At the 118th Massachusetts Knights of Columbus Annual Lantern Award on Patriots’ Day 2018, Massachusetts Knights of Columbus State Deputy Paul G. O’Sullivan of Foxboro and State Chaplain Bishop Robert Hennessey presented the Sixty-Second Massachusetts Knights of Columbus Lantern Award to Bishop Robert Reed, President of the CatholicTV television network, CEO of iCatholic Media, Inc, and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston for his dedication to God and Country.
The K of C was founded by Venerable Father Michael McGivney, a New Haven parish priest, in 1882. The organization was formed to provide charitable outreach and care for the financial well-being of Catholic families. It has grown to include nearly 2 million members throughout North and Central America, the Philippines, the Caribbean and Europe. The Knights of Columbus set a new all-time record in 2017 for charitable donations worldwide with $177.5 million in donations and more than 75 million hours of service valued at $1.8 billion. According to the K of C’s annual Fraternal Survey for the year ending Dec. 31, 2016, donations grew by almost $2.5 million compared to 2015. The number of service hours donated grew by 1.5 million. The numbers in both categories have increased each year over the last two decades.
Massachusetts has over 40,000 members in 284 local councils.
2018 Lantern Award Recipient—Bishop Robert Reed
L->R Bishop Robert Hennessey, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston and K of C State
Chaplain, Honoree Bishop Robert Reed, Massachusetts State Deputy Paul O’Sullivan.
2018 State Lantern Award Dinner Pictures from DD Lew Corcoran