T h e F a t h e r F u n c k e n C o u n c i l # 1 5 0 4 & As s e m b l y
Volume 4, Issue 8 April - May - June 2010
Inside this issue: Grand Knight’s Greeting
2 •• Chaplain’s Message
pring is finally here, (I never did complete my honey
Dart Tournament Report do list, sorry Claudette) and with it comes the final
few months of this fraternal year. It seems this year
3 •• Deputy GrandCampaign
Knight’s Message has been especially busy with the sale of the Colum-
bus Centre and 100th anniversary preparations. Plans for
Council 1504’s 100th event in August are almost complete. I
4 • K of C Centennial News hope you had your picture taken and are planning on at-
tending this once in a lifetime celebration. We have seen
5 •• Mother’s Day Breakfast
both new and annual events run over the last several
months with more scheduled over April, May and June.
• Feather Party Report Please keep checking the web site for articles about what
Council 1504 is up to and how we are making a difference
6 • Bowling League in the K-W community. During the February general meet-
ing, we had the honour of hearing Father Lobsinger speak on his recent trip to India,
as well as the Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, Stephen Woodworth, about
7 •• New CorporationWinners
Executive Faith and Politics. Who knows, this might be the start of a lector program.
The K of C Charity Foundation Committee has been doing a fantastic job planning
8 • In Memoriam
• Wedding Anniversaries
fundraising events. They meet every 2nd Saturday of the month at 10am. Any member
who wants to have input and make a difference please come out. We will require sev-
• Prayer List eral members to Chair Council events, i.e.: the Charity Golf event set for September.
New members are especially welcome.
Council will be voting in a new Executive at the next May General meeting to lead
Dates to Remember... and guide us in overcoming hurdles that seem to pop up. Please come and cast your
vote in this very important selection process. As I reflect on my term as your Grand
Mother’s Day Breakfast ............ May 9
Knight I would just like to congratulate those members who have given time and en-
ergy to see this Council grow. I have limited space so I will not list you all by name. I
K of C Annual Convention ....... May 23 will mention that all members now chairing events have done an outstanding job. Ac-
tive members like those who help run the Bingo, are involved in membership drives,
Horseshoes League ................ May 27 charitable fundraising, attend Council meetings and when asked step up and help are
greatly appreciated and required. If there were one thing that every Council requires
Submissions for 100th Anniversary it would be ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP. To keep moving forward we will need not only
Commemorative Booklet ......... May 31 new, but also inactive members to stand up and show your support. Even bringing
family and friends out to enjoy the events we run helps. As we go forward Council is
being asked to improve relationships within our parishes, as well as contributing more
in charity for the many in need in the community. I trust the next Grand Knight will
receive the same wonderful support and advice that was shown me.
The Lord does On behalf of Claudette and myself have a Happy Easter Season!
not take away God Bless You All,
from your span of life
the time you spend at the Michael DeLenardo
Knights of Columbus. Grand Knight, Council 1504
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Faith, Hope and Charity
My Dear brother Knights,
As many of you know, I had the opportunity to make a pilgrimage to India this past January.
It truly was a memorable journey, one of the highlights being riding a very large elephant
down the street as we processed to Mass (see picture below).
The Catholic Church in India is alive and well even though it is a great minority. Only 2% of
India is Catholic yet the Church operates 40% of the schools and social institutions. The
Catholics in India truly have a sense of the need to reach out and help serve the least of Je-
sus’ brothers and sisters. As well the Catholics of India have a very visible love for their
Faith, their Church and their Priests. When one has very little of this world’s possessions, we often look to the
greater gifts of Faith, Hope and Charity.
As Knights of Columbus, we have pledged ourselves to strive for these greater gifts. The service we offer our par-
ishes and communities, the charities we support, the love we give our Church and her ministers the Priests and
Bishops are all signs and ways we strive for the greater gifts.
We must be careful not to settle for the lesser gifts of the things
of this world but make every effort to strive for the gifts of God.
As we celebrate the great gift of the Resurrection of our Lord
Jesus from the dead, I pray we all will, more and more, strive to
be witnesses of this glorious event through our striving for the
Wishing you and your families God’s continued blessings during
this Easter season, I remain,
Yours in Christ,
Reverend Wayne L. Lobsinger, P.P.
