Welcome to the Knights of Columbus Terence Cardinal Cooke Council 8495. The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families.

Our home parish, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, is a Eucharistic community rooted in Roman Catholic Traditions, and gifted by God with time, talent and treasure. We are dedicated to witnessing our faith through worship and education, and to nurturing our faith family through parish life and Christian service.

Annual Car Show Needs Your Help

Brother Don DeClue circulated a volunteer signup sheet for the annual car show, to be held October 22, during the August council meeting. Signup for entrants has been slow (13 entrants so far), and more sponsors are needed. If you know of a business who would be interested in sponsoring this fantastic event – or know of a car enthusiast …

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Pro-Life Event Scheduled

Second Saturday of the Month prayer at Abortion Clinic from 10:30-11:30am. at 2903 Professional Parkway (corner of Walton Way Extension and Pleasant Home Rd.)  All of St. Teresa’s Church members are encouraged to come out to pray for an end to abortion.   For more information, contact: 1ramrobert@outlook.com or chieftrachl@yahoo.com…

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5th Sunday Rosary


As Grand Knight (2016-2017) I’m asked to support the 5th Sunday Rosary that is used to help bring parishioners together in a spiritual activity and promote devotion to Mary. I’ve already sent a note to Father Mike our Chaplain for his support and recommendations.

In essence, Knights, their families and other parishioners are encouraged to pray the rosary as …

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Happy 4th of July

During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain rule. After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention …

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Fortnight for Freedom

Dear Brother Knights,

Throughout the week, the Catholic Church in the United States will  continue to celebrate the Fortnight for Freedom — a two-week period from June 21 to July 4 that considers in a particular way our First Amendment Right to Religious Freedom. The effort is being led by our Supreme Chaplain, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, in his …

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Upcoming 2nd/3rd Degree Exemplification

Brother Knights,

There will be a 2nd and 3rd Degree exemplification conducted on June 18, 2016 at Council 13808 in Greensboro GA beginning at 9 am. If you are a 1st Degree Knight, this is a great opportunity for you to advance to full Knighthood at one occasion. If you are already a 2nd degree Knight, then you can observe …

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