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Knights of Columbus Council 1116

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See below for an overview of the events Council 1116 is involved in.
For more, go to www.kofc1116.org

Memorial Day weekend was a busy time for Council 1116 with a free breakfast free to all Vets and their families to the parade!

See more photos on our web site!

From Black and Tans, to kilts, to corned beef and step dacers, the K of C Annual Irish Dinner was a great success and a LOT of fun!

You can see more pictures on the Council website at http://www.kofcknights.org/CouncilSite/photo-galleries.asp?CNO=1116.

Our Scholarship Breakfast was a delicious way to help the council support Parish kids on their way to college! See more photos at  www.kofc1116.org.

It was cold and rainy outside but warm and delicious inside as parishioners joined us for our 2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner!

Thanks to all the Knights and their families who helped set up the Parish hall, cook the meal at the Saced Heart Campus Kitchen and serve it up to our hungry patrons.

The meal was sold out to the last helping of spaghetti shwoing this to be a popular event no matter what the weather! Acutally, last year we faced 6 inches of snow so this was probably an improvement!! For more photos click here!

The Council was among the groups thanked at the 
Bethlehem House Volunteer Thank You Event!
Thanks to all who helped with the set up, cooking and breakdown of the OLV Sacred Heart Campus Pavilion.
For more see the Social Justice page (at the bottom) and the council site at http://www.kofc1116.org

Thanks to all who joined us for our
2nd Annual Polka Party!

The weather was perfect, the music joyful, the Polish and American foods delicious and the family fellowship warm and cherished.

Mark your calendar to join us next year. For more photos, visit the K of C Council website at http://www.kofc1116.org

Our "Festive" Knights were active with useful mischief at the Parish Festival! For more photos visit the Parish Events page or our site at www.kofc1116.org.

Father SK Chris Fedoryshyn and Seminarian Knights Ryan Sliwa and Frank Furman joined in Father Chris' first Mass as a Catholic Priest at OLV. Fr. Chris and Sem. Ryan then led usn in blessing the Statue of madonna and Child in the Parish Hall.

Must see TV!
Members of Council 1116 joined Fr. Doug, Sem. Ryan, and the Family Choir at St. Michael's Catherdral to tape "The Chalice of Salvation" to be shown on Jun 27th.

Thanks to all who joined us on the bus
sponsored by Council 1116 for Father Chris Fedoryshyn's Ordination at St. Michael's Cathedral and to the 4th degree honor guard (with our own SK Bob Williams) for a great presentation.

The Memorial Day parade was a lot of fun for marchers and those along the route. The K of C definitely made themselves popular as they handed out and tossed candy into the eager hands of children (of all ages) along the way.

Special Thanks to JoAnn Furman and Karen Williams for carrying the banner, Caitlin Oelrich for acting as photographer and 4th degree Knights Jean Duquette and Bob Williams for leading the way!

Thanks to all of the Vets and their families that joined us for the free breakfast hosted by Council 1116. We needed the energy to prepare for tomorrow's Memorial Day Parade.

See you there!

OOO LA LA! What a French Night!
Thanks to all who joined us for our annual fun-filled French Night event. From the Pork and meat pie and chicken entrees, the maple cake desert, the friends and fellowship topped off by the wonderful music of Josee Vachon.....WOW!

Thanks so much to the Catholic Mirror for the mention of our newest Council Double Star Award! God willing, we are just getting warmed up!

Thanks to all who joined us for our Annual Irish Night!

It was a wonderful event with a choice of a traditional Irish Dinner of Corned beef and cabbage and all the fixings or a stuffed chicken breast! Add to that the wonderful dancing of the crew from the McDermott Academy of Irish Dance and you have a night to remember and enjoy!

Special thanks to Brother Tom Gallivan and all the nights who helped make this event a success!

See a video of the highlights of this lively event by going to our Mass Video page (and Vimeo link) and watching the trailer at the end of the March 9th video.

Council 1116 Receives its THIRD "Double-Star Award

State Warden Paul Flannigan presented the plaque to Grand Knight Frank Furman III and a bunch of delighted Knights! Not to be outdone, K of C Insurance Agent Bill Wisniewski has a custom made multi-star plaque made and presented it to Past Grand Knight Bob Graham, who presided over the first 2 Double-Star Years.

The Easthampton Community Center Community Dinners
are a wonderful service to those in need in the city. The staff there, led by Robin Black, prepare a meal on 3 Tuesdays of each month and present it free of charge (although donations are accepted).
The Knights have adopted the dinner on the last Tuesday of each month and will act as servers for this meal. We started servine in February with 10 Knights (we only need 6 per meal) joining in!

Father Douglas McGonagle (OLV's Pastor) has been named Chaplain of the Year by the K of C!

Considering this is from a field of 262 Councils in Massachusetts, that is quite an honor.

An article on this event was published in the dec 2012 - Jan 2013 edition of the Catholic Mirror. See the aticle on page 6 of the magazine by clicking here.