621 King St. W.
Bros. John &
MIXED DART TOURNAMENT
On Sunday, March 14, 2010 we held our 8th Annual St. Pat’s Mixed Dart Tournament in the Members’ Lounge. Once again it was a tremendous
success due to the overwhelming support of the K of C Friday Night Mixed Dart League players. We hosted a total of 68 dart players, which made
for a fun-filled, long day of darts.
The $100.00 proceeds of the 50/50 draw went to our local Council’s Charities Fund. Many thanks to
Mike Ryan Jr. and Eldon Killen who kept the action going throughout the day, and to Mike Ryan Sr. for
organizing the team play. Also, special thanks to Irish Jack Nolan for the usual personal and efficient
bar service. You always do such a good job, Jack!
Once again we are proud that one of the two teams in the final for the day was led by our own Toni
Mattern and company. Toni plays both in the Friday night league and the Tuesday Ladies’ league.
Well done – again!
Thanks to everyone for your participation and support. Let’s do it again next year.
Sláinte, Nora Ryan
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Deputy Grand Knight’s Message
As I prepare this article for the upcoming newsletter regarding the annual car draw, I am
proud to say we are starting our third month in ticket sales, and sales are going well. In
the past you would be hearing who the winners are, but due to a change in our newsletter
mail out, you are getting an update at this time.
As for the winners, they will be announced in our July edition of the Echo. There will also
be an update posted on the Knights of Columbus website following the draw which will be
held at our annual convention on May 23rd at the Double Tree Hotel in Toronto.
I would like to again thank the members and their wives who took the time to help with
the selling of these tickets, and in doing so helped make a difference in someone’s life.
Brother James Padgett, DGK
Cathy Hess - Manager
Quality used cars and trucks
bought & sold
Trade-Ins Accepted Annual Rose Sunday Campaign
The Annual Knights of Columbus Rose Sunday Campaign will once again be held
throughout the month of May. Our council will be selling roses at all the Parishes within
our council area after each mass for a voluntary donation. All funds raised through this
campaign will go to support local Pro Life charities. Last year we raised over $4000,
1572 Highland Rd. W., Kitchener and we are looking to top that this year.
Bus: 743-6820 Res: 744-9685
In addition to asking all members to be generous in purchasing these roses, we will be
Jim Goodyear looking for volunteers to assist in selling theses roses. If you are able to help in spend-
ing a few extra minutes after mass at your parish, your help would be greatly appreci-
ated. Our council's Round Table captains will be calling members to ask for your help.
In parishes that do not have a Round Table program I will be trying to find some mem-
bers to help as the date approaches.
If you are able to help at your parish or you are able to assist in other parishes, or even
if you have any questions about this campaign, please feel free to contact me via e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or you may phone at 519-576-2004. This is an excellent opportunity
to get involved in a council program with minimum effort or commitment. It is also a
great chance for new members to get involved. The more members who volunteer
ahead of time would greatly ease the planning of this event, and would be immensely
DEADLINE for next ECHO:
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 Look forward to hearing from many of you.
(for the July-Aug-Sept Issue)
Ted Jasica, Rose Sunday Campaign Chair
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To celebrate our 100th anniversary we have planned a trip to Notre Dame University
in South Bend Indiana on the weekend of November 12 to 14, 2010.
This trip will include transportation, accommodations at the Sacred Heart Parish Cen-
ter (movie Rudy) and a football game ticket to Utah vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Final cost has not been finalized, but figure approximately $500.00 for the transporta-
tion, accommodations and ticket. Any other costs will be at your expense.
Due to limited accommodations a cheque for $500 per member, payable to K of C
1504, will be accepted from June 1st to 12th, and must be deposited in Brian
Schmalz’s mail slot at the Knights. A draw will be made at the general meeting on June 15th to finalize who goes, and a back up
list in case anyone is unable to go.
In order to qualify you must be a current member in good standing with Council 1504.
PLEASE NOTE: This week-end involves an extreme amount of walking! You will need to share a room with someone, as the
accommodations have 2 single beds per room.
During January and February approx 190 brother Knights came to the Columbus Centre to have their photos taken for our Cen-
tennial Photo Directory. The Centennial team was very pleased with the turn-out and is now in the process of completing the di-
rectory. A big 'Thank You' goes out to all the members their spouses and family members for making this a success.
