The George C. Shields Council # 420 in Mansfield, MA welcomes their newest member to the rank of "Brother Knight": Tom DeRosa. Tom made both his Admission and Formation Degrees this evening at the Cardinal Spellman Council # 347 up in Whitman, MA. So if you see Tom around the parish or town this week please congratulate him. At 18 yrs. and 1 month Tom is our youngest member. Pictured above up in Whitman after the ceremony from L to R are: PGK Charlie Spath, the New Member Tom DeRosa, GK Bruce Gaumond and Warden Cameron Symonds.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Riley & Tom DeRosa both winners of KofC scholarships who also were awarded a number of additional awards at the Senior Awards Ceremony on Tuesday evening 5/31 at Bishop Feehan High School. In the Fall Elizabeth will be attending Stonehill College and Tom will be attending Mount St. Mary's in Maryland. Thank you to Brother Glenn Loiselle for helping to coordinate our attendance and for his participation in the awards ceremony. Pictured above L to R are: PGK Charlie Spath, Graduate and KofC Member-elect Tom DeRosa, Graduate Elizabeth Riley (Brother Jim Riley's daughter) and GK Bruce Gaumond.
Thank You to all the Brother Knights that helped spruce up St. Mary's Cemetery around the Crucifix / WW II Monument on Wednesday 5/25 evening. Pictured above L to R are: Cameron Symonds, Bob Brennan, Charlie Spath, Tom Smith our newest member with his son Preston, FS Dan Kiley, and Bob Kasiski.
On 5/22, at the Annual Massachusetts State KofC Convention down in Hyannis, MA the George C. Shields Council # 420 of Mansfield, MA was awarded the Culture of Life Service award for all the hard work and effort to raise the funds for the purchase of an Ultra Sound device installed at the Abundant Hope Pregnancy Resource Center in Attleboro. Pictured above L to R is:
PGK Chris Herrick, GK Bruce Gaumond and PGK Charlie Spath
On Sunday 5/22, Elizabeth Riley was awarded a $1,000 Scholarship from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts KofC Scholarship Foundation. Elizabeth will be attending Stonehill College in the Fall. Pictured above L to R as Elizabeth is awarded the check is PGK & DD Elect Chuck McPherson, GK Bruce Gaumond, Theresa Riley, Joanne Riley, the recipient Elizabeth Riley, PGK Jim Riley, the current DD Frank Simpson, PGK Chris Herrick and PGK Charlie Spath
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.