2018 Campaign for People With Intellectual Disabilities

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This annual event is held to benefit St. Mary School and The Sarah Foundation.  Council members accept donations at the doors to St. Mary Church and at Walmart typically.

If you would like to volunteer to help out on the 2018 Campaign, please contact Bro. Hank Bassi.

December 31, 2017 Coffee And Danish

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  1. Council #10 will be sponsoring “Coffee & Danish” after the 7 am mass on December 31. To volunteer click here.

K of C Coat Drive December 16 & 17

We will be having our annual coat drive in conjunction with The Midnight Run warm clothing drive on December 16 & 17. Collection boxes will be at both Churches. Brothers will be needed to help sort and deliver the coats to the local clothing bank. Anyone wishing to help can contact GK Joe Byrne joebyrne48@snet.net or 203-231-5643

December 3, 2017 Annual Christmas Party

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Our annual Christmas Party will be held at Amarantes in New Haven on December 3 from 4 to 8 pm. Please bring baby food to donate to the food pantry and also a also a Secret Santa grab bag gift (approximately $10) to be raffled off in support of our pro life raffle.

Bro. Jim Hayes is running a raffle.  The drawing will be held at the 2017 Christmas Party.  See more information here. 12/3.



Source: Amarantes from Digital Video Productions on Vimeo.

K of C Coat Drive 2017

Our annual coat drive will take place on December 16 and 17. Collection boxes will be placed at St. Mary and St. Therese. This will take place in conjunction with The Midnight Run warm clothing drive. Look for more details in the upcoming church bulletins.


Annual Foxwoods Bus Trip

Brother Knights and guests enjoy an evening out on 11/11/2017.
Photo by Mark DiStasio
















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), and on that night the bus departed the Branford High School Parking Lot at 5 pm, and the ride home began at 11 pm.  Tickets were $40 per person and included a $10 bet credit and a $10 meal credit or a free buffet (a $28 value!).

Thank you to everyone who supported our council with a fun night out for all – lucky and unlucky!

Here is our link to the 2018 event: https://branfordkofc.org/event/2018-foxwoods-casino.  If you are interested in buying tickets or in helping to sell tickets, please contact Br. Mark DiStasio at mmdistasio@sbcglobal.net.

Veterans Day Parade 2017

    1. Left to right John Mooney, Jeff Klarman, Steve Wilhelm, Joe Byrne and Ron Shea
    Photo by Protais Tala
Left to right John Mooney, Protais Tala, Jeff Klarman
Photo by Mark Hally
Left to right Stephen Wilhelm, Protais Tala, Ron Shea
Photo by Mark Hally
Left to right Protais Tala, Stephen Wilhelm, Joe Byrne
Photo by Mark Hally

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

Photo by Erin Byrne




We want your pictures

Email pictures of K of C members at K of C events to:


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.

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

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, fill it out, and send it in!  Be sure to join today if you haven’t already.

Image Source: page 32 of https://issuu.com/columbia-magazine/docs/columbianov17en

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: https://branfordkofc.org/congratulations-to-star-councils

Source: page 27 of https://issuu.com/columbia-magazine/docs/columbianov17en

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

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)

Monastery Clean Up October 2017

October 2017
Matt Hally and Patrick Jonynas ( left to right )
Photo by Joe Byrne
Stephen Wilhelm
Photo by Joe Byrne
Stephen Montano and Stephen Wilhelm (left to right)
Photo by Joe Byrne
Matt Hally and Patrick Jonynas (left to right)
Photo by Joe Byrne

Columbus House Fish Fry 2017

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 Stephen Montano
Photo by Joe Byrne

Liam Cotter, Andy Perrone and Stephen
Montano (left to right)

Photo by Joe Byrne

Andy Perrone, Stephen Montano, Stephen
Wilhelm and Liam Cotter (left to right)
Photo by Catherine DiTuri,
Development Director, Columbus House Inc.

October 22, 2017 Coffee And Danish

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Council #10 will be sponsoring “Coffee & Danish” after the 7 am mass on October 22To volunteer click here.

Pro-Life Award Winners

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 Archbishop Leonard P. Blair celebrated the annual archdiocesan Respect Life Mass.

For more information see: http://www.prolifeministry.org/news/17-10-08_respectlifemass.html

Image Sources

(top): https://content.parishesonline.com/bulletins/03/0017/20171015B.pdf

(bottom): http://www.prolifeministry.org/news/17-10-08_respectlifemass.html


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 tickets at our next meeting!

Apple iPad Pro (worth $649)

Source: https://www.apple.com/ipad-pro/

Amazon Gift Card (for $300)

Source: https://www.amazon.com/gift-cards/

Le Petit Cafe Gift Card (for $150), an award-winning restaurant on the Branford town green…

Source: http://www.lepetitcafe.net/#about

Stop & Shop Gift Card (for $100)

Source: https://stopandshop.com/shop-online/giftcard/

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://store.usccb.org, provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Without a subscription, only 5-10% of the articles will open on the CNS site.  To see more on Catholic News Service, visit http://www.catholicnews.com.

