Once a year, our parish celebrates its patron Saint, Holy Father Augustine. A special mass of celebration is held followed by a Festival on one of the Parish Properties. Member Knights volunteer on the organizing committee, help with setup and breakdown of the event, and a team of brothers manages the entire cookout. By end of the festival, we serve around 200 hamburgers and 150 hotdogs.
Many of our members chose to serve the Parish Community.
Member Knights lead or volunteer as Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Hospitality Ministers, Choir Members, Cantors, and more. There is no aspect of service at St. Augustine's Parish that is not supported through the time and efforts of the Knights of Columbus.
Each Lent, the Andover Knights of Columbus sponsor a Lenten Fish Bake series and also support a Stations of the Cross Program. Both programs take place on Fridays in lent. Typically, we host/support these events on the first, third, and fifth Friday of lent. The event invites families to meditate on the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ while also keeping the lenten tradition of fasting and abstaining from meat on Fridays. The remembrance of the Lord's passion and the fasting and abstinence are opportunities to grow closer to our faith and in doing so closer to our church. The Lenten Fish Bakes provide a community spirit where this closeness to church and God becomes closeness to parish and parish community.
Members of our council participate in the decorating of St. Augustine and St Joseph churches for all major liturgical seasons, primarily Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.
A team of Knights set up the outside nativity set at St. Augustine's church each year. They care for it during the weeks of Advent and the Christmas Season on behalf of the Parish Community.
Member Knights also maintain a nativity set on our property as well.
The Knights advocate the maintenance of the Christian identity of the Christmas Holiday. We play our part in this effort by selling "Keep Christ in Christmas" magnets for parishioners to put on their cars, on a fridge at home, or elsewhere. By promoting the Christian Identity of the Christmas Season, we build and rebuild the domestic church in our community.