Category Archives: Dinners

Family Dinner

Wednesday, June 22, 2017: The Council gathered to break bread with family as this fraternal year comes to a close.

Francis Galvin, ?, ? Bill and Anna Quigley
Madeline, Gene, and Kevin Amico John Sr, Maria, and Francesco Farrell
Johnny Tran, Fr Jean Massingue,
Tom Monahan
Fr Sullivan, Tom & Jennifer Walsh
Maria Mercurio, Maria DiBenedetto, ? ?, David Ennamorati
Calvin Morley, Patrick Shea Michael DiBenedetto, Rich Grant,
Aaron Carter, Frank Farrell
Mary Lou, Charles Bosselman,
Antoine Schettini
From Pisa Pizza, Tiki Island

Past and Future Events

Soup And Stations

The Council owes a round of thanks to our Brother Knight and his wife, Bill and Anne Quigley, for brewing up and serving the soups for the simple meal preceding Friday’s Stations of the Cross. They were ably supported by our Grand Knight, Tom Monahan. It is Lent. I invite all of you to join us for Soup and Stations this coming Friday and every Friday in Lent to meditate on our Savior’s sacrifice.

Spring Training Breakfast

On Sunday, February 21 2016, the Knights will be preparing and serving breakfast in honor of the Red Sox after the 9am and 11am masses. Your help would be appreciated. Arrive early and offer to help the cooks. Arrive for a serving round and offer to work the serving line. Arrive as we wrap up and pitch in cleaning up the Parish Hall. Or come for it all. Your help would definitely be appreciated. You will get good fellowship and a rewarding sense of accomplishment as we raise funds for the Council work, but more importantly, we provide a time for members of the parish to come together and renew their friendships.

Dinner for Monsignor Neagle

January 24, 2016: As we have for the past several years a group of Knights prepared dinner for the residents of the Monsignor Neagle Apartments, a retirement home. This year we served ham and beans with sides of mashed potatoes, yams, and dinner rolls. For dessert, the attendants chose whether or not to have whipped cream on their brownies. As always, we collected and presented the meals as requested for those who were not fully ambulatory. As the main meal was finished, we bused the tables and brought out the brownies individually. Many of the residents gave us thank yous with generous comments on the food.

Our crew included Jim Rogers, Dick Loud, Gene Pinkham, Mike Melendez, Kevin Amico, Charles Bosselman, Pat Shea, Frank, Farrell, and Jack Pinkham.

Happy Thanksgiving

Every Thanksgiving for the past five of six years, a group of our brother Knights prepare and serve a Thanksgiving dinner to the transitional homeless. We start at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall in order to load our food and gear.

From there we move to Malden High School kitchen to prepare and cook the food. The kitchen is filled with Bread of Life volunteers preparing meals for home delivery to shut-ins and a major repast for the all the local homeless who can find their way to the high school cafeteria. We share the steamers, boilers, and ovens with them. We have exchanged food in the past. We open cans, fill trays, mix up stuffing, and pack up everything in aluminum chaffing trays.

Once again we load our trucks and cars and drive up to the Town Line Inn, the center of three motels that help serve the transitional homeless. There the homeless and their families, and there are many children, await placement in apartments so they can have a permanent address to back up job interviews. We set up tables with chaffing stands, sternos, water pans and light them off. We add our first round of food trays: turkey, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce. We also cut up a set of apple and blueberry pies for dessert. Finally, we open our serving line. As we are serving some of us fill clamshell cases so the meals could be carried to the other two motels.

Finally, we clean up, pack up, and head for home and our own families.

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This year brother Knights Tom Ryan, Phil Ong, William Nommi, Kevin Amico, Conrad Mitala, and your humble web servant joined forces to prepare and serve the meals. Here we are in Malden High School cafeteria kitchen with all the food in ovens, steamers, and boilers awaiting the time to pack and head to the Townline Inn. We hope you will consider joining us next year. Families are welcome.

Upcoming Events

The Council met on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, and confirmed several events for the coming months.

  1. We will serve a pasta supper at the Monsignor Neagle apartments on Saturday, February 14, at 4pm.
  2. Spring Training Breakfast, in honor of the Red Sox, will served after the 9am and 11am masses on Sunday, February 22. Help will be needed anytime between 7am and 1pm: setup and cooking before the meal, serving line during, and clean up after.
  3. St Patrick’s Day Supper is planned after the 4pm mass for Saturday, March 14, after coordination with GOF. We will be inviting step dancers from the Heavey Quinn Academy again. Help will be needed as early as 8am and as late as 7pm: as before, setup and cooking before, serving during, and clean up after.
  4. With Palm Sunday coming, the Council will meet in the Parish Hall to make palm crosses on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, March 24 – 26, from 7pm to 8pm. Bring scissors. If you do not know how to fold palm crosses, both instructions and training will be available.

Please consider helping out at any or all of these events. In particular, helping to make palm crosses is a great time for fellowship with fellow knights and their families as all are invited to help.

Upcoming Events

The Council met on Monday, January 5, 2015, and planned several events for the coming months.

  1. By the middle of February and perhaps in January, we hope to serve a pasta supper at the Monsignor Neagle apartments.
  2. Ash Wednesday comes early this year, on February 18.
  3. Spring Training Breakfast, in honor of the Red Sox, is tentatively planned for Sunday, February 22.
  4. St Patrick’s Day Supper is tentatively planned for Saturday, March 14.
  5. With Palm Sunday coming, the Council will meet in the Parish Hall to make palm crosses on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, March 24 – 26, from 7pm to 8pm.

Please consider helping out at any or all of these events. In particular, helping to make palm crosses is a great time for fellowship with fellow knights and their families as all are invited to help.

At The Pasta Supper

On Saturday, September 27, 2014, the Knights came together to cook and serve an Italian meal to our parishioners while raising money for our charitable fund.

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The serving line was stocked. Tim Ryan counted the pre-sales receipts.
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Dick Loud prepared the coffee and soda bar. John and Johnny Farrell cooked additional pasta and sauce.
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Don Olive, Frank Farrell, Antoine Schettini, and Michael DiBenedetto manned the serving line. More ziti and rotini heated and softened.
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Additional Marinara bubbled and blended. Our Financial Secretary, Tom Ryan, and Grand Knight, Brian Chamberlain, stood ready to welcome our guests under the watchful eye of Father McGivney.
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As the four pm Mass drew to a close, we opened the line. The diners started coming …
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and coming … and coming …
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and coming. Each one was individually served.
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The line lengthened and contracted as we sat down to friends and a full meal. To round out the evening, Frank Farrell drew the winning 50/50 raffle ticket from the tin held by Tom Ryan.