Who are the Knights of Columbus?

The Knights of Columbus St. Faustina Council 14217 is a Roman Catholic fraternal service organization dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church and enhancing their own faith. Our council, 14217, was formed February 3, 2007.  Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM.

Frank and Diane Maglione
Named First “Family of the Month” 

Parishioners Frank and Diane Maglione earned the St. Faustina Knights of Columbus first “Family of the Month” award and were recognized prior to the February 25, 2023 4 pm Mass.  The award recognizes parish families whose daily lives exhibit the Spirit of Columbianism.

Frank and Diane attended St. Faustina’s first Christmas mass in the Glenbrook property back in 2015. They registered and became permanent parishioners in July 2017.

Frank served on the following committees: Hospitality Sunday, Frank and Diane coordinated the wrap and pack team during the move here at our new church. Frank currently serves as the Chairman of the Parish Council. He is an altar server, reader, usher and continues to serve wherever he is needed.

Diane served on the following committees: Hospitality Sunday, money counter, sat on the liturgy committee. She currently serves as a reader, EMHC (Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion), sits on the finance committee and started the Bereavement/Consolation ministry here at St. Faustina where she served as the coordinator up until this year but still remains as part of the team. She continues to serve wherever she is needed.
(Father Ramon presents Frank and Diane with the January 2023 “Family of the Month” award).

Knights of Columbus
“Family of the Month”

Dating from around the world, the Knights of Columbus has a long-standing program called Family of the Month. Its purpose is to recognize Parish Families whose daily lives exhibit the Spirit of Columbianism. Now that we are in our new church, our St. Faustina Council 14271 is bringing this program to our parish. Each month, the council Family of the Month committee selects one parish family that models Christian family values and visibly lives them every day. Once a year, the council also will select one of the previous twelve Family of the Month awardee to represent the council/parish as the potential international Family of the Year.

Fr. Ramon Bolatete and Fr. John McNalis as worthy chaplain and member of the St. Faustina Council respectively are members of the Family of the Month committee. The selected Family of the Month is drawn from the list of nominees and not chosen in a particular order. Anyone from our parish can nominate the Family of the Month candidate and will be vetted by the committee.

For more information, contact Grand Knight Ed Rabelas at jerabelas@gmail.com

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