A Brother Knight to be Ordained to the Deaconate


PEI State Knights of Columbus Walter is a member of the Tignish Council 7791, please share this great news with other councils.

Louis Shea

“As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” (John 20:21)

Dear friends, With great joy and thanksgiving to God, I am pleased to announce that I have been called to the Order of Deacon by His Excellency Bishop Richard Grecco.

My Ordination will take place on Friday, August 14, 2020, at Saint Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto, and will be presided by His Excellency Bishop John Boissonneau, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only the priests in residence at the Seminary and a few guests will be attending.

I would like to thank Bishop Richard for calling me to the Transitional Deaconate and his support over the last six years of Seminary formation. Thank you to the priests of the Diocese, all of whom have been very supportive and have stormed Heaven with prayers for me. And to all the parishioners of the Diocese, who have also prayed for and supported me in many ways throughout my time in Seminary so far.

Everyone please continue to pray for me as I approach this important step of formation.

A special word of thanks needs to go out to the people of Tignish, PEI, and surrounding areas. I was extremely blessed to have been at Saint Simon and Saint Jude for my Internship Year. I have all great memories of my time there and all of the people there have impacted my discernment and made me a better Seminarian and man.

Finally, my thanks also go out to my family, most of whom are in Nova Scotia and Ontario, for their continued support.

I am sorry you cannot be here to celebrate with me, but there will be plenty of pictures to share.

Obviously, I would not be here without you all and I thank you all for your love and support.

Brother Knight Mr. Walter Flynn

Transitional deacons are seminarians, students in the last phase of training for the Catholic priesthood. After being a deacon for a year, they are ordained a priest.

Deacons, priests, and bishops are considered clerics, members of the clergy, in the Catholic Church. We can now begin to pray for my future priest ordination, which will hopefully happen in 2021 when I complete my Seminary formation.

Thank you for your continued prayers. ~ Walter Flynn

Deadline for Right to Life Bursary is Approaching

PEI Right to Life Association is proud to announce the offer of an Educational Bursary valued at $2000.

This is for a young woman from Prince Edward Island who has carried an unplanned pregnancy to term and wishes to further her education attending a post-secondary institution.

As part of our mission statement to educate Islanders on the value and dignity of the human person, we are announcing this bursary to enable the pursuit of education for those who choose life.

The gift of life and pursuing education should never stand in conflict with one another, and we at PEI Right to Life wish to assist in manifesting that truth.

Attached is a full description of the requirements for this generous bursary.

Please advertise in your community so that anyone willing to continue her education may learn of this opportunity. 

Keep Christ in Christmas 2018 Poster Contest Provincial Winners

The Knights of Columbus Provincial Executive thanks all youth from the 9 councils who took part in our Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Challenge.

Congratulations to the winners, whose posters are now in the international competition:

Ages 5 to 7:

Brielle Sheppard (Webster’s Corner), St. Dunstan’s

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Ages 8 to 10 – a three-way tie

Isabella Doucette, Holy Redeemer

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Lauren Graham, St. Pius X;

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and George Woods (Kensington), St. Mary’s-Holy Family;

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Ages 11 to 14 –

Isabelle Scott (Clyde River), St. Dunstan’s.

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Our gratitude goes also to all parents/guardians and catechetical teachers who encouraged such enthusiastic and creative participation.

Easter Sunrise Service in Stratford

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.

Recruitment Incentive Awards & Exemplification Schedule for Year  2017 – 2018

State Council Executive have announced a New Recruitment Cash Awards for the last quarter of this fraternal year.  Fraternal Year is from 01 Apr 2017 to 30 Jun 2018

If successful quarterly awards will be carried over to include next fraternal year 01 Apr. 2018 to 30 Jun 2019

For a PDF of this information click here: Incentive cash awards

Recruitment Incentive awards

 

01 Apr – 30 Jun

Frat Year – 2017/18

State   1st      – $200

State   2nd    –  $100

State   3rd     –  $ 50

 

01 Jul – 30 Sep

Frat year 2018/19

01 Oct – 31 Dec

Frat. Year 2018/19

01 Jan – 31 Mar

Frat year 2018/19

01 Apr – 30 Jun

Frat. Year 2018/19

 

State   1st      – $200

State   2nd    –  $100

State   3rd     –  $ 50          

State   1st     – $200

State   2nd    –  $100

State   3rd     –  $ 50          

State   1st      – $200

State   2nd    –  $100

State   3rd     –  $ 50          

State   1st      – $200

State   2nd    –  $100

State   3rd     –  $ 50           

 

Based on percentage of council membership quota obtained for quarter.

