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Keeping Christ in Christmas poster contest winners at St. Mike’s


Council #81 welcomes two new Fourth Degree Knights!

G.K. Brendan Butler and D.G.K. Kevin Armstrong were elevated to Fourth Degree at a state-wide exemplification ceremony at St. Mary’s Church in Ware, Mass. on November 12, 2023.

(L-R) G.K. Brendan Butler, D.G.K. Kevin Armstrong, P.G.K. Mike Tremblay and State Warden P.G.K. Mike Gibson

On hand celebrate with them were Council #81’s Past Grand Knight Mike Tremblay, serving with the Honor Guard, and State Warden Mike Gibson, also a Council #81 P.G.K.


First Concern Pregnancy Resource Center
Ultrasound Machine Dedicated 

First Concern Pregnancy Resource Center celebrated with a dedication ceremony on May 4, 2023 to thank all the donors and participants who helped make their dream come true:  the installation and dedication of an Ultrasound Machine to provide expecting mothers with diagnostic assistance in addition to the other support services they offer.  Fr. Steven Clemence was on hand to bless the machine and pray for its successful utilization in helping expecting mothers make their best informed choices.  

Council #81 was instrumental in raising funds for First Concern Pregnancy Resource Center to purchase the Ultrasound Machine for their center in Marlborough, with matching funds from the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus.   In fact, Council #81 raised almost double our fundraising goal, and used the excess to fund site renovations including a dedicated bathroom for the Ultrasound suite.   Council #81 continues to partner with First Concern to provide support services to new mothers.


Family credits healing to Blessed McGivney

Joe and Megan Hermosillo pose with their family at the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Md. When Joe was near death from Covid-19, the family prayed for the intercession of Mother Seton and Blessed Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus. Joe made a full recovery, and they credit these two giants of the American Catholic Church.
Click here to read the full story in the Boston Pilot.


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