About Our Council

Meeting Schedule & Location

Council Business Meeting Schedule

1st Monday of the month at Santa Maria Hall

Council Officers Meeting Schedule

2nd Monday of the month at Santa Maria Hall

Council Program Meeting Schedule

3rd Monday of the month at Santa Maria HJall

Meetings Location

350 Crystal Lake Ave.
Haddon Twp, NJ 08033 US

Mailing Address

18 Payson Ave.
Audubon, NJ 08106

In Support Of:

St. Rose of Lima
300 Kings Hwy.
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035 US
St. Vincent Pallotti
901 Hopkins Rd
Haddonfield, NJ 08033 US
St. Aloysius
37 West Haddon Avenue
Oaklyn, NJ 08107 US
St. John
809 Park Ave.
Collingswood, NJ 08108 US
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
809 Park Ave.
Collingswood, NJ 08108 US

COUNCIL INFORMATION

On Sunday afternoon November 14, 1909, sixty men gathered in St. Rose of Lima Church in Haddon Heights to organize a Knight of Columbus council in the borough.

     The meeting took place only 28 years after another group of men met with the Rev. Michael J. McGivney, a 29-year-old parish priest, in the basement of St. Mary’s Church on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Conn., to form a fraternal society.  That was

Oct. 2, 1881. That society would one day become the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization, the Knights of Columbus.

     Both groups sought strength in solidarity, and security through unity of purpose and devotion to a holy cause, vowing to be defenders of their country, their families and their faith.  The order’s national web site says that on March 29,1882, the society incorporated and became, what was called "the strong right arm of the church," supporting church programs of evangelization and Catholic education, civic involvement and aid to those in need.

     It was through these principles of Charity, Unity and Fraternity that the Haddon Heights council was formed and given the title Santa Maria, named for the mother of Jesus and later the patron saint of the Camden Diocese after the diocese was formed in 1937.

 

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Welcome to Santa Maria Council 1443. We meet first and third Mondays of every month, at our hall. We are located in Haddon Township, NJ at 350 Crystal Lake Avenue.

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