Council 1143

Edwardsville Council 1143 is located at 7132 Marine Road, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025 about 15 miles east 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 Chartermembership consisted of 61 men from local churches.

Most of our members are residents of Edwardsville or Glen Carbon. The Edwardsville Council has over 400 active 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.
Columbian Award – 1997-2000, 2002-2003, 2006, 2011-2013, 2015-2017.
Founders Award – 2012.
Spirit of Illinois Gold Medal – 2008-2016.
IL. Diamond Award for Vocations, Mentally Handicapped, & Charitable Assistance – 1998-1999.

Faith
Columbus Day Mass, Seminarian Scholarships, Church and School Donations, Newman Vocations Fund, Altar Server Awards Program, Monthly Holy Hours, Retreats

Family
Food for Families, Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest, Father/Daughter Dance, Family of the Month, Family Pool Party, Mom’s Day Off

Community
Coats for Kids, Blood Drives, Adopt-A-Highway, Tootsie Roll Drive for Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities, Craft Beer Festival, Soccer Challenge, Free Throw Competition, Christmas Shopping Spree for Needy Children, High School and College Scholarships

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

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