NEWS from

Bishop John Beahen
Assembly 2230

First Ontario District, Cardinal McGuigan Province
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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BREAKING News April 2023. 

IMPORTANT : change in schedule

Regular Business meeting for  2023 will take place at our regular site (OLMC) at 6:30:00 pm .
You will be informed if a meal is being served, you must register beforehand if you want a meal.

 Please check with Grand Knight or Faithful Navigator before attending any future events which may be cancelled or rescheduled due to some reason.
Online meetings will be used to schedule time and how to sign in and participate.
  Instructions will be sent to you via email with instructions on how to sign on if applicaable.

Due to the difficulty caused by the restrictions of the Covid19 Virus, it has been quite difficult to conduct meetings with the membership.  We have tried to keep everyone up to date but this has not been a very successful arrangement.  The executive had placed e-mail notices wherever possible, including a message asking for members to show their interest in serving on this coming  year's executive.  Little interest was expressed, so when we had collected enough names for each position, we made an executive decision to acclaim those interested in serving on your new executive.  This is not the usual way things are done but, under the circumstances, we felt that this was the best way to carry on under the good of the order and continue to serve the assembly.  We hope you will agree with our decision, and hope and pray that we all will survive these trying days. Please consider we still need your help and guidance to continue with our goals and beliefs as Knights of Columbus.  Thanks to those Knights who did volunteer their services we hope to carry on to the best of our abilities.

Vivat Jesus.



R.I.P for the following 

S/K Bernard Becker   

November 11, 1940 - December 9, 2019 


S/K Joseph B. (Barry) O’Regan  
June 20, 1948 ~ February 27, 2020


S/K Ron Anderson
Aug 30, 1947  -     6 August 2020


S/K Deacon Dan Careau



S/K  Barry Loma  PFN, PGK
  September 1933  ~  20 December 2021

S/K Brian Fleck
1958 ~ December 21, 2021


S/K Kenneth Sanford

Aug 4 1935 ~ Feb 27 2022

S/K Joseph (PAT) Rusheleau PFN
  March 16 1944 ~ June 14 2022

S/K Arthur Niero
February 18, 1923  ~  November 13, 2021
  S/K Murray Ryan
September 14, 1941 ~  December 02, 2022

S/K William (Bill) Leverington
March 5, 1933   ~   March 01, 2023
S/K Roderick L. Macdonald PFN
April 4, 1933   ~   April 04, 2023



Assembly Light Jacket - Personalized

Our assembly is seeking feedback from its members if they are interested in procuring a jacket for personal use.

Select Color

Select Size * ??

Select Emblem * 4th Degree

For Emblem of the Order for the 4th Degree, enter only the name and number of your ASSEMBLY *

Bishop John Beahen 2230

Individual Name Personalization on right chest * 

·        Yes [+$6.00]  Enter your name here if you wish to have your personal name added

·        No

       Aprox $45 U.S. with no name

Qty: 1

This light jacket merges wind- and water-resisting performance with a silky-smooth hand. This unlined piece is easy to wear over base or thermal layers. The shell is 100% polyester and there is a cadet collar with a chin guard. The sleeves are set-in and there is elastic binding at the cuffs and hem. There are two open pockets in the front. It is available in several colours ( Red, Dark Blue, Black, Light Blue} with  the Emblem of the Fourth Degree Emblem on the left chest; your  assembly name and number will be embroidered around the Emblem. 

Optional individual name personalization is available at additional charge. 

Please allow 30 business days for your custom order to be produced.

Suggestions re Jackets:

1.     As these prices are not official and as we all know Supreme charges delivery plus an exchange rate that varies, we must be careful what we charge* and all orders must be paid in advance.

2.     There is a formal order form that must be used for each submission per member that comes from Supreme office.  (  fill it out and give to comptroller

3.     Seeing as how this must be processed by Supreme, the executive have decided if you wish to purchase, we will have the Faithful Comptroller place the order so that the assembly will be charged for the order and the exact cost and any differences in amount + or – be charged/refunded to the member before handing over the jacket.

4.     As to the choice of jacket, if we order the unlined version, I recommend we order one size larger to enable us to wear a sweater under it spring and fall but it can still be wearable in the summer.

5.     If we choose the heavier version then we can’t wear it in mild weather, but we could consider T-shirts as an option.

 Please contact the FN with your thoughts on the subject. eg> should we standardize on colour?

Lets have your input by next meet which will be in March as our regular date is Shrove Tuesday in February, and the hall cannot be used,



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.


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:



Where have you seen this before?  


Do you know where it came from? 


This is a model of the memorial of Christopher Columbus, the original of which is located in Union Station, Washington D.C. and can be seen on the table of the Faithful Navigator at our business meetings.

It was donated by the Knights, approved by Congress, 
and dedicated on June 8,1919.


How did we come by it?



Presented to PFN Michael P. McCarthy


Monthly Business Meeting

Meal is being provided and served by Council   ????? no meal provided presently

 Menu will consist of  Cost only $10.00, welcome to come early 6:00 pm, and enjoy fraternity with other members of our Assembly. 

