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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ARCHBISHOP DUKE COUNCIL 6855
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A subordinate council of District 23 - BC and Yukon
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CHAPLAIN MONSIGNOR DENNIS LUTERBACH FIELD AGENT JOSE P. CABALU DISTRICT DEPUTY KEVIN MENDONÇA EXECUTIVE OFFICERS 2014-2015 Grand Knight LORENZO RANADA Deputy Grand Knight Chancellor JACK COURSOL Financial Secretary ALBERTO NISPEROS Treasurer ASHLEY CARDOZ Lecturer FRANCIS LEE Advocate RICARDO ROZARIO Recorder REYNOLD LOBO Warden KEN CHEW Inside Guard 1 HAPPY TAY Inside Guard 2 ROGER DE LA CRUZ Outside Guard 1 GEORGE PO Outside Guard 2 CATALINO ORILLANEDA Trustee 3 Year EDGAR URSUA Trustee 2 Year FRANCIS YONG Trustee 1 Year EFREN GUANZON Immediate Past GK KEVIN MENDONÇA WEBSITE WWW.KOFC6855.CA
Inside this issue:
Joint Council Family Picnic 2
Installation of Officers Councils 12861 and 11916
Are You Ready to Calypso!? 5
8th Annual Family Camping 6
Day of Prayer 8
Right Here, Write Now! 9
Small Acts of Kindness 10
First Degree Exemplification 12
Knight of the Month Family of the Month
Field Agent’s Message 15
August 2014 Newsletter
One for all and all for one. — Alexander Dumas
Dear Brother Knights, This month I invite you to re lect upon the power of one and of oneness. The Gospel is replete with stories of Jesus extolling small things: the little children, the widow’s mite, the 99 sheep left behind to seek out the one lost, one boy coming forward with 5 loaves and 2 ish that fed a hungry multitude. Each one of us matters. Each one is missed. Each Yes resounds through the ages. Each small gesture is multiplied a thousandfold. Brother Knights, that one hour you spent during our Day of Prayer, that one ticket you purchased in support of a good cause, that friendly smile you offered in welcome at Mass, that one kind word of compassion… our world will be so much poorer were it not for these small acts of kindness. Never ever think that you won’t be missed or your talents are not signi i- cant enough. It is when each of us steps forward that our Council inds its strength. No matter how small that step is, if there’s a hundred of us, there are a hundred steps right there and then. And our faith assures us that when we offer whatever we can, God will accept our little offerings and per- form His miracle of multiplication to make it not just enough, but over- lowing with plenty left over. United with Him in self-surrender, we can change the world.
Vivat Jesus! Lorenzo Ranada Grand Kni ght Archbishop Duke Council 6855 Email: [email protected] Telephone: 604-271-6211 Cell: 604-314-8962
GRAND KNIGHT’S MESSAGE
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Joint Council Family Picnic August 10, 2014 The Joint Council Family Picnic was held at King George Park in Richmond on Saturday August 10. Our host was Council 10681, which did an excellent job preparing good food, fun games and great prizes. The weather was picture-perfect and the .
District Deputy #23 Kevin Mendonça was pleased to see perfect attendance by the Grand Knights of all four Richmond councils as well as Faithful Navigator of John Paul I Assembly 2485. St. Monica Council 12861 Chaplain Rev. Anthony Boniface also joined in.
Something for every generation… music, volleyball, water pistols, trivia, scavenger hunt, ...
Tallying up… Bro. Butch Mendoza found himself well sought-after when word got out he had a copper penny… hotly anticipated scavenger stats...
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What on earth are they doing?? Our poor showing got Bro. Winston depressed… or is that his imitation of The Thinker? That scavenger hunt caught us in pretty compromising poses… Uh, Bro. Ben, it said body-building pose, not yoga sun salutation….
Pictionary attracts a crowd of puzzlers. Sis. Loretta, did you win that gift basket for your Pictionary drawing skills?
Joy is a net of love by which we catch souls.
