Programs

The Knights of Columbus Council 6650 is proud to serve the community through programs that focus on:
  • Church
Donations
Our council makes monetary donations to the Church and organizations within the Church, we have supported the effort to fund a statue of Pope John Paul II for the new Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh, we’ve contributed to Divine Mercy Radio, and the St Andrews Brown Bag Ministry  to name a few.

Seminarian Support
Our council provides financial support to two seminarians each year to them to help them with their expenses as they study for the priesthood. We also support all seminarians of the Diocese of Raleigh by organizing a Christmas Cards to Seminarians program whereby religious education children make handmade Christmas Cards to send them.

Keep Christ in Christmas
We encourage our Catholic brethren to Keep Christ in Christmas by utilizing Religious Christmas Cards. Our council makes these Religious Christmas Cards available for sale to parishioners after Mass during the Christmas Season. 

Memorial Mass
Each year, usually in the October timeframe we participate in a Mass in Honor of our Deceased Brother Knights.

First Friday Adoration
We publicize upcoming First Friday Adoration dates in our newsletter and emails, and members who are available Friday at noon are encouraged to attend.

Living Rosary
Knights have volunteered to be the beads of a Decade of the Rosary for the bi-annual Living Rosary ceremony. Knights have also procured and distributed 'How to Pray the Rosary' cards to the many people who attend the service. 

  • Community 
The “Tootsie Roll” program, i.e. Operation Least Among My Brethern (LAMB) 
Knights, friends and family members volunteer their time by soliciting donations in front of local stores. The proceeds are given to organizations such as local public schools that have programs to help people with Learning Disabilities. We also host a Golf Tournament whose proceeds go to the LAMB program as well.

Adopt-A-Highway
Knights, friends and family members volunteer their time by performing roadside cleanup of a 2-mile stretch of road in Cary. We do this once a quarter, and we have been doing this for 15 years.

Feed the Homeless
We participate by serving dinner meals the homeless at the Men’s Shelter in Raleigh, we do this approximately once a month.

Donations
Proceeds from our many fundraisers help us to be charitable in many areas. Our council has donated funds to various other charities such as NC Special Olympics, RDU USO, Durham Rescue Mission, Juvenile Diabetes, American Lung Assn, Cystic Fibrosis to name a few.

Blood Drive
Our council organizes a Blood Drive about once every two months in cooperation with Rex Hospital.

  • Council
For the benefit of our council members we do many activities to pique their interests. We publish monthly newsletters to keep them informed and maintain an up-to-date website as well.  We occasionally hold socials such as the Aviation and Flight social and the Computer Tips and Tricks social. We will also meet at a local pub for a beer and burger on occasion.  We organize golf outings from time to time for our members.
Family
  • Family
Family Activities
Our council plans various activities that help us keep the families involved, including…
  • Picnics - we recently held family picnics in both Bond Park and Lake Crabtree Park
  • Sport Outing - we held a kayaking outing at Lake Wheeler
  • Theater Outing – we attended the Cardinal Gibbons HS production of Legally Blond as a group
  • Adult socials – we organized two different events, a Winery Tour and a Brewery Tour
  • Membership
Membership Activities
Membership is open to Catholic men age 18 or older who a practicing Catholics in Communion with the Holy See.
We annually hold events to publicize our good deeds and to recruit new members. We organize prospective new member sessions whereby interested men can learn about the knights and can consider joining.

  • Culture-Of-Life
Baby Bottle Program
Baby Bottles are distributed to parishioners after Mass. Parishioners fill the bottles with spare change for several weeks, the bottles with money is collected with the funds going to support Respect Life causes. 

Prayers to end Abortion
Council members, friends and family are encouraged to pray the Rosary at a local abortion clinic in the hopes of having a young mom reconsider the action she is about to take.

Right to Life March
Our council supports and participates in the January Right to Life March in Raleigh each year.

  • Youth
Scouts
Our council supports 3 scout troops/packs with monetary donations and adult volunteer leaders.

Soccer Challenge
In the fall we organize and invite community youth to participate in local, district, and state level Soccer competitions. 

Free Throw Competition
In the winter we organize and invite community youth to participate in local, district, and state level Free Throw competitions. 

Read-A-Thon
Our council organizes a youth Read-A-Thon. Kids read books and solicit donations that benefit other children with learning disabilities.

Coats for Kids
Our council donates coats to needy children.

Movie Night
We organize a Youth Movie Night for young people to come to enjoy a free movie with snacks and refreshments.
  •  Habitat For Humanity
Contact brother knight Gene Fornaro (gene3151@aol.com).

A joint effort with a team from St. Andrew to building a home in the east Raleigh area.
Kickoff date is Sat Aug 27.
Work days are Thu, Fri, and Sat in Sept and Oct 2016.
A volunteer can choose one or more dates to work.

To sign up: