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
MESSAGE FROM GRAND KNIGHT CAMERON SYMONDS:
As we discussed at our last meeting, I believe it is critical, in the current contentious political climate, that we all pray for our nation as we approach Election Day on November 3rd. Therefore, I ask all of you to please join me in a novena these nine days prior to election. In the attachment, you will find a daily reflection, many from our Founding Fathers, regarding religion in our society followed by the prayer that Our Lady provided as “Our Lady of All Nations.” For those of you who may not be familiar with this prayer or Our Lady’s apparition behind it, I have provided a brief background.
Let us all pray that the nation finds tranquility and peace, regardless of who wins the election. It is our duty as patriotic Catholics and Brothers to support and defend our great nation - the United States of America - One Nation Under God!
Many thanks to our Worthy Lecturer Jack O'Brien for his assistance with the novena.
Cameron Symonds, GK
George C. Shields Council 420
Please join us in reciting daily the Novena for the Cause of Life beginning Sunday October 4th through Monday (Columbus Day) October 12th
Congratulations to all the new council officers of the George C. Shields Council # 420 that were elected into office and installed on Monday 9/14/20 especially the new Grand Knight Cameron Symonds. A big Thank You to Fr. Mike McManus for joining us on Monday as Acting Chaplain and for allowing us to use St. Mary's Church to conduct this special ceremony. Thank you as well to outgoing Grand Knight Christopher Herrick for two wonderful years of your great leadership. Thank You to District Deputy Charlie Spath and District Warden Jim Lane for conducting the ceremony on behalf of the State Office. You can find the list of new council officers on the About Us tab of this website: kofc420.org/about-us
Congratulations to our Brothers in Council # 420 who completed their 4th (Patriot) Degree on Sunday over in Foxboro, MA. Left to right in the left photo below are: SIR Scott Handren, Treasurer and SIR Christopher Lindstrom, DGK and SIR Cameron Symonds, GK. In the photo on the right DD SIR Charles Spath joined them for the photo and cheered them on throughout the ceremony. Congrats one and all !!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLESSED FATHER MICHAEL J. McGIVNEY
Fr. McGivney was born August 12, 1852, in Waterbury, CT. Happy 168th birthday to our founding Father!
Did you know........Fr. McGivney was the oldest of 13 children. His miracle is the youngest of 13 and shares his name, Michael McGivney Schachle.
The very first Knights of Columbus Council #1, the San Salvador Council's Charter is dated May 15. Fr. McGivney's miracle was a baby born on May 15. It's no coincidence, it truly is a miracle. Help celebrate Fr. McGivney's birthday and his miracle by checking out the video link below explaining the miracle attributed to him:
Cameron Symonds, GK
Wonderful News ! Pope Francis approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Fr. Michael J. McGivney Wednesday, paving the way for the beatification of the founder of the Knights of Columbus.
During a May 26 meeting with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the pope authorized the congregation to issue a decree recognizing the miracle.
Below is a video of Supreme Knight Carl Anderson on Fox and Friends on 5/28/20 placing a focus on this great news.