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Next Council 10 Business Meeting (Second Monday)

The next Stella Maris Council 10 Business Meeting will take place on Monday, October 14 at 7:30 pm in the St. Mary Church Parish Hall.

Next Squires Meeting (Second Sunday)

The next Squires Meeting will take place in September, date and time TBD, in the St. Mary Church Parish Hall.

Next Fourth Degree Meeting (Fourth Tuesday)

The next Hon. W Patrick Donlin Assembly 2459 meeting of area Fourth Degree Knights will take place on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 pm at St. Mary Church in New Haven

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Knights in Action! Columbus House Fish Fry 10/16/2019

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Left to Right Brothers Andy Perrone, George Higgins, Stephen Montano, Stephen Wilhelm, John Kunde, Sal Pannone and Liam Cotter. Over 55 meals were served to the homeless at Columbus House in New Haven.

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Parish Picnic 10/06/2019

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Stella Marris Council 10 working together cooking for our Parish Picnic.

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Take a Vet Fishing

August 17th, 2019. Stella Maris Council 10 and Cornerstone join forces to help out on this event. Breakfast and lunch was served as the Veterans were enjoying their day fishing.

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Installation of Officers

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Council 10 Elected Positions for 2019-2021 are as follows: Council 10’s Elected Officers for 2019-2021 Grand Knight Stephen Wilhelm Deputy Grand Knight Andy Perrone Financial Secretary Jeff Klarman Treasurer Lance Ziaks Recorder Ed Kirk Chancel

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Officer Elections

New officers have been elected for 2019-2021. Congratulations to those appointed and elected to office moving forward, and THANK YOU to outgoing officers and appointees. Please select “Officers” from the main menu to see our 2019-2021 off

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2019 Gaelic and Garlic Gala

Held at St. Therese Church on March 9, 2019

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Christmas Party 2018

Awards night for the Knight of the Year Steve Schambach and recipients of the James T Reynolds award PGK Stephen Montano, GK Joe Byrne and Nelson Barnabucci

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Coat Drive 2018

Coat Drive 2018 Brothers John Mooney and Stephen Montano sort through bags of coats

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Memorial Day Parade 2018

Photo by: Joe Byrne

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Pro Life Plant Sale May 2018

Brothers John Mooney and Stephen Montano load a truck with flowers at Country Farms in Nortford

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Spring Cleanup at St. Mary April 21, 2018

  Left to right Liam Cotter, Bob Russell and Bob Malek  

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Gaelic and Garlic Gala March 10, 2018

Join us March 10, at 6 pm St. Therese Parish Hall. Tickets will be sold after Mass on March 3 & 4 or contact John Mooney jjmooneycpa@gmail.com or Joe Byrne joebyrne48@snet.net  

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Abraham’s Tent 2018

Brother Knights (left to right) Sal Pannone, Stephen Montano, Stephen Wilhelm and Jeff Klarman serve pizza at St. Mary Church Hall to the residents of Abraham’s Tent.

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Coat Drive December 16 & 17 2017

Brother Knights from Eldorado Council 10 load a truck with bags of coats donated from our annual coat drive.

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Annual Foxwoods Bus Trip

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                              Council #10 will sponsor an open-to-the-public bus trip to Foxwoods Casino on Saturday November 10, 2018. We first went on 11/11/17 (see above),

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Veterans Day Parade 2017

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Left to right John Mooney, Jeff Klarman, Steve Wilhelm, Joe Byrne and Ron Shea Photo by Protais Tala Carrying the banner left to right John Mooney, Ron Shea. Color guard left to right Jeff Klarman, Stephen Wilhelm, Joe Byrne. Far right Protais Tala P

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We want your pictures

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Email pictures of K of C members at K of C events to: pictures@branfordkofc.org Include your name (or whoever TOOK the photo) along with who is IN the picture and what EVENT took place.  We want to properly caption it on our website.

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Where can I buy new 4th degree uniforms?

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The official suppliers of Knights of Columbus equipment appear in each month’s issue of Columbia Magazine, as shown here: Source: page 32 of https://issuu.com/columbia-magazine/docs/columbianov17en

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Join the Fr. McGivney Guild

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You can join the Fr. McGivney Guild today: You may find this announcement in your November 2017 issue of Columbia Magazine on page 32.  Cut it out, fill it out, send it in! And if you didn’t get this month’s issue, print this page out, f

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Star Council Awards – Did you know?

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Star Councils are defined in this month’s issue of Columbia Magazine as follows: To see which councils in Connecticut were awarded Star Council Awards in 2016-2017, see: http://branfordkofc.org/congratulations-to-star-councils Source: page 27

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Congratulations to Star Councils

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Congratulations to our fellow Connecticut Knights of Columbus Councils who were listed in this month’s Columbia Issue for having achieved Star Council status: Source: page 27 of https://issuu.com/columbia-magazine/docs/columbianov17en

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Discover the Catholic Difference!

