No Calories When It’s For a Cause

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On Monday, August 4,  Council #14360 raised money to go towards their charitable fund by holding a special event at Saugatuck Sweets in Westport. Brother Al DiGuido opened his business’ doors to the Knights and the store was hopping all night. The council earned $575 from donations and from a percentage of sales. Grand Knight George Ribellino commented that “Everybody loves dessert, and the council’s sweet tooth was out in full force. These funds will go towards the continuing work we do around our community in Norwalk and Fairfield County.”
Deputy Grand Knight Scott Criscuolo added that “It was a great chance to promote our order and what we do to a new audience who may not know us. Brother Al is a pillar of our community and his business is an extension of him. Oh, and a special tip: “Captain Crunch” is great on ice cream!”

Knights of Council 14360 Take Part in Synod 2014

SynodPicMembers of Council 14360 recently joined many St. Matthew Church parishioners and Pastor Msgr. Walter Orlowski for the Vespers Service which opened Synod 2014 at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport.
During his homily, Bishop Caggiano announced the topics for the Synod and stated that the young delegates are not just spectators, they are full members of the Synod deliberations.
The Synod delegates, who will be charting the future of our diocese through discussion and prayer, will focus on the following four tasks:
1. Help empower the young Church.
2. Build up communities of faith.
3. Foster evangelical outreach
4. Find new ways to promote the works of charity and justice.
For more information about Synod 2014, visit the special website that has been set up by the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Knights’ Communion Breakfast a big success

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On Sunday morning, June 22, 2014, St. Matthew Council #14360 hosted a Communion breakfast, and it was truly an event to remember. Over 140 people came out to the St. Matthew Church Great Room not only for a great breakfast, but to hear a wonderful talk from Father Tom Elliott, a very special priest. Father Tom talked about his upbringing and how faith creates community and helping others in need.

“Father Tom is a funny, engaging and spiritual person who lit up the room with his humor and insight. It was an honor to have him here”, said Grand Knight George Ribellino. A special thanks to brother Knight Ron Miller for chairing the committee that planned this event. It was the council’s first Communion breakfast since 2010.

What a great way to celebrate Corpus Christi, hosting a family Communion Breakfast on this very special feast day!” said event chairman Ron Miller.  “With great attendance, a wonderful speaker and the overall brotherhood of our brother Knights, we had a very successful event.”




Council 14360 and friends watch Boulders roll to victory


On a chilly but beautiful early summer evening in Pomona, NY recently, members of Council 14360, along with their families and friends, took time to enjoy a special “Knight at the ballpark”.

The Rockland Boulders, who play at beautiful Provident Bank Park, even made the occasion more special with a dramatic, “walk-off” home run that won the game for the home team. The game was then followed by a terrific fireworks show that left everyone anxious to return for another game soon.

Knights salute All Saints graduates


On Tuesday June 10, 2014, the Class of 2014 from Norwalk’s All Saints Catholic School graduated in a beautiful ceremony held in the school’s auditorium. Six members of Bishop Fenwick Assembly #100 (all members of K of C Saint Matthew Council #14360) were in full regalia for the ceremony. Color Corps Commander Bill Berger led Sir Knights George Ribellino, Scott Criscuolo, Anthony Armentano, Scott Mazzo and Mike Colaluca in honoring the graduating class by taking part in the ceremony. On behalf of Council 14360, Grand Knight Ribellino also presented two $500 scholarships to a pair of deserving All Saints students who will be attending Catholic high schools.

“It is an honor to be able to help two Catholic students continue their academic as well as spiritual journey,” said Ribellino. “Seeing the class in their cap and gowns reminded me of when I graduated, and I am excited for them on the path they all continue to take.”

Starting in 2014-15, K of C Saint Matthew Council #14360 will name their annual scholarships in memory of Mario Mastracchio, the first Deputy Grand Knight of the council who passed away from cancer in 2009.

Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council #14360 is located in Norwalk and their fundraisers help many local organizations around the city, such as Malta House and Foster Care Agency of Connecticut.

Augusto Milla and Shane Geary are newest Fourth Degree Knights

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A 4th Degree Exemplification was recently held at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Waterbury on May 18, 2014. Members of Council 14360 Augusto Milla and Shane Geary became Sir Knights and were supported by a number of their Brothers at the ceremony.  A reception was held afterward at the Aqua Turf restaurant in Plantsville.
Congratulations, Augusto and Shane!

Knights team up with Peachwave for a good cause

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On the evening of Thursday, May 15, Peachwave Frozen Yogurt (located on Main Avenue in Norwalk) was a popular place to be, and for a very good reason. Knights of Columbus Council 14360 held a “Knight Out” (fundraiser) there which raised needed funds for a variety of local causes it supports.

Peachwave generously donated 20% of all sales between the hours of 6:00-10:00 p.m. to the Council 14360 Charitable Fund. The event attracted such a great crowd of Knights families and St. Matthew Parishioners that the Peachwave manager extended the time in order to accommodate everyone.  Thank you, Peachwave, and many thanks to all who attended and made this event such a big success!