Council 1143

Edwardsville Council 1143 holds its meetings and events at The Hall at 7132 Marine Road, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025 about 15 miles northeast of St. Louis, Missouri. It was chartered on July 15th, 1906 — only 24 years after the first Knights of Columbus Council was founded by Fr. Michael J. McGivney at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut. The council’s first Grand Knight and Chaplain were E.C. Ferguson and Reverend C.A. O’Reilly. Its Charter membership consisted of 61 men from local churches.

Most of our members are residents of Edwardsville or Glen Carbon. The Edwardsville Council has over 400 members who put their Faith in Action.

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Monthly Meeting
Council 1143 Meeting – 2nd Mondays at 7:00 PM

Council Awards
Star Council – 2007-2010, 2014 and 2018.

Columbian Award – 1997-2000, 2002-2003, 2006, 2011-2013 and 2015-2020.

State Faith Program of the Year Award – 2019.

Founders Award – 2012.

Spirit of Illinois Gold Medal – 2008-2018.

State Charity Star Award – 2019.

State Diamond Award – 1998-1999.

Faith Programs
Seminarian Scholarships, Newman Fund Donations, Sacramental Gifts, Monthly Holy Hours, Retreats

Family Programs
Food for Families, Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest, Father/Daughter Dance, Family of the Month, Family Week Celebration

Community Programs
Coats for Kids, Blood Drives, Adopt-A-Highway, Tootsie Roll Drive for Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities, Craft Beer Festival for Greater St. Louis Honor Flight, Soccer Challenge, Free Throw Competition, Christmas Shopping Spree for Needy Children, High School and College Scholarships, Area Catholic School Donations

Life Programs
Monthly Rosary at Hope Clinic, Day of Prayer for the Unborn, Special Olympics, Novena for Life, Pregnancy Center Support, Mobile Ultrasound Vehicle Support