Double Star Award
Councils that reach exceptional levels of accomplishments are recognized by receiving the Star Council Award. Council 16103 has some of the best Knights ever so it is no surprise that we are recognized for exceptional levels of accomplishments. What is amazing is that Council 16103 was awarded the “Double Star Award” because we achieved way beyond Star Council requirements. I want to express my deep gratitude to all the Brothers that made this accomplishment possible. I am honored and humble to work beside each of you.
Unborn Memorial Bricks
Please email Leroy Mensik at firstname.lastname@example.org with the inscription you want on your brick/bricks. You are allowed 18 characters per line with a total of three lines. Each letter and each space between words counts as a character. If you have any questions please contact Leroy. Also, if you are a knight please let Leroy know when you email him the inscription for your brick.
2021 College Grant Program – Deadline April 2, 2021
Knights of Columbus St. Faustina Council 16103
College Grant Program
The Knights of Columbus Council 16103 will award Six $500.00 non-renewable Grants to students graduating high school in the Spring of 2021 (Class of 2021) and attending a college, university, trade or craft school in the Fall of 2021. Please application for more details.
History of the Knights of Columbus
On Oct. 2, 1881, a group of men met in the basement of St. Mary’s Church on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Conn. Called together by their 29-year-old parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, these men formed a fraternal society that would one day become the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization.
They sought strength in solidarity, and security through unity of purpose and devotion to a holy cause: they vowed to be defenders of their country, their families and their faith.
These men were bound together by the ideal of Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of the Americas, the one whose hand brought Christianity to the New World. Their efforts came to fruition with the incorporation of the Knights of Columbus on March 29, 1882.
They were Knights of Columbus.
The Order has been called “the strong right arm of the Church,” and has been praised by popes, presidents and other world leaders, for support of the Church, programs of evangelization and Catholic education, civic involvement and aid to those in need.
Father McGivney’s founding vision for the Order also included a life insurance program to provide for the widows and orphans of deceased members. The Order’s insurance program has expanded substantially to serve more effectively the Knights’ growing membership.
Year after year, the Knights of Columbus has earned the highest possible quality ratings for financial soundness from A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The Order provides the highest quality insurance, annuity and long-term care products to its members, along with many other fraternal benefits.