Commemorative Ring for PGK Brian Schmalz

Commemorative ring for PGK Brian Schmalz.

Past Grand Knight Brian Shmalz (r) receives his commemorative Knights of Columbus ring from newly-elected Grand Knight Dave Obermeyer.

The service and dedication provided by the Grand Knight of Council 1504 is recognized and appreciated by the membership at the conclusion of his term of office when the gavel is passed to the newly-elected GK.  At the General Meeting of August 16, 2016, Grand Knight Dave Obermeyer presented Past Grand Knight Brian Schmalz with his commemorative Knights of Columbus ring, which he proudly displayed.  This recognition of a Grand Knight’s commitment has been a tradition with Council 1504 bestowing a token of their appreciation on their faithful servant.  

K of C Aids St. Mary’s Promoting the Faith

Pastor Father George Nowak, CR., accepts a cheque from GK Dave Obermeyer (l) and DGK Mike Szabo (r).

Pastor Father George Nowak, CR., accepts a $1,000 cheque from GK Dave Obermeyer (l) and DGK Mike Szabo (r).


The St. Mary’s booth at the Kitchener Multicultural Festival was a huge success thanks to the many volunteers.  Through a generous K of C donation from Council 1504 they were able to give out almost 200 free booklets and 200 CDs with information about the Catholic Faith.   A prayer intentions box was very popular with prayer intentions offered up at Mass at St. Mary’s prayed for by the St. Mary’s Prayer Network.  Through this outreach, it was encouraging to meet Catholics who had been away from the Church for a long time.  Asking questions were non-Catholics inquiring about the Catholic Faith, and even some atheists.  This gave the volunteers the opportunity to pass out excellent free resources and encouraging people in their search for the Truth.  The St. Mary’s participants expressed keen interest to take part in the Multicultural Festival next year saying that Christ desires to draw all people to Himself, and it was a thrill to play a roll in Christ’s mission in this way.  

Charities Lottery Draw 2016 Winning Numbers

Charity Lottery 2016


















The 2016 Ontario State Knights of Columbus Charities Draw took place on July 14th.

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Lottery Winners

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Cheque Presentation to Food Bank of Waterloo Region

K of C 1504 presents a $1,000 cheque to the Food Bank of Waterloo.

Accepting a K of C donation of $1,000.00 to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region, l to r, GK Brian Schmalz, Bailey Ermitage, Community Events Coordinator, Trish Marinoni, Partnership Manager, DGK Dave Obermeyer and K of C event coordinator Peter Penlington. Funds were raised during the Great Spring Cleanup of 2016.

Beacons of Hope

Beacons of Hope Photo


















Kitchener, Ontario – Wednesday April 6, 2016

Sponsored by the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, the ‘Beacons of Hope’ recognition program recognizes those students who excel in exceptional Catholic leadership. Students are selected with one from elementary and two from secondary schools.   As well, selected community organizations are recognized for their community leadership. The Beacons of Hope event is hosted in each community during the spring in the form of breakfast celebrations where the student, parents, principal, parish priest, superintendent, director and trustees are invited.  The latest celebration was held at St. Anthony Daniel Parish Centre with the Kitchener Knights of Columbus, Council 1504 hailed as displaying community leadership.

K of C Easter Greetings 2016

Easter Greeting 2016