— Blessed Teresa of Calcutta —
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Installation of Officers Councils 12861 and 11916
St. Monica Council 12861 held their installation of Executive Officers last August 24 at St. Monica Church. Council Chaplain Rev. Anthony Boniface led the prayers and blessed the newly installed officers.mmGrand Knight Rick de Guz- man and Deputy Grand Knight Teody Parejo are joined by the other Executives in the photo above, along with District Deputy Kevin Mendonça and District Warden Alberto Nisperos. (Photo Credit: Conrad Mallonga)
Canadian Martyrs Council 11916 held their installation of Executive Officers last August 30 at Canadian Martyrs Church. Council Chaplain Fr. Paul Chu is flanked by Grand Knight Michael Wong and District Deputy Kevin Mendonça in the photo above. Council 6855 GK Lorenzo Ranada and Pope John Paul I Assembly Faithful Navigator Edgar Ursua filled in for those Officers who were unable to attend. (No, they have not defected!)
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Are you ready to Calypso!? September 13 is just around the corner. It seems many pa- rishioners have been pining for Jamaican food and we have obliged. Sis. Gladys Chamberland, wife of Bro. Rudy, is doing some cooking of her own, cooking up a slice of paradise, that is, with her trademark penchant for creative and tasteful decorations.
Bro. Philip Barnwell is planning to crash Sis. Lyce Rozario’s Dancercise class on Friday September 5 to teach some calypso steps. And, did we hear the distant thunder of steel drums…? Bro. Wayne Mackey has his tropi- cal music playlist lined up. So do you have your tickets yet? Sales have been brisk but we still have lots of room. Deadline to order tickets has been extended to Sunday September 7. Email [email protected] or call 604-271-6211.
Did you know? Every Calypso dance portrays an entirely
different message through a variety of costumes and rhythmic dance moves.
So there's no telling what surprises await the next unsuspecting onlookers!
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8th Annual Camping Weekend August 22-24, 2014 Our 8th annual camping weekend trek to Lighthouse Marine Park in Point Roberts, Washington was graced with perfect weather, great company, and good spirits. It was an opportunity to loosen up and
tighten bonds across families, generations, and Councils. Add to that freshly caught ish and crab, music making and games, and you have the stuff memories and lifetime friendships are made of. Thank you to our coordinators PGKs Edgar Ursua and Americo Silva and their wives for the thoughtful planning and ad- vanced preparation to ensure that a good time was had by all!
Good spirits reign galore — the prayerful kind and otherwise. For several years now, we have been joined by the family of Bro. Doug Lorenzen (leftmost in photo), PGK of Bishop Courdet Council 6232 of Whitehorse
The Ursuas and Silvas pack their campers and tow their 12-foot boats on the Friday and stay till Sunday while many day trippers come for just the Saturday. And others tent over Friday or Saturday night.
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Photo credits: Jean Garcia, Kevin Mendonça
Thankfully, our musicians sing for peanuts. Strum out a tropical tune and Sis. Maribeth bursts into dance! Below, Bro. Ashley checks out Bro. Tony R’s well-thumbed Bible… 1001 Ultimate Songbook.
Sis. Rosallind Chew is not one to settle for low-hanging fruit. Her perseverance is rewarded by a bountiful harvest!
Floundering flounders, dinner is here! Let us eat again...
Someone forgot to tell the Silvas that camping is all about roughing it!
While the men go fishing, real men play “Go Fish”...
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Day of Prayer It has been over a year now that we have devoted a day out of each month, usually the last Saturday, as a Day of Prayer. From midnight to midnight, we take a turn to come for an hour before our Lord at the Adoration Chapel, to beseech Him for a special intention. Over Columbian Year 2013-2014, we stormed heaven for the pro-life intention of the Archdiocese for each month. We prayed for fathers and moth- ers, for our religious and political leaders, for abor- tion providers and those suffering from past abor- tions, for the elderly and the disabled, for pro-life groups and crisis pregnancy centres, and for those persecuted for their pro-life stand and activism. This monthly devotion was a natural extension of the 40 Days for Life program that saw our Parish cover one day each spring and autumn to pray for an end to abortion in front of BC Women’s Hospi- tal. This Columbian Year 2014-2015, we seek to com- bine our pro-life intention with an equally impera- tive plea for vocations. The two go arm in arm af- ter all: vocations have plummeted as families be- came smaller. As we embrace the gift of life along with the understanding that that life is given for a purpose by our Maker, we also come to embrace an openness to His call to our children to consecrate themselves to His service as priests and religious. Lord, hear our prayer!