Please congratulate and welcome Ben Norman who made his 1st & 2nd Degree this evening 5/26 and become a member of the Knights of Columbus in the George C. Shields Council # 420 in Mansfield. Ben is pictured here on the right with Grand Knight Bruce Gaumond on his left.
Here are members of the Knights of Columbus from St. Mary's Parish in front of the sign at St. Mary's Church where they were assigned the clean-up of trash on both sides of Route 106 from St. Mary's Church down to Franklin St. and in St. Mary's Cemetery to help "Keep Mansfield Beautiful". Thank you to all that helped with the clean-up.
Brian Healy won the prize for the most interesting trash found when he discovered a drone that had crashed in the woods. Meanwhile the only interesting thing our GK Bruce Gaumond found was a plastic zip tie.
A number of KofC Council # 420 Brothers traveled down to New Haven, CT on Saturday 3/21/15 for a field trip to tour the Knights of Columbus Headquarters in New Haven, CT and to visit and attend Mass at St. Mary's Church in New Haven where Fr. Michael McGivney, founder of the KofC, was the Pastor and formed the Knights of Columbus Fraternal Organization. Then toured the KofC Museum. Thank you to our KofC Field Agent Ron Hadley and our KofC tour guide for the morning, KofC employee Peter Harrison, for helping to arrange this visit for us. Below are so me photos from this great trip.
The KofC Council 420 kicked off its Lenten campaign of promoting stewardship and alms giving by raising money using small food containers distributed to the Faith Formation students to use to bring donations of loose change to their classes during Lent. The funds raised will be used to purchase an ultrasound machine for Abundant Hope. We have collected over $2,000 to date. Thank you to all the Youth Faith Formation Students who have raised that money.
On Saturday February 21, 2015 the Knights of Columbus will have a special showing of a "Documentary on Father Michael McGivney" at 6:30pm in St. Mary's Parish Rose Garden.
The Knights of Columbus once again offered a $500 College Scholarship. The scholarship was open to St. Mary’s parishioners, both male and female, who are a graduating senior in High School and progressing onto his/her 1st year of study at a 2 or 4 year college or university. The scholarship was awarded based on the pillars of charity, unity and discipleship.
CONGRATULATIONS to Victoria Crowley a graduating senior from Fontbonne Academy, winner of this year's KofC Scholarship ! Vicki will be attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute (W.P.I.) in the Fall.
Saturday night, February 7, 2015 the Mansfield Council # 420 hosted the annual Basketball Free-Throw Contest in St. Mary's School Gym. This event was free and open to all girls and boys from ages 9 to 14 years of age. The photo below is a photo of all the participants and our Grand Knight Bruce Gaumond and our District Deputy Frank Simpson.
Congratulations to all the winners who will now compete in the Regional Basketball Free Throw Contest on Saturday March 7 in Kingston, MA.
On Saturday January 10, 2015 we conducted our annual KofC Blood Drive. Thank you to all those that donated and those that assisted with this event. Through your help and support we were able to donate 41 pints of blood to the Massachusetts General Hospital Blood Bank. THANK YOU very much !
On Saturday December 13, 2014 members of the Knights of Columbus including Council # 420 along with hundreds of other veterans and other organizations placed over 4,400 Christmas wreaths on the headstones of the veterans buried in the Bourne National Cemetery. Our council ensured a wreath was placed on the cemetery plot of a young parishioner of St. Mary's Parish, Corey Michael Shea, who was "Killed In Action" in Mosul, Iraq on November 12, 2008. His headstone and the wreath are shown above.