State Program Director



The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 in New Haven, Connecticut, by Father Michael J. McGivney, a parish priest at St. Mary's Catholic Church. In less than 120 years it has grown to include 1.6 million members around the world, including the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Guam. Last year alone, the Knights donated over $130 million and 61 million hours of service to charitable causes. The 46,000 Massachusetts Knights and their families donated over $2.92 million to local handicapped and mentally challenged agencies and individuals. Many Massachusetts children and their families have benefited from the grants through the Massachusetts State Council Knights of Columbus Charity Fund.


Church  Council  Community  Family  Culture
of Life
Joe Mc Hugo FDD
Donald Rice FDD
Paul Bergeron FDD
Michael Kirkpatrick FDD
William F. Donovan PSD
Rob Morrison Jr, F.D.D. FDD


Icon: Immaculate Conception

Icon: Silver Rose







Charity Drive




Blood Drives

Coats for Kids

Cribbage Tournament

Habitat for Humanity

Second Responder

Warriors to Lourdes

Wreaths Across America



Family of the Month/Year

Food for Families


Culture of Life:

Pro-Life Masses

Ultrasound Initiative



Columbian Squires

Essay/Poster Contest

Free Throw Challenge

Scholarship Committee

Soccer Challenge

Special Olympics





2011 Coats For Kids

2011 Coats For Kids Program - Click to view

2012 Coats For Kids Project  Pictures (New Bedford/ Fall River) (Click to View)


2013 State Cribbage Tournament


2013 State Cribbage Tournament winners L->R


2012  State Cribbage  Winners



2012 State Cribbage Tournament at Council 4982 Wilmington


2012 State Free Throw Champions


2012 State Free Throw Winners with State Board of Officers

2012 State Free Throw Winners with State Board of Officers

Free Throw Winners
  1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize
B-10 Jay Dieterle, Franklin Logan Parante, Webster Xavier Santiago, Millers Falls
G-10 Lily Charter, Needham Haley Welsh, Westboro Jessica Farley, Blackstone
B-11 Joye Maiullari, S. Boston Jake McElroy, N. Andover Zach Zides, Southboro 
G-11 Jesse Bonollo, Norwood Brooke Zatawski, South Hadley Emily Costa, Dudley
B-12 Michael Ciampa, Lincoln Matt Daley, Southwick Danny Priest, Tewksbury
G-12 Amanda Carroll, Southboro Shannon Lynch, Bridgewater Kaleigh Farris, Westfield
B-13 Patrick Colvin, Lenox Austin Kennedy, Franklin Tyler LeClerc, Dunstable
G-13 Lexie Rosario, Bridgewater Catherine Coppinger, Boston Emerson Wildes, Dudley
B-14 Liam Mulvey, Berkley Michael Lulsforf, Wilmington Griffin Fitzell, S. Hadley
G-14 Marie Gaffney, Wakefield Allison Mishol, Longmeadow Shelby Greene, Sudbury



Worthy Brother Knights,

Please encourage your Brother Knights to donate blood. Many don't realize the importance of giving blood until someone in their family is in an accident, diagnosed with cancer, or is undergoing surgery. The blood used to help these patients comes directly from everyday people in the community who realize that in about an hour, they can literally save the lives of three people! Donating blood is such a simple way to give to your community.

It only takes an hour, in fact, the actual donation only lasts about fifteen minutes, and rarely hurts. Most say, "I want to donate, but I'm afraid of needles!" Who isn't? The nurses and technicians are highly trained and are great at making the donor feel comfortable during the donation process. A first-time blood donor quickly realizes that there is nothing to it, and wonders why he or she was afraid all this time.

The general guidelines for giving blood are that the donor must be 17 years of age or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, and is feeling well on the day of donation. Giving blood is extremely safe and a brand new needle is used for each donation, so there is no risk of contracting any sort of disease from giving blood.

The American Red Cross New England Region must collect over 1,400 units of blood a day to keep up with the demand for blood for local hospitals. You would think we would have plenty of blood donors, but the fact is only 5% of the eligible population donates blood. We need new blood donors to begin giving and need those lapsed donors to start giving again. The need for blood is constant with a shelf life of only 42 days.

Blood is free for Brother Knights and their families. Insurance companies pay for processing.

Please let me know when you are planning to have your blood drive and how many pints were collected.

Health Services Chairman
Stanley Ciukaj FDD
42 Lois Street
Ware, MA 01082