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KN IGHTS IN ACTION
REPORTS FROM COUNCILS, ASSEMBLIES AND COLUMBIAN SQUIRES CIRCLES ADOPTED PARISH
For several years, Holy Family of the Mountains Council 7950 in Crestline, Calif., has donated food, supplies and educational support to parishioners at St. Eugene de Mazenod Parish in Tijuana, Mexico. Council 7950 recently expanded its fundraising efforts and increased its donations to help the parish accommodate an influx of migrants sleeping in tents and warehouses. ROOM AT THE INN
Ontario Knights repaint walls at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore — a used home and building supply store that raises funds for Habitat projects — in St. Catharines. The event was part of “Knights of Columbus Week” in Niagara Falls, Ontario, during which the city officially recognized the Order for “quiet acts of charity.”
WORKS OF MERCY
Marlboro (Mass.) Council 81 supports Home of the Divine Mercy Institute for Vocational Training in Kabale, Uganda. The ministry, founded by Ugandan priest Father Evarist Gabosya Ankwasiize, teaches profitable skills to young women who were orphaned or exploited. The council has raised $5,500 to improve the Institute’s instructional building. RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD
Father Fray Juan Diaz Council 1806 in Yuma, Ariz., purchased eight new tires for the Casa-Hogar de Niñas Santa
Members of Mamakating Council 14560 in Wurtsboro, N.Y., attended Mass at St. Christopher’s Inn in Garrison, a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement that offers rehabilitation to men in crisis. Guests at the inn live with the friars and receive free or low-cost services such as substance abuse treatment, primary health care, psychiatric services and vocational
COMMUNITY assistance. Deputy Grand Knight Joseph Hershel presented the ministry with a check for $3,400. POLISH PRIDE
Members of Msgr. Charles A. Kelly Jr. Council 14129 in Henrico, Va., hosted a Polish-themed family festival at St. Mary’s Parish Hall. The event included folk dancing, an authentic Polish dinner and a silent auction. Proceeds were donated to the church’s sister parish in Haiti and to KOVAR, a Virginia state council charity that provides financial assistance to organizations helping people with intellectual disabilities.
Maria de Guadalupe, an orphanage in San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, where religious sisters care for approximately 30 young girls. The sisters desperately needed to replace the old tires on their two vans. GOOD STEWARDS
For 15 years, members of St. Stephen Council 14084 in Riverview, Fla., have joined families and parishioners of St. Stephen Catholic Church to “adopt” a road through Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, a nonprofit that promotes environmental stewardship. The council picks up trash four times a year along a road close to the parish.
Knights and family members of St. Matthew Council 14360 in Norwalk, Conn., take a break from cleaning up the future home of Malta House, a residence for pregnant women and mothers in need. Malta House will be moving to a former convent at All Saints Catholic School in Norwalk once its capital campaign has raised the money for renovations. Council 14360 has supported the home for the last 10 years, assisting with projects, raising funds and collecting supplies.
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Columbia July/August 2019