Luigi Monti Council #13164
The Knights of Columbus Luigi Monti Council (#13164) is a catholic fraternal volunteer organization operating out of Immaculate Conception Parish in Woodbridge.
🏌️Please save this date for the annual Immaculate Conception Golf Tournament
1 June 2023🗓️A kind reminder next council meeting date is 21 March - if interested about Ontario State convention please make an effort to attend and hear more about this✝️There will be a 4th degree on 13 May - more information to come🙏over the last couple of weeks the brothers of our assembly have lost significant others . Please keep our brothers and their families in your thoughts and prayers
⛹️🏀 Council Level Free Winners & District Competition 🏀⛹️Visit YorkRegion.com to read moreVivat JesusHi brothersPlease see the above article from the recent knights of Columbus free throw event - we were one of four councils jointly combined at the district level.Your efforts and contributions are very much appreciated - the event was a great success and thank you again to brother Alex for taking the initiative for the council-level contest, and brother Steve for including us in the district levelPlease know our next council meeting is this Tuesday @ 7:30 in the usual meeting spotWishing everyone a blessed family day weekendSilvio 🏀🙏👍🏻🙂
⛹️🏀 Council Level Free Winners & District Competition 🏀⛹️We held our Council level Free Throw on Saturday, January 21st at Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementry School in Woodbridge.
By all accounts, the event was a great success, with many close contests being played out throughout the day. The following winners will be moving on to the district competition this Saturday, February 11th at Fr. Bressani Catholic High School:
See "Deeds" section for photos from the event.
|9 years old, Girls:||Abbigale Scapin||Sophia Napoleone|
|9 years old, Boys:||Matteo De Rose||Daniel Catuzza|
|10 years old, Girls:||Selina Cautillo||Sofia Celine|
|10 years old, Boys:||Skyler Peralta||Emmanuel Tajo|
|11 years old, Girls:||Suzanna Maltese|
|11 years old, Boys:||Cristian Anagnos||Brando Cristini|
|12 years old, Girls:||Juliette Racco|
|12 years old, Boys:||Joshua Segretti||Logan Di Piero|
|13 years old, Boys:||Brendan Malta||Thomas Anthony Maltese|
⛹️🏀 Council Level Free Throw Competition is Here 🏀⛹️On Saturday, January 21st from 10 am to 2 pm the Knight's of Columbus Luigi Monti Council will be hosting a Free Throw Competition for students from Grades 3-8 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementry School in Woodbridge.Invites were sent out this week to all parish elementary schools, including:
Immaculate Conception CES (Host)
St. Gabriel the Archangel CES
St. John Bosco CES
And, St. Catherine of Sienna CES
The nature of the invitation is open to all students (with a $5 registration fee) and potentially may involve a significant number of participants! Thus we ask that all members make an effort to come to assist in any capacity.Setup starts an hour before (9 am) and event closing happens an hour after (3 pm)
Half Year Report!Vivat Jesus,Happy holidays, and greetings brothers of 13164 Blessed Luigi Maria Monti. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a most wonderful, joyful Christmas and holiday season.🙏🙌🏼It has been a terrific first half of fraternal year and activity for council 13164. A very big thank you to all our brothers for their endless charitable work, whether it is through contributions , support, or outreach - thank you 🙂Here is an update on all the great work we have done so far.👨👨👦 MembershipLast night council 13164 welcomed our 2nd brother to the council for this fraternal year.Please if you know of someone over the holidays looking to become a knight extend the invite to a future exemplification ceremony to council 13164. I am confident we can recruit 3 brothers to reach our target of 5 new members before the end of June.🏩Insurance
On December 1 some of our brother knights took part in a fraternal benefit seminar on the natural importance of long term care. This Fufilled1/2 FBE seminars needed for the fraternal year . I believe there will be another one conducted in the spring by the field agents stay tuned.🚩Programs
