Tapestry for Kensington Knights

Carol Evans donated this colourful rendition of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Council #12465.

The original cloth print was purchased by Theresa Cousins and later quilted by Carol.

The tapestry will hang in the parish centre of St. Mary’s Holy Family Parish to be enjoyed by all who use the building.

Thank you to Theresa & Carol for the lovely gift!

TRUE WOMEN’S WELLNESS WILL CARE FOR BOTH MOTHER AND CHILD

Many of you will have heard the interview on CBC Compass News Nov 8 (you can watch online) concerning the data released by Health PEI on abortions performed at the Prince County Hospital in Summerside. This is part of the government funded Women´s Wellness Clinic. At PEI Right to LIFE we oppose this kind of health care in that the life of the child is not given the same care and dignity as the mother. True health care will support both mother AND child; true counselling will empower women with knowledege and services to enable her to continue her life goals AND protect the life of the child. Since CBC reporting did not mention this kind of support I was compelled to submit the following letter to the editors of all the PEI newspapers. I hope that this will be published as an opinion piece. Please look for it in your local papers and write your own letters to show that PEI does not accept this inferior type of health care.

TRUE WOMEN’S WELLNESS WILL CARE FOR BOTH MOTHER AND CHILD

Dear Editor,
In response to the CBC Nov 8 report “116 surgical abortions performed on P.E.I. so far this year, province says” (http://www.cbc.ca/…/prince-edwa…/pei-abortion-pill-1.4392981) that Health PEI will be expanding its women´s reproductive services I am compelled to make some comments.
Rachelle Pike, manager of the Women´s Wellness Program and Sexual Health Services with Health PEI, makes the audacious statement that this expansion is “exciting”. Exciting for whom? The woman in the midst of a life and death decision for her child? Health PEI statistics for abortions at the PCH state 116 deaths by surgical abortions, but is silent on how many medical abortions. Why the incomplete data? How many more pre-born children are we really talking about?
Where are the rest of the statistics which indicate a composite and thorough health care for women, which is supposed to be the purpose of the Women´s Wellness Program? How many women were counselled and kept their child? Was an ultrasound done to show the mother that her child has fingers, toes and a heartbeat at this stage or was it done just for the doctor to assess gestational age? How many women actually exercised their freedom of choice and chose LIFE? Withholding further data implies that the counselling services are not neutral but rather are pro-abortion.
Health PEI does not release the rest of the data on the services for STD, Menopausal discomfort, birth control, etc. So are we really talking about full-services or are we actually talking about mainly abortion service and that this is indeed a concerted effort to push the abortion of Island children on our population as part of an “exciting” agenda?
The figure of 146 women needing care for post-partum is the only other statistic reported. It is good that this is available. What about the women seeking post-abortive counselling? Are they too being served? Why is there no data? International statistics show women who have had abortions have an 81% higher risk of mental health problems compared to women who have not.
I fail to understand what is exciting about the loss of these 116 children, five full classes of Kindergarteners or, in 20 years, graduates of UPEI! This is devastating for 116 vulnerable Canadians, 232 mothers and fathers of those children not to mention a great loss for all of PEI not to have the presence of these future citizens. 116 abortions means 9 pre-born humans per month, who were decapitated, dismembered and disemboweled through surgical abortion. This is a massive violation to the inherent value of the human person.

Easier access to abortion is not about REproductive services this is about DEconstructive services. The repetitive use of the words “wellness” or “reproductive services” means abortion and is misleading and deceptive. This is also not about a woman´s right to abortion either. There exists no such right in Canadian law. A true Women´s Wellness Program would announce how many women they have enabled to choose life for their child, which IS a right of all humans.

Pat Wiedemer
Executive Director
PEI Right to Life Association
PO Box 1988
Charlottetown, PEI
C1A 7N7

 

Health PEI says 116 surgical abortions were completed between Jan. 31 to Oct. 31, based on statistics from Women’s Wellness Program.
CBC.CA

Remembrance Day Preparations

IMG_6669George Deviat Grand Knight of the T.P. Butler Knights of Columbus Council in Morell Reports:

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In spite of wind and cold – recently George Deviat and Leonard Deveaux T.P. Butler Council Morell Knights with young children placed Canadian Flags and Poppies on 36 Veterans graves at St. Theresa the Little Flower and St. Lawrence O’Toole Green Meadows.

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We Pray for all who served our country and commend them to the kind mercy of the Lord.

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Following the placing of flags there were snacks in the church basement.

Knights from the Montague, Cardigan, Georgetown & Sturgeon Area

Now that fall is in the air and winter is just around the corner, the Knights of Columbus would like to begin their “Coats for Kids” program.

We would like you to check your closets and donate any new or used coats that you won’t be using this year. They will be distributed through the schools in the area to children who need them.

Please drop them off at St. Mary’s Church in Montague or call one of the following:

John Rowe – Montague area—838-2098;

Louis Callaghan – Cardigan & Georgetown area – 583- 2962;

Brian Smyth –Sturgeon area – 902-830-4410.

Installation of Officers at St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Charlottetown

 

Our newly installed Executive Officers of Our Lady of Fatima Knights of Columbus Council #824 St Dunstan’s Basilica.

Standing: Raymundo Yu, Desmond FallDavid Abbott, Duke Fall, Cory Malone, Donald ChevarieBrady Grant.

Sitting: District Deputy Basil Favaro, Reg Shields, Mike White, Arnold Moore, Brendon Duffy.

Not shown in the picture Fr Floyd Gallant, John Reilly, Albert Bryanton and Henry Savidant.

Photo by Mike White

St. Dunstan’s Parish Picnic: Sunday, September 24

From Mike White’s Facebook Wall:

It was a beautiful day for a picnic yesterday!

There were plenty of people, smiling faces,

hamburgers, hot dogs, cold treats and,

of course, chocolate yesterday at the St Dunstan’s Basilica Annual Parish Picnic.

Many Knights were out to help with the food preparation,

cooking, serving, set up, music and clean up.

Day of Prayer for Peace and Reconciliation

Dear Brother Knights:

 

This Aug. 15, on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Knights around the world are encouraged to pray for their respective countries as part of an Orderwide Day of Prayer for Peace and Reconciliation.

 

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson called for the Aug. 15 observance during the 135th Supreme Convention in St. Louis. Citing the recent increase in political violence, including the shooting of members of Congress last June on a baseball field outside of Washington, D.C., he said:

 

“Violence and the rhetoric of violence have no place as a style of politics in America or any other country. … I call upon all my brother Knights and their families to again seek the intercession of Mary, Queen of Peace.”

 

For more information and suggested prayers, please visit kofc.org.

 

Knights Choir Welcoming New Members!

The PEI Knights to Remember Male Chorus, formed last October with 14 current members from four Councils – invites new members for the Fall.  Newcomer and veteran Knights of Columbus ages 18+ are most welcomed to join us for fun making music together and special upcoming engagements.  Weekly evening practices will resume in mid-September and with possibilities for rotating schedules in participating K of C districts across PEI.  Contact Director Basil Favaro through St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Cornwall or at bfavaro@pei.sympatico.ca or 902 569 8826.

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