Saint Edith Stein Council #13049

ASAP PROGRAM (Aid and Support After Pregnancy) - On September 5th 2023 Grand Knight Pat Callaghan presented a cheque for $600 to the Miriam Centre, a Pregnancy Care Centre in Orléans, Ontario. $500 from our Council and $100 from Supreme.

On Monday August 14th 2023 Council 13049 held a live, in-person Exemplification ceremony at Saint Faustina Parish in Cumberland. We welcomed Brother J.P. to full Knighthood.

On June 27th 2023 GK Callaghan presented a cheque for $150 to a graduating student from Saint Francis Xavier Catholic High School in Hammond. The Saint Edith Stein Knights of Columbus Bursary supports catholic education in our community.

Brother Knights working at the BBQ for the Annual Saint Faustina Parish Mass and Family Luncheon, held at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. Great time had by all!

LEAVE NO NEIGHBOUR BEHIND - Brothers Tim, Mike and Carl along with wife's Bev and Elisa volunteering at the Rockland Blood Donor Clinic on June 6th 2023. 84 units of blood collected! Council 13049 has been supporting the Rockland Clinic for over 20 years!

Financial Secretary Steve Phillips donates Plasma on May 30th 2023. This was the 1st anniversary of the opening of the Plasma Donor Centre (Orleans). Looking on is Linda, a Plasma recipient, who visited the Centre to thank all Plasma donors.

FOOD FOR FAMILIES - Financial Secretary Steve Phillips presents a cheque for $250 on behalf of Council 13049, to the Rockland Help Centre to support the Food Bank serving Clarence-Rockland, on June 1st 2023.

Grand Knight Pat Callaghan and his Lady Francine helped at the Cumberland Lions Club "MapleFest" on Saturday April 1st 2023. Ottawa Mayor Mark Sutcliffe stopped by to sample the tasty pancakes.

On Thursday March 9th 2023 Council 13049 held a live in-person Exemplification ceremony at Saint Faustina Parish in Cumberland. We welcomed 2 new brothers to full Knighthood.

LEAVE NO NEIGHBOUR BEHIND - PGK Carl Mc Diarmid and his wife Bev volunteering at the Rockland Blood Donor Clinic on December 30th 2022. 96 units of blood collected!

Brothers Kevin Foley and Mike Shore assisted at the Cumberland Lions "Breakfast With Santa" event on December 3rd 2022. Ottawa Mayor Mark Sutcliffe showed his support by stopping by the event.

PGK Tim Halderson receives his Certificate of Appreciation from Father Monaghan at the Grand Knights Levee on December 3rd 2022. This event also celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Saint Edith Stein Council 13049.

COATS FOR KIDS - Council 13049 presents a cheque for $200 to staff from the Rockland Family Centre for the 2022 Snowsuit Fundraiser on Thursday November 18th 2022. Clarence-Rockland Councilor Carl Grimard and Mayor Mario Zanth (left) look on.

On November 6th 2022 several members attended the Remembrance Day ceremony held at the Rockland Cenotaph. Brothers Mike Shore, Pat Callaghan, Mike Van Oers, Robin Daniels and Phil Beauchamp represented Council 13049. A wreath was laid by GK Pat Callaghan.

The Installation of Officers Ceremony for Districts 66 & 104 was held on Sunday October 30th at Good Shepherd Parish in Orleans. Six brothers from Council 13049's 2022-2023 Executive were presented with their Jewels of Office.

Past Grand Knight Tim Halderson (center) is presented with a Certificate of Recognition for his many years of service as Grand Knight of Council 13049. With brother Tim are Father Monaghan and current GK Pat Callaghan.

Brother Richard Fehr receives a certificate acknowledging his 44 years as a Knight. Presenting the certificate is Grand Knight Pat Callaghan and Father Monaghan. Accompanying Brother Richard is his wife Betty.

Knights Recruiting Tent at Saint Faustina Parish Picnic on the grounds of the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum on June 26th 2022.

Council 13049 was awarded the Ontario State 1st Place Award for Best Council in Division #5 for 2021-2022. District Deputy Mike Goulet (center) presents the plaque to DGK Pat Callaghan (left) and GK Tim Halderson (Right).

Brother Jerome Gagnier power washed the outside walls of Saint Faustina on Friday May 20th 2022. Jerome has been a Knight for 43 years! His dedication to the Knights and Saint Faustina is amazing.

COMMUNITY - GLOBAL WHEELCHAIR MISSION - Grand Knight Tim Halderson (right) presents a cheque for $390 to Ontario State Community Director Mario Duguay (left) for the purchase of 2 "Wheelchairs For Ukraine".

