Pro Life March, Charlottetown, May 28, 2017

Garth McKinnon posted 6 photos today to Facebook along with the following.

“Last time I was at big rally for life in Charlottetown, about 300 people showed up and the papers only reported 150.
This time I thought I would post some pictures ahead of the papers to prove the over 300 in attendance.
Once again they had a reporter talking extensively to the 5 or 6 pro choice counter protesters. Didn’t see them talking to any of ours. So don’t believe everything you read in the Island news. You won’t get the full picture (so to speak).”

A procession stops traffic on Queen Street in Charlottetown

 

The Our Lady of Fatima Council #824 of the Knights of Columbus hosted a celebration on May 13, 2017 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Our Blessed Mother Mary’s apparitions to three shepherd children in the town of Fatima, Portugal.

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The celebration began with a public procession around the block of St. Dunstan’s Basilica lead by several altar servers and the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard.

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A statue of Our Lady of Fatima was carried high on a decorated platform and more than a 100 parishioners followed behind singing, waving streamers and carrying blue and white balloons.

The group then processed into the Basilica where they prayed the rosary and celebrated mass with Fr John Molina.

A reception was then held in the lower level of the Basilica highlighted with cake and ice cream.

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This celebration coincided with Pope Francis’ pilgrimage to Fatima where he canonized two of the three Portuguese children whose visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago marked one of the most important events of the 20th century Catholic Church. The third visionary died in 2005 at the age of 97. Her cause for sainthood has begun.

RIGHT TO LIFE – MARCH

 

All Knights (wear your vests) and families are encourage to attend.

 

When: Sunday, May 28

 

Time: Gathering Point at St. Pius X Parish Parking Lot 2:20 PM

March to Provincial House, Hon. George Coles Building, on lawn facing Bowling alley.

Ceremony to start at 3:20

Jazz Poirier

State Deputy

Knights of Columbus

100th Anniversary – Fatima Apparitions

Our Lady of Fatima, Knights of Columbus Council #824 will commemorate this anniversary on Saturday, May 13, 2017 with a public procession, recitation of the rosary and a reception following the Saturday evening Mass. The procession will leave the Basilica at 3:45 PM. All Knights and their families are encouraged to attend and celebrate this anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance. We ask Knights to please wear their vests.

Kensington & Summerfield Knights of Columbus Scholarship

Council #12465 of the Knights of Columbus announce our new annual Principle of Charity Scholarship! It is an award of $500.00 to a parishioner of either St. Mary’s Holy Family Parish in Kensington or St. James’ Parish in Summerfield who is attending post-secondary education of any type in the fall.

Since Charity is the first of the Knight’s Principles, we want to award a member of our parishes who exhibits this virtue in their lives. The application revolves around the volunteer and charity work that the applicants participate in. Application forms can be found at the back of both churches, with applications to be submitted to Fr. Jay no later than May 31st. The successful candidate will be contacted no later than June 15th.

God bless, and have a blessed week!

-Kyle MacNeill, Grand Knight for Council #12465 Kensington & Summerfield

Fathers For Good

Fathers can learn from Joseph’s example

By Jason Godin

The Church celebrates the feast of St. Joseph the Worker on May 1. Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, foster father of Jesus, silent in word but not in action, Joseph produced a model legacy of masculine faith. The carpenter displayed prudence in judgment and action as well as presence for his spouse, his child, and his community.

for full article click here:

http://www.fathersforgood.org/ffg/en/big_four/carpenter_heritage.html

PROVINCIAL BASKETBALL FREE THROW CHAMPIONSHIP HELD IN KENSINGTON

Originally Posted on April 2, 2017

Kensington – For the first time in a number of years, the provincial Knights of Columbus Basketball Free Throw Championship was held at KISH in Kensington. The championship started at 1 pm on Saturday, April 1st and included 9 to 14 year old boys and girls from parts east and west on PEI. Each contestant attempted 25 free throws, with the highest scores for the day among the girls being Laura MacDougall of Stanley Bridge with 19 made free throws, and among the boys being Matthew Clark ok Kensington with 21 made free throws.

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The provincial champions were presented trophies by Knights of Columbus State Deputy, Jazz Poirier. The provincial free throw champions are as follows:

Age                 Girls Champion          

9                      Sophie Campbell

10                    Laura MacDougall

11                    Grace Anne Lord

12                    Emily Ann MacLean

13                    Hillary Murray

14                    Kirsten Kouwenberg

Age                 Boys Champion         

9                      Seth Bulger

10                    Quinn Harrington

11                    Matthew Clark

12                    Canyon Clarke

13                    Zach Andrew

14                    Matthew Antle

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district and provincial competitions. International champions are announced by the K of C international headquarters based on scores from the state/provincial-level competitions. All boys and girls 9 to 14 are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. Please contact your local Knights of Columbus council to enquire about competitions in your area.

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with over 1.8 million members in 15,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated over 70 million volunteer hours and $170 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, culture of life, families and youth.

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Picture Enclosed: 2017 Provincial Free Throw Champions:

Back row – L-R: Emily Ann MacLean, Zach Andrew, Hillary Murray, Kirsten Kouwenberg, Canyon Clarke and Matthew Antle

Front row – L-R: K of C Jazz Poirier, Laura MacDougall, Matthew Clark, Quinn Harrington, Seth Bulger, Grace Anne Lord, Sophie Campbell and K of C Shawn McCarvill

For more info, contact Shawn McCarvill, Council and Provincial Free Throw Chairman – 836-5029

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