Thank you to all our hardworking Pancake Breakfast crew for what to the rest of the Parish was a leisurely delicious breakfast. We hosted some special guests this morning, including our State Deputy Ed Shawchuk and his wife Sandra, as well as the newly installed officers of the Catholic Women’s League. Thanks, too, to our Blood Pressure checkers and to Bro. Americo Silva for the work they put toward looking after people’s health and well-being. And to Bros. Francis Lee and Tony Rodriguez for collecting signatures for our anti-assisted suicide petition, creating awareness and providing folks with a vehicle to air their alarm about this issue.
Brother Knights, Lent is upon us this week. We are requesting one hour from your Lenten penances to be put toward the 40 Days for Life vigil at the BC Women’s Hospital. St. Paul Parish is covering Sunday March 8 from midnight to midnight. The hours between 7am to 7pm will be at the vigil site along Heather St. corner 29th Avenue, and the remainder will be at the Adoration Chapel. Bro. Patrick Macken and his wife Caroline are collecting one-hour pledges. You can also email me your pledge at kofc6855 at gmail dot com. We must persevere in our efforts to fight against these assaults on the sanctity of human life.
Brothers, let’s get some Knight Fever going over the next couple of days:
- bring your candidates to our First Degree Exemplification this Monday Feb 16. Let’s have a very strong showing as a fitting prelude to our March Membership Blitz.
- on Tuesday, let’s all be there for the Knights Education Seminar starting at 7pm and turn it into a pep rally. Watch the thermometer rise!
Let February 18 be a solemn celebration of the start of Lent, as well as a jubilant one for those of you who celebrate the Lunar New Year! Our God is big enough to accommodate both.
Sports Program Director and team: Regionals are coming up this Saturday. Let’ s get our kids into best form!
Check the list below because there is much more going on for the rest of the week…
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
February 16 Monday 7:15pm @ Room 1+2
1st Degree Exemplification
February 17 Tuesday 7pm @ Room 1+2
Knights Education Seminar
February 18 Ash Wednesday
February 19 Thursday 7:30pm @ St. Joseph the Worker
4th Degree General Meeting
February 20 Friday 12:30pm to 7pm @ St. Paul Gym
Canadian Blood Services Blood Drive
February 20 Friday 8pm @ Room 1+2
February 21 Saturday 9am @ St. Mary School Gym, 5851 Joyce Street, Vancouver
Regional Free Throw Championship
Febraury 22 Food Bank Sunday
February 23-26 – Parish Mission with Fr. Lucien Larre
February 28 – Day of Prayer
March 2 – Executive Meeting
March 8 – 40 Days for Life Pledge Day for St. Paul Parish
“The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley