Knights Of Columbus Council #14230
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Grand Knight – SK Wayne Glembin
Chaplain – Rev. Martin Martinez
Deputy Grand Knight – Matt Gadziala
Warden – Daniel Caulfield
Membership: What’s in it for you, our future brother?
- Our members are served with our own optional insurance program and new members can invest in saving annuities with attractive rates.
- The children of Knights are eligible to compete for college scholarships valued at $3,000 over a five-year period.
- Each member receives monthly the “Columbia” magazine, a bi-monthly newsletter, and periodic email updates.
- We don’t forget your family! We have many family-oriented events, golf outings, picnics, trips, parties and more!
- You can make your family proud, as recognition is given through the “Knight of the Quarter,” “Family of the Quarter” and “Knight and Family of the Year Awards.”
We support our parishes and parish schools…
- The Knights provide pamphlets on “How to Prepare for Confession”, and “How to say the Rosary, pro-life materials, vocation materials, booklets and posters on many church topics to our parishes.
- We show our priests appreciation and confirmation for all they do
- We provide support for our seminarians.
- The Knights nationally sponsor several programs for our parochial schools. Our local council participates in many of these including: School Essay Contest with cash awards and certificates, altar server certificates, school library support and school fund raiser support.
History of the Knights of Columbus
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.
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.
Father McGivney’s founding vision for the Order also included a life insurance program to provide for the widows and orphans of deceased members. The Order’s insurance program has expanded substantially to serve more effectively the Knights’ growing membership.
Year after year, the Knights of Columbus has earned the highest possible quality ratings for financial soundness from A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The Order provides the highest quality insurance, annuity and long-term care products to its members, along with many other fraternal benefits.
The Supreme Council is the governing body of the Knights of Columbus and is responsible for the development of the organization as a whole. Supreme Council duties include establishing the Order in new regions and setting up regional authorities, defining and advancing its values and goals, undertaking organization-wide initiatives, promoting awareness of the Knights’ mission worldwide, and protecting the families of members through its extensive insurance program. Members working in local, or subordinate councils, however, carry on the majority of the Knights’ beneficial work.