December 23, 2014

Christmas Greetings!

Dear Worthy Brothers,

Greetings from the council to you and your dear family members!
My family and I take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry and a Blessed Christmas. We wish you a happy, healthy and a successful New Year.

At this time of the year, let us pray for the brother knights and any of their family members who are unwell. Let us also all pray for world peace and for our Christians, who are being persecuted for their belief and are unable to practice their faith.

Last but not least, thank you for your continuing support to the council in 2014, and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year. If you are travelling out of the province and country, we wish you a bon voyage.
Peace and blessings,

GK - Edwin, Christine, Sheena & Edwina D'Cruz
St. Francis Xavier Council 12067

December 21, 2014

December 21, 2014 Christmas Novena Breakfast

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The breakfast for the Sunday Christmas Novena organized by the Pastor of our parish, was sponsored by the council. The team led by IPGK Joseph Remedios was supported by the youth of our parish, who are essentially children of our council’s knights and as well as brother knights who worked together to cook the breakfast and to serve it to the novena attendees.  

Our grateful thanks and appreciation to all of the volunteers who made an effort to support this event and arrived at 4 a.m to cook the breakfast and to make the arrangements.

December 6, 2014

Council’s activities for the month of December 2014

Council’s activities for the month of December. Please make every effort to attend and support the council’s events.

  • Executive Meeting on Tuesday, 9 December @ 7.30 p.m. in the Upper Hall Coordinator-Edwin D’Cruz.

  • General Meeting on Monday, December 15 @ 7.30 p.m. in the Parish Hall-Coordinator-Edwin D’Cruz.

  • Family Carol Night on Friday, December 12 from 7 p.m. onwards in the Parish Hall-Coordinator-Agnelo Mascarenhas @  agbern@hotmail.com

  • Christmas Party, Sunday, December 7 from 2.30 p.m. in the Parish Hall-Coordinator-Kelvin Netto @ elianetto@hotmail.com. This event is jointly organized and supported by the CWL and KOC.

  • Parish Christmas Novena organized by Msgr. Edgardo Pan, Parish Pastor on Sunday, December 21. Our council will be hosting the breakfast for the novena participants.

November 30, 2014

Community Support

The St. Francis Xavier Council holds a monthly bingo session for senior residents of the Carmel Heights Seniors' Residence, Mississauga.. DGK Patrick Bajcar along with brother knights Sunil and Carlo conducted the November bingo session.


Donation to the Parish Resource Library
St. Francis Xavier Council 12067 recently donated DVD's and books to the newly set-up St. Francis Xavier Parish Resource Library. The items were presented to Alice Lim on behalf of the council by Edwin D'Cruz, GK and Sunil Mudalige, Council Librarian.

November 24, 2014

Brothers Edgar Dias & John Tavares being presented appreciation plaques for being members of the KOC for 25 years by GK Edwin D'Cruz and DGK Patrick Bajcar.

St. Francis Xavier Council presented an appreciation plaque to Bob and Linda Rabitto of Trutone Electronics who have been supporting the council for many years by way of donating to our council held events.

November 11, 2014

Family Carol Night

Bring along your family, join all your Brother Knights & their families
for our annual
Family Carol Night
Date:               Friday, December 12, 2014
Time:               After the 7:00 PM mass
Venue:             St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall
Adults:             $10
Kids 5–10 yrs:    $5 
Kids below 5:     Free

Tickets will be available at our November General Meeting.
If you would like to be part of the organizing committee for this event please contact Agnelo Mascarenhas, Event Chair at agbern@hotmail.com or 905 564 0979
St. Francis Xavier Parish, Mississauga held its first Mix and Mingle event which was jointly supported and organized by the CWL Council 3067 and our Council. Msgr. Edgardo Pan, Parish Pastor being presented with a cheque for $2,130 by CWL President Mabel Rodrigues and GK Edwin D'Cruz which will be utilized towards the church debt reduction.



Ida Spagnolo, a long standing parishioner from St. Francis Xavier Parish being presented with an appreciation plaque by the Grand Knight Edwin D'Cruz for her dedication and valued support over the years to the Blood Donor Clinic and Squires' Bake Sale. Also seen in the photo is Bro. Vince Spagnolo, son of Ida and a member of our council.

October 29, 2014

Plaque Presentation

An Appreciation Plaque was recently presented to G. A. Paper officials Yasmine Elgammal and Don Gonsalves, who have been supporting the council for many years.

October 5, 2014

Life Chain October 5, 2014

Whatever you did for one of the least of these…you did for me” (MATT. 25:40)

September 4, 2014


DGK Patrick Bajcar is arranging to pray the rosary and we hope that brother knights can be there for around 7.30 p.m.