Brothers, we have done a great number of programs this fraternal year and we are only half way there . Please see an update below on the 4 pillars.Life❤️ 3 programs needed
• God love you and the baby project•Possible Ideas : free throw / special Olympics / ultrasound machine donation / pregnancy centre support / March for life / ASAP / Christian Refugees relief / silver rose / mass for pple with special needs/ novena for lifeFaith 🙏 1 program needed
• Remembrance day holy hour adoration spiritual reflection
• Icon Pilgrimage
• Into the breach video
•To confirm for 2023/ possible ideas : Easter Virgil novena / Haggadah / Church Passion Play / Fr Bressani scholarship / Holy hour / RSVP / building the domestic church / rosary / sacramental giftsFamily 👨👩👧👦 1 program needed
• Family / knight of the month / year
• Keep Christ in Christmas
• Food for families•To confirm: family movie night Possible Ideas: family fully alive / family prayer night / family week / concentration of holy family / Good Friday family promotionCommunity 🌎 (Fully compliant ✅)
• Helping hands
• Coats for Kids
• St Vincent de Paul clothing drive
• Feast BBQI have attached the fraternal activity in case you would like to look more into the specifics of these programs over the break. Brothers, I encourage you over the holidays to brainstorm ways we can do the remaining programs needed. As a team I am sure we can fulfil the remaining requirements and progress toward star council ⭐️A final reminder the Hrabs have extended the invite to their home tonight for a potluck. Please let us know if you will be attending.I wish everyone a safe and joyful holidays, and most prosperous 2023God bless.Silvio Grand Knight
Knights of Columbus Blessed Luigi Maria Monti 13164
DecemberVivat Jesus 🙏Greetings brothers. Happy December ❄️Father has kindly asked for our knights participation in some things over this month.😇 Feast of Immaculate Conception
Kindly know the feast of Immaculate conception mass is this Thursday 8 December at 7pm. Can we please be present for this and the procession - Our presence (yellow sashes ) and being part of the procession into the mass would be greatly appreciated🎁 Gifts for immaculate conception mass
Can we please have 2 knights available to bring up the gifts (with 2 members of the CWL) for the mass💡 Christmas Lights
Can we please have knights availability volunteer to put up Christmas lights outside the church🦺 traffic control
Christmas Day mass regular Sunday schedule
We will please need knights volunteers for traffic control🎅🏼 keep Christ in christmas
If there are any ideas for what we can do as a council please share 🙂🗓️no meeting this monthKindly reaching out for volunteers for the above. Your response and availability to this is greatly appreciated.Kind regards, brothers 🙏🙏Silvio
NovemberHello brothers. Vivat Jesus.
We are welcome to use the chapel on November 11 from 6pm-7pm for an adoration/holy hour.Our next council meeting is scheduled for 15 November @ 7:30pm.Thank you , brothers 🙏🙏Please let me know of any of our fallen brothers in council 13164 who are no longer with us for a Blue Mass. More information to come.
Food For FamiliesThe food for families activity program will be under way at the church this Friday, 7 October @ 10 am.We will be assisting with sorting and packing at the church basement.
Installation of Officers
New Fraternal Year This fraternal year of 2022-23 introduces a new Grand Knight for the council: Silvio Scarcella!Also a new Deputy Grand Knight: Michael Camillieri and many new executive members! See our "Executive" Page for more details! Feast of the Assumption On August 14th, 2022 the council will be supporting the main summer feast day at the church. Join us to help with the BBQ and food service set up - help needed between 2pm-5pm for setup, mass will be at 5pm, followed by a procession. We will be providing BBQ hamburgers and sausages to the community there after!
