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Faith in Action Reports

Faith in Action Reports

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Brother Knights' Participation in St. Anthony Leadership Council

01/16/2020


Council: 2219 - WESTBROOK

Project Description:

Three Brother Knights from the Westbrook Council are members of and very actively participate in the St. Anthony’s
Leadership Council which assists Father Lou Phillips in achieving the Parish Mission and in representing the over 700
families registered at St. Anthony’s to help ensure a vibrant parish. The three Brother Knights attend the Bi-Monthly
Leadership Council Meetings which are typically one hour long and also meet for about two hours to discuss and
prepare for each Leadership Council Meeting. The participation of three Brother Knights on the Leadership Council
shows the Council’s commitment to the parish and keeps the Council members well informed on parish activities as
well as parish needs. Many thanks to these three Brother Knights!




Capital Campaign

01/16/2020


Council: 2219 - WESTBROOK

Project Description:

Council 2219 invited business manager for the cluster to give us an update on the financials for the Parish along with the update on our capital campaign which was set up to repair a set of outside granite stairs, our organ and heating system. He shared with us we had an unexpected expense regarding the heating system therefore the campaign has fallen short by $6500.00. A nomination was made for the council to make up the short fall of the $6500.00 dollars, I note went out to the entire council and a vote was taken during our January meeting and passed unanimously.




Council 2219 Monthly Newsletter

01/16/2020


Council: 2219 - WESTBROOK

Project Description:

Each month, beginning in February 2019, Council 2219 produces a newsletter to inform members of upcoming events key points from the most recent business meeting, celebrate accomplishments and recolonize members for their good deeds. The newsletter is distributed via email to all council members as well as District and Parish Leadership to bring them up to date on council activities and upcoming events. The newsletter is a professional looking publication and includes many photos of Knights in action. The newsletter also helps to encourage Knights who are not active to become more involved as they become aware of the numerous activities undertaken by Council 2219. Throughout each month, photos are taken at Knight events for inclusion in then newsletter. Additionally, the newsletter is utilized to notify members of any National or District level news which would have been covered in our monthly Business Meetings. The newsletter has been well received by Council members.

The newsletter is called The Knights Times and this F.I.A. report covers a time period of March 2019 through February 2010. Time spent includes attendance at events, taking of pictures, identification of items to be included in the newsletter, writing of the newsletter, assembly of the newsletter and distribution to Council members. Three of the newsletters are attached for your review.




Monthly Dinner Meeting

01/16/2020


Council: 2219 - WESTBROOK

Project Description:

September Council #2219 invited Economic Development Director Daniel Stevenson to speak at our monthly dinner meeting. We had approximately 96 people in attendance to enjoy a wonderful dinner prepared by our very own Daughters of Isabella. Westbrook Born and raised Stevenson has big dreams, ideas and goals for the city that uniquely wraps around a now thriving river. Could Westbrook be just what the state needs to attract new Mainers??? Well, we’ll find out…if Daniel has anything to do with it it will happen. Daniel is always a pleasure to listen to and as residents of the great city of Westbrook we will support him in his efforts.




November 2019 Family Of The Month

01/16/2020


Council: 2219 - WESTBROOK

Project Description:

This months Family Of The Month go to a couple that are always front and center here at St. Anthony’s. Together they were instrumental in helping make our Christmas Fair the success it was but their activity and generosity are not limited to the Christmas Fair because they are generous on any levels throughout the year and especially donating their time to St. Anthony. They planed an enormous roll in the Fair from attending all the meetings, designing our St. Anthony grocery bags, helping with the evening kitchen…anything electrical, sound and of course doing a great job working the paddles. They’re a positive fun couple to share time with and they could not have done more to help the fair both enjoyable and the success it was. It’s with great pride that I name Maureen & Bruce LeBeau this month’s Family of the Month!




November 2019 Knight Of The Month

01/16/2020


Council: 2219 - WESTBROOK

Project Description:

The Knight of The Month this month is another Brother Knight that you can always count on to help. This past month he was front and center lending a helping h the Christmas Fair. He attended all Fair meetings and quickly volunteered to help with the general kitchen where he could put his years of experience to good use. He’s positive attitude and eagerness to lend a helping hand makes me proud to call Darrell Lachance my Brother and this month’s Knight of the Month!




October 2019 Family Of The Month

01/16/2020


Council: 2219 - WESTBROOK

Project Description:

This months Family Of The Month are a couple that have a quiet presence around the parish calling little attention to themselves however are involved deeply in many facets of the operations of St. Anthony. This past month they have been extremely active in helping with the Christmas Fair present at all the meeting contribution where ever needed. He has been responsible for and done a great job with our advertising and will also brave the parking lot this coming weekend with the help of the scouts and his wife has worked on many areas of the fair along with cutting and stapling thousands of raffle tickets! This is only a fraction of the generous deeds they have contributed so I am proud to acknowledge Dick and Ruth Chretion as Family Of The Month!




October 2019 Knight Of The Month

01/16/2020


Council: 2219 - WESTBROOK

Project Description:

This months Knight Of The Month, like many others, could be eligible for this award every month. This Brother Knight is so active within the Parish that it’s difficult to mention just one or two things. Like many of us he is deeply dedicated to St. Anthony and its success and longevity. He’s held many offices within the Knights and sat on many committees over the years…this month we’re recognizing him for his continued support and organization of the recent talent show and his tireless work with our veterans. It’s with great pride that I announce Paul Concannon as October’s Knight Of The Month!




Purchase of New Coffee Urns

01/16/2020


Council: 2219 - WESTBROOK

Project Description:

The Parish Hall was in need of new coffee urns which would cost approximately $220 for two 50 cup urns. We use the urns for our weekly coffee and donuts following the Sunday 9:30 mass along with Lenten dinners and monthly Knights and Daughters dinners. The council voted to purchase the urns and it passed unanimously.




September 2019 Family Of The Month

01/16/2020


Council: 2219 - WESTBROOK

Project Description:

The couple receiving the Family Of The Month are a special couple, they work together year round maintaining and managing our very own Blessed Mother Mary and the vigil candles however that is only the beginning of their generosity, at this time of year we’re recognizing Pat & Bob Poitras for opening their home to approximately sixty Brother Knights and their families for a wonderfully well organized cookout! We do have a committee of men to help organize the activities however, this cookout could not be the success it is without the organizational skills of both Pat and Bob.It is with great pleasure that I announce them as Family Of The Month!




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