The Confraternity of the Most Holy Names of God and Jesus (Holy Name Society) promotes reverence for the Sacred Names of God and Jesus Christ, obedience and loyalty to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and the personal sanctification and holiness of its members. Members are called to contribute to the evangelization mission of the Church and to make perpetual acts of reverence and love for our Lord and Savior. The apostolate of the society is to assist in parish ministries by performing the Corporal Works of Mercy: to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, give drink to the thirsty, shelter to the homeless, tend the sick, visit those in prison, and bury the dead; as well as the Spiritual Works of Mercy: to convert sinners, instruct the ignorant, counsel the wayward, comfort the sorrowing, bear adversity patiently, forgive offenses, and pray for the living and the dead.
For more information about the St. Joseph Fullerton chapter of the Holy Name Society, please call the parish office at 410-256-1630.
Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in 1882, the Knights of Columbus was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
Father Burggraff Council No. 6021 of the Knights of Columbus was formally instituted on January 31, 1968. Like many new Councils in the Knights of Columbus, Father Burggraff Council had a series of meeting places including the St. Joseph's Church Hall before finding permanent home at 4110 1/2 Pine Hill Road in Perry Hall on May 19, 1977. Our Council's membership is approximately 132 Brother Knights.
From the moment of our founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are men of faith and men of action. Our charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects. We undertake these acts of charity because we see those in need through the eyes of faith. Moreover, in the Knights of Columbus, we approach these acts of charity together. Pope Benedict XVI calls this the "practice of love...as a community."
Today, we are looking for the next generation of Knights. Men of character and conviction who are driven by their faith and conscience to selflessly serve their families, Church, and communities. Men who are ready to be Knights. All men who are age 18 or older and are practicing Catholics are eligible to join the Knights of Columbus. If you'd like to be a part of an international organization of more than 1.9 million Catholic men whose principal work involves helping others in need, we'd like to meet you and invite you to join our council.
DETAILS ABOUT THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #6021
If you would like to support the Rosary Guild Ministry , we will gratefully accept donations of medals for the rosary centerpieces as well as monetary donations to purchase rosary supplies. All are welcome, and instruction is provided.
We provide shawls/lap blankets to anyone who needs to feel the love and support of the St. Joseph Church Parish Community during a difficult time in their lives. Please call the office to let us know if you would like a blessed shawl for yourself or a loved one.
We also create the following items to give to those in need: adult and baby bibs; baby hats and blankets; quilts; tissue holders; and toiletry bags.
Sodality of Our Lady is a Marian group that sponsors spiritual, social and service activities.
The ladies of the parish sodality meet each month to increase their love for God through prayer and works of charity.