UPCOMING EVENTS
  Halloween Party this Saturday!

Knights In Action
  Council Members Clean Church Prior To 40 Hour Devotion Service.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES
  Federal Educa-shun: Common Core's Growing Resistance
  Student suspended for saying 'Bless You' in class
  Tips and recommendations for a safe, happy Halloween!

MEMBERSHIP
  Why Join the Knights of Columbus?
  WHO CAN BECOME A KNIGHT?
  Member Benefits
  The Founder of the Knights of Columbus
  FATHER MICHAEL J. McGIVNEY GUILD
  GRAND KNIGHTS

SICK & DISTRESSED
  COUNCIL SICK & DISTRESSED LIST
  Beatitudes for Care Givers
  Organ Donors Needed
  Knights of Columbus Hearing Aid Collection
  Rights Gone Wrong in the Senate
  Frank Schmidt

IN MEMORIAM
  Reynold J. Guida
  Frank A. Nayler

INSURANCE
   INSURANCE CONTACTS
  Insurance Questions
  LOOKING FOR A SAFE BET FOR YOUR FAMILY?
  Knights Killed in Iraq and Afghanistan Eligible for Death Benefit
  Insurance Agent Careers

RELIGIOUS & CIVIL RIGHTS
  In Georgia, Tomorrow Never Dys
  Obama admin moves to silence AFA on elections
  American Pai: FCC Chair Fights off Gov't Snoops
  Camp Grounds Push to Silence Conservatives
  "Incendiary"
  Angry
  Ain't That a Kick in the HUD...
  Critic says UN risks credibility with Catholic torture charges
  Obama gives special protections for homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals, but takes away religious freedoms from Christians
  Persecution a Mute Point at Obama White House
  Is the Penn Mightier Than the Sword?
  Another U.N. attack
  Snoops on the Stoops of the Church
  Houstunned: Pastors Vow to Fight Mayor's Sermon Grab
  Stand with Houston Pastors
  Pulpit Friction: TX Leaders Rally To Pastors' Defense
  A Subpoena for Your Thoughts...

Same-Sex Marriage
  Croatians vote to protect marriage from redefinition
  I Now Pronounce You Man and Wives...
  Activist judge legalizes polygamy, just as we warned
  Christian baker files religious freedom appeal in marriage ruling
  Marriage Rulings Par for the Courts
  Marriage is Still the Life of the Party
  Let Them Eat Cake!
  Natural Marriage Courts Appeal
  The GOP's Party Planning on Marriage
  Target goes to court in support of gay marriage
  SCOTUS Turns Down Marriage Proposal
  Speak Now or Forever Forfeit Marriage
  Marriage Strikes out in the Ninth
  Did Juneau That Marriage Is Being Argued in Alaska?
  Vatican Makes Marriage a Soul Focus

RESPECT LIFE
  The "Continental Liar"
  Albert Mac Elrath receives ACE Wings
  Businesses Get a Second Opinion on Health Care
  Anti-Hobby Lobby bill introduced in Senate
  US Senate Attempts to overturn US Supreme Court in Hobby Lobby Case

FOURTH DEGREE INFORMATION
  GENERAL FOURTH DEGREE INFORMATION
  The Color Corps of the Patriotic Degree

EASY WAYS TO HELP OUR COUNCIL
   Knights of Columbus Charities
  Knights of Columbus Plaque
  Eagles/Redskins Raffle Winner/Right for Life March Bus
  Council 6735 Halloween Party

SERVICES
  New Jersey Knights of Columbus License Plates


Council 6735 at 43 West Maple Street, Merchantville, NJ 08109-5141 US - Home

Welcome to Our Website


 Welcome to the Saint Peter’s Council 6735 of the Knights of Columbus. 

Father Michael J. McGivney and a handful of Catholic laymen founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882, in the basement of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Haven, Connecticut.   The aim of the founder was to set up a parish-based lay organization that offered insurance benefits to the widows and children of members. In an era when parish and fraternal societies were popular, Father McGivney felt there should be some way to strengthen the religious faith of his flock and provide financial support for families overwhelmed by illness or the death of the breadwinner. 

 

Today the Knights of Columbus have grown from that one local unit, or council, to over 15,000 councils in the United States (including Puerto Rico and Guam), Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Korea, and Saipan.  

 

Membership is 1,843,587 members, plus their families - approximately 5.6 million people total - many of whom are actively involved in volunteer service programs for the Catholic Church, their communities, their families, young people and one another.

 

The Knights of Columbus, the world's largest organization of Catholic men and their families, has been called "the strong right arm of the Church," and has been cited by popes, presidents 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.


This is our home on the Internet. Here you will find the latest news and information about us. Please take a moment to visit the on-line Calendar for upcoming events and our News page for featured articles. Our NEWS PAGE  has latest news & a lot of ACTION ITEMS. These we ask for you to send a message to our public officials to tell them YOUR opinion on current events. This section is updated almost daily.

Also check out News & Information pages marked "Via RSS" these are constantly updated electronically with the latest news & information.