ATTN Phone Captains: Please contact members on your list and provide me with your meal counts (respond to email).

New Uniform 
(Note old uniform may only be worn only until the end of this Columbian Year June 30, 2019.)

IMPORTANT information re new regalia for Assembly 2230

There are some new rules concerning availibility of means to update currently available regalia including Beret, symbols etc.   See Faithful Navigator  re what is involved.

Regular Business Meetings are held at
Church Hall, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, St. Laurent Blvd.

Regular Business Meeting Nights: 4th Tuesday of each month including dinners, requires advance notice.

Please confirm your attendance in advance with the Faithful Captain .  We must pay for all the meals that are ordered, so please, if you can't make it, let him know at least three days in advance or you will be asked to pay for the meal we have ordered on your behalf.   (Meals are currently priced @ $10.00 each)
 Social 6 ~ 6:30, Dinner 6:30 ~ 7:30, Business Meeting starts at 7:30PM usually ending around 9:00 PM.

N.B. if you haven't reserved your meal with the Faithful Captain beforehand, 
no meal will be provided to you at the meeting..

N.B. Executive meetings are every fourth Tuesday@ 5:30 PM in basement of rectory at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.
If you have changed address, phone number or e-mail, please let Faithful Comptroller  
Emmanuel Ukwu 613-456-6138  know so he can update the Assembly's files.  You can also e-mail information to the Assembly by clicking here.

Membership cards for 2022~ 2023

Cards will be available* at the general meetings @ $40.00 each for 2020 ~ 2021.  You must have a valid 3rd Degree card for the current year to qualify for a new 4th degree card before you are eligible.  Our cards from Supreme office have not arrived yet, we hope to have them available for our November meeting.  
Sir Knights are reminded that under the fourth Degree rules
(differs from Council rules), the Faithful Comptroller may suspend your membership if you fall behind in your dues after ignoring three warnings sent by him to your address.  We have many members who are now in arrears and because we have to pay both Supreme, State, district and the archdiocesan association taxes based upon our membership numbers, our Assembly cannot afford to carry those who are delinquent.  
If you are in financial difficulty, please approach our Faithful Navigator (in confidence) to have your debt resolved.

*Due to Covid19 meeting restrictions, it is suggested to either mail your dues cheque to Emmanuel or call him to make other arrangements.

Plastic name badges are available free to all new members.

 Replacements for lost badges are at cost to the member and must be ordered beforehand.

Brass badges for you or your spouse are available (must  be ordered) at all regular meetings @ $9.00 each (pay in advance).  
Contact Faithful Comptroller 
Emmanuel Ukwu 613-456-6138 for information. click on name

Please be aware that ALL badges must  already be paid for on PICK-UP!

The Knights of Columbus' initiative on Fatherhood is on the Fathers for Good Web site,

S/K David Cupido
Master 1st District 
Marshall 1st District ~
(To send e-mail just click on name)

A 4th Degree exemplification will take place October 14, 2023 in Ottawa at St. Patrick's Basilica. See SK John StJean or our FN for more info.

As supplied to the Assembly as of December 2021

* When supplied to webmaster by the council

Council 5558    Luke Hart (Ottawa)

Wayne Mousseau

Grand Knight


Council 7873    Divine Infant (Orleans)
Paul Bourke Grand Knight 343-550-1740

Council 8008    Centennial  (Annunciation - Beacon Hill)

Paul Soulliere 

Grand Knight


Council 9005    Good Shepherd (Blackburn Hamlet)

Stephen Hughes

Grand Knight


*Council 11278    St. Clements (Ottawa)

*Council 12401    Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Russell)

Council 13049     St. Edith Stein (Rockland)

Patrick Callaghan      

Grand Knight


Council 13701    Resurrection of our Lord (Ottawa)

Maurice MacDonell 

Grand Knight


*Council 14337    St. Lorenzo Ruiz (Ottawa)
   Grand Knight* (Not currently in dist 66)
* Council 16713    St. Peter's (Ottawa)
Grand Knight
* (Not currently in dist 66)

Council 16762    Immaculate Heart of Mary Canada 150

Peter Rinaldi  

Grand Knight


Council 16983 St. Ignatius the Martyr

Brian Schwarz

Grand Knight


Fourth Degree Pro Deo and Pro Patria
(Canada) Scholarships

The Knights of Columbus awards 12 Fourth Degree Pro Deo and Pro Patria (Canada) Scholarships annually.

An applicant must be:

  1. A Canadian student entering his or her first year of university study leading to a baccalaureate degree at a college or university in Canada.

  2. A member in good standing in a Canadian council of the Knights of Columbus, or the son or daughter of such a member or deceased member. (Not limited to Fourth Degree members.)

Each scholarship of $1,500 is awarded on the basis of academic excellence and is renewable each year of undergraduate study, pending satisfactory academic performance, to a total of four years.

Applications may be obtained after Oct. 1 by writing:

Department of Scholarships
Knights of Columbus
PO Box 1670
New Haven, CT 06507-0901

Or using this form.

Completed applications must be received by the Knights of Columbus Department of Scholarships by May 1 of the following year.