NORWALK—Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council 14360 was recently awarded the distinction of Star Council, the international organization’s top honor for local councils.
The Star Council Award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of growing membership, promoting Knights of Columbus insurance benefits, sponsoring Catholic faith formation programs and volunteering time through service-oriented activities.
The council donated thousands of hours and funds over the last fraternal year to assist St. Matthew Parish, Family & Children’s Agency, Malta House, Notre Dame Health and Rehab Center, Homes for the Brave, Al’s Angels, All Saints School, Regina Pacis Academy, Our Lady of Fatima School and St. Philip Church food pantry.
Council 14360 highlights include large food drives, donation of PPE supplies to Notre Dame Health and Rehab, sending food to those on the front-line of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the council rolled up its sleeves and saved Regina Pacis Academy School thousands of dollars on painting the inside of the school, landscaping five acres of property at Notre Dame Health and Rehab Center and mulching of the playgrounds at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy.
“It is such an honor to hear this news but it is an even greater honor to be part of such a great organization. The men of this council are truly my brothers and I am so proud of them for their dedication to putting Faith in Action, earning this distinction, “said Grand Knight Anthony Armentano.
About the Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is one of the world’s leading fraternal and service organizations with 2 million members in more than 16,000 parish-based councils. During the past year, Knights around the world donated more than 77 million service hours and $187 million for worthy causes in their communities. The organization also provides financial services to groups and individuals, resulting in more than $112 billion of life insurance in force, and through its money management firm, Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors, it invests in accord with Catholic social teachings. From helping children in need, to providing wheelchairs for the disabled, to helping stock food banks, to offering top-rated and affordable insurance products to its members, the Knights of Columbus has supported families and communities for more than 138 years.
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. For information on joining the Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council 14360 contact Grand Knight Anthony Armentano at 203.246.6648 or firstname.lastname@example.org or join on-line for free at kofc.org/joinus and input Council 14360 as the council to join.