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

July and summer has arrived. We are also starting a new fraternal year. I would like to thank all the officers who put in all the hard work this last year to make our year successful. These jobs require a lot of time and effort and I thank everyone for helping me. Without them I would have been lost.

I am honored to be reelected for a second term. Thank you so much. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Pat and Joe Turchiano for their service to our council for this past year. Unfortunately, due to family obligations they will not be able to continue in their positions.

Please read this newsletter for all the wonderful things going on at your council. As a council, we are getting involved in the Court Angel program a volunteer program through the Stark County Probate Court. Serving the most vulnerable residents in our area. If you would like some information on the program please contact any officer of the council. This is a wonderful opportunity to be in service to others.

In closing I would like to remind all of us that our faith asks us to reach out to our fellow sisters and brothers who are in need. I have a quote by an unknown author:” It’s of no use to sit up and take notice if we just keep sitting.” As always please pray your Rosary. Our Savior and his Blessed Mother are always there to help us. KYRIE ELEISON on all of us. Pax

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