OUR NEXT EVENTS
ALL NEEDHAM K OF C IN-PERSON EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS. PLEASE STAY SAFE. ZOOM EVENTS WILL BE POSTED ON OUR EVENTS CALENDAR MAY 28: 7:30 PM Fraternal Benefits Night Council 1611 via Skype
Pope Francis' Monthly Prayer Intentions
For the month of May, 2020
K of C College Scholarship
The Knights of Columbus 2019 College Scholarship program is now closed. Congratulations to our Scholarship recipients, Marianna Jantzen and Andrew Thompson. Our 2020 Scholarship Program will reopen in the Spring.
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.
PLEASE DONATE NOW!
Leave No Neighbor Behind - Our Response to COVID-19
The Coronavirus pandemic rages around us and is creating devastating damage to individuals, families, the healthcare system, the stock market, the economy, businesses and more. Not since The Great Depression has hunger been a more threatening issue in our community and in our country. With millions of our friends and neighbors having lost their jobs, food pantries are being overwhelmed by the need. The Needham Knights of Columbus Fr. Daniel J. Kennedy Council is rising to this heartbreaking challenge. We are encouraging our friends and neighbors to write a check in an amount you can afford to The Needham K of C and mail it to our hall at Needham K of C Council 1611, 1211 Highland Ave., Needham, MA 02492. We will collect these monies for as long as the overwhelming need exists, and deliver weekly checks to our local food pantries to be used to fill the shelves and help our local families until our world begins to heal, and things return to normal. To learn more about this effort, please click here: http://kofc.org/en/news-room/leave-no-neighbor-behind/index.html Please pray for our neighbors and our world.
2018 Star Council Award
In December 2018, The Needham Knights of Columbus Fr, Daniel J. Kennedy Council #1611 was honored to receive the Star Council Award. Pictured at left is Former State Deputy Paul O'Sullivan (c) presenting the award to current Grand Knight Paul Deeley (r), and Membership Director Ron Hadley (l).
The Star Council Award recognizes outstanding achievement in membership, insurance and service program activities. In order to earn the Star Council Award, a council must qualify for the Father McGivney, Founder’s, and Columbian Awards.
We are honored to be counted among the select group of councils who have received this recognition.
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....
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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 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.