Recent Updates
  • Members who move should notify the financial secretary of new address. Those who move just for the winter season need to notify the financial secretary of address change as well as departure and return dates.

The dues statements are in the mail. Please return them promptly.
I need help in locating the following Knights. I do not have good addresses for them. If you know their address or how I could get in contact with them it would be greatly appreciated.

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Thank You
Tim Paul
Financial Secretary, Council 554

Michael Chapis Anthony Fulmer James Guarendi Robert Kerschenske
Michael King Michael Manhart Ronald Murray W Todd Ostapack
Paul Rohrer Timothy Shark Gary Wilhelm

Grand Knight's Report

Well March has arrived and along with it the beginning of Lent. The season of Lent is a wonderful time to renew our faith life. Christ gave all for us because he so loved us I believe we can take the 40 days of Lent leading up to the greatest event the world will ever know the resurrection of our Lord and SAVIOR Jesus Christ and use them for renewal acts of charity towards our fellow man and women. Maybe instead of giving something up for Lent maybe doing something for others may be a good way of honoring our Lords sacrifice for each and every person on this earth.

We had our 200 club dinner on Friday February 18th and I believe everyone had a good time. A special thanks to Terry and her staff for a wonderful meal and outstanding service.

We will be holding a recruitment drive at all three parishes on March 18th and 19th. You can help us in this effort by asking someone you know to join our council we really could use your help.

Please read this newsletter and support the council and the foundation in all the events going on all month. Please make an effort to make a council meeting we would love to see you.

My quote of the month is by Paul Tillich. The first duty of love is to listen. This really makes sense. As always please pray the rosary a wonderful devotion especially during Lent. Kyrie Eleison on our families our church and our nation.

Financial Secretary

The dues statements were mailed in January. Please return them promptly.

I need help in locating the following Knights. I do not have good addresses for them. If you know their address or how I could get in contact with them it would be greatly appreciated.

Michael Chapis, Anthony Fulmer, James Guarendi, Robert Kerschenske, Michael King, Michael Manhart, Ronald Murray, W Todd Ostapack, Timothy Shark, and Gary Wilhelm.

My email is Thank You.

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 third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 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