Grand Knight's Report

I want you to know how honored I am to serve as your Grand Knight. With your help and working together we can accomplish many new projects.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the outgoing officers for their hard work and dedication to our council. All officers involved did an outstanding job. I know our future officers will do as well. We really need to encourage new members to join our council and I know we can accomplish that goal. If you know someone who would make a good candidate, maybe a friend or family member or someone who you see in church, just ask them to join us.

Installation of Officers will be July 17th at 7:00pm.

We will also have a Highway Clean up on July 21st. Volunteers are needed please contact Matt Meyer.

An early reminder to mark August 5th on your calendar. This will be our Council Family picnic from noon to 3. All council members of 554 and Navarre Council 5582, Columbian Ladies Guild, Social Members, and their families and our member’s widows are welcome.

Please pray for healing for Msgr. Kolp who was in a serious auto accident. Also, please pray the rosary daily for each and everyone of us, our families, our nation and the world.

"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Massillon Council 554 meets on the second and fourth Tuesday, at 7:00 PM at the Knights of Columbus hall. In lieu of the fourth Tuesday meeting, there will be a social gathering. The Officers and Trustees of the council meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM.

Council 554 is also a member of the Stark County Chapter Knights of Columbus and attend their meetings on the second Thursday of every month, except December.

Council 554 also publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, which is mailed to every member.

The following activities and programs are conducted annually by Council 554 and held at our Knights of Columbus hall:

  • Hot Lunch Program for the needy every Wednesday from 10:45AM to 12:00PM
  • First and Second Degrees held frequently, conducted by the councils own degree teams
  • Family Picnic on the first Sunday in August
  • Children's Halloween Party in October
  • Memorial Mass on the fourth Tuesday in November
  • Children's Christmas Party in December
  • New Year's Eve Party on December 31
  • Basketball Free-Throw Contest in January (for boys and girls age 9 to 14)
  • Anniversary Dinner in January
  • Past Grand Knights Recognition Dinner in spring
  • Children's Easter Egg Hunt
  • "Excellence in Religion" Awards, for area youths presently in April
  • Sponsor's numerous Bloodmobile Drives throughout the year
  • Fraternal Night Party for members and wives, on fourth Tuesday in June
  • Various service projects for local parishes (Round Table Program)

  • Massillon Council 554 takes an active part in the Ohio State Council Knights of Columbus Service Program contest. In addition, the members of Council 554 take an active part in Supreme Council's "Surge with Service" program. Both promote and encourage service activities for Council, Church, Community, Family and Youth.

    Massillon Knights Foundation Bingo - every Monday at the K of C Hall. Doors open at 4:30 PM. Bingo begins at 7:00 PM. One Package (9 ons) - $12.00, 2nd Package - $3.00, 3rd,4th & 5th each add $2.00