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15791 - FALMOUTH

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Open Hearts Open Doors. Ministry for Special Needs. 15791

08/08/2019


Council: 15791 - FALMOUTH

Project Description:

Our Council Grand Knight and Deputy Grand Knight along with parish families and children with special needs participated in the parish first gathering at Holy Martyr’s Church in the Church Hall on August 7, 2019. Last month our parish Faith Formation Director invited us to attend Open Hearts Open Doors, Ministry for Special Needs. This evening the session opened with a fifteen minute prayer session led by our new Pastor Fr. Phil. Also in attendance this evening were two representative from the Portland Diocese, and Parish Faith Formation Director Georgette Dionne. The basic goal of this meet and greet this evening was to invite the people with disabilities to include shut-ins an opportunity to come and participate in some prayer time and to socialize with one another. Present this evening was 10 children who enjoyed playing games and coloring which Georgette supplied. There was also refreshments on hand. The knights who participated enjoyed themselves very much, and we look for the next Open Heart Open Door session to be held for Special Needs people. What a Blessing to be with these Special Needs Children.




Peoples Veto

08/08/2019


Council: 13486 - WATERVILLE

Project Description:

Our council made the decision to join the effort to over turn two laws passed by the state legislature. We are hopeful that our efforts will help bring the issues of “Death with Dignity” and “Discrimination of pregnant Women” to the voters of Maine. On August 4th, 2019 our council brothers set up tables in the church hall to gather signatures after the Sunday masses.
Father Patrick Finn, a fellow knight, spoke to the congregation about the need to challenge these terrible laws. Mike Hammond, our financial secretary and district deputy, took the lead on this project and his efforts resulted in over 200 signatures. We may continue to gather more signatures in the weeks ahead but wanted to report that our council has joined the fight to save life in all venues.




Peoples Veto

08/08/2019


Council: 13486 - WATERVILLE

Project Description:

Our council made the decision to join the effort to over turn two laws passed by the state legislature. We are hopeful that our efforts will help bring the issues of “Death with Dignity” and “Discrimination of pregnant Women” to the voters of Maine. On August 4th, 2019 our council brothers set up tables in the church hall to gather signatures after the Sunday masses.
Father Patrick Finn, a fellow knight, spoke to the congregation about the need to challenge these terrible laws. Mike Hammond, our financial secretary and district deputy, took the lead on this project and his efforts resulted in over 200 signatures. We may continue to gather more signatures in the weeks ahead but wanted to report that our council has joined the fight to save life in all venues.




Saying Goodbye To A Brother Knight

08/08/2019


Council: 5524 - LINCOLN

Project Description:

On 27 July 2019, members of Council 5524 and Assembly 1876 paid a farewell tribute to a 50 year member of this Council who died suddenly of a heart attack. Services were held at St. Leo’s Church in Howland, Maine. Several members of Assembly 1876 were in full regalia and participated in the Mass, while many more Knights were in attendance. The members in regalia paid a final salute to the departed member at the grave side service. Following the service, a luncheon was held at St. Leo’s and the family members were presented with a K of C bible. A K of C memorial flag and a K of C grave marker was placed at the grave site.




Family Social Program for August. 15791

08/07/2019


Council: 15791 - FALMOUTH

Project Description:

Eighteen council brothers, wives, and our Pastor participated in our August Family Social at Holy Martyr’s Church in our Meeting Room on Tuesday August 6, 2019. During the summer months of July and August our council offers to its members, and family members a social program. This month our program director arraigned for Beth Simmons LSW, of Northern Light Home Care and Hospice Care of South Portland. Volunteers are needed most to help hospice patients in Cumberland and York counties. Healthcare experience is not required. Training and support will be supplied by the Home Care and Hospice group for all volunteer’s. Beth presented a 40 minute program with questions and answer’s which followed. Before she left she left with our Grand Knight a number of items to read over, including Volunteer Service form to fill out if you wish to learn more and become part of this program. Several of our council brothers and wives picked up material at the end of the presentation. Refreshments were served as part of the evening. The members were very pleased with the program.




