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The Melrose Council is a fraternal group of people
dedicated to serving those less fortunate

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From helping children in need, providing support for the physically disabled to helping to stock food banks, the Knights has been at the service of the communities in which we live and the needy around the world for more than 127 years

Knights of Columbus James Mooney scholarship

The recipients are selected by the St. Mary’s upper school teachers based on their academics, effort, service and living by Catholic values. Last year and going forward, we named the scholarships in honor of Jim Mooney who passed away in 2017. Jim Mooney was a devoted member of St. Mary's parish and a long-standing member of the Melrose K of C Council #128 for 45 years. Jim held many officer positions, including Grand Knight, and was a close friend of many of the Knights.

Jim was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, retiring in 1972 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Jim received many accolades throughout his military career, including the Army Commendation Medal, the Bronze Star, and the Meritorious Service Medal. But most importantly, Jim was a dedicated family man devoted to his wife Claire and their family. The Knights wanted to honor Jim for his many years of service to his country and community, and for his commitment to helping others through the Knights of Columbus. Jim was also a strong supporter of these scholarships to St. Mary’s graduates.

Dean and I sincerely thank all the Knights for their work throughout the year, especially from the concerts and other fundraising events to make this special night happen. We should all be proud of the work we do as Knights and we wish Cole and Celia all the best in high school.

Vivat Jesus!
-Brian and Dean

About our Council

The Melrose Council works hard to support the people of Melrose and the surrounding communities through charity fundraising, volunteerism and compassionate care for those less fortunate. We are always looking for additional members who share our interest in a better community for all. Please consider joining our Council.

How to Join

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. For more information please follow the link below.

Our Officers

The Melrose Council has many dedicated people who help run the Council. For a full list of officers, please click the button below.

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