Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Another hat that I wear is Grand Knight of the St. Paul's Council of the Knight's of Columbus.

The St. Paul’s Council of the Knights of Columbus  presented  $25,000 in donations to 10 St. John’s area causes on Friday, May 17th.

Charity - helping those most in need - has always been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus and we try and share our wealth with smaller groups that are in need of assistance..

The following organizations received $2,500  eachto assist them with their activities in support of the community:

·      The Single Parents Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.
·      The Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre, George Street United Church.
·      The Community Food Sharing Association.
·      The Right to Life Association.
·      St. Patrick’s Mercy Home.
·      Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.
·      Emmaus House, St. Thomas’ Church.
·      Prostate  Cancer Association – Canadian Cancer Society.
·      The Gathering Place.
·      St. Bonaventure's College.

The event took  place at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road at 12:30 p.m on May 17th,

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.

The Knights of Columbus provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

Our little council has provided an average of $70,000 per year to charities and service groups in the province. Fantastic stuff that really makes one feel good.

What I was disappointed about was that despite a couple of media  advisories, no one bothered to show up to even take a picture for the paper.

We do not do it for the glory, but it would be nice to be noticed. If for nothing else, to profile the needs of the smaller organization.

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