Congratulations to the new council officers for 2011-2012
The Knights of Columbus would like to thank the United States Court of Appeals for upholding the words "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
 
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  Grand Knights Welcome
    "My Secret Knight in Shining Armor "
 
  First Degree Congratulation
    Chaplain's Corner
Our Council Chaplain Father Frank McNamee, offers excellent spiritual advice and articles to council members as well to as to website visitors in general.
 
  Second Degree Congratulation     Council Prayer List
Please check this prayer list page regularly to find out about the current prayer needs of our brother Knights and their families.
 
  Third Degree Congratulation     In Memoriam
Let us continue to pray for the repose of the souls of our beloved daparted members. We have loved them during life; let us not abandon them in death.
 
  Fourth Degree Congratulation
This Brother Knight is someone who exemplifies in his daily life the principles of Catholic life, and is instrumental to our successes in our Church, Community, and Council.
    Our Parishes
This is the place to get information on our Parishes .
 
  Knight of the Year
This Brother Knight is someone who exemplifies in his daily life the principles of Catholic life, and is instrumental to our successes in our Church, Community, and Council.
    Dinner with a Purpose
Come join us every the third Friday of every month for a fun evening of foof and fun. November is our Fall Steak Out!! Doors open at 5:00pm. RSVP information to be posted soon.
 
  Service Day
Come join us this Saturday at the Coventry House to help the Missionaries of Charity with their building.
    The Newsletter
The Newsletter contains letter from the desk of the Grand Knight, Council Calendar for the first quarter, as well as other news about the Council.
 
 
     
 
         
 

 



 
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Thank you for visiting the home page for Atlanta Council #660, the oldest council in Northern Georgia and the second oldest in the state.  Our council supports a range of parishes in the Atlanta area and is centrally located at 2620 Buford Highway NE.  In the last couple of years, we have experienced brisk growth – even achieving Double Gold Star and a Gold Star awards.  Much of this growth can be attributed to a continuous emphasis on the virtues of charity, unity, and fraternity.  These virtues are best expressed through our efforts to actively serve one another, the Catholic Church, and the community at large.

We have family dinners every third Friday of the month at our meeting hall that are attended by our brother Knights, their families, and friends.  If you are interested in fellowship with individuals of good will, service that makes a difference, and having fun, we encourage you to attend one of these dinners or one of our meet and greets.  Please contact me or one of the council's other officers if you would like to receive additional information on our activities or if you have questions about membership in our order. 

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My Secret Knight In Shining Armor

LORRAINE V. MURRAY, Commentary

Published: April 23, 2009 night

My husband and I hardly ever keep secrets. We unburden our hearts to each other on our date nights, which occur quite regularly each week.

We have rarely missed a date night during our 26 years of marriage. We relax by the fireplace during winter, and in the warmer months, we head out to the deck. There, we sip wine, have supper and talk. We cover a smorgasbord of topics: his art, my writing, family, near and far, and our faith journeys.

Last night, though, my husband came home with a secret. He was away for the evening, and when I asked him how it had gone, he said, “I can’t say.”

Oddly enough, this response didn’t bother me at all. Instead, it rather thrilled me.

You see, I think men should harbor some secrets from their wives, at least when it comes to devotion to their family, their religion and their country. I think there are things women might not want to know about the weapons our men wield, for example, or the plans they make, as they endeavor to protect us. I also think men sequester secrets in their hearts as they try to become more like Jesus Christ.

Last night my husband became a member of the Knights of Columbus, the largest Catholic fraternal service organization in the world. Its initiation ritual is a well-guarded secret, so I will not ask him again what happened. Instead, I will continue to be delighted that he has taken this step.

The Knights were born in the basement of a church in 1881 in New Haven, Conn., at a time when there was much anti-Catholic prejudice. Gathered together by Father Michael J. McGivney, the group of men vowed to defend their countries, their families and their faith. Today, the Knights boast more than 1.7 million members worldwide.

I knew none of this when I spotted my first Knight at a Confirmation ceremony at St. Thomas More many years ago. I realize this sounds quite superficial, but I was enthralled by the Knights’ manly and medieval appearance. There is something very compelling about a man with a cape, a hat with plumes—and, of course, a sword!

