Knights in Fairfield Glade donate $8,275 to Hilltoppers

Monsignor Philip Thoni Knights of Columbus Council 16088, representing St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fairfield Glade and through its KinD Charities of Tennessee, recently donated $8,275 to Hilltoppers Inc. “We are committed to helping wherever we can,” said local KinD Charities director Roland Wicker, who presented the donation, “and …

Knights deliver more than 1,000 pounds of food to CCETN

Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Assembly 1083 conducted a four-parish food drive the weekend of Nov. 5 to benefit Catholic Charities of East Tennessee in the Diocese of Knoxville. With the generous help of Knights from councils 5207 (the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus), 15706 (All Saints …

Schachle family visits St. Henry Church

A small white minivan pulled into the parking lot at St. Henry Church in Rogersville on Oct. 23, and six of the 13 Schachle children departed the vehicle along with parents Michelle and Daniel. They came to St. Henry by invitation of pastor Father Bart Okere, also the Tennessee state …

Knights volunteer for Special Olympics bowling event

On Sept. 9, Knights of Columbus Council 8860 provided a team of six parishioners and Knights from St. Henry Parish in Rogersville to work as volunteer coaches for the Special Olympics at Warpath Bowling Center in Kingsport. Christy Thacker, Area 32 Coordinator for the Special Olympics, said that this event …

Knights board of directors keeps its Tennessee flavor

Directors leaving and joining have Knoxville ties By Andy Telli Tennessee Register At the recent 140th Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention held in Nashville, one Tennessean rolled off the Knights’ board of directors and another rolled on. Michael McCusker of the Memphis suburb of Germantown, the immediate past state deputy …

Notre Dame Parish Knights hold fundraiser for Ukraine refugees

The Knights of Columbus of Notre Dame Parish in Greeneville held a pulled-pork fundraiser Aug. 12 for the refugees of Ukraine. The event began Friday morning when several of the Knights came together and got their slow cookers going. Several pork roasts were prepared along with a special homemade barbecue …

Knights of Columbus convene in Nashville

Supreme Convention draws priests, prelates, and brother Knights from around the world By Andy Telli and Katie Peterson Tennessee Register Thousands of Knights of Columbus and their families converged on the Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville for the 140th Supreme Convention for the first in-person convention in three …

Fairfield Glade council has state Knight and family of the year

The state of Tennessee Knights of Columbus recently held their annual convention for the 105 councils representing the 12,400 member Knights across the state. Among the activities of the convention was the presentation of awards to councils, assemblies, and some individuals based on activities during the fraternal year. Two notable …

Knights from around the world bound for Tennessee

By Andy Telli / Tennessee Register The Knights of Columbus’ 140th Supreme Convention, scheduled for August in Nashville, is fast approaching, and the Tennessee Knights are busy preparing to host brother Knights from around the world. “We’re now in the final stretch,” said Michael McCusker, the Tennessee Immediate Past State Deputy …

Tennessee Knights urged to be ‘anchored in Christ’

State convention held in person for the first time in three years                 By Andy Telli/Tennessee Register Meeting in person for the first time in three years, the Tennessee Knights of Columbus were lauded for their efforts to continue serving the Church and their neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic. “When …

Knights’ Silver Rose visits St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Madisonville

A Silver Rose was featured prominently in a special liturgical service March 30 at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Madisonville. The Silver Rose program, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 15585, is a national devotion in honor of Our Lady, with a specific dedication to the sanctity of human …

Knights of Columbus Council 645 marks 120 years of service

Members past and present are recognized for continuing the faith-based traditions of one of Tennessee’s oldest councils By Bill Brewer Knights of Columbus Council 645 at Immaculate Conception Church marked a milestone last month when it celebrated its 120th anniversary, tracing its origin to February 1902. To put the date …