News & Announcements

Executive Officers 2020-2021

 

ELECTED AND OR APPOINTED OFFICERS 2020-2021

 

Chaplain

SK Rev. Michael P. Parent

 

Grand Knight

Br. David J Blain

 

Deputy Grand Knight

SK Br. Marc R Vallee

 

Chancellor

SK Br. Murray John Harris

 

Recorder

Br. Daniel E Lovell

 

Financial Secretary 

SK Br. Antony Osula

 

Treasurer

Br. Mark Danelon

 

Advocate

SK Br. Mark A Kowalsky

 

Warden

Br. Gerardo Gonzalez

 

Inside Guard

SK Br. Brandon Bernardon

 

Outside Guard

Br. Robert J Brownlie

 

3yr Trustee

SK Br. Garrett W Hawco

 

2yr Trustee

Br. Thomas Brownlie

 

1yr Trustee

SK Br. Christopher Kowalsky

 

Lecturer

To be appointed by the Grand Knight

 

Knights of Columbus of Windsor - Essex 2019 Hospice Fundraising Banquet

Our Grand Knight Marc Morneau poses with the Grand Knights from all over Windsor - Essex after presenting pledges and donations in excess of $20,000 at this years Fundraising Banquet hosted by the Visitation Council in Comber.  This years event matched what had been raised in the previous 2 years combined and was attended by over 200 people.  This was the 22nd year that Knights from our Region pooled their resources together to support this worthy cause.

Council Presented with the Columbian and Founders Award

Grand Knight Marc Morneau accepted on behalf of our entire Council the presentation of the 2019 Columbian and Founders Award.  The presentation was made by our District Deputy Sammy Sleiman at our December meeting.  The plaque has been added to our Council's growing number of awards and achievements displayed in our trophy case in the Parish Hall.

 

Knights of Columbus 2019 Diocesan Dinner With the Bishop

On November 16, our Grand Knight along with our Lecturer Brother Marc Vallee, traveled with their wives to St. Thomas to represent our Council at the first Annual Diocesan Dinner with the Bishop.  Bishop Joseph Dabrowski, Auxiliary Bishop of London celebrated Mass in front of a full house at St. Anne's Church in St. Thomas.  Councils from Windsor to Woodstock were present at the event which demonstrated fraternity and unity by fellow Knights and funds generated from the event were donated to St. Peter's Seminary.  

 

This event will now be an annual event and will be coming to the Windsor area next year.  Pictured here is Bishop Dabrowski with our Grand Knight Marc Morneau and our Lecturer Brother Marc Vallee.

Presentation of Chaplain's Stole

Father Michael Parent Presented With Official Chaplain’s Stole

At our February 2020 General Meeting, our Grand Knight Br. Marc Morneau had the pleasure of presenting our Worthy Chaplain Father Mike with an official Knights of Columbus Chaplain Stole.

 

This presentation was a sign of the recognition, respect, gratitude and the sincere affection our Council has for Father Mike.  

Father Mike has been a Knight since 1968, one year after he was ordained.  He has been a member and Chaplain of several Councils from each of the parishes he has served during his ministry. 

 

He was instrumental in the formation of our own Council here at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in 2003 following the objective that our Supreme Council wants today and that is, an active and engaged Council based in every Parish.

 

Our growth from 30 Charter members to where we are today has in many ways been in part of the tremendous support, involvement he has provided not only as our Chaplain, but as our Brother Knight.

 

Beyond his duties as our Chaplain, Father Mike further demonstrates his support as a Knight by accepting the role of Faithful Friar of the Dean Wagner Fourth Degree Assembly of which our Council is affiliated with.  The Bishop made this appointment formally in September of 2019.

 

Father Michael Parent follows in many ways the path set by our founder, Father Michael McGivney, a humble Parish Priest who leads his Knights in helping those in need and confirming our faith in the Catholic Church.

Our Lady of Help of Persecuted Christians Marian Prayer Program

On Saturday, November 23 following the 5 pm Mass, a number of our Knights and Spouses stayed back and participated in prayer led by Father Mike with an Icon on site delivered by our District Deputy.

 

The Our Lady of Help of Persecuted Christians Marian Prayer Program has been initiated by our Supreme Knight, and is making it's rounds throughout our District and across all Councils.

 

We had a very solid turnout supporting this cause as indicated in the photo.

 

 

Field Agent Brother Martin Skipper

Since its founding in 1882, a primary mission of the Knights of Columbus has been to protect the financial future of families. Although times have changed, and the Order has grown to include top-rated life insurance, long-term care insurance and retirement products, its mission is essentially the same. Tens of thousands of families have benefited from Knights of Columbus Insurance in recent years. 

 

Members in the United States and Canada have exclusive access to our insurance program and products, including life insurance, retirement annuities, long-term care insurance, and disability income insurance.

 

Our Field Agent Martin Skipper is a Brother Knight who carries on the tradition of helping Knights and their families plan for their futures.  He is a member of St. John Vianney Parish and is also a proud member of our Council.

 

Brother Martin can be reached via email or at either of the telephone numbers provided.  

 

martin.skipper@kofc.org

c - 519-980-4399

o - 519-966-9977