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.

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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2nd Degree Exemplification


You are encouraged to attend as an observer the Formation (2nd) Degree to be conducted on Sunday May 22,2016 at 2 PM at Ft Gordon at bldg 39713 on 39th St. Proper attire is coat and tie. Please remember to bring your member ship card and rosary.

Please note that Ft Gordon is in a heightened security posture and …

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Home Company Elections

The Pleasant Home Company is the holding company for all of our Council assets. All members of Council 8495 are members of the Home Company. The Home Company will hold elections for two Board of Director openings at a recess meeting during the next Council Meeting on June 13. Nominations Committee will present a slate and nominations will be solicited …

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Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Anthony Delisi, OCSO monk and priest of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, GA, who died peacefully in the company of his brother monks praying at his side on Monday May 9th.

The celebration of the Funeral Mass of the Resurrection and the burial will be on Saturday, …

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Priestly Ordination

Please join us as the entire diocese celebrates the great gift of the Ordination of two new Priests on Saturday, June 4th. Transitional Deacons Thomas Brian O’Shaughnessy and John David Wright will be Ordained as priests in service to our Diocese.

The Ordination Mass begins at 10AM at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah. If you are …

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