The Centennial team has unveiled the new Centennial flag at our January general meeting which is on display in our council
meeting room downstairs. For the next edition of The Echo, we expect to have a photo raising the flag at the Columbus Centre to
commemorate our 100th Anniversary.
Whit Husk, Cemtennial Chairman
Dear Brother Knights:
I am soliciting for submissions that will be considered to be included in our 100th Anniversary Commemorative booklet. If you
have stories or pictures of the history of our council please forward your written submissions in Word format or pictures via email
to my email address: email@example.com.
Documents and pictures that are not in electronic form may also be considered. These documents must be entrusted to us for a
brief period of time so that we may scan them. Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2010. Please call me at (519) 880-3690.
Yours in Christ, Kevin Morrissey, Editor
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Mother’s Day Breakfast
Sunday, May 9th
9:00 AM ~ 1:00 PM
Victoria Park Pavilion
This new event, in partnership with
Schreiter-Sandrock Marillac Place, needs your support!
Funeral Home & Chapel
We will need volunteers to help flip pancakes,
51 Benton Street, Kitchener
do some clean-up or anything else required.
(519) 742-4481 If interested in helping for an hour or two,
Bro. James Padgett please contact Brian Schmalz at:
or call 519-743-5457.
This is your opportunity to give back to the
community by coming out to support this event.
For more information, please check the K of C website
at www.kofc1504.com or go to www.marillacplace.ca.
Bro. Roger Cann
Foundation Committee Feather Party A Success
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members who regularly attend our commit-
tee meetings, and all the great ideas, discussion and suggestions made throughout the frater- On Dec 1st, 2009 we held our annual
nal year. The input you made at these meetings made a positive impact on the events our “Feather Party” and approximately 80
council has run to date and are instrumental in shaping all council future events. Your atten- people attended. As usual all those
dance has helped in my task to oversee all council events much easier. Thank you all and I
who attended had a great time and
look forward to your continued support.
many went home with prizes. This is
The Foundation Committee is a committee that oversees all council events. We not only look one of our main fund raisers, and we
at each event to ensure that it does not conflict with any other council events, but we discuss
are very excited that we raised ap-
each event in depth to review its success and make suggestions on improving them in the
future. We also discuss new ideas and events for the council. proximately $1,800.00 to help us
grow and continue with our charity
This fraternal year our committee was instrumental in shaping the Trip Draw and how to make
it even better next year. We set up the new collaboration with the Dance for Life Youth work.
Group, the upcoming Mother's Day Breakfast fundraiser for Marillac Place and the new Com- A hardy “thank you” goes out to all
munity Document Shred Event. We are now in early discussions for events coming in the who attended for making this a suc-
new fraternal year. We plan on discussing all regular events, plus we already have several
cess again this year. Also to all the
new events coming.
brother knights, members and friends
If you have any suggestions for our current events, or have ideas for new ones, this is the who volunteered in any way with any
place to bring them up. We meet the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10am. We try to keep
our meetings reasonably timed not to take away too much of everyone's valuable time, but at of the functions it takes to run this
the same time our discussions are substantial and fruitful. It is also a great committee to see raffle. To all those who contributed to
if there are any events that you may be interested in volunteering for, and seeing if it fits your our prize table, and to Conestoga Ca-
talents. tering for the catering of the “free
If you want more information, or you would like to get an occasional e-mail about our commit- sandwich” all received.
tee, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to answer
any questions or send you a reminder of upcoming meetings. Whit Husk, Norm Brown
Ted Jasica, Foundation Committee Chair
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Knights of Columbus
K of C Travel Card
Anyone that has paid their 2010 dues and
not received their 2010 white travel card,
please contact Brian Schmalz at 519-743-5457
507 Frederick St., Kitchener LEAGUE!
> www.kofc1504.com/sports.html <
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IN THE LOUNGE The New TRIP DRAW Winners...
The New Knights of Columbus Trip Draw in January was a big success. Over $9,400
LOUNGE HOURS was raised for those charities supported by Council 1504.
