Pope Francis' Monthly Prayer Intentions
For the month of January, 2021
K of C College Scholarship
The Knights of Columbus College Scholarship program was suspended in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hope is to be able to offer our scholarships again in 2021. We will update you as circumstances develop.
New On-Line Membership
Now you can join the Knights of Columbus on-line without joining a specific council. This new membership option gives you many of the benefits of a traditional member with the option to upgrade to a full council membership at any time.
SUPER BOWL FUNDRAISER!
February 7, 2021
Our Annual Super Bowl celebration has been re-imagined because of COVID, so the party is at your house this year! You may remember, our traditional Super Bowl Party proceeds were to support our local Seminarians. And of course we hope to continue to do that. So if you'd like to contribute to this worthy cause and maybe win some fantastic prizes to boot, join us on Super Bowl Sunday...by staying home, and winning big as a result.
Next year we'll be back in our Hall and the party will be ON! Hope to see you there, but until then we hope you will join us in helping our Seminarians this year! Click below to learn how to participate and what you can win.
Our Thanks to the Entire Needham Community
We are enormously grateful to the people of Needham, MA who contributed over $12,000 in 2020 for our local food pantries through our council's Leave No Neighbor Behind Program, in order to soften the crushing blow of COVID 19. You also contributed thousands of pounds of food during our Contactless Food Drives at Thanksgiving AND Christmas so those most in need could enjoy a hot meal during the holidays. This is what good people like you do. We are proud of you, and owe you our undying thanks! May God bless you all and grant you a Happy, Healthy and Holy New Year!
Support Our Catholic Schools
Helping cancer patients
We are blessed to have two outstanding Catholic schools here in Needham. In a town with strong public schools, our Catholic schools offer an environment which is an academic match, but add an essential element to the education of our children: Faith. The teachings of our faith are woven into the fabric of everyday life at our schools. They inspire our children to reflect the Goodness God has instilled in them as his precious children, and that all people are gifted with a human dignity which is bestowed upon them by God. As such we are called to love and care for one another as Jesus loves and cares for us.
Wall Street Journal Article: "The Catholic School Difference" Click Here
The brief but extraordinary life of Fr. Daniel J. Kennedy is chronicled in this inspiring book written by the person who knew him best, his father. Fr. Dan continues to touch hearts and turn people towards Christ through this down to earth story. Net proceeds from the sale of this book go to scholarships for local seminarians, which Fr. Dan would have loved!
A Sample of Amazon Reviews
As a committed Catholic, with Irish and Boston roots, I found this book deeply meaningful. Every page filled me with profound appreciation, admiration, and respect for Fr. Dan. His life is a clarion call to deeper faith and the commitment that should accompany it. This is, when all's said and done, the moving account of a normal man on the fast lane to sainthood-- achieved far too quickly in view of those who knew and loved him. This book will make you wish you were among that select group....
click the above image to buy the book on Amazon
Our Faith in Contemporary Culture
The Catholic faith had had an enormous impact on cultures all over the world for two thousand years. And it continues to do so.
You can see the Church's teachings, ethics, and philosophies all around us everyday. Many don't even recognize it.
Art, education, medicine, law, social justice, literature, entertainment and more have all been profoundly shaped by our faith. In this space we will give you some contemporary glimpses of a faith that is alive and well in our world today. Enjoy.