When Isabella Assembly in Southington hosted a meeting for Connecticut district masters, Knights attended the meeting while their wives filled Christmas bags with warm clothing and personal items for needy members of the community.
Freestone Council 7 in Portland hosted its annual "Red, White and Blue Mass" on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2012. The event honored current, retired and deceased first responders and armed services personnel.
Washington Irving Council 50 in Enfield held its annual "Turkey Challenge," collecting more than 450 turkeys and other food items for needy families in the Enfield area.
Under the leadership of Henry "Hank" Vosswinkle, Marquette Council 245 in Ridgefield leased a pro-life "Keep Christ in Christmas" billboard for the duration of the holiday season. The council has also made the same picture — an ultrasound image of a developing child with a halo — available on banners for churches and schools.
Members of Msgr. Joseph Fitzgerald Council 14014 in Huntington served as ushers while Rev. James McCarten Assembly in Monroe provided an honor guard for a confirmation Mass celebrated by Cardinal Edward M. Egan, archbishop emeritus of New York, at St. Lawrence Church in Shelton.
St. Matthew Council 14360 in Norwalk hosted a pasta dinner that raised $1,100. The funds were divided between Hurricane Sandy relief efforts and the technology fund at All Saints School.
Louis F. Massad Circle 4868 in New London volunteered to organize food with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Squires divided food into baskets that were distributed to needy families for Thanksgiving.