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Pavia Council #48, Bethel, Connecticut, Founded 1888

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Poster Contest
Communion Breakfast
Men's Retreat
Family of the Month
Unborn Memorial

Volunteerism informed by Christian concern is the hallmark of the Knights of Columbus and results in outstanding contributions of time and talent to the Catholic Church, our communities, families, young people and brother Knights.

Fraternal and charitable programs arise at the grassroots level to meet the needs of local parishes and communities ... here are highlights of just a few of the programs that Pavia Council runs to strengthen our faith and support the Catholic Church.  Follow the links for more detailed information.

Vocations Poster Contest
The Vocations Poster Contest is conducted annually to foster religious vocations among our youth. It is open to students of St. Mary Religious Education Program and St. Mary School.   Judging is traditionally held in early February with an exhibit of all entries in the parish hall several weeks later.

Communion Breakfast
An annual event where parishioners, friends and guests gather in fellowship.   Each year's breakfast honors a member of our community and features a notable keynote presentation.

Men's Retreat
Pavia Council sponsors an annuals Men’s Retreat at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford. All men are welcome to join others from St. Mary’s and parishes throughout the state. The retreat is usually held in early March.

Family of the Month
Each month, a Knights of Columbus family is chosen to serve as an example of Christian Family Life.  Family members demonstrate true Christian values and inspire others of St. Mary’s Parish, the Bethel Community and Pavia Council 48 through acts of unselfish giving of time and personal effort.

Memorial to the Unborn Dedication
On Sunday, April 26, 1998, The Most Reverend Edward M. Egan dedicated a memorial to the unborn at St. Mary Church.  The memorial was donated by Pavia council to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Msgr. Karl's ordination.

St Mary Church, Bethel, CT

St Mary Church, Bethel CT

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