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New Midshipmen Knights

Posted on February 22, 2024 in: General News

New Midshipmen Knights
United States Naval Academy council nearly doubles in size with recent exemplification By Cecilia Engbert 2/21/2024 Source Seventeen midshipmen joined the Knights of Columbus council at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, during an exemplification ceremony Feb. 8, a s...

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‘A Special Time of Brotherhood’

Posted on February 22, 2024 in: General News

‘A Special Time of Brotherhood’
A K of C chaplain recalls the months he spent under Russian occupation in the Ukrainian city of Melitopol 2/14/2024 Source Father Oleksandr “Sashko” Bohomaz didn’t flee when Russian troops invaded Ukraine Feb. 24, 2022, nor when they captured his home, the city of Melitopo...

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Super Bowl Champ Says 'World Needs Knights'
Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs kicker, spoke at 55th annual College Councils Conference by Andrew Fowler 9/21/2020 Source Harrison Butker’s impact on the football field is tremendous. As kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, he was a vital component to the team’s victory in...

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‘Far Beyond Pearls’

Posted on February 22, 2024 in: General News

‘Far Beyond Pearls’
Spousal love and support, epitomized by the late Ann Dechant, make our work as Knights of Columbus possible By Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly 12/1/2023 Source Last month, on the feast of All Souls, I had the great honor to deliver the eulogy at the funeral of Ann L. Dechant, wife of the...

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Sweet Surrender

Posted on February 01, 2024 in: General News

Sweet Surrender
Safe Haven Baby Boxes spread to 14 states and counting with K of C support By Natalie Hoefer 1/1/2024 Source Jordan and Gabrielle Bullard of Shelbyville, Indiana, recalled with a chuckle the day they welcomed their adopted daughter, Lynne Marie, last spring. “It felt kind of sha...

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Restored to Glory

Posted on February 01, 2024 in: General News

Restored to Glory
Knights of Columbus supports restoration of baldacchino in St. Peter’s Basilica By Cecilia Engbert 1/11/2024 Source The Knights of Columbus will fund a yearlong restoration of Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s iconic baldacchino above the high altar of St. Peter’s Basilica, Suprem...

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In Tune With Life

Posted on January 11, 2024 in: General News

In Tune With Life
A Colorado K of C family bears witness to the joy of raising children with special needs By Carl Bunderson and Columbia staff 1/1/2024 Source A rollicking cacophony of children’s voices and scampering feet, sometimes accompanied by a drumroll of falling objects, greets the ears of ...

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What Do You Desire Most?

Posted on January 11, 2024 in: General News

What Do You Desire Most?
If the call to holiness strikes us as boring, then it’s time for an examination of conscience and imagination By Father John Connaughton 1/1/2024 Source "Few people want to be saints these days, but everyone is trying to lose weight.” When I first read these words from F...

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Beacons of Light

Posted on January 04, 2024 in: General News

Beacons of Light
Knights partner with Catholic medical centers to serve and empower women and to save lives By Zoey Maraist 1/1/2024 Source Around the United States, a different kind of health care center is increasingly making its mark. At these clinics, life is honored from the moment of conception; fe...

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‘The Chain of Solidarity’

Posted on January 04, 2024 in: General News

‘The Chain of Solidarity’
An interview with Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki of Lviv about the ongoing humanitarian consequences of war in Ukraine 1/1/2024 Source In February 2023, on the first anniversary of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki of Lviv thanked the Knights of Co...

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One Common Mission

Posted on January 04, 2024 in: General News

One Common Mission
Knights help Albertine Brothers and Sisters in Lviv care for the poor and victims of war By Peter Gedicks Source At 2 p.m. every day, a line forms outside the home of the Albertine Brothers in Lviv, Ukraine — hundreds of people hoping to receive a hot meal, warm clothes and a few mome...

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Roses for Our Lady

Posted on December 14, 2023 in: General News

Roses for Our Lady
Knights present silver roses and thousands of pro-life pledges at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City By Elisha Valladares-Cormier 12/12/2023 Source As thousands gathered at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City to celebrate the feast of St. Juan Diego...

