Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church


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The Knights of Columbus

With 1.6 million members, the Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic, Family, Fraternal, and Service Organization. The Knights are dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The only requirement for membership is you must be 18 years of age and be a practicing Catholic. 

John V. O'Reilly Council 3255 
Holy Name of Mary ~ Montrose, PA

The John V. O'Reilly council was formed over 50 years ago. Inactive for several years, today the council is proud of its recent surge in membership and in its service projects. The council has become active in parish youth activities and has preformed maintenance jobs on the parish center. The council's current project is to place a Pro-Life monument on the parish grounds. Many members of council are active 4th degree Knights of Bishop Hannon Assemby. The also council holds a popular pie sale the Saturday before Memorial Day. For more information on joining the Knights call the parish office. Meetings are held in the Grace Room every second Wednesday of the Month after the 7:00 PM Mass.

Most Reverend John M. Dougherty, Auxiliary Bishop, Reverend James Nash, Pastor, and the Knights of Columbus.


"Every human life has its origin in the heart of God."

Pro- Life Monument

The Council presented the Pro-life Monument to the parish during a dedication ceremony held in September 2002. Presiding over the dedication was was Bishop John M. Dougherty and Father James Nash. Engraved on the base of the monument is the inscription. "Every human life has its origin in the heart of God." 

How do I become a Knight?
A first degree Knight is a full-fledged fraternal brother. He is awarded his degree at local ceremony, generally held on a Sunday afternoon. Brother Knights may also choose to take their second, third and fourth degrees. Fourth degree Knights are a uniformed presence at special church ceremonies such as Confirmation. All you need to do is fill out a membership application available from any Brother Knight and return it to your contact Knight. All other arrangements will be made for you. There is no initial fee for joining the Knights of Columbus. 

Who should I contact for more information?
If you have questions you can contact the following people or any Brother Knight for information:

Grand Knight
Roger Gardner

What is my commitment?
Joining the Knights is a commitment to giving yourself a few hours each month to share in fellowship with Brother Knights. Members meet the second Wednesday evening of each month in the Grace Room, following 7 p.m. Mass for Fellowship and to plan activities. The second weekend of each month, the Knights and their families attend Mass together, followed by coffee hour. The Knights support the church by doing maintenance projects and helping with youth activities. Plans for future projects include sponsoring a Basketball Free-Throw Contest and a campaign to “Keep Christ in Christmas”. Next spring the Knights will repeat their successful pie sale. Fund raising efforts are directed toward establishing a scholarship fund and to purchase a memorial to the Unborn for Holy Name of Mary cemetery. 

What are the Benefits of Becoming a Knight?
· Fraternal Support – Brother Knights support each other through prayer, fellowship and participation in social and volunteer activities. Their commitment to each other extends to their families, their church and their community. 

· Life Insurance – World-wide, the Knights of Columbus have established a life insurance fund that is among the top-rated companies. Upon joining, each Knight is given an accidental death benefit insurance policy for himself and his wife for up to $2,500.00 at no cost. Additional whole-life insurance policies are available through the Knights organization. 

· Scholarships and Student Loans – College bound children of Knights are encouraged to submit applications for scholarships. Student loans are also available at competitive rates.