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At Knights of Columbus Council 1863, well being is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential. Learn more about the positive impact we have and join us in bringing about positive change.


Coronation Council 1863

From the moment of our founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are Catholic men of faith and men of charitable action.

Our charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects. Our own unique charities include the Christian Refugee Relief FundDisaster ReliefUltrasound Initiative, and Coats for Kids.

The Knights also partner with international charities including Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Mission and Habitat for Humanity.

Locally, Coronation Council 1863 partners with Tackle Kids CancerLighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center, Madonna Church, Seminarians of the Archdiocese of Newark, and others.   

Coronation Council 1863 meets every 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm for an informal gathering.

We also meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm for our official meeting. The Grand Knight for the Columbian year 2019-2020 is Tony Rinaldi.

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Knights of Columbus Council 1863 is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do at our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities.

Some of the annual events we utilize to support those in need include the Seminarian Dinner, the Men Who Cook For Those In Need and the annual Madonna Carnival.


Upcoming fundraising events will include basketball and soccer challenges for youth and more. 


“Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.


Together – we can accomplish far more

None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.


Helping The Community

Fraternity – Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do the good works of individual Knights, who gave more than 75.6 million service hours in 2017, illustrating how Catholics serve each other in fraternity and mercy.


All are welcome

Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, Koreans or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.

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