Virtual Rosary every Friday - October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020
Our Council would like to dedicate the month of October to our Blessed Mother Mary.
We will be organizing a Virtual Rosary every Friday at 9.00 pm during the month of October. I would like to encourage you all to join in with your families.
The Rosary will be conducted by Brother Jestin Nazren.
The login details will be sent closer to the day.
Thanksgiving 2020 :- Food Drive
As a part of the KOC pledge to “Leave no Neighbor behind” and with Thanksgiving approaching, our Council will be organizing a “Food Drive” on the weekend of Oct 3rd and 4th. Non-perishable / canned food items or monetary contributions collected, will be donated to the “Eden Food Bank” and “Knights Table”.
More details will follow.
Looking forward to your help and support as always.
OES Recycling Program and Beer Run 2020
This is an update on the recently concluded OES Recycling Program and Beer Run 2020.
Given the pandemic conditions and the weather conditions, we still had a successful event.
I would sincerely like thank each one of you and your families for your support in donating used electronics and beer / wine bottles, proceeds of which will all go to the Parish. The amount collected from the Beer Run is $ 777/-
The amount generated from the electronics recycling will be announced once I have the details from OES.
I would also like to sincerely thank the Chair of the event, Brother Ernest Cordeiro who really did an awesome job co-ordinating the event (given the social distancing rules). A big thank you to Brother Ernie's team, some of whom made several to and fro trips to the Beer Store. The Team included :-
Alex Fernandes, Cruz Fernandes, Hilary D'Souza, Jestin Nazren, Joe Remedios, Priyal Jayasinghe, Leonard Athaide, Savio Pereira, Steve Parado, Valerian Ferreira (Brother Knight from St Peter and Paul Council), Venant Ferreira, Wilfred Corda.
The day was made better by the thoughtfulness of the families of our Brother Knights who provided snacks and juices for the team members.
May the Holy Family, Jesus Mary Joseph bless and protect each one of you and your families. Please stay safe and happy.
GRAND KNIGHT Kelvin Netto
VIRTUAL ROSARY ZOOM EVERY FRIDAY AT 7 PM
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FOOD DRIVE SUNDAY MAY 17, MONDAY MAY 18, 2020
No words will do justice to the gratitude I wish to convey to you, your families and friends for the overwhelming response to the Food Drive held last weekend.
Jesus did say "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of Mine, you did for Me." I am sure our Lord will be very pleased with our efforts and His joy is our reward.
We had an overwhelming response not only from the members of our Council but also members of the various Parish ministries.
Thank you to our Pastor and Associate Pastors for their support and encouragement.
I wish to thank the following Brothers who assisted with pickup of donations from homes of the donors and those who assisted at the drive-thru in the Church parking lot.
(In alphabetical order)
Alex Fernandes, Ernest Cordeiro, Garrick Nazren, Hilary D’Souza, Ivan Menezes, Joseph Remedios, Jestin Nazren, Kelvin Netto, Lindsay Lobo, Obrey D’Souza, Savio Pereira, Terry Alweyn
The summary of the donations is:-
FOOD :- 1480 LBS – this was donated to EDEN FOOD FOR CHANGE.
CASH :- $ 2,345.00 (this amount will be topped up with $ 155.00 from our Charitable account and rounded to $ 2500.00.
The cash donations will be distributed as follows :-
$ 1000.00 :- KNIGHTS TABLE
$ 500.00 :- EDEN FOOD FOR CHANGE
$ 500.00 :- GOOD SHEPHERD MINISTRIES
$ 500.00 :- VINCENT DE PAUL (ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH)
Thank you and God bless our Council and Parish abundantly.