A New Year

Brother Knights,

Looking back at 2016, there were many activities that took place with many members involved, and for that I am grateful. Watch for the “Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity” coming soon to help record our volunteer hours for last year.

Looking ahead to 2017, it is a special milestone – Canada’s 150th anniversary! For our council, the new year brings many activities to organize and participate in. I encourage all of us to jump in and help in any way that we can to support our parish, the youth and the community through our events.

Included in the first reading on New Year’s Day is a beautiful, timeless prayer that the Lord asks Moses to pass on to Aaron, the Chief Priest, to say over the Israelites. This is my prayer for you and your families:

“The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you.
The Lord lift his countenance upon you and grant you peace.”

Peace and goodwill to all the members of Council 9652 and their families!

Vivat Jesus!

Ray Smith
Grand Knight