District 73


Each State Council is divided into districts which are groupings of several local Councils.  Local Councils are the basic unit of the Knights of Columbus.

Each District is headed by a District Deputy who has been appointed to provide leadership to the Councils in his assigned district. Using examples of faith, charity and good judgement, the District Deputy provides the model for Council officers in the district to follow. The District Deputy strives to set a tone that is open and engaging in order to ensure that his district grows in charitable outreach and membership.

We are in District 73 which at the present time consists of three Councils.  They are Archbishop J.L. Wilhelm Council #1008 in Belleville, St. Charles Council # 10846 just East of Belleville and Fr. John J.V. Buckley Council  #16308 which is located at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Belleville.

The District Deputy of District 73 is Peter Girard who can be contacted at: 613-968-4626 or apgirard@bellnet.com 

The Grand Knight of Council 1008 is Stephen Davis who can be contacted at: 613-473-5220 or psdavis2010@hotmail.com

St. Charles council 10846 serves the parishes of St. Charles Borromeo in Read, Holy Name of Mary in Marysville, St. Vincent’s in Deseronto, St.  Edmund’s in Stoco and St. Carthagh’s in Tweed. The council meets in Read the first Tuesday of each month except July and August. The Grand Knight is Steve Byrne 613-396-5569. Deputy Grand Knight is Ed Durkin 613-396-3672 edjayne05@gmail.com  and the financial secretary is Ron Durkin 613-396-6980 durkin.shadyane@xplornet.ca 

As far back as 1923 the men of Tyendinaga Township showed a keen interest in the Knights of Columbus. That year 5 men joined the Belleville council. More joined in 1925 and 1928.

Recorded at a meeting at Belleville council on March 12, 1946 Father Coyle requested that a council be formed in Read. Interest was high and their own council was realized on April 27, 1946 with 26 members. The first Grand Knight was Henry Larkin.  Unfortunately this council folded in the 1970s.  A new council was formed in 1992 with Ed Durkin as the Grand Knight. This council continues to be very active in the area supporting our parishes and other charities.

The Grand Knight of Council 16308 is Roy Goodridge who can be contacted at: 613-968- 9602 or goodridger@bell.net.

You can visit the website at https://frjohnjvbuckleycouncilcouncil16308.wordpress.com/


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