Holy Family Council 15197
“No child should be without a coat in the winter and no parent should have to decide between a coat for their child or putting food on the table.” (KofC Massachusetts State Council 2021 web home page) The Knights of Columbus recognize that keeping kids warm in harsh winter climates is one of the many…
On September 11, 2022 “The Stanley Kawecki Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament”, was held at the Northfield Golf Club. The Knights of Columbus Council 15197 has held this annual event since 2016 (with exception during 2 years of COVID), to raise money for “The Stanley Kawecki Memorial Scholarship”. In memory of our Grand Knight Stanley…
Principles of the KofC
All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles:
Charity – Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.
Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.
Fraternity – The Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do individual Knights, who last year gave more than 10 million hours of their time to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families. In the Knights of Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another.
Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.
Joseph Widner (email@example.com)
Knights of Columbus Council 15197
29 Sugarloaf St
South Deerfield, MA 01373