How Cool Are We?
Soon we will be even cooler!!
Amaral (centre) Pastor of St. Mary’s Church receives a cheque in the amount
of $10,000.00 (first installment) of $20,000.00 total donation from Council
4973 to help cover the cost of installing air conditioning in the Church ….
Phew…..what a relief. Presenting Fr. Liborio with the cheque are left
to right, Claude Tremblay (Program Director), Sean McLoughlin (Grand
Knight), Steve Bergie (Treasurer), and Ray Bergie (Charities Chairman).
Winter Pot Luck
On January 20, 2012 our winter pot luck dinner was held
at our Knights of Columbus Hall on
After dinner, there was live entertainment provided courtesy of the band The Illusions, playing some good old country and rock ‘n ‘roll for our dancing pleasure. Good food, good company, music and laughter, it was a heart warming evening on a cold winter’s night.
Seniors Appreciation Night
The Knights of Columbus Council 4973 Seniors Appreciation night was started in 1987 by Daniel Chiasson and has continued for 25 years. It’s an enjoyable evening for seniors who can’t get out often, especially during the bleak and wintry days of February.
Over 200 seniors, many of who were bused from nearby seniors’ homes, enjoyed free food, refreshments and lively entertainment.
City Councillor Bob Callahan presented a Certificate to Danny Chiasson as a show of appreciation.
Visitors were treated to snacks and refreshments. Dance performances by Irish, Scottish and Polish dancers added colour and music to the evening. The Illusions, a local band, played some old favourites during dinner. The entertainment finale was provided by The River Road Cloggers who entertained us by clogging, a true and lively folk dance art form that keeps time with the downbeat of the music.
All in all, for the seniors it was a lovely way to spend an evening on a cold and snowy February night.
St. Mary’s Church Parish Picnic
The annual St. Mary’s Church picnic was held on July 24th.
Knights of Columbus Council 4973 provided hamburgers and hotdogs to everyone present.
For the children there was a bouncing castle, popcorn and snow cones. Good music was provided by our local DJ.
Although the forecast called for rain, the Good Lord ensured we had fine weather, and we had one of our highest family turnouts in recent years. It was heart warming to see parishioners mingling and having fun, a great start to summer!