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.
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.
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)
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
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