C.W.L./ K.C./ Men’s Group
CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE OF CANADA
ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL COUNCIL
“Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pray for us!”
DIOCESAN NEWLETTER FOR MAY, 2020
Access it here: www.cwlthunderbay.org
THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
“Venerable Father McGivney, Pray for us!”
NEWS: Council 1447 – 71st Golf Tournament is cancelled for this year.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE UPCOMING BEATIFICATION OF FATHER McGIVNEY
Dear Brother Knight,
It is with particular joy that I write to share with you the news that, at Noon today in Rome, the Vatican announced the formal recognition of a miracle attributed to our founder, Venerable Father Michael McGivney. With this announcement, a Mass of Beatification will soon be scheduled. This joyful news is the culmination of many years of determined effort, and I ask for your continued and increased prayers as we prepare for the day when our founder will be known as “Blessed Michael McGivney.”
The Vatican announcement can be found below:
Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
On May 26, 2020, the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience, the Supreme Pontiff authorized the same Congregation to promulgate the Decrees regarding:
[…] the miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Michael McGivney, Diocesan Priest, Founder of the Order of the Knights of Columbus; born on August 12, 1852 in Waterbury (United States of America) and died in Thomaston (United States of America) on August 14, 1890; Venerable Michael McGivney was the founder of the Knights of Columbus, now the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization. After studies in Canada and the United States, he was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop James Gibbons in Baltimore. He founded the Knights of Columbus as a mutual aid society, geared especially to working men and their families. He was known for his tireless work among his parishioners. He died at the early age of 38 from pneumonia.
I would ask each brother Knight to learn more about our founder at the newly updated Father McGivney Guild website where the Order will also regularly post news and updates related to the beatification.
And if you would like to learn even more about our founder’s heroic life and continuing legacy, please consider reading Father McGivney’s biography, Parish Priest, and the newly-released book The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History.
Carl A. Anderson
FATHER BAXTER GENERAL ASSEMBLY # 870 FRATERNAL YEAR 2020-2021:
NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
REMINDER LETTER FROM THE FAITHFUL NAVIGATOR REGARDING ELECTIONS
Worthy Sir Knights;
Early last week a nomination sheet went out with the list of names for the officers position for the upcoming fraternal year.
Voting is open until this Friday evening. As a member of the Father Baxter Assembly, if you are satisfied or not with the list presented a vote (yes or no) would be in order. Normally this vote would take place a sit down dinner but the current times and conditions have caused the change.
Voting shows the officers that the general membership has interest in our assembly affairs. Currently 9 out of 148 members have voted or approx. 6%
Send your replies (votes) back to myself. firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m keeping an excel file of the returns. Anyone wishing to see the file (equivalent to a show of hands) after the voting has completed is more than welcome to have a copy.
Thank you to the Sir Knights that have voted.
NEW “DO DROP INN” MESSAGE FROM THE FR. BAXTER ASSEMBLY #870 FAITHFUL NAVIGATOR, WAYNE MURPHY
Hello Sir Knights
Hope this message finds you and your families healthy and safe.
The motion for the $500 dollar donation has passed. Between SK Louis Romito and myself, we received almost 50 “YES” replies and no negatives. SK Louis has contacted the “Dew Drop Inn” and Assembly will present the cheque this coming Thursday. Wish to Thank every Sir Knight for their participation.
On the “Dew Drop Inn” Facebook page it reported that KC Leo Council 1130 made a generous donation of $8,950. dollars to help the take home lunch program. The Council asked their members to donate to the Council charity account and the Council would match the amount. Congratulations goes to Grand Knight Brother Dave Baxter and Leo Council membership for their tremendous financial gift. Well done Brothers
ANNOUNCEMENT BY K.C. COUNCIL # 1447 GRAND KNIGHT, DEACON DEREK WEST
Due to current restrictions on gatherings, the Knights of our Council will not be able to meet in May or June to elect Officers for the 2020-21 Fraternal year. As a result, I have asked all current Officers to maintain their positions until the members can meet in the Fall to conduct the elections.
submitted by Joe Salini
submitted by Louis Romito
2020 State Convention
The 2020 Ontario State Convention has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
CATHOLIC MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP
“St. Joseph: Pray for us and guide us”
Open to Catholic men from across the city and beyond, this group comes together each month to celebrate their Faith by praying together, by listening to notable guest speakers and by socializing and enjoying each other’s company around a prepared luncheon. Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month at the DaVinci Centre, from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 pm. No membership registration is required.
Coordinator: Doug McClure: email@example.com or 708-4143.
NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT: Our Monthly gatherings are currently cancelled until the Ontario Emergency Measures due to the COVID-19 Precautions are lifted.
Speaker: Romano Taddeo
Romano Taddeo was the guest speaker at this Catholic Men’s Luncheon. He spoke about the Diocesan “Least Known Ministry”: The Diocesan Office Of Refugee Settlement (D.O.O.R.S.).