Msgr. Len Lunney 
February 6 1933 ~ October 1, 2019

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Msgr. Leonard Michael Lunney former Pastor of Divine Infant Parish and former chaplain of Council 7873.

Michael T. Jacques 
December 12 1966  ~  October 13, 2019

Michael, a valued member of COUNCIL 7873, passed away recently and we offer our sincere condolences to his widow Victoria and his family and friends.  Unfortunately we received this information just recently and as such were unable to attend the services.  May he rest in peace amen.


REMINDER let's make meetings more enjoyable!

In order to make the job of the Recorder and the Grand Knight easier and to save everyone's time, if you are thinking of making a motion at a business meeting,  please write out the motion in advance. (keep it short and to the point) Please submit it to the Trustees prior to the meeting so they may confirm that funds are available. It would also be nice to have a plan to raise the money required.  

Please also make sure you have a seconder for your motion and be prepared to support the reason for said motion by being the first speaker after the motion is seconded. 
Remember that there is a time limit for discussion on any motion. .
No one can speak for more than ten minutes at a time,  
Members may not address the motion again until all others have had an opportunity to speak on the motion
Members will rise to speak on the motion, only upon being recognized by the chairman ., 
Member, announcing his name, will say if he is in support of  or against the motion then and give his opinion.  
If you speak for the second time on the same motion, the same time restriction applies to all members..  
No person may address the floor on the same subject for a third time.
When speaking you must address all remarks to the chairman not to any other brother.

The chairman when addressing the motion after debate, shall read aloud the motion to be voted upon, and then ask for the vole to be taken.

Only the chairman has the right to call for the vote.
  A simple majority will carry most motions. NB: in certain cases a two thirds majority is required

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Meaning of "Notice of Motion".

As it implies: it is simply a statement made by a member at the current business meeting, that he proposes to bring up as a motion at a subsequent business meeting.  As such there is no seconder required now and there is also no discussion on the subject of the motion presented until at the next business meeting where this motion will be the first on the table for new business.. 
Be aware that to pass such motion will require a seconder, a discussion and always requires a two thirds majority to pass.

Please welcome our new Associate Pastor as of August 1, 2019

Welcome Fr. Anthony Nwaohiri who is appointed Associate Pastor of Divine Infant Parish


Parishioners from the Roman Catholic churches, including St. Monica (Griquet), Immaculate Conception (Goose Cove) and St. Francis Xavier (St. Anthony), came together in St. Anthony on July 24 to celebrate the 20th Ordination Anniversary of their pastor, Rev. Anthony Nwaohiri.

Rev. Nwaohiri, originally from Nigeria, has spent several years as a priest in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. He is presently completing his second year of ministry as pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish.

Joining the parishioners in this joyous celebration were various members of the Corner Brook and Labrador diocese including Most Rev. Peter Hundt (Bishop), Very Rev. Maurice O’Quinn, Rev. Anthony Han, Rev. Vitus Echedo, Rev. Gabriel Selvanathan, and Rev. Britto Adiakalam. In addition, special guests who brought greetings on behalf of their respective communities included: Mayor Ernest Simms (St. Anthony); MHA Christopher Mitchelmore (Gov. NL & Lab); and Jerome Ward, on behalf of MP Gerry Byrne (Gov. of Canada).

The participation by a variety of people in the mass service was reflective of the belief and values held and practiced by Father Anthony (as he is fondly known). Along with members of the clergy, catholic youth from the parish participated as altar servers and members of the youth choir, while various adults served as youth choir leader, Eucharistic Ministers and Lay Readers. For Father Anthony, enabling each individual to share their talents, gifts and skills is about doing God’s work and having such a wide representation of people involved filled him with much joy and appreciation.

Following the church service, parishioners gathered at St. Anthony Haven Inn for a special anniversary meal. Bishop Peter Hundt led the grace, and Father Anthony was joined by the youth for the cutting of the cake. It was an evening for people to come together as members of a catholic faith community, to offer prayers, praise and thanksgiving to God for all the goodness he provides through his love and grace; specifically, to thank, acknowledge and encourage the devotion Father Anthony provides through his vocation in the priesthood, in carrying out his pastoral work.


 Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

 Where: LEGION

ASK BOBBY RYAN for more details 613-824-5804

ASK MARTIN TONARY for more details 613-841-7680

 When:     Every 2nd Wednesday of the month.

We would appreciate letting us know if you are attending at least three days in advance

  We don't mind if you're late!  Come anyway !  Any brother knight who would like to join this informal group is asked to

contact us for details, You don't have to be retired to attend.

Please call us and let us know:

Bob Ryan 613-824-5804

Dave Robertson 613-834-6440

Guy Savard 613-824-9715

Paul Duford 613-824-2809

Keith McCully 613-422-2026

Richard Boulianne 613-837-3828 


Saturday February 15th, 2020


Celebrate our Flag and the Men and Women of our Armed Forces

The Patriotic  Degree (4th) of the Knights of Columbus is proud to support the men and women of our armed forces who protect and provide for our freedom. On behalf of Bishop John Beahen Assembly 2230, please come and join us for a fundraising “Canadian” dinner on Saturday, February 15th, 2020 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 632, 800 Taylor Creek Drive, Orleans, in support of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) “Soldier On” program.

Buffet Meal: Roast Pork, Roast beef,

Salads, Medley of veggies and Dessert

Dinner: 17:00-20:30

Cost: $30.00 per person

All proceeds from the dinner will be donated to this deserving and worthy organization.

For Tickets contact Jay Sanko @ or John St.Jean @ 

“Soldier On” inspires recovery and rehabilitation for former and serving military members and veterans to adapt and overcome permanent physical or mental health injuries through the transformative power of sport and physical activity.


Understand that true leaders believe that they are not as important as those whom they serve;

 it's not about putting yourself above others,

 but rather raising others up to their full potential."

Remember any Third Degree Knight in good standing is allowed to run for any office.

“Those who stay away from an election
 think that one vote will do no good.
 'Tis but one step more, 
to think one vote will do no harm.”

To find out more about the duties of an executive officer go to:

New Knights

Please welcome our newest brother knights ;

Sean Curran   Gonzalo J. Fiallos    Bertram C. D'Silva     François M. Boursiquot

    Eugene Ciabattoni  Lawrence McKeown


We want to thank the people who have participated in helping us reach our objective of providing ongoing funding for the upkeep of our Parish and support of several other charitable causes. Every year we start afresh under new contracts with the suppliers.  This means we only earn minimal return until our current year purchases reach a substantial level.  We ask you to be diligent in purchasing as many certificates as early in the year as possible so that we can earn maximum benefits for the Parish all year long.  Please continue to participate.  After all, the need to eat doesn't go away just because you went shopping last week.  Remember the tickets are redeemable at all times for the full-face value you paid for them, so you are never at risk.

The key to our success is for you to continue to use these services regularly, so we can continue to contribute to the support of your Parish.

God bless you and thank you for your support!

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

                Fraternal Insurance Counselor for 7873

David Gallagher FIC
(613) 422-3117
22 Woodward cr. Ottawa, K1B3A9

DEGREE DATES:  Please note, other districts may also hold Degrees in 2019~20 go to Ottawa Archdiocesan Assn. website for details

ADMISSION  (First) Degree Exemplification

FORMATION (Second) Degree Exemplification

KNIGHTHOOD  (Third) Degree Exemplification 


PATRIOTIC  (Fourth) Degree Exemplification