KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS     Council #12691

As described in its member magazine "The
(Click here), ...." the Knights of Columbus is
a Catholic men's fraternal benefit society that 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 12,000
councils and 1.6 million members throughout the

Although the Council of Christ the King Parish has
only been organized for a few years,we have over
50 men who are active members. However, we
would like more.. many more... to join us in our
efforts to "give back" to the Parish and to others.  
During the past few years, our parish Council has
done a significant amount of work such as:
Community Service, Parish Contributions and
Activities, and has sponsored fund raising events
to support these efforts.

Some examples of the good work of Parish's
Knights have been able to accomplish during the
past few years include:

Community Service:
. Donated food and fed the Homeless Veterans
(done quarterly)
. Established the Homeless Veterans donation box
. Volunteered at the Mustard Seed (done quarterly)
. Provided financial assistance for individuals with
special needs
. Established the Joseph M. Baniukiewicz Jr.
Memorial Scholarship Fund
. Volunteered at the Worcester County Food Bank

Parish Contribution/Activities:
. Donated $600.00 for the purchase of new
. Donated $500.00 for the construction of a
handicapped ramp at the rectory
. Organized and sponsored the Parish's Annual
Family Picnic held at St. Peter Marian High School
. Organized and conducted annual Spring & Fall
clean-ups of the Parish grounds.
. Participated in semi-annual cleanings of the

Fund Raisers:
. Annual "March Madness Dinner Dance"
. Bus Trips to Foxwoods
. Raffles- Red Sox's & Celtic's tickets

The Knights of Columbus Council of Christ the
King Parish provides services to our parish and
parishioners. We always welcome new members.
If you have never been a member of the Knights
or were a member of another Council and are
interested in joining us, we would like to hear from