2017-10-01 GK Comments

All KoC 11098 Exec, Directors:
Per Allan’s memo, Thanks to Br Blair for the tracking of activities by our Brs. over the last 2 years. With this & other information, I have attached an up-dated Retention list with the added columns that reflect this activity and engagement in our council. This is namely Paid Status (2017), Service Pillar Involvement, Event lead as well Council exec positions.
What is noteworthy is that there are many paying Brs. who haven’t been active or in a fairly limited way. These would be our TARGETS to be more active, engaged and retain them as Brs. Again the trend is if they are not engaged over time then may leave.
Action: As suggested br Br. Paul and others, when you have an event / activity rplease each out to perhaps 3-5 of those who have been somewhat inactive and invite them to come out & join the event. IN some cases they may just need the invite. I’ve highlighted these Brs. IN BLUE.   See DOCUMENT on website: “Retention List Member…..xls”
We had a good Business meeting with the Budget finalized and other items as Hockey, approved & recommendation on other items as increasing McCluskey fund. Bingo is ready to go and we do have some actions / projects our council will lead at Manresa post Reid & I visit there. I will report on that separately. We also agreed we need to refresh / enhance our church foyer bulletin board.
I am not at the GM General Meeting Tuesday as I need to attend another. Tiago will be acting GK and Jason DGK. Besides the above , we will be moving forward with initial planning for the 25th with advisory input & presence of our PGK’.s, Jason and a few others.
Thanks for your continued support and have a good meeting

Additionally 2017-10-02

Brs:

We needed 2 more positions for Guards. Last mo. we only had Mark. Elected & Accepted per the May minutes are:

Inside and Outside Guards –  Douglas Francis: A and E ; Mark Jakubiec: A and E. There is a need to fill 2 or more positions in the June’s general meeting in this group.

I have asked Simon Herrera and he has Accepted. I have also asked Richard DeMagry and he has tentatively accepted. (Richard will confirm tomorrow. He is 2nd degree but that is fine per PaulB. – plans to complete 3rd)

Dennis Lacey
Grand Knight Council 11098

September 2017 Update

Dear Brother Knights,

September 2017 Update.

 

Grand Knight’s Message

 

Welcome again to the new 2017-18 Knights of Columbus fraternal year.  This past month our council Knights have started this year with activities that attest to our fraternal spirit and what the Knights do for our brother Knights and the community. In August we supported the Youth Frisbee tourney with our BBQ serving over 200 participants. Earlier this month we had our best turnout for Council Fun Bowling and most recently our Brothers built a backyard staircase for the widow of a dear Br. who had passed. You can review these activities on our St. Isaac Jogues Knights of Columbus Facebook https://www.facebook.com/St-Isaac-Jogues-Knights-of-Columbus-1937011353221830/ and our web site. http://kofc11098.org/ Please ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ the activity page events that promotes our council’s visibility and actions that support our target causes and charities.

 

Below are notices of some upcoming events. Get engaged and be part of it.

 

Wednesday, September 27th Fr. Jack O’Brien, SJ Golf Classic

FRIENDS OF THE JESUITS 2017

http://www.manresa-canada.ca/documents/Jack-OBrien-Golf-Classic2017.pdf

 

11AM Reg; 1:00 start $300/golfer; $75. dinner

Angus Glen Golf Club; (North Course) Markham, ON

Fr. Jack is remembered for his pastoral work at Manresa Jesuit Retreat. This classic raises funds for the support of the Jesuits in formation & their sr. years
Sunday, October 1st Lifechain www.lifechain.net

 

2PM to 3:00PM Kingston Rd (Hwy 2) at Liverpool

Contact Chris Jacques-Carr at 416-561-5090

chris@cjcarrandassociates.com

Please come out and join the Lifechain to honour the lives of millions of babies who have lost their life to abortion.
Sunday, October 1st Rose for Life Collection

After all masses on October 1st.

 

chris@cjcarrandassociates.com 416-561-5090

All proceeds to be donated to the Rose of Durham, Young parents support services.
Tuesday, October 3rd General Meeting

 

7:30pm in the Church Hall

 

(Rosary or Mass at 7pm in Chapel)

 

All welcome to join us in our traditional assembly. All brothers are encouraged to attend to build fraternity and engage collaboratively on the planning and execution of the council’s goals and objectives. Come help us build our Mission and Vision.
Friday, October 13th Movie Night with Fr. John Boos

For Greater Glory”

 

7:30 in the Church Hall

 

$5 admission, which includes Pizza

Please RSVP to paul.bertrand@cpeoplemi.com

Religious freedom is important. Knights should see this film. The Mexican govt. persecuted the Catholic Church in the 1920s including priests. The Mexican Knights were instrumental in founding the League of the Defense of Religious Liberty to organize protests against persecution.
Monday, October 17th Knights 5 pin Bowling

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Ajax Bowl

172 Harwood Ave. South (just south of 401)

Contact:  Kevin Foxton

kevin@foxton.ca

Come out and enjoy an evening of Bowling with your fellow Brothers.
Saturday

 

Oct. 28th

 

Pasta Bingo Night is Back!  Parish Hall starting after Mass.

(set-up 3:30 pm) 5:30 pm till 9:30 pm
Contact Reid Robertson reidrobertson82@gmail.com

Prize money for the winners & proceeds benefiting our charity for the evening
This month: Rose of Durham

 

 

 

Vivat Jesus!

 

 

 

COUNCIL 11098 St. Isaac Jogues, Pickering, Ontario CANADA

 

 

 

MISSION
To provide a supportive network of Catholic men, who, in accordance

 

with the principles of our Faith provide works of charity to benefit our parish priests,

 

fellow members and their families and the needs of our community.

 

 

 

VISION

To be leaders of our Catholic Faith who inspire the men of our Parish to join us as Brother Knights.

 

 

Mid Summer 2017 Update

 

Dear Brother Knights,

 

Mid Summer 2017 Update.

 

Grand Knight’s Message

Welcome again to the new 2017-18 Knights of Columbus fraternal year. Per our last up-date, we are starting the year with communication enhancements led by our Deputy Grand Knight, Tiago. You will receive a survey in  August that will take a few minutes to complete. Please tell us your feedback, suggestions and rate which service pillars & activities are of most interest . We’re listening! DGK Tiago & Chancellor Jason are also engaged with setting up a KofC 11098 Facebook site. Stay tuned for up-dates on these at our next general meeting Sept. 5th .

 

KofC 11098 sold these Winning Tickets for the KofC 2017 Charity (Car) Raffle including 1 for $25k! Congrats to All. 

 

– 0026444    $25000    M. Arseneau

– 0027049    $200

– 0026495    $150

– 0027134    $100

– 0026076    $100

– 0026980    $100

– 0027236    $100

– 0026498    $100

 

Summer Break, Events, Notices:

We hope that you have been enjoying the summer so far. Below are notices of some upcoming events.

 

Saturday

August 12th

Life Teen Youth Frisbee Fun Tournament

Hosted by Church Youth Minister Shelly Coish

St. Mary’s School

(10:30am till –  5 pm)

K of C Brothers BBQ Volunteers Needed

Contact: Paul Bertrand paul.bertrand@cpeoplemi.com

Our Life Teen Youth Group is hosting this year’s Frisbee Tournament at St. Mary’s School. 4 other parishes are taking part in this annual event. We will need 6 Brothers to help with the BBQ. Please contact Paul or our Grand Knight Dennis Lacey to be scheduled for a 2 hour shift. Come and support our Youth.
Tuesday

 

August 29th

Council Business Meeting

–          -7:30 pm

Church Hall

All welcome to gain more detailed info on council’s activities
Tuesday

 

Sept. 5th

General Meeting

 

–          -7:30 pm

Church Hall

 

