Masconomo Council 1232 Knights of Columbus Manchester by the-Sea, received the prestigious Star Council Award that recognizes outstanding achievement in church and community service programs and a vital membership enrollment program. It was awarded the coveted designation by the international Knights of Columbus Supreme Council, based in Washington DC. Only five percent of Massachusetts’ 280 Councils were so honored for their comprehensive program planning, participation and charitable giving.
The renewed vigor and spirit of Masconomo Council 1232 was recognized as a Star Council by the national Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus for its major step up in new membership recruiting year over year and its outstanding achievement in membership, insurance and service program activities. To be eligible to earn the Star Council Award, a council must qualify for the national Father McGivney, Founder’s, and Columbian awards.
Commenting on his council’s selection to receive the Star Council Award, Grand Knight Tom Finn said, “ For more than 108 years brother Knights of Masconomo Council have exemplified the highest ideals of the founding principles of the Knights of Columbus: charity, fraternity, unity and patriotism. They have shown the way in advocating their Christian faith, supporting the Catholic Church, and improving their Cape Ann communities. On their behalf, it was a privilege to accept this award.” The Star Council Award was presented to Council 1232 at its first 2016 monthly meeting by Massachusetts Immediate Past State Deputy Peter K. Healey.
Accepting the Star Council Award for Masconomo Council 1232 is Grand Knight Tom Finn.
Shown left to right Arthur Sheehan, Past Grand Knight, Peter K. Healy Immediate Past State Deputy Massachusetts,Tom Finn Grand Knight, and Jack DeCourcey, District Deputy.