Welcome to the St. Therese Knights of Columbus #6320 Council website. We are a group of Christian Gentleman, whose sole mission is to do work for charity. By adhering to our principles of charity, unity and a fraternity we help to build the parish community.
Through our charitable works we help the Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, we donate ultra sound machines to help women decide to have their children instead of aborting them, we donate baby items to pregnancy crisis centers, we collect funds for veterans and thru the Supreme Council donate to World Disasters.
Our council is active in assisting with Youth Programs such as the annual basketball free throw competition, local scouting and academic scholarships. We offer the fraternal benefit of insurance to all of our members.
If you are considering joining a group of like minded men, I urge you to contact our membership chairman and ask any questions you may have. We all lead very busy lives, and I can promise you how surprised you will be by how little of your time it will take to help so many. Can't make a meeting? No problem. Can't participate in the majority of the events? No worries. If you can give a few hours a YEAR, then you to can help us make a difference in the lives of those that most need it.
We invite new members to bring fresh ideas and energies to our organization.
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 15,100 councils and 1.9 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.