SEKENGER MESSENGER Knights of Columbus Brunswick, Maine

Knights of Columbus
Brunswick, Maine USA
Sekenger Council #1947
Rev. William J. Dauphin SM, Assembly #1431
October 2013 / Volume 30 / No. 5
Our Lady of
the Rosary
Luke, Evangelist
Simon and Jude,
Sept 30th CCI meeting at 6:00 pm
Oct 2nd Officers Meeting at 6:00 pm
Oct 2nd Council Meeting at 7:00 pm
The Sekenger Messenger is printed monthly at:
2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick, Maine 04011
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Webmaster: Brother Knight Tom Legare Email:
Grand Knight’s Corner
September Knight of the Month:
Ryan Doherty
September Family of the Month:
Lynn Toussant & George Lamarre
Our Principles
All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles:
Charity - Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus
show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food
pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who
choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is
no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.
Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can
accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t
mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of
Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life
better in your parish and community.
Fraternity – The Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide
assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The
Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do individual Knights, who last year gave more
than 10 million hours of their time to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families. In the Knights of
Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another.
Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos,
Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in
standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their
nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.
Lounge renovations donations as of October 1, 2013
David Toth, Omer Gagne, Rick Lewis, John Valore, Anonymous, PJ Lyons, Tom Michaud, Doug
Phinney, Wayne Zazeski, Porky Lavoie, Bruce Talbot, Robert Labbe, Thomas Elliot Jr., Robert Labbe
in memory of Arthur J. Labbe, Irene Ouelette in memory of Maurice Ouelette (2x), Bob Thibeault in
memory of Rudolphe L Bouchard, Joseph Kachinski, Andrew Bouchard, Gerard Menard, Lee Gagne,
Dick & Carol Lancaster (4x), Mary Coffin, George Beaulieu (3x), Richard Lancaster Jr., Lucille Caron in
memory of Al, J Roger Gerrish (3x), Joe & Grace Fodera, Herman J. Boudreau (2x), Eric Thibodeau,
Gabrielle Marquis and Family in memory of Russell, Joe Burden, Carole A Thibeault in memory of
Emile Thibeault, Gertrude Labbe in memory of Claude Labbe, In memory of my dad Joe Pelletier, The
John Valore Family in memory of Lorraine Valore, Ron & Lana Fluet, Anonymous in memory of Stoney
Dionne, In memory of Raymond Lavoie by his wife Rolande, Regis LeClair, Mike Conrad, and in
memory of Maurice Lacharity by his wife Jacqueline, Steve Obrin, In memory of Roger Belanger from
Roger Gerrish, Norma J Bouchard in memory of Rodolphe, Thomas Elliot (2x), Joan & Ted Wilson.
Dennis Flaherty, Henrietta Coulombe in memory of Zeke.
Much more has to be done, so please keep the donations coming!
Thank you C.C.I. and Sekenger Council #1431
Columbus Club Inc. (CCI)
CCI Chairmen: Adam Talbot / Tony Coulombe
Events Co-ordinator: Yvonne Coulombe
Entertainment: Wayne Zazeski / Rick Lewis
Events Set-up: Tony Coulombe
Lounge Hours
Mon – Thurs 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm or unless special events occur
Fri 12:30 to 11:00 pm / Sat 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sun 12:00 when special events occur
K of C Insurance Corner
Gregory A. White
State Field Agent
4 Oak Street #4
Brunswick, Maine 04011
Pray about it and let
us know if you have
the call and
Mr. Berni Biegeleisen, FICF
General Agent
445 Main Street
2nd Floor NE
Norway, Maine
Football in the Lounge
Lounge opens at 12:00 noon
October 13th against New Orleans Saints @ 4:25 pm
October 20th against New York Jets @ 1:00 pm
2014 Barbecue Committee
A meeting will be held on Weds. Oct 23, 2013 @ 6:30. Come be part
of the planning of our first annual BBQ Fest. We need members to
come and bring some great ideas. See you at the Council Hall.
4th Degree Meeting - October 16, 2013
6:30 PM - Opening Ceremony
Friday Night Dinner – Oct 18th
5-6 pm Happy hour – Dinner served between 6 and 7 pm
Baked stuff haddock
Baked Potato
Toss salad
$8.00 per dinner - RSVP by Oct 13th – call Council at 729-6552
We are in need of a member or a member’s wife to take over the
Bingo Kitchen. Serving in this capacity would be every other
month on Tuesdays. FMI please call the Council at 729-6552
Eric Thibodeau – Bingo Chair
Please submit all information,
articles, announcements and
pictures by the 20th of each month
for the following month. Send to
the following address:
Cursillos is a three-day period of spiritual
renewal stressing the dynamic,
communitarian, and personalistic aspects of
the Christian faith. The cursillo de
cristianidad (Spanish: "little course in
Christianity"), founded in 1949 by Bishop
Juan Hervas of Ciudad Real, Spain, brings
together a group of men or women from
different races, educational backgrounds,
and economic and social status for spiritual
exercises conducted by a team of priests
and laymen. The exercises are centered on
the celebration of the mass and include a
series of talks (5 meditations and 5 lessons
on Christian doctrine given by the priests; 10
lessons in which the lay members of the
team make practical applications of the
doctrine), each followed by small group
discussions and fellowship.
Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place
to renew, rebuild and redeem
hearts broken by abortion.
Weekend retreats offer you a
supportive, confidential and nonjudgmental environment where
women and men can express,
release and reconcile painful postabortive emotions to begin the
process of restoration, renewal
and healing.
