Five advance to Knights’ Third Degree status

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CEREMONY Five members of Council 5207 became Third Degree Knights on Nov. 15. From left are (front row) John O’Connor, Ray Barkowski, and Michael Hickey; (middle row) Jay Meadowcroft, Greg Guyotte, Scott Elmore, and Tom Greer; and (back row) state deputy John Parks, supreme director Mike Wills, and state treasurer Tracy Staller. Courtesy of Pam Rhoades

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CEREMONY Five members of Council 5207 became Third Degree Knights on Nov. 15. From left are (front row) John O’Connor, Ray Barkowski, and Michael Hickey; (middle row) Jay Meadowcroft, Greg Guyotte, Scott Elmore, and Tom Greer; and (back row) state deputy John Parks, supreme director Mike Wills, and state treasurer Tracy Staller. Courtesy of Pam Rhoades

In a ceremony held at Holy Ghost Church in Knoxville on Nov. 15, five members of Knights of Columbus Council 5207 advanced to the status of Knights of the Third Degree.

Through the ceremonial tradition led by state and national representatives of the Knights of Columbus, Council 5207 members John O’Connor, Ray Barkowski, Michael Hickey, Greg Guyotte, and Scott Elmore have joined the ranks of fellow Third Degree Knights of Columbus members from around the world.

With more than 2 million members, the Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, the community, families, and young people. In 2014 the Knights of Columbus at all levels of the organization raised and distributed $170 million to charity and rendered 70 million hours of volunteer service.

Knights of Columbus Council 5207 is proud to represent and serve Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish in Knoxville and meets regularly in closed meetings every first Monday of the month. If you are interested in joining the Knights of Columbus, contact membership director Jimmy Dee at 865-809-3825 or jp.deeii@gmail.com.

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