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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.

 

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   *Online Membership only. Annual dues of $30 will apply on your Membership Anniversary. Local council dues vary

 

OUR PRINCIPALS

The good works, conduct and ethics of the Knights are informed by these core principles

CHARITY

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.

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UNITY

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

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.

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PATRIOTISM

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.

 
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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

Meetings Location

200 St. Gregory Court
Amherst, NY 14221-2632 US

Mailing Address

200 St. Gregory Court
Amherst, NY 14221-2632

 

BECOME A KNIGHT!

St. Gregory Council 14687

If you’d like to be a part of an international organization of nearly 2 million Catholic men whose principal work involves helping others in need, we'd like to meet you and invite you to contact us for more information.

 

"Today, the Knights of Columbus is providentially positioned to play a key role in the new alliance between the Church and the family called for by Pope Francis … What is necessary now is our greater involvement in the renewal of parish and family life."


Supreme Knight Carl Anderson

 
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