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Become a Knight of the Eucharist

Posted on December 07, 2023 in: General News

Become a Knight of the Eucharist
12/5/2023 Source Dear Brother Knight, As Catholics and as Knights, the Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life” – in all that we do, the root of our strength. When we receive our Lord in Holy Communion, we are fed, then sent forth to be Christ’s emi...

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Everyday Heroes Episodes Win Emmys

Posted on December 07, 2023 in: General News

Everyday Heroes Episodes Win Emmys
12/4/2023 Source Two short films produced by the Knights of Columbus for Everyday Heroes Season 3 were honored with regional Emmy Awards this year. “Hero on the Hudson” received top honors in the category “In the Human Interest – Short Form Content” at the New ...

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Commitment on the Court

Posted on December 07, 2023 in: General News

Commitment on the Court
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship program marks a half-century By Elisha Valladares-Cormier 12/1/2023 Source In the winter of 1973, children in Florida and North Dakota stepped onto basketball courts to take the first shots of a pilot Knights of Columbus program intended to...

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One Million Coats!

Posted on November 17, 2023 in: General News

One Million Coats!
Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly presents $50,000 and nearly 1,000 coats to Denver Catholic schools in honor of Coats for Kids milestone By Cecilia Engbert 11/15/2023 Source The Knights of Columbus celebrated the donation of 1 million coats through the Order’s Coats for Kids program by...

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‘A Mission of Hope’

Posted on November 17, 2023 in: General News

‘A Mission of Hope’
At Midyear Membership Meeting, state deputies are urged to meet societal challenges by helping the Knights grow in membership, charity and faith By Alton Pelowski 11/15/2023 Source Knights of Columbus leaders representing nearly 70 jurisdictions gathered in Denver Nov. 3-5 for the Midyea...

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Courage at Ia Drang

Posted on November 17, 2023 in: General News

Courage at Ia Drang
Medal of Honor recipient Walter Joseph Marm Jr. recalls the 1965 battle that changed the Vietnam War 11/1/2023 Source Just months after 2nd Lt. Walter Joseph “Joe” Marm became an officer in the U.S. Army, he was disembarking from a helicopter in central Vietnam and leading a pla...

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Top-Flight Charity

Posted on November 17, 2023 in: General News

Top-Flight Charity
Military Knights in Utah deliver thousands of pounds of groceries each year to combat hunger By Marie Mischel 11/1/2023 Source Fighter jets and other military aircraft zooming over breathtaking natural landscapes are a daily spectacle at Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah. Much less...

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A Place to Call Home

Posted on November 17, 2023 in: General News

A Place to Call Home
In Rava-Ruska, Ukraine, a recently renovated monastery accommodates foster families fleeing the war By Peter Gedicks 11/14/2023 Source The Knights of Columbus holds caring for the most vulnerable as a vital part of its mission. In keeping with this vision, the Order has collaborated with...

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All Work for More Play

Posted on November 02, 2023 in: General News

All Work for More Play
Connecticut council constructs a parish playground dedicated to Blessed Michael McGivney By Elizabeth Sadusky and Columbia staff 10/31/2023 Source When the pastor at St. Matthew Church in Norwalk, Connecticut, wanted to build a playground on church grounds for the parish’s many yo...

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Ohio Knights Rally for Life

Posted on November 02, 2023 in: General News

Ohio Knights Rally for Life
Knights join thousands in pro-life witness at the state capital before a landmark vote on abortion and parental rights By Elisha Valladares-Cormier 10/30/2023 Source Overcast skies gave way to piercing sunshine just as more than 5,000 demonstrators, including Knights of Columbus and thei...

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Theater as Therapy

Posted on November 02, 2023 in: General News

Theater as Therapy
McGivney House workshops help Ukrainian refugees rebuild skills for their new lives By Peter Gedicks 10/25/2023 Source In a well-lit room at the Blessed Michael McGivney House in Radom, Poland, a small group sits in an intimate semicircle. Participants share supportive glances as a young...

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Christ Gives Us the Heart of a Father
Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly speaks at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs as pilgrims gather for the New York State Eucharistic Congress By Cecilia Engbert 10/25/2023 Source Nearly 8,500 people attended the New York State Eucharistic Congress at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auries...

