Second Annual Tower Tour September 3-5, 2014

Knights In Action
  Thanks for the help

  Federal Educa-shun: Common Core's Growing Resistance

  Why Join the Knights of Columbus?
  Member Benefits
  The Founder of the Knights of Columbus
  Marriage Honoree List
  Council 6735 Elects New Officers for next Columbian Year.
  Make the Decision to Make a Difference
  The Summer Three for All Program

  Beatitudes for Care Givers
  Organ Donors Needed
  Knights of Columbus Hearing Aid Collection
  Marc Fisher's parents
  Rights Gone Wrong in the Senate

  Reynold J. Guida
  Frank A. Nayler
  James A. Malick II
  Passing of Dorothy Murray

  Insurance Questions
  Knights Killed in Iraq and Afghanistan Eligible for Death Benefit
  Insurance Agent Careers

  In Georgia, Tomorrow Never Dys
  Obama admin moves to silence AFA on elections
  Where's the Brief?
  Beyond Belief: The World of the Persecuted Church
  American Pai: FCC Chair Fights off Gov't Snoops
  Camp Grounds Push to Silence Conservatives
  Ain't That a Kick in the HUD...
  Critic says UN risks credibility with Catholic torture charges
  Bible Ban a Testament to District's Intolerance
  Second Thoughts on the First Amendment?
  Oppose Attack on Conscience and Religious Freedom
  Federal legislation:  S1696, the Women's Health Protection Act
  Holden out Hope to Stop Activists in Baton Rouge
  President's Order Leaves No Faith in Business
  Obama gives special protections for homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals, but takes away religious freedoms from Christians
  Persecution a Mute Point at Obama White House
  IRS Looks to Pulpits for Culprits

Same-Sex Marriage
  Croatians vote to protect marriage from redefinition
  I Now Pronounce You Man and Wives...
  Activist judge legalizes polygamy, just as we warned
  Marriage Buzz in the Beehive State
  Christian baker files religious freedom appeal in marriage ruling
  Marriage: To Have and to Holder
  On Marriage, Members Run Rings around Left
  Romney Gives Marriage Reinforce Mitt
  Judge Jilts Virginia Voters on Marriage
  Idaho Ruling Hardly Small Potatoes
  Marriage Rulings Par for the Courts
  Marriage is Still the Life of the Party
  Let Them Eat Cake!
  Pelosi's Catholic Dioseize
  Nine statements by Obama yesterday made a mockery of God's word
  Burger King introduces gay pride Whoppers
  Masterpiece Theater: Cake Drama Continues in Colorado
  Human rights court: Europe cannot be forced to redefine marriage
  Appeals Court Not OK on Marriage

  The "Continental Liar"
  Albert Mac Elrath receives ACE Wings
  Businesses Get a Second Opinion on Health Care
  Anti-Hobby Lobby bill introduced in Senate
  US Senate Attempts to overturn US Supreme Court in Hobby Lobby Case
  U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on radical bill to nullify virtually all abortion limits nationwide
  The Senate's Weapons of Mass Distraction
  They would leave unborn babies defenseless
  Democracy betrayed, so more babies can die
  It’s evil
  Action Needed on Second Planned Parenthood Funding Bill (A2795/S1203)
  Nurse sent packing for pro-life beliefs
  Terrifying?  Let me tell you what is terrifying . . .

  The Color Corps of the Patriotic Degree

   Knights of Columbus Charities
  Knights of Columbus Plaque

  New Jersey Knights of Columbus License Plates

Council 6735 at 43 West Maple Street, Merchantville, NJ 08109-5141 US - Home

Welcome to Our Website

 Welcome to the Saint Peter’s Council 6735 of the Knights of Columbus. 

Father Michael J. McGivney and a handful of Catholic laymen founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882, in the basement of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Haven, Connecticut.   The aim of the founder was to set up a parish-based lay organization that offered insurance benefits to the widows and children of members. In an era when parish and fraternal societies were popular, Father McGivney felt there should be some way to strengthen the religious faith of his flock and provide financial support for families overwhelmed by illness or the death of the breadwinner. 

Today the Knights of Columbus have grown from that one local unit, or council, to over 15,000 councils in the United States (including Puerto Rico and Guam), Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania and Saipan.  
Membership is 1,843,587 members, plus their families - approximately 5.6 million people total - many of whom are actively involved in volunteer service programs for the Catholic Church, their communities, their families, young people and one another.
The Knights of Columbus, the world's largest organization of Catholic men and their families, has been called "the strong right arm of the Church," and has been cited by popes, presidents and other world leaders for support of the Church, for programs of evangelization and Catholic education, for civic involvement and aid to those in need.

