8th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser Dinner Scheduled for March 11, 2017

Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council 14360 is excited to announce plans for its 8th annual St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser dinner! The annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner is the council’s oldest tradition. Starting from just 81 people in 2010, the dinner has become an annual tradition at St. Matthew Parish.

This year’s dinner will be held in the Masterpool Great Room of St. Matthew Church on Saturday, March 11, 2017 right after the 4:00 Mass!

A delicious menu, highlighted by some of the tastiest corned beef you’ll ever eat, will be served. In addition, there will be many terrific raffle prizes available. There will even be dancers from the Mulkerin School of Irish Dance to entertain you!

Last year’s St. Patrick’s Day event proved to be a very popular and successful one, with over 200 guests attending. Thanks to the generosity of last year’s attendees, Council 14360 raised over $6,000,  money that went directly to the many local organizations it supports, such as:

Malta House, Notre Dame Convalescent Home, Homes for the Brave, Fisher House, Our Lady of Solace in Coney Island NY, All Saints Catholic School, Star Inc., Al’s Angels, St. Matthew Church, the Diocese of Bridgeport – Respect Life Ministry & Family and Children’s Agency- Norwalk.

 

*Don’t wait to secure your spot for this popular event!  NEW! This year, you can make your reservation and pay online!

Click here to reserve your spot today!

Or, you may click on the link below to print out an order form (just drop it off to the St. Matthew parish office along with your payment):

St.Patrick’s Day Dinner Reservation Form

Questions? Please call Anthony Armentano at 203-246-6648. Hope to see you there!

 

Knights Help Remember Veterans at Christmas

Knights of Columbus Council 14360 and Bishop Fenwick Assembly 100 were honored to be sponsors and to join our Brothers from Gen. Philip Sheridan Assembly 107 to deliver Christmas presents to veterans at the West Haven VA Hospital on Sunday morning, December 18.

On Friday night, December 16, members of Council 14360, Assembly 100 and families also helped pack 267 Christmas bags for the veterans of the VA Hospital as well as those living at Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport.   Great job by Brother Vince Santilli from Assembly 107  for organizing this great event for the 24th year.  It was a honor to thank our veterans and give them a small token of our appreciation.  God Bless our Veterans!

Annual Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest Held at All Saints Catholic School

 

In a celebration of the true meaning of the Christmas season, over 200 students from All Saints Catholic School in Norwalk recently submitted entries in the Knights of Columbus’ annual Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest.

According to the rules of the contest, posters were required to be the original work of the student and to somehow reflect the theme of Keep Christ in Christmas.

The posters, created by All Saints students in Grades 1-4, were judged by members of Council 14360 at a recent meeting. “It was extremely difficult for us to single out individual students for their work,” commented Council 14360’s Grand Knight Scott Criscuolo. “All of the students put so much thought and creativity into their posters, and we thoroughly enjoyed judging them.”

“We would like to thank Mrs. Linda Dunn, All Saints’ principal, and all of the students who submitted entries in this year’s contest,” Criscuolo added. “Once again, they reminded us of what Christmas is truly about.”

Congratulations to this year’s talented winners!

Knights Sponsor Vocations Poster Contest at St. Matthew

Under the Knights of Columbus motto “Keep the Faith Alive,” the St Matthew Faith Formation students came to life in the artwork for the Vocation Poster Contest. The contest was sponsored by the St. Matthew Knights of Columbus Council 14360 through the Knights of Columbus CT State Council. The winners in each group received gift cards.

“We are so proud of the students who participated in the first Vocation Poster Contest hosted by our council,” said Chris O’Connor, coordinator of the contest for K of C St. Matthew Council 14360.  “We were impressed with the time and effort put into all the posters, said O’Connor.  The contest aims to give students an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of ministry and vocation in the context of their daily life experiences.

A big thanks to Michele Scholl of the St Matthew Faith Formation program for helping coordinate the contest. The Vocation Poster contest is hosted through the Knights of Columbus State Council and executed by the local councils around the state. The local winners will be judged by the state council vocation committee and the winners of each group will receive a $50.00 gift certificate and be honored at the State Convention in May 2016. The Knights of Columbus is committed to support, encourage, and pray for vocations.

The St. Matthew Faith Formation Vocation Poster contest winners for K of C Council 14360 are listed below:

Group 2 division (Grades 3 & 4) – Aidan Erive
Group 3 division (Grades 5 & 6) — Danielle Erive

Knights Assist Neighbors With Yard Clean-up

Not many of us look forward to the annual ritual of raking leaves and cleaning up yard debris, but for the elderly and infirmed, the task can be close to impossible. Recently, members of Knights of Council 14360, along with Confirmation candidates from St. Matthew Church, joined forces to help out some neighbors who needed a hand with cleaning their yards. It was a great team effort!

 

Tree and Creche Lighting Tradition Continues

K of C St. Matthew Council 14360 sponsored the Third Annual Christmas Tree and Crèche lighting at St. Matthew Church on Sunday, November 27.  The council provided refreshments and the St. Matthew Adult and Youth Choirs sang Christmas carols. On top of that, special guest Msgr. Tom Powers, the Vicar General from the Diocese of Bridgeport, blessed the crèche and Christmas tree.

The Christmas tree and crèche lighting was started by Council 14360 as part of the Knights of Columbus Keep Christ in Christmas initiative that is designed to remind everyone of the real and true meaning of Christmas.

“This was truly a great way to kick off the Advent season as we prepare for the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day,” said Grand Knight Scott Criscuolo.