News from the Knights of Columbus…
The local Monsignor, Raymond M. Collins Council of the Knights of Columbus, which has served Somers and the surrounding communities from St. Joseph’s Church, recently marked its 43rd Anniversary.
This local arm of the Knights of Columbus shares a common history with the founding of the organization in the basement of St. Mary’s church in New Haven Connecticut in 1882. The longtime meeting place for the Monsignor Raymond Collins Council is Bittner Hall, the basement of St. Joseph’s Church in Croton Falls. In 1970, the inaugural year of the Council, parishioners and original member Knights dug out the space beneath the Church, rendering the “Hall”, where monthly meetings have been held on the fourth Tuesday of every month, ever since.
Steve Rees, Grand Knight, comments, “We are proud and excited about our history and future in the Somers community. We have been busy with several charitable works, this past year, which included providing Coats for Kids, Thanksgiving Turkeys for the Needy, Soles for Souls Shoe Drive, and Food for Families in our Northern Westchester area. We are looking forward to the completion of our new church, which is being built next to Kennedy Catholic High School, off Route 138 in Somers and the welcoming of new Knights as part of our Council.”