We have had elections on June 25th please see the new executive listed under "Executive".  Thanks to the outgoing executive, to those staying on and to our new members.  There are still vacancies, so be a good Knight and consider running for a vacant spot!

IMPORTANT : change in schedule

Regular Business meetings have had to be cancelled due to  current threat of "COVID19."

As per Supreme and State, all meetings, travel and events are cancelled until further notice. Please check with Grand Knight or Faithful Navigator before attending any future events which are also cancelled or rescheduled due to same reason.

The following message should be read by all.  We should be grateful for those people who have taken up the challenge that we all have taken as a promise when we were installed as a Knight of Columbus.  God bless them.  Many people have talked about it, many people have thought about it but only a few have taken action.  God bless those who are part of the solution because if you are not part of the solution you must be part of the problem.  Take the time to contact a few of your brothers, just a phone call will show them you care. It can make a whole lot of difference to everyone's health and trust that we do not stand alone, and that we care.  Remember to not be taken in by rumours or false advice, pay attention to our health authorities.  
Following is the message sent out by our executive. 

Worthy Brother Knights,

As we all know, our entire country is dealing with the world wide Coronavirus Pandemic {COVID-19}.
Our own community of Ottawa is attempting to address this with care and compassion.

Our Council would also like to do our part in the safe keeping of our community. In addition to observing the protocols of our various Ministers of Health and Chief Medical Officers, (example: “social distancing”, frequent hand washing and 'self isolation' etc) we want to help one another.

In particular, we want to reach out to any knights and their families who need assistance. In saying this I am really encouraged to see one of our newest Knights, Br Sean Curran, has kindly offered to deliver groceries, pharmacy supplies etc to those who require such help. Inspired by Br Sean's example, we urge any other Knights or family members with urgent needs to contact Br Sean at 613 255-2942. 
You may get in touch with any of the following:

Brother Paul Bourke at 343 550-1740 or email
Br Terry O'Donnell at 613 424-1880
Br Guy Savard at 613 824-9715
Br Paul Boutette at 613 837-9258

So ... if you need immediate help, or simply want the support of brother Knights (even though we cannot unfortunately engage in social visits to your homes due to Covid -19 restrictions), please contact me or my brother Knights listed above!

Finally:  If you or if you know of a brother Knight who is able to give some time to assist with phoning brother Knights or making deliveries, please let me know.

During these very difficult times we wish you all good health and many blessings. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and with your love ones.

Paul Bourke
GK. Council 7873

Divine Infant Sunday Mass Registration


Please Read: Important Registration Instructions

  1. To facilitate our parish re-opening and to help ensure we abide by provincial safety and social distancing recommendations, Divine Infant is adopting a Sunday Mass Registration system.

  2. Each Mass has capacity for 111 parishioners.

  3. You will need to register for Sunday Mass each week. Registration will be open from Monday 5pm to Friday 7pm each week.

  4. Your registration details will be verified by ushers as you enter the church. Each week's registration details will be deleted on the following Monday in preparation for that week's registration.

  5. Each registration is limited to a maximum of 10 people per household. Available seats per Mass will be shown for each Mass option. Once a Mass' capacity has been reached, it will no longer be selectable.

  6. Those scheduled to serve for a given Mass as an Usher, a Lector or a Sacristan do not have to register, however members of their household attending with them will have to register.

  7. If you need to reserve seating for more than 10 people (number of people per one household), you may register again and submit an additional form. You may use the same email address. To reload the survey, simply refresh the page. Remember to include yourself in the overall number.

  8. If you are registering on behalf of someone who may not have an email address or access to the internet, please use your own email address, but fill out the contact details for the person or household you are registering for.

  9. If applicable, please include the first names of those attending Mass with you, separated by commas.

  10. Finally, you will receive an email from confirming your Mass Registration form selections. If you need to edit your registration information after you have submitted, refer to that email and click the "Edit your response" link. Please be sure emails from this address are not directed to your Spam folder. If using Gmail, these emails may default to your Updates folder.

    While you cannot delete a submitted form, if you can no longer come to Mass, you may edit your submission and select 0 (zero) as the number of seats needed.


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.

S/K Joseph B. (Barry) O’Regan

June 20, 1948 ~ February27, 2020

It is with much regret that we inform our members of the recent death of S/K Joseph (Barry) O’Regan a Past Grand Knight of Council 7873 and member of Bishop John Beahen Assembly 2230.

