Charlebois Council 2704
   •   P.O. Box 158   •    The Pas, Manitoba   •    R9A 1K4   •   
 
  


 

  

  

  

  

          

  

  

  

 Council Information
 The Charlebois Council Club Room is located in the Guy Hall at 28 First Street West,
 next to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cathedral,  in The Pas.

 The 2020-21 Grand Knight is Bro. Don Maksymchuk. 
 See the Officers page for contact information.

 
  See the Web Site Map for assistance. 
  To see our annual activities calendar, click on the Activities button on the left.

 Click on the Gallery button on the left for photos of various council projects and activities. 

 Our KC Insurance Agent is
Anthony D' Souza  and he can be reached
  at
1-204-999-5197 or anthony.kofc@gmail.com  or by Skype.

 A direct link to KC Supreme News Releases can be found HERE.
 
The KC Knightline newsletter is now only available via email.
 The Charlebois Council newsletter is presented as a PDF document. Find it via the Newsletter
 tab on the left panel.

 ICCD Draw:
 The 2020 winners can be seen HERE.
                     Sales for the
2021 draws have begun. See a KC member to purchase a ticket.

Council Meetings
 Charlebois Council meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except July and August). 
 Because of Covid-19, social distancing and/or mask wearing is required.

The next Council meeting is October 13. A parish/monument yard cleanup is on Sep 26 at 10 AM  

To see officers elected for 2020-21, check out the list HERE.
Check the Membership page to see the obituary for Bro. Russell Evans.


 
Check our Membership page for more information on who we are
.  
 Some of our recent community activities are shown below.


  Practicing Catholic men may contact the Grand Knight directly to discuss the aims
  and objectives of the Order. Ask any Knight for a pamphlet that describes the benefits
  of membership. Indicate your interest and an Application for Membership form
  will be provided.

   A new on-line membership requiring no local Council or meeting involvement is now
   also available to those interested. This type of membership allows access to KC
   insurance programs.  To find out more about this option, visit:
   http://www.kofc.org/en/members/online-membership/index.html#/

  To watch a video about the Knights, click HERE.           


Access " A Prayer For Protection In Time of Pandemic " adapted from Pope Frances

Covid-19   Mass Information      
 Below is a Facebook link to telecasts of Sunday Holy Masses celebrating by Archbishop Murray Chatlain. The Archdiocese has now allowed restricted attendance (maximum 25 people, with social distancing) at Saturday and Sunday Mass celebrations at the Cathedral until further notice.  
 
One may still watch the Holy Mass from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cathedral and make a spiritual communion. Click HERE for a document on how to make spiritual communion. The Holy Mass is recorded and is available to watch at a later time as well. 
       
                             https://www.facebook.com/KeewatinYouth/


   Also available are video services from  St. Ann's Parish in Flin Flon:

                             
https://www.facebook.com/stannsparishflinflon/videos/

   Avoid gossip and rumors.  Check this link for the central source of Manitoba Covid-19 information:   
                              
http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/index.html.
  
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Parish Yard Cleanup          
 Five members of Charlebois Council gathered on September 26 (with safe distancing or masks used) to do a cleanup of the Cathedral Parish yard. Several bricks on the Memorial to Children were realigned as well.


Community Support
In response to Oscar’s Place plea for community support to provide lunches for clients during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Grand Knight Kevin Carlson and District Deputy Ken Kelly dropped off sandwiches and snacks as well as bottled water for 40 people, symbolizing the 40 days of Lent that had just ended.   

 In place of the early years schools' breakfast program, cancelled because of the suspension of classes in Manitoba, Charlebois Council made donations to support the schools' food hamper delivery to the students' homes.


 Community Food for Families & Coats for Kids
Several new winter coats for students in need and also a breakfast program donation to the principals of each of the two Early Years schools in The Pas took place in the Fall of 2019 This was the 6th year that this support has been provided by the Council. Principals thanked the Knights for their support.   The Council's annual donation to the Northern Gateway Community Chaplaincy  breakfast program was also received with gratitude by organizers.

 
 Rock, Paper, Scissors Challenge 2019
 On April 26, 2010 the 1st annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Challenge, sponsored by
 Charlebois Council, was held at
École Scott Bateman Middle School. The four finalists received cash prizes, with a plaque going to the Champion.  The tenth annual event was held on April 29, 2019. Events from all previous years can be seen HERE.   The 2020 event was postponed due to Covid-19.

 St. Paul's Personal Care Home Birthday Party
In February 2020, the Council sponsored the birthday party for the residents of St. Paul's Personal Care Home with a cake and entertainment for the residents, the 12th year of the Council's participation.  

  Easter Bread Sharing
At the Easter services in 2019, for the sixth year in a row, Charlebois Council distributed a loaf of bread to each Our Lady of the Sacred Heart parish family in The Pas, and in 2019 also to the parishes in Cormorant and Pukatawagan.

 Council Dinner
The Council celebrated its 90th anniversary with a Chinese food dinner on November 13, 2018.
 It was an opportunity to provide a treat to our spouses and special guests.
    
                                 
 Coats for Kids
 
Since 2016 Charlebois Council has donated new winter jackets for those children who may
 need them. The coats were distributed in October through the two Early Years schools.

 

 Sacred Heart Cathedral Renovations
  In May 2017 a cathedral floor replacement fund-raising project was started. Charlebois Council stepped up again with a $5,000 donation to kick it off. The project was completed in August. A second donation of $5,000 was made in October to further the fund-raising goal.

 ICCD Tickets Sales
 The 2020-21 charity ticket sales have started. All proceeds stay in The Pas for use in charitable projects. Tickets are 3 for $10, 1 for $5. Prizes this year are your choice of 2021 vehicles: Kia Forte LX ($23,790), Corolla LE CVT ($23,695), Chevy Trax LS FWD ($23,755), Hyundai Elantra Preferred ($23,298), or Honda Civic Sedan LX Automatic ($23,914),  OR $20,000 cash. Other cash prizes:
 (2nd) $10,000; (3rd) $5,000; (4th) $3,000; and (5th) $2,000. Tickets can be purchased from any Council member and are available after Mass at the church entrance. The draw is on April 24, 2021.


 About Our Council

Charlebois Council #2704, founded on
December 2, 1928, is named after Bishop Ovid Charlebois, the first Bishop of Keewatin-Le Pas diocese and an early Oblate missionary in northern Manitoba. 

Charlebois Council works with Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic parish in The Pas, providing funds for various projects. Council members are active participants in this Parish.
For the names of our 1928 Charter Knights   Charter Knights

For names of all our Past Grand Knights, click on the button on the left side.

 Study Your Faith
Participate at your own rate in a thoughtful study of the Bible. Click HERE to access the  website of the St. Paul Centre for Biblical Theology for online instruction and courses of study.  Check out these Vatican sites: Catholic News: www.catholicculture.org/news/
           Video: www.youtube.com/vatican   Website: www.pope2you.net

 Visit this interesting website: Catholics Come Home by clicking HERE


Supreme Knight Letter
 
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson calls for action in response to the sexual abuse crisis and outlines roles that chaplains and Knights should play. Read More

Christian genocide in the Middle East - click on the button to visit a website to learn more about this horrible episode. 

  Stained Glass Windows
In honour of Bishop Charlebois, the Charlebois Council sponsored a stained glass window in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in The Pas.  Click on the left side button (SGW) to see the stained glass windows of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish in The Pas, Manitoba, Canada  (Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas).
            
      

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