Knights of Columbus
Thomas D. Reilley, Sr. Council 10668
Ministry Mission Statement: We are a men’s Catholic Fraternal organization dedicated to the principles of Charity, Fraternity, Unity, & Patriotism. The most important of these is Charity.
Current Ministry Activities: We have a variety of program services and activities to help our parish and community. However, our success is more than the words written here. We are an organization of people – 300 Brothers belong to our Council!
Visit our website. You will find information and photographs on our fraternal events and our service activities. These activities reflect our involvement with and commitment to Church, Community, Council, Family and Youth. Our 4th Degree Knights focus on patriotism. And as fathers, grandfathers, brothers, uncles and neighbors, we have been and remain dedicated to a Culture of Life.
Current Need: The Thomas Reilley, Sr. Council 10668 at St. Francis is open to all men of the parish. During the past council year, our brothers participated in 24 major service events and fund-raiser ranging from financial support to seminarians to parochial services in the church building, family center and campus to offering free rosaries. Our deep involvement in Programs for Exceptional People is ongoing and we co-sponsor Hesburgh lectures. Operation Hope is our major charitable effort. Our golf outings have raised tens of thousands of dollars for charities. We support the Pregnancy Center and Hilton Head Rally for Life. We provide citizenship contests for youth; award $3000 in scholarships annually; and, we are the presenting sponsor for our grade school sports tournaments. There is more to do and we can do more!
Please contact our Membership Director Bill Burger (843-681-8815) to learn how you can become a Knight.
Our Council meeting is on the First Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Francis Family Center. The calendar of activities is also on our website.
Why I became a Knight and what I enjoy about being a Knight
I enjoy being a Knight and having the opportunity to do some “give back” to the community.
I enjoy the fraternity of working with my brother Knights – a wonderful group of Catholic gentlemen.
I joined for two reasons: our great charity work and John Boyle chased me until I gave in!
I was attracted by the “can-do” attitude and the fraternal feelings of one brother for another.
After joining, it felt like I made 200 new friends; that what I enjoy the most.
I enjoy the fraternity, all the good things we do and the brotherhood of good men! The parties help!
Recently joined because I heard only great things about how they help others from a high school friend who is a Knight.
I became a Knight because of the exemplary life that I witnessed my Dad enjoyed as a Knight.
What I like? The camaraderie; social gatherings; and community outreach!