(Rosary or Mass at 7pm in Chapel)

 

All welcome to join us in our traditional assembly. All brothers are encouraged to attend to build fraternity and engage collaboratively on the planning and execution of the council’s goals and objectives. Come help us build our Mission and Vision.
Saturday

 

Sept. 9th

Marylake Rosary Shrine Gala

 

Marylake Shrine of our Lady of Grace

King City, ON

There will be a gala fundraiser for Marylake Shrine Path and related activities. More details to follow re tickets.
Sunday

 

Sept. 17th

Charity Golf Fundraiser for Cruz Dillon

 

-Noon – Registration; 1:00 Shotgun start

Deer Creek Golf; $165 per person.

2700 Audley Rd. N. Ajax, ON

Contact: Jim Gauvin jgauvin@rogers.com  Jim is registering & looking for 3 to join him.

This fundraiser is for Cruz, a 2yr. Old with cerebral palsy. He needs selective life changing surgery to be able to walk independently.
Tuesday

 

Sept. 26th

Council Business Meeting

-7:30 pm

Church Hall

All welcome to gain more detailed info on council’s activities
Wed.

 

Sept. 27th

Fr. Jack O’Brien, SJ Golf Classic

FRIENDS OF THE JESUITS 2017

http://www.manresa-canada.ca/ documents/Jack-OBrien-Golf- Classic2017.pdf

 

-11AM – Registration; 1:00 Shotgun start

$300/golfer; $75. dinner

Angus Glen Golf Club; (North Course) Markham, ON

 

Fr. Jack is remembered for his pastoral work at Manresa Jesuit Retreat. This classic raises funds for the support of the Jesuits in formation & their sr. years

 

Vivat Jesus!

 

COUNCIL 11098 St. Isaac Jogues, Pickering, Ontario CANADA

 

MISSION
To provide a supportive network of Catholic men, who, in accordance

with the principles of our Faith provide works of charity to benefit our parish priests,

fellow members and their families and the needs of our community.

 

VISION

To be leaders of our Catholic Faith who inspire the men of our Parish to join us as Brother Knights.

 

June Council Update

 

Dear Brother Knights,

Please take a moment to review our upcoming events and take steps to be PART OF IT!

 

This month’s Grand Knight’s message:

 

The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Hear of Jesus. The Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Friday following the second Sunday after Pentecost. Many devotional exercises are connected with the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In this month’s issue of Knightline, we are encouraged to continue building and supporting the Domestic Church. The Family Rosary program has been added. Parents are reminded to teach children the ‘Art of Living’ through faith and character.

 

June is the last month our Knight’s year and thanks to all Brothers who have put in time and effort to make this year a success and raise funds for our Council charities.  

 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

Here are the other upcoming events which are taking place.   Mark your calendars.  Remember any time, no matter how little, dedicated to our efforts makes us stronger.

 

Sat.

 

June 3rd

 

Life Teen Event  – BBQ

–          -4:45 – After 4:30 pm Mass

 

Church Parking Lot

Shelly Coish, Youth Director

Shelly needs some Knights to assist with their BBQ cooking at Life Teen event.
Sat. June 3rd To

 

Sun. June 4th

KofC Raffle Tickets after all Masses this weekend

 

St. Issac Jogues Church

(vestibule / hall)

 

Contact Agnel Soans soansab@rogers.com 905-839-4445 or Emmanuel Volney

The Cash-Box with tickets is in the corner of the office in the “File-Cabinet” or nearby at the foot of the table near the Volunteer’s Desk, right side. Kindly collect and leave it in the same place.
Tuesday

 

June 6th

General Meeting

 

–          -7:30 pm

Church Hall

 

(Rosary or Mass at 7pm in Chapel)

 

All welcome to join us in our traditional assembly. All brothers are encouraged to attend to build fraternity and engage collaboratively on the planning and execution of the council’s goals and objectives. Come help us build our Mission and Vision.
Sat. June

 

