Knights of Columbus

The Father Robert H. Hurley Council (#5188)

Founded in 1961 with 43 members, the Sudbury, MA council is still very active with a focus on faith, fellowship, family and charity. The Council has been a Star and Double Star Award Council since 2014. Throughout the year, you can find us supporting many parish and community events such as: cooking for the Parish Picnic and Summer Adventure, sponsoring Altar Server Awards, donations for the Summer Mission Trip, Saint Patrick's Day Dinner Dance, K'Night at the Races and transporting Christmas gifts to Dorchester to name a few.  Check out our 2020/2021 calendar to view upcoming activities.  We continuously seek Catholic men 18 years or older for membership.  If you are interested, call Grand Knight John Kubera at (617) 312-0734 or via email at  

Why you should become a Knight?

Becoming a Knight of Columbus can transform your life. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to support your parish, give back to your community, grow in your faith and gain exclusive access to our top-rated insurance program to protect your family.

These are just some of the reasons to become a Knight.

We are a band of brothers, a network of men in communities around the world dedicated to doing good in the service of God and our neighbor.

What we provide:


  • Support the parish with its needs
  • Help meet the needs of those in the local community
  • Provide “Coats for Kids” and “Food for Families”
  • Support programs that benefit people with intellectual disabilities
  • Aid victims of natural disasters and other catastrophic events, local and worldwide
  • Donate wheelchairs to people without mobility at home and abroad
  • Save lives through initiatives such as the “Ultrasound Program”

Charity is the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. Knights are men who get things done. We volunteer our time to serve our parishes and our communities. And by working together, we were able to donate more than $177,500,000  and 75 million volunteer hours to worthy causes in 2016.


  • A unique “band of brothers”
  • Shared values and the support to live out our Catholic faith more fully
  • The ability for our network to accomplish things together that we could not accomplish alone

Unity and Fraternity are the second and third principles of the Knights of Columbus. The Knights of Columbus was founded so that men could work together to serve their parishes and communities, protect the well-being of their Catholic families, and support each other in faith and in many other ways along life’s journey. The Knights of Columbus offers its members the opportunity to grow in their faith through living the example of a charity that evangelizes and personifying what it means to be a Catholic gentleman through the practicing of good works. 


KNIGHTS putting up the Creche & Keep Christ in Christmas signs at Our Lady Of Fatima and at St Bridget’s

Members of Knights of Columbus  Fr. Robert H. Hurley Council with Star Council Award for 2019. Our council was one of only six in Massachusetts that achieved this award for Faith In Action; charitable and volunteer activities for our parishes, families and community.


Jim McCarthy presenting a check to help support Seminarian Matt Norwood. Each year the Brothers in Father Robert H. Hurley Council provide support to a Seminarian so he can complete his training. 

Father Robert H. Hurley Council was awarded the Star Council Award – meeting goals of CHARITY, UNITY, FRATERNITY, PATRIOTISM. Grand Knight Larry Vifquain is receiving the award from State Deputy Paul A. Flanagan and District Deputy Russell C. Lindquist – CONGRATULATIONS 

Four Brothers, Bill Kneeland, Dick Landrigan, Jim McCarthy and Frank Wilson celebrating a milestone birthday – Happy Birthday 


Congratulations to 4 new officers who join the existing Officers of the Father Robert H. Hurley Council. They are: Advocate – Mike McDonnell; Warden – Al Cefalo; Outside Guard – Jim Conners; Lecturer - Dan Miller 9/6/19




The winner of the 2019 Alter Server Awardis Morgan Thomas. Congratulations and thank you for all you do at Our Lady Of Fatima, your actions are deeply appreciated, award presented by Larry Vifquain, Grand Knight, Robert H. Hurley Council. Father Gerald Souza added his thanks.


Congratulations to the 2019 Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest Winners – they are:9th Grade State Level Anne Conners and8th Grade – District Level Jack ConnersGreat essays on – How Does Your Family Keep its Catholic Faith in Action?”. The award is presented by Larry Vifquain, Grand Knight and        Mike Murphy, Program Coordinator. The Robert H. Hurley Council is pleased to recognize Anne and Jack at the June 1 Mass.



On Mother’s Day the Knights of Columbus collected donations from Our Lady of Fatimaparishioners in support of BIRTHRIGHTTHANK YOU for your generous support. The $1,065.00 collected will enable Birthright in Framingham to continue to assistance pregnant women.

