St. Gregory Council
Knights of Columbus - Council No. 14687 was organized in 2008, and holds its business meetings on the first Monday of each month at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church in Amherst, New York. As a Catholic fraternal service organization dedicated to the principles of charity, unity, and fraternity, membership is open to men eighteen years and older who are practical Catholics in union with the Holy See.
The good works, conduct and ethics of the Knights are informed by these core principles
Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Our members show love for their neighbors by conducting our many charitable activities and donating our time to local organizations in need. As Knights we recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.
None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.
Fraternity takes the principle of unity and makes it that much more personal. Members recognize not only the positive acts of service the Knights perform, but also the solid companionship it offers men as they get married, become fathers, and progress in their careers. Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do the good works of individual Knights, who gave more than 75.6 million service hours in 2017, illustrating how Catholics serve each other in fraternity and mercy.
Members of the Knights of Columbus, are all patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. At the 135th Supreme Convention in St. Louis, the Order’s vice supreme masters processed wearing the new uniform of the Fourth Degree: a blue blazer, blue tie and a black beret, all with the Fourth Degree emblem worn with a white shirt and dark gray slacks. Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson officially announced the change in his annual report and directors unanimously voted to adopt the new uniform with the good of the entire Order in mind.
ST. GREG'S COUNCIL AT A GLANCE
MEETINGS SCHEDULE AND LOCATION
Council Business Meeting Schedule
1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm
Council Officers Meeting Schedule
4th Monday of the month at 7:00pm
200 St. Gregory Court
Amherst, NY 14221-2632 US
200 St. Gregory Court
Amherst, NY 14221-2632
Patrick E. Kelly is the 14th Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, having taken office on March 1, 2021. He serves as the chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization, with more than 2 million members internationally.
Mr. Kelly has had a distinguished career in the Knights of Columbus, the military and public service. His demonstrated track record of service to Church and country for more than 25 years serves him well in advancing the Knights’ mission of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.
strengthened its record of charity, advocacy, insurance, investing and membership growth.