Roselle K of C

Father Michael J. McGivney, shown in a portrait by Chas Fagan, lived his vocation amid ordinary parish life.Father Michael McGivney: A Likely Patron for Every Parish Priest. The 38-year-old Knights of Columbus founder, who was beatified Oct. 31, is recognized for starting the fraternal organization, but it was in his dedication to his parochial mission where his heroic holiness was lived. 



157 E. 4TH AVE., ROSELLE, NJ  07203 

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We are starting off the Columbian Year with a new way of communicating with all members of our Council. Using the Parish web site allows you to access the information at your leisure, making you aware of what events or activities are coming up and hopefully, planning to attend. 

One of the things we are constantly looking for is new members, we look for practicing male Catholics over the age of 18. To find out more information on the Knights of Columbus, go to their web site  There is a link in the Parish web site that if you click on it, you will be directed there. You can join on-line and will be a member at large. You can participate in any Council's meeting. Of course, we would want you to join our Council, 3946, St Joseph the Carpenter, Roselle, NJ. Another thing we look for is new ways to raise funds. Our Council supports many things within and outside our Parish. We need to energize our fund raising and are looking for new ways to do so.

I want to thank all our members for everything they have done in support of our Council and Parish. I look forward to the new year and anticipate another great year.

Vivat Jesus

Jerry Krug, Grand Knight

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Our COUNCIL MEETINGS are held on 2ND Tuesday of the month,
at 7:30PM in Bethany Hall (next to the Rectory),
located at 157 E. 4th Ave, Roselle, NJ  07203.


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.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to 15,900 councils and 1.9 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, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.

Our charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects. From international charitable partnerships with Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Mission and Habitat for Humanity to our own Food for Families and Coats for Kids projects and other local charities, the opportunity to work together with fellow Knights and their families is virtually endless. In 2017, the Knights of Columbus set a new all-time record for the 19th consecutive year. Our charitable donations increased from $177 million in 2016 to a new total of $185,652,989 in 2017. In addition, we achieved our highest level of charitable service in 2017, volunteering more than 75 million hours of service.


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