Knights of Columbus
Council 6700
P.O. Box 550266
Gastonia, N.C. 28055-0266

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Welcome to the Knights of Columbus St Gregory Council 6700 website. This is our home on the Internet.
Here you will find the latest news and information about us. Please take a moment to visit the online Calendar
for upcoming events and our News page for featured articles. We hope you enjoy your visit and encourage you
to check back often for updates.

Council 6700 received their charter from the Supreme Council on June 1, 1975. The council has met at St.
Michael's since its inception, at first at the school and presently at the Parish Center. During the council's first
year of LAMB they collected $2,968.00. The best year was 1991 when $21,728.00 was collected. The total
council collections through 2010 is well over $400,000.00.

The council's first major council activity was the restoration of St. Joseph's Church in Mt. Holly. St. Joseph is
the oldest Catholic Church in the state and had not been occupied for many years. Members refurbished
gravesites and other Church related properties.
After the work was completed the Bishop held a Mass at the
church. Since then Council 11076 has been keeping the Church in repair.

On June 1, 2010 the council celebrates its 39th anniversary.

The St. Gregory Council is located at St Michael's Church, at 708 St. Michael Lane in Gastonia, N.C. You can
contact the Grand Knight at Contact Us .

Business meetings are held the 1st Monday of the month at 7:30pm in the Parish Center at St. Michael’s
Catholic Church located at 708 St. Michaels Lane, Gastonia, NC and our monthly socials are held on the
3rd Saturday of each month following the 5 PM Mass in the same place as the business meeting

The Knights of Columbus is a charitable, fraternal organization of Catholic men, 18 or older. The main
characteristics are charity both in terms of dollars and time, unity, fraternity and patriotism. The Knights
of Columbus is the worlds largest lay Catholic family service organization. As their forebears did more
than a century ago, today’s Knights and their families stand shoulder to shoulder in support of one another.
Through their charity and the examples of their lives, they stand in service to all as witnesses to the Good
News of the Gospel.

Although the Order is a “can-do” organization, its scopes and the role it plays on the world stage surprise
people. They are amazed to learn that in the year 2000 Knights the world over combined to give more than
57 million hours of volunteer service and more than $116 million to a wide range of Church, community and
charitable activities and programs. This was a record in both categories dating from the time statistics were
first kept in 1977.

Most recently, through its $1.3 million Heroes Fund, the Knights of Columbus granted $3,000 to the families
of each of the fire fighters, law enforcement officers and emergency services personnel who lost their lives in
the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. The aid was given immediately – the first check
was hand- delivered just days after the tragedy – and regardless of faith or membership in the Order.

In the wake of the tragedy too the Order established an annual “Blue Mass” in honor of law enforcement,
fire and emergency service personnel – those “Everyday Heroes” who risk their lives in service to our communities.

Examples of what the Knights do – day in and day out – abound. For example, the Order funds the satellite
uplinks necessary to broadcast papal messages and ceremonies, especially at Christmas and Easter,
throughout the world. The Knights paid the cost of the restoration of façade of St. Peter’s Basilica. The Order
financed the restoration of the Maderno Atrium which leads to the Holy Door that is opened by the pope at the
beginning of a Holy Year – the most recent being Jubilee 2000 held to usher in the third Christian millennium.

The Holy Father also receivers each year a contribution from the Order for his personal charities. The contribution
comes from the interest earned on the $20 million Vicarius Christi (Vicar of Christ) fund. Each year the interest
earned from this fund is presented to the pope. Since it was established in 1982 nearly $30 million has been
provided to His Holiness.

The World Youth Days celebrated by the Holy Father every two years since 1987 have benefited from major
funding and participation by the Order. At the World Youth Day in Toronto in 2002 the Reconciliation site in
Duc in Altum Park was sponsored by a $1 million gift from the Knights of Columbus














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