10th

KofC Talent Show

–          – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Orchard Villa Retirement Centre

 

Contact Allan Ashby allanashby@rogers.com

The popular talent show is back again this year with expected local performers including solo singers, groups and bands.
Sat. June 10th To

 

Sun. June 12th

KofC Raffle Tickets after all Masses this weekend

 

St. Issac Jogues Church

(vestibule / hall)

Contact Agnel Soans soansab@rogers.com 905-839-4445 or Emmanuel Volney

The Cash-Box with tickets is in the corner of the office in the “File-Cabinet” or nearby at the foot of the table near the Volunteer’s Desk, right side. Kindly collect and leave it in the same place.
Sat. June

 

17th

KofC – CWL Garage Trunk / Craft Sale’

–          -8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Church Parking Lot & Hall

$20. Per table/ parking spot.

BBQ Lunch, Refreshments

 

WE HAVE SPOTS AVAILABLE.

Contact: Al Ashby allanshby@rogers.com

Come & bring family, friends to this 2nd‘Craft & Garage sale’ sponsored by the KofC & CWL. See what treasures you can discover from the parking lot vendors & Church Hall Craft sale.
Tuesday

 

June 27th

Council Business Meeting

–          -7:30 pm

Church Hall

All welcome to gain more detailed info on council’s activities
Sat. July   1st

CANADA DAY 150th Celebration

St. Issac Jogues Council Bingo Event

 

–          -10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Kinsmen Park– Sandy Beach Rd.(s.of Krosno)

Contact: Stephen Ball stephenball2@gmail.com 905-420-2591 or Paul Bertrand paul.bertrand@cpeoplemi.com

Our KofC 111098 Council is hosting a Bingo event at Kinsmen Park as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration held by the City of Pickering. Need some volunteers for shifts.

 

Vivat Jesus!

 

COUNCIL 11098 St. Isaac Jogues, Pickering, Ontario CANADA

 

MISSION
To provide a supportive network of Catholic men, who, in accordance

with the principles of our Faith provide works of charity to benefit our parish priests,

fellow members and their families and the needs of our community.

 

VISION

To be leaders of our Catholic Faith who inspire the men of our Parish to join us as Brother Knights

 

Knights of Columbus #11098 11th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament. Theme is “Knights Fore Charity”

Hi Brothers   <<< UPDATED APRIL 4, 2017 >>>>

 

The Knights of Columbus is hosting our Annual Charity golf tournament on Saturday, May 27 at Deer Creek.

This is our council’s largest fundraiser with many charities benefitting so lets’ all support the event in some manner.

 

With the good weather now upon us, I’m sure you’re eager to get out there. If you can put together a foursome, that would be great. If you don’t golf, but know someone who does, please pass this information.

 

Whether you golf or not, there are also sponsorship and donation opportunities.

Please visit our website  www.knightsonthegreen.com for all the details.

Also Please Paste this notice on your Facebook Page to spread the news on this event to your friends.

 

Thanks and I hope to see you there.

Don’t hesitate to contact me or my associates chairs below if you have any questions.

 

Note:

We will be accepting golf registrations at the General meeting on Tuesday. Anyone who registers will get a sleeve of golf balls.Cash, Cheque or Credit card accepted.

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<<< UPDATED APRIL 4, 2017 >>>>

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 Knights of Columbus #11098 11th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament. Theme is “Knights Fore Charity” Saturday, May 27, 2017

 

The Knights of Columbus, St. Isaac Jogues Council #11098 Pickering are pleased to announce that we will be holding our 11th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday May 27th.  The tournament will be held at Deer Creek Golf and Banquet Facility, Ajax.

 

All the information can be found at the website KnightsOnTheGreen.com (payment online is available):

 

Theme “Knights Fore Charity”

 

Our local charities who benefit from this important fundraiser welcome your support and participation.  Sponsorships and golf registrations are now being accepted via the website.

We would be honoured to help promote your organization or have you playing in this year’s tournament.

