A Pastoral Letter to the People of the Diocese – June 8, 2020
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Peace and grace of our loving God be with you!
These past few months have been difficult for all of us. I share your heartache that we have not been able to gather for Sunday Eucharist. The recent approval to come together for weekday Eucharistic celebration limited to 15 people is only marginally helpful. I want you to know I have laboured hard to seek agreement to re-open our churches for fuller participation especially on Sundays.
DRIVE THRU FOOD DRIVE St. Mary’s Holy Family Knights of Columbus together with the Kensington Lions Club hosted a drive thru food on Saturday, May 9th from 10 am to 12 noon.
Poised for the First Car
The Food Bank is located at the Kensington Legion Home 30 Garden Drive. Cars entered through the north entrance to drop off your donation. No need to get out of your car, just pop the trunk and someone will gladly accept your donation.
Some of the Donations received by the Lions. Approximately $3,000.00 worth of food items were donated on Saturday, May 9.
As you can see the Knights had their masks and were six-feet apart.
In monetary donations $2,225.00 came in and that amount is still growing! All in all a very successful day by all accounts. The Kensington Knights appreciate great support from our community.
Thank you to all for supporting the Kensington Lions Club Food Bank.
Thursday, March 5, Kensington Council #12465 installed a display case in the entrance of St. Mary’s Holy Family Church to hold the recently retired regalia of the 4th degree.
Brother Knights Earle Murphy and Gilbert Arsenault constructed the magnificent glass and wood cabinet with a style that matches the furnishings in that part of the church.
Brother Knight Carl Gallant generously donated his 4th degree regalia for this project. For that we are very thankful.
The Knights of Columbus are very active in the Kensington area and this display will be an ongoing reminder of the services given in the past and an invitation for others to join and contribute in the future.
Brother Darren Cash and Grand Knight Shawn McCarvill presented the certificates to the young people from St. Mary’s – Holy Family and St. James Parishes who participated in the 2019 “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest.
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish extends sincere thanks to the Assumption Catholic Women’s League and Knights of Columbus for their monetary donations towards the purchase of a Zoll Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
The AED is located in the SaveStation cabinet across from the hall kitchen door, adjacent to the washrooms.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated by the Parish and by anyone who may need this life-saving device.
Pictured displaying the Parish’s new AED, are CWL President, Mary MacLean and Knights’ Chancellor, Pierre Doiron.
On November 10th, 2019, St Pius X Knights of Columbus Council # 6917 held a pancake breakfast and donated the proceeds ($1,125) to the St. Jean Elementary School in Charlottetown for a proposed new Flexible Learning Room.
The proposed room will be designed to accommodate many of the students that are new emigrants with many from war-torn countries.
They require a program (room) to practice calming strategies to assist them in dealing with anxieties, behaviour and adjustments to a classroom environment. The proposed cost will be $20,000.