The Trip Draw Lottery tickets were pulled on Tuesday, January 19th after the K of C
TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: General Meeting at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm The first prize ($5,000.00 Alaska Cruise) was won by Eugene Belanger with lucky ticket
number 34. Other top winners included Dave and Diane Chevrefils who will be vacation-
SATURDAYS: ing in Hawaii on their $4,000.00 holiday, while Martin Kreutzer goes to his $3,000.00
12:00 noon - 5:00 pm Dominican Republic getaway. Twenty-eight other winners pocketed cash prizes totalling
$14,000.00 in the amounts of $1,000.00; $500.00 or $100.00.
Posted hours are minimum hours The new draw format was a big hit and is eagerly anticipated for next year. Here is a
of operation, and may be extended complete list of the lucky winners:
for leagues, dinners and parties.
$5,000 Alaskan Cruise: Eugene Belanger
CONESTOGA CATERING $4,000 Hawaii (air, hotel, car): Dave & Diane Chevrefils
OFFERING SPECIAL RATES TO MEMBERS AND $3,000 Dominican Republic: Martin Kreutzer
IMMEDIATE FAMILY FOR ALL YOUR FUNCTIONS
$1,000 Cash: Tibor Keizer; Angela Merkley; Michael Fortney, K of C Seniors Club,
SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY Jackie Martz, Gary Mathyssen, Ray O'Brien, Rick Soetemans
Rooms for Receptions, Anniversaries, $500 Cash: Janise Grosz, Eileen Blewitt, Eldon & Sue Killen, Ben Colussi, Manuel Fi-
Parties, Stag & Does and gueiredo, Grant Ertel, Mike McKelvie, Russell Hayward, Frank Murovec, Paul Ziegler
all other Gatherings.
Family or Corporate Events. $100 Cash: Jan Ryener, Sherri Borho, Jack Hammer, Trevor Trimble, Sharon
Page, Carol Husk, George Uhrig, Diane Lettan, Gerald Parsons, Reva Cooper
Bill Jackson or Ron Solomon Congratulations to all the winners!
Annual Knights of Columbus 1504
DEADLINE for next ECHO: Corporation Executive Results:
JUNE 1, 2010 Columbus Kitchener Inc. held its 60th Annual Meeting on February 23,
(July-Aug-Sept Issue) 2010, and the following Directors were elected:
Chairman - Mike Ryan Council Liaison - Jack Nolan
Vice Chair - Whit Husk Sports Liaison - Bernie Logel
ACCURATE Treasurer - Eldon Killen Board Members - Brian Schmalz &
Since 1977 Secretary - Norm Brown Reinhart Schreiter
Building and Grounds - Jim Hibbs
Discount Laser Cartridges, Sales, Service & Repairs to all makes of Printers,
Typewriters, Fax Machines, Shredders etc.
Bro. Manfred Aulich Horseshoes League
It’s not too soon to think of horseshoes!
The 2009 Knights of Columbus Men’s Horseshoe season begins Thursday, May 27.
Players of all abilities are welcome since a handicap system is used and the league is
always looking for new competitors. Entry fees are $25.00 for K of C members and
$40.00 for non-members which includes all equipment, trophies and prizes and an enjoy-
able yearend banquet.
New players and those that didn’t play last year who would like to compete, please call
Mike Ryan at 519-893-4664.
You can also leave your name and phone number at the Columbus Centre bar, 110
THE FATHER FUNCKEN COUNCIL #1504 & ASSEMBLY CONTACT INFORMATION
Knights of Columbus Hall Phone: 519 893-1504 E-mail: email@example.com
110 Manitou Drive Fax: 519 893-6210 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kitchener, Ontario N2C 1L3 Website: www.kofc1504.com email@example.com
To you, Lord, we humbly commend our brothers.
In this mortal life you loved them always with a great love.
Now that they have been freed from all evils, bid them enter into Eternal rest.
