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Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic, family, fraternal and service organization of men. Father Michael J. McGivney initially founded the organization focused on supporting families, initially the orphans and widows of men in New Haven Connecticut in 1882. Now there are more than 1.8 million members. Members donate more than $155,000,000 and over 70 million hours of community service worldwide.
Dennis Mahoney Council 8215 of the Knights of Columbus meets in the Cathedral of the Holy Family on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM. All men 18 years of age and over are encouraged to join. Our Council was founded in October 1982 and celebrated 30 years of service October 27, 2012.
Individuals in our Council performs volunteer services and fundraise to make contributions in our community that include, support of our Pastor Fr. David Tumback, Associate Pastor Fr. Deyre Azcuna, Cathedral Administrator David Polzen, Pastoral Associate Garth Horn, Faith Formation Minister Andy Kovermaker, Youth Minister Amanda McQuaid and Facilities Manager Jim Nakoneshny.
We are involved in Special Olympics, Youth Parliament, Wheelchair Foundation, Indoor Games, Blackstrap Youth Camp, In support of Life projects, Keep Christ in Christmas projects, Food Bank drive, Christmas hampers and more. We offer mutual support to one another and share our spiritual, fraternal and service energies.
We are involved in the KC FPB “Knights of Columbus Famous Pancake Breakfast”. We are involved in tending the bar for activities in the Bishop Leggat hall. We coordinate the free-throw challenge, soccer challenge, hockey challenge, proficiency and scholarship awards for students and encourage poster and essay activities in schools.
We are involved in the Knights of Columbus Carol Festival and have members involved in a Knights choir.
We are open and supportive of projects in the community including the facilitating of candidates form prior to elections, facilitating the forum for interesting speakers such as Dr. Peter Kreeft.
Many individuals also attend a 2T BKB “Second Tuesday, Brother’s Keeper Breakfast” which currently takes place at Queens House Retreat Centre from 7:00 am to 8:00 am on the second Tuesday of each month. At the 2T BKB we discuss themes, share and have discussions on a more spiritual level with other men.
The current executive of our Council include:
Pastor - Fr. David Tumback
Grand Knight -Allan Ronellenfitsch
Deputy Grand Knight - Roland La Fleche
Financial Secretary - Gary Maier
Treasurer - Francis Noonan
Recorder - John Deptuck
We welcome all to join. To join one simply needs to ask a current member to present an application to the membership for approval with information including one’s name address, purpose for joining and confirmation that one is a practical catholic which can be confirmed by Fr. David.
For more information, visit our website at http://knightsofcolumbus8215.com/