The Suffield Knights of Columbus Council 6281 are neighbors in your community. They are your friends, fathers, brothers, sons and uncles. The Suffield Knights contribute both their time and funds to the support local organizations and the youth of the greater Suffield area through our fundraising and volunteer activities including Suffield Emergency Aid Association, Enfield Loaves and FishesSuffield Foundation for Excellent Schools, local veterans organizations, Suffield Little League, Aces High Robotics Club and local Boy Scouts. The Suffield Knights not only assist those in the community, but also help to develop community while meeting the core principles of charity, unity and fraternity. Council 6281 also support both local parishes in Suffield, CT - Sacred Heart and St. Joseph's

History of Knights of Columbus

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to  15,342 councils and 1.9 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea. Suffield Knights of Columbus Council 6281 are an active member of this organization.

More information on the Knights can be found through contacting the Supreme and CT State councils.