In honour of St. Francis of Assisi and our Holy Father councils order-wide were invited to participate in an “Outreach Week” initiative by conducting charitable programs between Friday, Oct. 4 (the feast day of St. Francis) and Sunday, Oct. 13, in honor of our Pope.

SAM_2617 SAM_2619St. Francis of Assisi is known as “the man of poverty,” and a central theme of Pope Francis has been service to the poor. Knights all over the world were invited to show  solidarity with these two holy men by providing outreach to the less fortunate in their communities.

WIth that in mind, we decided to launch a “Food for Families” programme, headed by Deputy GK Mark Edward Custodio. Within the one week, we received a fair volume of food and even donations worth over $100! Picture shows St. Vincent De Paul chairman Margaret Rowe accepting the food and cheque from GK Mark.