The Mansfield Knights of Columbus are extremely pleased to announce that the Pancake Breakfast is back! On Sunday October 3rd, the Knights will be hosting a complementary pancake breakfast in honor of our Seminarian John Garabedian. Donations to enable us to support this Seminarian Program are greatly appreciated. The breakfast will be held in the parish Rose Garden (behind St Mary's Church at 330 Pratt St.) from 8:00am until 11:00am. As an alternative to joining us in the building itself, the Knights are also making available 'breakfast to go'. So please, feel free to 'stop in' or 'stop by' for a great breakfast on October 3rd.
Please come join us on Saturday 8/21/21 at St. Mary's Church in Mansfield, MA from 8:30am to 2pm and give the gift of life by donating blood. As we come out of the COVID Pandemic the shortage of blood is overwhelming. So please help us reduce the shortage !
Frequent Answers to Questions – FAQs
Yes, it only takes a total of 30-40 minutes on site to donate a pint of blood aboard a state-of-the-art Massachusetts General Hospital bloodmobile.
Yes, walk-ins are always welcome but it is helpful to sign up beforehand to facilitate with staffing. You can always switch or cancel your appointment.
Yes, you are ready to donate again, if it has been 56 days since a wholeblood donation (3 days since platelets or 112 days since double-red cells).
Yes, if you are 16 years old, your parent/guardian must sign to consent.
Yes, if you are over 65 years old and haven’t donated blood within the past 5 years, please contact the MGH Blood Donor Center at 617-726-8171 in order to review your health history and assess your eligibility.
Yes, donors should weigh at least 110 lbs. (100 lbs. if donating at the hospital) and not more than 350 lbs.
Yes, each donor’s health history is reviewed to determine eligibility. This includes a questionnaire, vital signs and hemoglobin (iron) test.
Yes, donors must feel well and be healthy the day of donation.
Yes, each donation is tested for a series of 10 infectious diseases including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS. In the remote event of a positive test result, the donor will be notified in accordance with federal guidelines.
Yes, additional medical eligibility questions can be addressed on the day of donation by a registered nurse aboard the bloodmobile or beforehand by calling the MGH Blood Donor Center at 617-726-8171.
Sure, the more the merrier. Everyone loves a little support. Share your experience by encouraging a friend or family member to donate too!
AND, DON’T FORGET:
✔ Yes, each donor must present a valid photo ID.
✔ Yes, your body should be well hydrated in advance. Drink plenty of water both the day before and the day of donation.
✔ Yes, be sure to eat normally before arriving to donate.
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.