On Monday, June 12, 2023 the 7th Annual Sword and Shield Golf Classic will take place at the beautiful Brownson Country Club in nearby Huntington (Shelton), Connecticut.
The Sword and Shield Classic, co-sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 11077 (Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Fairfield, CT) and Council 14360 (St. Matthew Church, Norwalk) promises to be an event not to be missed! Not only will it be a day filled with fun, great golf, and delicious food, but all proceeds will benefit a host of worthy Knights of Columbus Charities of Fairfield County, including St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Malta House, Off the Streets, Homes for the Brave, and others.
This full day event will begin at 9:30 with registration, breakfast, and a Putting Contest. At 11:30 a.m., there will be a “Shot Gun-Best Ball” start for all players, including golf cart. Following golf, there will be appetizers and open bar at 4:00 p.m. Finally, at 5:00 p.m there will be prizes awarded, a raffle, and of course a delicious full dinner buffet.
Refreshments and contests will be offered on the course during the round of golf. Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and Closest to the Line contests will be held on selected holes along with contest prizes available on all Par 3 holes.
Not a golfer? Also available is our Dinner package where you can hang out by the pool during the day, then join us for the open bar, raffle and dinner in the evening.
Hope you can join us for an enjoyable day that will help to support your Knights of Columbus councils and their worthy causes. All are welcome to participate!
St. Matthew’s own Deacon Miguel Betancur Lenis, who is soon to become a Priest, will be the special guest speaker at Council 14360’s Annual Family Communion Breakfast on Sunday, June 18, 2023., The breakfast will take pace after the 9:00 a.m. Mass (at around 10:00 a.m.) in the St. Matthew Masterpool Great Room.
Deacon Miguel will be ordained as a priest on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at St. Theresa Church in Trumbull, just about a month before he will speak at the breakfast! He will share his journey from growing up in Columbia to becoming a priest right here in Connecticut.
“We are extremely fortunate to have Deacon Miguel speak at our Communion Breakfast. Ironically, by Father’s Day (the day of the breakfast), he will be “Father” Miguel, and we look forward to hearing all about his journey to the priesthood,” said St. Matthew Knight and Family Communion Breakfast chairman, Ron Miller.
The menu for the breakfast will include eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes, rolls, hash browns, and mini-pastries. Coffee and juice will be served. In addition there will be a 50-50 raffle.
Recently, members of Knights of Columbus Council 14360 in Norwalk, Connecticut, completed construction of a beautiful playground on the grounds of their home parish, St. Matthew Church. They named the playground in honor of the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Blessed Michael J. McGivney.
Father McGivney is being considered for sainthood and was officially declared “blessed” at his beatification Mass held on October 31, 2020. A statue of Father McGivney has been delivered to St. Matthew and will soon be dedicated and installed at the site of the playground.
K of C Council 14360 is selling bricks that will help defray the cost of the construction of the playground and statue (along with future maintenance of both). You may personalize a brick for yourself, your family, or perhaps in honor of a loved one. These special donated bricks will become a part of the Father Michael J. McGivney playground as a lasting tribute, paving the way for generations to come.
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Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference.
Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.
Knights of Columbus Council 14360 is a growing, thriving council, one of the most active in the entire state of Connecticut! We love what we do and we hope you will consider joining us! To see what we have been up to most recently, be sure to check out our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/kofc14360
You can find out more about how to join the Knights and even sign up for a free online membership by visiting https://www.kofc.org/secure/en/join/join-kofc.html and inputting the promo code BLESSED MCGIVNEY. When prompted, input Council 14360 as the council you would like to join.
Questions? Feel free to reach out to our Grand Knight, Chris O’Connor, anytime at email@example.com or 203-722-3561. We look forward to you joining us soon!