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Pavia Council #48, Bethel, Connecticut, Founded 1888

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Dedication: Memorial to the Unborn

The Knights of Columbus champions life from conception to natural death. The Order supports the Church in its work to defend human life, conducts education programs for its members and the public, provides financial assistance to national and local right-to-life groups, and prays for the protection of life.

On Sunday, April 26, 1998, The Most Reverend Edward M. Egan, Bishop of Bridgeport (and Brother Knight) honored Msgr. Edward Karl and Pavia Council by dedicating a memorial to the unborn in the courtyard of St. Mary Church.  The memorial was donated by Pavia Council to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Msgr. Karl's ordination.

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Memorial

"May this monument inspire a respect for life from the moment of conception to the moment of death."

Presented to the community of St Mary Parish by Pavia Council No. 48 Knights of Columbus in honor of Msgr. Edward B. Karl on the occasion of his 40th anniversary of his ordination May 25 1998.

Bishop Egan Msgr. Karl, Father Gemza and Bishop Egan participate in the blessing and dedication of the memorial.
Grand Knight Pavia Council Grand Knight Tom O'Leary addresses the crowd.  Despite the rain, a good number of Knights, family and friends turned out to witness this permanent tribute to Msgr. Karl for his more than 40 years of priesthood.

 

St Mary Church, Bethel, CT

St Mary Church, Bethel CT

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