Monthly Archives: June 2015

WHAT’S UP @ 6855 – June 29 to July 5

Worthy Brothers All,

A big THANK YOU to all the Brother Knights who helped with the altar servers’ appreciation BBQ yesterday, and with the setup and takedown for the State Banquet later in the day.

We have just one more Council activity for fraternal year 2014-2015: the First Degree Exemplification this Monday. Our outgoing State Deputy Ed Shawchuk will be in attendance.  Let’s give it our best effort!

We herald a new month and a new fraternal year this July 1st by celebrating Canada’s birthday in grand style marching in the Steveston Salmon Festival parade.  Our Fourth Degree Knights lead the charge in their colourful regalia and banners.  All other Knights are enjoined to attend in their KofC business blazer.  It’s always a fun event and an opportunity to visibly promote our Order in the wider community.  There will be a post-parade lunch reception hosted by Pope John Paul I Assembly at St. Joseph the Worker. Wives and families are welcome.  We hope you have sent in your RSVPs to Faithful Navigator Edgar Ursua so they can prepare accordingly.

As this is my final WHAT’S UP missive before turning the reins over to our incoming Grand Knight Bro. Rely Diego, I bid you all a fond farewell and thank each one of you for your support and patient persistence over the past year.  May God prosper our Council in fraternal year 2015-2016!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK:

June 29 Monday 7pm @ Parish Centre Room 1+2+4
First Degree Exemplification 

July 1 Wednesday 8:30am @ St. Joseph the Worker Church Hall
Canada Day Parade
Lunch Reception to follow (RSVP FN Edgar Ursua 604-270-4260)

July 3 Friday 7pm @ St. Paul Gym
Sports Night

COMING UP:

July 6 – Executive Meeting
July 10 – Sports Night
July 11 – Installation of Officers
July 13 – General Meeting
July 17 – Sports Night
July 19 – Pancake Breakfast
July 24 – Sports Night
July 26 – Parish Picnic

August 21-23 – Family Camping at Lighthouse Marine Park in Point Roberts

“Is anything too wonderful for the Lord?” – Genesis 18:14

WHAT’S UP @ 6855 – June 22 to 28

Worthy Brothers All,

I hope you all had a very loooooong day celebrating with your Dads / kids…

basketballAnd if today made you feel your age, perhaps you should make a point of being at our Sports Night this coming Friday.  Break out a sweat and shoot some hoops…  Bring your family along.  Let’s put some teeth into our Bro. Pat Macken’s assertion in the June 12 issue of BC Catholic:  “The Knights, faith, and sports belong together.”  (Here is a link to the article in case you missed it.)

golf-148630_640The Annual District 23 Golf Tournament held last Saturday at the Country Meadows Golf & Country Club was a smashing success with a total of 80 golfers participating from all over the Greater Vancouver area, with a number of brothers joining in the lunch and awards ceremonies.  The winners trophy now resides with Council 6855 which fielded the winning team.

Congratulations to our fully-minted 3rd Degree Brother Knights Greg Bautista, David Chong and Joseph Lo who were exemplified last Friday together with 20-plus other Brothers at the Canadian Martyrs Church.

This Saturday, we show our Parish altar servers how much we value their faithful service to our liturgical celebrations by throwing them abarbecue party along with some dodgeball for entertainment.  They do appreciate being appreciated!

Please take note that our First Degree Exemplification for June has been restored to its original schedule of June 29 Monday in order to meet the noon June 30th cut-off for this fraternal year.  As well, the State is sponsoring a special First Degree Exemplification honouring Bishop Ken Nowakowski this Friday June 26 at St. Joseph the Worker Church.  With these two opportunities, let’s all give one more big heave toward recruiting a new Knight before we wrap up fraternal year 2014-2015!

Don’t forget to share your bounty with the less privileged by bring an item or two for the Food Bank collection this weekend.

Summer is upon us — full steam ahead!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK:

June 22 Monday 7:30pm @ Parish Centre Room 6
Choir Practice

June 24 Wednesday 7pm @ St. Paul School
Grade 7 Farewell / Commencement Awards

June 26 Friday 6pm @ St. Joseph the Worker Parish Centre
First Degree Exemplification in honour of Bishop Ken Nowakowski

June 26 Friday 7pm @ St. Paul Gym
Sports Night

June 27 Saturday 11am @ St. Paul Gym
Altar Servers Dodgeball & BBQ Appreciation

June 27 Saturday 2pm @ St. Paul Gym
Setup for State District Organization Meeting

June 27 Saturday 10pm @ St. Paul Gym
Takedown for State District Organization Meeting

June 27-28 Saturday-Sunday @ St. Paul Church foyer
Food Bank Sunday

COMING UP:

June 29 – First Degree Exemplification;
                   Retirement and 60th Anniversary of Ordination
                         of Rev. Vincent Hawkswell
June 30 – Deadline for Bishop Lobsinger bursary applications
July 1 – Canada Day Parade
July 6 – Executive Meeting
July 11 – Installation of Officers
July 13 – General Meeting
July 19 – Pancake Breakfast
July 26 – Parish Picnic
August 21-23 – Family Camping at Lighthouse Marine Park in Point Roberts

“The earth’s thy ship and not thy home.” – St. Therese d’Lisieux

WHAT’S UP @ 6855 – June 15 to 21

Worthy Brothers All,

Kudos to the hardworking Pancake Breakfast crew!  It was heartening to see the “older” Knights mentoring the newer Knights on the basics of flipping those flapjacks.  We also spied a few wives sneaking in some helping hands to make the work go faster.  Your fine service is much appreciated by our parishioners and pastors and Sisters.

