Knights of Columbus Council #5501
Knights of Columbus Council #5501 invites all practicing Catholic men, 18 years or older to join our council. Council #5501 is located in West Deer Township and serves the parishes of St. Victor in Bairdford and Transfiguration in Russellton.
The KOC is a world wide service organization with more than 1.7 million members organized into regional chapters and local councils with its headquarters located in Hartford, CT. Guided by the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism, the Knights unite men to experience their Catholic faith through fellowship and service to their church, family, and community.
We are a group of Catholic men, of varied backgrounds and skills, who work together to help those in need, and bring hope, joy and laughter into their lives of our families and those we touch. Last year, Council #5501 participated, or performed a contributing function in the following activities: Knight Light-Up Night for Christ at Christmas, highway clean-up, Pirate game and tailgate party, Flag retirement collection, voter registration, basketball free throw contest, past Grand Knight Appreciation Dinner, Adoration of Our Lady of Guadalupe Traveling Image, living rosary at Transfiguration, collection of eye glasses for the needy, distribution of rosary pamphlets, Transfiguration parish feast day celebration, summer ice cream family party, Knight at the Races to benefit Deer Lakes Krauland Scholarship program, New Year’s Eve celebration, St. Victor & Transfiguration Community Fish Fry, annual corn roast, Fr. John Vojtek Appreciation evening, tootsie roll drive in support of the Bishop’s Project for exceptional & intellectually challenged individuals, Mother’s Day breakfast, and 9/11 Memorial Prayer Service.
We have also provided over $8,500.00 to various groups and activities, especially around the Deer Lakes area!