Knights of Columbus Council 6226 |
|| P.O. Box 501||
|| Cranford, NJ 07016|
The Cranford Knights of Columbus Council 6226 was founded on May 3, 1970
and currently has over 200 members. Since its inception, the Cranford
Knights have done some wonderful work for the Cranford community. From
sponsoring college scholarships, Little League teams, free-throw
contests, essay contests and spelling bees to fund-raising for the
handicapped and sponsoring pro-life activities. They have always been at
the ready to help out with a worthwhile cause.
For all of those years, the Knights have been a key ally of
St. Michael's Church.
Aside from lending a hand at every major parish function, the Knights
serve the parish in countless other ways. Members of the Cranford
Council are represented in many of the parish ministries. Our deaconate,
Eucharistic ministers, lectors, and ushers - even the pastorship and
associate vicars -- all draw from the ranks of the Knights. The Council
always does its best to support all the initiatives of the St. Michael's
Parish and its parish priests.
The Knights also have close ties to
St. Michael's School
since many members currently have children enrolled there. Each year
since 1996, the Council has underwritten the cost of the
Over the years, the Council purchased a new scoreboard and wall padding
for the school gym. Many of the school's organizations, such as the
Sports Association and the School Advisory Board, are heavily
represented by Cranford Knights.
Aside from their unceasing efforts to exemplify the ideals of their
order, the Knights also manage to have a little fun. Throughout the
year, the Council sponsors various family and social activities and
dinners that strengthen friendships and cultivate the cooperation that
is so critical in making the organization an effective force in the
parish community. Aside from their annual St. Patrick's Dinner Dance at
St. Michael's, the Knights sponsor family camping trips, a summer
picnic, holiday parties for the kids, and a host of other outings. And,
they are a fixture at the annual Feast of St. Michael, volunteering
countless hours to help toward the success of that annual parish affair.
In short, the Cranford Knights do more than just volunteer their time
and services for the good of the parish and community. It offers it
members and their families the chance to be part of a larger community
which shares the same Catholic beliefs, values, and aspirations. It is a
chance for a father to set a wonderful example to his children so that
they may learn, in turn, the importance of giving back to the community.
It is an organization that teaches as it helps and learns as it grows.
The Council meets the third
Tuesday of each month at the Kenilworth Knights of Columbus Hall which is located at 191 Market St., Kenilworth, NJ 07033