CONGRATULATIONS - The Life Teen Mass on April 7 was a great success. Thank you to Father Gerald and the staff – fantastic job, the Mass, the band, the enthusiasm, the party that followed, a real success. Father Robert H. Hurley, Knights of Columbus Council was honored to prepare the food for almost 400 Teens who attended.


Knights of Columbus - Council 5188 having fun in the snow.


How many Knights does it take to put up a sign?


Getting ready for: 






SUMMER ADVENTURE at Our Lady Of Fatima. 

The snow removal ‘guy’ opened a space so a few of the Knights were able to put the sign up.



Knights enjoying a picnic with kids from Dorchester - A Great Fun Day



Father Robert H. Hurley Couincil and Our Lady Of Fatima parishioners celebrating July 4, 2018

Religious Freedom

FUN NIGHT K'Night At The Races May 2018

Current Officers (2018-2019)
 Chaplain  Rev. Gerald Souza
 Grand Knight  John E. Kubera
 Financial Secretary  Frank Wilson
 Deputy Grand Knight  Bob Hyotte
 Chancellor  Al Cefalo
 Recorder  James McCarthy
 Treasurer  Andrew Lewis
 Advocate  Mike McDonnell
 Warden  Joe Eyermann
 Inside Guard  Paul R. Murphy
 Outside Guard  Jim Conners
 One Year Trustee  L. Chris Hammer
 Two Year Trustee  Joseph Santangelo
 Three Year Trustee Larry B. Vifquain
 Lecturer  Dan Miller


Council Meeting Schedule

1st & 3rd Thursday of the month @ 7:30 pm; the second meeting is social and educational.

Meetings Location

Meetings are held via Zoom, contact the GK for details - John Kubera via email at







St. Patrick's Parish Social Refunds

This event was cancelled because of the current public health concerns. If you purchased tickets you can receive a refund by mailing your tickets to:

Bob Hyotte 

118 Dakin Rd.

Sudbury 01776

Include your name and return address 

If you prefer to donate the value of the tickets to K of C charities, no action is required – THANK YOIU 

The Knights are sorry that the event needed to be cancelled, we hope to see you at future events.

Thank you for your support.

Council 5188 Members


The Knights, on Saturday December 14, 2019 use 8 SUV’s to transport gifts from Our Lady Of Fatima to our Sister Parish in Dorchester along with 48 winter coats. – Thank You

Council 5188 Retreat June 1, 2019 Brothers spent the day exploring prayer in our lives.


The Knights held the Annual Council Basketball Free Throw contest for boys and girls 9 to 12 at Nixon school, 25 kids participated and 17 were eligible to participate in the District contest where Alex qualified for the Regional contest to be held at Nichols College on March 23, 2019


Knights transport gifts donated by Our Lady Of Fatima parish to sister parish Holy Family, Dorchester. Pictured - Eric Gibson, son Connor, Bill Kneeland, Jim McCarthy, Fr John Currie, Carmen, Larry Vifquain, Mike McDonnell, Charlie Murphy, Chris Hammer, Dick Landrigan. 


Fr. Gerald took a photo of the Knights working with Frank Wilson putting up the creche at Our Lady Of Fatima. Pictured are L to R – Frank W, Chris H, Terry K, Kevin M, Jim M, Michael M, Bill K, Larry V.





Fr. Robert H. Hurley Council collected over $5000.00 during this year’s Tootsie Roll Drive to help any person with intellectual disabilities and children with physical handicaps less than 20 – THANK YOU for your support. 


Council Officers July 2018 - 2019


Knights Delivering Gifts Collected at Our Lady Of Fatima to Holy Family in Dorchester



Record-breaking Knights of Columbus Charity Campaign

The Knights of Columbus of Sudbury, Council 5188, has concluded its 2017 fund raiser program with record-breaking donations.  The goal of this program is to improve the quality of life for children who are physically disabled ages 20 and younger and for people with intellectual disabilities of any age with 100% of all the funds collected going to this program.  Applicants apply for help and if approved a grant is submitted on their behalf. Sudbury Council 5188 has distributed over $100,000 through this program to the needy over the past 20 years. Last year, the K of C State Council has granted $350,000 statewide.


 Fr. Rich becomes a 4th Degree Knigh





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