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 We, the Massachusetts Knights of Columbus, the third oldest jurisdiction of our Order, welcome you to our award-winning website and are proud to boast of our continuing efforts of practicing our Order's principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Throughout our 277 councils in the state with the 40,000+ members and their families, we conduct numerous programs that directly benefit our Church, Council, Community, Family and Youth.

        This award-winning website is updated on a timely basis to provide you with both written and pictorial examples of how we in Massachusetts practice these principles every day to demonstrate that we are indeed, a Catholic, Family Oriented, Fraternal, Service Organization. Visit this site often and please forward any comments you might have so that we can continue to provide you with information you might want about our wonderful jurisdiction.

Vivat Jesus,

Paul. G. O'Sullivan
State Deputy

 

                                               

                                                                           

 

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                  Join the Knights of Columbus

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Click on Link Below For  Message On Why You Should join The Knights of Columbus

                   https://t.co/BDxuoyc18z

 

     For information on joining the Knights of Columbus, call or write

 

Past State Deputy Richard F. Guerriero, Executive Secretary

               470 Washington Street Suite #6

                        Norwood, MA 02062

                             781-551-0628

                    state.office@masskofc.org

 

 

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2016 Wreaths Across America - Bourne & Agawam

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2016 Wreaths Across America--State Deputy Paul O'Sullivan Addresses Crowd

State Deputy Paul O'Sullivan with State Master Paul Bergeron
and Past State Deputy Dick Guerriero place wreath at Knights of
Columbus Stone at Bourne Cemetery.

 

 

Picture from Agawam Cemetery

 

2016 Wreaths Across America Bourne Cemetery Pictures
(DD Rich Zopatti)
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2016 Free Throw International Winner

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2016 10 Year Old Boy's International Free Throw Winner  Ethan
Minarik from Webster and All Saints Academy in Webster. 
L>R: 
District Deputy Jim Laren, DD Vincenzo (Enzio) Micciche, State
Deputy Paul O'Sullivan. Winner Ethan Minarik, Mother  Pam, Father
Todd, Brother Colin, Free Throw Chairman PGK Paul  Perry.   Council
Sponsoring Ethan was Webster/ Dudley Council #228.

 

 

 

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2016 Midwinter & Christmas Party Pictures

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2016 Midyear Conference & Christmas Party Pictures (DD Lew Corcoran)

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2016 Midyear Conference & Christmas Party Pictures (DD Rich Zopatti)

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If anybody would like a copy of pictures, please send e-mail to State Office with
Who's Picture (Corcoran, Rice, Zopatti), Picture # (Left hand corner) and address to send to.

 

 

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2016 Charity Ball Pictures

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2016 Charity Ball Pictures (DD Lew Corcoran)

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2016 Charity Ball Pictures (DD Don Rice)

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2016 Charity Ball Pictures (DD Rich Zopatti)

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If anybody would like a copy of pictures, please send e-mail to State Office with
Who's Picture (Corcoran, Rice, Zopatti), Picture # (Left hand corner) and address to send to.

 

 

 

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State Soccer Final Results

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2016 Soccer Challenge
           
  Age 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
           
Girls 9 Dannegia Lawrence - 3535 Ludlow Maya Flaherty - 813 Falmouth    
  10 Tameneah Laughner - 10698 Belchertown Erica Demichaels - 119 Southboro Kylie Menendez - 13845 Wrentham Maria Frenna - 14091 Waltham
  11 Lily Fruhan - 119 Southboro Lauren Piwcio - 10698 Belchertown    
  12 Rodua Dina - 119 Southboro      
  13 Ria Thekkethala - 420 Mansfield Jackie Duga - 183 Ware Abigail Bullard - 11379 Charlton  
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Boys 9 Zachary Ruthfield - 119 Southboro Nathaniel Pennini - 13845 Wrentham Alex Ghazi - 155 Watertown Daniel Laughner - 10698 Belchertown
  10 Henry Poissant - 10698 Belchertown Matthew Lach - 11379 Charlton Aidan Garcia - 6063 Sharon Kian Farkhondehpour - 14091 Waltham
  11 Nicholas Adzima - 10698 Belchertown Arjan Biemaano - 16243 Winchester Jack Fruhan - 119 Southboro Mike Bergman - 13845 Wrentham
  12 Christopher Adzima - 10698 Belchertown Ryan Kelley - 13845 Wrentham    
  13 Kyle Butler - 2212 West Springfield      
  14 Drew Garcia - 6063 Sharon      

