If you'd like to be a part of the good works we do, click here to learn about how to become a member. We'd love to have you!


Sat. Nov. 2nd:  700 AM  Monthly Men's Discussion Group.  Non-members welcomed!

Nov. 2nd & 3rd:   St. Bart's Tootsie Roll Drive after all Masses for children and adults with disabilities.


The Knights of Columbus are committed to protecting and defending the dignity of all human life, religious liberty and the family.

A Missionary “Spring” in the Church...

Pope Francis' Monthly Prayer Intentions 

For the month of  October, 2019


K of C College Scholarship

The Knights of Columbus 2019 College Scholarship program is now closed.  Congratulations to our Scholarship recipients, Marianna Jantzen and Andrew Thompson.  Our 2020 Scholarship Program will reopen in the Spring.

New On-Line Membership


Now you can join the Knights of Columbus on-line without joining a specific council.  This new membership option gives you many of the benefits of a traditional member with the option to upgrade to a full council membership at any time.

2018 Star Council Award

In December 2018, The Needham Knights of Columbus Fr, Daniel J. Kennedy Council #1611 was honored to receive the Star Council Award.  Pictured at left is Former State Deputy Paul O'Sullivan (c) presenting the award to current Grand Knight Paul Deeley (r), and Membership Director Ron Hadley (l).  

The Star Council Award recognizes outstanding achievement in membership, insurance and service program activities. In order to earn the Star Council Award, a council must qualify for the Father McGivney, Founder’s, and Columbian Awards.

We are honored to be counted among the select group of councils who have received this recognition.

Support Our Catholic Schools

Helping cancer patients

We are blessed to have two outstanding Catholic schools here in Needham.  In a town with strong public schools, our Catholic schools offer an environment which is an academic match, but add an essential element to the education of our children: Faith.  The teachings of our faith are woven into the fabric of everyday life at our schools.  They inspire our children to reflect the Goodness God has instilled in them as his precious children, and that all people are gifted with a human dignity which is bestowed upon them by God.  As such we are called to love and care for one another as Jesus loves and cares for us.

Wall Street Journal Article: "The Catholic School Difference"  Click Here

Our Namesake

The brief but extraordinary life of Fr. Daniel J. Kennedy is chronicled in this inspiring book written by the person who knew him best, his father.  Fr. Dan continues to touch hearts and turn people towards Christ through this down to earth story.  Net proceeds from the sale of this book go to scholarships for local seminarians, which Fr. Dan would have loved! 

A Sample of Amazon Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars - God's Shooting Star

As a committed Catholic, with Irish and Boston roots, I found this book deeply meaningful. Every page filled me with profound appreciation, admiration, and respect for Fr. Dan. His life is a clarion call to deeper faith and the commitment that should accompany it. This is, when all's said and done, the moving account of a normal man on the fast lane to sainthood-- achieved far too quickly in view of those who knew and loved him. This book will make you wish you were among that select group....

click the above image to buy the book on Amazon

Catholic Humor

One of God's great gifts is humor.  And the ability to laugh at yourself, your faults, your struggles, even your crosses is an important part of life.  Humor can also be a very effective way to make a point.  We will share a few laughs in this space, and hope you find a smile, a bit of encouragement, or even some inspiration from some pretty well known folks.  It's always good to see our faith on public display in a joyful light.  Enjoy!

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