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Columbianism through Faith & Family


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State Deputy Charles Vagnarelli

State Deputy

Charles J. Vagnarelli

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Supreme Secretary

Michael J. O'Connor, Esq.

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Mission Statement

The Knights of Columbus of Pennsylvania will strive to lead by example and mold by the presence of mind that all life is sacred and comes from God. To encourage by the Practice of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism these ideals we hold true. To stand in Solidarity with our Pope, Bishops and Priests.

State Prayer
"Act of Faith"

O my God, I firmly believe that You are one God in three divine Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I believe that Your divine Son became man, died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because You have revealed them, Who can never deceive nor be deceived.

State Officer Election Results

2018-2020 Fraternal Years
  • Mark Jago
    - State Deputy Elect
  • James Bahm
    - State Secretary Elect
  • Jospeh Paoletti
    - State Treasurer Elect
  • Lawrence Barkowski
    - State Advocate Elect
  • Bernard Butkera
    - State Warden Elect

Additional information will be posted soon.

2018 Convention Press Release

Education Foundation Grant

Education Foundation grant instructions and application can be found here:
Grant Rules    Grant Application

New 4th Degree Drill Manual

A new version is available on Supreme Council's website.
Click here for details

Ultrasounds do save lives.

From an ultrasound site in the Pittsburgh Chapter:
We have had 22 visits so far this month with 100% of clients initially classified as abortion minded or abortion vulnerable. We can say that 100% of our clients have chosen life so far this year!
Thanks for your part in making this happen, you're all a blessing!

New Supreme Incentinve for Recruiters

Check out the details.

New Deadline for 4th Degree Uniform

The deadline for implementing the use of the new Fourth Degree uniform has been extended to June 30, 2019. MORE INFO

Star Coucil Incentive for Councils

Check out the details.

Known Website Issue

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Awards & Scholarship Winners

Award Winners

Scholarship Winners

End of Year Deadlines

We have one more month remaining in the fraternal year and I know that we are working hard to finish strong to achieve our goals. I wanted to give you advance notice that the cut off date/time for processing all Form 100 membership applications will be 12:00 Noon on June 30.

Please make every effort to get your Form 100 (membership documents) in earlier than 6/30, but the cut off time for having your Form 100's included in your June 2018 numbers is 12:00 Noon on 6/30.

Circle of Honor and Star Council Safe Environment Requirement
Fraternal Year 2017-2018

To be eligible for the Circle of Honor Level I/ Level II or Pinnacle Award in the United States and Canada, state councils must be fully compliant with applicable safe environment requirements. This means that the state deputy must complete the Praesidium safe environment training, and the state youth director and state Squires chairman must complete both the training and a background check. 
To be eligible for Star Council, Double Star and Triple Star awards in the United States and Canada, councils must be fully compliant with applicable safe environment requirements. This means that the grand knight must complete the Praesidium safe environment training, and the council youth director must complete both the training and a background check. If the council sponsors a Columbian Squires circle, the council Squires chairman and all circle counselors must complete the training and background checks. 

For more information on the Knights of Columbus Safe Environment Program, please visit Questions regarding this award policy may be directed to the Fraternal Mission Department at 203-752-4270 or Questions regarding safe environment program compliance of state or local Knights of Columbus councils may be directed to the Office of Youth Protection at 203-800-4940 or

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