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November Roasted Chicken Dinner

On the 11th of November, The Knights of Columbus Council #9058 hosted its November dinner. On the mashed potato, fresh garden salad and rolls. For dessert a sweet colorful plethora of gold, marble and chocolate cakes and fresh hot coffee…. Yum. Approximately 100 people enjoyed the savory meal, with around thirty of those as take-out. Our prizes for the lucky diners included a $50 dollar cash prize for the 50/50. We raffled off two state auto inspections and two $25 gift certificates for restaurant.com. A good time was had by all. Our guests raved about the food, music and service. Many are gearing up for what many anticipate to be the biggest dinner of the year, Italian night. We are looking to serve spaghetti and meatballs, manicotti, fresh antipasti, garlic bread and dessert. Mangia mangia!!! Arrividerci!!

Chicken Soup for the Family

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Brothers, opening our eyes, we can see that the family is in serious crisis. This being the case, as followers of Christ and defenders of the Domestic Church—the family—let us launch a concerted effort to save our children, save our grandchildren, by the means of saving our families. Pessimism, cynicism, and skepticism must not reign in our hearts, but rather confidence and hope that we can help construct a better world by striving for better, more holy families.

Dealing with Failure

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Men do not like to fail. We find much of our identity in our ability to not be a failure. Yet, if we are honest, our spiritual lives are often characterized by the very thing we dread—failure. Our resolutions and our aspirations simply do not align with reality. Habitual sins plague us and enslave us, leading to shame, confessions that are numbingly identical, discouragement bordering on despair, self-loathing, and worse still, doubt—a terrible, nagging doubt that maybe the sacraments don’t really “work.” Exacerbating the painfulness of this cycle of failure is the fact that the world puts a premium on success, on winning. There are few labels more humiliating for a man than “loser.” No one wants to be a loser. We all want to win at whatever we put our minds to, and we secretly harbor contempt for those who fail. That is, until we fail ourselves.

Here are 10 Very Interesting Facts About the Catholic Church You Probably Didn't Know!

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  1. Vatican City has the highest crime rate in the world! With a population around 500 people and a little over one crime per day, the Vatican crime rate is above 100 percent, per capita. Although the fact is shocking it should be remembered that the Vatican is about one square mile in size, and has nearly 20 million visitors annually. Most of the crimes are pickpockets, purse snatching and other petty offenses done by outsiders.

Installation of 2017-2018 Council Officers

During our October business meeting, our council's 2017-2018 officers were formally installed in a ceremony performed by District Deputy Dick Collopy.  Congratulations to our new officers!  More pictures can be found in the photo gallery section of the website.

September Polish dinner

”Co za kolacja”! This is the sentiment from any polish person in their right mind. (Insert joke here) Translated to English this means, “what a supper”. Truly it was. The line wound up the stairs to the cathedral. 158 eat in and 36 take out guests delighted in Kielbasa, polish mashed potato, stuffed pierogi, fresh greens salad with rolls and butter. The ambience rounded out by lively Polish ditties these meals are becoming something very special as comments are positive and encouraging. Comments like “I can’t wait for next month” or “I need to get the schedule, what else is coming up?” For the gentleman who pocketed a cool “c – note”, he made a tidy profit on his five dollar 50/50 investment. My view from the door is a great one because smiles and conversation dominates the room. People chewing and swaying to the music and mingling with their faith family. As the cash box grows we all eat knowing a greater cause other than our appetites is at work. Men taking weeks to organize prepare and work to build our community and help bring together our congregation and serve the Lord with our lives the best we can. This is at the heart of what the Knights of Columbus does. In the words of many of our guests, I cannot wait for the next one. See you there.

 

Proverbs 17:17

Congratulations to our Brother Deacon Terry Sullivan!

 After over 4 years of study and prayer, our fellow Brother Terry Sullivan was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of Manchester on September 9th.  Although Terry has been assigned to Saint Joseph’s in Epping, he will remain in our thoughts and prayers as he embarks on his ministry as a Permanent Deacon.  To insure Terry remembers his brother Knights from Council 9058, we presented him with a dalmatic with the Knights of Columbus emblem during his reception.  Best of Luck, Terry!

2017 Golf Tournament

Finally, after a two week delay do to rain, the Hampstead Council completed a successful golf tournament on August 19, 2017. The weather was beautiful with sunshine all afternoon. Thirty eight golfers competed for top prize and their names engraved on the permanent trophy on display in the church.

 

As usual a huge collection of very nice gifts of merchandise and gift certificates were available to the winners of the tournament and followed by raffle winners.

 

Chicken Connection provided a meal that was both delicious and plentiful. All who were able to participate enjoyed another great outing and hopefully will be looking forward to next year.

 

Congratulations to our winning team!

Thank you to all players, sponsors and volunteers!

 

 

Dues are due starting January 1st

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