Welcome to the St Therese Knights of Columbus #6320 website. We are a group of Christian Gentlemen, whose sole mission is to do work for Charity. Each year, our members conduct various fundraisers throughout our communities, and donate the proceeds to those in need.
Our biggest fundraiser annually is the operation of our Services & Good Auction held in April. Last year, our members raised over $12,000, which was donated to other Charitable organizations at our annual Awards Ceremony.
We are proud of the work that we do, and very grateful of the support that the community provides to us. For that, we thank you, and say God Bless you.
Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.
The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 13,000 councils and 1.7 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.