Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus: Toy DriveThe Monsignor Hugh MacPherson Council (# 14596)

Serving the parishes of St. Francis DeSales (Giant’s Lake ), Immaculate Conception (Heatherton), Église Ste-Croix (Pomquet), and St. Andrews (St. Andrews), NS, Canada.

The Knight’s of Columbus are a fraternal benefit society made up of Catholic gentlemen who have the simple desire to serve God and their community better. Founded by the Venerable Servant of God, Fr. Michael McGivney in 1882 to assist widows and orphans, and others in need, in the Catholic community, they have grown over the years to “13,000 councils and 1.7 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.”

Our council is the “baby” and perhaps the smallest in Nova Scotia. Even so, we have been very active over the last year and a half since our forming. Indeed our council raised the most of any council in Nova Scotia in support of Haiti earthquake victims – a testament to the spirit of hard work and unity of our communities. Our activities in the past year include:

  • Annual Knights of Columbus Toy Drive
  • Annual Men’s Respect for Women March
  • Participation at the Parish Appreciation Day
  • Participation in the local curling Funspiel
  • Participation at Remembrance Day and Highland Games parades
  • Participation in Pro-Life activities in the local community
  • Annual Benefit Concert
  • Participated in Stations of the Cross throughout Lent
  • Participation in Church ministries including: Hospitality Minister, Lectors, Servers and Ushers at Funeral, Eucharist Ministers and in Church choirs
  • Participation in local parish and community meetings, as well as volunteering in countless activities, and groups, in the parish and community at large

To read something of our council’s name sake visit the Coady Website
To see picture of our council’s activities, please visit our photo album.

For more information on how you can become a Knight contact:

Fraser Dunn – Grand Knight Phone 902-863-3277
Father Charles Cameron – Chaplain Phone 902-863-4846

Knights of Columbus