As in years past, William E. Prentice Council 1429 continues its support of this very important festival each year. Seen leading the procession through the streets around our home base at Our Lady of Mercy church, is brother Knight Allan Mearns. Also representing the Council were Trustees Sean Jesso and David Rodrigues.
In co-ordination with the city-wide annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign, and in an effort to help fill two Sarnia Transit buses, Council 1429 joined their brothers in the St. Benedict’s Council initiative. Council members, led by Deputy Grand Knight Eric Madej and his wife Ania, cooked a BBQ lunch at the Superstore on Saturday July 7th 2018 (in exchange for donations of non-perishable foods and cash). Proceeds were donated to St. Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army. Thanks to Maria and Jim Lelliveld, Paul and David Rodrigues Dan Gimpel and John from the other council! 😉
A “three peat” for Council 1429 and fulfilling the prophecy of Principal Rob Cicchelli two years ago, “The beginning of another “Irish” tradition“. Proceeds from this Pancake Tuesday fundraiser will be used to finance the Jim Lathem and other awards to deserving students who meet Council criteria of Christian principles.
Another sell-out event enjoyed by all the attendees.
The Society of St Vincent de Paul will be the main beneficiary as will our Coats for Kids campaign.
Thank you, in a very big way, to Joanna and Sam Giresi and her group of helpers for dishing out yet another grand, delicious 5 course, sit-down Italian dinner. Thanks to our High School and other student servers and Photo Booth volunteers [St. Patrick’s Catholic High School, Northern Collegiate, King George School] who did such an elegant job while having a good time themselves.
Thanks to the advertisers and other donors of gift baskets, door and/or spot prizes. Advertisements received exposure to about 200 attendees through announcements and on the slide show as well as the event brochure which is available by clicking on the link below:
We also have a Facebook presence where the event was publicized.
Thank you mainly to the following key people without whom this would not have been possible.
- Parish Administrator Rev. Stephen Savel
- Our incomparable MC – Dan Gimpel, KofC Field Agent and Fraternal Advisor.
- Melanie, Carolina and fellow knight Richard Marhue of MyRedRhinoTV and Black Pearl Tap
- Deanna Pirt and Financial Secretary Dave Pirt
- Catholic Women’s League OLM and Sacred Heart
- Christine and Brian Monteiro – for Everything!
- KofC volunteers – Paul and David Rodrigues, Maria and Jim Leliveld, Tara and Terry Costain, Phil Hrycak, Brendan Fleming, Norm Vaillant.
- Chris Sanchez, Janet Shrumm, John Spinozzi and many, many others.
We hope you will all support our next event which is scheduled for this fall.
From all the knights at Council 1429,
“Thank you for helping us help those in the community who are most in need of our assistance”.
Norman Monteiro – Grand Knight
Once again, spearheaded by Deanna and Dave Pirt, our Financial Secretary, and with the help of a few knights, we organized the Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Championship for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14.
Winners from this level move on to the district, regional, and state or provincial levels. From there, some make it to the international level for championship competition in their group.
Brother Knight Eric, his wife Anya and Brother Knight Richard Marhue deserve special kudos for putting on a really successful and memorable annual social attended by as many as 60 (or more?) Knights, their families, friends and parishioners. Earlier, at mass, Brother Eric spoke briefly at the pulpit and invited the congregation to participate in the annual social.
Also gracing the event were Fathers Savel, Johnston and Matthew who blessed the event and made the attendees welcome. There were many contributions to the buffet table.
Grand Knight Norman Monteiro recognized all the Knights present, including several from other councils, proposed a vote of thanks to Anya, Eric and Richard and spoke in brief about the Knights of Columbus in general and Council 1429 in particular. He also provided a very quick summary of the main events held by Council 1429 this year. Brother Richard informed the audience about Council’s upcoming Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance event for which he is the lead organizer.
2017 Knights Bike-A-Thon – 17 June
12 hrs = 300 kms
Over $2,000 was raised for Sarnia’s St. Joseph’s Hospice, by 3 fine gentlemen on their bicycles. In about 12 hours they cycled about 300 kilometres to places that ranged between Sarnia, London, Goderich and many places in between. They not only cycled but also got the money through pledges they obtained by themselves! Supporting them in this endeavor were Maggie Pataki and Dave Howson.
In an associated development, this endeavor was featured by the Supreme office in the monthly magazine “Columbia”. Click on the link below for more details.