Keep Christ for Christmas
I would like to thank all who participated and contributed to the Light Up for Christ program for the Parish. Despite the bad weather, we had an overwhelming response to our request.
I am happy to announce that we raised $ 1800.00 from monetary contributions and returns of empties (beer and wine bottles). This amount will be donated to the Church towards purchase of outdoor Christmas lights.
I wish to sincerely thank the following Brothers who, despite the cold and snow helped in making this campaign a success.
(In alphabetical order - Thank You Brother)
Alex Fernandes, Obrey D'Souza, Cruz Fernandes, Savio Pereira, Ernest Cordeiro, Terry Alweyn, Gracian Alfonso, Venant Ferreira, Joe Bonnici, Wilfred Corda
Forwarding some pictures we took at the event.
I am also happy to inform that we sold 50 KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS lawn signs. This was a small fundraiser for our Council.
Have a blessed week everyone.
Kelvin Netto - GK
By the Grace of God; For the Glory of God
Program Goal: The goal of the Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest is to give students an opportunity to define the role of a Catholic citizen in many different scenarios, and to strengthen the bond between the Knights of Columbus and local schools. Eligibility: The Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest is open to all Catholic students in grades 8 to 12 during the 2020-21 school year. Details below download PDF
Keep Christ in Christmas Contest 2020
Overview: The Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest is a fun and easy way to put your faith into action and get youth involved in their faith. It provides an opportunity to witness the creativity and optimism of the youth in the parish Eligibility: The Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest entry is open to all youth between the ages of 5 and 14 years (as of Nov 1st). Age Groups: Group 1: Ages 5 through 7 Group 2: Ages 8 through 10 Group 3: Ages 11 through 14 . details below download PDF
"Light Up for Christ" campaign
Our Council has taken the initiative to raise money for the Christmas lights for the Church premises (outdoor). The lights presently being used are faulty and most of them do not work.
To raise money we will be organizing a Wine/Beer Run on the weekends of November 21st and 22nd, 2020 in the Church parking lot. Monetary contributions are also acceptable and can either be dropped off or via e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attached is the poster for more details.
As a fundraiser for our Council, we will also be selling "Keep Christ in Christmas" lawn signs @ $10.00 per sign. A picture of the lawn sign is attached.
Your support for the above two programs will be greatly appreciated.
May God bless and protect us and our families during these very difficult and challenging times.
Thank You and God bless,
Kelvin Netto - GK
By the Grace of God; For the Glory of God.
Saturday, October 31 at 11:00 a.m. ET at Saint Joseph’s Cathedral in Hartford, CT
Cawthra Shelter Mississauga
Further to my email regarding the distribution of monetary donations, our Council purchased and donated toiletries worth $ 452.02 to the Cawthra Shelter in Mississauga.
I wish to thank Brother Nigel D'Souza who helped in shopping for the items and was kind to offer us his 10% employee discount for the purchases.
I would also like to thank Brother Venant Ferreira for helping me to drop off the items at the Shelter.
Our donation was very graciously accepted.
May God bless your generosity and kindness for the homeless and less fortunate.
Dear Brother Knights,
We recently concluded a very successful Thanksgiving Food Drive last weekend.
Monetary and perishable food contributions came from our Brother Knights as well as our Parishioners.
I am pleased to announce that we collected an astounding 6202 Lbs of non-perishable food items which were donated to Eden Food for Change and monetary donations totalling $1620.00 - of which $ 1200.00 will be given to the Knights Table and $ 420.00 will be used to purchase personal hygiene items for the homeless at Cawthra Shelter (details of which will be conveyed later).
I would like to thank our Pastor, Fr. James Cherickal and Joanita Miranda for promoting this event at the announcements and Parish website.
I would also like to thank the following Brothers who so enthusiastically volunteered their services despite the gloomy and rainy weather.
(in alphabetical order)
A special mention here to :-Jestin and his wife Rani who travelled all the way to Niagara to handpick grapes from a farm - these was donated by our WFS Patrick Bajcar's brother.
Brother Venant for donating fresh pears. We also had a donation of fresh bread and salads.
The above weighing 56 Lbs, were all delivered to the Knights Table by Brother Jestin.
Thank You dear Brothers for your kind donations and support. Our contribution will definitely help many needy families and make their Thanksgiving special and happy.
God bless our Council abundantly.
Kelvin Netto - GK
Virtual Rosary every Friday - October 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 8.00 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.