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‘Serving Our Neighbor Is Serving Jesus’
When a parish family lost their home to arson, Arkansas Knights went above and beyond to help the family rebuild By Elisha Valladares-Cormier 10/9/2023 Source When families in Rogers, Arkansas, need a hand to pay rent, buy groceries or fix a roof, members of Los Martires Mexicanos Counci...

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‘Living the Faith as a Family’
The Order releases a video series to help Catholics understand the nature and purpose of marriage, family and fatherhood 9/26/2023 Source A new K of C video series launches this week, one that seeks to illuminate the truth and beauty of the Church’s teachings on marriage and family an...

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Rosary Warriors

Posted on October 05, 2023 in: General News

Rosary Warriors
Knights in Ukraine offer spiritual support to refugees as they pray to Our Lady for peace By Peter Gedicks 10/4/2023 Source Several Knights wearing white and yellow baldrics stood before a group of people outside the Cathedral of the Resurrection Christ in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, on Ju...

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College Knights Show Up for Life

Posted on September 14, 2023 in: General News

College Knights Show Up for Life
Knights at the George Washington University support vulnerable women and children at D.C. pregnancy resource center By Cecilia Engbert 9/1/2023 Source Janet Durig, executive director of the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center, proudly watched a group of college Knights unload and sort boxes of...

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‘We Will Not Abandon Them’

Posted on September 14, 2023 in: General News

‘We Will Not Abandon Them’
Order raises more than $1 million in relief for Maui community devastated by fire By Cecilia Hadley 9/1/2023 Source Principal Tonato Lolesio walked slowly around the remains of Sacred Hearts School in Lahaina, Hawaii, on Sept. 1, her first time back since Aug. 8, when the town was razed ...

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A Family’s Heroic Witness of Love

Posted on September 14, 2023 in: General News

A Family’s Heroic Witness of Love
Józef and Wiktoria Ulma, killed in 1944 for hiding Jews, will be beatified this month with their seven children By Robert Mixa 9/1/2023 Source It was a long Lent for Catholics in Markowa, a town of 4,500 inhabitants in southeastern Poland. The year was 1944, four years into the German oc...

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On a Mission from God

Posted on September 06, 2023 in: General News

On a Mission from God
Knights train to bring Cor, the Order’s new evangelization effort, to 40 more jurisdictions By Cecilia Hadley 8/30/2023 Source “In this new era, forming Catholic men must be our top priority,” Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly told Knights at the 141st Supreme Convention in ...

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Men of the Word

Posted on September 06, 2023 in: General News

Men of the Word
A new K of C Bible study invites Knights to take up the “sword of the Spirit” and rediscover the power of Scripture By James B. Prothro 7/1/2023 Source Knights are called to be men of service and prayer — caring for our families, parishes and communities, and praying fo...

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Supporting Widows and Orphans of War

Posted on September 06, 2023 in: General News

Supporting Widows and Orphans of War
Ukrainian Knights launch initiative to pray with and for the relatives of fallen soldiers By Mateusz Ziomber 8/23/2023 Source Death has become a frequent guest in Ukraine since the Russian invasion, visiting people of all ages, backgrounds and social standings. Trauma, grief and loss hav...

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More Than a Game

Posted on September 06, 2023 in: General News

More Than a Game
With chaplain’s help, Ontario Knights send new soccer balls to Nigerian schoolchildren By Elisha Valladares-Cormier 8/23/2023 Source In Nigeria, where soccer is king but leather soccer balls are expensive, children often resort to making their own balls using plastic bags, old clot...

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Pilgrimage to Portugal

Posted on September 06, 2023 in: General News

Pilgrimage to Portugal
College Knights take part in World Youth Day in Lisbon By Cecilia Hadley 8/17/2023 Source The K of C flag was among the many flags waving in Lisbon, Portugal, last month, carried by a group of college Knights as they took part in World Youth Day 2023. Eight students of the Knights of ...

