Knights of Columbus Holy Family Council 15234 in Brentwood was awarded the distinction of Star Council, the international organization’s top honor for local councils.
The Star Council Award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of growing membership, promoting Knights of Columbus insurance benefits, sponsoring Catholic faith formation programs, and volunteering time through service-oriented activities.
“Every dollar we raise through our golf classic, fish fries and other events goes to charity,” said George Baker, Grand Knight for the 2021-2022 fraternal year for which the award was given.
Last year the council donated $16,475 to the following charities: Mother Teresa Church in Nolensville and Knights of Columbus council there; Waverly flood relief; Holy Family Church playground; a dinner for the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia postulants; West Tennessee tornado disaster relief; Kentucky tornado disaster relief; University Catholic March for Life; Mercy Multiplied Pregnancy Support; Cross Catholic Africa Water; Father Ryan pizza party; American Wheelchair Mission; Special Olympics; My Friends House Youth Support; support for seminarians; Best Buddies of TN; and parish books for Holy Family.
“And, with great support from Holy Family Parishioners, we donated 400 coats to the St. Vincent de Paul Society for Humphreys County flood victims and, through the Knights of Columbus 40 Cans for 40 Days Lenten effort, collected 3,146 pounds of food for Graceworks,” Baker said.
The Knights of Columbus is one of the world’s leading fraternal and service organizations with 2 million members in more than 16,000 parish-based councils around the world.
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older who are practicing Catholics in union with the Holy See. For information on joining the Knights of Columbus, contact local Membership Director Michael Pellatt at KofC15234@gmail.com or visit https://www.kofc.org/secure/en/join/join-the-knights.html.