The Knights of Columbus for the Jurisdiction of Massachusetts
proudly will bestow its highest public honor

THE 2017 LANTERN AWARD

Upon

James T. Brett

James T. Brett, President and Chief Executive Officer of The New England Council.   

Jim has been a leading voice in advocating for public policy issues such as health care, education, financial services and energy throughout New England and Washington, D.C. 

   

On the occasion of the Sixty-First Annual Lantern Award Presentation at  the One Hundred Seventeenth Annual Patriots’  Day Dinner on Monday April 17th at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham.            

          Tickets are $40.00 each or $400 per table. 

     Social Hour 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (cash bar), Dinner at 7:00 PM.

2017 PATRIOTS’ DAY DINNER AND LANTERN AWARD

Massachusetts State Council

Knights of Columbus

470 Washington Street  Suite #6

Norwood, MA 02062

  

Enclosed is our check in the amount of $________________ for____________ tickets at

$40.00 each for the Annual Patriots Day Dinner and Lantern Award Presentation to be held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, on April  17, 2017.  Social Hour 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (cash bar), Dinner at 7:00 PM.

  If tickets are being sent out, please send them to:

  Name:__________________________________________________________________

  

Council/Assembly Name and No. if  appropriate ________________________________

  

Address ________________________________________________________________

  

City/Town________________________ State_____________ Zip__________________

                                                                                      

HONOREE:

James T. Brett, President and Chief Executive Officer of The New England Council.   

Jim has been a leading voice in advocating for public policy issues such as health care, education, financial services and energy throughout New England and Washington, D.C. 

        

   

 

 

 

 


Establishment of the Lantern Award

During the tenure of Past State Deputy James H. Norton
(1956-1958), and at the time of the Diamond Jubilee an
outstanding feature of Mr. Norton's tenure in 1957
was the inauguration of the Lantern Award.
State Deputy Norton thought this was an appropriate
way to honor those who reflected the religious
and patriotic ideals of the Founding Fathers.
Named for the Lanterns placed in the tower of the
Old North Church in Boston to warn Paul Revere.

The award, given by the Massachusetts State Council
is presented at the Patriot's Day Dinner, which has
drawn a number of illustrious speakers over the years.


Past Recipients of The Lantern Award

 

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2016 State Lantern Award

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At the 116th Massachusetts Knights of Columbus Annual Lantern Award,
Massachusetts Knights of Columbus State Deputy Russell Steinbach of Dorchester
and The Archbishop of Boston, Sean Cardinal O'Malley present the Sixtieth
Massachusetts Knights of Columbus Lantern Award to Rev. Msgr. John J. M.
Foster, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Archdiocese for the
Military Services, USA.  Msgr. Foster accepted for all the Military Chaplains
who serve in the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA.

In 2014, The Knights of Columbus set new records in charitable giving for the
16
th consecutive year. Our charitable contributions increased in 2014 by more
than $3.4 million over the previous year to a record $173,550,680. In addition,
The Knights of Columbus Annual achieved our highest level of charitable service,
volunteering more than 71.5 million hours.  Massachusetts has over 40,000
members in 282 local councils.

Massachusetts Knights of Columbus Presents Lantern Award to AMS Military Chaplains  

 


http://www.milarch.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=dwJXKgOUJiIaG&b=9356759&ct=14843635

CLICK ABOVE FOR MILITARY SERVICES PRESS  RELEASE

2016 State Lantern Award Dinner
Pictures from DD
Don Rice

(Click on Blue & Wait for Photo Cycle to Begin)

 

2016 State Lantern Award Dinner
Pictures from DD Lew Corcoran

(Click on Red & Wait for Photo Cycle to Begin)

 

 

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              2015 Lantern Award

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2015 Lantern Award Recipient---Father Joseph Baggetta
L->R  Bishop Robert Hennessey, State Deputy Russell Steinbach,
Recipient Father Joseph Baggetta

2015 State Lantern Award Honoring Father
Joseph Baggetta     Pictures from  (DD Don Rice)

          (Click on Red & Wait for Photo Cycle to Begin)

 

2015 State Lantern Award Honoring Father
Joseph Baggetta     Pictures from  (DD Rich Zopatti)

          (Click on Red & Wait for Photo Cycle to Begin)

 

 

 

 

 

2014 LANTERN AWARD

Upon

                  Dr. David R. King   

                                                                                                           

Boston Marathon Runner, MGH Surgeon after running in the Boston  Marathon and after the Marathon Bombing operated for 30 hours on victims of the Bombing, LTC in Army Reserve and served in Iraq and Afghanistan as an Army Surgeon.

 

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                   2014 Lantern Award

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2014 Lantern Award Recipient Doctor (LTC) David King with
State Deputy Peter Healy and Cardinal Sean O'Malley

 

       

2014 Lantern Award Pictures - Click to View

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 2013 LANTERN AWARD

Upon

                                           

                                                                      SSG. WILLIAM  KLEINEDLER (RET.)

Former Army SSG William Kleinedler  (Injured Iraq Veteran-Representing all the Injured Servicemen and Women of the Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts). 

                                                                   

                                                       

On the occasion of the Fifty-Seventh Annual Lantern Award Presentation at  the One hundred thirteenth Annual Patriots Day Dinner on Monday April 15th at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham.            

2013 Lantern Award Pictures - from Photos by Maureen

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THE 2012 LANTERN AWARD

upon

                                           

           BOSTON CHAPLAIN, NAVY CAPT. WILLIAM D. DEVINE (RET.)

