Knights of Columbus

Canon John Burk Council No. 6217

Canon John Burke Council meets in St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church which is located at 3891 Richmond Road in the new City of Ottawa. We participate in St. Martin de Porres Parish by carrying out various projects and by providing funds for many others. Many of our membership serve in many of the parish ministries.

Functionally, we are part of District 98, State Council of Ontario.

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic male organization committed to assist the parish priest in all Church activities. Originally chartered as a fraternal benefit society assisting orphans and widows, the Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare and public relief works.


  • To provide assistance to the pastor for all Church activities;
  • To provide fellowship among members;
  • To aid the cause of religion;
  • To perform charitable, educational and patriotic works for the benefit of their fellow men and their nations;
  • To provide a system of fraternal insurance to care for members and their families.


The pastor is the Chaplain of Canon John Burke Council # 6217 and membership is open to any Catholic male in good standing with the church.

Time Commitment

The council meets once a month on the 2nd Monday of the month, except in July and August. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm for the officers of the council, followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 pm. The duration of the regular meeting is usually one hour and a half, involving discussions on the various projects in the council in which members can volunteer.


Karl Skof Chris Wuycik - starting September 2020


Phone; 613 828-7216 613 836-2705

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