Knights of Columbus
Thanks to the efforts of Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney and some parishioners at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut where Father McGivney was assistant pastor at the time, the Connecticut state legislature officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society on March 29, 1882. Now, over 130 years later, the Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity and has added a fourth principle of patriotism.
Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works. The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and over 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan
The St. Michael Council was founded on May 11, 2007 through the efforts of Knights of Columbus members already in the parish. The council, named after St. Michael the Archangel, currently has over 130 members who work closely with the St. Michael Catholic Church Parish providing funds and volunteers for various church and civic projects. Our members are active participants in the parish and community.
The council’s Grand Knight is Kenny Dalton. His Deputy is Charlie Finnigan.
Council business meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month in the St. Michael Parish Hall in the St Rapheal room. Officer meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7;oo PM normally in the same place.
For more information about the Knights of Columbus and St. Michael Council, visit our council website at:
Update as of 26 October:
The officer's meeting for the council will be held on the 27th, the fourth Tuesday, at 7:00 PM in the school's teacher's longe
The next business meeting will be held on the 10th of November in the Rapheal room. We have invited a member of the Council on Aging to come and discuss their operation and how we can support each other and be a part of their outreach program.
Preparations are well underway for our annual Golf Tournament at Oak Marsh Golf course on the Omni Plantation. All golfers are encouraged to play and support the various charities of the council and Nassau County. This year there will be an intercouncil challenge match. It is a handicapped, Captain's choice game so all have an opportunity to win. Wives of Knights are encouraged to form their own teams and compete in the intercouncil rivalry.
Our Fall drive for Citizen's with Disabilities has just concluded and we thank all the Knights who helped in the drive. We should know the final total of the generosity of our Nassau neighbors in a few days and I will post it here.
We will be receiving a briefing on the status of the Knights of Columbus Squires program at our next business meeting. It will be a great program to develop young boys into Catholic gentlemen.
We welcome Dennis (Mac) MacDonnell as a new member to the council. Welcome Mac! The next second degree is on 5 Nov. Contact the Chancellor for details.
Most sincerely yours,