Tootsie Roll Drive – October, 2018
Please consider joining the Knights of Columbus. We are involved in many service activities throughout the parish and the diocese. All Catholic men 18 years of age and older are eligible to apply to be Knights of Columbus members.
For information on St. Mary Knights of Columbus Council, please call Robert Barr at 497-4879 or you can also request information online by visiting the Knights of Columbus website. Please click here. You may drop the form off at the parish or mail it to:
809 De La Pointe Dr. Gautier, MS 39553
SEE COUNCIL NEWS AND PICTURES BELOW:
Toys for Tots Collection – Christmas 2016
SILVER ROSE MASS – OCTOBER 12, 2016
Pictures from the Pro-Life Chain – October 2, 2016
2016 Free Throw Contestants
September 2015: Members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church Knights of Columbus presented a $500 check (an amount raised in the KCs annual summer Tootsie Roll fundraiser) to Singing River Services Region XIV Executive Director Sherman F. Blackwell III on Monday at SRS headquarters in Gautier. From left are: Gordon Gollott, Blackwell, Ron Myers and Rusty Anderson.
Our Lenten Fish Fries were a great success. We thank all KC members who donated their time and the various items for the dinners. We were pleasantly surprised by Bishop Morin’s visit at our last dinner. Thanks to all parishioners who supported us!
Assembly 561’s Veteran’s Day wreath was placed at the I-10 Welcome Center memorial on Saturday 8 November by Major Earl H. Meyer, USA (Retired), who is a WWII Vet and the step father of Robert Barr. He was assisted by BMCM James Jackson. Sir Knights Lee Chandler, Benny French, Joe Farr, Steve Parnell, Richard Clement, and Robert Barr were dressed out. John Albano was the MC.
History of the Knights of Columbus:
Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.
The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 13,000 councils and 1.7 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Spain.
The official website for the International Knights office is: www.kofc.org</