NORWALK, Conn. – Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council #14360 in Norwalk was awarded the culture of life and the church program awards by the Knights of Columbus CT State Council at the council’s 123rd convention May 13-15 in Stamford.
As the fraternal year is concluding, #14360 in Norwalk is finishing one of its busiest years in the short history of the council. From helping run and organize two 9/11 memorial masses to painting and carpentry projects to running 385-person dinners, Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council #14360 in Norwalk worked tirelessly the last nine months to help those in need at St. Matthew church and in the surrounding community. At the state council’s 123rd convention. it was awarded two program awards for its efforts – the culture of life program award for a painting project at Malta House in Norwalk and the church program award for its four-year relationship helping Our Lady of Solace church in Brooklyn after Superstorm Sandy ruined most of the church on Coney Island.
“I’ve never been one for physical awards, but it is a great accomplishment,” said Grand Knight George Ribellino Jr. “Knowing that the state council appreciates the good work we are doing is an honor and I am humbled.”
Ribellino, grand knight since 2013, is completing his three-year term this year.
“It’s been a great three years that has gone very fast, and it’s amazing what our council has accomplished," he said. "I am so proud of my Brother Knights. It’s never been easy and there’s always a sense of stress but at the same time it always feels good at the end when those in need are smiling.”
The Saint Matthew Knights assists St. Matthew parish, as well as All Saints Catholic School, Notre Dame Convalescent Home, FCA, Al’s Angels, Fisher House and Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport.
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