 

 

 

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State Boards Members & Executive Secretary
and District Deputy Meet Pope Francis

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State Treasurer Paul Flanagan kisses Pope Francis' ring on recent trip to Italy

 

State Advocate Michael Lesperance shakes Pope Francis' hand on recent trip to Italy

 

 

 

 

Past State Deputy and Executive Secretary Dick Guerriero with wife Trisha
shake Pope Francis' hand on recent trip to Italy

 

District Deputy Nick Melanchook with wife Ashley
shake Pope Francis' hand on recent trip to Italy

 

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2016 State Installation of Officers

 

 

 

 

L->R  State Friar Rev Matt Westcott (Administrator of St. Mary's Parish in Foxboro), Ann Lesperance, State Secretary Robert Morrison, State Deputy Paul O'Sullivan, Ginny Morrison, Susan O'Sullivan, State Chaplain Bishop Robert Hennessey (Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Boston), Associate State Chaplain Rev Stephen Madden (Pastor South Boston Churches), Donna Steinbach,  Past State Deputy Russell Steinbach,  State Advocate Michael Lesperance, Kathy Flanagan, State Treasurer Paul Flanagan, State Warden Robert Morrison Jr.

 

 

 

The Massachusetts State Council Knights of Columbus recently held its Installation of State Officers at St. Mary's Parish in Foxboro with a Mass celebrated by the Knights of Columbus State Chaplain Bishop Robert Hennessey (Auxiliary Bishop of Boston). Installed were State Deputy Paul O'Sullivan of Foxboro, State Secretary Robert Morrison of Milford, State Treasurer Paul Flanagan of Stoughton, State Advocate Michael Lesperance of Millville, Robert Morrison Jr of Milford and Immediate Past State Deputy Russell Steinbach of Dorchester.

 

In 2015, the Knights of Columbus set a new all-time record for the 17th consecutive year. The K of C charitable donations increased from 2014 by more than $1.5 million to a new total of $175,079,192. In addition, they achieved their highest level of charitable service in 2015, volunteering more than 73.5 million hours of service. The number of service hours contributed by Knights rose in 2015 by more than a million over the previous year’s total.

The Knights of Columbus charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects. From international charitable partnerships with Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Mission and Habitat for Humanity to our own Food for Families and Coats for Kids projects and other local charities, the opportunity to work together with fellow Knights and their families is virtually endless.

"We are answering Pope Francis’ call to go to the peripheries,” Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said. “We can reach half way around the globe to help those in need and we can reach to our neighbor next door. And we do that every day. That makes us witnesses to the faith."

 

State Installation Photos (Courtesy of DD Lew Corcoran)

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2016 CatholicTV Telethon with State K of C

 

 

 

 

State Deputy Paul O'Sullivan presents check to Bishop Robert Reed at CatholicTV telethon with members of State Board and wives and Directors taking pledges.

 

 

 

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 Where your donations go!!  A Thank You to All Who
Volunteer During Our Charity Drive (Tootsie Roll Drive)
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Hopedale: Seven Hills Foundation receives grant

 

State Council presents Check to Seven Hills

L->R  State Advocate Paul Flanagan, State Treasurer Bob Morrison, State Deputy
Russ Steinbach, Doctor David Jordan -
President & CEO/ Seven Hills Foundation,
Brenda Zona
 Program Director for the Seven Hills Pediatric Center at Hopedale,
State Warden Mike Lesperance

Seven Hills Foundation in Hopedale Donation Video--Please Watch

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Hopedale: Seven Hills Foundation receives grant

 

 

HOPEDALE - An organization that provides health and human services for children and adults with severe physical and mental handicaps has received a $100,000 grant from the Massachusetts State Council Knights of Columbus to aid in renovating a Hopedale mansion into a home for handicapped children.

Seven Hills Foundation - a non-profit organization with headquarters in Worcester that provides health and human services for children and adults with significant physical and mental handicaps - purchased the historic 34 Adin St. mansion last June for $1.2 million and renovations began shortly after.

According to a press release from the foundation, renovations to the 18,000-square-foot home began “several months ago to the home’s interior to transform the residence to accommodate accessibility tools, such as recessed lifts, wheelchair ramps, therapeutic physical and occupational therapy equipment ... and more, while preserving the historic significance of this elegant property.”

