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 at Saints Simon and Jude Monday, November 30th
2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in The Meehan Center, Lower Level of the Church. To make an appointment go to: www.redcrossblood.org click on find a blood drive and enter 19382.
The Red Cross is currently testing all donors for the COVID-19 Antibody.
Mark your calendar for GivingTuesday!
The joy of Thanksgiving and Christmas are only weeks away. Sadly, though, this year continues to be financially uncertain for many due to the pandemic. These families are hurting emotionally and struggling to pay for even everyday necessities.
And now the days are getting colder and colder, and so many children don’t have a warm coat. Getting a new coat is just another burden for these families.
Let’s open our hearts and come together to make sure every child has a new warm coat for the winter ahead. On Dec. 1, the Knights of Columbus is participating in GivingTuesday — an international day of giving — to support our Coats for Kids campaign. What a perfect opportunity to come together and make a difference!
And this year, your gift will have twice the impact. A generous donor has pledged to match up to $135,000 given on GivingTuesday! With this matching gift, your generosity can reach many more kids in need.
GivingTuesday might be less than a month away, but now is the time to start building excitement. Please mark your calendar for GivingTuesday, December 1st and share this opportunity with your friends and family!
Director, Knights of Columbus Charities
P.S. Please know that if you are not in a situation to give, we understand. Consider sharing this message with your local community and support us through building awareness!
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.
Covid 19 restrictions will be followed. Therefore, separate boxes for men's and women's coats will be provided in the Narthex in the hallway near elevator for your donation.
A Knights of Columbus member will provide direction at all masses.
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Before and After the 6 PM Mass