On Saturday, members of the Robert L. Nichols Assembly 398 arrived at La Salette Shrine to clean and spruce up the Cultural of Life Statue donated by the Knights of Columbus and dedicated to Brother Robert L. Nichols for whom our Assembly 398 is named. Two members from the Wrentham Council 13845 and two members from the Mansfield Council 420 helped with the effort. We thank Fr. Flavio Gillio Director of the Shrine for allowing us to do it and for providing the electricity and the water to accomplish this task. Below left to right is Faithful Navigator Joe DePietro, Kevin Clark, Faithful Pilot Mark DeLorenzo and Trustee PFN Charlie Spath
Congratulations to the Herrick Family for being named both Council 420's as well as the MA State's KofC Family of the Year!
On Monday, during Council 420's regular Monthly Business Meeting it was announced that the Herrick Family had been named Family of the Year not only for Mansfield's Council 420 but for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' KofC Organization statewide. CONGRATULTIONS Chris, Colette, Katelynn & Emma!
Here is PGK Chris Herrick being surprised by his family arriving unexpectedly as it is announced that his family was awarded this prestigious honor.
Here are Chris, his wife Colette and their daughters Katelynn and Emma listening as the GK reads the nomination form that was submitted to the State Office on their behalf.
Here is the Herrick Family being awarded the State KofC's Family of the Year Plaque. On the left in the red shirt is the new District Deputy Jim Lane. On the right wearing the KofC tie is Council 420's Grand Knight Cameron Symonds.
Wednesday evening members from the George C. Shields Council # 420 gathered at St. Mary's Cemetery to spruce up the area around the Crucifixion Monument in advance of this coming weekend's Memorial Day celebration. A special thank you goes out to the following Brother Knights for all their help: Bob Kasiski (Chairman of this Event), Cameron Symonds, Mike Healey, Frank Di Taranto, Owen Harren, Ed & Jon Underwood , Mark Giambanco and Charlie Spath. Also helping with the cause were Cameron's children Matthew & Mackenzie Symonds plus Mark's son Kyle Giambanco, about to be a Junior at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Job Well Done !
Are you stressed about retirement? Interested in the Catholic investments? The second Fraternal Benefits Night featuring Joe Jordan is being held on Monday, May 3 at 7pm. This will help satisfy our Insurance Requirements necessary to achieve Star Council. You can easily register using the link below.
I am attending and I hope you will to! Please send me an email if you plan on attending so we can track who attended.
Link to the Benefits Night promo video: https://youtu.be/oLXc3mFBd9M
Webinar registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rrOHg8c-Q4avXNqEylO0wg
Cameron Symonds, GK
George C. Shields Council 420
Council 420 supported the St. Vincent de Paul Society's Annual Family Walk this year which raised funds for those in need. This year they raised over $36,000. Thank you to Brothers Rich and Erik Pasakarnis plus Charlene Pasakarnis, a member of the SVdP Society, for marching and participating in this year's walk. In the photos above you can see the poster recognizing Mansfield KofC Council 420 for supporting the cause.
Each year we place a Christmas wreath on the Crucifixion Memorial Statue in St. Mary's Cemetery honoring all those who gave their lives in the military in support of Nation and Liberty during World War II. Hence on 12/19, the day earmarked as the National Wreaths Across America day, we placed the Christmas wreath on the memorial to recognize and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice of their lives so that we can all live freely. May they R.I.P.
Despite the COVID Pandemic, our 2020 Thanksgiving Pie Sale was a great success. We exceeded last year's amount of pies purchased or donated. Thank You to all who helped in this wonderful effort and supported this great event.
The photo on the left is from Mann's Orchard when we picked up the pies. L to R is Jim Lane GK in Franklin & District Warden, Brian Healy, Chancellor and Pie Sale Chairman, a helper from Mann Orchard and Charlie Spath, District Deputy. The photo on the right is our first stop with the pies in Wrentham with L to R Charlie, Brian & Jim unloading the truck.
Our 6th Annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale is now underway! Order delicious freshly-baked pies by Mann Orchards for your Thanksgiving table. Orders will be accepted through next weekend, November 8. Please share with friends & family and order pies online: http://kofcpies.com