Father Robert O'Grady stands with several 2017 graduating seniors from St. Robert Bellarmine and St. Mary parishes in Windsor Locks to whom he awarded the St. Mary/St. Robert/Knights of Columbus grant on June 24.
From left are Hope Netolicky, Vincent Breda, Andrew Moskowicz, Joshua Swider, Father O'Grady and Ben Ouellette
The awards were made possible by Knights of Columbus Council 26, which donated $2,500, and the work of many volunteers of both parishes, who ran dinners, socials, a bake sale and tag sale to raise funds for the scholarship.
In addition to those in the photo, grant awards went to Caroline Dhanagar and Lily Muzzarell.
On June 29, the two parishes will merge and take the name Mary, Gate of Heaven Parish as part of the Archdiocese of Hartford's pastoral plan.