Our Council

The Knights of Columbus Good Shepherd Council 10685 is dedicated to the service of our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, our Bishop, our Pastor Reverend Father Paul C. Helwig, our parish school and children, and to the people of Good Shepherd Parish. We as a council supply manpower for parish activities and hold fundraising events to benefit our parish community.

Knights of Columbus Good Shepherd Council 10685 was chartered on August 12, 1991, with 36 charter members.

Brother George Morrison Jr. spearheaded the effort to form a parish council at Good Shepherd. Monsignor Vincent Smith was the pastor of Good Shepherd Church at the time and supported George in all his efforts.

The Council was formed to serve the pastor and people of Good Shepherd Parish and to provide the men of the parish a Catholic fraternal organization where they could share their faith and work with other Catholic gentlemen in service to the parish.

COUNCIL 10685

 

ORDER HISTORY

 

The Knights of Columbus Good Shepherd Council 10685 is dedicated to the service of our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, our Bishop, our Pastor Reverend Father Paul C. Helwig, our parish school and children, and to the people of Good Shepherd Parish. We as a council supply manpower for parish activities and hold fundraising events to benefit our parish community.

Knights of Columbus Good Shepherd Council 10685 was chartered on August 12, 1991, with 36 charter members.

Brother George Morrison Jr. spearheaded the effort to form a parish council at Good Shepherd. Monsignor Vincent Smith was the pastor of Good Shepherd Church at the time and supported George in all his efforts.

The Council was formed to serve the pastor and people of Good Shepherd Parish and to provide the men of the parish a Catholic fraternal organization where they could share their faith and work with other Catholic gentlemen in service to the parish.

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

News & Updates

 

Kids Score in Basketball Free Throw Championship

Kids Score in Basketball Free Throw Championship

Our council hosted a Basketball Free Throw Championship for boys and girls ages 9-14 at our former middle school gym on January 14. The competition was lively, and the kids enjoyed a chance to use the indoor court to practice some hoops. We will forward the champion’s scores for the girls category, age 13, to the district level for consideration for the next level tournament.

Knights Team Up with Red Cross for Successful Blood Drive

Knights Team Up with Red Cross for Successful Blood Drive

Our council organized and supported a successful Red Cross Blood Drive at Good Shepherd Catholic Church December 28. With more than 70 donors signed up, including a number of Knights, the drive netted 60 units of life-saving blood. This was the second of the two annual blood drives we host as part of our community outreach.

Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

Knights of Columbus Council 10685 (Good Shepherd Catholic Church) sponsored a Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest which concluded on December 5th. The presentation on December 13th included winners from left to right Lila Powers (age 11 to 14 category) and Reeve Powers (age 8 to 10 category). In addition, Catherine Power and Delilah Power (age 8 to 10 category) participated in the contest. Congratulations to our winners and participants! The winning poster entries will be sent to the next level of competition.

Family of the Month

Family of the Month

On December 13 2022, Good Shepherd Council 10685 honored the following “Families of the Month” for serving as an inspiration to our parish, community and council by supporting and strengthening Catholic Family Life. From right to left, the Families of the Month were Anil and Pavani Gali for October and Joshua and Jacqueline Cox for December. Congratulations to our Family of the Month winners!

4 PRINCIPLES...4 REASONS

 

CHARITY

Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.

UNITY

None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another.

FRATERNITY

Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do the good works of individual Knights.

PATRIOTISM

We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support our nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.