Council 185 Red Cross Blood Drive

Council 185 is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday August 10th from 8:00 AM to 1:00PM in the St. Rose Gathering hall.

Click HERE to schedule an appointment directly with the Red Cross at the Red Cross website. If you are not a current donor then you will need to create a new account which takes about a minute. Then you can select your donation time.

Click HERE if you would like the Knight's blood drive team to schedule you.

"In giving blood or an organ of your body, may you always have this human and religious perspective: may your gesture be made as an offering to the Lord, who identified himself with those who suffer ... May it be a gift made to the suffering Lord, who in his passion gave himself completely and poured out His blood for the salvation of mankind." John Paul II  

Every 2 seconds someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. This means the Red Cross must collect 44,000 pints of blood every day to meet the demand. Currently there are approximately 10 million blood donors in the United States. This is only 3 percent of the population. So join the elite and give blood. Every pint donated can potentially save 3 lives.

Blood Donors Must:

Be healthy*

Be at least 17 years old

Weigh at least 110 lbs. Additional weight requirements apply for donors 18 years old and younger and all high school donors.

* Note: Healthy means that you feel well and can perform normal activities. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, healthy also means that you are being treated and the condition is under control.

Council 185 Hike and Picnic

Knights of Columbus Council #185 invites all St. Rose families to a family hike, picnic, and pilgrimage to Lourdes of Litchfield


Family Hike at Topsmead State Forest -Picnic -Prayer at Lourdes of Litchfield

Sunday May 18th, 2014
Meet at Knights Hall following 12:00 mass Return by 6:00 PM

RSVP to Pat Gorman: (203)300-8237 or Peter Vodola: (203)770-4069

Fish Fry 2014

Council 185 will again sponser our Fish Fry

Friday evenings March 7,21, and 28th

5PM until 8 PM

St. Rose Monsignor Weiss Gathering Hall
42 Church Hill Rd
Newtown, CT. 06470

St. Rose Irish Cabaret

Sponsored by The Knights of Columbus St. Virgilius Council 185

7:30 PM Saturday, March 15, 2014

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
Monsignor Weiss Gathering Hall
42 Church Hill Rd
Newtown, CT. 06470

Live Music by Keltic Kick

$25 per person (Includes entertainment, coffee, & Irish soda bread)
BYOB and Snacks

Celebrate the Feast of Saint Patrick with Keltic Kick, which offers a unique blend of energized traditional Irish music for your entertainment. Enjoy a spirited and memorable cabaret atmosphere in the company of “old friends” and new acquaintances. The Irish Cabaret is a popular event; tickets may be purchased individually or as a group. Early reservations are encouraged for larger groups (8-10 per table). Seating will be arranged based on the order in which the reservation is made and Irish Ancestry.

Advanced Ticket Purchase Options:
Purchase Tickets online by clicking HERE
After Mass March 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th
RSVP: Chris Carney via or Phone 203.331.2310

Please make checks out to “At Our Gate”
Section 501(c)(3) Organization


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