Knights of Columbus Council 1036

Welcome to the Knights of Columbus (K of C), Philip H. Sheridan Council 1036, serving Ellsworth, Maine and other areas in Hancock County.  We meet on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Ellsworth Parish Hall. 


We are pleased and proud to announce receipt of the Maine State Council award for outstanding community service for our To Warm a Winter's Night fundraiser.  Please see our Outreach page for more information.


The Knights of Columbus (K of C) is the largest Catholic men’s organization in the world. Our mission is to serve and support the church and our pastor in religious and parish activities.  St. Joseph Parish is represented by the Philip H. Sheridan Council 1036, which was chartered September 4, 1905.

The Knights organize a variety of fundraising events throughout the year, including, pancake breakfasts, fish fries and special event dinners.  The proceeds from these community events are used to help support a seminarian from the Diocese and to provide financial support for the Emmaus Homeless Shelter. For more detail, click on our Outreach tab.


All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles:

Charity - Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.

Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.

Fraternity – The Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do individual Knights, who last year gave more than 10 million hours of their time to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families. In the Knights of Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another.
Patriotism - Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens.  We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing fup for both.  Whether it's in public or private, the Knights remind the world that that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizons.

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