Save the date, register your foursome and join “Knights Fore Charity” as a sponsor.

 

Jim Gauvin

Golf Committee Chair

416-358-9391

jgauvin@rogers.com

 

Claude Rochefort

Golf Committee Co-Chair

905-213-8014

claudrit@rogers.com

 

Council Update March

Dear Brother Knights,

 

Please take a moment to review our upcoming events and take steps to be PART OF IT!

 

This month’s Grand Knight’s message:

The month of April is dedicated to the Holy Spirit. The entire month falls during the Easter season. The liturgical color is white — the color of light, a symbol of joy, purity and innocence.  

 

Building the Domestic Church

All councils are encouraged to build the Domestic Church and our Christian family life through prayers, meditations and activities as the ‘Simple Supper and Stations’ or praying the Angelus. CIS Catholic Information Series booklets are being distributed by Brs. in the hall at all Masses this weekend.  

 

Outstanding Knights Membership Dues – 2017

If you owe $40 for your 2017 Annual Knights member dues, please contact Reid Robertson as soon as possible to make arrangements. reidrobertson82@gmail.com  905-509-3177. Thanks

 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

Here are the other upcoming events which are taking place.   Mark your calendars.  Remember any time, no matter how little, dedicated to our efforts makes us stronger.

 

 

Mon. Mar. 27th Knights 10 pin Bowling

.-       7:00pm to 8:30pm

Leisure Lanes, Oshawa

(n. of 401, between Stevenson & Thornton)

Contact:  Kevin Foxton

kevin@foxton.ca

Come out and enjoy an evening of Bowling with your fellow Brothers.
Tuesday

 

Mar. 28th

Council Business Meeting

–          -7:30 pm

Church Hall

All welcome to gain more detailed info on council’s activities
Wed.

 

Mar. 31st

Stations of the Cross during Lent

–          -7:00 pm

St. Isaac’s Church

Knights lead the Stations Mar. 31st

Contact: David Easson dvdeasson@yahoo.ca

During this Holy Season of Lent join our Church and Br. Knights in these special prayers Mar. 31st
Tuesday

 

April 4th

 

General Meeting

 

–          -7:30 pm

Church Hall

 

(Rosary or Mass at 7pm in Chapel)

 

All welcome to join us in our traditional assembly. All brothers are encouraged to attend to build fraternity and engage collaboratively on the planning and execution of the council’s goals and objectives. Come help us build our Mission and Vision.
Tuesday

 

April 25th

Council Business Meeting

–          -7:30 pm

Church Hall

All welcome to gain more detailed info on council’s activities
Sat. April. 29th Pasta Bingo – LAST of the Season!  Parish Hall starting after Mass.
(set-up 3:30 pm)-          5:30 pm till 9:30 pm
Contact Reid Robertson reidrobertson82@gmail.com
Prize money for the winners & proceeds benefiting this night’s charity, CAFÉ CDN. Aid for Education. Boyer Chev will donate an extra $100 bonus prize for 100 or more Bingo attendees.
May

 

2nd

General Meeting

 

–          -7:30 pm

Church Hall

 

(Rosary or Mass at 7pm in Chapel)

 

All welcome to join us in our traditional assembly. All brothers are encouraged to attend to build fraternity and engage collaboratively on the planning and execution of the council’s goals and objectives. Come help us build our Mission and Vision.
Fri. May 5th to Sun. May.7th

 

KofC Charity Raffle Weekend

KofC Annual Charity Tickets Raffle

–      -Fri. May 5, Sat. May. 6 & Sun. May 7th

 

Pickering Town Centre Mall

Contacts: Time Slots, Ticket Books: Agnel Soans 905-839-4445 soansab@rogers.com, Emmanuel Volney bolney@yahoo.ca 905-427-3619

We have our 2nd Weekend Sale of the KofC Annual Charities Raffle Tickets at the Pickering Mall. This is an important fundraiser for ON State Charities: Special Olympics, Arthritis Society and our council.
Thurs.

