A GREAT DAY FOR THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 4TH DEGREE ON PEI

We are all aware of the impact that COVID 19 has had on every segment of society. 

This pandemic has forced us all to adapt, some of it with difficulty and a certain amount of hesitation. 

However, the ability to adapt was on show today as I had the privilege to welcome 17 Brother Knights into the 4th Degree. 

This was accomplished utilizing a virtual ceremony hosted by the District Master of New Brunswick and included Knights from both Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. 

Our group here on the Island was divided into 2 groups, one located in Charlottetown and the other in Tignish. 

My thanks to our guests, State Deputy SK Mike White, and Past Vice Supreme Master SK Ralph Dunn for your presence. 

Also, to Faithful Navigator SK Roger Burke of Belcourt Assembly here in Charlottetown and Faithful Navigator

SK Louis Shea of MacEachern Assembly in Tignish for your commitment and dedication to our Order.  

To my Worthy Marshall SK Ghassan Kassouf for being my right hand and always there ready to step in.  And finally, to you, Sir Knights welcome to the 4th Degree. 

It is truly my honour to serve as your District Master for Prince Edward Island.

Dan Miller


The following photo was submitted by Faithful Navigator of the Bishop MacEachern Assembly (Prince County) Sir Knight Louis Shea of those Knights who became 4th Degree Knights this past Saturday 12 March 2022 and were participating in the Virtual 4th Degree Exemplification from Tignish. 

They were part of the group of 17 PEI Knights who participated in the Virtual 4th Degree Exemplification in which 35 Knights from NB, NS and PEI were called to 4th Degree honours.  In the picture, the new Sir Knights from the Tignish area are wearing ceremonial baldrics that were donated to the  council by Lorna DesRoches in memory of Sir Knight Glen DesRoches.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 4TH DEGREE EXEMPLIFICATION


The PEI District of the K of C will be participating in a 4th Degree Exemplification on 22 March 2022 commencing at 9:30AM.

This ceremony will be conducted virtually and is hosted by the New Brunswick District.

All 3rd Degree Knights are invited and encouraged to participate.

For more information, please contact your Grand Knight or SK Dan Miller, PEI District Master at: danmiller59@outlook.com or 902-393-4621.


VIVAT JESUS

North Rustico Knights & Students Honour Veterans

A group of Grade 9 students on P.E.I.’s North Shore pitched in to help North Rustico get ready for Remembrance Day — by lending a hand with the community’s display in honour of its veterans. 

The display features hundreds of tiny crosses, each bearing the name of a local veteran. The project was organized by the Knights of Columbus in 2020, and this year they asked a group of local students to help them set it up at the local cenotaph. 

“It’s very important for the Knights of Columbus, and for the community, to make a connection with the youth today so that they can remember, and hopefully we pass the torch to the next generation,” said James Donnelly, grand knight with the Knights of Columbus (KOC).

“I think the students probably have a connection, they probably have a relative or a great-grandfather or a great-uncle in this list of names here. I hope that they understand that it’s a connection to their past.”

To read the full article from CBC click on the link below:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-north-rustico-cenotaph-display-remembrance-1.6239462

Knights Erect Signage

At St. Pius X Parish a new sign depicting The Divine Mercy Icon was installed by the Knights of Columbus.

The Image of the Divine Mercy is a depiction of Jesus Christ that is based on the devotion initiated by St. Faustina Kowalska.

According to St. Faustina’s diary, Jesus told her “I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish. I also promise victory over enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I myself will defend it as My own glory.” (Diary 48)

Jesus is shown as raising his right hand in blessing and pointing with his left hand on the Sacred Heart from which flow forth two rays: one red and one pale. The depiction contains the message “Jesus I trust in you” (Polish: Jezu ufam Tobie). The rays that stream out have symbolic meanings: red for the blood of Jesus, and pale for the water of Baptism. The whole image is a symbol of charity, forgiveness, and love of God, referred to as the “Fountain of Mercy”. According to St. Faustina Kowalska’s diary, the image is based on her 1931 vision of Jesus.

The Divine Mercy

St. Faustina directed the painting of the first image in Vilnius by the artist Eugeniusz Kazimirowski. Since then, numerous versions of the image have been painted by other artists, including a popular rendition by Adolf Hyła in Kraków. They are widely venerated worldwide.

Knights at Remembrance Day in Stratford

On-behalf of Our Lady Of The Assumption Council 06899-Knights of Columbus, I am very proud to enclose 3 photos showing Brother Fred Bradley and Brother Ernie Davis, both retired members of Canada’s Military, laying a Wreath on-behalf of our Council.

Sincere “We Shall Remember Them” and sincere “Lest We Forget” on this Memorial Day of Remembrance.

I wish to sincerely thank Brothers Fred and Ernie for their participation in Canada’s Military and also for their participation in laying the Wreath at the Cenotaph of the Town of Stratford, Prince Edward Island.

Flexible Learning

As reported in Columbia Magazine June 2021.

St. Pius X Council 6917 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, donated $1,125 to St. Jean Elementary School for a proposed “flexible learning” room.

The space would accommodate students who need help managing anxiety and developing classroom habits.

St. Pius X Council 6917 Awards

These awards were handed out at the 1 June 2021 St Pius X monthly K of C meeting.

1. Jazz Poirier- The award for PEI State Council Knights of Columbus Award “Ray Garnham” award for 2020-2021 Outstanding District Deputy awarded to Jazz Poirier, St Pius X 6917 Council.  State Deputy Richard Allen presented the Award to Brother Jazz.

2. Jazz Poirier – The Family of the Month for June 2021: Awarded to Brother Jazz Poirier, Brother Jazz was presented a certificate by St Pius X Council Grand Knight Dan Miller.  

3. Jeff Sampson –  The Family of the Month for May 2021: Awarded to Brother Jeff Sampson, his wife Renee and his children Felicity and Gavin. Brother Jeff was presented a certificate by St Pius X Council Grand Knight Dan Miller

March 20, 2021 4th Degree

This past Saturday morning marked a significant event when a 4th Degree Exemplification was held Virtually from Newfoundland in which PEI was also able to participate. 

It was the first such Virtual 4th Degree Exemplification held in Atlantic Canada. 

L-R District Master SK Dan Miller, new Sir Knights Jim McQuaid, Terry Carter, Michael White

During the Exemplification three Knights received 4th Degree Knighthood.  The three new Sir Knights (SKs) are: SK Jim McQuaid, SK Terry Carter and, SK Michael White. 

L-R District Master SK Dan Miller, SK Jim McQuaid, SK Terry Carter, SK Michael White, District Marshall SK Ghassan Kassouf

District Master SK Dan Miller was on hand to oversee the event along with District Marshall SK Ghassan Kassouf and witnessed by the Faithful Navigator of the Hon Daniel J. MacDonald Assembly SK Michael MacDonald and the Past Vice Supreme Master SK Ralph Dunn.

Faithful Navigator MacDonald Assembly SK Michael MacDonald, SK Jim McQuaid, District Master SK Dan Miller, SK Terry Carter, SK Michael White, Past Vice Supreme Master SK Ralph Dunn.

Special Mass for the Next Supreme Knight

Tuesday March 2nd, at 7pm, Father Andrew Handrahan will celebrate a special mass for the intentions of our new Supreme Knight at Immaculate Conception Church, 31031 Route 2, Richmond PE.

Please join Council 14530 in celebrating this new era of the Knights of Columbus, for information contact Philip Brown GK (902) 786-2298

If you can not attend in person be sure to remember Mr. Patrick Kelly in your prayers.