Speaking of appreciation, our Mayfair Lakes Golf and Country Club treat for our clergy and religious was very much appreciated. Sr. Mary John Paul was taking so many photos of the beautiful setting.

Your prayers on behalf of Sis. Lyce Rozario were well-heard:  Bro. Rick reports that her knee replacement surgery was a great success and we can hope to have her back on her twinkletoes after a few months of rest and rehab.

Here is a note of thanks from the family of our late Bro. Jackson Valenzuela for the condolences and assistance you have generously extended to them.

Please also extend your condolences to our Bro. Patrick Macken who lost his Mom last Saturday.  Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Macken are given below.

Second Degree Knights, time to step up to the Third Degree this Friday at Canadian Martyrs Church.  Please email or phone me (604-314-8962) so we can prepare the paperwork.

I look forward to seeing the golfers claim the wonderful prizes that the committee has gathered up for the 24th Annual JC Golf Tournament on Saturday .  This Monday June 15 is the deadline for payment of registration fees.  Non-golfers are welcome to join the barbecue lunch.

And to all the fathers – I wish all of you a blessed time with your families this weekend!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK:

June 15 Monday
Deadline for Payment of Golf Registration Fees

June 16 Tuesday 7pm @ Parish Centre
Parish Council meeting

June 17 Wednesday 7pm @ St. Paul Church
Vigil Prayers for Maureen Macken

June 18 Thursday 10am @ St. Paul Church
Funeral Mass for Maureen Macken

June 19 Friday 7pm @ Canadian Martyrs Church
Third Degree Exemplification

June 20 Saturday @ Country Club Meadows
24th Annual JC Golf Tournament

COMING UP:

June 24 – Bursary Presentation at St. Paul School commencement
June 26 – Sports Night @ St. Paul Gym
June 27 – Altar Servers Appreciation BBQ
June 29 – Retirement and 60th Anniversary of Ordination of Rev. Vincent Hawkswell
June 30 – First Degree Exemplification; Deadline for Bishop Lobsinger bursary applications

“Father! – to God himself we cannot give a holier name.” – William Wordsworth

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A Note of Thanks from the Family of Brother Jackson

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“Knights, faith, sports belong together”

Our Bro. Patrick Macken wrote quite a fine article about the Knights of Columbus’ tremendous support for sports in this week’s issue of the BC Catholic.  Thank you, Worthy State Advocate Ming Lau, for sending us a digital copy.  You can read it here.

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WHAT’S UP @ 6855 – June 8 to 14

Today being the Feast of Corpus Christi, it’s a good time to invite everyone to shed some blood and save a life at the Blood Donor Clinic this coming Friday. Book your appointment online at www.blood.ca.

Please take time on Saturday morning to help out with the setup for Pancake Breakfast, which happens a week earlier to allow the Dads to enjoy some pampering on their special day.

And on Saturday night, we get to pamper some special “Fathers” – Fr. Luterbach, our Chaplain, and Fr. Nick, who will be leaving us for Rome next month – along with Sr. Maureen Theresa and Sr. Mary John Paul:  a sit-down dinner at the Mayfair Golf and Country Club as a small token of thanksgiving for their service to our Parish and our Lord throughout the past year.  Please let me know by Monday June 8 if you would like to join us.  Spouses very welcome.

Our First Degree Exemplification for June has been moved one day in order to accommodate the Retirement Party and 60th Anniversary of Ordination of Rev. Vincent Hawkswell, who is the Faithful Friar of the Fourth Degree.  There will be a Mass at 5pm followed by a reception at St. Patrick Church in Vancouver.

So please bring your First Degree candidates for exemplification on Tuesday June 30 at the Parish Centre.  This is the final one for this fraternal year, so let’s make a best effort to finish the year on a high note.

See you at the General Meeting tomorrow night and at the Pancake Breakfast next Sunday!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK:

June 8 Monday 7:30pm @ St. Paul Parish Centre
General Meeting

June 12 Friday 12-8pm @ Parish Centre Gym
Blood Donor Drive

June 13 Saturday 11:00am @ Parish Centre Gym
Set-up for Pancake Breakfast

June 13 Saturday 6:30pm @ Mayfair Golf and Country Club
Clergy and Religious Appreciation Dinner 

June 14 Sunday 8am-12noon @ Parish Centre Gym
Pancake Breakfast  

COMING UP:

June 19 – Third Degree Exemplification @ Canadian Martyrs Church
June 20 – 24th Annual JC Golf Tournament
June 24 – Bursary Presentation at St. Paul School commencement
June 26 – Sports Night @ St. Paul Gym
June 27 – Altar Servers Appreciation BBQ
June 29 – Retirement and 60th Anniversary of Ordination of Rev. Vincent Hawkswell
June 30 – First Degree Exemplification; Deadline for Bishop Lobsinger bursary applications

“When we eat food, that food is digested and becomes a part of our body. With the Eucharist, it is just the opposite. The Eucharist is food which transforms us into itself.” — Fr. Nick Meisl