Knights of Columbus

Terra Nova Council 1452

Phone : 709-726-1452

Fax : 709-738-1452

How to Join

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practical Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practical Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.


Applications can also be picked up at the Council. For more information call 709-726-1452.


Any Third Degree member in good standing, six months after the anniversary of his First Degree, is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective countries through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called "assemblies"). Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve as honor guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.


The Archbishop Howley Assembly, led by Faithful Navigator Sir Knight John Byrne, is very active in the area of religious activites. The Honor Guard is called upon from time to time to take part in such activites as Rosaries and attend funerals for deceased Sir Knights.


The Assembly holds its meetings on the first Thursday of every month at the Terra Nova Council at 8:30 p.m.

Applications for membership in the Assembly can be picked up at the Terra Nova Council. For more information call 709-726-1452


The Ladies Auxiliary's main function is to SUPPORT the men and the council. They do this primarily by providing help at events, cooking for events and providing monetary help. They also generally do help with setting up and beautifying the hall for events.


Under the guidance of Christian Brother Barnabas McDonald (1865-1929), the first Columbian Squires circle was instituted in 1925. Membership in the Squires is for Catholic boys between the ages of 10 and 17. Squires' activities are many, varying from spiritual to active service for the Church and community. Each circle elects officer members from their own rank, teaching skills of leadership and responsibility.


The William J. Ashley Memorial Circle #1803 currently received its Charter on April 4, 1965. The Circle has receive the Brother Barnabas Award for its' work with the Cabot Habitat for Humanity and has received back to back Corps d'Elite awards for its Program activies. The Circle is very active and is often called upon to lend assistance in Council, Community and Church activities.

The Chief Squire for the 2012-2013 year is (to be updated), the Chief Counsellor is Brother Gary Furlong.

The Circle holds its' meeting on the last Sunday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at the Terra Nova Council.

Applications for membership can be obtained at the Terra Nova Council.



Photo Album




On September 28, 2006 Council Chaplain Msgr. Doody officially Dedicated and Blessed the new Terra Nova Council Archives. The Archives was initiated by Bro. Jim Power assisted by Kevin Dormody, PGK. The Archive is made up of items that had been stored at the Council as well as items that have been donated or are on loan from the families of various members.Read More...


Business meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, except July and August, at 8:30 pm. Our council hosts a large number of council activities throughout the year.Read More...