Requiescet in Pace
April 29, 2020: Francis G. Shea, age 91, left this life. Beloved husband of the late Theresa Ann (Nugent) Shea. Devoted father of Theresa Lee and her husband, David, Frank Shea and Patrick Shea. Loving grandfather of Thomas and Michelle. President of IC 60 Club. Proud BC High Graduated. Retired manager of New England Telephone Company and Korean War Army Veteran. Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, funeral services will be private. Interment, Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.
Francis was a charter member of Immaculate Conception Council 13966 and a full time participant in our activities.
Requiescet in Pace
John C. Farrell Sr. Of Medford, 77, died peacefully on April 13, 2020, due to complications resulting from COVID-19. Beloved husband of the late Roseann D. (Scharaffa) Farrell. Devoted father of John C. Farrell, Jr. and his wife Maria Bari Farrel of Malden, Debra Hession and her husband Steve of Londonderry, NH. Lovingly blessed grandfather of Stephen, Jr. and Michael Hession, and Francesco Farrell. Caring brother of Margaret MacDonald and her husband Bill, James Farrell and his wife Linda, and the late Sylvia Barbati, Paul, Peter and Herbert Farrell. Also lovingly survived by many wonderful nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
John was a charter member of Immaculate Conception Council 13966. He cooked for many of our breakfasts and played trumpet for our opening and closing odes. He served in many of our offices, including Deputy Grand Knight. He will be deeply missed.
Funeral Service will be private and a Memorial Mass for John will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John’s name to
St. Joseph Church, 118 High Street, Medford, MA 02155
or to the COVID-19 research and funding for the team of John Farrell
To leave a message of condolence visit www.dellorusso.net Dello Russo Family Funeral Homes
Every first Sunday, the Immaculate Conception Knights of Columbus provide coffee and pastries in the Parish Hall after both the 9am and 11am masses. Our hope is that parishioners will take time to meet and talk to one another. We will work to do the same, hopefully entertaining our guests. Please join us Sunday, January 5, 2020.
Next Sunday, October 27, 2019, is the Housing Families Breakfast. We need workers across the board, from cooks to set up, to servers, to cleanup. So come on over and join your fellow knights. The time schedule follows:
- 7am Cooking starts
- 8am Set up starts
- 10am First Serving
- 11am Cleanup
- 12pm Second Serving
- 1pm Final Cleanup
Pick those times that you able to help out and text Antoine, 781-800-5909, when and what you would like to work on.
The calendar for the current Fraternal Year, 2019-2020, has been updated. Have a look:
Please join us on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at 6:30pm for the next Council member meeting. We will discuss St Rocco’s, Coffee and Donuts, and the Officer’s Installation. Following this we will study our faith using The Luke E. Hart Series book one, Faith. Take a look.
For the past several years the Knights have sponsored a prayer hour at 11am every first Saturday of the month in the Chapel. The hour is centered on Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, which continues until confessions at 3pm. The hour includes a wide range of prayers.
It starts with the first half of Benediction as the presiding priest moves the Eucharist from the tabernacle to a monstrance on the altar. After praying a Morning Offering, petitions are offered open to all participants to add to. An Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Fatima Prayers follow.
A scriptural rosary is begun by the priest who then retires to hear confessions. Each decade is lead by a different Knight with scripture passages for mediation on each Hail Mary. A verse/response form is used for each prayer. The rosary is concluded with the Fatima petition on the rosary and the Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer.
At this point the women take charge. One leads The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary. A Chaplet of the Divine Mercy follows with each decade lead by a different woman. A Marian song, frequently Gentle Woman, concludes this portion of the prayers.
The priest then returns from confession and leads the concluding half of Benediction. At this point, all may either stay to worship or depart quietly. To allow the Eucharist to remain on the altar, individuals, preferably Knights, remain during each of the three hours until general Confession at 3pm.
Please consider joining us, this coming first Saturday, September 7. Your participation would be most welcome. If you are a Knight, please show your colors by wearing the Knights’ knit shirt.
Knights are needed to support the effort.
Cooking starts at 2pm.
Food service starts at 5pm.
Clean up starts about 6pm.
Please come help with some or all of the effort.