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 May has arrived this is always such a beautiful month spring in full bloom makes you look forward to every new day, I ask you to please read this newsletter. There are so many things going on at our council and with the foundation I am sure there are things happening that you will want to get involved in.

May is the month of our Blessed Mother Mary the Queen of Heaven no one except the Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit is greater than her. She never fails to respond to her children her love for us is unending. Her son never refuses her anything so turning to her as our advocate is assurance that we will be heard. This Easter Sunday was for all Christians the answer to Gods promise to us that his son would conquer sin and death. May the joy of our Lord and Savior’s victory live with us every day. As Knights, we are asked to live our Catholic faith in words and works. Your council has done an outstanding job living this every day. We reach out to our community to those in need through our programs we do all year long. A special thanks to our Deputy Grand Knight Bob Pittinger. He has done an outstanding job as the program director Thanks Bob! We still need new members so please if you know of any Catholic gentleman who is not a council member please ask him to join us in serving God and our fellow sisters and brothers.

I would like to leave you with a quote from St Augustine take care of your body as if you were going to live forever and take care of your soul as if you’re going to die tomorrow.

As always please pray the Rosary especially in the month of May the most powerful tool we have against sin and evil. May you all feel Christ's peace in you and your family’s life. Kyrie Eleison for all of this troubled world.

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