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News for Knights of Columbus
VOLUME 40 │ NUMBER 16 │ APRIL 26, 2022
“This is why Father McGivney founded the Knights. To serve the family. To keep the family together. And to help the vulnerable and the oppressed,” Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly said in his April 18 address at the Massachusetts State Council’s Patriots’ Day Dinner. This mission, he said, is being lived out in an exemplary way by Knights in Poland and Ukraine serving refugees and displaced families in need.
Knights distribute Easter care packages at the Church of Blessed Nicholas Charnetsky in Zolochiv, Ukraine.Gifts for EasterTo help suffering families in Ukraine celebrate Easter, Knights in Poland prepared 10,000 care packages, which were distributed by Knights to families in various cities and towns throughout Ukraine. WATCH VIDEO
‘A Call to Lead’In recognition of his service to his country and promotion of the virtue of patriotism, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly received the Lantern Award at the Massachusetts State Council’s annual Patriots’ Day Dinner on April 18. READ MORE
Hospitality in a Time of WarMillions of refugees who fled Ukraine have found themselves in foreign countries unsure of their future. Knights in Poland have mobilized to welcome families at the border, at parishes and in their homes.
 ‘A Space We Can Share’Dominik and Marta Kołodziej live in Kraków, Poland, with their two young children and another on the way. When the invasion of Ukraine began, this Knights of Columbus family was one of many who opened their home to refugees. WATCH VIDEO | READ MORE
 ‘Their Second Home’Włodzimierz and Edyta Stec of Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, in central Poland, volunteered to take in refugees and soon welcomed a family from Kremenchuk, in central Ukraine — Alina and her three sons, 2-year-old Zahar, 6-year-old Makar and 9-year-old Maksym. WATCH VIDEO | READ MORE
 ‘Bringing Families Together’When Adam Weigel-Milleret arrived at his office in Igołomia, Poland, on Feb. 24, he learned about the invasion of Ukraine from one of his employees, Oleh, a native of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine. Weigel told this employee that if his family evacuated, they would have a place to stay in the housing unit at the company’s headquarters. Since then, the Knights of Columbus has opened up the facility to 39 Ukrainian refugees. WATCH VIDEO | READ MORE
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