MSGR JAMES J HICKIE - BRISTOL, TN 37620
Knights of Columbus Msgr. Hickie Council 6695 is located 125 18th Street, Bristol TN 37620.
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people. To learn more about the reward in being a Knight view Why Join?
OUR HISTORY - FOUNDER: FATHER MICHAEL McGIVNEY
The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney (photo at left) and has been successful in St Anne parish for many years. The group was founded to help men remain steadfast in their faith through mutual encouragement and to setup a system of insurance so that widows and children of members of the group who die would not find themselves in dire circumstances.
One of the primary missions of the Knights of Columbus is to insure that the Catholic Church remains vigorous and active. Toward this end, the Knights feed the hungry and help to shelter the homeless. They help senior citizens remain active and healthy. The Knights of Columbus sponsor blood drives and fight to protect the right to life of all individuals.
Local and International Needs
The Knights of Columbus make regular donations to St. Anne ’s Church, conduct blood drives at the parish, help out on family days, and donate financially to different needs of the parish. The Knights of Columbus supply the Honor Guard for many ceremonies. To encourage the strength of the Church, the Knights of Columbus founded the “Vicarius Christi” fund, whose earnings are conveyed annually to the Pope for his charities. Since its inception, the Vicarius Christi fund has generated more than $27.8 million for the Pope’s good works. The Knights of Columbus have played an active role in bringing the Pope to the world. The group has funded the cost of televising papal ceremonies, underwrote the renovation of the entire façade of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, and funded the statues of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Peter’s Square in Rome.
Throughout its history, the Knights of Columbus have espoused the belief that family is paramount in promoting the Catholic faith at the local, national and international levels. As a result, the Knights of Columbus at St.Anne’s parish stress the importance of family life. All Knights of Columbus programs allow families to work together to aid their church, their community and one another. To become a member of the Knights of Columbus does not require any special training, but it does demand a willingness on the part of the individual to help others.
MSGR HICKIE COUNCIL 6695 - BRISTOL, TN 37620
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application forms are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.