both Brother Angelo Montana and Brother Tony Pracsovic's obituary
notices in the Spectator.. Bro. Angelo's funeral Mass is this morning at 10:00am, and Bro. Tony's is on Monday at 10:30am
at the parish. Vivat Jesus
HISTORY OF THE BISHOP
JOHN FARRELL ASSEMBLY
The idea of a new Assembly began in the mind of one man - SK Vern Nelligan, who at the time
was Master of the Fourth Degree, District 2. There were two Assemblies in the Hamilton Area then - Bishop Ryan Assembly, and
Father Sean P. O’Sullivan Assembly.
There were a number of problems to overcome. The first was to gain
support for the new Assembly, and the second was to find worthy people
to help him establish it. Sir Knight Vern Nelligan
started by approaching the other two Assemblies for permission to speak to members living in the area for the new Assembly.
help him in this task, he named a formation group consisting of Sir Knights Frank Morelli, and Walter Morrissey, as well as
Sir Knights, Paul Coughlin and Dr. Romy Anastasio.
This area and the Parish Councils in each section were negotiated
with to ensure an equal distribution of councils and members.
Recruitment drives took place at each of the councils
now in this jurisdiction. All of this work was completed within 30 days and the charter was applied for and approved within
60 days. The name of Bishop John Farrell was approved by Bishop Tonnos who attended the Charter Night held in December of
Each member of the organizing team has served as an officer of the Assembly, including Sir Knight, and Former
Master Vern Nelligan, who is presently the Faithful Scribe.
The recent history of the Assembly would not be complete without mentioning the activities
of the Colour Guard. This is the most visible branch of the Knights of Columbus, and it is offered only in the Fourth Degree.
The Colour Guard is what the public sees in action, whether at a Mass, a funeral, or some other special event. The Colour
Guard of the Bishop John Farrell Assembly has been very busy over the past five years, under the direction of its commanding
officers. These have included Sir Knights Paul Coughlin and Dr. Romy Anastasio and - of course - the members of the Colour
in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men."
Second Ontario District – June 2008 Exemplification
THIS YEAR, THE ENTIRE PACKAGE IS BEING PRESENTED ELECTRONICALLY ON THE “SECOND ONTARIO DISTRICT WEBSITE”
WHICH WILL SERVE AS THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF REFERENCE INFORMATION
On opening the
site click on “Exemplification”.
If you don’t
want to read the entire package, --- click on the “Topic Links” provided in the directory to take you directly
to the section of the document that you are interested in reading. All of the supplementary forms provided not only have links
in the “Topic Links Directory”, –
but in the body of the package as well.
And last of all –
PLEASE SAVE THE UNDERNOTED IN YOUR “FAVOURITES,”
-- AS I HOPE THAT YOU WILL visit this site MANY TIMES OVER THE NEXT 5 MONTHS.
I am hopeful that this new method of presentation will allow us to spread the
message of the Fourth Degree more effectively in 2008 and create yet another banner year for new membership in the Second
Third Degree Exemplification
January 13, 2008
The Ontario State Third Degree Exemplification will be hosted by Council 1454 with the degree team from Grimsby. The
host is district #8 and the District Deputy is John Stewart.
Councils Christmas Party
December 18, 2007
All members and their spouses are encouraged to attend this annual get-together. It is a great opportunity to share the joy
of the season in the spirit of unity and fraternity. Bring your favourite sweet or fruit dish or cheese platter
Brother Angelo Venditti and John Capostagno will bring their guitars for Christmas caroling and will be in the hearth room
at 7:00 PM
2007 $1000.00 CHRISTMAS RAFFLE for Dec. 9th
We again call upon YOUR charity and generosity. I am sure you concur with me, it sure would be nice to win the prize and donate
it to the charity of your choice.
1) Oct. 17th to Dec. 9th FORTINO'S Mall Road 7 days a week.
Times: 11-6 & 2-5pm
Please if you do buy this tickets, returns can be sent Dec. 1st to:
St. Margaret Mary Parish c/o KofC 9553
or Grand Knight Gary Thomas
at 20 ldlewood Avenue,
or Chairman Bruce Coughlan
Eleventh Annual Christmas Raffle
December 9th, 2007, at 4:30
Fortinos 65 Mall Road, Hamilton
First Prize guaranteed $1000.00 Shopping Spree
Second)Prize $100.00 Gift Certificate
Third Prize $50.00 Gift Certificate
$14,507.07 given to date.
Ticket Price: $2.00 each or $20.00 for book of 10
Charity License # M56046
DESIGNATED CHARITIES FROM PROCEEDS OF THE DRAW:
1) Good Shepherd Centres.
2) Community Living, Hamilton.
3) Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
4) Wesley Urban Ministries.
5) Salvation Army.
6) Stroke Recovery Association'
7) Neighbour to Neighbour Food Bank Centre.
8) Cancer Assistance Program.
9) Stoney Creek Food Bank.
PGK Bro. Don Stacey
1. October 16th
2. October 17th
3. October 19th
4. October 22nd
5. October 27-28th
6. October 30th
7. October 31st
8. November 1st
9. November 2nd
10. November 3rd
Meeting state treasurer Arthur Peter's Guest Speaker
Shopping Spree -@ Fortino's Mall Road till Dec.9th
Set up Spaghetti Supper
Keep Christ In Christmas, All Masses Donations Only
Knights involved in start of the mission
Parking assistance (time=5:45pm)
Parking assistance (time=5 :45pm)
parking assistance (time=5:45pm)
4pm Set Up bazaar
Parking assistance (time 5:45pm)
Bazaar Selling tickets
1. Shopping spree
2. Turkey Roll
3. Penny sale
GK Bro. Gary Thomas
Bishop John Farrell Assembly 3027
Charter Night Dinner
Corpus Christi Parish
1694 Upper James St.
Knights of Columbus
1527 Upper James St.
$40.00 per Ticket
FORMAL ATTIRE TUXEDO WITH BALDRIC (For Sir Knights)
I write to bring to your attention a matter of grave importance that calls for our prayer and action. Our federal Parliament
could very well be soon debating the issue of euthanasia and assisted suicide.
In June 2005, a private member’s Bill (Bill C-407) was given first reading in the House of Commons. Reports indicate
that it will likely be given some priority by the federal government. Indeed, the Attorney General of Canada had declared
some months ago that it was time to look closely at the case of euthanasia and assisted suicide.
Promoters will undoubtedly seek to frame this debate in terms of compassion for those who are suffering. However, true compassion
consists in alleviating suffering and in showing special respect to the dignity of a person whose life is weakened. It does
not and cannot consist in bringing that person’s life to an unnatural end. In fact, what is proposed by the Bill is
the taking of a human life when a person is most vulnerable.
A recent statement from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued in response to Bill C-407, makes the following
point: “At the moment a basic question is being asked: Can Canadians, who are so concerned about abuse against the sick,
the elderly, the handicapped and the vulnerable, entertain the possibility of legalizing the most extreme abuse, killing another
In our Catholic tradition, life is a gift from God and is, therefore, to be respected and protected from conception to natural
death. Please contact the Prime Minister and your Member of Parliament to make clear your opposition to any effort to legalize
euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada. We must act without delay.
In observance of Holy Week, I am sharing you this video to remind us that God loves us so much...
Now that its safe to publish a more detailed personal members data for the use of social and program director
and the Council in general, members are encouraged to update their Bios. Please Email me your update. Thanks.
Below is the list of current volunteers to sell tickets at Limeridge. There are still open times to be filled. To view an
enlarged readable list click on it and pick your chosen time and let Bro. Don or Gary know. Thanks for your help...