serving and or clean –up.

We will also need brother knights, again with the Annual Knights of Columbus Charity Appeal.

I hope we can work on the goal that State has given as of recruiting one member per month per council.

Lastly I want and need your help and support to make our council even better!

 

GRAND KNIGHT'S REPORT AUGUST 27, 2013

Our Council have had five successful B.B.Qs. so far this summer, the first one on June 2nd, the last one planned for September 15th, weather permitting.  Thanks to all who helped out!

Starting August 7th, Our Council was delivering “Meals on Wheels” every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This Friday is the last for the Council for some time as 24 different organizations are involved. Thanks to Emile & Gerry for their help!

Our Council`s big fund-raiser this fall is on Saturday October, 19th. Okotoberfest, with the band that was very popular last year, The Ever Green Drifters, are back. This will be at The Parish Centre!

I was happy to meet this past Sunday, Dianne Wilson and her husband, Peter. Dianne will be Principal at St James School for the next year!

We hope to plan a membership drive soon. There must be men in the Parish just waiting to be asked to join the Knights!

Brother Dale helped us receive $10,000 from Gaming which was given to different groups in Vernon with the largest amount donated to the Schubert Centre in the amount of $2,500.

This fall we need a brother knight of chair our Council`s part of the Charity Appeal working together with our brothers in Council 4949!

Also, expected date next year Friday, May 02, 2014 for our Council 12202`s Ladies Appreciation Night at the Schubert Centre! This is lots of notice, so make plans to attend.

 

 

Chaplain's Message

July & August 2013

Dear Brother Knights, there is a story about a soldier who returned home from the war with his face badly disfigured. He was so bitter that he wished to die. One day a plastic surgeon agreed to restore his face if the boy would furnish him a photograph of himself to go by. In his despondency the boy said, “Can’t you do better than that?  I was never much to look at. Why can’t you use the picture on the wall?” The picture on the wall was an icon of Christ. The surgeon used it as a model. When the bandages were removed, the boy saw a face not at all like his old face, but one amazingly like the icon on the wall. That night he decided, “Since I look like Him, there is only one thing to do – I must become like Him.”

Dear friends, the decision that was made by this young man captured for us the essence of our Christian existence – the process of proceeding from the image of God to the likeness of Christ through the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is a desire to return to something better than we are now in our redeemed, but yet fallen nature and began the process of spiritual work of growing in holiness. This is our journey of faith towards heaven. And as we know, faith is one’s belief in God and all He has revealed; trust in God, personal surrender and obedience to Him. This journey of faith involves a sacramental life, one’s participation in Confession and Eucharist; the ascetical works of prayer, fasting, Bible reading, etc.; works of mercy – one’s financial support for various charities and practical involvement in various projects. What I mentioned is in essence a summary of what the Brother Knights are called to do or an ideal to which we are called – to become like Christ.

Dear Brother Knights, this process of transformation that the young man in our story decided to take upon himself and to which all of us are called to be engaged in, is not an easy one. We need constantly to be blessed with God’s grace, and also assisted with other resources in order that we may be aware of where we are going in this special journey. There is one new resource that I would like to encourage you to find a moment and start to read – the 1st Encyclical of Pope Frances: “Lumenum Fidei” -. I will quote just one paragraph to give you a taste:

“In faith, Christ is not simply the one in whom we believe, the supreme manifestation of God’s love; he is also the one with whom we are united precisely in order to believe. Faith does not merely gaze at Jesus, but sees things as Jesus himself sees them, with his own eyes: it is a participation in his way of seeing. In many areas in our lives we trust others who know more than we do. We trust the architect who builds our home, the pharmacist who gives us medicine for healing, the lawyer who defends us in court. We also need someone trustworthy and knowledgeable where God is concerned. Jesus, the Son of God, is the one who makes God known to us (cf. Jn 1:18). Christ’s life, his way of knowing the Father and living in complete and constant relationship with him, opens up new and inviting vistas for human experience… To enable us to know, accept and follow him, the Son of God took on our flesh. In this way he also saw the Father humanly, within the setting of a journey unfolding in time. Christian faith is faith in the incarnation of the Word and his bodily resurrection; it is faith in a God who is so close to us that he entered our human history. Far from divorcing us from reality, our faith in the Son of God made man in Jesus of Nazareth enables us to grasp reality’s deepest meaning and to see how much God loves this world and is constantly guiding it towards himself…”

Dear friends, I wish you all continued health and a blessed time of this wonderful summer, and also a faith-filled life journey. Amen.

