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The Portage County Special Olympics Bowling Invitational was held on Saturday afternoon, April 13, at Spins Bowl in Kent. Athletes represented Portage DD, Medina DD, Stark Public Schools, Summit Hudson and UDS All-Star Training Club. This was the 33rd year for the event.

On Saturday morning, April 13, 2024, council #1411 sponsored another community food drive at the Hometown Bank Plaza in downtown Kent.

On Sunday, February 18, council prepared and served their "famous" parish breakfast for the first time in 2024. Parishioners enjoyed a hearty breakfast between masses that Sunday.

On Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, Council #1411 St. Patrick's Knights, hosted the Lord's Lunch at Trinity Lutheran Church. Pictured are members of the lunch crew.

On Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024 the Kent Knights assisted at the annual Portage County DD basketball hoop shoot. Grand Knight Bobby DiMauro read a proclamation declaring Saturday as Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities Basketball Hoop Shoot day.

On September 13, 2023, Council #1411 Past Grand Knight Dennis Goodhart (left) presented a check for $600 to St. Patrick School principal Howard Mancini. The check is the second installment of a $1,200 donation the Knights made to the school during the 2023 calendar year. The money will be used to assist the school with any needed supplies or other items during the fall semester.

The Knights recently completed their 2023 bocce season with a year-end tournament. Crowned as regular season champions were the Comeback Kids, who were edged out for the tournament championship by Geno's Goombahs by a final score of 21-17. Pictured for the Comeback Kids, (l-r), are John Kurlich, Mark Latini and Al Siciliano. Missing is team captain Tony DeLuke. Team members for Geno's are, (l-r) Chris Rhoades, Steve Weaver, Ed Ickes and Pat Troutman. Father David Bridling joins in the group photo and congratulates both champions on a successful season.

On Saturday, August 5, 2023, council #1411 enjoyed a night at Akron's Canal Park to watch the RubberDucks take on the Somerset Patriots. Although the Ducks didn't come away with a victory, a great time was still enjoyed by all. The evening started with a buffet dinner and bobblehead giveaway, and capped off with fireworks.

On Sunday, June 18, 2023, Bishop David Bonnar of the Youngstown Diocese, dedicated the Memorial to the Unborn at Saint Patrick's Church. The memorial was a joint project sponsored by council #1411 of the Knights of Columbus, the St. Patrick's Women's Group, and made possible through many generous donations. Construction began with the installation of the footer on February 10, 2023 and was completed with the dedication and the releasing of four doves, representing the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, and all the souls of the unborn.

Also shown is the front and back of the Memorial Prayer Card with the Prayer for Life that was said during the memorial service.

On Saturday, June 17, 2023, council #1411 moved the retiring Father Pentello to his condo in Uniontown.

Landscaping for the Memorial to the Unborn began on Wednesday, May 24, and was completed on Friday, May 26.

On May 20, 2023, council #1411 presented Christian Character Awards to Jackson Taiclet, Claire Michlberger, Aiden Fox and Kristina Jalics. Claire and Kristina were also the recipients of $500 tuition scholarships as they will be continuing their educations at Catholic High Schools. Presenting the awards were Grand Knight Mark Latini and Father Richard Pentello.

Parish Breakfast - March 19, 2023

Lord's Lunch - March 18, 2023

On February 10, 2023, workers installed the footer for the Memorial to the Unborn on the north side of St. Patrick Church. The memorial was placed on the footer March 28, 2023. The landscaping will be completed in the spring and the dedication service will be held in June.

Past Grand Knight Rich Fortin (right) presents a $600 donation from St. Patrick Council #1411 to St. Patrick School principal Howard Mancini on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. The donation is the first of two the Knights will present to the school this calendar year for assistance as needed. Another $600 donation will be made in August.

Photos from the 45th Annual Portage County DD Hoop Shoot sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. January 14, 2023

photos from the Eucharistic Procession and Benediction that was held at St Patrick Church on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022