Knights News


Members of the Knights of Columbus council at St. Luke’s Church in Barrington display fruits of the parish’s generosity, freshly “harvested” for families in need. The backpacks are filled with school supplies and headed to grade school students served by the Joslin Community Center and St. Charles Borromeo Church, both in Providence. This year’s drive is the fifth and most successful yet. In years past, around 60 backpacks were the norm. For school year 2023-24, St. Luke’s parishioners came through with enough kindness and caring to fill and deliver 100 back-to-school backpacks. Pictured, from left to right, are Knights Rich Fitzgerald, Joe Palazzolo, Doug Johnston, David Seel and Joe Lofgren.

Photo courtesy of Dave Pearson

Steve Calise and Bob Chase of St. Augustine Knights of Columbus Council with Fran DiBiasio of Our Lady of Grace Church in Johnston in front of banners of participating councils, sodalities and societies for the annual God the Father Mass on August 6. 

Photo courtesy of Bob Chase

Presentations to the recipients of Knights of Columbus, Father Christopher S. Rooney Council, No. 3618’s Youth of the Year award were made to Jack Reynolds and Peyton Applegate during the festival at Saint Barnabas Parish on June 18. Grand Knight Jim Mace was assisted by Linda Brown and Jennifer Neale, the wife and daughter of the council’s recently deceased brother, Sir Knight Richard Brown, for whom this annual award has been named in perpetuity.

Photos courtesy of James Mace