FAITH IN ACTION - LIFE - Grand Knight Tim Halderson presents a cheque for $100 to the Miriam Centre in Orléans on April 6th 2022. The Miriam Centre provides love and compassion to all those who find the circumstances surrounding their pregnancy difficult.

Council 13049's float in the 2021 Rockland Christmas Parade of Lights.
The Theme: "Jesus Is The Reason For The Season. Keeping Christ In Christmas"

COATS FOR KIDS - Past Grand Knight Gaétan Gendron presents a cheque for $200 to staff from the Rockland Family Centre for the 2021 Snowsuit Fundraiser on Thursday December 2nd 2021.

FOOD FOR FAMILIES - Financial Secretary Steve Phillips presents a cheque for $100 on behalf of Council 13049, to the Rockland Help Centre to support the Food Bank serving Clarence-Rockland, on April 8th 2021.

FOOD FOR FAMILIES - Deputy Grand Knight Tim Halderson presents a cheque for $100 on behalf of Council 13049, to the Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre to support their Food Bank program, on April 6th 2021.

Saint Faustina Church, Cumberland - Our current Parish

Our 2019 Charter Mass at Saint Faustina Church

Brother Knights working at the May 2019 Flea Market sponsored by the 1st Rockland Scouting Group to raise funds to support community causes.

Our Council held a Mass to remember deceased members and their families in November 2019.

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Council Announcements


Good Of The Order

The latest copies of the Lecturer’s "Good of the Order" are now in the News & Announcements under The Lecturer’s Corner. Click Here

KofC 2023 Ontario Charities 50/50 Draw

The Knights of Columbus 2023 Ontario State 50/50 Charity Draw is now open. Tickets can be purchased on-line and support Homeless Shelters and Coats For Kids. A portion of the proceeds from tickets sold by Council 13049 are used for initiatives in our community. Use this link to purchase tickets and support Council 13049:

New Plasma Donor Facility Opens in Orléans

Worthy Lecturer, Brother Carl Mc Diarmid, informed the membership of the new Plasma Donor facility that Canadian Blood Services recently opened in Orléans. Click Here for more information about the Orléans Plasma Donor Centre.

The Order is calling on Canadian councils and membership to support the Order’s Ukrainian relief efforts by making a gift to fund much needed care packages.

$50 CAN supports one package and 1 family in need. Together with your help, Knights and volunteers in Poland will prepare and distribute 3,000 of these boxes to Ukrainian families. Each of these special packages will contain either food (flour, rice, sugar, etc.), children’s items (milk, sweet snacks, porridge, etc.), or hygiene products (wipes, toothpaste, shampoo etc.). The boxes will also feature a sticker reading “In Solidarity with Ukraine” (in Ukrainian), the emblem of the Order, and “Knights of Columbus” (in English).

This is a unique opportunity for Canadian councils and members to get involved in this massive relief effort. Your tax-deductible donation of any amount will help fund these packages as we move forward.

Please share this  link to anyone you’d like to join us in our workClick Here.

Remember, 100% of your donation goes directly to support those in need.

This campaign will show the world how Canadian Knights work tirelessly to provide relief in times of great need!

Monique Courchesne is a long time supporter of Saint Edith Stein Council 13049. For years she assisted at the Blood Donor Clinics in Rockland. Recently she moved to assisted living to deal with medical issues. She wrote a letter of thanks to the Council for the financial support provided to her for medical device expenses.

Click Here to read the letter of thanks.

St. Joseph: Our Spiritual Father — a Knights of Columbus produced documentary for the Year of St. Joseph — is NOW AVAILABLE. Start or deepen your devotion to St. Joseph with this new film. Click Here to watch the full documentary.

On Saturday November 20th, 18 brothers gathered for a friendly breakfast in Rockland. It was a great event, organized by Worthy Grand Knight Tim Halderson. Click Here for pictures.

Knight of the Year and Family of the Year Awards

Council 13049 recently recognized deserving members with awards for Knight of the Year, Family of the Year and 4 brothers for Knight of the Month.

Full details about these awards can be found on the Council Recognition page. Click Here.

Council 13049 Received 2 Awards at the

118th Annual Ontario State Convention

Saint Faustina's Pandemic Mass Service Makes The News
CTV News Ottawa was out on Sunday January 17th to report on Drive-In Masses at Saint Faustina Parish. Our Grand Knight Pat Callaghan and many brother Knights are assisting Father Gerard every Sunday. To see the full video report Click Here
To read the Catholic Register article Click Here

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2nd Thursday of the month at 8:00 PM

Council Business Meeting Schedule

3rd Wednesday of the month at 8:00 PM

Meetings Location

c/o Saint Faustina Parish
2571 Ottawa Regional Road 174
Cumberland, ON K4C 1E5 CA

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