News items from 2012–2013
Summer time is coming soon. After a long winter we all need more sun and an outdoor activity. I would like to wish you a wonderful rest and a peaceful time during this summer.
Brother Knights this is a great opportunity to help the less fortunate in a tangible way – by participating in an eight hour shift on our build day – Sept. 21, 2013.
As we near the end of this Fraternal Year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people that contributed in any manner during the year. You are the reason for our success.
From Western Catholic Reporter: “Edmonton's Father Bonner Council, which operates out of St. Thomas More Church, has been highly successful for nine years, with its members selling more tickets than any other council in the Alberta, Northwest Territories
We have been celebrating the Year of Faith which was proclaimed by Benedict XVI last October. We may ask ourselves what we have done with the gift of faith and how we have embodied it.
What a great month we have experienced in April, charities appeal sales, 1st Degree exemplification, major degree exemplification, pancake breakfast...
As expected, March was a very busy month for our Council with Lenten activities. Thank You to Sir Knights and the Knights who participated in the Way of the Cross and the Veneration of the Cross.
Each year, Fr. Bonner council provides financial assistance to a seminarian on their journey towards the priesthood. This year we have sponsored Nelson Boren, currently studying at Newman Theological College.
We are now in our season of Lent. Forty days of fasting, repentance and reflection. What have we done to honor God? What have we done to help our fellow man?
Bev and I begin our 12th dental mission to Nicaragua by catching the Red Eye to Houston on December 30, leaving at 11:57 PM. We arrive in Managua shortly after noon, checking into the Best Western across the street from the Managua Airport. New Years Ev
THANKS TO ALL the volunteers. Many did more than one task by helping out as needed. Kudos to the many Knights and their families for making this a huge success.
As a new Brother Knight or a current Brother Knight are you open to becoming active and involved in the activities of our Council? The Council wants you to consider how you can participate in Council activities.
This scholarship is open to Knights, their children, wives or widows of Alberta
Knights of Columbus who are in good standing in their councils. The scholarships
having a value of $500.00 will be awarded on the basis of all round achievement,
Happy New Year. I hope that all of you had a nice Christmas, relaxing and visiting with family and friends. It is hard to believe 2012 is over.
A group of volunteers from Dentistry For All recently completed the 39th dental journey since the inception of the organization, over 17 years ago. Our team spent two full weeks working in Comitancillo, the village where DFA first began its work in 1995,
Tempus fugit – time flies. Brothers, this newsletter will take us through Christmas and New Year. I wish everyone an enjoyable and blessed Christmas and all the best in the New Year.
Brothers, we are about to embark on our annual Charities Appeal. Last year Father Bonner Council had the highest sales in all of Alberta/NWT, and we not only intend to be number one in sales again, but we intend to set a new record.
Brother Knights November is the month to remember and pray for our departed brother knights, family members and friends. So don’t forget to remember and pray for the dearly departed.