NEWSLETTER Month of May 2019
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Parish Fixer Upper   BKs Peter Lindenhoff, Gerry Cranley and Eric Violato are hoping a few more Brother Knights will help out with the Church Enhancement Program May 11 & 18  
DEPUTY GRAND KNIGHT’S CORNER/DGK Gerry Cranley      Dear Brother Knights: Executive election time is coming up at the next council meeting. I ask all Brothers to seriously consider standing for an executive position or submit a nomination. If you wish to stand or submit a nomination please contact me as soon as possible.      All members wishing to stand or to accept a nomination should be present at the election meeting. If you are unable to attend the election meeting and you wish to stand or accept then please submit your intention in writing or please contact me as soon as possible.      The Marian Mass that took place April 12th at St Marys Church was a wonderful experience. I am sure that everyone who attended enjoyed it very much. A special thank you to so many Brother Knights who volunteered their services. GK Ken Claridge, Br Peter Dreidger and Br Steve Ralphs who took care of the readings, Brs. Matt Ten Bohmer and Tyler Davis who formed a fantastic duo and led the hymns, Brs. Larry Whyte, Jens Jensen, Eric Violato and Colon Leake who paraded the Icon.  Br. Peter Lindenhoff for ushering, handing out booklets prayer cards and many other things and Br. Gerry Lockwood for ushering and handing out booklets and prayer cards. I would also like to thank Fr Gomes for his cooperation and patience. I am looking forward to doing it again next year!     The Church Enhancement Program is picking up interest from some Br Knights and Parishioners. We are getting ready to get started on May 11th after the Saturday morning Mass and continue again on May 18th. Thank you to Br Eric Violato for all his hard work so far.
MEMBERSHIP/RECRUITMENT UPDATE/Br Knight Dale Erikson       Thanks to Brother Peter Prost we hosted a First Degree ceremony on Tuesday April 2, 2019 7:00pm at our KayCee Hall. We had 5 candidates join the Knights and our council, thank you to all the Brother Knights who attended the night to support them. And welcome to the following new brother Knights: Ammaar Nabod, Dominic Motha, Jake Mierzwa, Nathan Mawby and Mark Baziuk.    There will be a Second (Formation) Degree at St Anne’s Parish 33333 Mayfair Avenue Abbotsford on Tuesday April 30, 2019 at 7 PM.  The lesson of the Second Degree is Unity. We have 20 members that are still First Degree and we hope that they can attend this and continue to move up to the Formation Degree.  Council #3478 will be hosting a Third Degree ceremony on Tuesday May 25, 2019 10:00 AM at our KayCee Hall, 46221 Margaret Avenue with the Third Degree Team from State officiating. So anyone that has completed the Second Degree may attend this ceremony to complete their journey to Knighthood.    Recruiting is an ongoing ministry, so if you know of a Catholic gentleman that might be interested in joining, either go through the interview sheet with him, or give me his contact information and I will complete the required meeting and paperwork.    On Monday April 8, 2019, we went through 63 applications to select 6 $1000 bursaries offered to three Chilliwack School district schools. Thank you to Joan Godbout, Bill Cotteral, Colin Leake and John Wynker for helping with this large task. The winners will be presented as follows (all ceremonies are at First Ave Christian Assembly, 46510 First Ave., Chilliwack): June 3: GW Graham Secondary School. 6PM June 4, Sardis Secondary School. 6 PM June 5, 2019 Chilliwack Secondary School. 6PM. Let me know If you are available and willing to do one of the presentations
THANK YOU! A special thanks to the many Brother Knights who helped out ushering during the Easter Triduum.   It’s reassuring to have such a great response (BK Peter Lindenhoff).
MONTHLY COUNCIL POT LUCK DINNER/BK Jean Godbout   Just a reminder to all Knights that our upcoming potluck May 5th is Cancelled due to the Cinco de Mayo celebration as below from bulletin.  Hope to see some of you there. SPANISH MIGRANT MINISTRY MASS - The Migrant Ministry would like to invite parishioners to our Cinco de Mayo celebration on Sunday May 5th. We will have a Mass in Spanish at 6:30 pm followed by a dinner in the gym at 7:30pm. Non migrant workers are asked to make a mini-mum $5 donation towards the meal. If you wish to join us. Please purchase a ticket at the parish office. Tickets will be sold until May 1st. We look forward to seeing everyone for the year end BBQ potluck June 2nd.
AUCTION PARKING AT CHILLIWACK HERITAGE PARK There’s another Ritchie Bros. fundraising Parking event later this month. The regular Spring Parking project with the Parents from St Mary's School is coming up on Wed. May 28.  This is a Council activity with the Parent Support Group.  It raises $ 1500 for St Mary's School. Please advise BK Yvo Deboer at 604-824-9599 if you can help. The project runs from 06:30 AM to about 6:30 PM.  There are 4 shifts Early, Mid Morning, Early Afternoon and Late Afternoon.