Mary Queen of Angels Council 12384

The Knights of Columbus was created in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney and a group of men at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, CT.  Today there are over 1.7 million members and over 14000 councils worldwide.

Mary Queen of angels began as an idea in 1998 when members of the Knights who were members of Saint Martha Parish wanted to create a council to serve Saint Martha. In 1999, a group of men (Mike Beebie, Jerry Bowes, Tony Ciraolo, Tom Kaminski, Bill Wixted, and Rich Konstance) held meetings exploring the creation of a new council. This they did and in 1999 Mary Queen of Angels was established with the roughly 75 charter members electing Rich Konstance (PGK, FDD) as the council’s first Grand Knight.

We are heavily involved in Pro-Life and the protection of the unborn. We created a memorial to the unborn located on the rectory lawn, hold a ‘baby shower’ where donations of baby items are given to a home for women who have chosen life for their unborn and new born babies.

Locally, for our parish and our diocese, we support Saint Martha School with the Harry Geiss Memorial Grant (a grant given to a boy and girl graduating Saint Martha School). We also support our parish altar servers, are involved with Baptisms, Weddings, funerals, Sacraments of children and adults, as well as financial contributions to our parish.

We also are involved in financial and spiritual support of seminarians, we support St. John’s Hospice with both food and clothing drives, Sponsor Communion breakfasts, are involved with the CYO, host a free throw contest and so much more.

The time commitment involved in becoming a Knight is minimum but your involvement is so very rewarding.

To become a Knight, ask any member after Mass … you can sit in on a meeting and see if it is for you. If joining is not in the cards for you at this time, perhaps you’d like to help in an event or two during the year.