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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…)
The Mumford Council held a Novena in North Oxford.
On October 13th and November 10th, the state council held their charity balls for the purposes of raising money for charity and celebrating the hard work of councils all across the Commonwealth in the 2018 Annual Tootsie Roll Drive. Pictures from the event included below. (more…)
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State Advocate Bob Schwarz, State Deputy Paul Flanagan, Soccer Chairman PGK Bob Bubencik
The Massachusetts State Council Knights of Columbus recently held its Installation of State Officers at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Canton with a Mass celebrated by the Knights of Columbus state chaplain and Boston auxiliary Bishop Robert Hennessey.
Installed were state deputy Paul Flanagan of Stoughton, state secretary Michael Lesperance of Millville, state treasurer Thomas Butler of West Springfield, state advocate Robert Schwarz of Wareham, Nicholas Melanchook of Lynn and immediate past state deputy Paul O’Sullivan of Foxborough.
Taken from the Annual Lawn Party held on 9/26/18.
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.