Knights of Columbus

Fr. Francis X. Borrano/Fr. Joseph Gallagher Council 11369

Purpose: A group of Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism and defense of the priesthood.


Our communities need strong Catholic men to answer the call to lead with faith, protect our families, serve others, and defend our values. For over one hundred years, Knights of Columbus have done exactly that, standing up for the Church, serving the least among us, and strengthening our parishes and families. Eligible Catholic men can now join the Knights of Columbus online in a simple, streamlined process. As a member, you join a worldwide community of nearly two million men who stand together. Men have a duty to lead, protect, serve and defend. The world needs more committed, unified Catholic men to answer the call. Will you answer? Visit to learn more about the many benefits of membership in the Knights of Columbus.

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Providing beverages for the Saint Michael Parish Picnic is an annual tradition for the Knights.

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Council 11369 Grand Knight Vic Buente hands Father Terry a check from some of the proceeds of the annual Cash Bonanza Charity Raffle ticket sale, where Knights sell chances in a statewide raffle, and up to 90-percent of the ticket sale money comes back to the council for charitable purposes.

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Knights assist Gleaner's Foodbank and the Mahoning County Veteran's Service Commission in handing out food items to thousands at the Canfield Fairgrounds just before Thanksgiving in the year of the pandemic 2020. Food assistance is one of the key activities of our council.

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Deputy Grand Knight Miros Maszczak, Bella Executive Director Tia Ciferno, and Financial Secretary Tom Moran present a 3D/4D ultrasound machine to Bella in Niles for use in their ministry. The organization provides women with options to abortion, even showing them clear and crisp images of the life that exists in their unborn child.