Bill Stock, the foundation’s vice president for government and community relations, said renovations should be complete by next month.

“One thing that has been dragging,” Stock said, is an elevator to an upper floor, preventing some patients from moving in.

Patients started using the facility at the end of December, he said.

“We’re about 95 percent complete,” he said.

With the help of state funding, Stock said the children, who are currently in a facility in Whitinsville, will be moved to the location once the necessary renovations are made inside the home.

The home, built in 1850, was considered to be a potential site for Hopedale’s Town Hall this spring, but residents at a public forum in late March shot down the idea.

According to a realtor, the mansion was home to Frank Dutcher, former president of the Draper Corporation, once the largest maker of textile looms in the country.

Sometime after Dutcher's death in 1930, the home was sold and converted into a nursing home about 50 or 60 years ago. The home was converted back into a residence in 2005, but the property was foreclosed on in 2012.

 

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Iron Stone Farms receives grant from State Council

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Iron Stone Farms in Andover  Donation Video--Please Watch

         

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2016 Fr Joe Baggetta's Chapel of Hope K of  C Cookout

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2016 Fr. Joe Baggetta's Chapel of Hope K of C Cookout

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Knights in Action

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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.

Massachusetts

St. Bonaventure Council 10049 in Manomet awarded its 2016 Catholic High School Grant, a one-time award of $500, to a young parishioner. The student, a junior at a Catholic high school who volunteers in the parish and community, was honored to have received both his confirmation and the award during the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

St. Bonaventure Council 10049 in Manomet held its annual Baby Shower drive at St. Bonaventure parish. The drive netted $1,500 in items and donations of $3,700 for the Boston Archdiocese Pregnancy Help Center, which provides many physical and counseling resources for women and families in need.

Msgr. John J. Linnehan Council 3745 and Lady of the Assumption Assembly, both of Lynnfield, honored local veterans with a patriotic rosary and a Veterans Day Mass at St. Maria Goretti Church. At the Mass, Fourth Degree Knights presented the colors, children led the Pledge of Allegiance and local veterans folded the American flag alongside a narration that described the meaning of each fold.

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2015 Supreme Knight Message at State Deputy Conference

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Click on Link Below For Supreme Knight  Message

www.kofc.org/un/common/video/bplayer.html?id=4653805265001

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              Catholic Charities Check

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Check presented to Catholic Charities Sunset Point in Hull for Adjustable beds,
Lifts, Bed Rails, Pool Lift, PVC Wheelchairs, Automatic Door openers. 

L->R Jillian Pereira (Development Director Catholic Charities), Bob Morrison (State Treasurer),
Russ Steinbach (State Deputy), Paul Flanagan (State Advocate), Beth Chambers ( Director
Catholic Charities South), Deborah Rambo (President Catholic Charities), Mike Lesperance
(State Warden)

 

 

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          2014 Wreaths Across America

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State Deputy Russell Steinbach Addresses the many attendees at 2014 Wreaths Across
America Ceremony at Bourne Cemetery December 13th.

 

2014 Wreaths Across America  Pictures from Dec. 13th

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              2014 State Installation

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L.R: Ann Lesperance, State Warden Michael Lesperance, Millville; State Treasurer Robert Morrison, Milford;
Donna Steinbach, State Deputy Russell Steinbach of Dorchester; State Chaplain Bishop Robert Hennessey;
Associate State Chaplain Father Robert Bruso of St. Cecilia Parish in Leominster; State Secretary Paul 
O'Sullivan of Foxborough
& Susan; State Advocate Paul Flanagan & Kathy of Stoughton; Immediate Past
State Deputy Peter Healy of Fitchburg & Margaret .

 

 

 

   

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                   Global Wheelchair Mission

  

 

Global Wheelchair Mission - Reverend Richard DeVeer Parochial
Vicar of St Francis Xavier Parish in South Weymouth and Former
Associate State Chaplain with patient at St Boniface's Haiti Hospital
where Fr. DeVeer's St Boniface Haiti Charity services.  Fr. DeVeer
sent a picture he took of his last visit to show the Knights of Columbus
Wheelchairs that had been sent to Haiti!!

 

 

                Sticker on each wheelchair!!

 

Donations accepted at State Office for Wheelchairs!!

