December 19 tree lighting at St. John's, Hillsdale.
Members from Council 2188 and the Joseph Lamb Assembly.

2018 Westwood Memorial Day Parade

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Council Announcements

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You may pay your annual dues for the 2021 fraternal year by credit card here.


You may also complete the annual Franteral Activity Survey online.


Welcome to the Knights of Columbus St. Thomas More Council 2188 serving Westwood and Hillsdale, NJ.


If you are a Catholic man over the age of 18 and want to make a difference in your community while growing in your faith, consider joining us. For more information about becoming a member of the Knights of Columbus, please click on the "Why Join?" link at the top of the page, or email us at


St. Thomas More Council is a member of the Joseph F. Lamb Assembly of the Fourth Degree.


January 3rd to 9th



I trust all of us are extremely happy to see the year 2020 come to an end and are looking forward, with God’s help, to a better 2021. 


I’m sure we all know someone who has had the virus, most recovered and many have passed on. Our thoughts and prayers need to go out to all of those effected.


There were some good happenings at 2188 during 2020. Five candidates will be taking their degrees virtually this Tuesday night. I will announce their names in next week’s report.


This year mainly through the efforts of our DGK Joe Abou-Daoud, who made connections with food suppliers, we have been disturbing food on a weekly basis. Food is provided to local churches, shelters in West New York and Elizabeth N.J. and families in the area.


In January we plan to start our own food pantry at the hall. This will be for all brothers, friends and families of brothers. We will provide details when they are finalized.


Please note I have a scheduling issue this coming Monday January 4. Therefore, I have pushed back our business virtual meeting to Monday January 11. As always, a link will be sent that Monday afternoon. 


I’m so looking forward to going back to regular business meetings as soon as possible. On that note Supreme has changed the format on how meetings should be conducted. I’m pretty sure everyone will like the changes.


On behalf of all the officers I extend to all of you a Happy, Healthy, and Blessed 2021. 

Vivat Jesu!

Frank Mariconti Sr.

Grand Knight  


exemplification of unity, charity, and fraternity

Exemplifications canceled until further notice because of COVID-19


At the recommendation of the Supreme Council, the St. Thomas More Degree Team has canceled exemplification ceremonies until further notice because of COVID-19.


Thank you.


St. Thomas More Degree Team


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Upcoming Council Events

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About Our Council

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Council Business Meeting Schedule

1st Thursday of the month at 8 p.m.

Council Officers Meeting Schedule

3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Council First Degree Meeting Schedule

2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Meetings Location

40 Crest St.
Westwood, NJ 07675 US

Council Officers

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