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After a wonderful summer and a beautiful fall, we are still enjoying double-digit temperatures one month before Christmas. Unfortunately, we know it can't last much longer but winter will bring its own delightful activities. 
Before Kolping began its usual summer break, we held our annual picnic in June. This year it was at Inge and Werner Wuebbolt's rural residence in Campbellville. Years ago they used to host our winter outings there and we were very happy to be invited back. It was a very enjoyable day with good friends and delicious food but the gentle drizzle kept our afternoon stroll rather brief. However, that didn't hinder us from developing an appetite for the coffee and cakes brought by the ladies. Again, our amateur baker, Wilmar, unintentionally put us women to shame with his beautiful cake topped with an icing replica of the Kolping flag. A culinary work of art! 
In the past few months we've had to bid farewell to two of our members. Fred Rick died in August - just four days after his 86th birthday, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. It's nice to see his wife, Gisela, more often now , since she has some free time. Bernie Joisten,previous long-time publisher of the Kolping Messenger, died in October - one month before his 83rd birthday. Despite various ailments, Bernie and his wife, Barbara, regularly attended our functions and Bernie was always eager to share his ideas. He truly loved Kolping and we loved him as witnessed by the 300 people who attended his funeral. Last May he and Barbara celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary and Barbara said she hadn't seen him so happy in a long time. Kolping remembers you all in our prayers. 
This fall we've had our usual Kolping activities - Communion Breakfasts, World Day of Prayer Celebration and senior outings to various parks. The breakfasts are always well attended; the outings not so much, for obvious reasons. 
Our members fully got behind St. Patrick Parish's Annual Bazaar on Nov. 18th. The proceeds go to the Redemptorist Africa/Madagascar Mission. Our Society gave a generous financial donation and our members donated raffle prizes and items for the various tables - knitting baking and gently used clothing, toys, china, décor items, etc. Others spent the whole day selling and then cleaned up at the end. The missions will benefit to the tune of more than $9500.00. 
May your Christmastime be filled with much love and blessings and consideration for your fellow man. 


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KNL Sept. 2009, KNL Dec 2009, KNL Spring 2010, KNL Fall 2010, KNL Dec. 10, KNL Easter 2011, KNL Winter 2011/12, KNL Spring 2012, KNL Fall 2012, KNL Winter/12, KNL Spring 13, KNL Spring 14, KNL Fall 14, KNL Winter 14/15, KNL Spring 2015, KNL-Dec-15

Kolping Society
of Toronto
c/o St. Patrick's Parish
131 McCaul Street
Toronto, ON
M5T 1W3