St. Gabriel the Archangel Knights of Columbus 

 St. Gabriel the Archangel Knights of Columbus Council #12897 has earned the Double Star Council Award for the 2006-2007 fraternal year.  This is the highest award given by the National Supreme Council.  To achieve this award the council conducted programs for church, community, family, and youth and increased membership and insurance.  Grand Knight, Gerry Healy, would like to express his appreciation and thanks to all members and their wives who participated and helped to make this a very successful year.  The new officers for the 2007-2008 fraternal year are Grand Knight Don Cook, Deputy Grand Knight Jack Kennedy, Chancellor Scott Godowski, Recorder Joe Ethier, Financial Secretary Mike Merolli, Treasurer Allen Tatro, Advocate Ralph Mosher, Warden John Cicchese, Inside Guard John Hawkins, Outside Guard Russ Dudley, Trustees Gordon Scott, Tom Becker and Gerry Healy.

 St.Gabriel the Archangel Knights of Columbus Council #12897 also won four state awards for the 2006-2007 fraternal year reported by Gerry Healy, Grand Knight of the council.  The first award was the "Top Gun Award" for meeting certain membership goals that were assigned by the State Council.  The Council received the "Best Council Award" for the overall achievements as a Council.  The third award was the "Honor Council" for the council activities and special projects.  The Knights also received an award for "Best Council Activity" in the state.  Vincent M. Rumasuglia, State Deputy, made the presentation of awards at the Massachusetts State Convention held in Sturbridge on May 20, 2007.

 The Knights will be sponsoring the Harvest Festival at St. Michaels in Mendon, which will be held on Saturday, September 29th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  All are welcomed to attend and participate in the many festivities.

 The Harvest Festival is the first part of a very special weekend for St. Gabriel the Archangel parish.   On Sunday, September 30th at 2:00 p.m., Bishop McManus will be blessing of the land for the new parish.  This will take place at the new church site on Mendon Street in Upton.  This special event will be followed at 3:00 p.m. by a chicken barbeque to be held at the VFW parking lot adjacent to Holy Angels in Upton. 

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