Resting at the Highland Funeral Home 3280 Sheppard Ave. East (Warden and Sheppard) with visitation from 5 - 9 p.m. Friday, September 5th

Funeral Service/ Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 6th at St. Joseph's Church, 200 Morrish Rd. Toronto. 
Interment Christ the King Cemetery, 7770 Steeles Ave. East, Markham, Ontario.

Donations to Seven Oaks Long Term Care Home (9 Neilson Road, Toronto) or Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.

September 1, 2014

Blood Donor Clinic - August 2014

I am pleased to inform you that our recently concluded Blood Donor Clinic event at the parish hall was indeed successful and encouraging trend wise.

We noted that there were a number of knights from our council who kindly donated their blood, including a few first timers. It was also noted that family members (spouses, daughters and sons) of our knights donated blood. We are very grateful to all of our donors who took the time and made the effort to attend the parish and the CBS, Heartland clinics.

There were 54 (77 in Feb) donors in total and the CBS collected 35 (44 units in Feb) of blood. A unit of blood when divided into components save 3 lives, thus the 35 units collected at our clinic will help 105 patients at our local hospital.

Our grateful thanks to Brother Priyal Jayasinghe who was the Chair for this event. Our thanks also go to all the knights who assisted with the sign-up for the event over several weekends, phone calls made to blood donor registrants and making themselves present on Saturday to support Brother Priyal. 

Our thanks also go to Msgr. Edgardo Pan, Parish Pastor and Joanita Miranda from the office for the support provided.

Our Director PR Brother Luis Gomes will be uploading some of the photos on our web site. Please visit the web site @ http://kofc12067.blogspot.ca/. Please also take a moment to visit the KOC Ontario State web site and click under Friday File. The address is http://www.ontariokofc.ca/


Edwin D'Cruz
Grand Knight and the Executive Team
St. Francis Xavier Council 12067

August 17, 2014

Vita Centre donation

The St. Francis Xavier Council 12067 recently made a donation of $400 to the Vita Centre as part of it community support program for the new fraternal year. Edwin D’Cruz, Grand Knight of the council is seen handing over the donation cheque to Tanya Pereira-Volunteer Manager and Susan Pereira-Program Manager of the Vita Centre.

July 29, 2014

13th Annual Golf Tournament Report

Dear Worthy Brothers,
I am pleased to let you know, though belated, that our recently concluded 13th Annual Golfing Tournament was a resounding success. The tournament took place on Saturday, July 12th at the Hornby Glen Golf Course, under clear blue skies and with the sun shining down on all participants (unlike the previous year when we got rained out on several occasions).
The renamed winning plaque CGK Mathew Rodrigues Memorial Trophy was won by Bro. Stephen Goodman (from our council) and his team of Steve Caloran, Mark O’Mara & Paul Walker.  Well done Stephen and Team!
We also welcomed Maureen Rodrigues (spouse of CGK Mathew Rodrigues), daughter Michele, son-in-law Cedric and grandkids  Adelaide & Noah, who joined all of us for supper and the distribution of the prizes and the winning raffle tickets.
On behalf of the executive committee, our grateful thanks to PGK Valens, Chair (second year running) and to his hard working committee of brother knights. They worked hard on obtaining hole sponsorships, raffle prizes, silent auction items and other items to make the event a highly successful one, both in terms of enjoyment coupled with fraternity, amongst the brother knights and closing the event with a bottom line of over $4,000.00.  Well done Team and keep up the good work.
Our grateful thanks to all of our sponsors who contributed both in cash and kind, to the brothers knights from our council for their generous donation of gifts including silent auction items. To all of the participants from our council and the other councils, SABA Assembly & other Assemblies and all other participants, our sincere and grateful thanks. Out thanks also go to the volunteers (knights and others) who assisted prior to and on the day of the tournament.
Our hole & card sponsors were: REMAX Realty (Bro. Reynold Sequeira), Fraternal Advisor-Bro. Alan Pires, Bro. Nicholas D’Souza, Bro. Felipe-Rey & Family, Bro. Steve Goodman Team, John Stephan, Olympia Tile & Stone, Ronald A. Chisholm Ltd., 407 ETR,  Erin Park-Lexus, Base International Traders, Tahir Mehmood-TD Canada Trust, Harvey Rosenfeld Podiatrist,  G.A. Paper International, Enervac Corporation, Dr. Preeti Jani, Deloitte Canada, Iris Technologies, Shoppers Drug Mart-(5425 Creditview Rd., Mississauga), Millennium Credrisk Management, Prime Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation & Canaccord Genuity-Scruton Wealth Management.
Finally, the photos and sponsors names have already been uploaded on our council’s web site and can be seen at www.kofc12067.blogpsot.ca
Edwin D'Cruz
Grand Knight and the Executive Team
St. Francis Xavier Council 12067

July 21, 2014

Icon of the Immaculate Conception Prayer Program

On Wednesday, July 16 which was the first day of the Icon of the Immaculate Conception Prayer Program, we were honoured by the presence of the Fourth Degree Knights, our Associate Pastor Fr. Susairaj, who prayed the novena mass, District Deputy Joseph Zielinski & District Warden Vivian Pereira. The rosary was conducted by the St.  Francis Xavier Catholic Women’s League.

