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Newsletter 2016 published

posted Dec 4, 2016, 1:17 PM by Knights Columbus   [ updated Dec 4, 2016, 1:19 PM ]

Our newsletter reviewing the Council's activities during 2016 is available here.

Knights buy new oven for St. James Church

posted Oct 1, 2016, 1:51 PM by Knights Columbus   [ updated Oct 1, 2016, 1:51 PM ]

The Knights of Columbus have bought a new stove for the kitchen at St. James Church, Colgan.  The hall is used regularly for events including the Knights' monthly breakfast.  The purchase and installation of the new professional range was coordinated by Miguel Monast.


Knights Support Special Olympics

posted Oct 1, 2016, 1:39 PM by Knights Columbus   [ updated Oct 1, 2016, 1:39 PM ]

Our Council's Tottenham Ball Hockey Tournament in April 2016 saw nine teams competing, raising funds Special Olympics South Simcoe so that they can continue to provide sporting events for hundreds of local children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  Grand Knight Nigel Richards presented a cheque for $1,500 to Mark and Gord during their weekly bowling evening at Base Borden.


Donation from Ball Hockey Tournament

posted Aug 8, 2015, 9:29 AM by Knights Columbus   [ updated Aug 8, 2015, 9:29 AM ]

The main beneficiary of the April 2015 Ball Hockey Tournament organized by the Council at the Tottenham Community Centre was Jesse Scime's 'Have Wheels, Will Travel' appeal.  Jesse is a 14 year old Beeton resident who attends St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Tottenham.  His appeal is to help his family buy a wheelchair accessible van to meet his mobility needs.   On July 4th, Grand Knight Nigel Richards presented Jesse with a cheque for $2,800.


60 Years of Service

posted Aug 16, 2014, 1:40 PM by Knights Columbus   [ updated Aug 16, 2014, 1:41 PM ]

Only one member remains who, in 1954, was among the group of Catholic men who met to decide to set about establishing a Knights of Columbus council in Tottenham, Ontario.  Sacred Heart Council would become the only council between Toronto and Barrie at the time it was chartered.  Over the intervening years, it has become the mother to many newer councils in the region including those in Orangeville and Alliston.

On July 5th, 2014, Sacred Heart Council acknowledged the dedicated and unbroken service of Bart Keogh who has given 60 years of volunteering to the Knights in Tottenham.  Bart has served in a number of capacities, including as Treasurer and Trustee, and continues to be an active member.

In recognition of his 60 years of service, Bart was presented with a Knights of Columbus crucifix that was blessed by past Council Chaplin, Father Ray Jackson, CSB.  The presentation was made at the Knights Pasta Dinner at the Tottenham Community Centre before a number of fellow Knights and members of the local parish community.

40 Cans For Lent

posted Apr 24, 2014, 7:44 AM by Knights Columbus   [ updated Apr 24, 2014, 7:45 AM ]

In the weeks before Easter, the Knights of Columbus organized a food drive called '40 Cans For Lent'.  Parishioners at St Francis Xavier Church in Tottenham, St. James' Church in Colgan and St. Mary's Church in Achill generously contributed over 230 lbs of groceries that has been donated to the Our Town Food Bank in Tottenham.   

"The Food Bank relies completely on donations and the congregations in our local Catholic churches have been terrific in their response", says Nigel Richards, Grand Knight of this Knights of Columbus Council.

Ben Bergin receives part of the donation at Our Town Food Bank
Grand Knight Nigel Richards presented the donation to Food Bank President Ben Bergin.

Chris Bray at St. James

posted Nov 10, 2013, 11:22 AM by Knights Columbus   [ updated Nov 10, 2013, 11:22 AM ]

Catholic worship artist, Canadian singer-songwriter and apologist speaker Chris Bray was at St. James Church, Colgan, on November 9th 2013 for an afternoon presented by The Knights of Columbus.

Those in attendance heard Chris describe how he tries to continually live out his faith and how he evangelizes across Canada and the United States.

Coming from a rural Parish in the Diocese of London, Ontario, Chris lead a dynamic and engaging discussion interspersed with some of his hit music.

 

Newsletter Published

posted Aug 27, 2013, 10:00 AM by Knights Columbus   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 10:44 AM ]

Our newsletter, Knightly News, for summer 2013 has been published.  Download your copy below.

Best Council Award

posted Aug 27, 2013, 9:31 AM by Knights Columbus   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 9:33 AM ]

In May, Knights of Columbus councils from across Ontario came together for a their annual convention.  Sacred Heart Council was represented by Grand Knight John McIntyre who picked up a handful of awards.

The most prestigious among them was the Best Council Award in division #6.  John also picked up the Silver Trillium Award which recognizes the best run Councils and received an honourable mention for recruiting five new members during the year.


Youth Group and Parish receive donations

posted Feb 12, 2013, 8:24 AM by Knights Columbus   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 9:33 AM ]

In October 2012, the Council promoted the Towards Personal Happiness seminar at St James Church. 

The proceeds from that event were split between the Parish to purchase a video projector for the hall and the Youth Group.   With thanks to those who purchased tickets and attended the seminar, both received over $200.

Nigel Richards from the Council presented the Youth Group with their cheque during their meeting at St. James Church Hall on Sunday afternoon, February 10th.

Youth Group cheque presentation

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