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.
State Council will be hosting a Knighthood (3rd) Degree Exemplification in District #7, St Luke’s Parish, Maple Ridge, BC. with details as follows:
13 August, 2019 (Tuesday)
Registration at 7:00 PM
Exemplification to follow immediately after registration
Members and candidates to arrive at registration time.
St Luke’s Parish, Maple Ridge, BC
Grand Knights, appreciate if you could give us an advance list of candidates as we have to collate exemplification supplies for distribution during the ceremony.
Please bring your candidates with the following: Current 2nd Degree Membership card duly signed, Candidates 3rd Degree Certificates, Candidates 3rd Degree Membership cards, etc.
Members – remember to bring your current membership cards, duly signed!
Note:Once the exemplification has commenced, late arrivals will not be admitted to the chamber. Candidatesmust show their Second Degree Membership cards or have an officer of their Council to verify their membership.
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.