Our deepest condolences to his widow Camilla and his family and friends.  He will be missed by his many friends and co-workers.  He was a tireless worker, dedicated Knight and a devoted father and grandfather.

A celebration of his life is planned for Friday March 13th at
 "The "NeXT Restaurant" 6400 Hazeldean Rd. Stittsville, ON, starting at 7PM.  It will be an informal gathering where friends will gather to pay their respects to his family. The Knights will gather shortly thereafter, for a short prayer service to honour a respected and loyal member who was always willing to lend a hand. Barry will be sorely missed by those who knew him.

A funeral will be held on Saturday March 14th at 11am at

 St. Leonard’s church, 5332 Long Island Road in Manotick ON.


Desmond M. Curley 
August 1942  ~  March 2020

Brother Knight Des Curley passed away after a long illness.  His wife's (Diane) death preceded him. 

The council offers our deepest condolences to his daughter Janice (Grenier).

Visitation will be at the Heritage funeral home 1250 Trim Road on Thursday March 12 from 5 to 9pm.

The funeral will take place on Friday March 13th  at Divine Infant church  where Mass will be at 1:30 PM


Bud Chura
June 22,1937   ~    June 15, 2020

It is with a sad heart that we inform you of the passing of our Worthy Brother, Bud Chura.
Bud passed away Monday afternoon, June 15.

Bud was a personal friend of many of us and, although he suffered a great deal these last few years, he is now at rest in the arms of our loving Jesus.
Our sincere condolences to his widow, Pat and her sons Peter and Paul and family.
Please keep Brother Bud, and his family in your prayers at this time.

As you can appreciate, funeral arrangements have been difficult throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, and details at this time are scant, so if we get additional details, we will pass them on.

We understand that there will be a graveside service, once cremation has taken place.


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..  
A person may NOT 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 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 at the subsequent meeting will require a seconder, a discussion that follows and always requires a two thirds majority to be accepted.


 Wednesday, See this site re future events due to Covid 19, 2020


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



Thanks for those who attended, we all had a good time.





As Knights of Columbus the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade provides a wonderful opportunity to show Ottawa that we are an active fraternal charity organization within our community.  In particular for the 4thDegree as the Visible Arm of the Order, leading the parade offers the avenue for great exposure. Councils are also invited to bring their members with families and Council banners to fill the ranks of Knights of Columbus walking.

Parade Details:

Formation:  The Knights are to meet in the main lobby of City Hall by 10:15 a.m.

Parade Time: The parade will start at 11:00 am, and finish at approximately 12:30 pm.

Parade Route: The Knights will line up at the corner of Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue. At 11:00 a.m., it will move westward to Bank Street, then South on Bank Street to Lansdowne Park.

Parking:  Parking is available at City Hall and Lansdowne Park (underground) for a fee.  Therefore carpooling by participants is recommended.

Busing: Free shuttle school buses will operate between Lansdowne Park and Ottawa City Hall starting at 8:30 am.

Questions about KofC participation in the Parade may be directed to: Sir Knight Michael Ferrigan,  Assemblée Cartier Assembly 860 by telephone at 613 230 2713 or by E-mail at

 Party: The Grand Irish Party will be sponsored by the Irish Society Parade Committee in the Aberdeen Pavilion Lansdowne Park from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.

Note: There will be an admission charge and tickets are limited.  For additional information or purchase of tickets in advance, see: or  For additional information respecting the Ottawa Irish Festival and the Parade see:


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.".

“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

Please note District 66, and other districts may also hold original format Degrees
during 2020~until June30th.

 Be advised that starting in January 2020, there will be a NEW Degree which will replace all current three primary admission, formation and knighthood degrees.  Robes are NOT used.
The fourth Degree where the Patriotic degree takes place and where the sword will be used to knight the candidates.
NOTE: the new format is open for the public to witness, including wives and non-catholics alike who may attend the ceremony which will last for about 35 mintes.
See Archdiocesan Assn. website for details

ADMISSION  (First) Degree Exemplification

FORMATION (Second) Degree Exemplification

KNIGHTHOOD  (Third) Degree Exemplification 


PATRIOTIC  (Fourth) Degree Exemplification