St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
2022-2023 Council Officers
Chaplain Fr. Daniel J. Brandt
GK Dennis P. Fitzgerald
DGK Kenneth Malkowski
Chancellor SK Robert C. Camp
Recorder SK Richard Moy
Treasurer SK Terry D. Cornell
Advocate SK Hector Rodriguez
Warden SK Bill Warnock
Inside Guard SK Ed Hozzian
Outside Guard SK Joe Hozzian
Lecture SK James Cavino
Trustee 1 Yr SK Richard Lewandowski
Trustee 2 Yr SK Salvador Aloisio
Trustee 3 Yr SK Michael Masalski
Financial Secretary SK Jack Keenan
A Roman Catholic, at least age 18, and a “Practical Catholic in union with the Holy See”.
A practical Catholic accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.
WHO WE ARE / WHO WE HELP
When the Venerable Michael J. McGivney originally founded the Knight of Columbus on March 29, 1882, the Order was primarily concerned with providing assistance to widows and orphans. Since then, the Knights of Columbus have greatly expanded the number of charitable organizations whom we benefit, and our “Police Council” – in particular – provides financial and other assistance to worthy groups through each and every year.
The generosity of our supporters and members such as yourselves allows our Knights of Columbus “Police Council” to continue to perform charitable works.
All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles.
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.
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.
Blessed 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 the good works of individual Knights, who gave more than 75.6 million service hours in 2017, illustrating how Catholics serve each other in fraternity and mercy.
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.