Knights of Columbus


The Knights of Columbus, the largest fraternal lay organization of The Catholic Church, are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, Patriotism and Defense of The Catholic Church. 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 Brotherhood of the Knights of Columbus, of which there are councils world-wide, has a three-fold mission – Faith as practicing Catholics, Love for your country, and Dedication to serve the community. Here at St. Agnes, Council #5633, our Brothers meld together their many talents in order to provide spiritual, manpower & financial assistance to our Church and Community.


  • Provide financial support and participate in church services, ministries and councils (including Eucharistic & Mary’s Ministry, ushers, collection counting, finance & maintenance committees, parish council, St. Vincent de Paul, RCIA, and others).
  • Provide support services (e.g., visiting & providing communion) to shut-ins.
  • Conduct semi-annual food drives.
  • Provide resources to help manage and administer the process of delivering food at area Food Pantries.
  • Fund and coordinate Sunday Coffee Hour and annual church picnic.
  • Commemorate special occasions (e.g., distribute flags on flag days, Men’s Communion Breakfast).
  • Provide annual scholarships to area students.
  • Provide manpower assistance to maintaining our Church facilities.
  • Provide financial support to community charities and initiatives, including Youth Soccer, Christian & Disaster Relief, Mobile Ultra Sound, Grumpies Charities, Fisher House, among others.


The Knights meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month year round for dinner/business meetings and the 4th Thursday for social evenings. Please call Bill Volmar, Grand Knight, at 860-691-0834.