Dennis Feeney (Dec. 2009) Lorne Kuntz, Sr. (Dec. 2009)
Biff Collins (Jan. 2010) Frank Quinn (Feb. 2010) Dennis Connelly (March 2010)
Allan & Barb Vodicka John & Lucy Leblanc 16 Gordon & Catherine MacKay
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES 6 Carl & Bonnie Miller
7 Frank & Ginny Hess
31 Jeff & Sandy Thompson Bill & Cathy Hess
Wilfred & Rosemary Corriveau
9 Edward & Donna Piwowarek 1 James & Mary Straus Robert & Christine Murovec
4 Dale & Barbara Willson 10 Russell & Krita Getz 17 Helmut & Carol Kassik
2 Bryce & Lisa Ward
Eugene & Henriette Spieker 11 James & Betty Reaume Claude & Lillian Lessard
3 John & Toni Langdon
Joseph & Jean Murray Anthony & Ruby Szedetzki 18 Mark & Elaine Ancion
Reinhart & Georgina Schreiter
Edward & Loretta Mello 15 James & Jules Kovarik 19 Walter & Mary Bruder
Thomas & Judy Wilhelm
7 David & Dianne Lippert Brian & Phyllis Schmalz 20 Barry & Jeanette Ruetz
James & Mary Simon
13 Terrance & Lori Molloy 17 Walter & Anne Van Niekerk 22 Dan & Joanne Dineen
Michael & Carolyn Baltaz
15 Louis & Teresa Arruda William & Donna Renaud Patrick & Janie Bolden
4 Fernando & Cidalia Melo
16 Andrew & Theresa Goodwin 18 Daniel & Margaret Spain 25 Christopher & Karen Gehan
6 Murray & Pauline McLaughlin
Joseph & Yvonne Sutherland Wilf & Brenda Bowering 26 Jerome & Loretta Zettell
George & Kathy Sehl
19 Whitfield & Carol Husk 20 Edward & Delphine Hergott 28 Eugene & Pat George
7 Gary & Joyce Megaffin
James & Rita McKenna John & Joyce Shewchuk Michael & Mary McKelvie
8 James & Joan Lagassie
20 Henry & Rita Ignor 21 Norbert & Patricia Kuntz 29 Douglas & Lori Shushack
Peter & Debra Bey
Donald & Carole Cameron 23 George & Elaine Kramer Francis & Joan Troupe
9 Michael & Claudette DeLenardo
24 Frank & Louise Haggerty 24 Wilbert & Therese Sommers 30 Noel & Nancy Pilon
10 Allan & Janet Kaehler
25 David & Margaret Mintz 25 Edgardo & Mercedes Perez Jack & Rosemary Traplin
Anthony & Joan Collins
26 Roger & Debra Collins 26 Bruce & Nancy Ertel Rene & Janet Couture
Stan & Theresa Blaskavitch
Mario & Katrina Peretti Gerald & Denise Munroe Casey & Kerry Philippi
11 John & Heather Flanagan
MAY 27 Nick & Elizabeth Osbelt Michael & Sofia Panchaud
2 Anthony & Gloria Becker Fred & Janet Greidanus If you are celebrating an anniversary
Fernando & Yancy Font
Ray & Ruth O’Brien 28 David & Susan Luft during one of the months listed above and
13 Kenneth & Bernice Wettlaufer your name does not appear, or is incor-
5 Orval & Theresa Kuskoff Neil & Nancy Devereaux Alan & Jean McElhone
Johann & Linda Leinweber Jack & Lorraine Nolan rect, please advise the editor so the cor-
14 James & Diane Padgett rection or addition can be made.
Bernie & Jeanne Zettel 29 James & Edna Ball Zigmund & Isabelle Coulas
Albert & Sylvia Waechter Herman & Carol Harvey 15 Leonard & Marie Solomon WE EXTEND MANY HAPPY WISHES
ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY !
Keep them in your prayers... Lord, You invite all who are burdened to come to You.
Allow your healing hand to heal me.
Please remember in your prayers the good health of the Touch my soul with Your compassion for others.
following Brother Knights... Touch my heart with Your courage and infinite love for all.
Touch my mind with Your wisdom,
Bob Orazek that my mouth may always proclaim Your praise.
Andy McAuliffe Teach me to reach out to You in my need,
Murray McLaughlin and help me to lead others to You by my example.
Jean-Paul Munroe Most Loving Heart of Jesus, bring me health in body and spirit
Emil Recktor that I may serve You with all my strength.
Earle Sauve Touch gently this life which You have created,
now and forever. Amen.
If any member knows of any Brother Knight who needs our prayers and spiritual support, please forward names to the Knights of Co-
lumbus. Because of the Privacy Act, we no longer have access to the patient lists of the hospitals. If you know of a Knight in hospital
now or recently, please call Dan Dineen at 519-742-2500 ~ Visitation Committee