Knights of Columbus Sons of Mother Seton Council #9847
Grand Knight-Eric Olson
The Knights of Columbus is an organization of Catholic men, 18yrs and older, who are committed to making their community a better place while supporting their Church.
The Knights are involved in the local community, and support the Church and its causes, all while deepening their faith. They also believe in protecting and enhancing their family life.
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the parish hall. If you are interested in joining, or would like additional information, contact Eric Olson, any Knight, or pick up a flyer from the rack in the gathering space.
Congratulations to the newly installed officers for 2019/2020!
Operation LAMB is a program of the Knights of Columbus. The sole mission of LAMB is to assist people in North Carolina who have intellectual disabilities. During the campaign, Knights, along with their families and friends, stand long hours outside shopping centers to give away Tootsie Rolls and to collect donations to assist those with intellectual disabilities. Thanks to the extreme generosity of shoppers, corporate sponsors and retail outlets that support our annual Tootsie Roll campaign, funds are raised and disbursed to local organizations in support of the intellectual disabled in our community.
The Sons of Mother Seton Council has provided funds for the "Exceptional Children" programs in numerous schools throughout Cumberland County, the Autism Society of Cumberland County and Special Olympics of Cumberland County. Smiling faces and bright yellow aprons have become a familiar sight at stores within our community. When you see us, stop by, have a Tootsie Roll, and if able, make a donation. For more information about Operation LAMB and their good works go to: www.lambnc.org.
Testimonial from a local school who directly benefited from LAMB-
"Through the LAMB donations to our classroom, we have been able to provide many opportunities for our students. Through the years, we have taken them to the Zoo, Disney on Ice, the Botanical Gardens, and many other places in our community. These are venues in our community that our students would not have otherwise had the opportunity to attend. We also take them out to eat at least once a year with provided funds. This allows our autistic students a real world experience where they have to order off the menu for themselves. They also are responsible for interacting with the employees at the establishment we go to. Without LAMB funding, none of these opportunities would be possible for our students.
Sheila Howell & Melissa Brady- John Griffin Middle School
Each year, at the end of the LAMB campaign, the Knights host a Bowling Tournament to thank all the Teachers and volunteers who gave so generously of their time. This year, the third place trophy went to the EE Smith High School Bowling Team! This team consisted of three special needs students and their teacher. (Pictured from the left) Ms. Anita Faircloth (EC teacher), Eric Byson and Caleb Gibson Dorsey. Not pictured is team member Joshua Lewis. Congratulations Team EE Smith!
Other Knights of Columbus Outreach-
November 13, 2018, the Council donated 96 new winter coats to The Lodge Shelter of Fayetteville Inasmuch. Officer Sanders of the Fayetteville Police Dept. received the coats which will be distributed to local homeless children on Friday, November 16th. Officer Sanders is the Police Dept. liaison for our local homeless community, and was very appreciative of the donation. Kudos to our Knights of Columbus for making a difference in our community!
Recycle for Others
Help the Knights help others! Bring your recyclable aluminum to the church.
Place donations in the trailer located on the left side of the storage/maintenance building.
Monies earned from the recycled cans is used to assist less fortunate families in the community. Thank you!
Knights of Columbus Council 9847 Officers 2017-18
Grand Knight- Eric Olson
Financial Secretary- Hubert Gibson
Deputy Grand Knight-
Treasurer- Frank Johnson
First Year Trustee-
Second Year Trustee-
Third Year Trustee-
Chaplain- Rev. John Kelly, O.S.F.S.