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 2019-20 Grand Knight is Bro. Kevin Carlson. 
 See the Officers page for contact information.

 A list of the Council Officers elected for 2019-20 can be seen HERE. 
 

  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 2019 winners can be seen HERE.

Council Meetings
 
 Charlebois Council meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except July and August). 
 


 
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.           


 
Brother Frank Saskowski
has passed away early Monday morning, December 23. He was our Grand Knight from 1967-70. His funeral is pending for April. Please remember him in your prayers.

The next Council meeting is on February 11 after Mass in the Cathedral at 7:00 pm.  

Keep Christ in Christmas
On November 30 several Knights gathered to put up the annual nativity display in front of the Sacred Heart Cathedral. This year the weather cooperated.  The display was removed on January 18, 2020.



            


Food for Families & Coats for Kids
Past Grand Knight and project chair Bro. Vaughn Wadelius (C) handed out several new winter coats for students in need and also breakfast program donation to the principals of each of the two Early Years schools in The Pas. This is the 6th year that this support has been provided by the Council. Principals Jay Marin (L) and Cam Nagle (R)  thanked the Knights for their on going support.



The Council's annual donation to the Northern Gateway Community Chaplaincy
breakfast program was received with gratitude by organizer Betty Olson.

 


Knights Trim Cathedral Trees
 
Disease has struck the trees beside the OLSH Cathedral. Dead and diseased trees were removed by a group of Charlebois Council Knights on September 28.




 

Cemetery Crucifix Refurbished
 
In September there was a Resurrection Day for the refurbishment of the crucifix at Riverside Catholic Cemetery. This figure of Christ and the cross had been repainted, and needed the Knights to hoist the figure to the top of the cross.


 
The Community Wellness Challenge
Charlebois Council made a $250 donation to Kelsey Recreation to aid the community Wellness Challenge event that ran during May, 2019. 

 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. Events from all previous years can be seen HERE.  

 St. Paul's Personal Care Home Birthday Party
On Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 the Council sponsored the birthday party for the residents of St. Paul's Personal Care Home with a cake and entertainment for the residents. This was the 11th year of the Council's participation.  

 Community Food for Families Program
Charlebois Council has made donations since 2014-15 to school breakfast programs and adult food programs in The Pas. Further donations were made in 2019-20.  

 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 through the two Early Years schools in October.

 

 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
 Best Seller in 2018-19 was again Bro. Ken Kelly. Sellers' draw was made in May. Bro. Rick Klima did a great job chairing this successful project. The 2019-20 ticket sales have started. All proceeds stay in The Pas for use in charitable projects.


 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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