Congratulations to Tom DeRosa, pictured above as always helping out at St. Mary's Chuch, who is our 2016 recipient of the Mansfield KofC Council # 420 College Scholarship. Tom will be attending Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland in the Fall.
On Sunday 5/1/16 the Knights of Columbus Council # 420 conducted its quarterly Pancake Breakfast in St. Mary's Parish Rose Garden to raise funds to support Seminarian Juan Carlos Munoz while he continues his studies for the Priesthood at St. John"s Seminary in Brighton, MA. Fortunately Juan was able to join us at the event this quarter to meet the Knights and thank everyone for their generosity. Pictured in the photo above from L to R are Brothers Chuck McPherson, John Flinn, Cameron Symonds, Seminarian Juan Munoz, Brian Healy and Charlie Spath.
On Saturday 4/30/16 a group of 8 Knights from Council # 420 plus a Brother's son participated in the Annual Great American Clean-Up of Mansfield. We removed trash on Pratt Street (Rte 106) from St. Mary's Church to St. Mary's Cemetery on both sides of the street. It has been remarkable how the amount of trash collected decreased from year to year. Above from L to R are Brother Knights Chris Crowley, Charlie Spath, Matt Bensman, Cameron Symonds and his son Matthew, DGK Chris Goldner, Brian Healy, John Flinn and Matt Ziniti council member and our KofC Insurance Representative.
The KofC Council #420 wishes to welcome our newest Brother Knight Tom Smith to our council. Tom completed both his Admission Degree as well as his Formation Degree on Tuesday 4/26 down at Council # 223 in Middleboro-Lakeville. So the next time you see Tom congratulate him and welcome him to our council. He expects to be at our next council meeting on Monday 5/9
On Friday 3/18 Members of the KofC George C. Shields Council # 420 along with our District Deputy Frank Simpson presented a check from the Supreme Ofiice of the KofC in New Haven, CT in the amount of $26,044 to Catherine Roman of the Abundant Hope Pregnancy Center in Attleboro, MA. This donation coupled with many other donations from Council #420 plus other KofC councils and generous donations from many individuals and other charitable organizations will allow Abundant Hope to purchase an Ultra Sound Device to help them more effectively assist woman throughout their pregnancy. The photo above shows Catherine Roman and other executives and board members of the Abundant Hope Organization accepting the check from DD Frank Simpson and Grand Knight Bruce Gaumond.
The Knights of Columbus George C. Shields Council #420 once again will be offering a $500 College Scholarship. The scholarship is open to St. Mary’s parishioners, both male and female, who are graduating seniors in High School and progressing onto their 1st year of study at a 2 or 4 year college or university. The scholarship will be awarded based on the pillars of charity, unity and discipleship. Below is an electronic version of the application which you can print, complete and submit.
NOTE: Applications must be postmarked on or before April 1st.
On Saturday 1/30/16 at 6:30pm the KofC Council #420 held its annual Basketball Free Throw Contest. After we completed our contest we hosted the KofC District Basketball Free Throw Contest which included the KofC councils from North Attleboro and South Attleboro as well. Congratulations to all those that participated and congratulations to the winners. Two children of one our Brothers won both the council and District events and move on to the Regional Free Throw contest. Those participants were Patrick and Elizabth Heavey.
On Saturday January 9, 2016 the KofC hosted a Blood Donation Drive in conjunction with Massachusetts General Hospital. We had 58 willing individuals offer to donate. During the preliminary screening process 12 folks were not able to donate for a variety of reasons. Hence, we were able to draw 46 pints of blood to be added to the Mass General Hospital Blood Bank for future use. Thank you to all that were kind enough to donate !