First I would like to invite you as the provincial state deputy of the Knights to attend the 25th anniversary of the existence of Birthright in Charlottetown on April 22 at the Murphy community centre from 1 to 3 pm.
We also wondered if you were able to contact electronically all the council members as supporters of Birthright over the last 25 years.
That would be fabulous if you’d be able to do that.
Thanks, Jazz, and hope to see you there and your beautiful wife Yvonne!
One of the many groups that the PEI Knights of Columbus support is Special Olympics Prince Edward Island.
George Deviat, Grand Knight of the TP Butler Council in Morell sent in this photo of himself (left), Vic Negus from Kensington (center), and Tommy Vail from Morell (right) taking a short break from dipping ADL ice cream at the PEI Home Show in Charlottetown.
The show was held from March 9 to 11 at the Eastlink Centre and many Knights volunteered their time to this worthy cause.
The Assumption Council of the Knights of Columbus in Stratford will be having their 22nd Annual Easter Sunrise Ecumenical Service, Easter Sunday morning, April 1st, under the canopy of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 145 Stratford Road, Stratford. Assembling at 6:40 am for service at 6:52 am. (20-25 minutes). Sun rises at 6:52 am. Welcome, scripture readings, reflection, and song. Coffee, fellowship, treats, etc. to follow in the Parish Centre. A sincere and warm welcome to everyone from all faiths and congregations.
September 2018 will mark 35 years since the establishment of the Knights of Columbus Foreign Mission Fund (FMF) and a truly remarkable record of support to seminarians and religious in foreign missions, particularly India. And with many Indian priests now serving PEI Parishes, the modest aspirations of the project in 1983 have come full circle. The FMF began by helping the seminarians in India and now graduates of these same seminaries serve throughout the Diocese of Charlottetown.
In the past 35 years over 100 seminarians and 100 aspirants (religious sisters) have received support through to graduation and ordination. In 2018 the FMF is supporting 30 seminarians at three seminaries in India. This financial support covers all costs for education and room & board. The FMF provides this support from the earnings of a capital fund that has been built up over the past 35 years.
The FMF is administered by a Board of Knights of Columbus members from across PEI. Current President Ralph Dunn is delighted with the support of Brother Knights like the members shown above. Together with his executive and advisors, Fr. Augustine Ignasimuthu and Fr. Raju Chebattina, President Dunn has guided the FMF over the past several years to the point where 5 or 6 seminarians are ordained annually in India. On a recent visit to India, Bishop Richard Grecco visited one of the supported seminaries and met with recently ordained priests assisted by the FMF. Bishop Grecco was pleased to witness first hand the fruit borne from the efforts of the PEI Knights of Columbus.
Donations in support of our mission are always appreciated. And as a charitable organization registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, all donations will receive a tax receipt. The FMF mailing address is P.O. Box 3055, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1N9.
Congratulations to the winners and finalists in our Knights of Columbus Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Challenge.
First place prizes went to Kian Gill (age 6) and George Woods (9) submitted to Kensington Council #12465, and Lexi Kowalchuk (14) through Cornwall Council #10808.
Their posters along with runners-up, Layla Full (5) and Luke McGillivray (7) from St. Anne’s Emyvale, Jacob Bernard (9) from Holy Family Parish Kensington, and Tasha Kowalchuk (11) from St. Francis of Assisi Parish Cornwall, will be sent to Supreme Office in Connecticut for the International Competition.
Special thanks to Darren Cash, Kyle MacNeil and Basil Favaro for organizing and orchestrating this special KofC project and to all the judges.
‘Thank you to all children and youth who submitted entries this year for your creativity, inspiration and vision. You are all winners!’