Knights of Columbus
Francis Cardinal Spellman Council #6107, Colchester, CT
Serving the Parish Communities of
St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church and St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church Since 1966.
Knights of Columbus Columbian Award, 2012-2013, 2013-2014
Knights of Columbus Star Council, 2008-2009, 2009-2010
Charity ~ Unity ~ Fraternity ~ Patriotism
I am glad that you are interested in learning about your local Knights of Columbus council. Maybe you've seen us at parish breakfasts at Christmas, St. Valentine's Day, or Mother's Day. Or maybe you've seen our distinguished Fourth Degree Color Corps in their full regalia at parades and special church events. And you've wondered, "Who are these men, and what do they do?"
Our main purpose is to serve the Lord by serving His church and one another. Just as the Order was founded right here in Connecticut in 1882 by Fr. Michael J. McGivney as a way to support Catholic families, we in our local Council seek out ways to help right here in Colchester. Whether we're cleaning up someone's yard because they cannot, or contributing books to the local library, or simply getting down on our knees to pray for the sick, we exist to help one another.
Our Council holds regular meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 in the St. Andrew Parish Hall. Because Council business is conducted, we must restrict these meetings to members of the Order. However, we do have the occasional cookout or other event which non-members are invited to attend. It's a good opportunity to join us without having to “join" us!
Yours in Christ,
Mr. William Pilotte
phone: (860) 918-1225
ARE THE KNIGHTS FOR YOU?
Do you want to join us? Do you want to know more about us before you decide? If you are a practical Catholic male, at least 18 years old, and in good standing in the Church, you are eligible to join the Knights of Columbus. Contact us, in person or online, to set up a meeting with someone in our membership committee. These men can answer any questions you may have about the Knights, and help you decide if membership is the right choice for you.
THE MEMBERSHIP PROCESS
Upon receipt of your membership application and recommendation from our Council’s membership committee, the full Council will vote on admitting you into our ranks. Accepted candidates will be invited to an upcoming First Degree ceremony at which you will be welcomed into the Order. Second and Third Degrees, which complete your learning process, are usually taken together within a few months' time. You do not have to wait for the Second and Third Degrees, however, to attend our meetings. You are invited to attend once you have taken the First Degree.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
Each Council determines its own annual membership dues. Our Council has set its dues at only $30 per year, but even that low amount can be reduced, or waived entirely, in hardship situations. We will not let economics get in the way of your membership.
For Our Church
Cookouts for Church Functions
Breakfast with Santa
Valentine's Day Breakfast
Cleanup of Church Grounds
Pasta Dinner Fund Raiser
For Our Community
Connecticut Special Olympics
Forty Days for Life Prayer Vigil
Funds for the Intellectually Challenged
Memorial Day Parade
For Our Council
Minor League Baseball Day
Informal Discussion Meetings
End of Fraternal Year Cookout
For Our Families
Family of the Month
Cleanup for Deceased Members' Families
For Our Youth
Catholic Essay Contest
Christmas Poster Contest
Free Throw Contest
Cookouts for Youth Groups
12 free issues annually of the world’s largest Catholic magazine.
Rosary Program - A free Knights of Columbus rosary is given to each new member.
Daily Mass Remembrance - Mass offered daily for deceased members at the Knights’ Altar, St. Mary Church, New Haven, CT.
Insurance Program – Offers members, spouses, and children the opportunity to provide for their security and well-being.
Annuity Program – Provides for retirement through tax-deferred savings.
< > – Six different scholarship programs and three different graduate fellowship programs for members and their families.
Student Loans – Available to members, spouses, and children.
Catholic Information Service – Literature on the Catholic faith and spirituality.
Grand Knight William Pilotte
Deputy Grand Knight
CT State Council Website: http://www.kofc-ct-state.org
Supreme Council Website: http://www.kofc.org
By Email: SpellmanKnights@yahoogroups.com
Write Us: PO Box 46, Colchester, CT 06415