At the bottom of the each page is a footer cotrolled exclusively by The Vatican Information Service. The instant the Vatican issues a news item, it is shown here. Plus we get direct seperate messages from the Vatican, these are listed in the box marked "News From The Vatican"

 You can find out more about the Knights at the SUPREME COUNCIL website, the NJ STATE COUNCIL web site. For Fourth Degree information visit the Bishop Justin J. Mc Carthy web site. All of these can be found on our LINKS page.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM OUR GRAND KNIGHT WILL BE LISTED UNDER "GRAND KNIGHT'S COMMENTS". 

Other items will be listed under appropriate headings such as Knight's In Action, Insurance, etc.

 Visitors are invited to sign up for our on-line mailing list for special news and announcements. We hope you enjoy your visit and encourage you to check back often for updates!

Council members who have news that they would like to share with the council and have published here should contact Council Public Relations Chairman Andy Zazzera, PGK


 



Saint Peter's Council 6735 Halloween Party this Saturday!


As you  know, our Halloween Party is this Saturday, 10/25/14 @ 7:00 PM in Pastor's Hall. 1 - If you are planning to attend and do not yet have a ticket, please let me know right away - we need to finalize the head count in order to plan the food and beverages. 2 - We're going to need a ...
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Council Members Clean Church Prior To 40 Hour Devotion Service.


 Members of the Knights of Columbus, Council 6735, assisted the janitor in a thorough cleaning of Saint Peter’s Church in Merchantville in preparation for the solemn celebration of the Blessed Sacrament Devotion. 
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Assisted Suicide


You will recall that in June the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Act A2270 (Doctor Assisted Suicide) was withdrawn before a vote by the full Assembly because it lacked one or two favorable votes. The bill’s sponsor has pledged to bring the bill back again in September for a vote. Here is a ...
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ELECTION NOVEMBER 4
ARE YOU ONE OF THE THOUSANDS OF NEW JERSEYANS NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE?   Have you moved into the state or to a new county since the last election? Turned 18 recently? Are you recently married?   WHAT’S YOUR OPINION?   If you’re not registered to vote, your opinion ...
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Pass H.R. 7 the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.


This month please  contact New Jersey US Senators: Corey Booker – 202/ 224-3224 or via his website: www.booker.senate.gov/?p=contact Robert Menendez – 202/ 224-3224 or via his website: www.menendez.senate.gov/contact Ask them to help pass H.R. 7 the No Taxpayer Funding for ...
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Tips and recommendations for a safe, happy Halloween!


The Cherry Hill Police Department recommends that families trick-or-treat between the hours of 3 and 7 p.m. this Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31, to ensure a safe, healthy and fun holiday for all. These are the same hours that have been recommended in past years. A 7 p.m. curfew is suggested for ...
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Council 6735 Halloween Party Update


Good morning.  The Halloween Party plans are coming along nicely but we need to sell tickets!  The party, Saturday - 10/25 @ 7PM, will be advertised in this and next week's bulletin.  If you can, please stop down in Pastor's Hall before or after whichever Mass you attend to try to ...
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BOO-gie Down Halloween Bash


Council 6735 of The Knights of Columbus are hosting a BOO-gie Down Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 25th, in Pastors Hall from 7 pm to 11 pm.  Tickets are $20 per person.  Music from DJ Rob.  Beer and great food included.  Costumes are not required but there will be prizes ...
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Halloween Party


Good morning.  The Halloween Party plans are coming along nicely but we need to sell tickets!  The party, Saturday - 10/25 @ 7PM, will be advertised in this week's bulletin.  If you can, please stop down in Pastor's Hall before or after whichever Mass you attend to try to sell ...
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DVD tells story of Knights of Columbus founder


A documentary about Venerable Michael McGivney, the 19th century priest who founded the Knights of Columbus, is now available on DVD. “At a time when Catholics and Catholic immigrants were being marginalized, Father McGivney saw the opportunity to bring the men of his parish together to ...
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Knights' collection for persecuted Iraqis passes $2 million


A Knights of Columbus relief fund for persecuted Iraqi refugees has now surpassed $2 million, and the order has released a special prayer to add a spiritual dimension to the humanitarian response. “It has shocked the conscience of the world that people are systematically being purged from ...
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Knights of Columbus' 'heroic' pro-life work wins Notre Dame prize


The Knights of Columbus and Supreme Knight Carl Anderson have been named the recipients of a University of Notre Dame institute’s 2015 Evangelium Vitae medal in recognition of their pro-life efforts. “Since its inception, the Knights of Columbus has protected and supported the most ...
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How an incorrect translation of the synod report created chaos


An incorrect translation into English of the original midterm report of the Synod on the Family may have spurred controversial interpretations of the document itself. The document's original version was written in Italian, which Pope Francis directed to be used as the official language of the ...
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Eagles/Redskins Raffle Winner/Right for Life March Bus


Congratulations to Brother Knight Tom Wilkie, the winner of the Knights of Columbus Eagles/Redskins game ticket raffle. The Club Box seats along with free parking (a $35.00 value this year) will be greatly enjoyed by Tom and his family.  Brother John McDonnell generously donated the prize ...
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Council 6735 Halloween Party


I have my 48 tickets sold. I took an additional 10 tickets today to see if I could sell this week. Fellow brothers, if anyone can not attend, see if they are interested in buying a ticket still and we will throw all tickets sold in a drawling for a door prize. I will supply a door prize. ...
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