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Faith in Action Reports

Faith in Action Reports

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Formation Degree

01/20/2019


Council: 2219 - WESTBROOK

Project Description:

Westbrook Council #2219 was honored to send five candidates move onto the Formation Degree held at St. Mary Church in Wells Maine on December 15th, 2018. Total Knights present were 59 however Council #2219 had seven in attendance, five candidates and two Brother Knights in support. The event was well attended and lunch was enjoyed by all in between the 2nd and 3rd degrees giving all Brothers in attendance the opportunity to meet and become acquainted. Bother Honore jumped in to translate for our French speaking Brother’s making this ceremony memorable for all.




Give A Cop A Bird

01/20/2019


Council: 2219 - WESTBROOK

Project Description:

During our October dinner meeting we had invited Westbrook Police Chief Roberts to join us to speak about the Westbrook police department and we asked specifically what we could do as Knights to help. During her talk she mentioned an upcoming fund raiser sponsored by the department and the name of the program was “Give A Cop A Bird” which was designed to help pass out Thanksgiving dinners to Westbrook families in need. Westbrook Council #2219 agreed to donate $200.00 helping their fund raising efforts.




Holiday Cards For Seminarian

01/20/2019


Council: 2219 - WESTBROOK

Project Description:

Council 2219 supports our Seminarians through our 50/50 raffle throughout the year, it was suggested that it would be nice to write our Seminarians during the Christmas holiday and share words of encouragement and we chose we could include a small gift. Six Brother Knights took the time to hand write cards to each of the eight Seminarians we’ve been working with to let them know we have them in our thoughts and prayers and are grateful for their dedication. Most of them wrote thank you notes in response and it was clear the cards were appreciated by all.




moving creche to town square

01/20/2019


Council: 13861 - SANFORD

Project Description:

Many years ago, a small group of fellow Knights got together and built a beautiful creche, it is quite large, it takes four men to move it. After the creche was built it took quite a bite of legal maneuvering to allow the Knights to put the creche in the town square, but the task was accomplished. So now, years later, our council takes the responsibility of making sure we have the creche in place at the town square every year. On December 8th a small group of Knights got together and moved the creche from the gym basement to the town square. It was there for the official lighting and through Christmas and was removed the 1st of the years. This is a task that we enjoy and gladly do as Knights.




Offertory Collection and Attendance Taking at Masses

01/20/2019


Council: 2219 - WESTBROOK

Project Description:

Knights from Westbrook Council 2219 take responsibility for the offertory at each Sunday Mass and also take responsibility for counting the adults attending the Sunday Masses and report the attendance to the St. Anthony’s Finance Council which tracks and analyzes attendance. At each Sunday Mass, the Knights obtain the collection baskets, walk around the parish with the collection baskets, obtain the parishioner offertory and empty the offertory baskets into the secure bank bag, seal the bag and deliver the bag in the offertory bowl to the individuals who are brining the gifts to the officiant. Having the Knights in charge of these responsibilities enables a consistent and secure method of offertory collection and an accurate attendance count.




Significant Donation to St Anthony's Capital Campaign

01/20/2019


Council: 2219 - WESTBROOK

Project Description:

in recent years, St. Anthony’s Parish, in Westbrook, ME has undergone a complete renovation of the building as well as the reconstruction and repaving of the parking lot. One area that was not able to be included in the renovation work was the exterior side entrance to the sanctuary. Church officials, including members of Council 2219, determined the entrance to be unsafe and closed the entrance until the repairs could be completed. The Diocese approved a capital campaign and the parish employed an engineer to design the rebuilt entrance and Knights were an integral part of that exercise which resulted in a plan for the new entrance. The St. Anthony’s Parish Capital Campaign to fund the rebuilding of the side entrance into the sanctuary was significantly supported by Westbrook Council 2219 who voted to make and made a $25,000 contribution to the Capital Campaign to help ensure the success of the campaign which totals $150,000. Westbrook Council 2219 was joined by The Holy Name Society and dedicated parishioners, including fellow Knights, who also made significant contributions to the campaign. All St. Anthony’s parishioners were also encouraged to fund this capital campaign. The work is expected to be completed sometime in 2019. The Westbrook Council 2219 is honored to be such a large contributor to this needed project.




St. Andres Memorial Garden Gazebo Contribution - Support of Wells Knights Fundraiser

01/20/2019


Council: 2219 - WESTBROOK

Project Description:

Our brothers from the Wells Council attended our December business meeting to present their fundraising campaign for the St. Andres Memorial Garden. St Andres specializes in Rehabilitation, Short-Term Care, Long-Term Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care and Palliative/Hospice Care. They have estimated the need for $75,000 to complete the Memorial Care Garden and had already reached 60% of their goal. They requested assistance in the form of a donation. A motion was made that the Westbrook council donate $1000.00 towards the memorial garden, the motion was approved at our January business meeting and the donation of $1,000 was made in January 2019.




Support Of Cluster Events

01/20/2019


Council: 2219 - WESTBROOK

Project Description:

A group of Brother Knights from Westbrook Council #2219 have supported Brother Knights within our cluster and have attended monthly fund raising dinners sponsored by our Brothers at Our Lady of Prepetual Help Windham ME. Beginning with the Lobster dinner supporting the local Windham Food Pantry to the most recent Chili Chowdar cook off supporting Portland Diocese Seminarians, Westbrook council believes in Brothers supporting Brothers activities and will continue to promote all outside activities sponsored by brother Knights.




Votive Candle Station

01/20/2019


Council: 2219 - WESTBROOK

Project Description:

Westbrook Council purchased the votive stands and kneeler by our Blessed Mother years ago and we maintain the votive’s weekly replacing the candles, ordering/maintaining candle inventory, cleaning the votive’s and area then collecting and counting/accounting of the funds.




Community Center Share a Ride Program

01/19/2019


Council: 11376 - BRIDGTON-FRYEBURG

Project Description:

The Community-Center in Bridgton Maine established a service two years ago for people in the area who have no transportation. The Center set-up a call list of people locally who are available to provide this service. Three of our Knights serve in this capacity at no charge to the clients. The service is open to anyone who calls the Center for help and an e-mail is sent to the providers to see who is available to respond. This includes trips to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, churches and to food banks etc.




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