Knights of Columbus Council
The Knights of Columbus is a worldwide organization of Catholic men begun by the Venerable Father Michael McGivney in Connecticut in 1882. They began as a fraternal benefit society and still adhere to the principles of Charity, Unity and Fraternity. Their benefit to the Catholic Church of America has been inestimable. The Knights have come to the defense of our faith and our Catholic people from 1882 to the present. Currently, there are about 1.8 million members joined into 14,000 councils.
The Knights of Columbus is linked to the local parish(es), supports it, and works with the local Pastor. It is not a parish organization. To this end, it has been able through works of charity, donations, and education to support the National Basilica, EWTN, and the Holy Father.
All Saints Local Council #4303 assists a special needs camp, offers the Lenten Fish Fry, and supports the Pro-Life Ministry, Felician Sisters, the Little Sisters of the Poor and Senior Citizen Christmas Party. The Knights conduct an annual golf tournament which funds scholarships to local high school students and youth groups.
Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., September - June at the K of C lower hall, 300 Main Street, Somers. Interested men should contact the Knights of Columbus hall or the website: www.somersknights.org.
The Reverend Felix J. O'Neil Knights of Columbus Council chapter was chartered at St. Edward Church in 1908. Our motto is: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. As an organization of Catholic men who support Priests, Church and Community, we –
Sponsor: Education contests through St.Edward School and Religious Education classes.
Support: Mentally challenged persons.
Provide: Scholarships to graduating students from St. Edward School and scholarships to Stafford High Seniors.
Contribute to: Seminarians to further vocations for the priesthood.
There is an award program in our Catholic community and supply student loans through the State Program for Colleges and Universities.
Life Insurance programs are available for all Knights of Columbus members.
For more information, please call: Joseph Comarella, Grand Knight at 684-9438