Council News


District Deputy Message for January 2020

January, the start of a new calendar year.

The start of a new year should be a start to new beginnings. New beginnings in our life. New beginnings within our councils. What do you mean new beginnings in our council? We have our calendar of events planned for the fraternal year. Yes, everyone probably has their events planned. Are they the same events as last year? Are they the same events that you have been doing for the last number of years or forever?

A new year is upon us. It is the start of a new decade.
Yes, a new decade and at least one new program. The Supreme council has given us in the last two years a new program – Faith in Action. What are the new programs? Supreme is asking you to come back to the Church with your programs. Have your Program Director and Faith Director to search out the suggested programs that you as a council can do in the Church. All brother knights, when your council tries some of these programs – participate. Include your priest.

We as knights started as the right arm of the Church. Let us return to our roots. Surround yourselves brother knights with faith based programs. Make this a priority this year.

Just as our shift on programs is back in the Church, Supreme is making other changes to reflect the direction that we as an organization is going. In the upcoming month/months there will be a change in which we conduct our degrees. All who have observed degrees lately have seen changes over the last few years. Yes brothers, be prepared for some more big changes. We proclaim that we are a family organization. Let us practise being a family organization.
I hope everyone has a healthy and spiritual 2020. May God be in your heart.

Your humble servant
Wayne Exner.


District Deputy Message

District Deputy Message

December. Winter. Christmas. All related to the month about to start. What does it mean to you? What does it mean to you as a member of a great organization of our Church? What are your plans for this month? What do you do to make it meaningful to you?

Does Christmas mean Christmas trees, shopping and special food?
Christmas is a great Christian celebration related to the birth of our saviour and our King. Everything else related to modern Christmas is immaterial.

If we focus on the one day in December that is most important – the birth of our saviour then we will be more fulfilled. Should it be the best and biggest celebration? Yes.

We need to celebrate the birth of our saviour with our friends and family. The first thought on Christmas day should not be presents. The first should be how we celebrate the birth of our saviour. Visit our King at His place. Celebrate his birthday at Mass. Celebrate with friends. Celebrate with family.

Look around your place of worship. Who is the busiest? Who could enjoy your help? Being a member of the Knights of Columbus signifies us as the right arm of the Church. Being a member of the Knights of Columbus you are there to support the priest. How are YOU going to help your Church and priest? Many hands make a big job easier. Are you making it easier?

Our Saviour, family and friends. Now that is Christmas.

Let us remember the true meaning of Christmas. Have a great Christmas.

Your humble servant
Wayne Exner.


Keep Christ in Christmas

a good group of our members started on November 23 at 9:00am to put our Christmas sign up. As well to install the outdoor Nativity to the West side of our Church, St.Gerard.

The weather couldn't have been better with temperatures slightly above zero and a bit of sunshine.


100th Anniversary

As our 100th Anniversary Celebration has past, our Council would like to share some images to remember this important celebration.

This is alo an opportunity to share some pictures from the past.
Enjoy by scrolling through our different albums at our Photo Gallery.

Serving YOU for 100 Years,
Knights of Columbus Council 2031


100th Anniversary Milestone

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Knights of Columbus Council 2031 in Yorkton, SK will  reach their 100th year milestone on July 13, 2019.

On July 13, 1919 the Yorkton Council Number 2031 was granted a charter to create a local society. As
the “strong right arm” of St. Gerard Parish, the members of Council 2031 dedicate their time and funds
raised for the betterment of their Parish and Community. The Knights of Columbus organization is
dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. Charity is the foremost principle,
and our council enacts this in our community in a number of ways.

Some of our recent charitable activities, in no specific order:
  • $1,000.00 donation to the Health Foundation
  • $100.00 scholarship x2 for Yorkton Music Festival participants
  • $1,500.00 donation to SaskAbilities for Camp Easter Seals program
  • $650.00 raised and participation in Bowl for Kids Sake event
  • $500.00 scholarship x2 for students graduating Sacred Heart High School
  • $950.00 for Local and Provincial Special Olympics
We provide funding, hosting, and volunteers for a variety of community programs and projects including
Youth camps, Salvation Army, Sponsored refugee family, Zion 8th Group Scouts, Big Brothers Big Sisters,
SIGN Seniors Mobility vehicle, Habitat for Humanity, Shelwin House, Families in need, Kids help phone,
our local Schools, and support many other groups and individuals in our community.

For our 100th anniversary, our council will be raising funds to purchase an anniversary park bench that
will be located in the Knights of Columbus park in Yorkton. In addition, we will continue to support our
Parish and Community. We will be augmenting this effort by establishing a special anniversary program
entitled “100 Acts for 100 Years” with the goal of achieving 100 Acts of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, or
Patriotism during the anniversary year of celebration. We invite everyone in our Parish and Community
to help us achieve this goal.

Download our Invitation Registration for our 100th Years festivities.

Serving YOU for 100 Years,
Knights of Columbus Council 2031