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15791 - FALMOUTH

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Supporting GOD's Family

07/22/2018


Council: 1870 - CARIBOU

Project Description:

Fred V. Brescia Council #1870 Caribou, Me Donated a complete Lunch and assisted in the gathering of the Family and Friends. Three Brother Knights from start to finish did ( 9 ) hours of assistance. This Lunch occurred right after the Funeral in the Parish Center. This was deeply appreciated by the Family. This luncheon consisted of three trays of five different finger sandwiches, chips, fruit, and watermelon along with coffee, ice tea and ice water. This entire luncheon cost $200.00 including food donated Brother Knight and Family. What an awesome feeling to know we are doing the work of Fr. McGivney supporting our GOD, Church, Brother Knights and their Families.




Helping a Blindman in the community

07/21/2018


Council: 114 - BANGOR

Project Description:

A social worker contacted St. Paul the Apostle Parish seeking help with a blindman’s move from one residence in Orono to one in Bangor, Maine. It was said that he had only a few items to move, items to large and he ran out of time to get moved. Turns out that John has impaired vision. He was able to navigate easily as Gil & me!!! The Orono apartment was 3 rooms with about 4 pickup loads & not much packed. We loaded my pickup, Gil’s SUV & The Caseworkers car to the maximum & still had that much remaining. Neither Gil nor I was able to assist with more than 1 trip from 9:00-11:45 AM.

Another good community project that we were happy to assist with.




United In Support Of Our District Deputy. 15791

07/21/2018


Council: 15791 - FALMOUTH

Project Description:

Four council brothers including other council officers from our District, our District Deputy and our State Advocate participated in the 2018 Summer District Meeting at Saint Pius Church on Friday July 20, 2018 for District 13. Many items of business were presented by our District Deputy including the all important “New Faith In Action Program.” Other topic’s discussed were Membership and Retention, Round Tables, Forms, the minutes from the State Organizational Meeting, etc. It was nice once again to gather with fellow council and district officers at this year’s Summer District Meeting. Refreshments were served by our host District Deputy and the host council. Job well done.




Blood Drive

07/20/2018


Council: 1870 - CARIBOU

Project Description:

On Thursday July 19, 2018, Fred V Brescia Council #1870 held a Blood Drive. We had 20 Donors but 16 donors were able to give. So this equates to (48) Lives that will be saved, (3) Three lives for each pint of Blood given. What an awesome project to be apart of. The Three Brother Knights assisted in preparing the hall for the donors. Then the Brothers assisted the Red Cross in what was needed from registration to helping the Donors after giving blood.




Mass card for deseased mother of a fellow Knight

07/20/2018


Council: 10221 - GORHAM

Project Description:

A fellow Knights mother passed away without the council knowing about it. We became aware after the funeral, so a mass
card was sent to the Knight in honor of his mother.




Visiting hours visit for the passing of a fellow Knights father

07/20/2018


Council: 10221 - GORHAM

Project Description:

Members of our council payed their respects to Ronald Roussel, the father of a member of our council. Along with
attending visiting hours, flowers from the council were sent to the funeral.




providing meals for a K of C family

07/19/2018


Council: 2625 - DEXTER

Project Description:

On Sunday, July 15 four K of C members started bringing over supper to a K of C members home. This members wife arrived homer from the hospital after having hip surgery. A different member brought a different meal each day. The member and his wife so very please and greatful for the help.




Lecture By Seminarian Joe Moreshead on Fr. Sebastain Rale S.J. 15791

07/18/2018


Council: 15791 - FALMOUTH

Project Description:

