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"Let every knee bend before Thee, O greatness of my God, so supremely humbled in the Sacred Host. May every heart love Thee, every spirit adore Thee and every will be subject to Thee!"
— St. Margaret Mary

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"Heaven is filled with converted sinners of all kinds, and there is room for more."

St. Joseph Cafasso

Randy Bianchi, Grand Knight
Welcomes you!!!
All General Business Meetings
First Tuesday of every Month
 7:00pm
St Anthony's Maronite Catholic Church
375 Island Pond Road
All Knight's Welcome!!!

Social Meetings / Special Meetings
Every Third Tuesday of the Month
TBA

"For there are three ways of performing an act of mercy; the merciful word, by forgiving and by comforting; secondly, if you can offer no word, then pray - that is mercy; and thirdly, deeds of mercy."


St. Faustina

Kowalska


August 2 Business Meeting

Has been Cancelled

See Everyone in September!!!

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"Let us never forget that if we wish to die like the saints we must live like them."
— St. Théodore Guérin

Pope Greets Supreme Knight

6/22/2016

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson was among the participants in the Vatican’s Council for the Laity’s 28th Plenary Assembly recently held in Rome.

Supreme Knight Anderson has served on the Pontifical Council for the Laity since 2002, having first been appointed by Pope John Paul II. His appointment was renewed for additional terms by Pope Benedict XVI, and in 2014 Pope Francis, appointed him to an additional term.

During the meeting, Supreme Knight Anderson and the other council members discussed the history and accomplishments of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, and the mission for the new dicastery for laity, family and life.

“We need well-formed lay people, animated by a sincere and clear faith, whose life has been touched by the personal and merciful love of Christ Jesus,” Pope Francis told the plenary, as reported by the Catholic News Service.


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Charitable Records Set

6/12/2016

For the 17th year, Knights’ charitable giving and volunteer hours grow

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The Knights of Columbus set a new all-time record last year for charitable donations and service hours with $175,079,192 in donations and more than 73.4 million hours of service. The numbers were announced at the closing session of the annual Organizational Meeting of State Deputies in New Haven. 

“We are very proud of these Fraternal Survey numbers,” Supreme Knight Anderson said. “These are a clear indication that we are keeping faith with Father McGivney’s principle of charity and also of unity, not only among ourselves, but with those in need. This is what we call a charity that evangelizes. This is what makes Knights of Columbus different.”

Supreme Knight Anderson went on to say that these records of giving perfectly illustrate the point made by Father Tomasz Kraj, Poland Associate State Chaplain and Theologian in Residence at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, in his homily during the Mass that preceded the closing session. Father Kraj said that the world needs more men who pay witness through their actions to what it means to be a Catholic.

“We are answering Pope Francis’ call to go to the peripheries,” the supreme knight 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.”

The number of service hours rose by more than a million over the previous year’s total, according to the Knights of Columbus Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity for the year ending Dec. 31, 2015. Donations grew by more than $1.5 million since 2014, achieving an increase in giving for the 17th consecutive year.

The top ten jurisdiction in charitable giving (from highest) were: Texas, California, Florida, Quebec, Illinois, Michigan, Ontario, New York, Missouri and New Jersey. For volunteer hours, the top ten were: Luzon North, Texas, Illinois, Florida, California, Luzon South, Ontario, Michigan, Visayas and Pennsylvania.

Supreme Knight Anderson pointed out that while these numbers are impressive, jurisdiction leaders need to  focus now on ensuring that the Order grows in charitable giving and volunteer service during the coming 2016-17 fraternal year.

The Knights continued to support their local communities in 2015 through such programs as aid to Christians at Risk, Coats for Kids, the Food for Families initiative and blood drives. Knights also gave assistance to Habitat for Humanity, the Global Wheelchair Mission and other large-scale charitable organizations.