Upcoming Cursillo weekends:
Women’s Oct 31 – Nov 3, 2013
April 24 – 27, 2014
Call Paul at 443-9640
“There is only one problem on which all my existence, my peace, my happiness depend: to
discover myself in discovering God. If I find Him I will find myself and if I find my true self I will find
Him.” Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation
From a sermon by Saint Bernard, abbot
(Sermo 5 de diversis, 4-5; Opera omnia. Edit. Cisterc. 6, 1 [1970] 103-104)
The stages of contemplation
Let us take our stand on secure ground, leaning with all our strength on Christ, the most
solid rock, according to the words: He set my feet on a rock and guided my steps. Thus
firmly established, let us begin to contemplate, to see what he is saying to us... and what
reply we ought to make to his charges.
The first stage of contemplation, my dear brothers, is constantly to consider what God
wants, what is pleasing to him, and what is acceptable in his eyes. We all offend in many
things; our strength cannot match the rectitude of God’s will, being neither one with it nor
wholly in accord with it; let us then humble ourselves under the powerful hand of the most
high God and be concerned to show ourselves unworthy before his merciful gaze, saying:
Heal me, Lord, and I shall be healed; save me and I shall be saved. And again, Lord have
mercy on me; heal my soul because I have sinned against you.
Once the eye of the soul has been purified by such considerations we no longer abide
within our own spirit in a sense of sorrow, but abide rather in the Spirit of God with great
delight. No longer do we consider what is the will of God for us, but rather what it is in
itself. For our life is in his will. Thus we are convinced that what is according to his will is
in every way more advantageous and fitting for us. And so, concerned as we are to
preserve the life of our soul, we should be equally concerned, insofar as we can, not to
deviate from his will.
Thus having made some progress in our spiritual exercise under the guidance of the Spirit
who searches the deep things of God, let us reflect how sweet is the Lord and how good
he is in himself; in the words of the prophet let us pray to see God’s will; no longer shall
we frequent our own hearts but his temple. At the same time we shall say: My soul is
humbled within me, therefore I shall be mindful of you.
The whole of the spiritual life consists of these two elements. When we think of ourselves,
we are perturbed and filled with a salutary sadness. And when we think of the Lord, we are
revived to find consolation in the joy of the Holy Spirit. From the first we derive fear and
humility, from the second hope and love.
“In our creation, God asked a question and in our truly living; God answers the question.”
― Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation
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12 Lucille Fournier
12 Daughters of Isabella
12 Roland Bouchard
12 C. Matthew Rich
12 In memory of Ralph Handly
12 Jerry & Valencia Menard
12 Henriette Coulombe (In memory of Zeke)
12 Jacqueline A. Lacharite (In memory of Maurice)
12 Patricia Labbe
12 Maurice Pelletier
12 Kay E. George (In memory of Dick)
12 Steve Hassett
12 Remi & Terry Bouchard
12 Lucille Caron (In memory of Albert Caron)
12 Jackie Drapeau (In memory of Louis Drapeau)
13 Ron & Lena Fluet
13 Richard Lancaster, Sr.
13 Sharon Belanger (In memory of Roger)
13 Priscilla Belanger
13 Thomas Elliot, Jr.
13 Steve O’Brin, Jr.
13 George & Alice Morrow
13 In memory of William Morrow
13 Ray & Georgette Duval
13 Herman J Boudreau
13 Wilma Sarna (In memory of John)
13 Annette Paradis (In memory of Bob)
13 Alvina Menard
13 Dante B. DiEdwardo
13 Dick & Connie Lamarre
13 Dennis Barrett, Sr.
13 Allen Oakes (In memory of Earl & Hazel Oakes)
13 Irene Ouellette (In memory of Maurice)
13 Marie Dehetre (In memory of Real)
13 J. Roger & Joan Gerrish
13 Sandy & Carol Huey
13 George & Simonne Tetu
13 Priscille Bernier (In memory of Sam)
13 Gerry & Valencia Menard
13 Norma Bouchard (In memory of Rodolphe)
13 Emile & Simone Racine
13 George & Louise Beaulieu
13 Richard Lancaster, Jr.
13 Steve Hassett
13 Jaqueline A Lacharite (In memory of Maurice)
13 Patricia Labbe
13 Kay E. George (In memory of Dick)
13 Jackie Drapeau (In memory of Louis)
13 Maurice Pelletier & The Nadeau’s
13 Ben Walker & Family
14 Patricia Labbe
14 Maurice Pelletier & The Nadeau’s
Support Our Troops
Purchase a 3x5 flag with ground mount $20.00
Get a car magnet “ Support our Troops” $5.00
Contact Judy and Ken Gorby
2 Westminister Ave
Brunswick, Maine 04011
Ken at
All proceeds go to our Troops!
Visit God regularly
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Contact Yvonne @
Greetings to all my Brother Knights and your families,
I ask that if anyone has any manual wheelchairs and walkers that you do not need anymore, or
want to dispose of them, Please before you dispose of them, contact me either via Email @ or call me @ 207-333-0859
Because I started a business called Nikki's Wheels. What I do is repair, refurbish, and resell the
units, and I am always looking for donations.
God Bless you all
Vivat Jesus
Normand Bisson – Tompsham, Maine
5p Happy hour
6p Recognition Night
October 2013
5p Happy Hour
6-7p Friday Night
Knights of Columbus #1947
6:30p 4th Degree Meeting
Opening Ceremony
6:30p 2014 Barbecue
Committee meeting
Jessica Walker