Former Navy Capt., Father Bill Devine  (Former Military Chaplain and Present Pastor Of St. Thomas Aquinas of Bridgewater).  In 1989, after 14 years with the Archdiocese of Boston, served 22 years with the Navy and Marine Corp. as Chaplain.  Served three tours in Iraq as well as many other overseas assignments including many tours at sea on Naval Ships.

Deployed 6 times; supporting Operations SOUTHERN WATCH (1994, 1998), ENDURING FREEDOM (2004, 2006), and IRAQI FREEDOM (2008).  He is currently deployed in support of Operations EDURING FREEDOM, NEW DAWN and Combined Joint Task Force HORN OF AFRICA.

Watch Lantern Award Photos--Click on line below.

 

 2012 Lantern Award  Pictures (Click to View - Then Click to View Pictures)

 

Photo By Photos By Maureen-Maureen Hancock.

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2011
BOSTON CHAPLAIN, LIEUTENANT COLONEL TIMOTHY A. BUTLER


Deployed 6 times; supporting Operations SOUTHERN WATCH (1994, 1998), ENDURING FREEDOM (2004, 2006), and IRAQI FREEDOM (2008).  He is currently deployed in support of Operations EDURING FREEDOM, NEW DAWN and Combined Joint Task Force HORN OF AFRICA.

                                         

                          

 

2010
Geraldine Stadelmann
Terrorism Attack, Rosary, prayers helped her survive ordeal at Mumbai Hotel

                                                                             

Geraldine Stadelmann  Lantern Award 2010

Photo By Photos By Maureen-Maureen Hancock.

2009
John and Magi Bish
Founders of the Molly Bish Foundation

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2008
Bishop William E. Lori
Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut and Supreme Chaplain

       

Bishop William E. Lori  Lantern Award 2008

Photo By Photos By Maureen-Maureen Hancock.

2007
Bishop Timothy McDonnell
Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts

 

2006
Raymond Flynn
Former United States Ambassador to the Vatican
Former Representative, Mayor of Boston and City Councilor
Catholic Orator

 

2005
Newman A. Flanagan
Past State Deputy of Massachusetts
Former Supreme Director
Former District Attorney of Suffolk County
Executive Director, National District Attorneys Association, Washington D.C.

2004
Reverend Philip G. Salois
Chaplain for Veterans Administration New England Healthcare System.
 Founder and President of National conference of Vietnam Ministers.

2003
General Patrick H. Brady (Ret.)
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

 

2002
Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight

2001
Most Reverend Thomas L. Dupre, S.T.L.
Bishop of Springfield

2000
Most Reverend Sean P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap.
Bishop of Fall River

 

1999
Most Reverend Lawrence J. Riley, D.D.
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Boston

1998
Most Reverend Daniel P. Reilly
Bishop of Worcester

1997
Robert P. Casey - Ellen Casey
Former Governor and First Lady of Pennsylvania

1996
John Cardinal O'Connor
Archbishop of New York

1995
William M. Bulger
President, Massachusetts State Senate

1994
Professor Mary Ann Glendon
Harvard Law School

1993
Honorable Joseph R. Nolan
Associate Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

1992
John F. Collins
Former Mayor of Boston

1991
Bernard Cardinal Law
Archbishop of Boston

1990
Thomas J. Flatley
Philanthropist, Industrialist, Humanitarian

1989
Edward P. Boland
United States Representative (retired)

1988
Most Reverend Thomas V. Daily Doctor Martin J. Dunn
Supreme Chaplain President of Por Cristo

1987
Henry J. Hyde
United States Representative

1986
Virgil C. Dechant
Supreme Knight

1985
Charles A. MacGillivary
Medal of Honor Winner

1984
General Paul X. Kelley
Commandant of the Marine Corps

1983
Thomas J. Hudner, Jr.
Captain, U. S. Navy (retired)

1982
Timothy J. McCarthy
Special Agent, U. S. Secret Service

1981
Senator Jeremiah A. Denton, Jr.
Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy (retired)

1980

Carl Michael Yastrzemski

Major General Henry J. Mead

Boston Red Sox

Chaplain's Corp. U. S. Air Force (retired)

1979
Mildred F. Jefferson, M.D.
President, Right to Life Crusade

1978
Most Reverend Joseph F. Maguire
Bishop of Springfield

1977
Doctor John W. McDevitt, K.C.K.S.G.
Past Supreme Knight

1976
Most Reverend Daniel A. Cronin, S.T.D.
Bishop of Fall River

1975
John A. Volpe
U. S. Ambassador to Italy

1974
Frank W. Tomasello
Retired Associate Justice

1973
Humberto Cardinal Medeiros
Archbishop of Boston

1972
James A. Farley
Patriot - Statesman

1971
Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge
Special Envoy to the Vatican

1970
Ben G. Shapiro
Founder, Massachusetts Committee Catholics, Protestants and Jews

1969
William E. Powers, K.S.G.
Justice, Rhode Island Supreme Court

1968
Very Reverend Michael P. Walsh, S.J. Doctor Abram L. Sachar
President of Boston College President of Brandeis University

1967
Most Reverend Jeremiah F. Minihan, D.D., LL.D.
Auxiliary Bishop of Boston

1966
Arthur J. Goldberg
Ambassador to the United Nations

1965
Very Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.
President, University of Notre Dame

1964
Daniel F. Foley
National Commander, The American Legion

1963
Robert J. Cousy
Exemplar to American Youth

1962
John W. McCormack
Speaker, United State House of Representatives

1961
George Meany
President AFL/CIO

1960
Francis Cardinal Spellman
Archbishop of NewYork

1959
Richard Cardinal Cushing
Archbishop of Boston

1958
Robert F. Kennedy
Chief Council, Senate Select Committee on
Improper Activities in the Labor and Management Field

1957
J. Edgar Hoover
Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation