Fr. Delaere Council #
Fr. Delaere Knights of Columbus Council is an active organization of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Instituted on October 8, 1961, Fr. Delaere Council was the first Ukrainian Catholic Council in Saskatchewan. The council with a current membership of over 114 serves Church, State and community in a true spirit of Unity, Charity, Fraternity and Patriotism
Fr. Delaere is a very active council, having hosted numerous State events such as curling, bowling and State Conventions. A right arm of the church, council has engaged in such projects as air conditioning and a ramp for the church, carpeting of the church steps, initial and continued contributions to St. Mary’s Cultural Centre, support of St. Michael’s Camp and a $100,000 contribution to Yorkton Catholic Schools. As Knights it is our duty to work for God by living a self disciplined life style, obeying the laws of the Church, the Country and the community. Current Grand Knight is Steve Popowich (Phone # 783-5441). Practicing Catholic gentlemen, age 18 and over, are most welcome to join the Council. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month, beginning at 7:00 P.M. at the Council chambers at St. Mary’s Cultural Centre. Please feel free to pick up a copy of the "Delaerean" monthly publication as you visit St Mary's Church. As Knights it is our duty to work for God by living a self disciplined lifestyle, obeying the laws of the Church, the country and the community. The Council also supports both the local and larger community through a variety of charitable works. Meals on wheels are delivered every Monday by our volunteers. Council Membership is now 114 members. Our fundraisers at this time are bingo, Charity Appeal ticket sales and Breakfasts. This year the breakfasts have served as an opportunity to recognize our Priests. We have provided 1 yearly seminarian scholarship & Graduation Scholarships for local students. We have donated to Habitat for Humanity fund. We hosted the Insurance Agent, The District Deputy and the Priests of the Redemptorist community at a “wine and cheese social”. A memorial service for K.C. deceased members was held in November. A nativity Display was erected in December. We provide funds to School and summer camps. Donations also provided to St. Mary’s Cultural center, Welcome Home in Winnipeg, Ukraine aid, St Alphonsus School, St Mary’s lunch program, Dream builders, Senior Mobility car program, Culture of life fund and Gifts to Priests and Religious. We also have Divine Liturgies for deceased members and Families.