The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.7 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people. The Knights of Columbus is an officially chartered, fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
The Hamilton Township Council is located at 1451 Klockner Road, Hamilton, NJ 0861903101, and the official websitte of the Hamilton Township Council is http://KofC6213.wordpress.com/. The Grand Knight for 2015-2016 is Todd Woerner. You can contact the Knights at (609) 890-6213, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in learning more or joining our local Knights of Columbus chapter, see the
page of the Hamilton Knights of Columbus website.
Business meetings are held twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Monday evening. The Holy Rosary is prayed at 7:30 PM, before the 1st Monday's meeting. This is followed by the monthly business meeting, which begins at 8:00 PM.
About Our Council
The Hamilton Township Council of the Knights of Columbus received its charter on March 31, 1970. The 107 Charter Brothers came as small groups of enthusiastic friends and neighbors. They were motivated by the high ideals and principles of the Knights of Columbus:
Charity, Unity, Fraternity,
; and they quickly discovered an organization whereby they could openly express their
, and their
We are forever indebted to the organizers of our council, such as then district deputy Anthony "Jack" DiAgostino, and the charter members who established the framework for us. However, all of this would have been more difficult were it not for the encouragement given by the pastors of Our Lady of Sorrows and Saint Raphael's, the late Fr. Edward J. O'Keefe and the late Fr. Wilfrid B. Emmons.
The Council matured quickly under the leadership of our Grand Knights. Realistic programs and goals were established, keeping in mind the need to be active and to be involved. However, caution was taken not to overextend our commitments and thereby weaken earlier successes. Over the years, others joined our ranks and increased our capabilities. As a result, the number of programs was increased.
Amid all the accomplishments of these past years, certain events are significant enough to emblazon themselves more vividly in our history. Among these we count
- the formation on June 11, 1972 of our Columbiettes
- the organization of our degree team
- the inauguration of our memorial mass to commemorate deceased Brothers
- our first honorary lifemember
- the inception of our annual "Tootsie Roll" campaign for the benefit of challenged citizens, and
- our purchase of the land on which our Council Home now stands, at Klockner Road by the Route 295 overpass.
Unfortunately, our Sister Columbiettes had to dissolve their organization after 36 years because of the lack of membership. A couple are still a tremendous help to their Brother Knight husbands; whenever they are asked for their assistance, they still find time to help us. We Knights of Columbus appreciate all the help that they have given to us in our fund-raising endeavors. The "special touch" you may have noticed at our monthly breakfasts is provided by one of our past Columbiettes. So when you come to our breakfasts, tell Marie how nice the hall looks!