About Our Council

Meeting Schedule & Location

Meetings Location

12 Hollywood Ave
Fairfield , NJ 07004 US

Mailing Address

210 Horseneck Rd.
Fairfield , NJ 07004 US

In Support Of:

St. Thomas More
12 Hollywood Ave.
Fairfield, NJ 07004 US

COUNCIL INFORMATION

ABOUT OUR COUNCIL

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at our Council Home located at

12 Hollywood Avenue, Fairfield, NJ, which is the address of St. Thomas More Church.

 

Our Council’s first meeting was held on May 16, 1972 in a classroom at St. Thomas More Parish’s School. The Council was formed with 41 members, 20 were transfers from other Councils and 21 were new members of the Knights of Columbus. Over the years we have constructed our current home, which is adjacent to the Parish School, our Council has grown to over 200 members and we are still growing.

 

 

Our members are actively involved in many of the ministries of St. Thomas More Parish, which we support and provide the majority of the volunteers for the various Parish activities. Members are also involved in community activities with the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, as youth counselors and as coaches for the various youth teams. In addition our members serve as CCD Instructors, Greeters at every mass, Lecturers and Eucharistic Ministers. They also serve on the Parish Counsel and Finance Committee.

 

We adhere to the four principles on which the Knights of Columbus was founded; charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. This is evident in our support for our Church and following its teachings. Supporting our brother Knights in their needs, comforting the sick, helping and feeding the needy through the soup kitchen, food drives and clothing drives. Giving aid to our wounded veterans in military hospitals and active military personnel overseas through our various drives. Providing toys at Christmas for orphans and needy children through our Christmas toy drive.

 

Our charitable work not only helps the individual but also groups and our entire township. This was evident by our assistance to hundreds of township residents whose homes were flooded and severely damaged as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Our Council received a Commendation from the Governor of New Jersey for our charitable work in the aftermath of this divesting hurricane. 

Our Council is very active throughout the year. We offer numerous programs and events that are family focused and also youth oriented. The following are some of our events:

                        January        Parish Breakfast

                                           Basketball Free Throw

                                           Right to Life March, Washington, DC

                        February      Super Bowl

                                           Polar Bear Plunge

                                           Shrove Tuesday Festivity

                        March          Sts. Patrick & Joseph Dinner

                                           Free Throw (Archdiocese Competition)

                                           Palm Cross Sale (For Food Pantry)

                        April             Intellectual Disability Drive

                        May             Parish Carnival

                                           State Convention

                        June             Election of Officers

                        July              Installation of Officers

                                            Family Events

                        August          Family Events

                        Septembe     Parish Picnic

                        October        Polish Festival

                                            Coat Drive

                                            Soccer Shoot Out

                        November     Food Drive (Township wide)

                                            Wounded Warrior Dinner

                                            Tricky-Tray

                        December      Family Night (Hockey Game)

                                            Children’s Christmas Party

                                            Family Covered Dish Dinner             

                                   

For exact dates see our Event Calendar.

 

The success of our Council’s various programs and social events, which strengthen our bonds with our Church and community, are due to the dedication of our members. We must also note that our Parish Family’s support for our Council is overwhelming.

 

The best way for a practicing Catholic man to get involved in our parish life is to join the Knights of Columbus.

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MEMBERSHIP

The Knights of Columbus was formed on March 29, 1882 by the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut, with a small group of men who were parishioners of the Church. The goal was to establish an Order that would unite men in their faith and help provide for Catholic families in their time of need.

 

From this small group of men the Knights of Columbus has grown to the largest Catholic fraternal and charitable organization in the world. There are over 14,600 Knights of Columbus councils numbering over 1.8 million members worldwide. Together the Knights have donated over $1.5 billion and 700 million volunteer hours to various worthy worldwide causes over the past decade.

 

Membership in the Knights of Columbus makes good men better. Membership offers him the opportunity to improve his life and become more active in the parish and community.

The Knights of Columbus is more than a fraternity it is a unique and great brotherhood of Catholic men.

 

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practical Catholic men who are at least 18 years old. A practical Catholic is one who is in union with the Holy See, lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church.

 

If you are interested in joining, applications are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus. Or you can contact, by e-mail, any of the officers listed on our Home Page.

 

Acceptance of applicants will depend on an interview and vote of the council members.

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MEMBER BENEFITS

Member benefits include: free monthly issue of Columbian magazine, scholarship programs and eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus insurance program.

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INSURANCE PROGRAM

Knights of Columbus Insurance Company is exclusively for members and their families.

 

It is rated A++ (Superior) by A.M.Best, there is no insurance company in North America with a higher rating than the Knights of Columbus.

 

Knights of Columbus Insurance offers more than just life insurance. There are numerous types of insurance, annuity and benefit programs available. All of the insurance agents are Knights who are dedicated to protecting you and your family.

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