Olde St Thomas Council 11051
Knights of Columbus

Glen Mills, Pa

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Olde St Thomas Council

We are Knights of Columbus Council #11051. Our meetings are typically held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month in the social hall of St Thomas the Apostle Church located at 430 Valleybrook Rd, Glen Mills PA. We are men of faith and men of action.

From the moment our founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. Today, the Knights of Columbus has over 15 thousand councils and nearly 2 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, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea. We provide annual charitable donations of over $175 million and more than 73.5 million hours of service.

If you’d like to be a part of an international organization of Catholic men whose principal work involves helping others in need, we'd very much like to meet you! Contact us at: [email protected].

What We Do

KofC Sponsored Events and Awards

  • Bi-annual “Cook” to make meat sauce for donation to local soup kitchens

    • Cook 800 pounds of ground beef

    • Combine beef with 180 gallons tomato sauce, onions and cheese; cook to 170 degrees

    • Package, freeze, and deliver sauce to two area soup kitchens:
      - Saint Francis Inn (Philadelphia, PA)
      - Emanuel Dining Room (Wilmington, DE)

    • Provides enough sauce for 10,000 meals to those in need

  • Annual Scholarship for an 8th grade boy and girl planning to attend a Catholic High School

  • Educational Support: Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest & Catholic Citizenship Award

  • Blood Drives (coordinate and manage several times per year in social hall)

  • Youth Sporting Events: Free Throw Championship & Soccer Challenge

  • Family / Person of the Year (selected from all St Thomas parishioners, typically not KofC council member)

  • Get Out the Vote (leading up to Presidential elections)

  • PennDOT "Adopt-A-Highway" program
    (sponsored 3-mile stretch along Valleybrook Road from Baltimore Pike to Concord Road. Council members, students, family members, and parishioners help in collecting and disposing of hundreds of tons of trash)

St Thomas the Apostle School Support

  • Pancake Breakfast (annual event supporting STA School 8th grade class where we cook pancakes & sausage; students seat and serve attendees)

  • Harvest Festival (annual STA School event school where we cook hamburgers & hot dogs)

  • Ushers and bartenders for STA School fund raisers

  • Many sizable building fund donations, bought and maintained soccer net, etc.

 

KofC Fund Raisers

St Thomas the Apostle Church & Community Support

  • Honor guard and ushers at STA 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies

  • Hospitality Sunday (host monthly event for parishioners after mass in social hall)

  • 5th Sunday Rosary recitation

  • Provide materials for church library

  • Billy Mock Run (provide grill for hamburger and hot dog sales)

  • Purchased, installed, and dedicated “Monument to the Unborn” located in the St Thomas the Apostle Church cemetery

  • Purchased and maintain outdoor Nativity scene, replaced metal screens in the church Men’s room, numerous Friends of Old St Thomas and other building fund donations, etc.

  • Silver Rose Prayer Services and Pilgrimage
    (promotes the dignity of all human life and honors Our Lady of Guadalupe)

  • Cash donation and ongoing support for annual bus ride to March for Life in Washington DC

  • Cash donations and support for St Thomas the Apostle fund raisers

  • Cash donations for local organizations and individuals in need including Seminarian support, Mother's Home, Sisters of Mercy, and emergency / disaster relief funds


   

Olde St Thomas Council - Glen Mills, Pa