 

May 11th

MARCH FOR LIFE Nat. Event

($40. Knights Providing box lunch)

–          -8:00 am

St. Isaac Jogues – Buses to Ottawa http://marchforlife.ca/event/pickering/

Contact: Chris Jacques-Carr chris@cjcarrandassociates.com

Come to support the March for Life through downtown Ottawa and Rally on Parliament Hill to restore a culture of life in Canada.
Sat. May 27th KofC 11098 11th Annual Fr. Diego Memorial Golf Tourney

 

Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility, 2700 Audley Road N, Ajax, ON

Contact: Jim Gauvin jgauvin@rogers.com

Reminder to all Brothers to support this leading Council Charity fundraiser through signing up to golf, asking for sponsors or door prizes, getting involved.

 

Vivat Jesus!

COUNCIL 11098 St. Isaac Jogues, Pickering, Ontario CANADA

 

MISSION
To provide a supportive network of Catholic men, who, in accordance

with the principles of our Faith provide works of charity to benefit our parish priests,

fellow members and their families and the needs of our community.

 

VISION

To be leaders of our Catholic Faith who inspire the men of our Parish to join us as Brother Knights.

 

November 14 Council Update

 

The month of November commemorates the faithful departed and souls in purgatory with All souls day falling on November 2nd.  We are asked to gain indulgences by, for example, visiting our departed in a cemetery and praying the ‘Eternal Rest / Requiem aeternam’.

 

A reminder to all Brother Knights, regarding the “Early Bird” draw for your annual Council Dues. 

 

If you pay your 2017 Council reminder to all Brother Knights dues of $40 before the start of the December meeting, you are entered into a draw to win back your membership fee. This draw will beheld during the New Business section of the meeting. If you have not yet paid your 2017 dues – payment may be made by cheque or in cash to the Financial Secretary. All cheques should be made payable to: “Knights of Columbus – Council 11098”. You may leave your payment in an envelope, in the “IN” box outside of the Church Office, addressed to Reid Robertson. If paying by cash, please include a note with your name. Your new 2017 membership card will be given to you at the next Council meeting, or then mailed out afterwards if not picked up.

 

Vivat Jesus! Reid Roberson – Council 11098 Financial Secretary

Monday

 

Nov. 14th

 

Admissions (1st) Degr

(Kingston Rd. & Brimley)

Contact: Blair Sears

blair_k_sears@icloud.comee

 

 

Scarboro Foreign Missions

–          -7:00 pm

We will have new Brother candidates take their Admissions Degree for St. Isaac Jogues council. ALL are welcome to attend & support our brotherhood.
Wed. Nov. 16th Mass for Deceased Knights of Columbus 11098

–          -7:00 pm

St. Isaac Jogues

 

Contact David Easson

dvdeasson@yahoo.ca

Please join your brothers, remember and pray for our deceased fellow brothers of our Council. All are encouraged to attend with reception in Hall after Mass.
Sat. Nov. 26th Pickering Christmas (Santa Claus) Parade

–           7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Meet at Church Back Lot 7:30 am or on Dixie Rd. by 9:30 am.

 

Contact:  Jason Lisi jlisi@ryerson.ca or

Dennis Lacey dmlace@rogers.com

 

Join your Brothers from St. Isaac’s & Holy Redeemer Councils with our popular annual Nativity float entry in this year’s parade that serves to ‘Keep Christ in Christmas’. The parade floats start on Dixie then E. on Glenanna to the Mall.
Sat. Nov. 26th Pasta Bingo Night is Back!  Parish Hall starting after Mass.
(set-up 3:30 pm)-          5:30 pm till 9:30 pm
Contact Reid Robertson reidrobertson82@gmail.com
Prize money for the winners & proceeds benefiting our charity for the evening
This month: Local Food Bank
Tuesday

 

Nov. 29th

Council Business Meeting

–          -7:30 pm

Church Hall

All welcome to gain more detailed info on council’s activities
Tuesday

 

Dec. 6th

General Meeting

–          -7:30 pm

Church Hall

 

(Rosary or Mass at 7pm in Chapel)

 

All welcome to join us in our traditional assembly. All brothers are encouraged to attend to build fraternity and engage collaboratively on the planning and execution of the council’s goals and objectives. Come help us build our Mission and Vision.
Wed. Dec.

