St. Agnes Parish is the home to Our Lady of Charity Council #8602. Council members are very active in the church in a variety of roles and also in the community, helping out in numerous ways. Our activities fall into one of four categories: Faith, Family, Community, and Life. Among the things our Council does is:
provide faith based literature in the church foyer,
serve at specific masses,
coordinate a city-wide food drive,
provide a Christmas hamper,
help prepare and serve meals at the Dew Drop Inn,
provide winter coats for kids in need,
help with Habitat for Humanity’s house building,
conduct a Novena for Life,
collect donations for Right to Life,
make donations to worthy causes, etc.
In 2020 Council 8602 was awarded a Star Council Award in recognition of its work, the highest award a Council can receive.
“Camaraderie, friendship, and the joy of working towards a greater cause.” - This is what the Knights of Columbus embodies. The Knights of Columbus Council #8602 meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m.. This is an open invitation for all men to join us for a meeting to see for yourself what it's all about. Feel free to contact one of the Knights of Columbus officers, listed below, if you have any questions about the Knights of Columbus or meeting dates, times, and locations.
The Knights of Columbus was formed in 1882 due to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut. To this day, the Order is still true to its original principles of charity, unity, and fraternity. It was initially formed to offer financial aid to members and their families, including assistance to the sick and disabled.
The Order has helped families get through tough economic times with its life insurance, annuity, and long-term care programs and has contributed time and energy to helping others world-wide. The Knights of Columbus has grown to almost 2 million members throughout the world. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through education, charity, religion, and social welfare. The Knights of Columbus assists organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Winter Coats for Kids, and Food for Families. As well, their efforts provide wheelchairs for those in need and assistance for disaster relief efforts and the less fortunate of our community.
If you would like to try out a meeting or want to become a member, please contact the St. Agnes Church Office at (807) 475-7489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Charity Council 8602 Officers Grand Knight - Greg Holm Deputy Grand Knight - Joe Raynak Chaplin - Fr. James Panikulum Chancellor - Dan Bortolussi Recorder – John Guthrie Lecturer - to be determined Financial Secretary - Bruce Sutton Treasurer - David Martens Warden - David Gibb Advocate - John Raynak Inside Guard - Gerald Duffy Inside Guard – Jim Baker Outside Guard – Drew Stajkowski Program Director - Bill Bragnalo Trustee 1 - Ron Mina Trustee 2 - Rob Nahachewsky Trustee 3 – Lamont Bergevin
St. Agnes Parish 1019 Brown Street Thunder Bay, ON P7E 2L7
Office Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 9:00 am until 4:00 pm