Each year, Knights of Columbus Council 5260 here in Manchester donates proceeds of their BINGO to Catholic schools, Catholic institutions, and religious orders. Yesterday Paul Roy, a member of the council, stopped by Trinity High School with a very generous check for $6,000.00 for our school. I forget the exact number but I think he said they donated about $79,000 this year, a staggering amount. Each school got $6,000 and they donated the rest to other Catholic organizations in the diocese.
As a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus, I am so grateful to my Brothers Knights for their amazing work. When I was a postulant with the Congregation of Holy Cross, my local council, Council 128 in Melrose, MA, gave me some money to help with my books and expenses and I was also awarded a scholarship from the Supreme Council to help with my room and board costs. The Knights do so much for the Church and for the vulnerable among us and I am honored count myself among their ranks.