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Paul A. Flanagan
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…)
Held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 rain or shine. Mass followed at 4 PM. All proceeds went to support former state chaplain, Father Joseph Baggetta’s “Chapel of Hope.”
Please join us again next year for raffles, food, fun and fellowship. We hope to see all our brother knights, families and friends. Donations are gratefully accepted.
State Deputy Paul Flanagan accentuated the positive when interviewed by Bishop Reed and Kevin Nelson on CatholicTV following the Opening Mass at the KofC Supreme Convention in Baltimore this morning, August 7.
August 7-9, 2018 marks the 136th Supreme Convention in Baltimore, MD. The CatholicTV network will provide special coverage with Bishop Robert Reed, Kevin Nelson, and Peter Sonski, who will be interviewing special guests and covering live events such as Masses, States Dinner, and more. Also aired throughout the conference will be documentaries produced by the Knights of Columbus.
We are proud to announce that the Supreme Knights of Columbus Board of Directors have chosen a winner of the prestigious Knights of Columbus International Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest from our state. Nicole O’Brien’s essay was chosen from hundreds of entries around the world and, as the Supreme Knights of Columbus noted in the announcement, her essay “truly defines Going into the Peripheries.” Today’s Catholic youth will play a major role in the future direction of the Church, and the Supreme KoC notes that they are on the right track. With a strong base of Catholic beliefs, they will excel in the roles of future priests, sisters, teachers, and legislatures.
Along with Supreme KoC, we congratulate Nicole O’Brien and wish you continued successes on your journey!
Paul Flanagan, State Deputy
Michael Lesperance, State Secretary
Thomas Butler, State Treasurer
Robert Schwarz, State Advocate
Nicholas W. Melanchook, State Warden