Knights of Columbus AOL Council # 9623 receives top award

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 7, 2021

LAPLACE – Knights of Columbus Ascension of Our Lord Council 9623 in LaPlace was awarded the distinction of Star Council, the international organization’s top honor for local councils.

The Star Council Award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of growing membership, promoting Knights of Columbus insurance benefits, sponsoring Catholic faith formation programs and volunteering time through service-oriented activities.

KC Council # 9623 was also the No. 1 Knights of Columbus Council in the State of Louisiana, because of its programs to help the elderly, youth, homebound families. The Council also hosts fundraisers to help families in need, such as the families impacted by hurricanes Laura and Delta that hit Southwest Louisiana.


Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. For information on joining the Knights of Columbus contact local Membership Director Larry Larousse at 504-462-3668.

The Knights of Columbus is one of the world’s leading fraternal and service organizations with 2 million members in more than 16,000 parish-based councils. During the past year, Knights around the world donated more than 47 million service hours and $150 million for worthy causes in their communities. The organization also offers extensive life insurance services to members and their families, resulting in more than $116 billion of life insurance in force.

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