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Knights in Action
Reports printed in Columbia Magazine from local Massachusetts Councils of the Knights of Columbus on their charitable and fraternal activities. This listing is updated regularly.
St. Cleophas Council 15756 in Barre served more than 130 pancake breakfasts, raising more than $700 for the St. Francis of Assisi parish annual Holiday Fair. Members also helped set up and break down the facilities for the fair, which netted about $10,000 to support parish operations and programs.
Father Dennis J. Rocheford Council 4241 in North Oxford conducted its annual Halloween party, this year attended by roughly 50 special needs adults and their support staff from surrounding towns. Held in St. Roch’s church hall, the event included a buffet and a disc jockey. The party has been held annually for more than 10 years. (more…)
Friendship Home recently received a $48,323 grant from the Massachusetts State Council of Knights of Columbus. With these funds, the Norwell-based nonprofit organization purchased a 10-passenger, wheelchair-accessible van to transport Friendship Home’s participants with developmental disabilities. Friendship Home serves more than 200 individuals and families throughout the South Shore and beyond with its overnight respite, social recreational and Bridges to Work employment programs. (more…)
Last night’s presentation of the Star Council Award to Fr. Coppens Council 4336 Tewksbury.
L-R Chaplain Fr. John Hanley; Pat State Membership Dir.; GK Mike Bello; me, IPSD; DD Bill Killion; and Membership and Program Dir. Shawn Moran.