Fort-Coulonge Parish Hall changes ownership

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The Knights of Columbus, Council 7221 is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Fort-Coulonge Parish Hall on April 16, 2018. When the diocese was no longer financially able to maintain it, the Hall was to be closed at the end of October 2015; the Knights of Columbus approached the parish priest to get permission to rent it.

The Knights of Columbus, Council 7221 is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Fort-Coulonge Parish Hall on April 16, 2018. When the diocese was no longer financially able to maintain it, the Hall was to be closed at the end of October 2015; the Knights of Columbus approached the parish priest to get permission to rent it.
After more than a year, both parties decided that the diocese would donate the hall to the Knights of Columbus. The heart of our community would have changed if the Hall had closed, with no place to hold our special events like the Bazar, weddings, anniversaries, the annual builder’s supper, pickeral suppers, breakfasts, volunteer recognition dinner, New Year’s Eve celebrations and more. 
We mustn’t forget the work of our elders who proudly built the Hall, which houses the meetings of the Knights of Columbus and the Filles d’Isabelle. The Knights’ BINGOs remain an important source of income for community activities and for the survival of the Hall. We ask for your support and presence for these Sunday night BINGOs. Thanks to this activity, we can help many families in need and can contribute financially to several social organizations in the community like the CLSC, Manoir Sacre-Coeur, Maison de la Famille, L’EntourElle, the Guignolee, Pontiac Hospital, etc. It is with the community’s support that we can help these organizations realize their projects.
April 16, 2018 was an important date, as it marked the signing of the contract finalizing the donation of the Hall by the Diocese of Pembroke to the Knights of Columbus.
Thank you to Bishop Michael Mulhall, Bishop of the Diocese of Pembroke, and to our parish priest for their collaboration on this issue.

Robert Soulard,
Knight of Columbus
FORT COULONGE