Father Jacob Chelamootil

175 Windsor Drive, Brockville, ON, K6V 3H8

Phone: (613) 342-5095

Council 1049 Announcements:

Next General Meeting:

Thursday, October 10, 2019

@ 7:00 p.m.

Come and support your Council.

All meetings are held at St. John Bosco Church unless otherwise noted.

Welcome to Knights of Columbus Council 1049!

Our Council encompasses members from the Parishes of St. Francis Xavier and St. John Bosco in Brockville, Ontario. As a Fraternity of Catholic Gentlemen, we provide service to our church and the broader community. Click here for more information about Council 1049.

Our Order was founded on the principals of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. Officially chartered in 1882, the Knights of Columbus now has 1.8 million members and more than 14,000 councils worldwide. Read our newsletters to see what we do in the community.

Special Events

Council 1049 has held many special community activities over the years. Some of the recently sponsored events include: Ham & Turkey Raffle, St. Patrick's Day Dance, Priests Appreciation Dinner, Flower Planting in the St. Francis Cemetery, Blood Donor Clinics, andmusical concerts.


Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Read all about it in Council 1049 Knightly News!

No newsletters issued from July 2010 - August 2011, or since 2016.

Our Order

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, fraternity and patriotism.

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 more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 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 and Saipan.

Council 1049 List of Officers:

Grand Knight:                  John McGeough

Chaplain:                           Fr. Jacob Chelamootil

Deputy Grand Knight:   Scott MacDermott

Chancellor:                        S/K Jack McNamee

Treasurer:                          S/K Rick Fraser

Financial Secretary:        S/K James MacKenzie

Recorder:                           Richard Zabloski

Warden:                             S/K Tim Glashan

Inside Guard:                    S/K Jack Bolger

Outside Guard:                Stewart Glashan

Third Trustee:                   S/K Matt Wren

Second Trustee:               J.P. Chapdelaine

First Trustee:                     S/K Marc Dennis

Advocate:                          S/K Joe Frendo-Cumbo

Lecturer:                            T.B.A.

Welcome to Fr. Thomas J. Larkin Assembly 1893!

All Knights of Columbus are offered the opportunity to elevate to the Fourth degree within the order. While retaining membership in their respective local Councils, Fourth degree Knights may join their Area Assembly to work with brothers from four other councils in the District.

A Message from your Fourth Degree brothers:

It has been said that great things have been done for love of country, but the greatest things have been done for the love of God and country.

As members of the fourth degree of the Knights of Columbus, we are committed to the preservation of the Catholic Church, the order, and many nations where the Knights of Columbus are serving to preserve peace.

Fourth degree Knights foster patriotism by teaching responsibility in civic and national affairs. We are the visible arm of the Catholic Church; you often see us dressed in regalia at major events. We work for peace and human dignity.

The tuxedo, chapeau, cape and sword are worn to symbolize Christian knighthood. The sword is carried in reverence to church, Eucharist, country and freedom.

If the sanctity of life, family values and true religious freedom are to survive, then we need to all members to elevate to the third degree and consider completing their journey to Knighthood by joining the Fourth degree.

Vivat Jesus.

Len Libitz - former Faithful Navigator (deceased)

Father Thomas J. Larkin Assembly 1893

Interested in joining the Knights of Columbus?

Click here to take a look at some of what we do locally.

Then email us!  The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization of Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life. Our members can avail themselves of many different insurance policy options.

Fraternal Insurance Agent is Mr. Marc L. Madore, CHS, CLU, Ch.FC, CFP.

Check out our local Council 1049 newsletters.

Check out the Knights of Columbus provincial website.

Check out the Knights of Columbus official international website.

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