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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.
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Council 6735 Beef & Beer to Help Stricken Member
On 19 January, members of Council 6735 held a Beef & Beer Social to aid one of their members who had been hospitalized with a serious illness. You might ask, why do all this for one member? The answer is simple – that is the main reason for the founding of the Knights of Columbus. In 1882, ...
Merchantville Car & Bike Show
For the first time, they are moving the date away from the second Saturday in July and it is now on Saturday, June 29th. This makes it easier for the other planned council activities.
Andy Lipenta - Installation Mass
On July 13th Andy Lipenta will be installed as the New K of C State Deputy for the state of New Jersey. This is quite an honor for Andy and he has chosen to have his installation mass here at St. Peters. That being said I ask that you try to keep this date open as the summer ...
Wreath Laying: Memorial Day, Monday, 27 May, 10am, Wellwood Park Merchantville
If you are in the area Monday we will be laying a wreath at the war memorial in Wellwood park at 10:00 am. Wellwood Park is on Maple Ave, after crossing the light at Browning Rd (as if your leaving St Peter's church) We are also serving hotdogs after the event and can use a few ...
K of C ASSISTANCE FOR OKLAHOMA
Hurricane Sandy, later named "Super Storm Sandy" made landfall just after 00:00hrs on October 30, 2012. Our own State of New Jersey was among the 24 states impacted - but was among the worst. By daybreak, the Supreme Council had already committed to helping the ...
Council 6735 Past Grand Knight, Andrew Lipenta Elected State Deputy NJ State Council
It is with great honor & privlage to report that at the NJ State Convention in Wildwood, NJ on 18 May, Andrew Lipenta, a Past Grand Knight of our Council 6735 was elected to the position of State Deputy of the New Jersey State Council of the Knights of Columbus. When you see ...
URGE CONGRESS TO SUPPORT CONSCIENCE RIGHTS WITH HR 940
On August 1, people of faith, family-owned businesses, and charitable institutions will be forced to pay for sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-causing drugs in violation of their deeply held religious beliefs and moral convictions. This development comes as a result of a ...
DOCTOR-PRESCRIBED SUICIDE NOW IN NJ SENATE AS WELL AS ASSEMBLY
Brothers, this notice from the Team fighting against assisted suicide in New Jersey reinforces our May talking points. Please email or call your state legislators. Phone numbers are available by googoling New Jersey legislature. Thanks, Jim ...
ArchBishop Myers’ statement on Marriage
ArchBishop Myers’ statement on Marriage clearly states the Catholic position on so called Same Sex Marriage.
New Jersey Pending Legislation Assisted Suicide S2259/A3328
According to the latest poll 64% of New Jersey citizens favor this legislation, so we face an uphill battle on this issue. Much of this information has been drawn from the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund. http://dredf.org/assisted_suicide/97-DREDF-website-version.html The NJ bill is ...
NJ Primary Elections Tuesday, June 4, 2013
NJ Primary Elections Tuesday, June 4, 2013 -- Polls open 6 AM to 8 PM. Note: The Knights of Columbus, Council 6735 DOES NOT support any candidate or political party. Remember, IF YOU DO NOT VOTE ...