The Saints Simon and Jude Knights of Columbus Council #11564 is a men's Catholic organization focused on the Four Principles of the Order, that of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. We pride ourselves as Catholic men in promoting these Four Pillars of strength by providing our time, talent and a dedicated commitment to Six service areas:
Blood Drive Monday, March 1, from 1:00 - 6:00 pm in The Meehan Center. Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today! Go to RedCrossBlood.org and enter 19382 in the sponsor code OR click the link to go directly to the Red Cross Registration Page. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program! Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, view your blood type and results of your mini-physical, and track your donations.
The SSJ Knights invite all parishioners to join in a special spiritual reflection in honor of the Holy Year of St. Joseph. We will be using the book, "The School of Nazareth, A Spiritual Journey With St. Joseph" by Mark Hartfiel as a guide beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 17th and concluding on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary, Friday, March 19th. Those interested in participating may purchase the book from Amazon.com (cost $10) and will read brief passages from the book daily at their homes during the reflection to increase our devotion to St. Joseph and imitate his virtues and his love of Jesus and Mary.
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The SSJ Knights invite all men of the parish to view Into The Breach, a 12-episode video series that seeks to answer the question of what it means to be a man and how to live as a man in today's world. Each episode focuses on a different aspect of authentic Catholic masculinity and features interviews with well-known Catholic commentators. Each episode runs approximately 12 minutes.
COURAGE AND CONVICTION: The True Story of Christopher Columbus is a thorough examination of the life and legacy of the fearless discoverer of America. Produced by the Knights of Columbus and narrated by actor Chazz Palminteri, this film provides insight into Christopher Columbus' remarkable genius as a sea navigator as well as his deep desire to bring all nations to Christ. If you missed Sunday night’s premiere on EWTN, you can now watch this documentary at KofC.org/Columbus and on our YouTube channel.
Through expert interviews and archival footage, we look at the origins of Columbus Day and the symbolic role that Columbus has for Catholic immigrants, especially Italian Americans. Finally, the film addresses the current indictments against Christopher Columbus with boldness and exposes the motives behind the attacks of revisionist historians.
“Courage and Conviction” shows why Christopher Columbus remains not only a man worthy of admiration, but a noble icon of what it means to be a Catholic and an American.