Image Source: http://store.usccb.org

A one-year subscription to Catholic News Service is $99.

Are you wondering what movie heads the 2016 Best Movie List?

You can find out by visiting the Catholic News Service now because the movie list does NOT require a subscription.

It can be found at the following website address: (just click the link to visit it)


Image Source:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543164/mediaviewer/rm3938516992


Catholic Transcript Online

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.catholictranscript.org



2017 St. John Bosco Parish Picnic at Owenego

Left to right Neal Millane , Stephen Wilhelm, Jim Hayes
Mark Distasio helps set up a tent along with members of the St John Bosco CCD Program
Left to right Protais Tala, Stephen Montano, Liam Cotter and Sal Pannone

Annual Pro Life Plant Sale

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


Annual Plant Sale at St Mary Church 2017

Archdiocese of Hartford Social Media

Follow the twitter account of Archbishop Leonard  Blair.

Or follow the Instagram account of the Archdiocese of Hartford.




Image Source: https://twitter.com/ArchbishopBlair

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

Nat and Jack Farrell House

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.

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.

This is Supreme’s Young Adult Chapters home page.  A young adult chapter is a joint venture between a state council, local councils (e.g. COUNCIL 10) and the Supreme Council office designed to respond to the unique needs of young adult members.  The most recent one is launching THIS MONTH (October, 2017) in St. Louis.

Image source: http://www.kofc.org/un/en/college/youngadult/


USCCB Social Media Links

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-media.cfm


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 Anderson has challenged all college councils to facilitate a reading and discussion of Into the Breach on their campuses this school year. Meet with your chaplain to discuss the best way to implement the Into the Breach program. Different approaches will suit different councils. You might conduct an eight-week program, in which members weekly read a selection from Into the Breach and meet to discuss it and work toward spiritual goals. You might do an accelerated version of this, meeting a couple of times a week. Or, you might choose to hold a weekend retreat centered on Into the Breach.”

Quote & Document Source: http://www.kofc.org/un/en/college/member-resources/into-the-breach.html
Image Source: https://soundcloud.com/phoenixdiocese/into-the-breach-an-apostolic-exhortation-to-catholic-men

#Knights Know Mercy

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

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 permission?  When Grace breaks in, what do I do?”

He also discusses how he came to learn about Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati including pictures.

Source: http://www.frassatiusa.org/ and http://WordOnFire.org

2017 Annual Easter Egg Scramble


Annual Easter Egg Scramble 2017 at St Mary School
Back row left to right Fr. Matt, Sal Pannone, Mark Distasio, Jeff Klarman, Mark Peruzzi
Photo: Joe Byrne

2016 Take a Vet Fishing: Fish on the Line!

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

Photo: Steven Montano

2016 Take a Vet Fishing At Killam’s Point

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

2017 Take a Vet Fishing

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

Sir Knights!

Sir Knights of Council 10 standing before the entrance to St. Mary Church:

L to R (i.e. back to front): 

Photo: ________

August 2017 Charitable Donation

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

Monastic Work!

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: _________

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 Auxiliaries and Connecticut Knights of Columbus in their endeavors.  
We are working to expand our membership and the number of auxiliaries in Connecticut.  We’d be happy to help your Knights Council add a Columbiettes auxiliary!”
Source: http://www.ctcolumbiettes.org/


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

Hero Video

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Hero Video


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

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/october.html


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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

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/


4.30.17 New Fourth Degree Members St. Mary Church New Haven

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 to R): Stephen Schambach, Ed Kirk, Neal Millane

Photo: ____

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!














Source: http://www.kofc.org/un/en/resources/lc/knightline/knightline_20170701_en.pdf

2016 Steak and Cigar Night

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: ______

2016 Steak and Cigar Night

When you look up “Fraternity”, here’s what you should see: more enjoyment at the Steak & Cigar Night!

L to R: Stephen Montano, ____, _____, _____

Photo: _______

2016 Closer to Free

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, Anthony Paecht, Stephen Wilhelm

Photo: ________

We Invite You to Join

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

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

8.5.17 Installation of Officers

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, Stephen Wilhelm, Matt Hally, Joe Byrne, Tony DeCaprio, Jeff Klarman, Rev. Keefe, Rev. Glen, Marc Ritchie 


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.  There were 58 donors.  Unfortunately, some were unable to donate.  It was the first time we ever had to ring the bell for a donor who had trouble after their donation.  Fortunately there was no serious problem and the Red Cross staff handled the matter very capably.

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. 

Above: Neal Millane

Photo: ______

Parish Mobile App

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 moderators for this program. If you have any questions please contact any of the following Brothers:

Get on our Email Address List

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

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 remaining members who do not yet have access to our news online via a website visited from a public computer or via an email address.

This website contains an archive of business meeting minutes and newsletters so that any member with access to the web may view our newsletters, even members without email today.