Freestone Council #7
• PO Box 7  • Portland, CT, 06480 
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Charity - Unity - Fraternity - Patriotism

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Council Meetings
Regular Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM in St. Mary's school building. All knights in good standing are encouraged to attend.

About Our Council

Welcome to the home page of Freestone Council #7 associated with St. Mary's Parish in Portland, CT within the diocese of Norwich, CT. The Freestone Council was founded in 1884 whose name was taken from a term describing the brownstone quarries that were thriving in Portland at that time.

The word "Freestone" has been used in the rock quarry industry by stone masons to mean "any stone which can be easily quarried and worked."

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 Knights of Columbus Supreme Council International Headquarters and museum are located in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Notable Upcoming Events

July 14, 2017Car ShowSt. Mary Church