Six council brothers, wives and parishioners participated in a Lecture By Seminarian Joe Moreshead on Fr. Sebastian Rale S.J. at Holy Martyr’s Church on Tuesday July 17, 2018. In 1695, Fr. Sebastian Rale S.J. traveled down the Dead River from Quebec to the banks of the Kennebec where for thirty five years he gave of himself in caring for the souls of the Abenaki Indians of Narantsouack ( later know as Norridgewock.) Located on disputed territory, Fr. Rale soon had a price put on his scalp by his New England neighbors to the South. The French, it is said, had three primary motives for coming to North America: fish, furs, and faith. Many priests, mostly Jesuits, came with the fur traders and fishermen. They lived among the Indians, learned their language, converted them to Catholicism, and counted them as allies in battles with the English. The English and French fought especially for territory along the undetermined border between Maine (part of Massachusetts) and French Canada. The French gained Indian allies when they protested English encroachment on Indian lands. Father Sebastien Rales (1652-1724) started a Jesuit mission and built a church in Norridgewock, on the Kennebec River. He was suspected of urging Indian and French troops to attack Wells in 1703. Indians continued to raid the increasingly fortified and more heavily populated settlements in Southern Maine, despite the 1713 Treaty of Portsmouth. In 1721, Fr. Rale, along with Indians flying the French flag demanded that the English leave Indian lands and return Indian hostages. The English stopped selling gunpowder and ammunition to the Indians and made plans to stop the French priest and the threat he represented to their control of Maine. In 1722, Col. Thomas Westbrook raided the mission, hoping to capture Fr. Rale. The Priest escaped, but the soldiers confiscated his strongbox and got important letters and documents that suggested he was working under orders of Canadian authorities. To revenge the raid on Norridgewock, Indians burned Brunswick. “This moderation of the savages did not have the effect which they had hoped,” he wrote. “Thus we have a new signal of the war which is likely to flame forth between the English and the savages. The latter look for no support from the French … but they had a resource in all the other savage nations, who will not fail to enter into their quarrel and take up their defense.” With hostilities increased, the British were determined to stop Fr. Rale and the Indians. In August 1724, a combined force of English militia and Massachusetts and Mohawk Indians destroyed the village at Norridgewock, killing as many as 100 Indians and Father Rale. The Indians who managed to stay alive fled to Canada after the battle was over. He ministered to their needs, conducted church services, advocated on their behalf, wrote an Abenaki-French dictionary – and was much loved by his followers. This evenings program was well presented by Seminarian Joe Moreshead with plenty of questions following his presentation. For myself and my wife we knew nothing of Fr. Rale and his life as a Missionary. We have decided to read more about his life which was very much dedicated to the caring of the Abenaki Indians and promoting the word of GOD all of his life. We look forward to Seminarian Joe’s next seminar.




Monthly K of C 136 Parish Breakfast

07/18/2018


Council: 136 - ROCKLAND

Project Description:

The Limerock, Council 136, Rockland, ME Knights held our monthly K of C Parish Breakfast, preparing a delicious hot breakfast meal for about 81 hungry parishioners and guests after our 8 AM Mass, raising $462.00 for our parish’s Caring Fund WindowDressers Project.

WindowDressers is a volunteer-based organization that builds insulating window inserts made of custom-made pine frames wrapped in two layers of tightly-sealed, clear polyolefin film and finished with a compressible foam gasket, which are installed inside of existing windows with no fasteners required.

The WindowDressers’ goals from the beginning have been to provide inserts to Mainers who cannot afford them, reduce fuel bills, reduce carbon footprint by reducing the use of fuel, and build community by having neighbors join together to help make inserts for neighbors.




Pregnancy Center Support for the Mother Seton House In Fryeburg. 15791

07/18/2018


Council: 15791 - FALMOUTH

Project Description:

Twelve council brothers, a parishioner, and a worker from Mother Seton House worked together as a Team at private homes and community businesses between July 14 to July 18, 2018. On July 14, 2018 a donor approached me and asked if we as Knights could help her out. She stated she would like to donate $100.00 toward the purchase of infant items for the babies at Mother Seton House. She also stated that she would like us to take the money and purchase the items with the one request that her name stay anonymous. I told her that I would see that her request was granted. At our meeting this month I brought this generous gift offer up, and also made a motion that the council match this $100.00, so we could go out and purchase $200.00 worth of infant clothing and supplies, which would make a more meaningful gift. The vote was taken and the motion was seconded and passed. Along with the clothing there were two $20.00 gift cards donated for Hannafords. On Wednesday July 18, 2018 our Deputy Grand Knight and one of our Council Trustee’s traveled to Fryeburg to present the items to one of the staff members. The items we were able to purchase were 340 diapers, 5 Packages of Wipes, 3 Baby Bottles, 8 bottles of Baby Wash for bathing, 2 Bottles of Baby Oil, 3 Bottles of Baby Shampoo and 2 Bottles of Baby Lotion. The two $20.00 gift cards will be used for cleaning supplies for the infants room. What a Blessed project this was in part due to the generous donation from a Parishioner from our Parish. This has been a very blessed “Life” Project.




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