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Knights of Columbus

 

 

 

 

Joe Einecker Council #14902

 

Sparta, TN 38583

 

Council 14902 Calendar of Events

 

See Recent K of C Activities Here

 

K of C Officer Installations

 

Surge 2013 - 2014


The Pilgrimage of the Silver Rose




New Officer Installation
(July 2017)





 










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WE ARE THE WORLD'S LARGEST ORGANIZATION OF CATHOLIC MEN

AND THEIR FAMILIES!

 


The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney and a hand full of Catholic laymen who gathered in the basement of Saint Mary's Catholic Church in New Haven, Connecticut.  There purpose was to setup a Parish-based lay organization in order to provide financial support in the form of insurance benefits for families overwhelmed by illness or death of a family breadwinner.  Today, we have grown from that one local unit, or council, to over 14,000 councils through out the world.  The Knights of Columbus has been cited by Popes and other world leaders for support of the church, for programs of Evangelization and Catholic education, for civic involvement and aid to those in need.

 

SERVICE TO THE WORLD

 

Just in the past ten years, the worldwide Knights of Columbus (K of C) had donated over 1.2 billion dollars to church, community and youth activities - $ 140 million last year alone.  They also volunteered over 574 million hours of time to accomplish worthwhile church, youth and community objectives - just last year, 64 million hours!

 

LAST YEAR

 

One year, they created a $20 million fund whose annual earnings of $2 million were given to the Holy Father for his special charities.  They provided relief funding for victims of floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters worldwide.  They donated over 400,000 pints of blood, made 5.4 million visits to the home bound, sick and bereaved and provided free information for anyone interested in learning about the Catholic Church.

 

JUST WHO ARE THESE MEN WHO ARE CALLED KNIGHTS?

 

We are your friends and neighbors.  We sit next to you at mass.  We serve as Eucharistic Ministers, lectors, ushers and religious education teachers and in many behind the scene ways.  We raise money for several important projects including PACESETTERS - a center that helps the intellectual challenged prepare to be a productive person.  We help with youth activities and host events such as 4th of JULY Picnic, dinners, parties and a yard sales.  Some of us are Priests and Bishops.  We all support the Catholic Church through advice to others.

 

BENEFITS OF KNIGHTHOOD

 

As a Catholic fraternal origination, the Knights of Columbus supports Church, Family and Youth Activities and help to improve our community.  These efforts are very gratifying and provide opportunities for personal growth, fun and fellowship.  The Knights of Columbus build character and teach leadership skills while providing an outlet for your untapped talents, which benefit the church, youth and family as well as individual members.  Our Insurance Program provides Knights and their family's excellent coverage and carries the highest Standard & Poors ratings with over $35 billion in Insurance in force.  Think about it, maybe it's time for YOU to become a Knight also!

 

WHO CAN BECOME A KNIGHT?

 

The only requirement for becoming a Knight of Columbus is that you are a practicing Catholic male at least 18 years of age and in good standing with the church.

 


Contact Information

 


Pete Marino, Grand Knight, (931) 761-0178, pthomasmarino@gmail.com

 

Chris Langer, Deputy Grand Knight, (931) 739-9606, clanger3006@gmail.com


Mathaus J. Keller, Financial Secretary, (931) 260-9683, mattandjune@msn.com

 

Ray Jicha, Membership Chairman, (931) 935-2552, doghousemom@blomand.net




Council Officers
 (July 1, 2017)


Grand Knight - Pete Marino


Deputy Grand Knight - Chris Langer


Chancellor - Chris Quain


Financial Secretary - Mathaus Keller


Treasurer - Paul Keller, Jr.


Recorder - Ron LaPierre


Advocate - Ray Jicha


Warden - Larry Pole


Inside Guard - Mike Losito


Outside Guard - John Nunley


Three Year Trustee - Ray Highers


Two Year Trustee - Mel Goggins


One Year Trustee - Bill Loos


Chaplain/Lecturer - Fr. Kevin Dowling



 



Local K of C Calendar

 

Detailed Information about the Joe Einecker Council

 

Detailed Information on the Knights

 

Tennessee State K of C Council

 

K of C Headquarters

 

 Assistant Deputy Grand Knight, (931) 935-2782, bjnunley@blomand.net