It’s an honor that only about 10% of Knights of Columbus Councils achieve during a given fraternal year, but Norwalk, Connecticut is now home to one such Council. St. Matthew Knights of Columbus Council 14360 was awarded the distinction of Star Council in a recent announcement from the Knights of Columbus World Headquarters through their monthly “Knightline” publication. Council 14360, who call St. Matthew Parish in Norwalk their home, recently completed one of their most active fraternal service years since its inception in 2007.
In order to earn such a distinction, a Council must actively participate in several service programs centered on Church, Community, Council, Family, Youth, and Circle of Like, while also growing its membership by at least 7% including growth in those who participate in the various insurance programs the Order has to offer. Not only did Council 14360 achieve these goals, they were also one of the most active councils in the State of Connecticut. In a year marked by 75 service events and the highest growth the council has seen since its inception in 2007, Council 14360 consistently answered the call of “Catholic Gentlemen who are men of faith and men of action”. “
“We are honored just to serve, but to be named Star Council is quite an honor as well,” said Financial Secretary Anthony Armentano, “It recognizes the amount of time and energy my Brother Knights contribute each year. Being a Knight is not just about camaraderie, but about serving our Church and Community. This council has a lot of heart. I am proud to serve with them
Grand Knight George Ribellino echoed Armentano’s comments, “We have a great group here in our Council who are ready to lend a helping hand wherever and whenever they are needed. To be Grand Knight of such an active and inspiring council is an honor I am thankful for each day. It is pretty amazing.”
What is also amazing is that the council has just kicked off their new Fraternal year and they already have 6 service events complete. Truly, it is their calling to serve.