About Our Council

Meeting Schedule & Location

Council Business Meeting Schedule

2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm

Meetings Location

Culliney Hall at St. Frances Cabrini
114 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226 US

Mailing Address

St. Damien Parish Center
1337 Asbury Ave
Ocean City, NJ 08226 US

In Support Of:

St. Damien Parish
1337 Asbury Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226 US
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COUNCIL INFORMATION

MISSION STATEMENT

Founded on January 24th 1925, the mission of the Father Thomas F. Blake Council 2560 is to maintain an organization within which the K of C ideal in service to one, in service to all” becomes a constant reality. Through the activities of our Fraternal Brotherhood we seek to create an environment in which a broad range of opportunities are available to enrich the spiritual, fraternal and social growth of each Brother Knight of the Council. In doing so we expect that the following goals will be a standard underpinning of our counsel:

 

  • Improve communications and inclusion of all Knights in the parish community. Foster a greater liaison and mutual support between those parish ministries with in which we serve.
  • Greater participation in activities and events – social, spiritual, community, and outreach.
  • Orient our time, treasure and skill sets toward support of “children in need or at risk.”
    Increase the pro-active membership of the council.

If you would like to join the Knights of Columbus please go back to the main home page of our website and look for the section on how to join.

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Who was Father Thomas F. Blake?

Born July 12, 1873, Father Thomas F. Blake became the 3rd pastor of St. Augustine on June 1, 1914.  In 1921, he built a summer church (St. Mary's) at 2nd and Atlantic and in September of 1926, he opened St. Augustine Catholic School.

 

With the continued influx of Catholics to Ocean City (even during the Great Depression), in 1931, Father Blake had the faith, courage and resources to build the current St. Augustine’s Church at the corner of 13th and Wesley Avenue (moving from the 1300 block of Asbury Ave). 

 

Father Blake served as Pastor for nearly 30 years until January 14th, 1944 when he sadly died in sleep. 

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St. Damien Parish Churches Supported

The Father Thomas F. Blake Council #2560 of Ocean City, New Jersey proudly supports the St. Damien Parish of Ocean City, New Jersey and it's three Churches:

 

 

 

St. Frances Cabrini Church
2nd Street & Atlantic Avenue

 

 

St. Augustine Church

13th Street & Wesley Avenue

 

 

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
40th Street & Asbury Avenue

 

 

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