Knights of Columbus

Marquette Council No. 588

The Marquette Council was chartered on June 1, 1901 and became the nation's five hundredth and eighty eighth council of the Knights of Columbus. Our name was selected in honor of Father Jacques Marquette, a French priest and explorer. Father Marquette, a member of the Jesuit Order, was born in France in 1637, and came to the New World to teach Christianity to the Indians and to explore the new country. He settled in Canada and worked with the Indian tribes setting up missions and exploring much of the region around the Great Lakes.  He died in Canada in 1675.                               

The Council was "First" headquartered in Franklin Furnace, NJ and has used various locations in Sussex County during its long and successful history. It is currently headquartered in McKenna Hall in Sparta, NJ. During 1987, the First Degree team was certified and in early 1989 the Second Degree team was certified. The degree teams have been extremely active ever since and also hold institutional degrees for newly started councils. The Marquette Council works closely with three Parishes in Sussex County;
Our Lady of the Lake in Sparta, St. Thomas in Ogdensburg and Immaculate Conception in Franklin.
Our parish Knights of Columbus is one of the oldest in the state, and is involved in many of the “behind-the-scenes” activities in the parish.
Contact Information
Candidates interested in applying may contact: Grand Knight Jim Faust  via email or call  (973) 670-6859.
Schedule of Events

October 2014 Events...
2nd Bingo Team 3
6th Business Meeting
9th Bingo Team 4
12th Former District Deputy Dinner - The Brownstone Inn
16th Bingo Team 1
18th PGK Ball - Perona Farms
23rd Bingo Team 2
26th Priesthood Sunday
27th Officers Meeting
30th Bingo Team 3

November 2014 Events...
1st Feast of All Saints
3rd Business Meeting
6th Bingo Team 4
13th Bingo Team 1
17th Knights Memorial Mass @ OLL Church - 7 PM
20th Bingo Team 2
24th Family Thanksgiving Dinner McKenna Hall
24th Officers Meeting
27th No Bingo - Thanksgiving Holiday 

Council Meetings
Meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of the month at 8PM, in McKenna Hall at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 294 Sparta Avenue, Sparta.



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