Recent Updates
  • Members who move should notify the financial secretary of new address. Those who move just for the winter season need to notify the financial secretary of address change as well as departure and return dates.

The dues statements are in the mail. Please return them promptly.
I need help in locating the following Knights. I do not have good addresses for them. If you know their address or how I could get in contact with them it would be greatly appreciated.

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Thank You
Tim Paul
Financial Secretary, Council 554

Michael Chapis Anthony Fulmer James Guarendi Robert Kerschenske
Michael King Michael Manhart Ronald Murray W Todd Ostapack
Paul Rohrer Timothy Shark Gary Wilhelm

Grand Knight's Report

Easter has arrived and he is risen he has truly risen. I hope this Lent and Easter season has been a wonderful experience for you and your family. Please take advantage of all the activities going on at your club. I am sure you can find some things to do to add some fun in your life here at the K.

We held a third degree exemplification here at our council this past month. We had 23 men advance in to full Knighthood. 6 of which are from our council. This is an outstanding number and adds to the ranks of Catholic gentlemen who will help to carry on our work of service and charity to all who are in need.

As you know we are still looking for Catholic gentlemen to join our council to help us grow and keep our council alive and vibrant. You will be seeing in the coming weeks requests to assist us in our parish roundtable program. This is a opportunity to become involved in YOUR parish helping your pastor to keep the church in tip top shape and assist him in needs of the church. We did a clean-up of the cemetery at St Barbara's please see the photo and article written by Ken Girt our parish roundtable chairman.

As spring arrives let us not forget that all the beauty we encounter is God's blessing to us.

Please make sure your dues are paid if you have any questions contact myself or Tim Paul as soon as possible. Also, if you haven't sold or purchased the cash bonanza tickets. The sooner you get them in to us the more money the council gets for our charity programs. I ask you please DO NOT SEND CASH if you wish to pay in cash please drop it off at the bar and they will get it to us.

I would like to leave you with a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson. “What lies behind us and what lies ahead of are tiny matters compared to what lies within us”. As always please pray the Rosary our lady will always ask her son our saviour to bless us for our devotion to her.

KYRIE ELEISON on our children our country and the world PEACE.

Massillon Council 554 meets on the second and fourth Tuesday, at 7:00 PM at the Knights of Columbus hall. In lieu of the fourth Tuesday meeting, there will be a social gathering. The Officers and Trustees of the council meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM.

Council 554 is also a member of the Stark County Chapter Knights of Columbus and attend their meetings on the second Thursday of every month, except December.

Council 554 also publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, which is mailed to every member.

The following activities and programs are conducted annually by Council 554 and held at our Knights of Columbus hall:

  • Hot Lunch Program for the needy every Wednesday from 10:45AM to 12:00PM
  • First and Second Degrees held frequently, conducted by the councils own degree teams
  • Family Picnic on the first Sunday in August
  • Children's Halloween Party in October
  • Memorial Mass on the fourth Tuesday in November
  • Children's Christmas Party in December
  • New Year's Eve Party on December 31
  • Basketball Free-Throw Contest in January (for boys and girls age 9 to 14)
  • Anniversary Dinner in January
  • Past Grand Knights Recognition Dinner in spring
  • Children's Easter Egg Hunt
  • "Excellence in Religion" Awards, for area youths presently in April
  • Sponsor's numerous Bloodmobile Drives throughout the year
  • Fraternal Night Party for members and wives, on fourth Tuesday in June
  • Various service projects for local parishes (Round Table Program)

  • Massillon Council 554 takes an active part in the Ohio State Council Knights of Columbus Service Program contest. In addition, the members of Council 554 take an active part in Supreme Council's "Surge with Service" program. Both promote and encourage service activities for Council, Church, Community, Family and Youth.

    Massillon Knights Foundation Bingo - every Monday at the K of C Hall. Doors open at 4:30 PM. Bingo begins at 7:00 PM. One Package (9 ons) - $12.00, 2nd Package - $3.00, 3rd,4th & 5th each add $2.00