 

Quotas obtained in one Quarter will be reduced to zero for next quarter.

Encourage Winning councils to reward  their recruiters.

Trial test for the last Quarter 01 Apr to 30 Jun 2018.

If successful  this incentive award would be carried out for a full fraternal year.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Exemplification Schedule for Year  2017 –  2018

 

Suggested time Frame – 3rd weekend in Month

First Degree (ADMISSION) – District 1 and 2

 

Date Location Team DVD   Date Location Team DVD
Jul 2017 D1- 7791 Tignish                                    Jan 2018 D1 – 13143 Bloomfield                    
Aug 2017 D2 – 2070 Summerside       Feb 2018 D2 – 12465 Kensington    
Sep 2017 D1 – 8333 Alberton                                 Mar 2018 D1- 7791 Tignish                                   
Oct 2017 D2 – 6945  7 mile Bay       Apr 2018 D2 – 14530 Wellington    
Nov 2017 D1 – 8966 Palmer RD                           May 2018 D1 – 8333 Alberton                              
Dec 2017 D2 – 9025 North Rustico       Jun 2018 D2 – 2070 Summerside    
                 

 

First Degree (ADMISSION) – District 3 and 4

Date Location Team DVD   Date Location Team DVD
Jul 2017 D5- 8348 Cove Head                                      Jan 2018 D5 – 7748 Holy Redeemer                              
Aug 2017 D4 –  2193 Souris       Feb 2018 D4 – 7617 Morell    
Sep 2017 D3 – Stratford       Mar 2018 D3 – 7105 Vernon River                                   
Oct 2017 D5 – 0824 St. Dunstan’s                          Apr 2018 D5 – 10808 Cornwall    
Nov 2017 D4 – 7274 – Montague       May 2018 D4 – 8849 Iona                              
Dec 2017 D3 – 6917 St. Pius X                            Jun 2018 D3 – Fort Augustus    

Membership Committee consists of:

Jazz Poirier (ex officio)                        jazzpoirier@eastlink.ca

Basil Favaro (DD#5)                             bfavaro@pei.sympatico.ca

Kyle MacNeill                                         kyle.macneill@kofc.org

Fr. Albin Arsenault                                fatheralbin@hotmail.com

 

 

Exemplification Schedule for Year  2017 –  2018

 

SECOND DEGREE (FORMATION)

Date Location Team DVD   Date Location Team DVD
Jul 2017 D2 – Summerside       Jan 2018 D2 – Summerside    
Aug 2017         Feb 2018      
Sep 2017 D4 – 7617 Morell       Mar 2018 D4 – 7617 Morell    
Oct 2017         Apr 2018      
Nov 2017 D3 – 6917 St. Pius X                            May 2018 D3 – 6917 St. Pius X                         
Dec 2017         Jun 2018      
                 

 

THIRD DEGREE (KNIGHTHOOD)

JUL/2018 AUG/2018 SEP/2018 OCT/2017 NOV/2017 DEC/2017

 

JAN/2018 FEB/2018 MAR/2018 APR/2018 MAY/2018 JUN/2018  
St. Pius X

Council Rooms

St. Pius X

Council Rooms

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  1. May combined 2nd and 3rd Degree Ceremony dates.
  2. If no candidates for these ceremonies, suggest a training exercise be held.
  3. District Deputies to notify the State Ceremonial Officer or State Deputy of date Chosen.
  4. State Ceremonial officer or State Deputy will notify all Councils.
  5. District Deputy #3 Richard Allen has volunteer to help all DD’s in training and participation in Ceremonials

 

 

 

Keep Christ in Christmas Winners Anounced

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!’  

Pre-Lenten Pancake Brunch

The Morell Knights of Columbus Present the thirteenth annual Pre-Lenten pancake brunch

All proceeds will be donated to PEI special Olympics

Date: Sunday, 4 February 2018 Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Morell Regional High School

MENU Pancakes Sausages Juice/Milk Tea/Coffee

Cost: Goodwill Donation

Sponsored by The Morell CO-OP