In the July 7 article we told you the church pew cushion project would probably be complete during September. But the seamstress in Stark had a cancellation, and when Terri started feeding groups of cushions to her, completion went much faster than planned.
Because of limited shop space Connie's Upholstery could only handle 8 to 10 cushions at a time; but she brought in a helper to speed things up. When they started altering cushions they kept Terri and her car moving.
As noted in the earlier article the small gap at the end of outside aisle pews will remain. Shorter center pews, at pillar locations, will have a similar gap. Thanks to Terri for overseeing the project; and to Connie's Upholstery in Stark for her great service. And special thanks to Father David and the Altar Society for backing the project.
It Was a Busy Year!
Council 760 recently submitted their Annual History Report which summarizes activity for fiscal year 2016—2017 (July 1, 2016 — June 30, 2017). We knew it was a busy year but when the activities were compiled it was, indeed, a very active period. Most importantly, as a faith and charity-based fraternal organization, we provided valuable service for our area, state and national communities.
In total, Knights of Columbus Council 760 returned $36,780 to community in the form of financial aid to families in need, seminarian support and donations to local or other organizations. A summary of some of the work is provided here and a link to our annual report is provided below:
In addition to the direct donations noted above, Council 760 also sponsored two additional community breakfasts and our annual Smoked Ribs campaign to raise money for our emergency and general operating fund. This money allows us to support other projects and causes during the year. Some of these include: The local and district basketball free-throw contests both of which were in St. Paul; punt pass and kick; autumn pro-life rosary and ice cream social and 4th Degree honor guards for our church or other area churches. Open the link below for a copy of our annual history report.
 Pennies from Heaven is an EDAP (Emergency Disaster Aid Program). Individual councils make an annual donation to sustain a state fund which, in turn, is made available to the councils to provide instant support for local emergencies. For example, the $200 donation, noted above, was made quickly allowing the family to buy clothing, and other necessities destroyed by the fire. Then, our council was reimbursed from the state Pennies fund.
This is the community website for the St. Francis de Hieronymo and St. Ambrose Catholic Churches in Neosho County, Kansas. Both churches are located in the center of the historic nine-county southeast Kansas area. We share one of the richest Catholic Heritages in Southern Kansas and the Four-State Region. For more information about our churches, history, organizations or programs browse our site including its links.