On Saturday evening, October 18, 2014, Knights of Columbus Council 14360 will host its Third Annual Columbus Day Macaroni Dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Room of St. Matthew Church in Norwalk. The third edition of the dinner, which is open to all, promises to be another fun and successful night, with delicious Italian food, great company, and a 50/50 raffle.
“Last year’s Columbus Day Dinner was a complete sellout,” recalled Grand Knight George Ribellino, Jr. “We had a record number of people, nearly 230, attend, and everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy the evening.”
“The great thing was that not only did the dinner enable us to raise much- needed funds to help others in our community, but nearly every attendee that night also brought with them a can of food for St. Matthew’s Food Pantry, which led to the pantry being fully re-stocked as a result,” said Ribellino.
Continuing the tradition begun last year, the Knights are asking all those attending this year’s dinner to consider bringing a non-perishable food item for the food pantry. Anyone who brings an item will also be eligible for a door prize.
The cost of the dinner is $17.00 for adults and $7.00 for children 10 and under.Those who cannot attend but would still like to help Council 14360 raise money to help others may also make a donation of any amount (checks should be made payable to Knights of Columbus Council 14360 and can be left in the St. Matthew Parish Office).
Due to the popularity of recent dinners, everyone is encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible. To reserve your spot, click on the link below for an order form with further information:
On Wednesday evening, September 10, 2014, Peachwave of Norwalk will be serving up its usual array of delicious products to hungry patrons. On this night, however, local stomachs won’t be the only beneficiary of everyone’s appetite for frozen yogurt.
From 6:00-9:00 p.m on that evening, Peachwave will be donating 15% of sales to the Council 14360 Knights’ Charitable Fund. Customers need only display a flier (see below) or simply mention the Knights went paying in order to participate.
In addition, anyone who brings a package of baby diapers (sizes 3-6) to Peachwave on the evening of September 10 will be entered into a door prize raffle donated by Peachwave of Norwalk. The diapers are being donated to Malta House in East Norwalk.
“The last “Knight Out” fundraiser in May at Peachwave was a huge success,” recalled Grand Knight George Ribellino. “We had a great crowd that night and we are looking forward to collaborating with Peachwave again to raise money for our charitable fund.”
The Knights’ Charitable Fund helps out such organizations as All Saints Catholic School, Notre Dame Convalescent Home, FCA, Al’s Angels and Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport.
Click on the link below to print out a flier. See you on September 10!
Just a few weeks into the Fraternal year and Council 14360 hasn’t missed a beat. On Saturday, July 19th, St. Matthew Council 14360 was out in full force with what has become second nature to them: a 3-event day. The Brothers began their day at 8:00 a.m. doing yard work for a homebound St. Matthew Parishioner in need f some yard work (clearing shrubbery, clearing away brush and “cleaning” up some overgrown trees). A great effort that morning, but it was just the beginning, because as soon as the afternoon arrived, a group of Knights headed over to O’Neill’s Pub in Norwalk to support Council 41 Brother and St. Matthew Parishioner Jimmy Booth for his annual run in the pub.
This year’s run had some extra significance for the council as a portion of the proceeds of the event were to be donated to “Joe Mazzo’s Time to Fight” as Joe is currently undergoing treatments for an aggressive form of Brain Cancer. Joe is the son of Brother Scott Mazzo, a longtime contributor to Council 14360. In addition, Jimmy’s Run also benefitted the Norwalk Open Door Shelter. As of press time, $2000.00 had been raised from Jimmy’s efforts that day.
The Council’s day ended with some entertainment at the Parish itself featuring a concert by local band Old School. The Knights once again lent a hand in the clean-up efforts after the concert ended that evening. Another great day for the Council—having the honor of serving those in need. And it is only the beginning!