Queen of All Saints, Coquitlam KofC Free Throw Challenge and on June 26th was represented for the Knights as a council representative by Garrett Hancott.
Garrett Hancott ( age 19, 3rd degree knight) has a busy summer and participated in two activities at the Queen of All Saints. He helped with the Free Throw Challenge and handed out 80 certificates and, he attended Queen of All Saints Bursary event as the council representative. He presented 4 bursaries totaling $400.00 to 4 students. Fr. Don and Fr. Francesco were hosts at the event. This lad shows leadership potential and is an example Province-wide.
An all day conference was hosted by Council #9543, Saturday June 8th, 2019, at St. Matthews Parish, Surrey, BC. This conference was led by Deacon Ralph Poyo, Ohio, USA. The conference was well organized, with online registration, that had a very easy flow experience. The program began with Mass, and a homily by Deacon Ralph that gave the men a good preview of what to expect during the rest of the Day.
Media material calling Catholic Men to answer the call “through Him we Conquer” – “be not afraid”
Deacon Ralph Leading the talks of ‘approaching the battle’, ‘vanquishing the enemy within’, ‘fighting with great stregth’ and ‘continuing to bind as brothers’.
The group pic, almost 100 attended! A powerful day indeed!
Many of you will remember the email we sent out nearly four months ago requesting financial help for the Galitsky family and their baby, Rosalie. While some may not have been able to donate, I know we were able to rely on your prayers. I am happy to forward to you, the following update on the status of Rosalie and her family and would like to add to the letter my sincerest appreciation for your generous care, prayers and donations that brought almost $3500.00 to the family to assist with their expenses.
~ Dan O’Hara, PSD ~
To the members of the Knights of Columbus,
We are so incredibly grateful for all of your prayers and the gracious charity you provided for our family during Rosalie’s difficult birth and early weeks. We would like to offer an update on her well-being and growth to all concerned. She is now almost four months old (about 16 weeks), and 9 pounds, which is right where she should be for her adjusted age of 7 weeks! She has tripled her birth weight and is showing steady growth and development. She is such a pleasure to have at home; we especially love the happy smiles she shares with her older sister!
Our family’s time spent with Rosalie in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was a deep challenge, as any family of a sick child will tell you. With that being said, the kindness, generosity and support offered to us by strangers has made all of you an unforgettable part of our heart, and eased this difficult journey so much. Each financial donation meant a burden off our shoulders, and meant that Rosalie’s father could spend more time bonding with his new daughter, supporting his wife, and providing stability for our three year old during all of the upheaval. We cannot thank the Knights of Columbus members enough; our gratitude for your support goes deeper than words. Rosalie is a blessing in our lives, and so are all of you. Thank you with all of our hearts.
With gratitude and love, Devon, Vitaly, Chiara, and, of course, Rosalie.
On Sunday May 26, Our Lady of Lourdes Knights of Columbus Council 8520 will conduct our fifth Monthly Hour of Healing Prayer Service at 7pm in the church.
The service consists of hymns, readings, petitions followed by the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
The Service came about as the reaction of our Council to address the scandals taking place at all levels of the Universal Church. The Healing Service petitions God for the victims of abuse at the hands of clergy and laity. – Faith/Community
Knights of Council 7991 help out the Church of the Ascension Catechist School Program by re-enacting the “Last Supper”. This year the Knights held a “Trivia” roll the dice game and asked the children and parents Questions about Jesus, his disciple’s and what took place during this Holy season. Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. – Faith/Community
Thomas Haney Council 5566 in Maple Ridge, BC, conducted Holy Hour on 4th Monday of each month in the Chapel with Knights and families attending. We developed our own program with Rosary, prayers, hymns and for the readings we used “Christ: Lord and Saviour” by Father John Baptist Ku, O.P. Starting this month we will use “Into the Breach” by Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix.
Council #8853 (Saint Francis de Sales – 6610 Balmoral Street, Burnaby) will be a proud supporter of the planned community event in this parish “ Family Fun Day”, this coming Saturday, May 25, 2019 , 8am to 2pm. The brother Knights will be in charge of one booth to distribute sausages, BBQs to attendees.
Appreciate spreading the word as we need as much members as possibly visible to support this worthwhile undertaking. I will send a picture on the day of the event when needed.