Deputy Grand Knight’s Message December 2018

Faith In Action
A Message from Our Deputy Grand Knight

winter coats for kidsCoats for Kids

November 15th, our Grand Knight Dan Dooley presented warm winter coats to Melanie McLearon (left) and Catherine Morin (right) of Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions. The Coats for Kids program provides the coats to those families in need. The funds for this donation were raised at this year’s Oktoberfest event.


Remembrance Day

On November 11th Remembrance Day Ceremony – The Council 1626 wreath was laid by Bro. Mel Fullerton, PGK at the Barrie Cenotaph. Bro. Andrew Sandilands (new member) of Council 1626 was the Chaplin for the parade and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 147 (Barrie).

St. Mary’s Parish Children’s Christmas Party

Our Annual St. Mary’s Parish Children’s Christmas Party will be held on Sunday December 2nd from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. There will be games, music, food and a visit from the jolly old fellow Santa. Children of all ages are welcome to attend and will be provided free of charge to participants. Bro. Richard Lalonde and his family will be organizing this event.

Christmas Decals

The “Keep Christ in Christmas Decals” will be for sale at the December General meeting at $7.00 each or 5 for $30.00. Please help promote this activity by giving one to all your family members! The magnets will be available after all the masses on the weekends of December 8/9 and 15/16. Event organizer is Con Koevoet.

Gift Baskets

Christmas Gift Baskets have been ordered and will be delivered to members that are shut-in during the week of Monday December 17th. Neil Young, Chairman, is requesting assistance to deliver the baskets and help with this important service. Please sign-up on the bulletin board at the Columbus Hall.

November 25th Parish Breakfast

Bro. Ted Land, Faith Director & Chairman, Bro. Al MacLeod, past Chairman and Bro. Andrew Sandilands, Chef, were the organizers of this great event that served over 160 meals. It was a great team effort to coordinate the event with a large group of members helping to cook.


Best wishes to everyone for a very blessed Christmas,

Bro. Dean Beaudry.
Deputy Grand Knight

Caravel November 2018

Caravel November 2018

Faith In Action
A Message from Our Deputy Grand Knight

Council members have been very busy during the month of October with all our activities listed below:

Hospice Simcoe Cheque 2018

Bro. Rob Burke and Bill Taylor are shown delivering the BIG CHEQUE to Hospice Simcoe! Proceeds from the Annual Joseph B. Whelan Golf Tournament, and the Blueberry Pancake Festival at Barrie Hill Farms, combined to make a $10,000.00 donation!
Great work Barrie Council 1626!

On the Thanksgiving weekend our annual Food Drive was held with a total of 3558 lbs of food being collected. Cash donations and gift cards were also collected for the Barrie Food Bank. Thank you to all the Brothers that assisted and a special thanks to Bro. Ron Hachey for organizing this successful event.

This year’s Oktoberfest was held on Saturday October 13th with ticket sales of 140 people. The Harmonie Brass Showband was featured and a German-style meal served. A Supporter Campaign was introduced that included advertising for businesses at the Oktoberfest event and on the Council 1626 website. Six local businesses participated and their names will be included in the Caravel and on the Council 1626 website. Please support them!

Band playing at Rose Sunday 2018

The annual Rose Sunday was held on October 20/21st weekend and featured the sale of lapel roses. Thank you to Bro. Geoff Bond for organizing. A donation will be made to Birthright Barrie to recognize this event.

At the September General meeting, Brother Alex Sgroi was introduced as the new Insurance Agent for our Council. He is a welcome addition to the Council and will be a valuable resource for all members. On November 14th Bro. Alex will hold a financial planning seminar at the Columbus Hall for all members and St. Mary’s parishioners.

Below are upcoming events planned for November 2018. Mark your calendars and plan to attend!

Nov 11, Remembrance Day, Family, Bro. Mel Fullerton
Nov 13,  Memorial Mass,  Faith,  Bros. Al MacLeod & Neil Young
Nov 14,  Financial Plan Seminar,  Insurance. Promotion,  Bro. Alex Sgroi
Nov 25, Parish Breakfast,  Faith,  Bro. Ted Land
Nov 27,  Faith & Fellowship,  Faith,  Bro. Al MacLeod

Thank you for the assistance with our Council activities!

Bro. Dean Beaudry,
Deputy Grand Knight