4th Degree Dinner Sunday 11 June 2023 Good evening, Sir Knight:

I have been asked by our Worthy District Master Dan Miller to invite you and a guest to our 4th Degree Dinner which will take place at the Stella Maris Parish Hall in North Rustico.

Our Order has been suffering since the start of the pandemic and unfortunately it is not showing much sign of recovery, even though the rest of the world is working on returning to a somewhat redefined “Normal” way of life.

Attendance at meetings across the Island has been poor to say the least. There are a multitude of reasons for this. However, the time has come for us to re-engage with our Brother Sir Knights and begin to carry on with our Patriotic duties.

This dinner is being organized as an opportunity for as many of us to get together in a social environment and to become reacquainted once again.

The details of the dinner are as follows:
Date: 11 June 2023
Time: 3PM Mass at Stella Maris in North Rustico
Following Mass, approx. 3:45PM – The District Master will hold a short town-hall type meeting with all Sir Knights
4:30PM – Supper
5:30PM – Presentations

The dress for the dinner is Tux or Dark Suit with Social Baldric, white shirt, black bow tie, black socks and shoes. Do not forget your 4th degree pin.

The cost of the dinner is $20.00 per plate. It is recommended that payment be made by E-Transfer to dmpei2024@outlook.com . Payment may also be made at the door.

The cut-off date for registration will be 4 June 2023.

The dinner will be a traditional Roast beef dinner, potatoes, veg, dessert, tea/coffee.

The following guests have been invited to join us.
Father Albin, Stella Maris
Father Andrew Handrahan – State Chaplain
Vice Supreme Master Sir Knight Richard Doucette and his wife Mary
An invitation is being extended to our new Bishop designate Bishop Joseph Dabrowski. I am awaiting an answer. I am hopeful that he will be able to join us.

Presentations at Stratford Council

Grand Knight, Our Lady of Assumption Council 6899 Stratford, Ian McIsaac shown here presenting certificates as “Knights of  the Year” to Brothers Leo Gallant and Norman Leclair for their work in raising money for the church by hosting  very successful monthly Ceilidhs.

Grand Knight Ian McIssac presenting Brother Louis MacDonald with a certificate for his 22 years of service as Financial Secretary in our Council, keeping the membership, council protocol, and by-laws up to date. He also served the community by becoming involved in the “Friends of St. Andrew” and dedicated  a lot of time to their cause.

Kensington Basketball Free Throw Championship

Kensington area boys and girls ages 9 to 14 recently participated at the council level of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.

The competition was held during lunch periods at Queen Elizabeth Elementary School and Kensington Intermediate Senior High. Each contestant attempted 15 free throws, with any ties settled by successive rounds of five free throws per contestant until a winner emerged.

Winners of the Kensington council #12465 championship are as follows:

Age                 Girls Champion          

9                      Leah Doucette           

10                    Kayleigh MacNevin               

11                    Jadalyn MacKay

14                    Hannah Peters

Age                 Boys Champion         

9                      Hudson Gill                            

10                    Jamieson MacKay                 

11                    Gus Perry                   

13                    Dominic Hearn                      

14                    Fulton Weeks                    

From left to right: Carl Gallant KofC, Bill Munro, KofC, Hudson Gill, Jadalyn MacKay, Leah Doucette, Gus Perry, Paul Cyr KofC, Kayleigh MacNevin, Renata Wigmore – QEES Athletic Director

The Knights of Columbus congratulate all the participants who “stepped up to the line” and encourages all Kensington area youngsters ages 8 to 13 to continue working on their Free Throw shooting skills for next year’s championship.  

All participants with three of the Knights of Columbus.

St. Joseph Pilgrim Icon

On Monday, the Solemnity of St. Joseph; Principal Patron of Canada, members of Knights of Columbus Council #12465 and parishioners of St. Mary’s Holy Family Parish in Kensington gathered for the prayer service before the Pilgrim Icon of St. Joseph.

As stated at the beginning of the program for this Holy Hour:

St. Joseph offered his life in service and sacrifice to the
Holy Family by following the will of God. As we gather to
honor the Guardian of the Redeemer, let us ask God for that
same trust and courage to embrace our own roles as guardians
of the family and the truth.

Prayer Service in Honor of St. Joseph

May God continue to be with us and our families as we journey to Easter.

Community Recognition of GK Raymundo Yu for Disaster Relief Efforts and Coordination of Coats for Kids Distribution to Local Schools

Here are two You Tube links to Centennial Auto Group videos featuring  GK Raymundo Yu Our Lady of Fatima Council 824 St Dunstan’s Basilica, Charlottetown PEI, as a local community legend for the disaster relief work that he did in the week following Hurricane Fiona that struck 24th September 2022. 

YouTube video #1 –  https://youtube.com/watch?v=L1X-FDMysKI&si=EnSIkaIECMiOmarE 

As well the second video covers our trips to 4 area schools to distribute 33 jackets most of which the Adult and Teen female jackets were purchased thru Coats for Kids USA.  The Adult Male jackets were purchased through the Charlottetown PEI Canadian Tire outlet.

YouTube video #2 – https://youtube.com/watch?v=k5Np3cT-Q5Y&si=EnSIkaIECMiOmarE


District Master, SK Dan Miller presents the Star Assembly Award to SK Roger Burke, Faithful Navigator of the Father George Belcourt Assembly 1867. 

In order to achieve Star Assembly status, an Assembly must meet certain criteria.  This includes:

Earn the Fourth Degree Civic Award

Meet new member quota’s

Enter the “To Be a Patriot” competition.  Do not have to win

Submit all required documentation on time and complete.

SK Dan also presents the Civic Award to SKs Vernon Buote and Peter Gallant who represented the other Assembly members who were involved with the “Veteran’s Memorial Walkway” .  This was a joint project led by James Donnelly,  Grand Knight Rev J Douglas McNeill Council and SK Simon Lemay of the Father George Belcourt Assembly. 

Well done Brothers, you serve with distinction and are an excellent for other Council’s and Assemblies.

Kensington Knights Team Up With The Lions for the Local Food Bank

Saturday, October 22, the Knights of Columbus and the Lions Club had a drive through food bank collection.

Pictured here from left to right are food bank board member, Marlene Clark,Knights Don Evans, Jim MacLellan, Peter McCarville, Carl Gallant, board member and Grand Knight Paul Cyr, Leonard MacLellan, board member Martyn Clark KISH co-op student Lilly Woon and Lions club president, Lion Scott Zimmerman.

Collected that day were more than 1,700 pounds of food and at least $1,700.00 in cash.

There are still donations coming in.

What a great day! Thanks for your support. — Don Evans

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