SAINT EDITH STEIN COUNCIL # 13049
KNIGHTS OF THE MONTH

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February 2021

Jerome Gagnier

Brother Jerome has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for 42 years. He is an Honorary Member and earned his 3rd Degree in 1979. He is responsible for and has devoted himself to the Ted Nunan Divine Mercy Cenacle for many years. As a musician and singer possessing a wonderful voice, he has given so much of his time to singing in the Church choir(s) and harmonizing with other talented singers. He is technically proficient in setting up and managing not only sound equipment but also video and audio requirements wherever and whenever needed including Masses and YouTube live streaming. He is responsible for communications on Flocknote and for the Parish. He is a member of Parish Council as well as the Mission Advancement Team. He assisted in the planning and building of Father Gerard's Covid Cabin and was involved in the set-up and take-down at the outdoor Masses. Brother Jerome has participated in many Knights activities over the years and community events as well. He is a respected and thoughtful person who people look to for his insight on various matters.
In 2020, Brother Jerome gave 656 hours of his time volunteering for his Church, council and community.
Congratulations Jerome on being the Knight of the Month for February 2021. It is so well deserved.


January 2021

Harold Rideout

Sir Knight Harold Rideout, has been a member of our council for 8 years and actively participates in many council events. It was recognized in the month of January 2021, that Brother Harold attends all three Sunday morning drive-in Masses "each week" at St. Faustina Parish and provides parking control for all those driving to the Mass. He also holds the collection basket after Mass receiving necessary funds for the Church and its important activities. He also receives a communion host from Father Gerard to bring home and serve it to his wife Ellie. Through cold or snow, Brother Harold has been there tending to his mobile flock of parishioners and non-parishioners. Thank you, Harold, for being so faithful and diligent to the task and ensuring everyone gets in and leaves safely as well. Congratulations for being the Knight of the Month for January 2021.


December 2020

Vince Berndt

Brother Vince was instrumental in the success of our Council's participation in the Clarence-Rockland 2020 Drive-Thru Christmas Parade of Lights. Vince drove his personal vehicle to tow the float to the Hockey Academy parking lot where the float was parked along with 24 other entries. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this year's event was "drive-through" only, with no participants allowed on or around the floats. The floats were required to remain in position for over 2 hours as onlookers viewed the parade.
Brother Vince was accompanied by his wife Angela and daughter Jasmine, who stayed in their truck and waved to all the spectators. The event was a tremendous success with an incredible number of vehicles attending. The theme of the Council float was "Keeping Christ in Christmas". The event provided excellent exposure for Council 13049 and Brother Vince deserves full credit for his valuable contribution this year and in many previous years, that make this event a success.
Congratulations for being the Knight of the Month for December 2020.

 
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