Knights of Columbus

Our church, council and I need your help. A week from tomorrow is St. Mary Church Annual Parish Picnic. Help is needed in three shifts of about 6 to 8 people for each shift.

First shift will be responsible for setting up for the picnic starting around 9:30 am. Second shift will be responsible for helping with cooking and events during the picnic starting around 12:30 pm. The third shift will be responsible for clean up of the pavilion area after the picnic. Picnic is scheduled to end around 5:00 pm.

Consider volunteering for one shift as many hands make to load a lot lighter. Please RSVP if you wish to help. Thank you.

Benedic Deo Vivat Jesus, Geno Tilley Jr. Uncas Council No. 32 • Grand Knight

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On Oct. 2, 1881, a small group of men met in the basement of St. Mary’s Church on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Called together by their 29-year-old parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, these men formed a fraternal society that would one day become the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization.

They sought strength in solidarity, and security through unity of purpose and devotion to a holy cause: they vowed to be defenders of their country, their families and their faith.

Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.

These men were bound together by the ideal of Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of the Americas, the one whose hand brought Christianity to the New World. Their efforts came to fruition with the incorporation of the Knights of Columbus on March 29, 1882.

They were Knights of Columbus.

The Order has been called "the strong right arm of the Church," and has been praised by popes, presidents and other world leaders, for support of the Church, programs of evangelization and Catholic education, civic involvement and aid to those in need.

Upcoming Events

August Business Meeting

Classic Car Show

State Council Picnic

Officer's Meeting

Parish Picnic

September Business Meeting

Classic Car Show

Oldies Night

Council Charity Golf Tournament

October Business Meeting

1st Degree

Catholic Men's Conference