About Us​

We are Catholic men who lead, serve, protect and defend.

We share a desire to be better husbands, fathers, sons, neighbors and role models and to put charity and community first.

The mission of the Knights of Columbus is to provide members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, familes and young people. All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles:

Charity: Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights 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.

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: The foundation of the order was started to provide assistance to widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. This Illustrated how Catholics serve each other in fraternity and mercy.

Patriotism: Members of the Knights of Columbus, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nation and are amongst the greatest citizens. “We are always looking for a few good men to donate their talents to help us to serve others. If you a few hours per year (not per month), we could use your help.” – Ken Young, Grand Knight


Our Leadership​

Meet the 8611 Executive Council

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Colum Wood

Grand Knight

Steve Kralj

Deputy Grand Knight

Fr. David Bollo


Stan Karwowski


Garry King


Paul Power


Vince Tremblay

Financial Secretary

Rev David Bollo


Andrea Micieli

3rd Year Trustee​

Nino Stano

2 Year Trustee

Brendan Lehman

1 Year Trustee

Joe Miniaci



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