knights of columbus


The Knights of Columbus is an organization of men who are committed to volunteer service, charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism and defense of priesthood and the religious life. This organization was founded in 1892 by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, CT. 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 Knights of Columbus is the largest lay organization in the Catholic Church. All men are invited and encouraged to join.

Father Michael J. McGivney

ChurchKnights of Columbus was founded in 1892 by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, CT. 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 1.7 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.

Who can be a Knight?:
Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life. Come see just what we are all about and take the first steps to enhance your personal life.

At St Peter:We have Knights of Columbus in the name of St. Peter

Council #14590.The council meets every 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 PM and the 4th degree meets with Wallingford on the first Wednseday of the month. We strive to be the right arm of St Peter Parish and help the pastor with all we can do.

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Knights of Columbus Council 14590 Officers  Fraternal Year 2018
Office                               Name
Chaplain                           Father Peter Liszewski
Grand Knight                   Glenn Salamone
Deputy Grand Knight     Rick Massicott
Chancellor                        Joe Rubino
Warden                             Nestor Gendreau
Recorder                           Mike Zanelli
Advocate                          Sean Donlan
Treasurer                          Leo Sirios
Financial Secretary         Craig Salonia
Trustees                            Larry Gevry
Scott Brookes
Frank Errato
Inside Guard                    Brian Conte
Outside Guard                 Paul Crete
Lecturer                            Gerry Matthews




Knights of Columbus Council 14590
Meeting Dates
January 8, 2018
February 12, 2018
March 12, 2018
April 9, 2018
May 14, 2018
June 11, 2018 (Elections)
July 9, 2018
August 13, 2018
September 10, 2018
October 8, 2018
November 12, 2018
December 10, 2018