War is Loonie Bring your extra $1s and $2s to the “War is Loonie” bin after mass May 28th and May 29th. The Knights of Columbus will be fundraising for victims and the most vulnerable alongside the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation to answer the papal call for a “broad-based response” to the evils of war
Our council will be supporting us through the Ontario State Knights of Columbus. Every $195 raised will provide one Wheelchair for those in need! For more information (or larger donations) visit The Ontario Knight's of Columbus "Wheelchairs for Ukraine" webpageWe also encourage you to check out kofc.org/ukraine to see order-wide efforts and how we are getting 100% of donations to aid those in need! With over $16 million donated and boots on the ground the Knight's are leading the fight against the evils of war
Holy Week It's important that all Knights RSVP to at least one activity during Holy Week! The activities we are helping with are:
|Traffic Patrol:||Vests are in the office, pylons behind the garage, we need to prevent cross traffic from vehicles departing mass, jamming with pedestrians and other vehicles entering mass. Our duties save the church approx. $300 per hour.|
|Ushering:||At any & every mass you attend be sure to check with the ushers if help is needed. Particularly 5pm and 8am, as extra duties during holy week need extra help!|
|Adoration:||5am Friday, bring your rosary and guests if you please, we will re-open the church with an hour of solemn prayer.|
|Via Crucis:||Variety of assistance needed, removing cross from public veneration after the 3pm mass; Cross bearers for procession cross for each station; Station set up and presentation including furniture, décor, wear, or any tableaus. Details to be determined. PLEASE RSVP!|
Ukraine Solidarity The Knights of Columbus launched the Ukraine Solidarity Fund to support our brother Knights and their families, as well as their countrymen and women in Ukraine during this time of intense need. As of this writing, we have exceeded $2.5 million raised by Knights and other donors. Taking into account the Supreme Council’s initial $1 million commitment and $500,000 matching challenge, the Ukraine Solidarity Fund already stands at more than $4 million dollars.
Shrove Tuesday Tuesday, March 1st, 6:30 pm we will get together for a Pizza Dinner for Shrove Tuesday and anticipate the long Lenten fast. Note that this is a private activity for the council (members may bring a guest) - so please RSVP your attendance.
February 2022Please make some time this week to go into the parish basement hall and pick up envelope boxes & letters for delivery.
Do ring the door bell to best ensure delivery, and return any boxes that might be misaddressed!Kindly, Pick up Instructions and Waiver when you enter. Do not participate if you are symptomatic or unable to indemnify yourself of injury!!Directions in Chruch Basement Waiver+Instructions up front.
Envelope Boxes sorted on tables in the back!Please Help us Deliver these before the end of the week!
If the basement is closed, Do ask the parish secretary or a priest to open it up!God Bless,/Alex Casamassima
Grand Knight – Knights of Columbus #13164
January 2022 For obvious reasons the already postponed Christmas Potluck has been cancelled. However, there are a few upcoming activities we do need help with:1. Christmas Lights Teardown : Wednesday, January 12 @ Immaculate Conception Church 4pm-6pm2. Usher Knights : Sunday, January 16 @ Immaculate Conception Church 9am3. Council Meeting : Tuesday, January 18 @ Microsoft Teams 7:30pm (this will be an online meeting once more)Also!
• Be prepared, The church has asked that the Knight’s once again help out with Envelope mailouts. A date hasn’t been set – but it is very possible it will be this weekend, or next weekend.I sincerely hope you are keeping safe and please let me know if you are able to make it to any of the above activities,/Alex Casamassima
Christmas 2021 Special Notice to council - Council will proactively maintain a hiatus of in-person social activities until the status of the Covid-19 Omicron variant is known. Although churches appear to remain notice (until further notice) all members of the council are asked to help the church/ushers if requested prior to attending any mass.Special Duties may include: ensuring mask mandates, supporting ushers, parish clean-up, parishioner attendance registration. If any request has been provided by the pastor of any Knight please inform the council.As a temporary course of action, we will be hosting our meeting virtually over Microsoft Teams. Thank you to everyone for understanding! Merry Christmas
December 2021We purchased and installed new Christmas lights at the church which were activated December 1st. We also had to remove the older installations as they were falling & failing. Special thanks to Rolando and Donald for braving the tall ladders and making quick work of installation....Wednesday, December 8th the parish is celebrating the Patronal Feast of the Immaculate Conception. There are not any special instructions this year, as the feast will be celebrated across three masses:
8am Italian 12pm Bilingual & 7pm Bilingual...Please see the Next Section for scheduled activities as our Christmas potluck has been postponed until January, our council meeting has been un-canceled for December, and a few other activities will be announced on short notice when Christmas schedules are released...Special Thanks to all who helped with the St. Vincent De Paul Clothing Drive and our Keep Christ in Christmas activities during the month of November. Together both programs were a success!Check out the Deeds Page for photos and more!
