"In Service to One, In Service to All."
The Suncook Knights, Fr. Routhier Council, are a great group of guys that are a vital part of our parish and community! Among their many actions, they raise funds for charities, schedule with the parish to clean and decorate the church, and organize parish suppers on a monthly basis. (They are renowned for their delicious suppers!) They support Pine Haven Boys Center, pass the collection baskets at weekend Masses (pre-pandemic), and more — while also participating in NH Knights of Columbus state functions. They regularly meet in Council Chambers at 7 PM, on the first Monday of the month.
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is for 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 Matt Roan [email protected]
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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.