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Knights of Columbus (KoC)

The Knights of Columbus' (KoC) mission states: "Together, we're empowering Catholic men to live their faith at home, in their parish, at work and in their community."  Charity is at the heart of our work and our faith and always has been. For the Knights of Columbus, charity means supporting a virtually boundless variety of projects.

There are three Knights of Columbus Councils in our parish:

KoC Saint Andrew Council: Sean Hurley, sean.hurley60@gmail.com

KoC Saint Clement Council: Dennis Smith, dennisvsmith@gmail.com

KoC Saint John XXIII Council: Bill Sheridan, redwingbill@hotmail.com

All practicing Catholic men, aged 18 and older are invited to connect with any of our councils to become involved and information is available in each of the churches in our parish after Mass.  

Founding

KoC - The Knights of Columbus, a fraternal, benevolent society of Catholic men, was founded at New Haven Connecticut in 1882, by Father Michael J. McGiveny and a small group of pioneering Catholics to provide much needed security for widows and orphans of Catholic parishioners. The goal is to promote social and intellectual interchange, to protect and promote Catholic interests, and to foster a spirit of fraternity among citizens of all races and creeds. These Catholic men and their families are dedicated to promoting the concepts of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. Today, there are more than 1.8 million members in over 14,000 councils on three continents and numerous Island nations around the world.  

 

KoC Saint Clement Council

Meets second Tuesday of each month in the Church Hall, 18 Gaston Rd. (no meetings July & August)

The Saint Clement Council, the Father William J Donnelly Council 8831, is very much involved in support of our community, church liturgy and finance as well as youth. We invite all practicing Catholic men 18 and over to contact any member of the Knights of Columbus to get involved.

 

KoC Saint John XXIII Council

The Saint John XXIII Council, in the past year has supported Hope Cottage, spiritual direction, youth, Christian Refugee Relief, support for Ukraine and for victims of the Turkish/Syrian earthquake and many other ministries. Over the years, our council has made several thousands of dollars in donations to Saint John XXIII Church and the Divine Mercy Parish. We have supported seminarians and have run the "Keep the Christ in Christmas" competition for children every year, along with many other activities.  

KoC Saint Andrew Council

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