March 22, 2017
Watertown - A “Pennies from Heaven” fund has been established by the Watertown Knights of Columbus Council #259 for the support of the education of seminarians.
This past September, the council donated $10,000 to the Sacred Heart Foundation which helps to finance the education of seminarians around the world.
Council members collect the “Pennies from Heaven” funds monthly from the local Watertown parishes. The funds are managed by the Board of Trustees of the Watertown K of C Council and are used when requests are received to aid seminarians in their studies.
The success of this program has resulted in supporting men studying for the priesthood for the Dioceses of Ogdensburg and, with the donation to the Sacred Heart Foundation, support will be given to Missionaries of the Sacred Heart seminarians around the world.
Because of the success of the “Pennies from Heaven” program the Watertown Knights of Columbus have recently partner with the Northern New York Community Foundation to maintain their “Pennies from Heaven” funds and has established a fund for “Catholic Education” in Watertown.
Members of the Watertown Council will continue their monthly collections with one month for the education of seminarians and the next month for education needs in the Catholic elementary school.