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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.
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Alert for Canonization Weekend Events
As the canonization of John Paul II approaches, I am writing to invite you, your family, and your parish community to participate in a series of events planned for the April 26-27 Canonization Weekend at what will soon be known as the “Saint John Paul II National Shrine” in ...
Council 6735 Receives STAR COUNCIL AWARD
On 22 October State Deputy Andrew Lipenta presented the Council with the prestigious Star Council Award. ....
Members of the Bishop Justin J. McCarthy Color Corps & Council 6735 participated in the Good Friday Pageant at Saint Peter’s Church in Merchantville, NJ.
What a Fast Year! An Open Letter to the Membership from the Grand Knight
As I look in the rear view mirror, it’s hard to believe that your officer team has one year behind us. In speaking for all of the officers of Council #6735, we appreciate your votes and reelection for our 2nd term. Your support of and confidence in the officer team is humbling ...
Nine Council Members Join Bishop Sullivan in Making Their 3rd Degree
On March 24th at a Third Degree installation 9 members of Council 6735 joined with Bishop Sullivan in making their 3rd Degree. Council 6735 was honored to be the host Council for the event. When you meet these men they are to be congratulated on their achievement. Collin ...
James A. Malick II
O Saint John Neumann, your ardent desire of bringing all souls to Christ impelled you to leave home and country; teach us to live worthily in the spirit of our Baptism which makes us all children of the one God and brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ, the first-born of the family of ...