Knights of Columbus Council 9276

St Mark's Council, Kitchener ON

General Meeting and Elections – May 24

Please plan to attend the important meeting on Tuesday, May 24, following 7:00pm Mass.  At this meeting we will be conducting our annual election of officers for the 2016-2017 Columbian year.

Your attendance and participation is important and appreciated!

 

Bingo – May 23

Reminder of Bingo on Monday, May 23 at the Forest Heights long term care facility.  Please arrive by 6:45pm.

General Meeting and nominations – April 26

Our general meeting will be held following 7:00pm Mass on Tuesday, April 26.  Nominations for the 2016-2017 Columbian year will be conducted.  Please plan to attend this important meeting, and consider an executive position with the council.

Bingo – April 25

Reminder of Bingo on Monday, April 25 at the Forest Heights long term care facility.  Please arrive by 6:45pm.

Congratulations – Ed Dreiling

Congratulations to Ed Dreiling, who took his 1st degree on March 6.  Welcome to the Knights and to our council!

Nominations for 2016-2017 at April meeting

Nominations start at April meeting, with elections to be held in May.  All members are strongly encouraged to consider an executive position.  Following is a description of all council executive roles.

Description of positions:

Grand Knight
The Grand Knight is responsible for the welfare of the council. He presides over council meetings, acts as an ex-officio member of all committees, appoints a membership and programming director, convenes officers for a monthly meeting, and ensures all necessary reports are submitted to the State and Supreme Council. He should also be aware of the council’s financial status and ensure that his signature appears on all drawn cheques. For more specific duties and responsibilities, refer to the Grand Knight’s Handbook (#915).

Chaplain
The Chaplain is the spiritual advisor of the council. He is expected to make a report at council meetings on religious matters. The Grand Knight appoints a Priest/Deacon in accordance with any rules established by the Bishop of the diocese to serve as council chaplain. For more specific duties, responsibilities, and eligibility, refer to theChaplain’s Handbook (#945).

Deputy Grand Knight
The Deputy Grand Knight is second in command. He assists the Grand Knight with council affairs and fulfills all duties assigned to him by the Grand Knight. Should the Grand Knight be absent from a council meeting, the Deputy Grand Knight will preside. He is chairman of the council’s retention committee.

Chancellor
The Chancellor has a variety of responsibilities. Primarily, he assists the Grand Knight and the Deputy Grand Knight in the execution of their duties and oversees the council in both of their absences. He is charged with strengthening the member’s interests in council activities. The Chancellor is chairman of the admission committee.

Recorder
The Recorder is similar to a court reporter or a secretary. He is responsible for maintaining a true record of all actions of the council and it’s correspondence. A Recorder’s Minute Book (#1043) is available from the Knights of Columbus Supply Department for keeping a record of council meetings.

Financial Secretary
The Financial Secretary is appointed by the Supreme Knight upon recommendation of the council. His main area of responsibility is maintaining all financial and membership records. He collects and receives all monies from all sources, including annual dues from council members. He also handles supply orders for the council officers and members, filing the Report of Officer (#185) and submitting all membership transactions to the Supreme Council. For more specific duties and responsibilities, refer to the Financial Secretary’s Handbook (#1410).

Treasurer
The Treasurer is responsible for the safekeeping and maintaining records of all council funds and accounts. He is responsible for depositing money into the council’s accounts and provides a certificate of such monies to the Grand Knight. He is also responsible for payment of all expenses.

Lecturer
The Lecturer is appointed by the Grand Knight to provide both educational and entertaining programs to the council. He is responsible for the ‘Good of the Order’ portion of the council meetings. In order to provide members with informative and educational programs, he must be knowledgeable and aware of all council programming.

Advocate
The Advocate is the legal representative of the council and serves as the council’s attorney at trials and investigations of any interest to the council. While he does not need to be a member of the legal profession, he should be familiar with the council by-laws, the Order’s Charter, Constitution and Laws (#30), Methods of Conducting a Council Meeting (#1937), and Robert’s Rules of Order.

Warden
The Warden is the ‘watchdog’ for council property and degree paraphernalia, except the property of the Financial Secretary, Treasurer, and Recorder. He is also responsible for setting up the council chambers for meetings and ceremonial works. During ceremonial exemplifications, he will appoint and supervise guards.

Inside and Outside Guards
The guards have similar responsibilities but distinct differences. The Outside Guard tends to the outer door admitting visitors and members to the inner door. Once at the inner door, the Inside Guard checks to ensure that their membership cards are current.

Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees consists of three members elected by the council and the Grand Knight, who serves as chairman of the board. They oversee the work of the Financial Secretary and Treasurer, and with the Deputy Grand Knight serve on the council’s retention committee. During council elections, only the three-year Trustee is voted on, while the others moving on to become two-year and one-year Trustees, respectively.

Lenten retreat – update

Lenten Mission Saturday March 19th – 20 in attendance, including 3 parish members and 1 from Kitchener council. Father spoke on the importance of men in the church. Ed suggested reviewing http://www.intothebreach.net for additional context and references to Father’s talk.

Thanks to all who attended and assisted with the dinner.

Bingo – Monday March 28

Bingo at Forest Heights Long Term Care facility next Monday, March 28 starting at 7:00pm.  Please plan to arrive at 6:45.

General Meeting – Tuesday, March 22

Council general meeting this Tuesday, March 22 following 7:00pm Mass.  All members welcome!  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

St. Mark’s Holy Week Schedule

Holy Week Schedule

PALM SUNDAY MASSES:
5:00pm, 9:30am, 11:30am
Benediction Sunday at 7:00pm in the Chapel

TUES. March 22:
10:30am Confessions (1hr.)
7:00pm Mass
7:45pm Confessions (1hr.)

WED. March 23:
7:00am Mass
10:30am Confessions (1.hr.)
7:00pm Confessions (1hr.)

No Morning Masses on
Thursday, Friday or Saturday.

HOLY THURSDAY:
7:40pm Short Play
8:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

GOOD FRIDAY:
3:00pm Lord’s Passion
7:00pm Passion Play

HOLY SATURDAY:
1:00pm Blessing of Easter Food
8:00pm Easter Vigil Mass

EASTER SUNDAY MASS:
9:30am, 11:30am