This is our home on the Internet. Here you will find the latest news and information about us. Please take a moment to visit the on-line Calendar for upcoming events and our News page for featured articles. Our NEWS PAGE  has latest news & a lot of ACTION ITEMS. These we ask for you to send a message to our public officials to tell them YOUR opinion on current events. This section is updated almost daily.

Also check out News & Information pages marked "Via RSS" these are constantly updated electronically with the latest news & information.

At the bottom of the each page is a footer cotrolled exclusively by The Vatican Information Service. The instant the Vatican issues a news item, it is shown here. Plus we get direct seperate messages from the Vatican, these are listed in the box marked "News From The Vatican"

 You can find out more about the Knights at the SUPREME COUNCIL website, the NJ STATE COUNCIL web site. For Fourth Degree information visit the Bishop Justin J. Mc Carthy web site. All of these can be found on our LINKS page.


Other items will be listed under appropriate headings such as Knight's In Action, Insurance, etc.

 Visitors are invited to sign up for our on-line mailing list for special news and announcements. We hope you enjoy your visit and encourage you to check back often for updates!
Council members who have news that they would like to share with the council and have published here should contact Council Public Relations Chairman Andy Zazzera, PGK

Thanks for the help

Many thanks to Mark Mesco and sons, Tom Crymes, Jim Kenney and especially Frank McGarry for a great job with the gardening and power washing on Friday. They even had me doing a little work. Thanks also to Reese, Jim, Dan and Tony and everyone who helped make Andy Lipenta's Installation ...
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NJ State Council Religious & Civil Rights Message & Action Items  for July

Praise the Lord, Supreme Court has found in favor of Hobby Lobby saying that closely held companies do not have to provide abortofacients in their health care package. This is a big win for our side and bodes well for future decisions on church related health care cases. Please remember to thank ...
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Pro-Abortion Senators in Congress have introduced two harmful bills which they are trying to get passed asap.  One bill wiill overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision. That bill is S2578, the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act.   Unfortunately, but not ...
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Council 6735 Elects New Officers for next Columbian Year.

At the June 10th Saint Peter's Council 6735 elected a new slate of officers to serve in the next Columbian year ! July 2014 -- 30 June 2015. Grand Knight:  Tim Gallagher Deputy Grand Knight:  Tim Hesser Chancellor:  Bob Altenbach ...
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Make the Decision to Make a Difference

K of C Council 6735 is a network of Catholic gentlemen who have common goals and vision. I've met some very ordinary individuals who together have had an extraordinary impact on the lives of so many in our parish and community. The reward is simply knowing that you helped those that needed ...
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The Summer Three for All Program

Council 6735 initiates "The Summer Three for All Program"  This is for any brother who brings in 3 new members into his council from July 1st to September 30th will receive a special embroidered golf type shirt. I'm actively recruiting younger members who have recently turned 18 ...
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Bishops in US denounce executive order

The bishop-Chairmen of two USCCB Committees have responded with great concern to President Obama’s July 21 executive order to prohibit federal government contractors from what the Administration deems “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” discrimination and to ...
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Passing of Dorothy Murray

It is with great sadness and sympathy that I pass the following information along to the council:    Dorothy Murray wife of the late Joseph Murray, PGK St Peter Council, mother of Bob Murray PGK of St Peter Council and mother in law of Joe Foley of St Peter Council, passed ...
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US Senate Attempts to overturn US Supreme Court in Hobby Lobby Case

One day after the US Supreme Court rulled that a company such as HOBBY LOBBY did not have to provide abortion pills & similar drugs to their employees via the ObamaCare Insurance requirements because it was againts the owners religious convictions mambers of the US Senate ...
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DVD tells story of Knights of Columbus founder

A documentary about Venerable Michael McGivney, the 19th century priest who founded the Knights of Columbus, is now available on DVD. “At a time when Catholics and Catholic immigrants were being marginalized, Father McGivney saw the opportunity to bring the men of his parish together to ...
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Knights of Columbus pledge $1.4 million for Special Olympics

The Knights of Columbus have pledged $1.4 million for next year’s Special Olympics World Games, helping to cover participating athletes’ expenses for the Los Angeles event. “Our support exemplifies our commitment to the dignity of every person, our dedication to assisting with ...
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