FR. JAMES J. KELLY COUNCIL #3632 CEDAR GROVE / VERONA, NJ US
The Father James J. Kelly Council services the parishes of Saint Catherine of Siena in Cedar Grove and Our Lady of the Lake in Verona. Our brothers provide volunteers, funding, and other support for various projects that benefit our parishes and the communities where we live. Many of our brothers are also active in our parishes beyond their work with our Council.
The Council was chartered on May 29, 1953, and named in honor of Fr. Kelly, the first pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Church.
Meetings are held twice a month, on the first and third Thursdays of every month at 7:30pm. Meeting locations alternate between First Thursdays: Our Lady of the Lake Church in Verona and Third Thursdays: Saint Catherine of Siena Church in Cedar Grove. Occasionally meetings and special events are held at The Salvatorian Monastery (off Crestmont Road, Verona, NJ).
Who are the Knights?
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.
As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of the Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.
How to Join
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.
Contact the Membership Chairman, Chuck Collins at 973-857-9124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any Third Degree member in good standing, one year after the anniversary of his First Degree, is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective countries through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called "assemblies"). Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve as honor guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.