Location

 

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

 

General Information

 

Located ~ 1 mile North of E. Market Street and Rt. 9G intersection (Stwerts and Mobil station), Hyde Park, NY 12538.

 

 

Mission

 

Support of local Church and Community based on our founding principles. Support Regina Coeli and St Peters Parishes and town of Hyde Park.

 

 

Hall Rental

 

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.

 

 

Phone

 

(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 joefser@optonline.net .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.