Freestone Council #7|
|• PO Box 7||
||• Portland, CT, 06480|| |
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family
fraternal service organization with 1.9 million members. It provides
members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to
the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.
As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many
benefits, including 12 free issues annually of Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.
in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union
with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic
is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the
Church. The Application and other details of membership is available in
the green envelopes you can find in the gathering space of the church.
Simply complete the application and return it to any Knight. Once
accepted, the applicant becomes a member by initiation known as the
First Degree. The opportunity for Second and Third Degree provide
continued lessons in charity, unity, and fraternity. A Fourth Degree
(Patriotic degree) is also open to members in the Knights of Columbus
who have completed their Second and Third Degree.
Contact Buddy Hernandez at 860-342-3034 for more information.
Third Degree member in good standing is eligible for membership in the
Fourth Degree. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster
the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a
love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective countries through active
membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called "assemblies"). Certain
members of the Fourth Degree serve as honor guards at civic and
religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition
to the Knights of Columbus.
Ladies Auxiliary's main function is to SUPPORT the men and the council.
They do this primarily by providing help at events, cooking for events
and providing monetary help. They also generally do help with setting
up and beautifying the hall for events.
Under the guidance of Christian Brother Barnabas McDonald
(1865-1929), the first Columbian Squires circle was
instituted in 1925. Membership in the Squires is for Catholic
boys between the ages of 12 and 17. Squires' activities are
many, varying from spiritual to active service for the Church
and community. Each circle elects officer members from their
own rank, teaching skills of leadership and
responsibility. The local Squires group is at Xavier High
School, Middletown, CT.
|Recent Membership Degrees-2017|
|Craig Weske||4th Degree|
|Richard Clark||2nd/3rd Degree|
|Mike Swartz||2nd/3rd Degree|
|Vincent Catarco||2nd/3rd Degree|
|Mark Creighton||2nd/3rd Degree|
|John Tewkesbury||2nd/3rd Degree|
|Eric Rowe||2nd/3rd Degree|
|Joe Labbadia||1st Degree|
|Joe Loban||2nd/3rd/4th Degree|
|James McCabe||2nd/3rd Degree|
|David Romaneck||2nd/3rd Degree|
|Mike Swartz||1st Degree|
|Tony Trojanowski||1st Degree|