Glory be to Jesus Christ,

Dear Brother Knights,

We now are coming to the end of the summer vacation. Children are soon getting back to school and we too we change our gears and begin what can be called ‘regular time.”

For us, ‘regular time’ ought to be an even deeper time of involvement in prayer, fasting and almsgiving – the “Three Good Companions”.  As Brother Knights, we are asked and challenged again to commit ourselves to live our faith more actively. What I mean is probably clear to everyone, since we have received e-mails from our Grand Knight inviting us to sign up for various positions of responsibility connected with the charity work we do.

In order to better respond to this request, I would like to share the following story:

“A successful businessman once was asked for the secret of success by a student, who interviewed him as part of his senior thesis. Thoughtfully, the businessman pondered the question. His reply summed up success in three words: “And then some.”

“You see,” he said, “I learned early in life that the difference between average people and the truly successful could be simply stated in those three words. Top people did what was expected, and then some!” The truly successful people were thoughtful of others; they were considerate and kind – and then some. They met their obligations and responsibilities fairly and squarely – and then some. They were good friends and helpful neighbors – and then some. They could be counted on in an emergency – and then some.”

Dear friends, Jesus Christ taught the “and then some” principle in the Sermon on the Mount that we find in the Gospel of St. Matthew. He tells us to go beyond what was expected! Go a little bit farther! He invites and challenges us to practice our faith faithfully – and then some. Give generously of your time and of your resources – and then some. Greet those you meet with a smile – and then some. Be dependable, be a good friend – and then some. Do your best in all things and in all times – and then some.

Dear Brother Knights, as we enter this ‘regular time’ in our mission, let us be among the truly successful who go the extra mile, who make the world more livable and demonstrate true caring for the people around them – and then some.  May God bless you and reward you as you do so. Amen.

 

 

 

August Birthdays
 
September Birthdays
Randall Piccini
2
Brian Lees
3
Vincent Asomugha
7
Clair Methot
19
Joseph Deuling
17
Marc Fortier
22
John Arsenault
26
John Johnston
25
Ken Wright
27
James Davidson
25
Brian Monaghan
26
Dominic Lewis
26
     
Murray Walker
28
Children`s Festival
Beautiful weather and another very successful Children`s was held on June 23, 2013. A special thanks to the many Knights and families who helped to make this such a success..... Well done... The children (of all ages) had a wonderful time!

 

 

Question of the month?
This active Knight of our Council has been seen in the Armstrong IPE parade and playing Mr. Sunshine at several Knight`s homes.
Does anyone know who it is?

 

We have been busy!
Confirmation
The Pfannschmidt Family of the Quarter
Knight of the Quarter Ben Allen
The Music at Mass well done by brother Knights
Ladies Appreciation
More Ladies Appreciation
Karl and Marilyn your incoming Grand Knight and Spouse with Dale Hofer outgoing District Deputy
2013-2014 Executive

 

 

 

The Funny Bone

BEST POEM IN THE WORLD

I was shocked, confused, bewildered As I entered Heaven's door, Not by the beauty of it all, Nor the lights or its decor.

But it was the folks in Heaven Who made me sputter and gasp -- The thieves, the liars, the sinners, The alcoholics and the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade Who swiped my lunch money twice. Next to him was my old neighbor Who never said anything nice.

Bob, who I always thought Was rotting away in hell, Was sitting pretty on cloud nine, Looking incredibly well.

I nudged Jesus, 'What's the deal? I would love to hear Your take. How'd all these sinners get up here? God must've made a mistake.

'And why is everyone so quiet, So somber - give me a clue.' 'Hush, child,' He said, 'They're all in shock. No one thought they'd be seeing you.'

JUDGE NOT!!

Remember... Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.

Every saint has a PAST... Every sinner has a FUTURE!

Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - It has no point!

 

HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR


A woman received a call that her daughter was sick.

She stopped by the pharmacy to get medication, got back to her car and found that she had locked her keys inside.

The woman found an old rusty coat hanger left on the ground. She looked at it and said "I don't know how to use this."

She bowed her head and asked God to send her HELP.

Within 1 minutes a beat up old motorcycle pulled up.

A bearded man who was wearing an old biker skull rag.

The man got off of his cycle and asked if he could help.

She said: "Yes, my daughter is sick. I've locked my keys in my car. I must get home. Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car?"

He said "Sure." He walked over to the car, and in less than a minute the car was open.

She hugged the man and through tears said "Thank You SO Much! You are a very nice man."

The man replied "Lady, I am NOT a nice man. I just got out of PRISON yesterday, I was in prison for car theft."

The woman hugged the man again sobbing, "Oh, thank you God! You even sent me a Professional!"

Is GOD Good or What!?

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