Knights of Columbus Council 10698




2016-2017 Council Officers

Grand Knight Willie Lebrun 413-345-8042
Chaplain Fr. Jack Sheaffer 413-323-6272
Dep. Grd Knight Brian O'Leary 413-323-9111
Chancellor Stephen Corbin 413-364-8152
Warden Patrick Nee 413-362-9703
Recorder PGK Michael Griffin 413-213-0055
Treasurer Timothy Haley 413-575-7388
Advocate PGK Paul Vanasse 413-813-8442
Inside Guard Kevin Bowen 413-335-2762
Outside Guard Jacque Benoit 413-253-7842
Trustee 1 year PGK Everett Hume 413-323-6781
Trustee 2 years Tom Curto 413-537-3031
Trustee 3 years Robert Christ 413-323-8892
Financial Secretary Norm Gousy 413-323-7959
Lecturer PGK Terry Carney 413-323-5537
District III Deputy PGK Rob Krafchuk 413-244-3682


Current Knights of Columbus Newsletter

June 2017

Click here for our Newsletter Archive


A Few Facts About the Knights of Columbus

  • The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, a young parish priest in New Haven, CT.
  • It is a strong supporter of the Catholic Church, both in deeds and financially, from the parish level to the Vatican.
  • It has an international membership of over 1.8 million devoted Catholic men.
  • It is a family oriented fraternal organization based on the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism open to all practicing Catholic men eighteen years older.
  • Its benefits, services, insurance and programs are available to every member in good standing and their family.

A Few Facts About St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus Council 10698

  • Members contribute their time according to their own availability. There is no specific time or participation obligation.
  • We devote ourselves to our parish and community assisting those in need and the handicapped.
  • We sponsor social events throughout the year, such as; Pasta dinners, Children’s Christmas Party, Sweetheart Dinner Dance, St. Patrick’s Day dinner, bowling, Mini Golf Tournament.
  • We sponsor and arrange trips to local shrines, professional sporting events, theatrical venues, tourist attractions and casinos.
  • We contribute and participate in annual parish and community events such as; a candle lighted Living Rosary, the Memorial Day Parade & ceremony, the annual Parish Tag Sale, the Belchertown Fair & Parade.
  • We meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at our Council home on Jabish Street. Prior to the 1st meeting of the month (on the second Tuesday) members are invited to have dinner together at 6 p.m. in the council home, usually prepared by a fellow Knight of the council.

If you would like to learn more about the Knights of Columbus and joining St Francis of Assisi Council 10698, For more information contact the Grand Knight at 413-323-5822 or PGK Tom Grady at 413-323-4936 . We would be honored to have you join us in this unique celebration of our faith.