Dec. 5 & 12 — At their annual Christmas parties, the the Knights of Columbus Triune and McCloskey Councils again showed their commitment to protect all human life by presenting generous Christmas gifts to organization who work in behalf of the unborn, mothers and children in need of help, school children, the orphaned, the sick, and the disabled. Parishes that are served by these two councils also received donations.
Local prolife groups who were recipients’ of the Knights’ generosity included the Rockland Right to Life Committee, Birthright of Rockland, the Sisters of Life, and Good Counsel Homes.
The traditional parties featured good fellowship and delicious food as always. The party of the Triune Council #2052, held on Dec. 5 in Toner Hall in St. Margaret’s church, was in memory of Peter Mucciolo, Past Grand Knight, who passed away this year. One of his final wishes to was provide the Christmas party dinner for his fellow Knights. His daughter, Kathy, gave a very moving tribute to her father, and Peter’s photo graced one of the tables, reminding us that he was still with us in spirit.
The McCloskey Council party featured the awarding of prizes for the annual children’s”Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster Contest. The winners were present and proudly stepped up to receive $50 award checks to the applause of all present.
Triune Council #2025 Christmas Party, Dec. 5, 2016
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McCloskey Council #4565 Christmas Party, Dec. 12, 2016 (photos courtesy of Bill Irwin) Click on a photo to enlarge it, and then scroll through the slide show)