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Uniontown KCs celebrate 100 years of service
the Inland Register
(From the February 16, 2016 edition of the Inland Register)
From left: Uniontown Knights of Columbus Financial Secretary Peter Holland; George Czerwonka, former State Deputy of the Knights; Grand Knight Maurice Moneymaker; and Bishop Thomas A. Daly. Moneymaker is holding the resolution recognizing Council #1823’s Centennial year, which was presented by Czerwonka. (IR photo courtesy of Peter Holland)
It’s been 100 years since the Uniontown, Wash. Knights of Columbus Council, #1823, was chartered – Dec. 19, 1915.
A special Mass and dinner helped mark the occasion on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop Daly. Concelebrating were Jesuit Father Mike Schultheis along with Fathers Ed Marier and Joseph Sullivan (past and present pastors of the Uniontown parish).
The banquet in the Community Building followed the Mass. The building sported displays of the Council’s 100 years, including artifacts, photos of Knights working on projects for St. Boniface Parish, and a membership roster. Also shown were photos of each of the parish’s former priests.
Dinner was catered by the Colfax Knights of Columbus.
The yearlong Centennial celebration culminated with a special Mass celebrated Dec. 20, dedicated to former and current Knights of the parish’s Council.
The area’s Fourth degree Knights attended, with a full Honor Guard display. Knights stood to line both sides of the church’s main aisle as the pastor, Father Sullivan, along with the lector and Eucharistic Ministers, filed up the center isle to the altar, to begin Mass.
Following Mass, the Honor Guard stood at attention while Father and servers exited down the aisle. The Honor Guard fell in behind to exit the church.
A light reception was held in the Community Building after Mass.
The Uniontown Knights crossed the century mark with a fund-raising project to replace the leaking irrigation system at St. Boniface Cemetery – very successful as a result of the generous contributions from those with family members buried in the cemetery.
The Knights also helped replace leaking water lines at St. Boniface Church, donating labor and equipment.
As the Council looks forward to the next century, Grand Knight Maurice Moneymaker asked all Knights to stand ready to answer the call to service to Church and community.
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