Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with over 1.7 million members worldwide. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people. Our guiding principles are Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Come join an organization that fills your heart and mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference.

Upcoming Events

Knights of Columbus Basketball Free Throw Competition

All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the annual Knights of Columbus Basketball Free Throw local level of competition hosted by Msgr. Michael A. Carey Council #6650.

The competition will be held on Saturday January 20, 2018 at Archangel Hall at St. Michael’s Parish, 804 High House Road in Cary.   There is no cost and participants do not have to be Catholic.

Competitors ages 9, 10, and 11 (boys and girls) will use a women’s-regulation size basketball and shoot from a 12-foot foul line.  Girls ages 12, 13, and 14 will also use a women’s-regulation size basketball and shoot from the regulation 15-foot foul line. Boys ages 12, 13, and 14 will use a men’s-regulation size basketball and shoot from the regulation 15-foot foul line.  All competitors will shoot at a 10-foot high basket.

9:00am: Registration opens & warm ups begin.  Competitors will be assigned to their bracket by age and gender.  There will be 12 groups – 6 for boys and 6 for girls.

9:30am: Competition starts. All participants will receive certificates and winners will be awarded plaques.   Boys and girls that win each age group advance to compete at the district level with a chance to reach the state championship.

All registration forms must be signed by a parent or guardian the day if the event.  For more information email or call Tom Karpus at 919-491-7060.


Membership is open to practicing Catholic men over the age of 18 who accept the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church. For more information on becoming a knight, please click here.

The patriotic arm of the Knights – also known as the 4th Degree, fosters the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship along with a love and loyalty of country through active membership in the “Assembly.” In addition, certain members of the Patriotic Degree serve as honor guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus. More information on the Patriotic Degree Assembly click here.


The local Knights of Columbus Council is very active in the areas of Church, Community, Family, Youth. We participate in several fund raising activities, most notably Operation L.A.M.B. which benefits children with learning disabilities. We also provide support for the parishes and schools of St. Andrew’s as well as St Michael’s in Cary. Other examples of our work in action include:

NC Special Olympics Feeding the Homeless
Coats for Children Adopt a Highway
Lenten Fish Fry Youth Activities (Free Throw, Soccer Challenge)
Right to Life Kids Read-A-Thon
Family Picnic Community Blood Drives
Food Pantry Diocesan Seminarians

In addition to a number of domestic charities, the Patriotic Degree Assembly also includes the American Military Veterans as part of their Fundraising to support in-service needs like the USO, the VA Hospital in Durham, and several other areas concerning veterans.


  • Msgr. Michael A. Carey Council #6650 holds monthly business meetings the second Monday of each month at 7:30pm and social meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month at 7:30pm. We meet at the St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church Conference Center in Cary.
  • Fr. Paul Graymoor Assembly #2446 (The Patriotic arm of the Knights) meets the Third Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm in the St Andrew’s Fellowship Hall.


If you have questions about the Knights of Columbus, wish to join or transfer from another council, please contact Steve Schaale, Grand Knight, Council #6650, phone: 919-810-7873(c), . Also, visit our website:

If you are currently a Knight, and are considering joining the Patriotic Assembly #2446 contact: Ron Logan, Faithful Navigator, phone: 919-468-0424 or click here.

Brian Mangum, Parish Council Liaison,