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St. Alphonsus Rodriquez Church
Woodstock, Maryland
Knights of Columbus Council No. l3294
Needs good men like you.

What is the Knights of Columbus?

The Strong Right Arm of the Church

The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by a 29-year-old parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, in the basement of St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Connecticut. Today, more than a century later, the Knights of Columbus has become the largest lay organization in the Catholic Church.


The Order has been called "the strong right arm of the Church," and has been praised by popes, presidents and other world leaders, for support of the Church, programs of evangelization and Catholic education, civic involvement and aid to those in need. As recently as 1992, Mother Teresa of Calcutta praised the Knights in a speech on the occasion of her reception of the first Knights of Columbus Gaudium et Spes Award.

Thanks to the inspired work of Father McGivney—as well as that of millions of other Knights over the past century—the Knights of Columbus now stands at its pinnacle of membership, benefits and service. Currently, there are over 1.6 million Knights of Columbus—more than ever before in our Order's history. Together with their families, the Knights are nearly 6 million strong. In addition, from the first local council in New Haven, the Order has grown to more than 12,000 councils in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Panama, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan. Each year, the Order continues this strong growth.

Stewards of the Father's Blessings
Knights of Columbus Charities

How to Give Like a Knight

It is no small thing that "Charity" is the first of the four principles on which our Order is built. A question every knight must ask is how he can best share the blessings God has given him. For the Father will surely ask him to account for those blessings some day.

When are you being a good steward of those blessings? When you volunteer in your parish, your local sports leagues, the nearby soup kitchen. When you donate to local charities. When you reach out to the less fortunate no matter how far away.

My making sure your donations address important issues and are well used, you show yourself to be an efficient and effective steward of God's generousity.

By giving to this appeal on behalf of Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc., you will always know that the blessings you are returning to God will be well used to do His work on earth. That is truly the mark of a good steward.

Thanks for your attention and please send contributions to:

Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc.
Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 9028
Pittsfield, MA 01202-9028


The St. Alphonsus Rodriquez local council 13294 was established in 2003 and its current membership includes:

Knights of Columbus Council 13294

G. Mangelsdorf T. Hill T. Tringali R. Neary R. Prete P. Cruz N. Karolenko L. Browning
H. Smutz G. Feild N.W. Chausse G. Belleville F. Neville F. Haley E. Von Lange E. Pelsinsky
J. Roth T. J. Saukas C. Gunter C. Beatty B. Lynch A. Czolba + More joining Go Forward and serve others

Current Projects

  • Encourage men to join the local Knights of Columbus Council

  • Support specific Youth Group activities

  • Support Dances

  • Support on-going St. Alphonsus Rodriquez Church programs

  • Help funding designated programs.

  • What ever amount of details will be included for each project, to include the point of contact if desired

    Scheduled Activities

  • Wednesdays, 2nd & last each month - meeting nights

  • Wednesdays, do you need transportation?

  • Join fellow Knights in prayer


    Future Projects

  • Support future St. Alphonsus Rodriquez Church programs

  • Meet with members on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month

  • Encourage membership to meet their insurance needs


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