Quartley Non- Knight Family Presentation. 15791

08/07/2019


Council: 15791 - FALMOUTH

Project Description:

Eighteen council brothers, wives and guest participated in our Quarterly Non- Knight Family Presentation at Holy Martyr’s Church in our meeting room on Tuesday August 6, 2019. During the end of 2018 our Program Director spoke to the council about showing recognition to a Non Knight Family of the Month each quarter. The members of the council have sent him a few families from each of our four churches that they feel are deservant of this recognition. This month our Non-Knight Family comes from Saint Gregory’s Church in Gray. They were very pleased to have been selected for this award. One of our goals with this program is to show the families that the Knights are a Family organization, and would like to see them become a family of our Council and Order. This family has helped us in the pass on a number of events. We feel this may be the start of adding yet another family to our council and order. Thanks be to GOD.




Supporting our Seminarians. 15791

08/07/2019


Council: 15791 - FALMOUTH

Project Description:

Eighteen council members, wives and guest participated in a Seminarian presentation, which took place at Holy Martyr’s Church on Tuesday August 6, 2019. With us closing in on September its time to support our two Seminarian’s once again. Last evening our Council Treasurer presented a $500.00 check to Seminarian Joseph Moreshead. Our second Seminarian Joshua Guillemette was unable to make the presentation last evening so his $500.00 check will be mailed to him. We have been very Blessed as a council to have been able to support these Seminarians, as they continue their education. Recently the council voted to support them both once again for 2019-2020. We wish them the best in their studies and their goals in becoming priests.




Altar Servers Festival. 15791

08/06/2019


Council: 15791 - FALMOUTH

Project Description:

One of our council sponsored Seminarians lead 26 altar server’s, parents and friends at Saint John’s Church and Grounds on Sunday August 4, 2019. at All the boys and girls in attendance for this festival enjoyed the afternoon. The afternoon started with a Mass at 2 PM led by Bishop Deeley. Following the Mass the Knights of St. John’s Church cooked dinner. Following the meal the altar server games started at 3:30 and ended with a barbecue at 5:00. What a Blessed day this was for all. We Praise the LORD for his special touch on all who attended.




WALK THE FOOTSTEPS OF FR. SEBASTIAN RÂLE 15791

08/06/2019


Council: 15791 - FALMOUTH

Project Description:

One of our council sponsored Seminarians lead this years Pilgrimage Walk for Fr. Rale in Madison Maine on Saturday August 3, 2019. The PILGRIMAGE:WALK THE FOOTSTEPS OF FR. SEBASTIAN RÂLE started at St. Sebastian Church, 161 Main St., Madison, ME. Fr. Sebastian Râle (also spelled Râsle) lived much of his life among the Abenaki people and is even credited with establishing Maine’s first school. He fiercely defended the rights of the Abenaki people and was killed by the British in 1724. Seven members of the tribe died trying to protect him. We visited the places where he preached and ministered. All who attended enjoyed the day very much. The group met at St. Sebastian Church, located on 161 Main Street in Madison, at 10 a.m., and the journey conclude around 1 p.m. at the memorial of Father Râle, located in St. Sebastian Cemetery on the spot where he was killed. The pilgrimage was led by Joseph Moreshead, a seminarian for the Diocese of Portland. There was a number of opportunities for prayer and meditation during the day. We thank Seminarian Joe for leading this second Pilgrimage during his stay in Maine.




AARP LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

08/03/2019


Council: 334 - AUGUSTA

Project Description:

AARP meets each Tuesday at the Maine State Library for Tuesdays At The State House (TASH.) The group size varies from week to week but close to 70 people have attended fairly regularly. Speakers present information on a number of topics pertinent to the well being of seniors. Books have been discussed and letters to Legislators have been written.

I along with other attendees have visited the Senate and House along with the Hall Of Flags where we can observe proceedings and programs. We also can interact with members of the Legislature. Our presence is noticed by our representatives.

The program usually begins in January and ends in June with a luncheon. The actual time that I put into this volunteer activity was 38 hours and 35 minutes. I placed March 5th as the start date since I previously did a report up to March in order to comply with the March reporting due date. This report is a continuation of the activity from March to June.




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