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A Distinct Identity

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.


The volunteer of the month for October is Mary Bazinet.


Mary has been active in the Council for several years. She volunteers in the Kitchen every week during Bingo, once a month at Spaghetti Dinner, and during our Annual Tootsie Roll Drive. Mary also supports the Council by attending our Council dinners. We could always use a few more volunteers like Mary.


Congratulations, Robert Lelievre, Grand Knight


I hope this newsletter finds everyone well. Our Council had about 30 members who came out to pay their respects to Army Master Sgt. Lui9s Figueroa. I thank you for your participation.

In case you did not see it in last month’s newsletter, PLEASE, if you do not work in the kitchen during Bingo, STAY OUT. The workers are complaining because it is a big hazard with so many in there and we don’t want anyone to get hurt.

We have a very impressive amount of volunteers who turn out for our functions and events. Out of roughly 1,100 members, we get around 275 who turn to give of their time to raise money that we as a Council, give to charities. Officers vote on requests, then we bring it to the Council. The decision to pass it or not is up to YOU, not just the officers. This is your money! You have a say and only getting 20 members or so at meetings is very upsetting and disappointing. Talking with some of the Past Grand Knights, they have told me of different things that they and others have tried to bring up numbers at the meetings., I’m asking you, what can we, as officers, do or change to get you to come to at least one meeting a month? Starting in November we are going to change the start time of the meetings to begin at 6:30 instead of 7:30 hoping that will bring up attendance. If you haven’t been to a meeting in a while, please consider coming to at least once a month. This is your Council and you should support it by attending. I can be reached at (413) 592-3198 or by e-mail at (grandknight@koc4044.com.)

The members of the Knights of Columbus Council #4044 and the Marty Kearny family will once again host a Spaghetti Dinner on Wednesday, October 23rd to benefit the Sisters of St. Joseph. The event will be held at the Castle of Knights from 4:30-6:30 pm. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door. You can also purchase your tickets in advance by calling either Marty Kearny at (413) 552-0569 or Sister Elly Harrington at (413) 536-0853

Our Council Chaplain is on retreat and is unable to submit an article for this month’s newsletter.

Dear children! Pray, work and witness with love for the Kingdom of Heaven that it may be good for you here on earth. Little children, God will bless your effort a hundredfold; you will be witnesses among peoples, souls of unbelievers will feel the grace of conversion and Heaven will be grateful for your efforts and sacrifices. Little children, witness with the Rosary in hand that you are mine and decide for holiness. Thank you for having responded to my call.


VIVAT JESU! Robert Lelievre, Grand Knight


“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

Norman Vincent Peale