 

7thd

Light up for Christ

–       After 7:00 pm Mass

St. Isaac Jogues

 

Contact David Easson

dvdeasson@yahoo.ca

Join us for a Mass followed by lighting of our crèche and tree.

“Keep Christ In Christmas”

Sun.

Dec. 11th

Children’s Christmas Party & Toy Drive

–       AFTER 11:30 Mass

Church Hall

 

Contact: Wil Melis wlmelis@yahoo.ca or Allan Ashby allanasby@rogers.com

 

 

Come with your children and join us for this popular annual Family Christmas Party. There will be Music, Magicians and more including a special guest from the North Pole with presents.

 

Vivat Jesus!

 

COUNCIL 11098 St. Isaac Jogues, Pickering, Ontario CANADA

 

MISSION
To provide a supportive network of Catholic men, who, in accordance

with the principles of our Faith provide works of charity to benefit our parish priests,fellow members and their families and the needs of our community

VISION

To be leaders of our Catholic Faith who inspire the men of our Parish to join us as Brother Knights.

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE – STAR COUNCIL AWARD

Contact:  Alan Ashby – site: kof11098.org

LOCAL KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL RECIEVES TOP INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Knights of Columbus Council 11098 of St. Isaac Jogues Church, Pickering, ON has earned the distinction of Star council, one of the organization’s top awards, for the 2015-2016 fraternal year. The organization’s headquarters, located in New Haven, Connecticut, made the announcement. The award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership recruitment and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program, and sponsorship of service-oriented activities. The award was presented to the membership by District Deputy Terry Wood at a special ceremony held on Tues. Nov. 1.

In announcing the local winner of the Star Council Award, Carl A. Anderson, chief executive officer of the organization, said, “Please accept my sincere congratulations upon attaining this prestigious award. Your dedication to the order is seen in the high standard of excellence you have achieved. At the same time, I encourage you to carry forward this enthusiasm to meet the challenges that will face the Knights of Columbus in the years ahead. May this award be a reminder and an inspiration to the members of your council to continue to promote the ideals of Columbianism for the good of the Church, your community, and the Order.”

“Receiving the Star Council Award is quite an honour for us. We’re extremely proud of this accomplishment,” proclaimed Sir Grand Knight Paul Bertrand, head of the local council.

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteers’ opportunities in service to the Church, their communities, families and young people. With more than 1.9 million members in over 15,000 councils around the world, the Knights of Columbus annually donates more than $175 million and 73 million hours of service to charitable causes. Please visit www.kofc.org for more information.

Estar 8/2016

 

Star Council Award

Star Council Award

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Presenter District Deputy Terry Wood and Sir Grand Knight Paul Bertrand.

November Council Update

Dear Brother Knights,
 
Please take a moment to review our upcoming events and take steps to be PART OF IT!
 
This month’s Grand Knight’s message:
 
The month of November commemorates the faithful departed and souls in purgatory with All souls day falling on November 2nd.  We are asked to gain indulgences by, for example, visiting our departed in a cemetery and praying the ‘Eternal Rest / Requiem aeternam’.
 
All Saints Day Mass Tues. Nov. 1 and General Meeting
With All Saints Day Mass starting at 7:00 PM Tues. Nov 1st, we will start the meeting a little later after Mass or about 7:45 – 8:00 p.m.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS 
Here are the other upcoming events which are taking place.   Mark your calendars.  Remember any time, no matter how little, dedicated to our efforts makes us stronger.
 
