Monday, 7 January 2019


Patrick Power is the winner!!!

TICKET # 014012

Thanks to Gary Hughes and all the sellers, parishioners and all our members 
of St Paul's K of C who put so much work into the car lottery.

Thanks to Minister Bernie Davis for taking the time to participate 
with us and draw the winning ticket.

Again thanks to everyone who purchased tickets.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Awards presented by Archbishop Currie

Archbishop Currie presented the Benemerenti Medal to Ms. Joanne Thompson.  
The Benemerenti Medal is an honour awarded by the Pope to members of the clergy
 and laity for service to the Roman Catholic Church. Ms. Thompson's work with the 
community, especially her creative and diligent work with the Gathering Place
 is very much recognized, valued and appreciated.

Archbishop Currie presented the award of Knight Commander of the 
Order of St. Gregory the Great to Mr. Pat Thompson.  The honor is bestowed upon 
Roman Catholics in recognition of their personal service to the Holy See and to the 
Church, through examples made in their communities and their countries.
 Mr. Thompson's work with the Basilica Historical and Museum Committees is 
very much recognized, valued and appreciated.


Monday, 26 November 2018


 Brothers. It's time for a little Christmas fraternity, food and drink. The Annual Christmas Social is taking place on Wednesday, December 12/18. calendar 

There will be a Rosary at 6:30 PM and Swiss Chalet will be served at 7:00 PM. 

We need to know who is coming to facilitate our chicken order. 

Please RSVP by December 10th.

Confirmation of your attendance can be forwarded to our Grand Knight at


St. Paul's welcomed five new members into our ranks recently.

Grand Knight Gerry Puddister and Brian Kennedy a used the new on-line degree exemplification offered by the Knights of Columbus.  They wish to thank PGK Donald Mackey and Financial Secretary Albert Croke for the assistance in navigating the technical challenges.

By all accounts the ceremony, which was carried out in GK Puddister's living room went very well. Both the organizers and the candidates spoke very highly of this new approach.

Our Grand Knight said, "I am very impressed by the first degree ceremony video from Supreme. To be addressed by Carl Anderson on the conclusion after the first degree was very impressive."

It should be pointed out that St. Paul's Council still has an active 1st Degree Team. The new online exemplification is another tool to ensure that men who want to join our order have speedy access without delays.

Brother Marcello is a transfer and attended our last general meeting.

On behalf of our council, lets offer a warm welcome to our latest Knights:

Ray Carrier
William (Bill) Jeffery
Marcello Lima
Jeff Seitz
Aidan Peter Whittle

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.
The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 15,100 councils and 1.9 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, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.