Knights of Columbus

Thomas Reilley, Sr. Council 10668

 

Contact:  Bill Taylor, Grand Knight

Scheduled Meetings: First Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Family Center.

Mission Statement:  A Catholic fraternal organization of men dedicated to the principals of Charity, Fraternity, Unity and Patriotism.  The most important of these is charity.

Current Activities: Visit our website and discover a variety of program services and activities to help our parish, school and community….and, yes, social events! Our success today, as it has from our beginning in 1991, comes from our involvement and commitment to church, community, council, family and youth.

300 men of all ages belong to our council. Brothers can participate in 24 major service events ranging from parochial services in the church building to fish fries and spaghetti dinners in the family center to sponsoring sports tournaments in the school gym.  $8,000 in scholarships: $4000 for 8th graders attending John Paul II high school & $4000 in college scholarships for graduating high school students. Our deep involvement and support of residents in our community with intellectual disabilities has raised tens of thousands of dollars.  We are dedicated to a Culture of Life from pregnancy through senior living.

Up & Coming Events

TOOTSIE ROLL CAMPAIGN

The Knights of Columbus will hold their fall "Tootsie Roll Campaign" after all Masses this weekend.  Proceeds benefit Programs for Exceptional People (PEP) which is dedicated to enhancing the lives of adults with special needs.  The Knights want to thank you in advance for your continued support.

Knight of Columbus Christmas Card Sale

The Knights of Columbus is selling faith-based Christmas cards as part of the Knight's "Keep Christ in Christmas" initiative.  You can purchase these cards in one of three ways below:

  1. Buy Online:  by clicking on this link, you can open the "KOC Online Christmas Card Sales Instructions. 
  2. Order & Pay by Check:  by clicking on this link, "Brochure-Christmas Cards council 10668 2020" and printing out the brochure and order form contained therein.  Make your selections and send the order form with your check (made out to KOC Council 10668) to:  Jim Jumpeter - 15 Sweetwater Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
  3. Buy in Person:  Our credit card team will be sellling cards:  October 17th and 18th outside the Church at all Masses.

Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament Recap
 
On Wednesday, Sept. 23, the Knights of Columbus Council 10668 hosted the Fifteenth Annual Robert B. Killenberger Memorial Charity Golf Tournament at the Palmetto Hall golf course. The event proved to be the most successful tournament ever run by the Knights of Columbus. With over 90 golfers and 50 tee sponsors participating, a record amount of revenue was realized.
 
Below are three of the winning team members. From left to right: Jack Toti, Richard Buskey and Bart Bubnell. Tournament chairman Ron Smetek is in the foreground.


With perfect weather and excellent course conditions, a very enjoyable day was experienced by all of the players so much so that another tournament is being discussed for the Spring.
 
Vivat Jesus,

Bill Taylor

Grand Knight – Council 10668




K of C Supports the SC Suitcase Project

Inspired by the charity project offered by parishioner, Jack Gigante, a high school sophomore at John Paul II, our Knights have joined their efforts to collect unused suitcases and tote bags for foster children throughout the state.  Jack's donations were accepted in April and a new collection date for the K of C is being planned for June.  Watch here for more details.  Visit the SC Suitcase Project webpage for more information.


Knights of Columbus Award Scholarships Totaling $8,000 at St. Francis by the Sea Parish

Four high school graduates received $2,000 scholarships this year from the Knights of Columbus Council 10668 on Hilton Head Island.  Winners are children or grandchildren of St. Francis Parishioners.

Funding was provided by the Jack Poltich Memorial Fund and the John Boyle Memorial Fund.

The recipients are:

Shawna Zats. attending Furman University, was sponsored by Sheila Zats (Parishioner/Mother).

John McGuire Watson, attending the University of South Carolina, was sponsored by Krista Watson (Parishioner/Mother).

Samuel McGahay, attending University of Wisconsin-Madison or University of Utah, sponsored by John (Jack) McGahay (Knight/Grandfather).

Brendon Doherty, attending the University of South Carolina Beaufort, sponsored by James Doherty (Knight/Parishioner).


TO BECOME A KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS

Contact our Membership Director Mike Waters (908)670-5474 or fill out and submit the information on the from below.

 Visit our website for more information and photographs.

 

 
 

 

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