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From Fixer-Upper to Monastery

Posted on August 03, 2023 in: General News

From Fixer-Upper to Monastery
Knights transform an old rectory to welcome Carmelite nuns to their Connecticut diocese By Fred Afflerbach 7/25/2023 Source A vacant house is a sad site: shuttered windows, locked doors. No one coming and going, no one laughing — and no one praying. The rectory at St. Emery Parish ...

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Saving Monuments of the Past, Protecting the Future
With K of C support, preservation experts use laser scans to document endangered Ukrainian churches By Mateusz Ziomber 7/19/2023 Source The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Vyazivka, Ukraine — built entirely from wood, without a single nail — stood for 160...

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K of C Convention on the Air

Posted on July 20, 2023 in: General News

K of C Convention on the Air
Experience the 141st Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus live from Orlando, Fla. — and online 7/20/2023 Source Knights of Columbus and family members from around the world — joined by numerous bishops, priests, religious sisters and special guests — will gather i...

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Striving for Heaven Together

Posted on July 13, 2023 in: General News

Striving for Heaven Together
Knights throughout Poland celebrate Husband and Wife Day on the wedding anniversary of Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin By Mateusz Solarz 7/12/2023 Source “The constant love and encouragement of our wives makes everything we do possible. The Knights of Columbus is a family organization,...

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Holy Parents, Holy Children

Posted on July 13, 2023 in: General News

Holy Parents, Holy Children
The witness of Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin offers valuable lessons for parents today By Philip Kosloski 7/1/2023 Source Just a decade after her death in 1897, St. Thérèse of Lisieux was called “the greatest saint of modern times” by Pope Pius X. Canonized in 1925 and declared...

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Unified New Haven Parish Named for Blessed Michael McGivney
7/3/2023 Source New Haven, the Connecticut city where Father Michael McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882, is now home to the first parish named in the priest’s honor. In early June, the Archdiocese of Hartford announced that the eight Catholic churches in New Haven &mdash...

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Patriotic Knights

Posted on July 06, 2023 in: General News

Patriotic Knights
Councils and assemblies help their communities celebrate Independence Day with parades, prayer and more By Cecilia Hadley 7/3/2023 Source The Fourth Degree Knights in Brooklyn, New York, are not the only Knights to organize Fourth of July festivities in their community, but it’s fa...

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Mercy at Work

Posted on July 06, 2023 in: General News

Mercy at Work
Knights of Columbus councils open parish Mercy Centers across Ukraine to aid victims of war By Karolina Świder 7/1/2023 Source In the weeks after Russia’s Feb. 24, 2022, invasion of Ukraine, hundreds of thousands of refugees poured across the border into Poland and were met by an o...

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A Greatly Significant Human Rights Achievement
6/22/2023 Source Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly issued the following statement to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. “On behalf of more than 2 million Knights o...

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State Deputies and State Chaplains Urged to Lead with the ‘Heart of a Father’
Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly introduces new faith formation initiatives at annual leadership meeting By Cecilia Hadley 6/14/2023 Source Knights of Columbus jurisdiction leaders from throughout North America and around the world assembled in New Haven, Connecticut, last week for the annua...

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Benefit Night

Posted on June 17, 2020 in: General News

Benefit Night
In an effort to best serve our families, and help work towards our fraternal founders award.Our agency is offering virtual benefit nights the next few weeks. Please share with your members, councils and assemblies so we can spread the news. Please use the specific links below for individual sessi...

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K of C Insurance Agents: Your Partners During COVID-19
Supporting your domestic church means helping keep your family financially protected. Our agents remain committed to offering you this protection By Matthew St. John 4/21/2020 Social distancing has put a lot of things on hold, but Knights of Columbus agents continue to serve members and their...

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A Catholic Career, Even in Times of Crisis
These are challenging times. Millions are unemployed. Thousands are sick. Few of us feel secure. And it's not yet clear where we go from here. I know one thing for certain: we need our fraternity and our faith now more than ever. Knights will need to serve as we always have. And we'll nee...

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Here We Grow! Career Opportunities Available
Have you ever considered: Being in business for yourself? Earning an income to match your potential and effort? Serving your community, your parish, and your fellow brother knights? As a Knights of Columbus field agent, your vocation will be to help and strengthen Catholic families in...

