Worldwide Members (Millions)
Volunteer Hours (Millions)
Cash Bonanza Ticket Winners
$25,000 Winner – Bruce Horn sold by Council 1667
$2,000 Winner – Musquodoboit Valley Food Bank sold by Council 11625
$1,000 Winner – Julie Martin sold by Council 9093
Saint Agnes Council 16817 Executive
- Father Paul Morris| Chaplain
- Peter Bonner | Grand Knight
- John Stone | Deputy Grand Knight
- Wayne Blackburn | Chancellor
- Dave Carter | Recorder
- Eric Greene | Treasurer
- Michael Campbell | Advocate
- John Fitzgerald | Warden
- Angelo Cortello | Financial Secretary
- Dylan O’Brien | Trustee
- Aaron Hodgson | Trustee
- Howie Gorman | Trustee
- Jason Thomson | Inside Guard
- Gary Campbell | Outside Guard
Saint Agnes Council 16817 Upcoming Events
Intersted in Joining the Knights of Columbus at St Agnes?The St. Agnes Council began in late 2017 and continues to grow as we share our passion for faith and fraternity. If you’re interested in joining the Knights or simply learning, please get in touch.
About The Knights of Columbus
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 15,342 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 2016, the Knights of Columbus set a new all-time record for the 18th consecutive year. Our charitable donations increased from $175 million in 2015 to a new total of $177,500,673 in 2016. In addition, we achieved our highest level of charitable service in 2016, volunteering more than 75 million hours of service.