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Dear Brothers,

Greetings and Good morning !!!

The Novena for Life begins tomorrow (Wednesday, May 5th).

Attached is the prayer card - I do hope you all can incorporate this Novena in your daily family prayers.

On May 13th at 7.00 pm, our Faith Director, Brother Jestin has organized an online prayer service. Deacon John will do the opening prayer, followed by a 10 to 15 minutes talk on this topic by Deacon Anthony.

A short (4 minute) inspirational YouTube link will be shared after the talk, which will conclude with a message from Brother Jestin, followed by prayers and blessing from Deacon John.

I do hope you can all participate in this program, starting with the daily Novena and the concluding virtual program on May 13th. The link will be sent shortly.

Fraternally,

Kelvin Netto - GK

Council 12067

By the Grace of God; For the Glory of God.


Lenten Talk (Topic:

"I died for you")

Dear Brother Knights,

Trust all is well with you and your families.

As we journey through this Lenten season, it is of an essence that we enrich ourselves with the Word of God, his passion and above all his love for all of us.

I invite you all to join for a Lenten preparation talk by a young Catholic speaker – Vikas Sequeira. He is a trained and certified Master Catechist and has completed his course from the University of Dayton, Ohio. He likes to talk to teens and youth from various prayer and parish groups and maintains a YouTube channel called “Catholic in Canada” which posts answers to frequently asked questions by Catholics and Non-Catholics alike.

This 1-hour talk will be presented via Zoom on Saturday, March 20th from 11.00 am to 12.00 noon. Please see attached flyer for details.

I strongly urge brother Knights to join in along with your family and children to be part of this enriching talk during this Lenten season. Below is the Zoom link.

Jestin Nazren is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Lenten Talk

Time: Mar 20, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Supreme Knight Receives Pro-Life Legacy Award


March for Life honors Supreme Knight Carl Anderson at Virtual Rose Dinner Gala for lifetime of pro-life service


OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH OUR GRAND KNIGHT AND FAMILY


NEW YEAR WISHES

Dear Brother Knights,

God has blessed us with another year. The past year has been very challenging and stressful but through it all, we felt the grace and blessings of Almighty God. Jesus promised that He will be with us always, till the end of time. He was and is and will always be true to His promises. Many times in the past year, each one of us felt His protective arms of consolation around us.

This year has been so different but also has special memories of God's grace which we should always cherish and carry with us throughout our lives.

May the Lord Bless you and protect you

May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you

May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.

Dear Brothers, my family joins me in wishing you and your families a Grace-filled New Year 2021.

Fraternally,

Kelvin Netto - GK

By the Grace of God; For the Glory of God.


Update on the Council Events December 2020


HELPING HANDS Christmas Food Drive

This event was held on Dec 13th 2020. I am happy to announce that it was very well supported by members of our Council as well as the Parishioners. We collected 716 LBS of non-perishable items which were donated to Eden Food For Change. Monetary donations collected totalled $ 2250 which included $400 of gift cards. This will be equally distributed between St Vincent de Paul of our Parish and Good Shepherd Ministries. I would sincerely like to thank Brothers who volunteered despite the weather and commitments.

Clyde Roach, Remy Salema, Savio Pereira, Terry Alweyn , Venant Ferreira


POSTER & ESSAY CONTEST

“Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster Contest

(Judges :- Kelvin Netto & Savio Pereira).

Group 1: Ages 5 to 7

1 st Prize: Natalie Moras ($30)

2 nd Prize: Janelle Moras ($20)

Group 2: Ages 8 to 10

1 st Prize: Ayden Mascarenhas ($30)

2 nd Prize: Andre Mascarenhas ($20)

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Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest

(Judges PGKs; Bro Fred Gamboa, Edwin D’Cruz, Phil Howland.

1st Prize (Avg 89 pts): Linette Borges ($100)

2nd Prize (Avg 82 pts): Devin Pereira ($50)

This was a Virtual celebration and I must say that it was very successful. I have received so many positive comments about the event. The challenges were many but our efficient Organizing Committee did an amazing job. On behalf of our Council, I wish to thank our Pastor Fr James, Associate Pastor Fr Jim, Deacon John and Deacon Anthony for gracing the event. Gift cards were presented to the Pastoral team and the Deacons prior to the event - attached is the picture. My sincere thanks and appreciation go to Brothers:-

Venant Ferreira – Chair

Savio Pereira – Co-Chair

Ernest Cordeiro & Sean Pereira – Technical Chairs

Brothers, Hyacinth Jacinto, Luis Gomes, Reynold Sequeira, Russell D’Souza and Victor D’Souza for their excellent Christmas Carolling.

The Spin the Wheel and Housie were also the highlights of the evening which went on flawlessly due to the super technical skills of Brothers Venant and Ernest.

CHRISTMAS HELPING HANDS

"THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS of our Parish, is organizing a CHRISTMAS HELPING HANDS Food Drive on Sunday Dec 13th 2020 from 8am to 1pm in the Church Parking Lot - this is a drive thru event. The non-perishable items collected will be donated to the Eden Food for Change in Mississauga. Monetary contributions will go to Good Shepherd Ministry and St. Vincent de Paul of our Parish".

Keep Christ for Christmas

Dear Brothers,

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.

Thank you,

Fraternally,

Kelvin Netto - GK

Council 12067

By the Grace of God; For the Glory of God

ESSAY CONTEST

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