October 29, 2017 – A View from the Rectory Window

Monsignor James J. Zegers Council 9113
PO Box 1048, Marmora, NJ 08223

Why You Should Consider Joining Council 9113 of the Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus was founded over 130 years ago in Connecticut by Father Michael J. McGivney and a small group of Catholic gentlemen to provide for their families. That small beginning has grown into a worldwide fraternal organization of more than 15,000 councils and two billion members bound in faith and doing a multitude of charitable works.

That growth has been based on three principles: Charity, Unity and Fraternity. A fourth principle, Patriotism, was added as the organization grew. The first principle, Charity, is exercised through Knights donating their time, energy and resources to help their community, the Parish, the Church, and global humanitarian causes. The second two principles guide us in conducting our good works as we work together in a united purpose to help others while supporting each other in life and in faith. Patriotism, the last principle, was added to emphasize the Knights’ efforts to serve our country.

Locally, Council 9113 raises funds that are used to: provide meals and gifts to local families each Christmas; help the mentally and physically challenged; assist families and widows facing hardship; support our military overseas; conduct programs for veterans; help our Church and Parish materially and spiritually; and support other local and global programs or disasters needing aid. We raise those funds by sponsoring events including a horseshoe tournament, a golf outing, bus trips to sporting events, and other collection activities. Many volunteer hours are needed to support our activities so we need your help.

Your reward is great when you help those less fortunate than yourself. Therefore, we ask all Catholic gentlemen, 18 years old or older, in Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish to come join us. Help us help those in need.

Please join the Knights of Columbus, Council 9113, next Sunday, November 5th in the pavilion for hospitality. There will be representatives present at that time to answer any questions you might have.

Father Pete