Each year, the Knights of Columbus Connecticut State Council holds its annual convention and passes out awards to both individuals and local Knights councils for noteworthy accomplishments. This year, at the 123rd convention that was held in Stamford on May 13-15, 2016, K of C Council 14360 was extremely honored to receive two very special awards in recognition of its efforts: the Culture of Life award and the Church Service award.
In addition, one of our proudest moments as a Council is to have one of the youth from All Saints Catholic School winning the K of C State Council Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest. We are so proud of all the students at All Saints Catholic school who participated in our local council contest, but we are extremely proud of Veronica Bosco, who won for ages 8-10 in the entire state of Connecticut and was honored at the state convention! Her poster will go off to Supreme for the International Competition. Great job, Veronica! We are so proud! A special thanks to Brother Chris O’Connor for organizing the poster contest for our council.
To read more about the awards Council 14360 received at the convention, click on the links below:
“If we really believe in feeding the hungry and serving the least among us, why does Catholic Charities have to serve one million a year and provide 15,000 counseling sessions?” Fr. Reggie Norman asked in his homily at the Mass celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Bridgeport.
Almost 400 friends of Catholic Charities turned out on May 7, 2016 at St. Matthew Church for the Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano. He was joined on the altar by Msgr. William Scheyd, Msgr. Walter Orlowski, Fr. Robert Kinnally, Father Sunil Pereira, I.M.S. and Msgr. Peter Cullen.
Sir Knights from Assembly 100 in Norwalk (and Council 14360) helped provide an Honor Guard for this very special occasion. To read more about the event, click here.
A recent “Knight Out” was held on April 20 at Saugatuck Sweets in Fairfield for members of Council 14360, their families, and friends. The event satisfied many a sweet tooth, but more importantly, provided help for many individuals in need.
Those who stopped by for a sweet brought with them a wide variety of donations. Some items were donated to Homes for the Brave in support of the veterans living there, while other items were collected to be sent to Equador to help those suffering following the recent, devastating earthquake there.
In addition, thanks to the generosity of Brother Al DiGuido, owner of Saugatuck Sweets, a portion of each sale that evening went to the K of C Council 14360 Charitable Fund, resulting in a total donation of over $200.00. Thanks so much, Brother Al!
Saugatuck Sweets now has two locations: the original store, at 575 Riverside Avenue in Westport, and the new location at 28 Reef Road in Fairfield. To read more about Brother Al DiGuido, his shops, and his wonderful charity, Als Angels, click here!
The continuing relationship between Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council No. 14360 and Notre Dame Convalescent Home was on display Saturday, April 16, 2016, when a group of Brother Knights helped out with projects on the home’s grounds.
As in past years, groundskeeping work was done, including adding fresh mulch to shrub areas on the outside grounds, power-washing, moving furniture and touch-up painting. It is the beginning of an important capital improvement plan for the facility on 76 West Rocks Road in Norwalk.
To read more, take a look at Nicole Briggs’ full story published recently in the Norwalk Daily Voice.