OUR NEXT EVENTS
VIRTUAL TOOTSIE ROLL DRIVE: Currently Active. Click here to donate!
Nov. Council Meeting: Nov. 11, 7:30 PM Please join us on ZOOM. No dinner this month.
Contactless Thanksgiving Food Drive: Nov. 21 & 22nd
Pope Francis' Monthly Prayer Intentions
For the month of November, 2020
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.
YOUR GENEROSITY HAS BEEN HUMBLING
Leave No Neighbor Behind - Our Response to COVID-19
Our local Leave No Neighbor Behind Program has been a tremendous success., thanks to your generosity! Since our program began in March we have collected and distributed over $10,000 to The Needham Community Council and the Greater Boston Boston Food Bank. Given the exploding need brought about by job losses and business closings, our local food baks have been overwhelmed. Your generosity has gone a long way to alieviating the pain of so many families, and for that we say, Thank You! We are temporarily suspending our collection efforts for this program so we can focus on some of our other fund raising efforts and causes. We expect to restart this program as needs dictate. 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.
Our 2020 Tootsie Roll Drive
This year's Tootsie Roll Drive has gone VIRTUAL! For your safety and ours we will not be able to join you face to face this year, or hand you a Tootsie Roll as a Thank You for helping children and adults with disabilities.
But your help and ours is still very much needed, and so we have set up a means to enable you to donate online.
We will actually miss standing in the cold, the rain, and the snow and handing you a Tootsie Roll or two. And of course, we will miss the opportunity to see you, our neighbors, without whom we could not help so many in need.
To donate this year click "Learn more" below.
... and we owe you a Tootsie Roll!
May God continue to bless you and keep you safe during these anxious days.
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 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.