Since then, I have discovered there is much more to these men than meets the eye. The Knights are very family oriented. They visit the sick and the bereaved, and offer excellent insurance policies to help widows and orphans. Devoted to Our Lady, they are an extremely pro-life group, raising money for organizations like Birthright, which helps women in crisis pregnancies keep their children.

During the past decade alone, the Knights have donated nearly $1.2 billion to charity and provided more than 612 million hours of service.

The Knights are men of various sizes, shapes, colors and ages. They are teachers, policemen, computer programmers and laborers. At St. Thomas More, a cheerful crew shows up faithfully to host fish fries during the Fridays in Lent. I’ll admit I’ve grumbled now and then when the fish is too crunchy, but in my heart of hearts, I’m thrilled the men are serving the congregation in a humble and heartfelt way.

What I especially admire is that the Knights defend the solid values of family, traditional Catholicism and country. There is none of this wishy-washy, cafeteria-line approach to faith.

I also like the fact that it is a men-only group. Men need a place to get together, have a beer and maybe shoot some pool—and just be men. They need to find their own definition of what following Jesus means because the masculine tie to Jesus will always be a different flavor from the feminine style. They also need to be real men in a world that too often tries to diminish their masculinity and make everyone unisex.

I’ve always thought of my husband as my knight in shining armor because he rescued me many years ago from a life of loneliness. He also was at my side when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and stayed steadfast and true throughout the difficult months that followed.

That was almost nine years ago, and we have had many fireside suppers since then. I love this man with a great fervor, but I have my own secret to confess: Now that he is a Knight in the service of Jesus Christ, I love him even more.

Lorraine V. Murray's most recent books are "The Abbess of Andalusia: Flannery O'Connor's Spiritual Journey" and "Death in the Choir," a mystery set in Decatur. Artwork is by Jef Murray (www.jefmurray.com).



 
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Thanks to our Worthy District Deputy Frank Moran and everyone else who enabled Atlanta Council 660 to host an outstanding First Degree ceremony on, Sept 21th.  It took a lot of people working behind the scenes to make sure everything ran smoothly. 


 

 
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Thanks to our Worthy District Deputy Frank Moran and everyone else who enabled Atlanta Council 660 to host an outstanding Second Degree ceremony on Wednesday, Sept 21th.  It took a lot of people working behind the scenes to make sure everything ran smoothly. 


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The next Third Degree Exemplificaiton will be held on Saturday September 22th.


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 Service to All!!!  

This Saturday, Atlanta Council 660, will be assisting the Missionaries of Charity with clean up in (waxing their floors) on (roof gutters) and around (yard and garden work) their facility. Please come and enjoy the fellowship and service at their Gift of Grace House, 995 St. Charles Ave., Atlanta, 30306-4221





 
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Council Newsletter for April 2010 

The Council has designed a Newsletter that will be mailed monthly.  Click here  to view the  Council Newsletter for April with letter from the desk of the Grand Knight, Council Calendar for April, as well as other news about the Council.

To view archived newsletters click the links below:

The Newsletter March 2010
The Newsletter February 2010
The Newsletter November 2009
The Newsletter May 2009
The Newsletter April 2009
The Newsletter March 2009



 



Knights Spotlight
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Knights of the Month
Brother Miles McCahey




Family of the Month
Brother Ken Prevost
 

Knight of the Year
Sir Knight Gordon Calley
 

 


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Upcoming Events
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October 12th (
7:00 pm Wednesday)
Business Meeting

October 19th (
7:00 pm Wednesday)
First and Second Degree Exemplificatio

October 21st (
5:00 pm Friday)
Thrid Friday Dinner -Families Welcome


November 9th (
7:00 pm Wednesday)
Business Meeting


November 16th (
7:00 pm Wednesday)
First and Second Degree Exemplification

November 18th (
5:00 pm Friday)
Thrid Friday Dinner Fall STEAK OUT-Families Welcome

December 11th (
2:00pm Sunday)
Council Christmas Party -Families
 
Come on out and have a great spaghetti dinner with your choice of marinara sauce for $6, meat sauce for $7 or baked spaghetti for $8 and $.50 per big meat ball. Having eaten there the last two Wednesdays, I can guarantee you are in for a treat. As usual there will be salad and dessert included. You can come in and order your meal any time between 6:30PM and 7:15PM, at the desk near the back door, and you should still be able to make the normal 8PM meeting time upstairs. Payment will be made to C&A at ordering time via check or cash. Attitude adjustment will be in effect.

