NEW HAVEN, CT - The Knights of Columbus will donate $100,000 to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Parish in Newtown, Conn., to support ongoing parish programs related to last December’s elementary school shooting.
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson will make the gift following a 6:30 p.m. Mass at St. Rose on Monday, Sept. 30. Bridgeport Bishop Frank Caggiano will serve as principal celebrant and homilist. The supreme knight and Msgr. Robert Weiss, pastor of St. Rose, will also offer remarks at a brief ceremony following Mass.
The Newtown elementary school shooting gripped the nation and the world as the small community mourned the loss of area residents, including 20 children, following the tragic Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.