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Pere Donat Albert Council 6987 in Grande-Anse hosted its annual Christmas supper Dec. 9, 2012.


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Msgr. William Wamboldt Assembly in Bridgewater provided an honor guard for the dedication of a new Marian garden at St. Joseph's Church. Knight Richard Doyle built the garden with assistance from the late Father Joseph Christensen.

Ernie O'Neill, Wayne Johansen and Al Durham of Father Adrian Butts Council 6417 in Bridgewater install a new sign at the entrance to St. Joseph's Cemetery. The cemetery had been without a sign for several years when the council donated $1,150 to have a new one manufactured and installed. Since 2007, the council has also erected a life-size nativity in Bridgewater each year at Christmastime.


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Father Faustus A. McKenna Assembly in Welland purchased an enclosed trailer that the assembly and its associated councils use for a variety of events. Most recently, the assembly used the trailer in several Christmas parades.

Shashkevych Council 7464 in Grimsby sold "Keep Christ in Christmas" lapel pins in the weeks leading up to Christmas, raising $1,700 for the Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate in Ancaster.

Every year, Centennial Council 8008 in Ottawa endeavors to strengthen the faith of its members and the community by organizing a pilgrimage. In late 2012, a group of 50 pilgrims from Ottawa, Endmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and St. John's journeyed to Europe for a 15-day trip that included stops in Rome, Egypt, Turkey and the Holy Land. The pilgrimage raised $4,300 for the council's charitable fund.

Sainte Marguerite D'Youville Council 10602 in Val Therese hosted its annual Christmas party for council members and their families. All children in attendance received a gift from Santa.

St. Lawrence the Martyr Council 13417 in Toronto built a Christmas crèche for its parish. Knights invited their pastor and all parishioners to the crèche's lighting Dec. 14, 2012.

Jesus the King Arab Christian Council 15045 in Markham arranged for a special printing of the council's bulletin for distribution to parishioners. The bulletin was distributed Dec. 19-27, 2012, which also coincided with a visit by one of the Order's traveling icons of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Chinese Martyrs Council 15463 in Markham hosted a visit by one of the Order's traveling icons of Our Lady of Guadalupe at its parish Dec. 27, 2012, to Jan. 3, 2013.



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