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Eric Anderson, Organist and Music Ministry

Eric Anderson recently spoke to the council and his topic was “why Catholics don’t sing”. He attributed this to the Irish Catholics being persecuted by the Protestant English rule during the early 1900’s.

2019 Winter Coat Drive

The Masconomo Council 1232 Knights of Columbus, Manchester-by-the-Sea asks parishioners of Sacred Heart, Manchester- by the Sea and St. John, Essex, as well as all residents of Cape Ann, to donate new and slightly used coats, jackets, windbreakers and foul weather gear for men, women and children of all ages to be given to those […]

Rick DeSanctis, host of Catholic Shepherd

Our speakers for Sept 5 will be John Kwiatek, who briefly speak about the 40 Days for Life Program that begins Sept 25. Our featured speaker will be Rick DeSanctis, creator and host of Catholic Shepherd. Rick will speak about Catholic Shepherd and what motivates him to do what he does (i.e. organize a Catholic […]

Kelly Fernald, Head of School, Saints Academy

Mrs. Kelly Fernald, Principal This is my 19th year working in a Catholic School. I have taught grades 3 through 5, but spent the majority of my time in grade 5 (16 years +1 helping with Math) and now this is my 2nd year in administration (1 year as Assistant Principal). I very much enjoyed […]

Scholarships for graduating seniors

In the past year, Council 1232: successfully created The Father Jack Gentleman Scholarship Fund for graduating MERHS seniors to honor the late pastor of Sacred Heart

Drive for Sox to benefit Boston area homeless shelters

The Masconomo Council of the Knights of Columbus is running a “Drive for Sox” from now until the Red Sox begin Spring Training in late February.  Look for the bins in the back of Sacred Heart Church and St. John the Baptist Church labelled “Sock Drive”.  We accept donations of all kinds of socks, but […]

Webster Bull, L’Arche volunteer

L’Arche is an International Federation dedicated to the creation and growth of homes, programs, and support networks with people who have intellectual disabilities. A local “assistant” of L’Arche , Webster Bull, will tell his story of how he came to volunteer at the group, how he finds it so personally fulfilling and how others may […]

Focus Fellowship of Catholic University Students

Phillip Wullschleger a focus missionary was the October speaker.   He shared his journey: I’ve lived my whole life in the Catholic Church; however, I didn’t really know Jesus Christ until my least of college. In my last year of college, a FOCUS missionary invited me out for pizza after mass one day. As a college […]

Fall Fund Raiser

Last weekend Masconomo Council 1232 Manchester by-the Sea Knights of Columbus successfully concluded its annual fall fundraiser. That signature Council program supports a wide range of charitable activities of which Council 1232 can be justifiably proud. The generosity of parishioners from Sacred Heart, Manchester by- the Sea and St John’s, Essex, as well as that […]