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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Council # 3515   Woodstock Ontario

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Grand Knights message

The year has started and I am humbled to be your Grand Knight again. We have a very strong executive and I look forward to all the wisdom they bring to the table. We also boast a membership of over 180 fine gentlemen and I welcome any suggestions they might have. This is OUR COUNCIL and together we can achieve many things.

Although fundraising is a part of what we do to give back to our community, we are also involved in many behind the scene events, whether it’s setting up for the Christmas pageant, cooking for the Church Picnic, leading in prayer during Lent or ushering during Christmas and Easter, the list goes on. You may not have extra time to give on a regular basis but I encourage you to help when you can, even if it’s for 15 minutes after mass to help promote upcoming activities.

Our council has achieved many great things in the past and I look forward to contributing to make our council perform at its fullest potential.

In Christ

Pierre

 

Deputy Grand Knights Message - 2019/2020

Fellow Brother Knights

Another fraternal year is underway, and the council is growing with several new members and transfers.  Last year was an exciting time in our council with many new successful events that allowed us to not only continue our charitable giving in our community, but for the 2019/2020 fraternal year, we have been able to add several new charities that we will be donating to.  Not only do these events raise funds for our donations but these events continue to bring the Holy Trinity Parish community together for fellowship and entertainment.

For these events to happen, we need all members to stand shoulder to shoulder with his Brother Knights and give a little of themselves.  An hour of your time goes a long way to make our many functions a success.

There was a time when we all sat in church and wondered what the Knights of Columbus were about.  At some point you were asked to join the Fraternity and you were given the opportunity to strengthen your parish, give back to your community, grow in your faith and gain exclusive access to our portfolio of top-quality insurance products to financially protect your family.  You should always remember to invite others to have the same opportunities that you did, whether they are friends, strangers or family members, many just want to be asked to join. 

So help them take the first step to Knighthood and ask them.

Vita Jesus

Brian Larocque, Deputy Grand Knight

The Chaplains Message

A Strong Right Arm of the Church

One hundred and thirty five ago, Father Michael J. McGivney founded what today has become the largest Catholic fraternal service organization in the world, known affectionately as the Order of the“ Knights of Columbus”.

Saint Pope John Paul II Referred to the order as a“ Strong Right Arm of the church”, acknowledging its charitable contributions in terms of both dollars and man-hours.

This“ Strong Right Arm” is comprised of approximately two million members:- members who so generously step forward each year in the voluntary support of those who are the neediest in their local communities:- communities which are served by some fifteen thousand councils:- which have continued to spread not only within but even beyond the borders of the United States of America and Canada

The motto of the Knights of Columbus simply states“ in service to One, in service to all”, recognizing that it was with Christ himself who said“ whatever we do to the least among us we do unto him”: He called those who show mercy to others,“ blessed of his Father” and promised them eternal life.

And so, it is that we pray for the Lords richest blessing on all the members of our Order, all of the Knights of Columbus who are devoted to helping their brothers and sisters.

Deacon Don McCullough Chaplain

Contact us by email at holytrinity.grandknight@gmail.com

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         3rd Degree                    Executive             2019 / 2020

Pierre Pinsonneault

Grand Knight

Brian Larocque

Deputy Grand Knight

Chris Schadenberg

Financial Secretary

John Warden

Chancellor

Joe Goncz

Treasurer

Matt Mayer

Recorder

Tony Vandermeer

Advocate

Lou Ferraro

Warden

Joe Kaplar

Inside Guard

Terry Runstedler

Outside Guard

Jim Watling

1st Year Trustee

Jose Cabral

2nd Year Trustee

Peter Van Boekel

3rd Year Trustee

Fr. Dariusz Jagodzinski

Chaplin

Ken Van Dyk

Past Grand Knight