About Us

 

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.7 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.  To learn more about the history of our order, please view the Supreme Council History Page.  To learn more about prominent knights, please watch Heroes and to learn about our heritage, please watch Legacy.

About our Council

Saint Monica Knights of Columbus Council 14725 was formed at the request of co-pastors, The Reverend Father Patrick S. Armano and The Reverend Father James B. Clark on March 4,  2009 with charter membership of approximately 65 Knights.  Instrumental in the founding of our council were Sir Knight Everett L. Belisle, FDD, Sir Knight Barry Bell, PGK, FDD, Sir Knight Stephen Brenner, PGK, FDD, Sir Knight Richard D. Dube, Sir Knight Richard R. Dube, PGK, PFN, and Sir Knight Stephen White.

Private council membership meetings are held monthly on the Fourth Wednesday of every month in the Saint Monica School Hall starting at 7:30PM, preceded by our fraternal meal, which begins at 6:30PM.

 

As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of Columbia magazine, the world’s largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.

Our council is very active in numerous activities areas including fraternal events (especially our annual Irish Knight), parish events, supporting Saint Monica School, pro-life events (many in support of the Pregnancy Care Center), the Tootsie Roll Drive (to support the MA charity fund), the Methuen Festival of Trees, the Coats for Kids Program, the Wreaths Across America program, the Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge, the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship, the RSVP Vocation Scholarship program, and the Knights of Columbus Food for Families Program.  We are always looking for new activities and opportunities to serve the Church and family.

 

Any Third Degree member in good standing, 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. To learn more about local activities of the fourth degree, please visit Father O’Donnell Assembly 393 page.

 

Under the guidance of Christian Brother Barnabas McDonald (1865-1929), the first Columbian Squires circle was instituted in 1925. Membership in the Squires is for Catholic boys between the ages of 12 and 17. Squires’ activities are many, varying from spiritual to active service for the Church and community. Each circle elects officer members from their own rank, teaching skills of leadership and responsibility. We are blessed to have one of the two active Columbian Squires Circles in Massachusetts.  To learn more about our circle, please visit Saint Michael the Archangel Columbian Squires page.

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