On behalf of the Executive Committee, our grateful thanks to our Associate Pastor Fr. Susaiuraj, Fourth Degree Knights (who were largely from our council), the various prayer groups taking part in the program, and last but not least. the brother knights, their families and parishioners for their support and participation.

Thank you to Bro. Mike Hessing and his supportive team of brother knights for making all the arrangements for the Icon program.

Best regards,

Bro. Edwin D'Cruz

July 7, 2014


WGK Edwin, Brothers and Guests,

Our 13th Annual Golf Tournament is all set for tomorrow Saturday, July 12th at Hornby Glen Golf Course.

Hornby Glen:
8286 Hornby Rd, Halton Hills, ON L0P
(905) 878-3421
Location Map

Registration begins at 10:30 am and will close by 11:30 am so we can get started on time.

Our "Free Putting" contest will start at 10:30 am where you have a chance to win $50, $20, $10, $5 by landing on these bills. You will get two free putts/balls for this contest. Additional putts are available for $2 for two balls.

The entrance fee you paid for this tournament was at cost, so all the revenue we raise for the charities we support (including Dr. Simone's - Feed the Children) come from our ad sponsorship, raffles and silent auction. We have a lot of raffle prizes to give away so please purchase your raffles ($10 for 5 tickets or an arms length for $20) from Brothers Steve Goodman, Tibush Quadros and Edwina D'Cruz. If you will not be staying for dinner, you can still partake in both the raffle and silent auction (Samsung Tablet 10.1 & Blue Jays Tickets) by providing your name and phone number on your raffle tickets, or silent auction sheets.

On behalf of council 12067 and our 2014 committee, I would like to thank-you for supporting our annual golf tournament.

Looking forward to a fantastic day on the golf course!!


Valens Almeida
2014 Tournament Chair

June 15, 2014

Father's Day BBQ June 15, 2014

On a clear blue sky day with the temperature ranging in the early 20s, it was the perfect setting for a Father's Day BBQ. This is an annual event which the council has been having for several years now, whereby the BBQ is offered after the 10.30 a.m. and 12 noon

The brother knights commenced the prep work a couple of days earlier in purchasing the burgers, sausages, buns, condiments ,pop, water and other essential items required to make the BBQ hugely successful.

On Sunday morning, the brother knights along with PGK Gabriel Ogundele and PGK Fred Gamboa event Chair/Co-Chair commenced the preparation of the burgers and sausages and set up the music system along with some tables and chairs to enjoy the beautiful outdoor weather. 

The event was supported by the parishioners, families of the brother knights and well wishers of the parish and council. The net proceeds of this event will be donated to the Vita Manor, Mississauga. For more information on Vita Manor, please visit their web site http://www.vitamanor.org/

Our grateful thanks to the PGKs Gabriel and Fred, Chair and Co-Chair, IPGK Joseph and to our community of brother knights who formed part of the BBQ Team, working with dedication, zeal and camaraderie. The Squires Executive & the Counsellors also provided good support to the brother knights throughout the morning by promoting the event to the parishioners and then assisting with the BBQ. 

Well done to all of the brother knights who generously volunteered their precious time in the preparation of the tickets, posters, sale of tickets during Masses, set-up of the BBQ area, purchase of items, preparing the BBQ, manning the cash station and cleaning-up after the event.

June 9, 2014

Columbia - June 2014

Sloop John T Singing Group - Volunteer Hours

Dear Worthy Brothers,

I am pleased to re-introduce you to a volunteer choir group of brother knights and spouses of brother knights from our Council and other non-council members, who form part of the overall group. This group has been in existence for several years but has kept a low profile with the good work that they do and enjoy. This talented group of singers and musicians bring joy to the residents and seniors at the Carmel Heights and Mississauga Extendicare on a monthly basis. I am pleased to append the names of the choir group members below.
KofC members
- John Tavares
- Victor D’Souza
- Luis Gomes
- Reynold Sequeira
- Errol Fernandez (Christ the King church)
Spouses of KofC members:
- Elia Netto
- Treena DeSouza
- Judith Marion
- Anita Fernandez
- Audrey DeCosta
- Irwin DeSouza
- Paul Menezes
- Louella Fernandes
- Joannie Mitchell
- Linda Sequeira

They were recently awarded a certificate of appreciation by Mississauga Extendicare. Please join me in congratulating the choir group for their valuable support to our Mississauga community.  


