The Web Site will give you a glimpse of what the Knights of Columbus are all about. You will see some of the St. Charles Knights in action, you will find out the programs they support and we will give you a chance to help if you would like. If you are a young man, or not a young man, but a catholic male that wants to grow more in his faith, then we will help you when you join us. The Knights four principles are Charity, Unity, Fraternity, Patriotism.
Go to the Council's "Photo Gallery" to see some of the Council's Projects.
If you are interested in joining, use this link, "Knights of Columbus", or send us an e-mail by using the "Contact Us" link above. Check out the Video below.
Joining your local council of the Knights of Columbus can change your life. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to strengthen your parish, give back to your community, grow in your faith and gain exclusive access to our portfolio of top-quality insurance products to financially protect your family. Councils conduct many programs that support your parish and community including:
Various prayer and Eucharistic adoration programs.
Participating in the Coats for Kids and Food for Families programs.
Encouraging and financially supporting vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
But joining your local council does not mean that you need to sacrifice quality time with your family. In fact, volunteering an hour here or an hour there with your family can make an enormous impact in your life and in the lives of others.
If you’re interested in helping those in need in your parish and community, strengthening your parish and familial relationships, growing in your faith, and gaining exclusive access to top-quality insurance protection for you and your family, then joining your local Knights of Columbus council gives you the way to achieve these goals.
Watch the video below. It might answer some questions. If you are interested and have more questions, please use the "Contact Us" link above. We will get back to you.
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. This means that an applicant or member accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.
Father Dominic T. Couturier, 41, is the son of Thomas (Member of Council #2084) and Roberta Couturier. He has five siblings: Jonathan, Nathan, Jacob, Monique and Mark. He is a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Grand Rapids and grew up in Greenville where he attended St. Charles Borromeo Parish. He attended Davenport University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2004. He worked at Couturier Iron Craft Inc. until entering the seminary in 2014.
Father Dominic received his Master of Divinity from the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois, in spring 2020. He completed his pastoral internship at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Norton Shores and St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Muskegon, under the mentorship of Father Charles Hall. He was ordained a transitional deacon on May 18, 2019 and ordained a priest on June 6, 2020.
Father Dominic will celebrate his Mass of Thanksgiving at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 7, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1935 Plymouth Ave. SE, Grand Rapids.
Bishop Walkowiak has announced that following ordination, effective July 1, Father Dominic is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Robert of Newminster Parish in Ada.
Father Dominic is one of the Seminarians that St. Charles Council #2084 supported.
A tradition of the Council is to give a gift of some kind to newly ordained priest that the Council has supported. The Council asked Father what he could use and he chose a large cross. During the August meeting the Council gave Fr. Dominic that cross. Fr. sent us a picture of where he wanted the Cross to be placed. Fr. has an altar where he says Mass Daily and you can see the Cross.