 


 
Dinner Menu: (to be announced)

 


 
COME AND JOIN US!!
EASTER EGG HUNT!!

When: Sunday March 28, 2:00 PM
Where: at the Barn.

There will be fun and treats for the kids with a visit from the Easter Bunny.

 


 


 

 
The meeting begins at 7:30 PM. Come and find out how you can help with our catering operations and facility rentals.

 


 
We pray the rosary at 7:30 and the meeting begins at 8:00. Please attend and find out what’s happening in your council in the past and current month. We try to finish by 9:15 pm and enjoy the fraternalism with our Brother Knights.

 


 
On Friday, April 9 we host our Father-Daughter Dinner Dance from 7 to 10 PM. Music will be provided by DJ Joe Hummel. This annual event is a lot of fun for fathers and daughters of all ages. Admission is $20 for each couple ($25 per family maximum with more than one daughter). To reserve your tickets contact PGK Bobby Gannon at (703) 430-5931 or gannonclan@verizon.net.

 


 
We distribute free Tootsie Rolls and accept donations after Vigil Masses at our three parishes. Donations are collected at Giant store (Ashburn Farm) from 10 am - 2 pm. Please click here to sign up for an open time slot.
 
We distribute free Tootsie Rolls and accept donations after Masses at our three parishes. Please click here to sign up for an open time slot.
 
Sunday Breakfast Buffet at the Barn!

Presented by the Good Samaritan Breakfast Team

Sunday, April 11, 2010

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Menu:
Scrambled Eggs
Salsa Eggs
Pancakes
French Toast
Bacon
Sausage
Home Fries
Fruit Cocktail
Cereal
Bread/Bagels/Donuts
Juices/Coffee/Tea

Adults: $7, Children under 12: $3
$30/family (max 5 people)

 
The Agnew and McAllister Duo

CONCERT DETAILS

WHERE:
Knights Of Columbus Good Samaritan Council 401 W Holly Ave. Sterling, VA 20164 703-430-6789

WHEN:
7:30pm. Wednesday April 14th, 2010

TICKETS:
This is a free concert sponsored by Good Samaritan Council 6175. To help defray touring expenses, donations will be greatly appreciated.


Click here to download the flyer.

 


 


 

 



 
Dinner Menu: (to be announced)

 


 
We distribute free Tootsie Rolls and accept donations at Safeway stores (at Broadlands and at Sterling Blvd) from 3 pm - 7 pm. Please click here to sign up for an open time slot.
 
We distribute free Tootsie Rolls and accept donations at Giant stores (at Ashburn Farm and Town Center Plaza, Sterling) and Safeway stores (at Broadlands and Sterling Blvd, Sterling) from 10 am - 6 pm. Please click here to sign up for an open time slot.


 
We distribute free Tootsie Rolls and accept donations at Giant store (at Town Center Plaza, Sterling) and Safeway stores (at Broadlands and Sterling Blvd, Sterling) from 10 am - 6 pm. Please click here to sign up for an open time slot.

 
Dinner Menu: (to be announced)

 



 
Dinner Menu: (to be announced)

 


Come on out for our monthly

"Steak Night"

 

Charcoal Griled NY Strip Steak or Chicken

Baked Potato with sour cream

Green Beans

Tossed Salad

Rolls w/butter 

Dessert

 

Cost: $12 - Steak Dinner

$10 - Chicken Dinner

 

Kids (12 and under)

$5 - Chicken dinner

$3 - Hot Dog dinner




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Knights of Columbus Council #660   2620 Buford Highway, N.E.   Atlanta, Georgia 30324-3110



 
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