PRESS RELEASE – The Knight of Columbus island wide conducted its first annual “back to school supplies” drive in which they are asked parishioners of the Minor Basilica (Cathedral), Lady of Fatima (La Clery), St Joseph the Worker (Gros Islet) and Lady of the Assumption (Vieux Fort) who are able to assist in this act of charity by making donations of stationery, school supplies or non-perishable items which could be used to assist in getting the children prepared for school.
The collection will took place following each mass on Sunday August 24 2014 at the various parishes. However, due to unforeseen circumstances collections did not take place in Vieux Fort; however it is expected to take place soon.
On Tuesday September 2nd 2014 His Grace, Archbishop Robert Rivas, District Warden Ronald Norville, Grand Knight and Brothers of the Knights of Columbus Immaculate Conception Council #13875 and the Deputy Grand Knight of the St Joseph the Worker Council #13990 made its first of three presentations to the Sisters of Charity located at Hospital Road, Castries.
His Grace blessed the donated items and by extension the persons who donated them and then presented them to the sisters who accepted them gladly with thanks to the Knights of Columbus and indeed to the people who donated.
The items would then be distributed by the Sisters to the surrounding community namely Faux-a-Chaud and Hospital Road. Presentations will be made at a later date to the Soufriere Parish and to the Soup Kitchen ran by the Vieux Fort Parish.
So moved was His Grace by the show of charity, which is one of the pillars of Knights of Columbus, that he said “This. This is what the Knights are all about!” and encouraged the Knights to continue their efforts and not stop there.
Knights of Columbus sincerely thank all the parishioners who donated and would also like to thank their corporate partners: Consolidated Foods Limited and Renwick and Company Ltd for the generosity. We look forward to continuing our relationship with you.
The Sisters of Charity observe the anniversary of the death of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta on Friday, September 5th 2014 with a mass an