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Insuring Catholic families was at the heart of Venerable Michael McGivney’s founding vision… Image Source: https://issuu.com/columbia-magazine/docs/columbianov17en (Inside Cover)

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Columbus House Fish Fry 2017

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2017 Fish Fry Andy Perrone, Stephen Wilhelm, Stephen Montano and Liam Cotter (left to right) fry up some delicious fish. Photo by Joe Byrne The finished product. Photo by Catherine DiTuri Development Director, Columbus House Inc. Bill Cash and Stephe

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To Volunteer at our Coffee And Danish Events

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If you would like to volunteer at one of our upcoming Coffee And Danish events, please contact any of the following below to let them know: WGK Joe Byrne at 203-231-5643 or via email: joebyrne48@snet.net DGK Stephen Wilhelm at 203-615-3386 or via em

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Pro-Life Award Winners

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Congratulations to Bro. Mike Ferraro and Rev. Robert Landback (shown above) who received the Saint Gianna Beretta Molla Medal for their work and commitment to pro-life on Sunday October 8, 2017 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford where Archbis

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December 2017 Raffle Drawing at Christmas Party

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Bro. Jim Hayes is running a $10/ticket raffle. The four prizes are pictured below. The drawing will be held at our Christmas Party in December. Click on any picture below to see more information about that product. Which one will you win? Buy your ti

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10.1 – 11.30 October/November Birthdays

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Happy Birthday wishes go out to all Brothers with an August or September birthday, including: Anthony Alfone Thomas Avallone Melville Baisley Richard Bradley Brother James Branigan Rev. Faron Calumba Bill Charbonneau Andrew Colavolpe James Conklin Jo

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Catholic News Service – Best Movies of 2016

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Do you want to know the Catholic News Services’ top 10 movies overall and top 10 family films of 2016? Anyone may open and read all the articles available on Catholic News Service by subscribing to a 1, 2, or 3 year subscription from http://sto

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Catholic Transcript Online

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For the very latest news in our Diocese and around the world, please visit this month’s edition of the Catholic Transcript Online, the Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut.     Image Source: http://www.

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Annual Pro Life Plant Sale

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Pictured (below) is the Eldorado Knights of Columbus Council #10 Annual Plant Sale Tent in front of St. Mary Church.  

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Archdiocese of Hartford Social Media

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Follow the twitter account of Archbishop Leonard  Blair. Or follow the Instagram account of the Archdiocese of Hartford.       Image Source: https://twitter.com/ArchbishopBlair

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Vatican Social Media

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Follow Pope Francis’ popular Twitter Account @Ponifex. Read all about the Vatican’s new emphasis on social media, in this 2016 USA Today article.     Image Source: https://twitter.com/Pontifex

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Nat and Jack Farrell House

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St. John Bosco Parishioner Ray Falkoff started a non-profit to provide shelter for homeless men in Branford.  Follow the links below to learn more  about his efforts and/or to support these noble efforts. Facebook Page OrgCouncil (information about

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Attention Everyone Re: 18-35 Year Old Knights

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Supreme has several interesting links that every Council 10 member, regardless of age, should familiarize themselves with: This is Supreme’s homepage for young adults. Note that this is every Knight between the ages of 18 and 35 years old. Thi

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USCCB Social Media Links

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Click the icon above to visit the USCCB’s Social Media sites covering a multitude of topics on Facebook and Twitter.  Watch USCCB’s YouTube videos or visit their Instagram pictures as well. Source: http://www.usccb.org/media/social-medi

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Into the Breach

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Download “Into The Breach – An Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men“, a PDF document that Supreme is asking all young Knights to read.  The following is part of a description from Supreme’s site: “Supreme Knight Carl A

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#Knights Know Mercy

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Source:  https://twitter.com/hashtag/KnightsKnowMercy?src=hash

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Bishop Robert Barron on Grace and Frassati

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A 10 minute video narrative by Bishop Robert Barron on the “Invasion of Grace” (as in how Jesus got into Simon’s boat and began to give orders).  He asks, “how do we respond when Grace invades our life without asking our perm

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2016 Take a Vet Fishing: Fish on the Line!

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L to R: A participating veteran and Steve Schambach at Killam’s Point Photo: Steven Montano

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2016 Take a Vet Fishing At Killam’s Point

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L to R: Ed Kirk, John Wilkinson,Stephen Montano, Jack Barletta, Liam Cotter, Mike Ferraro, Andy Perrone, Protais Tala, John Mooney, Stephen Wilhelm,Nick Vamvakis,Joe Byrne,Gary Buteau, Alan Brown Photo: Stephen Montano

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2017 Take a Vet Fishing

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Hot dogs on the grill at Take a Vet Fishing earlier this year: L to R:Mark Peruzzi  (yellow shirt) , Andy Perrone(blue shirt), Kevin Trudeau, Sal Pannone  Photo: Joe Byrne

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Sir Knights!

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Sir Knights of Council 10 standing before the entrance to St. Mary Church: L to R (i.e. back to front):  Photo: ________

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August 2017 Charitable Donation

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A charitable donation was made in August to St. Gianna Center in New Haven, CT: L to R: Rev. Glen, Joe Byrne, Stephen Montano, a representative from St. Gianna Center on both sides of Mike Ferraro, and Rev. Keefe Photo: Andy Perrone

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Monastic Work!

