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The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works. 

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 13,000 councils and 1.7 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.

Please take a few minutes to look around our site, if you have any questions please feel free to "Ask the Grand Knight" or contact him atGrandKnight@kofc8495.org

Council Information

The meeting place of the Terence Cardinal Cooke Council is on the grounds of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church. The Parish campus is located at 4921 Columbia Road in Grovetown, Ga. The Grand Knight for this fraternal year is Brother Knight Aaron Wahus. Contact us by phone at (706) 836-4315 or by email at GrandKnight@kofc8495.org.

About Our Council

The Terence Cardinal Cooke Council was founded in 1983 through the efforts of a few good Catholic gentlemen. Our name sake is His Eminence, Terence Cardinal Cooke, who was the tenth Bishop (and seventh Archbishop) of the Roman Catholic diocese of New York. We stand in solidarity with the priest of the St. Teresa of Avila Parish and that of the surrounding communities by supporting numerous charities, Seminarians and projects, like those of the Pro-Life movement and local Special Olympics.

Who we are...and What we do...

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The Protection of Human Life
The Knights of Columbus is unambiguously and proudly pro-life. In accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church, the Order defends human life from the moment of conception until natural death. Building a new Culture of Life where every human life is welcomed, respected and protected by law is one of the highest priorities of the Order. 

Our Council's Pro-Life Family is Joe & Meledy Kise, if you have any questions about our Pro-Life program or are interested in becoming involved yourself, please contact our Pro-Life family at prolife@kofc8495.org or you may call them at  (706) 294-6528.

Community Service
The history of the Knights of Columbus's involvement in community life is a record of outstanding benevolent achievement. Knights volunteer in a variety of charitable enterprises to serve the people and programs of their communities.

Volunteerism informed by Christian concern is the hallmark of the Knights of Columbus. It results in outstanding contributions of time and talent to the Catholic Church, our communities, families, young people and brother Knights.

Much of the success of the Order's volunteer record can be attributed to the fact that the Supreme Council does not mandate participation in any volunteer initiative. Fraternal and charitable programs arise at the grassroots level to meet the local needs.

 Grand Knite's Message

Twenty-thirteen was a rewarding year for the parish, as well as the council.  Our vision of a new worship center has and is moving rapidly from a dream to reality.  How quickly we have moved from an old white, termite infested building to a looming structure of concrete and steel in the same spot, in which one can almost close their eyes and have a vision of Fr. Ingram or any of our former pastors (Fathers. Di, Tom, or Roverse) consecrating the body and blood of Jesus behind a glorious marble altar. Attendance at our meetings and social events has increased; we were at nearly fifty in attendance at our January meeting.  I challenge each of you to be the one that breaks the fifty mark in February.   

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