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Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM)
September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. When something is so valuable to your families forever financial future they dedicate a whole month to it. This month dedicate yourself to making sure that your families future is protected. The vast majority of Americans are uninsured or underinsured. Yo...

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Patriots Day Run

Posted on September 19, 2019 in: General News

Patriots Day Run
Our Agency is once again proud to be the Platinum Sponsor of the Patriots Day Run. This event is hosted each year by the Knights of Columbus St. Patrick 4th Degree Assembly in O’Fallon MO. It is held in remembrance of the tragedy of September 11th and directly supports our First Resp...

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Sales Conference: Midwest Agency Summit
In August, our team traveled to Kansas City Missouri to participate in the Midwest Agency Summit. While there, many of our team leaders presented on a variety of topics. The goal of this meeting was to share best practices in serving our Knights of Columbus families. Many topics were discussed inclu...

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Great Day Supporting Seminarian Scholarships
The KOFC Lister Agency is proud to support our seminarians as a Platinum sponsor of Annual 4th Degree St. Philippine Duchesne Assembly 571 Golf tournament. The event was held today at St. Peter's golf course. All proceeds go to seminarian scholarships. This tournament has raised close to $...

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Put Your Money Where Your Faith Is
HOW CAN FAITH AND FINANCES WORK TOGETHER? By Gerald Korson Does it make any difference which companies you support with your business? Perhaps it should. Businesses seek to make money, and many companies invest their earnings in stocks or mutual funds. They also often make generous contribu...

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Fore! Missouri Knights of Columbus State Golf Tournament
The Lister Agency and Missouri Knights of Columbus Insurance is a proud sponsor of the Missouri Knights of Columbus State Golf Tournament. This event was held on July 20th 2019 at the Franklin County Country Club located in Washington MO. The event proceeds go to support Missouri Special Olymp...

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Missouri Knights of Columbus Kickoff 2019-2020 Fraternal Year
This past weekend the State District Deputy Meeting and Officer Installation was attended by our management team of General Agent Ryan Lister and Assistant General Agent Dylan Pashia. This event brings together our state's leadership to train and plan for the upcoming year. Notable attende...

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Excited to Be a Platinum Sponsor!
Knights of Columbus Patriots Day Run Our team is proud to announce our continued Platinum Sponsorship of the upcoming Knights of Columbus Patriots Day Run. This will be our third year as corporate sponsors for such a wonderful event. The proceeds of this race go to support our first responders...

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Hometown Hero Patrick McNeil

Posted on July 01, 2019 in: General News

Hometown Hero Patrick McNeil
Congratulations to our very own hometown hero Patrick McNeil! He made us proud this week in New Haven, CT. He was selected to attend an advanced training for agents in their first year. He is doing a tremendous job serving his families in the West County area. Job well done Mr. McNeil. Please join m...

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Join Us

Posted on July 01, 2019 in: General News

Join Us
Secure your family’s future by joining the Knights of Columbus. Knights of Columbus membership benefits include access to Family Fraternal Benefits, such as free accidental death benefits for you and your spouse. #KofCInsurance - Join Us Today!

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Knights Respond to Canadian Flooding
KNIGHTS JOINING RELIEF EFFORTS AFTER RECORD FLOODING IN EASTERN CANADA OTTAWA, Canada—Jocko Point, the home to the indigenous peoples of the Nipissing First Nations, is accessible by one road. If it floods, the entire community would have to be evacuated. Knights of Columbus members are coo...

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Resolution in the Desert

Posted on June 27, 2019 in: General News

Resolution in the Desert
KNIGHTS BUILD CHAPEL FOR SOLDIERS, RECRUIT MORE THAN 20 MEMBERS GARDEZ, Afghanistan — The Resolute Faith Chapel is an unassuming building, but it fills a void for U.S troops. Built and maintained by the Knights of Columbus, this chapel near Gardez, Afghanistan is the only religious refug...

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Planning for the Unpredictable
What if your last paycheck was your last paycheck? Accidents can happen to anyone and only 48 percent of American adults indicate they have enough savings to cover three months of living expenses in the event they’re not earning any income. Disability Income Insurance helps protect your pay...

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