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Council 10 members working at the Monastery earlier this year: Bottom Row L to R:Tom Martone ,Tom Fitzgerald, Bob Russell, ___,Al Paulsen,Stephen Wilhelm Top Row: Matt Hally Photo: _________

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Columbiettes (for Women)

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Did you know? “The Connecticut State Columbiettes is the representative of the 16 Columbiettes Auxiliaries located in the State of Connecticut.  We conduct service projects around the State for the betterment of all.  We also assist our Auxil

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Strong Arm of the Church

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Strong Arm of the Church Video:   Source: https://www.youtube.com/embed/D6Pk3mt-B3E?ecver=2

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Hero Video

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Hero Video   Source: https://www.youtube.com/embed/G3Z-murgE4E?ecver=2

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Supreme’s Policy on Politics and Religion

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Ever wonder where the line is drawn between politics and religion for a Knight? Here is the official social media policy from Supreme re: politics and religion online. Source: http://www.kofc.org/un/en/members/resources/social-media/months/2016/octob

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KnightsGear.com

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Buy official Knights of Columbus branded clothing and accessories, including the golf bag (pictured below, $175), at KnightsGear.com Source: http://www.knightsgear.com/callaway-golf-bag

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Follow Supreme on LinkedIn

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Follow the Knights of Columbus on LinkedIn at Supreme’s company page (click logo below): Source: http://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/164616/  

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4.30.17 New Fourth Degree Members St. Mary Church New Haven

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The three fellows at the lower right of this picture are new Sir Knights from Council 10.  Thank you to the Council 10 members (also pictured below, but, admittedly a bit harder to find) who came out to support them on this great day! Far Right (L t

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Supreme Social Media Feed

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Be sure to visit K of C’s Social Media Feed, mentioned below. Click on the prior link (above) or anywhere on the article itself (below) so see K of C’s latest news feed!                   &nbs

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2016 Steak and Cigar Night

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Council 10 members pull out all the stops on Steak & Cigar Night.  Below they are shown giving a traditional Weber grill all it can handle! Pictured Above: Neal Millane Pictured Below: ____(far left), Stephen Montano, _____ Photos: ______

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2016 Steak and Cigar Night

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When you look up “Fraternity”, here’s what you should see: more enjoyment at the Steak & Cigar Night! L to R: Stephen Montano, ____, _____, _____ Photo: _______

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2016 Closer to Free

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You were expecting to see Council 10 members below “feeling the burn” after a long bike ride, but all we see below is a feeling the joy!  Is that the endorphins?  Or is this the “before” picture? L to R: Stephen Montano, Ant

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We Invite You to Join

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This is your “video invitation” to join Council 10 of the Knights of Columbus. Hit the small PLAY button to begin. Source: http://slideshows.kofc.org/video/index.php?id=4389819025001

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If you are interested in becoming a Knight

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If you are interested in becoming a Knight, visit Join Us! to watch the video, download a short booklet (8 pages), and complete the request form today to have a Knight contact you!         Photo: Ed Kirk

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8.1 – 9.30 August/September Birthdays

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Happy Birthday wishes go out to all Brothers with an August or September birthday, including: Christopher Altrui William Aniskovich John Barletta Nicholas Berrios Anthony Bozzuto Michael Bozzuto Alan Brown William Byrne Dominic Colossale Richard Cont

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8.5.17 Installation of Officers

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The Installation of Officers was held on Saturday, August 5 after the 5 pm mass at St. Mary Church and dinner followed in the Parish Hall starting at 6 pm. L to R: John Mooney, Al Vignola, Bob Russell, Andy Perrone, Stephen Montano, Neal Millane, Ste

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Annual Blood Drive

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Council 10’s Annual Blood Drive was held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in the Parish Hall.  Thanks to the 14 Brothers who volunteered for registration and making and/or serving sandwiches. The Red Cross goal was 55 pints and we achieved 50.  The

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8.23.17 Steak ‘n Cigar Night

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The annual Steak ‘n Cigar Night of Council 10 was held Wednesday August 23.  You didn’t have to smoke cigars or even like steak to come and have a good time.  Menu was rib eye steak, baked potato, salad, and cheese cake for dessert.  A

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Parish Mobile App

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Our Parish has developed an app for smart phones and tablets.  Our Council is signed up for this and we encourage everyone in our council to download the app. WGK Joe Byrne, WDGK Stephen Wilhelm and WR Andy Perrone are our ministry’s moderator

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Get on our Email Address List

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If you are not currently receiving emails from Council 10 but would like to, please send your email address to recorder@branfordkofc.org.             Source: http://www.kofc.org/en/join/sign-me-up.html

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8.14.17 The Move to Email Newsletters

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Many members of our council already access the internet and/or email every week. As we discussed at our August 14, 2017 meetings, we can save a substantial sum of money by only printing and mailing a small quantity of council newsletters to any remai

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