The Knights of Columbus Council # 16347 of St. Pius X Parish in Fairfield has been presented with the prestig-ious Star Council Award. This is the highest recognition earned when a Knights of Columbus council qualifies for the Father McGivney, Columbian, and Founders’ Awards within a year period.
During the fraternal year starting July 1 of 2016, and ending June 30 of 2017, K of C Council 16347 qualified for all three awards through its out-standing achievements in membership gain, insurance participation, and service program activities. The St Pius X Council # 16347 had qualified for the Columbian Award by supporting church, community and council programs and activities such as vocations, basketball free throw competition, Habitat for Humanity, Food for Families, Coats for Kids and the Sister of Life. The Council, having inducted more than the targeted new membership, received the Father McGivney Award. The Council also increased its insurance participation by more than 2.5%, which enabled it to qualify for the Founders’ Award.
It is by these three major accomplishments that the St Pius X Knights of Columbus Council # 16347 achieved Star Council recognition, and has exemplified the values of the Knights of Columbus in fulfilling its motto, “In Service To All”.
Dr. Ralph M. Burke, Grand Knight said, “The support of the Brother Knights who volunteered their efforts, the support of the parish priests and staff, and the generosity of parishioners through the donation of goods, along with their most charitable financial contributions, allow all to relish and celebrate this recognition. It is a true team effort and practice of Catholic Social Action. All are stars in contributing to this achievement.”