Good evening brothers,
As many or most of you are aware, Br. Peter Zakreski of our St. Anne’s K of C council passed away last week. Peter will be greatly missed by our council and our parish, but also our city of Saskatoon and as far away as Malawi in Africa. While his list of accomplishments is truly impressive, I will miss most that he was a good friend and mentor to many of us on our council.
As stated in the obituary, the Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 am on Friday, February 14 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family. Note that the funeral is not at St. Anne’s. I believe this is in anticipation of the large attendance expected.
Peter’s family has asked for a 3rd Degree K of C Honour Guard. If you would like to be a part of the honour guard, please contact me by Wednesday evening. There will also likely be some Knights from other councils throughout the city. I will contact the funeral home on Thursday morning with an estimate of our numbers so they know how many pews we will need to be reserved. If you don’t get back to me, you are still welcome to attend and likely can proceed in with us, but I’m not sure how the logistics will work and if there will be room in the pew to sit with us in the Honour Guard during Mass. So, the more responses we get, the better idea we can pass along to the funeral home.
Please wear typical funeral attire; we have baldrics/sashes that we will bring for our council to wear. Typically, Honour Guard members should arrive 20-30 minutes in advance. Due to the size of the funeral, I would suggest being earlier than that, probably aiming for at least 30 minutes in advance. I will email any that respond to me with any more or different information that I find out.
Prayers are at St. Anne’s church at 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 13, with a reception to follow. Br. Neil Mooney and I will need two more Knights to help with the reception after Prayers; please also email me on that if you are interested and able to help.
Br. Jesse Greenwald
Grand Knight and Recorder
St. Anne’s K of C Council No. 8638