Council #5780

KofC Supreme State Council

Sacred Heart KofC Council
      St. Margaret Church      Madison, CT  

Welcome to Council #5780, we are 150 members strong, are located in Madison CT and affiliated with St Margaret Church.

The Knights of Columbus provide Catholic men and their families a means to form friendships forged in service.  We dedicate our time to serving those in need of support, whether a person to talk to, financial support or a helping hand. We have a variety of programs which you can search on this site. This programing changes as interests of our membership shift, but it always come back to helping people in need and rewarding role model behavior.

Above all we are there to support our Church and Community, Members and their Families.

If you would be interested in joining our council please email the Grand Knight at

Our council meets the 3rd Tues of the month at 7pm in the church hall during the following months: Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May.  We typically hold social events in the summer, such as dinner at the surf club which is bring your own picnic dinner.

Celebrating Veterans

Each year in November, we celebrate the people who have sacrificed their time, energy and lives to protect our freedom - please take a momement to watch this video celebrating our veterans.  Our council runs two very special active duty/veteran programs - Operation American Soldier and Boots to Suites - explained below




Pope Francis

We have added the Vatican news feed to our site, so that you can get Papel news directly from the source. Pope Francis has quickly become an iconic leader on the world state and the Press is hanging on his every word and action, sometimes interpreting his message and synthesizing into news bytes - this is an important time in our Church, it appears as there is as much questioning going on internally as externally, diversify your information sources about the direction of our church, don't just get pulled into what a reporter interprets, seek the truth from the source, talk to your Priest. This news feed can help you start that quest for the truth.


The election of Pope Francis - the first pope from the American hemisphere -highlights the fact that America is the continent of baptized Christians, and a place of central importance to the faith today. PopeFrancis is well known also for his emphasis on charity - the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. Both in our efforts for evangelization and in our charitable work, we will strive with him to bring the light of Christ to the people of our continent during his historic pontificate.



History of the Knights of Columbus

Late-19th century Connecticut was marked by the growing prevalence of fraternal benefit societies, hostility toward Catholic immigrants and dangerous working conditions in factories that left many families fatherless. Recognizing a vital, practical need in his community, Father Michael J. McGivney, the 29-year-old assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn., gathered a group of men at his parish on Oct. 2, 1881. He proposed establishing a lay organization, the goal of which would be to prevent Catholic men from entering secret societies whose membership was antithetical to Church teaching, to unite men of Catholic faith and to provide for the families of deceased members.

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

There are over 1.8 million members of the Knights of Columbus around the world, visit the KofC website to learn about the worldwide organization. In Madison Connecticut the local Knights of Columbus (KofC) Council is affiliated with St Margaret Church. Our Council is based in Madison but covers activities throughout the Connecticut Shoreline

Knights of Columbus Insurance Program

Since our founding in 1882, the primary mission of the Knights of Columbus has been to protect families from the financial ruin caused by the death of the breadwinner.

In the beginning, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney and his fellow Knights “passed the hat” to benefit widows and orphans.

From that humble start, the Order has grown to include top-rated life insurance, long-term care insurance and retirement products.

 With more than $92 billion of insurance in force and a full-time field force of more than 1,400 serving our members and their families, we are proudly fulfilling Fr. McGivney’s vision.

The best way to learn about our products is by arranging a visit with a local field agent. Your agent can custom design an insurance program to meet your current needs, help you plan for the future or simply explain the many fraternal benefits that come with membership. To contact the agent in your area, use our convenient Find An Agent feature.

To learn more about insurance or our products please contact our Field Agent

Dan Daley, FICF

Knights of Columbus

Field Agent

Phone: (203)804-2046


Operation American Soldier

Thank You St. Margaret Parish!

On Behalf of the Knights of Columbus, we would like to thank our parishioners and community for the overwhelming support of our 5th Annual Operation American Soldier Memorial Day Drive.  This effort to support our war zone deployed service people was again a tremendous success.  We were able to ship over 80 large boxes of supplies that we may take for granted but our service people are so appreciative of.  As important as those supplies are we also enclosed numerous “Thank You” letters from adults and children expressing appreciation for the sacrifices our service people are making for our country.  These notes and letters give them a heartfelt feeling of home.


Tootsie Roll Drive - Support for people with intellectual disabilities

Each year the Knights of Columbus have a national campaing called the "Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities" also nicknamed the Tootsie Roll Drive, members of local council such as Council 5780 in Madison stand outside Churches, Fairs and Store to raise awareness about Intellectual Disabilities along with funds that are donated at the local level back to organizations aligned to our mission, such as Sarah and Vista. We are proud to be able to pride this small donation, that in some way will support your mission.


Council Activities

The Sacred Heart Council, in Madison CT. have a variety of activities which continue to evolve and grow based on the sponsorship of our members. If a member can pull together several Brother Knights and the activity is alighed with our mission and values our membership enthusiastically supports the effort. Examples of these activities are:

Church Community Council Family Youth Pro-Life
24 Hour Adoration Tootsie Roll Drive -Special Needs Kids Knights Mass Parish Picnic College and High School Scholarships Tootsie Roll Drive
Ushers Habitat for Humanity Craft Fair Simple Supper SMYLE Coat Drive

Pro-Life Mass

Parish Council Operation American Soldier St Patrick Dinner Dance Family to Family Alter Server training

Rosary March For Life

Alter Server Training & Coordination ABC Bike Repair

Family to Family
Color Guard Estate Planning Seminar SMYLE Habitat Day  

Special Thank You

Each year   recived tremdous support from parishiners and for that we are eternally greatful.  A special thankyou goes out to the local businesses and organizaitons that support our many programs each year.

We would like to provide a special thanks to D&M Storage in Clinton CT - Mike and Donna Galwey have been very helpful to us across many progams working with us on transportation via their UHaul Rental business for: Operation American Soldier; Boots to Suites; Family to Family - St Francis/.St Rose of Lima and Family to Family St Martin de Porres.

Recently Mike Piccone met with Mike Galwey to present him with a plaque showing our appreciation.