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 120 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 Walle Head.
Phone # 783-7042. 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 128 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 3 yearly seminarian scholarships.
& Graduation Scholarships for local students.WE have donated
to the Haiti disaster and 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, Wpg. Ukraine aid.
Phillipian disaster, St Al’s School. St Mary’s
lunch program, Dream builders, Senior Mobility car program,
Parish Children’s Christmas social. A needy Student.
Culture of life fund, Gifts to Priests and Religious, Salvation
Army Kettles. Masses for deceased members and Families.