1278 Route 9g, Hyde Park, New York 12538
Started on October 14, 1968
Hyde Park Knights of Columbus1278 Rt. 9GHyde Park, NY845-229-6111
Local Council 6111
Located ~ 1 mile North of E. Market Street and Rt. 9G intersection (Stwerts and Mobil station), Hyde Park, NY 12538.
Support of local Church and Community based on our founding principles. Support Regina Coeli and St Peters Parishes and town of Hyde Park.
Council home is available. Can accommodate up to 100 comfortably. Full Kitchen/bar, air conditioned, ample parking, large outdoor area. Leave message @ 845-229-6111.
The Knights of Columbus were founded in 1882 by a 29-year-old parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, in the basement of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut. Today, more than a century later, the Knights of Columbus has become the largest lay organization in the Catholic Church.
Thanks to the inspired work of Father McGivney as well as that of millions of other knights over the past century—the Knights of Columbus now stands at its pinnacle of membership, benefits and service. Currently, there are over 1.8 million Knights of Columbus—more than ever before in our Orders history. Together with their families, the Knights are 6 million strong and continue to grow. he Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.
As the Order has grown, its benevolence has multiplied. The Order continues to break all previous records for charitable contributions and volunteer service. In the past decade, the knights donated nearly $1.5 billion to numerous charitable causes and nearly 683 million hours of volunteer service. Special projects are started as needed such as the $3 million Hero’s fund for families of 9/11 first responders that lost their lives and the Supreme Councils pledge of $2.5 million for Hurricane Katrina Relief. $250,000 has been distributed to Catholic Charities in affected areas, and $1.25 million will be used to assist the homeless. An additional $1 million has been set aside to help rebuild the estimated 130 Catholic schools.
CHARITY,UNITY,FRATERNITY, AND PATRIOTISM
Knights of Columbus are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism and the defense of the priesthood. The order is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Order is unequivocal in its loyalty to the Pope. It is firmly committed to the protection of human life, from conception to natural death, and to the preservation and defense of the family. It was on these bedrock principles that the Order was founded 125 years ago and remains true to them today. Members are gentlemen, 18 years of age and practical Catholics in communion with the Holy See.
Hyde Park Council was formed in 1968, has 180 members and provides service to the Hyde Park community, Regina Coeli Parish, St. Peters Parish and Good Sheppard Parish, Rhinebeck. Father Brendan Fitzgerald, Administrator of Regina Coeli, is the Chaplain and Father Gristo. Pastor of St. Peters is a member.
About The Knights
If you are interested in membership or further information, please email Joe Serencsics email@example.com .To speak to someone about membership or for more information please contact: Grand Knight Bill Ryan (845) 454-9497. You also may leave a message at the council (845-229-6111) and some one will get back to you.