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Here at Knights of Columbus, Council 4044, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision-making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high-quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact on all of our pursuits.

 
 
'''Thank you" is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding."
– Alice Walker
 

ROBERT LELIEVRE - GRAND KNIGHT

My Brother Knights,

​I want to begin by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This time of the year, thanks are in store to everyone who came out to help with the Tootsie Roll Drive. This year we were able to present the State with a check for $13,000. Special thanks to Elaine Bogart, Bob and Sue Poulin, June Caeser, Virginia Dunphy, Marge Sabat, and Anita Tucker, who, in total, had 821 hours. To the 127 members and their wives that gave a total of 494 hours, thanks to every one of you.
 
A huge thank you to Paul Soja and all the volunteers who took the time to come and help on Thanksgiving to feed the people that we did, both in house and the homebound. THANK YOU!!!
Starting in January, the Council meetings will be on the third Monday of the month, beginning at 7 pm.
We are still looking to fill the Outside Guard position. If you are interested, please see Matt Cooke or me.
OUR HOLY MOTHER’S MESSAGE OF OCTOBER 24TH
Dear children! Today I call you to prayer. May prayer be a balm to your soul, because the fruit of prayer is joy, giving and witnessing God to others- through your life. Little children, in complete surrender to God, He will take care of everything and will bless you and your sacrifices will have meaning. I am with you and bless all of you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call!!
VIVAT JESU! Robert Lelievre, Grand Knight

The volunteer of the month for December is Elaine Bogart.

 

Elaine spent many hours organizing the Tootsie Roll Drive, countless phone calls to our members, and several days in the Lounge collecting monies from the volunteers. She continued to volunteer at our weekly Bingo and monthly Spaghetti Dinner while all this was happening.

Congratulations, Robert Lelievre, Grand Knight

REPOSE OF THE SOUL
Please remember to keep in your prayers all of the Brother Knights and members of their families who have passed away, those who are sick and elderly, for all priests and religious vocations, for the life of the unborn, and remember to keep the men and women serving in our military safe, so they may return home to their loved ones.
 
We ask that you pray for the repose of the soul of Brother Knight Gerald DeLoria, Brother Knight Edward Paquette, and Brother Knight Leonard Giannetti who leaves behind his wife Joan.
 
Robert Lelievre, Grand Knight

TOOTSIE ROLL DRIVE

I would like to take a few moments to say THANK YOU to all who took the time to help in this year’s TOOTSIE ROLL DRIVE. The lack of CHARITY and FRATERNITY was very evident this year. I was left unable to cover 70 spots and that has NEVER HAPPENED in the 40 plus years of the drive.


The members that always helped out are getting too old, to sick or have passed away and the younger members will not give 2 hours of their time to help others. This year 92 members said they would call me back and I am still awaiting those calls. If it were not for all the people listed in this newsletter and the hours they gave, this year’s drive would have been a complete FAILURE. Nothing to be proud of when you have the membership 4044 has.


Again, THANK YOU TO ALL THAT WORKED THIS YEAR’S DRIVE. Please note: And to my surprise the State Deputy Paul Flanagan drove down from the Boston area and stood at the Stop and Shop on Lincoln St. for 2 hours. He filled in at one of the many open spots. THANK YOU, PAUL.


Elaine Bogart, Chairperson

 
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