Knights of Columbus

Christopher du Quesnay (Grand Knight) |

The Knights of Columbus (KOC) is a Catholic fraternal organization, the foundation of which is based on fulfilling four basic principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The Order strives to enhance the spiritual life of its members and their families by promoting initiatives that strengthen ties with all aspects of the Catholic Church and its teachings through our ongoing dedicated support of the clergy.

Who We Are

Building the Domestic Church

Knights of Columbus has always been an organization dedicated to the well-being and support of Catholic family life. By building upon our current programs and activities, the Knights of Columbus continues to promote the family as a “domestic church” where husbands and wives, parent and children, grow in their knowledge and practice of the Catholic Faith.

Serving Others

The Knights of Columbus unites us in charity so that each effort and donation counts for the greater good. While charity begins in your home, through the worldwide network of Knights your reach extends to those in need around the globe, from earthquake victims, to AIDS orphans, to Christian refugees in the Middle East.

Ontario Knights can be found in over 560 Councils across the Province of Ontario performing quiet acts of charity in our Church Ministries, and communities, or out in the public square, speaking out for truth and justice.

Defend the faith. Defend the truth. Defend your Values.

Our Council

Our St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus Council (Council 14727) consists of approximately 100 members. Our regular monthly meeting is held at the St. Mary’s Church Hall starting at 7:00 PM.

Executive Council

Grand Knight: Christopher du Quesnay
Financial Secretary: Richard Szakowski
Treasurer: Andrew Jablonski

Serving St. Mary’s Parish

Our council here at St. Mary’s is very active! Here are some of the initiatives we have been involved in over the past five years:

  • Providing funding to CCO, Net Ministries, Parkdale Food Bank, Salvation Army and the Transitional House and the Ukrainian Relief Foundation.
  • Organized the delivery of the Fathers Day Pancake Breakfast Promotion of “Keep Christ in Christmas” theme through the sale of Christmas buttons and running the Christmas Poster Contest Active participation in the Forty Days fort Life Vigil 
  • Active participation in the March for Life 
  • Building the outdoor parking lot Chapel at the onset of COVID
  • Promoted and participated Into the Breach lecture and discussion series 
  • Hosted the Spring Fling Dance. 
  • Participation and support for Wapoose Farm cutting wood. 
  • Actively supported Brother John Brooks who wrote a book on Father Bob Bedard. All proceeds of the sale of the book were donated to St. Mary’s KOC to help fund charity work. 
  • Actively supported Brother, Gary Mellor (former GK) was involved in the delivery of the Father Bob video series. The costs involved in this production were borne by our council. 
  •  Provided financial support for the hiring of two video specialists to record and assemble five short video series for publication on YouTube to further promote the Permission Granted book written by John Brooks. who donated his book for a council fundraiser last year that raised over $2000.00 
  • Promotion and support in the Pro Life bumper stickers. Provided support for the March for Life Youth group.

Become a Knight

Would you like to join the Knights of Columbus? Fill out the form below and we would be happy to provide you with more information on joining our council.