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          2014 Wreaths Across America

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State Deputy Russell Steinbach Addresses the many attendees at 2014 Wreaths Across
America Ceremony at Bourne Cemetery December 13th.

 

2014 Wreaths Across America  Pictures from Dec. 13th

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SEE "KNIGHTS NEWS" 2010 & 2011 WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA PICTURES

       

             2012 State Wreaths Across America Project  Pictures - from FDD Rich Zopatti

 

                2012 State Wreaths Across America Project  Pictures - from Exec Sec Dick Guerriero

 

               2012 State Wreaths Across America Project  Pictures - from DD Lew Corcoran

 

 

 

             2013 Wreaths Across America  Pictures from Dec. 14th

 

State Deputy Peter Healy Addresses the many attendees at 2013 Wreaths Across
America Ceremony at Bourne Cemetery December 14th in a snow storm.

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Massachusetts State Council Perpetual Memorial . . . . Remembering Our Loved Ones . . . . Click For Details .

 

 

  

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Please let State Deputy or State Office (781) 551-0628

know of any death that should be posted!!

 

 

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More than $173.5 million and 71.5 million hours
               donated to charity in 2014

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The Knights of Columbus set a new all-time record last year for charitable donations and service hours with $173,550,680 in donations and more than 71.5 million hours of service. The numbers were announced at the annual Organizational Meeting of State Deputies in New Haven. The number of service hours rose more than a million hours over the previous year’s total, according to the Knights of Columbus Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity for the year ending Dec. 31, 2014. Donations grew by more than $3.4 million since 2013, achieving an increase in giving for the 15th consecutive year. “These numbers show that the Knights of Columbus has the courage to make a witness to charity and to practice fraternal outreach to those in need,” Supreme Knight Anderson said. Among its major donations in 2014, the Knights of Columbus made a gift of $1.4 million to this summer’s Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. The funds cover the cost of transportation, housing and meals for the athletes, supplementing the K of C state jurisdiction’s individual support to the Special Olympics athletes.  

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     MEMBERSHIP - POWER OF 1 VIDEO

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       Verizon Volunteer and Matching Gift Program

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******Special Thanks to Verizon Employees:

 

 

for their donation and time matched by VERIZON for the Charitable Foundation.

 

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Massachusetts Knights of Columbus
Perpetual Memorial Wall

Hosted by the Massachusetts Knights of Columbus State Website

This page is intended to support the Massachusetts State Perpetual Memorial Society.
 This program enables you to remember your living and deceased family members and/or
 Council/Assembly brothers. The cost is $50 per member and the benefits include:

  • At least 100 masses said annually for the members
  • Each new member or their family will receive an Enrollment Certificate
  • Each member's name is displayed on a plaque/scroll which will be displayed at the State Convention each year.
  • Each member's name will be included in the Society Membership Roll which will be published.

The money is deposited in the Massachusetts State Council Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation Fund.
Contact the State Executive Secretary for additional information

 

 

 

           

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS

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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.

 

 

Massachusetts
George C. Shields Council 420 in Mansfield led a community-wide fundraiser for Abundant Hope Pregnancy Resource Center of Attleboro. What originally began with a collection of spare change from students in the faith formation program at St. Mary’s Parish soon spread to other churches and charity-minded individuals who heard of the council’s efforts. The $26,044 raised was matched by the K of C Ultrasound Initiative, enabling Abundant Hope to purchase a new ultrasound machine.

Santa Maria Council 3915 in Malden donated to Cheverus School an oil reproduction of a portrait of the school’s namesake, Bishop Jean-Louis de Cheverus, who was born in France. Both in his native country and as a missionary to Native Americans, Bishop Cheverus worked to contain epidemic diseases.  The portrait will bring his works of charity to life for the school’s students.

 

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We Need Your Email Address

 

                                   Please help up keep our records updated

In an effort to improve communications to and from the State Office, we are continuing to compile an e-mail address list for the jurisdiction of Massachusetts. With this list, time sensitive correspondence can be distributed quickly. We would ask that the Councils and/or Grand Knights with e-mail addresses, please forward them to the State Office (Be sure to include name, Council number and present title).

      State Office E-Mail is:  State.Office@masskofc.org

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                                                                    Fr. Michael J. McGivney

 

 Support the Knights of Columbus cause for Father McGivney.
Visit this website www.fathermcgivney.org
for more information. 

Father Michael J. McGivney

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