Monsignor Mooney Council #13228
Knights of Columbus at Our Lady of Grace Parish
With more than 1.7 million members, the Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, the community, families, and young people. Since January thru October of 2019, the Knights of Columbus here at Our Lady of Grace raised and distributed $9,390.00 to charity and rendered 1,798 hours of volunteer service valued at $45,428.82.
Here at Our Lady of Grace Knights we do all these things and much more. Look around the parish and you’ll notice a knight participating in almost every activity, serving as Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, on various parish committees, leading faith formation for adults. We do it united in Charity, Unity and Fraternity. It’s our membership which gives us strength and we’d like your help.
Joining the Knights of Columbus “family” has never been easier for men 18 years old or older practicing their faith, in fact it’s just a click away with our new online membership application at http://kofc.org/un/newjoin/en/index.html.
Learn more about the Knights here at Our Lady of Grace by by contacting Grand Knight Terry Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org, Pat O’Keefe at email@example.com, Chaplain Msgr. Ryan, or dropping a note in the collection basket with your name and contact information. You can also learn more by visiting the “About” page on our website at this link; https://msgrmooneycouncil13228.weebly.com/about.html
Helping those that can’t help themselves
The Knights are collecting NEW and UN-WRAPPED baby gift items to be distributed to local Catholic agencies in January. They will be brought to the Annual Connecticut Knights of Columbus Pro-Life Mass and we invite our parish family to assist by donating NEW and UNWRAPPED items until the weekend of January 12, 2020. Just drop items outside sacristy or contact Tony Salerno at 203-378-5900.
Wish List includes: Booties, Baby Bath, Baby Lotion, Baby Shampoo, Baby Wipes, Bath Towels, Bibs, Blanket sleepers, Blankets, Bottles, Comb and Brush Sets, Crib Sheets, Desitin Ointment, Diaper Bags, Dia-pers, Hats and Sweaters, Onesies Outfits, Pacifiers, Rat-tles, Sleepers, Socks, Strollers and Stuffed Animals. Monetary contributions will also be gratefully accepted. Please make your checks payable to “Connecticut Knights of Columbus.” Memo line – Pro-life Mass. (You may drop in offertory basket in a clearly marked enve-lope “KOFC PROLIFE MASS”)
5th Sunday Rosary
Did you know that each member of the Knights of Columbus worldwide (almost 2 million men) have been “invested” with a rosary and commits to praying it often? Here at Our Lady of Grace Knights will lead a Rosary Sunday, December 29 at 9:30 prior to the 10:00 a.m. Mass in praying the Rosary. Free How to pray the Rosary cards will be available to all who would like one. Prayer intentions slips are also available. Knights lead a rosary each month there is a 5th Sunday in the month.