Edwin D'Cruz
Grand Knight

May 22, 2014

March for Life - 2014

Knights from the St. Francis Xavier Council 12067 along with parishioners and family members attended the March for Life event held recently in Ottawa.

May 13, 2014

Golf Practice Sessions

"Would you like to check out what Tiger Woods does so well? Have you handled an Ice/field hockey stick or a Cricket bat? Now is your chance to handle a golf club and give it a go!  Join our practice sessions at the Joshua Golf Range located on Burnhamthorpe/Ninth Line starting Wednesday May 14, 2014 and every Wednesdays 7 – 8pm. Bro. Luis and others will be available to show you some fundamentals of the Golf swing. Golf clubs and golf balls will be available...all that is required is for you to show up. Brothers with sons in the Squires and their Councillors are all welcomed! It would  be awesome to have a Squires four-some playing in our Golf Tournament." All queries please contact Bro. Valens chair for the Golf Tournament 905 507 8773


May 12, 2014

The St. Vincent de Paul Society held its bi-annual bundle-up event at the St. Francis Xavier parish on May 10/11 which coincided with Mother's Day.
St. Francis Xavier Council brother knights provided assistance during the weekend masses to collect the items donated by the parishioners and place them in the truck. The council also provided coffee and donuts to the helpers.
Edwin D'Cruz, Grand Knight of the Council is seen here with the SDVP members

Two Kids for a Change, a Mississauga based charity run by the young Sequeira brothers were given a donation of $250 by our Council 12067. The charity was set-up a few years ago to provide assistance to underprivileged families.

The Francis Xavier Council 12067 made a donation of a $1,000 to two deserving seminarians selected by the St. Augustine's Seminary, Toronto. Our council has been supporting the seminarians for over a decade. The two seminarians are seen in the photo with Edwin D'Cruz, Grand Knight and Fr. Peter Marr, Vice Rector.

April 21, 2014

Easter Greetings from the Grand Knight

Dear Worthy Brother Knights,

On behalf of the Executive and I, I take this opportunity to wish each of you and your dear family members, Easter Greetings. Let the Risen Lord bless us and keep us all under his constant protection. Enjoy and be safe.

Please take a few moments from your busy life to pray for the brother knights and their family members who are unwell and/or recovering from an illness. Remember also and pray for the success and well being of those brother knights who are looking for new work opportunities.

Pope Francis writes, “To remember what God has done and continues to do for me, for us, to remember the road we have travelled; this is what opens our hearts to hope for the future.” Pope Francis reminds us often that it is not “me” but “us” who moves along to God and an eternity of happiness.

The above is an extract from the Father Michael J. McGivney Guild newsletter-March-April-issue 2. If you would like to join the guild please go to:


Edwin D'Cruz
Grand Knight and the Executive Team
St. Francis Xavier Council 12067

April 12, 2014

2nd Degree Exemplification Brothers Troy, Gabriel & David April 8, 2014

March 31, 2014

Breakfast after All Night Vigil

A thank-you message from our Parish Pastor: In the name of the parish I would like to thank the Knights of Columbus for organizing the all-night vigil. 
 Msgr. Pan

March 14, 2014

Check out page 21 of 36 on the movie "Son of God" the perfect must see movie for Lent.

March 13, 2014

Holy Week Ushering

Please sign up for the Holy Week Ushering  Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday,  a Binder with the signup sheet will be placed in the Sacristy from Sunday March 16th 2014 or you can email edwin.dcruz@bmo.comstephen.harvey@sympatico.ca or talweyn@rogers.com  and confirm your participation.

March 3, 2014


Ash Wednesday March 5. Mass Times: 8am, 12noon & 7pm

March 2, 2014

Fraternal Activity Night – “Unity” - Belated posting

On Friday, January 24th Council #12067 held our second Fraternal Activity Night (FAN) with a theme around “Unity”. We had 72 brothers who came out for some good old fun. Everyone warmed up to the music of Brothers Alan and Walter and their gang of Friday night jammers. After a few warm up stretches, the gang of merry men got even more relaxed dancing to the chicken dance.
During the evening, a few brothers shared their business services and products which turned out to be very interesting. We received information about cruise vacations, mortgages, wood-working posts/spindles, real-estate/condos, music education/bands, project management and legal advice. We will showcase another session in the future possibly dedicated to business ventures, entrepreneurship and mentoring on how to get started with your own business.

After dinner the games begun, brothers played ping-pong, Texas-holdem, participated in a horse race and enjoyed an evening of fraternity.

Thanks to the committee comprising of brothers, PGK Gabriel, Rudolph, Mario, Alvin, Pepito, Hilary, Alan, Victor, Trevorlyn and working behind the scenes Joseph D.

Thanks to Bro. Vivian’s wife Florence who prepared us a scrumptious roast beef dinner!

We are all looking forward to our next FAN coming soon.

Bro. Valens Almeida