Monthly Archives: March 2015

WHAT’S UP @ 6855 – March 30 to April 5

The Euthanasia Seminar last Thursday was very enlightening, and scary.  Alex Schadenberg and Dr. Margaret Cottle pointed out that “safeguards” as played out in countries like Belgium and the Netherlands effectively protect the doctors, not the patient.  We need to write our Member of Parliament to voice our objection and ask them to invoke the notwithstanding clause.  And pray!

Yesterday’s 4th Degree Exemplification was impressive with the sheer number of candidates and the well-orchestrated ceremony and banquet.  Congratulations to the new Sir Knights!  And kudos all around to Faithful Navigator (and 6855 PGK) Edgar Ursua, the Assembly 2485 Executive and their wives, and to the inaugural Fourth Degree Team, many of whom hail from our Council.

The call for volunteers for the State Convention this April 23 to 26 has gone out.  They need a lot of help setting up the banners on Wednesday April 22 starting at 6pm, and at the Registration Desk on:

Thursday April 23 from 8:30am to 1pm
Friday April 24 from 10:45am to 3:15pm
Saturday April 25 from 7:30am to 11:45am

If you can make yourselves available for the times above, please email me and I will submit your names.  It is a great opportunity to meet Knights from all over BC and Yukon.  Venue is the Sheraton Vancouver Airport on Westminster Highway.

This being Holy Week, we take a break from our bustles in order to prayerfully remember our Lord’s Passion and celebrate His glorious Resurrection.

I wish you and your loved ones a blessed Holy Week and joyous Easter!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK:

March 30-31 Monday and Tuesday 7 to 9pm @ St. Paul Church
Confession

April 1 Wednesday 5pm @ Holy Rosary Cathedral
Chrism Mass

April 2 Holy Thursday 7:30pm @ St. Paul Church
Mass of the Lord’s Supper

April 3 Good Friday 2pm and 5pm @ St. Paul Church
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

April 4 Holy Saturday 8:30pm @ St. Paul Church
Easter Vigil

COMING UP:

April 6 – Executive Meeting
April 8 – Marian Hour of Prayer @ Canadian Martyrs Church
April 11 – St. Monica Council Retreat with Sr. Josephine de Leon, OSA
April 13 – General Meeting + Election of Officers
April 14 – Family Rosary Night at Silva Residence RSVP 604-278-8031
April 15 – Marian Hour of Prayer @ St. Paul Church
April 16 – Fourth Degree General Meeting
April 17 – Dancercise
April 18 – Pancake Breakfast Setup
April 18/19 – Membership Blitz
April 19 – Pancake Breakfast and Blood Pressure Check

“The humble donkey, pressed into service, is a model of discipleship. Our purpose in life is not to draw attention to ourselves, to have a brilliant career, to aggrandize our egos; rather our purpose is to serve the Master’s need, to cooperate, as he sees fit, with his work.” — Fr. Robert Barron

Euthanasia Seminar

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Archbishop J. Michael Miller opens the seminar in prayer. We also prayed the Angelus at noon, and the Liturgy of the Hours after lunch. We need to pray, pray, pray to combat this evil.

We were happy to run into several St. Paul parishioners, our Assistant Pastor Fr. Nick and several former Assistant Pastors at today’s Euthanasia Seminar in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre. It was the first time for the presentation room to be open to the public.

The matters discussed were indeed alarming, but we know that Christ has already won the victory for us. All we have to do is claim it for our generation, in our space and time. We must!

More photos here

Euthanasia Seminar TODAY Friday March 27

Here’s info on how to get to the new John Paul II Pastoral Centre.
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March Madness Photos

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Knights vs Lifeteen Volleyball Challenge photos have been posted here.

More 40 Days for Life Photos

Cecilia Yuan sent us this link to more 40 Days for Life photos taken by Sammy Tong. Nice!

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WHAT’S UP @ 6855 – March 23 to 29

Champs again!  I should have been there to witness this.  As Bro. Tony Banting reports back, our 6855 team nearly swept the LifeTeens at last Sunday’s March Madness Volleyball Challenge.  We did have a secret weapon in the formidable Fr. Nick Meisl himself.  Thank goodness he’s a Knight!  Thanks to everyone who came out for this exciting… okay, maybe it was not as exciting if we so dominated the match… Congrats to Team 6855!

We open the week with our First Degree Exemplification.  Bring your candidates, folks.

And we close the week with the Fourth Degree Exemplification.  Our Faithful Navigator and PGK Bro. Edgar Ursua, along with the new Fourth Degree Exemplification team, has been diligently working toward this.

This Sunday is Food Bank Sunday, as well as Founder’s Day.  Let’s salute the founding spirit of our Order by being extra generous with our food donations for the Richmond Food Bank.  Easter is just around the corner.  Sharing our bounty this Sunday will ensure that everyone has an extra special meal to celebrate our Lord’s glorious Resurrection. Drop off items in the church foyer collection box as you go to Mass.

If anyone is interested in carpooling to the Euthanasia Seminar this Friday, do give me a call.

This Wednesday March 25th being the Feast of the Incarnation, let us join our other Council brothers at St. Monica Church for their Marian Hour of Prayer. Rosary precedes the Mass at 7pm followed by the Novena to Our Lady.

Have a blessed week!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK:

March 23 Monday 7:15pm @ Parish Centre Room 1+2
First Degree Exemplification

March 23 Monday 7:30pm @ Canadian Martyrs Church
JC Golf Tournament Planning Meeting

March 25 Wednesday @ St. Monica Church
Marian Hour of Prayer

March 27 Friday 7:00pm @ Pope John Paul II Pastoral Centre
Euthanasia Seminar

March 28 Saturday 12:30pm @ St. Monica Church
Fourth Degree Exemplification; Banquet starts at 6:15pm after the 5pm Mass

March 29 Sunday @ St. Paul Church
Food Bank Sunday; Founder’s Day

COMING UP:

April 6 – Executive Meeting
April 7 – Knights Night:  A Family Affair
April 8 – Marian Hour of Prayer @ Canadian Martyrs Church
April 11 – St. Monica Council Retreat with Sr. Josephine de Leon, OSA (everyone welcome, $12 includes lunch)
April 13 – General Meeting + Election of Officers
April 14 – Family Rosary Night at Silva Residence RSVP 604-278-8031
April 15 – Marian Hour of Prayer @ St. Paul Church
April 16 – Fourth Degree General Meeting
April 17 – Dancercise
April 18 – Pancake Breakfast Setup
April 18/19 – Membership Blitz
April 19 – Pancake Breakfast and Blood Pressure Check

K of C Named as a World’s Most Ethical Company

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The Knights of Columbus has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company®.

The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes those organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company.

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