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.

 The Gallery button on the left has 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.

As Respect Life Month begins, it’s time to pray It’s not too late to join the Knights of Columbus’s “Novena for the Cause of Life.” Stand with Knights around the world in offering prayers for the cause of life through Oct 12. Find the novena prayers and intentions HERE.

 ICCD Draw:
 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.

Council meetings are postponed until further notice due to Covid-19 restrictions.  
 

Condolences to the family of Bro. Richard Brunet, a Charlebois Council member.
 His obituary can be found HERE.

Condolences to Bro. Otto Herman whose wife Helen passed away on January 11.

 
 
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. One may 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 on the following sites and at a later time as well. 
   

The link for the Youth Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/KeewatinYouth/

The link for YouTube is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfmXvmn82V8

                               https://www.facebook.com/groups/146683409147379

   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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Nativity Scene Takedown at OLSH Cathedral
Brother Knights assisted by the parish NET team  removed the Nativity display in front of the Sacred Heart Cathedral on January 16. Thankfully the weather wasn't its usually -30 C.

Remembrance Day
Our Council typically lays a wreath at the community Remembrance Day service. In 2020 the Covid-19 restrictions made it a virtual commemoration service so a donation was made by the Council.

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. Council Knights have done this cleanup project in Spring and Fall for several years.


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

 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 Early Years schools in The Pas took place in the Fall of 2019 and 2020 This project has been done for 7 years by the Council. In addition the Council makes donations to food baskets prepared by the Friendship Centre.

 
 Rock, Paper, Scissors Challenge
 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. Due to COVID-19, this project was postponed in 2020.
                              
 Sacred Heart Cathedral Support
  Charlebois Council made a $2,000 donation to OLSH Parish to assist its operation during the pandemic.

 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


  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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