2. Build up communities of faith.
3. Foster evangelical outreach
4. Find new ways to promote the works of charity and justice.
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.”
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.
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.
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!
A record 19 Brother Knights from Council 14360 recently represented the Council in fine fashion by marching in the annual Norwalk Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 26, 2014. The parade was held under beautiful sunny skies this year and attracted large crowds. As in the past, those marching departed from Veterans Park, with Grand Knight George Ribellino leading members of Council 14360 through the streets of Norwalk. More than a dozen veterans groups, local marching bands and other community organizations also took part in the parade.