November 2021Knight's Week November 10-17 - everything we have planned is coincidentally falling on the same week! Be sure to make yourself available to participate in one or more (or all) of the planned activities.These activities include a special Door Guards (for men with good handwriting), Christmas Lights, Keep Christ in Christmas envelope assembly, Usher Knights, and a changed date for the council meeting.For full schedule, details, and RSVP options - visit the NEXT Page
October 2021🦃🙏Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! 🦃🙏
Please take time to give thanks, visit family, and support each other!
Council will be supporting the Parish Food Drive (See "Food for Families" on the Next page) for more details.
Council is currently waiting for the Pastor's approval for the Installation of Officers ceremony. And the council will soon start planning for Habitat for Humanity.
Welcome to our new website!
⭐Bookmark it (or add to home screen ≡) to stay updated on council activities!Our site is organized in 5 sections: Home for current news, Executive for key roles, Deeds for Pictures and recent activities, Next for upcomming activities, and Join to Join the Knights!
Directors and Executives are invited to participate in the Executive BBQ Thursday, August 19. Here we will lay out the plans for the year for all activities.Please Confirm your availability!
2021/22 Executives and Directors
|Grand Knight||Silvio Scarcella|
|Deputy Grand Knight||Michael Camilleri|
|Financial Secretary||Domenic Mariano|
|Warden||Donald Mac Gillivray|
|Inside Guard||Leo Tangredi|
|Outside Guard||Giovanni Iacobelli|
|Program Director||Michael Hrab|
|Faith Director||Sal Maltese|
|Community Director||Jeff Cigan|
|Life Director||Mike Camilleri|
|Public Relations||Terrance Hrab|
|Membership Director||Alex Casamassima|
|Retention Chairman||Domenica Mariano|
|Year One||Michael Hrab|
|Year Two||Joseph Yoganathan|
|Year Three||Terrance Hrab|
Luigi Monti Council Free Throw
Pictures from Our first official council-level Free Throw event & winners January 21st, 2023
St. Vincent De Paul
This year the Knight's were asked to assist with the St. Vincent De Paul Clothing Drive - receiving toys and clothes for the Society of St. Vincent De Paul who will distribute to Canadians in need.Read more on "Material Help" at the SSVP website
Have a council photo to share?
Upload one with a description, once you send it the Grand Knight will review it and post it!
Food for families
Special thanks to brother Joseph Yoganathan for organizing boxes and food bags for distribution, and pick up by parish families in need. Sorting out 276kg of food for thanksgiving.
2018 Special Olympics
Special Olympics Soccer Tournament hosted by the Knights of Columbus 13164(thanks to everyone for their photo submissions!)
Outdoor Soccer Resumes
Domenico leading the way has our council resuming outdoor soccer activities. We are awaiting further details if indoor program will commence. Please check back soon!
So restrictions and limitations required several different versions of "Usher Knights" supporting the parish ushers in maintaining restrictions, being door patrons, and being present at mass.
2020 was a difficult year, with the mass moved to YouTube, one of the few non-virtual activities asked the Knights along with the ushers to organize and mail out all the envelopes to local homes. The donation envelopes along with a letter from the Pastor kept the community connected, at a distance!
YouTube Feast Mass
Our council played a role in all the virtual occasions within our parish community.
Visit the Parish YouTube Page for more Parish Celebrations.
The Pandemic limited most activities, but brought forward a new opportunity to learn a new activity! We tried our best, and in the end, our efforts turned out looking pretty good!
Below is a list of upcoming activities for our council.Click Here to RSVP to upcoming activities!
RSVP / REGISTER
ATTN ALL KNIGHTS! Please please please RSVP to at least one activity during HOLY WEEK!For more details about each activity visit the Home Page
No reminders will be given out, be sure to attend / RSVP again when you are certain!See Our Schedule for more details, including upcoming meetings and other activities!
For participating in Holy Week with the Knights!Your RSVP was sent to the Grand Knight. We need all the help you can get - so - please remind other Knights too that their RSVP helps!God Bless You this Easter!