Tuesday
 
Nov. 1st
General Meeting
–          -7:45 to 8:00 pm
Church Hall
 
(After All Saints Day Mass at 7:00 PM)
 
All welcome to join us in our traditional assembly. All brothers are encouraged to attend to build fraternity and engage collaboratively on the planning and execution of the council’s goals and objectives. Come help us build our Mission and Vision.
Sun. Nov.
 
6th
Remembrance Day Parade & Service
          -10:45 am to 1:00 pm
Pickering City Hall – Cenotaph
 
Contact:  Dennis Lacey dmlace@rogers.com
Or Paul Bertrandpaul.bertrand@cpeoplemi.com
 
Join our 4th Degree Honour Guard and pay tribute to all war veterans and fallen comrades during the Remembrance Day parade, KofC 11098 will lay wreaths for our Council & Squires.
Monday
 
Nov. 14th
Admissions (1st) Degree
–          -7:00 pm
 
Scarboro Foreign Missions
(Kingston Rd. & Brimley)
Contact: Blair Sears
blair_k_sears@icloud.com
 
We will have new Brother candidates take their Admissions Degree for St. Isaac Jogues council. ALL are welcome to attend & support our brotherhood.
Wed. Nov. 16th
Mass for Deceased Knights of Columbus 11098
          -7:30 pm
St. Isaac Jogues
 
Contact David Easson
dvdeasson@yahoo.ca
Please join your brothers, remember and pray for our deceased fellow brothers of our Council. All are encouraged to attend with reception in Hall after Mass.
Sat. Nov. 26th
Pickering Christmas (Santa Claus) Parade
           7:30 am to 12:30 pm
Meet at Church Back Lot 7:30 am or on Dixie Rd. by 9:30 am.
 
Contact:  Dennis Lacey dmlace@rogers.comor Al Ashby allanashby@rogers.com
 
Join your Brothers from St. Isaac’s & Holy Redeemer Councils with our popular annual Nativity float entry in this year’s parade that serves to ‘Keep Christ in Christmas’. The parade floats start on Dixie then E. on Glenanna to the Mall.
Sat. Nov. 26th
Pasta Bingo Night is Back!  Parish Hall starting after Mass.
(set-up 3:30 pm)          5:30 pm till 9:30 pm
Contact Reid Robertson
reidrobertson82@gmail.com
Prize money for the winners & proceeds benefiting our charity for the evening
This month: Local Food Bank
Tuesday
 
 Nov. 29th
Council Business Meeting
–          -7:30 pm
Church Hall
All welcome to gain more detailed info on council’s activities
Tuesday
 
Dec. 6th
General Meeting
–          -7:30 pm
Church Hall
 
(Rosary or Mass at 7pm in Chapel)
 
All welcome to join us in our traditional assembly. All brothers are encouraged to attend to build fraternity and engage collaboratively on the planning and execution of the council’s goals and objectives. Come help us build our Mission and Vision.
Wed. Dec.
 
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Light up for Christ
–       After 7:00 pm Mass
St. Isaac Jogues
 
Contact David Easson
dvdeasson@yahoo.ca
Join us for a Mass followed by lighting of our crèche and tree.
“Keep Christ In Christmas
Sun.
Dec. 11th
Children’s Christmas Party
–       7:00 pm
Church Hall
 
Contact: Kevin Foxton kevin@foxton.ca or Allan Ashby allanasby@rogers.com  
 
 
Come with your children and join us for this popular annual Family Christmas Party. There will be Music, Magicians and more including a special guest from the North Pole with presents.
 
Vivat Jesus!
 
COUNCIL 11098 St. Isaac Jogues, Pickering, Ontario CANADA
 
MISSION
  
To provide a supportive network of Catholic men, who, in accordance
with the principles of our Faith provide works of charity to benefit our parish priests,
fellow members and their families and the needs of our community.
 
VISION

 To be leaders of our Catholic Faith who inspire the men of our Parish to join us as Brother Knights