ABOUT OUR COUNCIL
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at our Council Home located at
12 Hollywood Avenue, Fairfield, NJ, which is the address of St. Thomas More Church.
Our Council’s first meeting was held on May 16, 1972 in a classroom at St. Thomas More Parish’s School. The Council was formed with 41 members, 20 were transfers from other Councils and 21 were new members of the Knights of Columbus. Over the years we have constructed our current home, which is adjacent to the Parish School, our Council has grown to over 200 members and we are still growing.
Our members are actively involved in many of the ministries of St. Thomas More Parish, which we support and provide the majority of the volunteers for the various Parish activities. Members are also involved in community activities with the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, as youth counselors and as coaches for the various youth teams. In addition our members serve as CCD Instructors, Greeters at every mass, Lecturers and Eucharistic Ministers. They also serve on the Parish Counsel and Finance Committee.
We adhere to the four principles on which the Knights of Columbus was founded; charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. This is evident in our support for our Church and following its teachings. Supporting our brother Knights in their needs, comforting the sick, helping and feeding the needy through the soup kitchen, food drives and clothing drives. Giving aid to our wounded veterans in military hospitals and active military personnel overseas through our various drives. Providing toys at Christmas for orphans and needy children through our Christmas toy drive.
Our charitable work not only helps the individual but also groups and our entire township. This was evident by our assistance to hundreds of township residents whose homes were flooded and severely damaged as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Our Council received a Commendation from the Governor of New Jersey for our charitable work in the aftermath of this divesting hurricane.
Our Council is very active throughout the year. We offer numerous programs and events that are family focused and also youth oriented. The following are some of our events:
January Parish Breakfast
Basketball Free Throw
Right to Life March, Washington, DC
February Super Bowl
Polar Bear Plunge
Shrove Tuesday Festivity
March Sts. Patrick & Joseph Dinner
Free Throw (Archdiocese Competition)
Palm Cross Sale (For Food Pantry)
April Intellectual Disability Drive
May Parish Carnival
June Election of Officers
July Installation of Officers
August Family Events
Septembe Parish Picnic
October Polish Festival
Soccer Shoot Out
November Food Drive (Township wide)
Wounded Warrior Dinner
December Family Night (Hockey Game)
Children’s Christmas Party
Family Covered Dish Dinner
For exact dates see our Event Calendar.
The success of our Council’s various programs and social events, which strengthen our bonds with our Church and community, are due to the dedication of our members. We must also note that our Parish Family’s support for our Council is overwhelming.
The best way for a practicing Catholic man to get involved in our parish life is to join the Knights of Columbus.