Restoration of Church Hall at Saint Patrick Church
Restoration of Front Entrance Steps at Saint Patrick Church Groveland, Massachusetts
The front steps to the entrance of Saint Patrick Church in Groveland, Massachusetts were made of beautiful red mahogany wood. At some point in time the steps were painted over with gray paint which covered up the natural beauty of the wood steps. Christ the King Council 5004 volunteered to restore the steps to their natural beauty. Several members of Council 5004 spent several days sanding and hand stripping the old paint off the steps and replacing rotted wood. The members of Council 5004 then stained the steps with a semi-transparent stain to bring out the natural red mahogany characteristics of the wood steps. Between labor and materials Council 5004 saved Sacred Hearts Parish approximately $5,000.00.
Annual Planting of Flowers & Mulching at Sacred Hearts Church
For several years members of Christ the King Council 5004 have volunteered each year to plant new flowers and mulch on the grounds of Sacred Hearts Church in Bradford, Massachusetts. Members of Council 5004 have donated their labor and gardening skills to improve the beauty of the landscaping surrounding Sacred Hearts Church for the enjoyment of those attending Mass at the church.
Annual Priests Appreciation Dinner
Each year Council 5004 organizes a priest appreciation dinner at area fine restaurants as a way of showing thanks and appreciation for the efforts of the priests and deacons for all the work they do in our parishes. The priests and deacons from Sacred Hearts Church, Saint Patrick Church, and Holy Redeemer Church are invited to attend, along with members of Council 5004, their spouses and significant others. The Council pays for the meals of all the priests and deacons in attendance, as well as the facility usage charges for the event.
Annual Giving of the Loaves of Bread at Thanksgiving
For several years Christ the King Council 5004 has made arrangements with local bakers to bake traditional Thanksgiving loaves of bread which Council 5004 purchases and then donates to Sacred Hearts Parish for distribution to parishioners during Mass on Thanksgiving Day.