When you see Ed Cosgrove around town or at parish and school events Congratulate him as he became our newest Brother Knight when he completed his Admission, Formation & Knighting Degrees on Tuesday by virtue of the new combined exemplification ceremony. Below L to R is GK Chris Herrick awarding Ed the Knights of Columbus Welcome Packet. Welcome to Council # 420 Ed !
Click on the file below to view the newly released George C. Shields KofC Council # 420 Winter 2020 newsletter.
The George C. Shields Council Knights of Columbus along with others distributed over 800 "Coats for Kids" at three of the five diocesan high schools (all five were contacted and these three accepted) on Saturday, November 30, 2019. The distributions were be held at Coyle and Cassidy High School in Taunton, Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River and Bishop Stang High School in North Dartmouth from 9am until noon. Over 700 coats were available at each distribution site.
The coats for the "Coats for Kids" event are all lined up and ready for distribution at Bishop Stang High School. In the photos above are LtoR: Jack O'Brien, Owen Harren, Mike Healey and Brian Healy. In the photo on the right, Owen makes a last minute inspection of all the available coat choices and sizes.
Please stop by the front entrance of St. Mary's Church this weekend 11/16 & 11/17 to purchase a pie or two for Thanksgiving. As well, if you wish, you can donate a pie to be given to North Cottage, a residential facility for adult males in the earliest stages of substance abuse recovery. Feel free to print the form below, complete it and bring your order form to Mass this weekend.
Congratulations to the George C. Shields Council # 420 on Receiving the Star Council Award for 2018-2019
On 11/11/19 at our regularly scheduled council meeting, State Deputy Paul Flanagan was kind enough and honored to personally present to GK Chris Herrick and our council the Star Council Award for all the accomplishments we achieved during Fraternal Year 2018-2019. Along with the Star Council Award Paul gave Chris three individual stars to be worn on the lapel of the three key council officers: One for Chris himself, one for DGK & Membership Director Cameron Symonds and one for Chancellor & Program Director Brian Healy who also happened to be named the "Knight of the Month" this month. Pictured below is State Deputy Paul Flanagan on the left presenting the plaque to GK Chris Herrick. Below them is a close-up snapshot of the plaque.
Today 11/10 over in Foxboro Ava Aquino and Ayla Dolores competed in the MA State Soccer Championship. Ava won 1st Place in the 10 year old age group and Ayla came in 2nd Place in the 9 year old age group. Below are Ayla and Ava with GK Chris Herrick and DD Charlie Spath. In the photo on the right Ava is holding her new trophy alongside her parents. The bottom photo is all the State Trophies before they were awarded to the winners. Look at all those beautiful trophies !!!.
Congratulations to GK Chris Herrick and DGK Cameron Symonds and all the Council 420 officers on being formally installed as council officers for Fraternal Year 2019-2020. A special THANK YOU to our Pastor Fr. Michael McManus our Acting Chaplain for leading us in prayer during the ceremony and for allowing us to use the church and displaying the Our Lady of Guadalupe KofC Silver Rose during the Installation Ceremony as well as at all Masses this past weekend. Below is a photo of Fr. Mike and all the new council officers and all the council members in attendance at the ceremony. Thank You DD Charlie Spath and DW Jim Lane for conducting the ceremony and Thank You one and all for attending.
Congratulations to Jim Perella who completed his Admission and Formation Degrees this evening down at Middleboro-Lakeville Councill 223. So when you see Jim around town please introduce yourself and congratulate him. Pictured above L to R is FDD & PGK Chuck McPherson (a friend of Jim's since they were 8 years old), Jim Perella and our current GK Chris Herrick.
Please come join us this coming Tuesday August 6th at 6:30pm in St. Mary's Parish Center Hall for our 13th annual Knight-Out Cookout & Movie. Hot dogs and hamburgers plus many other salads and sides and of course popcorn all for $5 per person or $20 per family. Proceeds will be used for our annual High School Scholarship Fund. The Lion King will be showing in the air conditioned main Parish Center Hall and The Way will be playing in the air conditioned Parish Center conference room. Tickets are on sale after all the Saturday & Sunday Masses this weekend. For any questions feel free to email PGK Charlie Spath at C_Spath@yahoo.com
On Saturday, 7/20, we hosted our bi-annual George C. Shields KofC Council 420 Blood Drive through MGH. It was a very successful event. We had 56 individuals enter the bus which resulted in 48 pints of blood. The staff at MGH were very pleased with the donations and we were as well. Thank you to all who took time out of their busy Summer Saturday to stop by and donate. A special thanks to Fr. Mike for letting us use the air conditioned Narthex of the church for registrations, especially with the temperature outside hovering around 98 degrees.