Although the weather outside doesn’t show it, December is here and so is the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. As we attempt to get ready for this busy time, let us not forget that it is an important time in the Church. December 7th marks the start of Advent and the upcoming celebration of the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. In the words of Pope Benedict XVI “May the people of today’s world not hesitate to let him enter their homes, their cities, their nations, everywhere on earth!”
Thank you to Father Sylvain, Brother Lou Normand, Brother Paul Liber and his wife Jeannette for the Memorial Mass that our council held on November 18th. To all the Brother Knights and the members of the CWL who attended; thank you for showing your support to the widows and families of our departed Brothers.
Once again the Seniors Social will be held on December 6th. As in previous years this event will sell out quickly. To purchase tickets or to volunteer; contact Brother Arnold Lorenz at 780-988-5634.
On December 9th our Council will have its final meeting for 2008. This meeting is typically a short one that will allow us to have a light lunch afterwards. Just like last year there will be multiple gift card draws for Pennies for Heaven.
On December 12th the Council will have the annual Christmas Lunch from 11:30am to 1:30pm in the Chapter room; the cost will be $10.00 per person. You must contact Bro. Paul Liber at780-437-0954 to RSVP. We have to pre-order the food, so we MUST know how many are attending.
On December 20th the annual Christmas Hamper delivery will take place at St. Francis of Assisi School;6614-129ave at 8:00am. This is a great way to get New Members involved, as well your children or grandchildren if they need service hours for school. Also,Brother Real Demers is looking for volunteers to help out during the week for unloading of the trucks and packing of the hampers. If interested contact Bro.Real at 780-438-5498.
District 14 is considering taking on Padre Night 2009. This is an evening where we honour the men and women who devote their lives to the Church. If you would like to get involved please contact Brothers Lou Normand at 780-434-9640 or Rob Liber at 780-450-0585.
Our Council has taken on the distribution of the “Knight’s in Christ” handbook. This pocket sized book offers us a new reading every day for us to reflect on, and is reasonably priced at $7.00 each.To help out with the distribution or to purchase a copy contact Bro. Lou Normand at 780-434-9640.
As 2008 nears the end and 2009 is just around the corner I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Blessed and Merry Christmas, and a Happy and Healthy New Year.