Suncook Knights of Columbus
"In Service to One, In Service to All."
The Suncook Knights are vital to our parish and community. Among their many actions, they organize blood drives, raise funds for charities, schedule with the parish to clean and decorate the church, and organize parish suppers on a monthly basis. They support Pine Haven Boys Center, pass the collection baskets at weekend Masses, and serve Mass and funerals – while also participating in NH Knights of Columbus state functions like Right to Life events, wakes, and Masses with the Bishop, just to name a few. They regularly meet in Council Chambers+ at 7 PM, on the first Wednesday of every month.
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization, founded in 1882 by venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut. Originally serving as a mutual benefit society to low-income immigrant Catholics in a time of intense discrimination and deplorable working conditions, it developed into a fraternal benefit society, dedicated to providing charitable services, promoting Catholic education, and actively defending Roman Catholicism in various nations. In 1958, The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council granted Suncook, New Hampshire a charter for the Fr. Louis P. Routhier Council #4666. The council started with 73 members. At one time, the Suncook Council had over 300 members!
There are more than 1.85 million members of the Knights of Columbus in nearly 15,000 councils, with nearly 200 councils on college campuses. Membership consists of four different degrees, each exemplifying a different principle of the Order. The Order is a member of the international alliance of Catholic Knights and is the strong right arm of the Church. They have given over $170.1 million directly to charity and performed over 70.5 million man-hours of voluntary service. The Order's insurance program has more than $90 billion in assets and holds the highest insurance ratings given by A.M. Best and the insurance market place standards association. The Knights of Columbus also offer extensive scholarships to members and their families, as well as other benefits.
Message from the Suncook Knights:
"We are looking for new members to join us to continue the Council and the good works that we do for years to come. All we ask for is about an hour and a half a month for a Council meeting on the first Wednesdays of the month and to help out at our suppers once a month on a Saturday. Thank you and God bless." ~ Geoffrey Kennedy
For more information
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is limited to practicing Catholic men aged 18 or older. If you would like to become a Knight, talk to one after Mass or at our monthly Church Suppers. Or contact Geoffrey Kennedy at 231-7070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also like to visit the official website of the Knights of Columbus www.KofC.org or the website for the New Hampshire State Council www.NHKnights.org to learn more.