Father Hogan was a priest and pastor of Our Lady of Grace from the time of the church's formation in 1922 until his death in 1967 at 80 years old.  He was also an accomplished athlete and boxing coach.

Daniel D. Hogan was born on December 17, 1886 in Cohoes, NY.   He went to Niagara University where he excelled at athletics.  He boxed, ran on the track team, played basketball, baseball and football.  He played baseball so well that he was recruited for the major leagues.  Connie Mack,  the hall of famer and manager of the Philadelphia Athletics considered him one of the great ball players of the 1910 era.  Instead of  heading into a baseball career, he instead answered the call to the priesthood.  Hogan was ordained in 1915 and was assigned to the parish of St. Mary's Church in Glens Falls. 

  1. 1976 - Supreme Council of the Knights recognizes the establishment of a new council in Clifton Park, NY on November 22, 1976.  Council is designated the Rev. Daniel D. Hogan Council number 6862
  2. 1976 - 2005 Council 6862 is established at St. Mary's Church in Cresent, NY. 
  3. 2006 -Council moves from St. Mary's to Our Lady of Grace Church in Ballston Lake under the leadership of Grand Knight Steve C. Troiano. 
  4. 2006Council receives recognition from Supreme with a Double Star Award and elects a new Grand Knight - Vernon Symes. 

Starting at St. Mary's and continuing on at Our Lady of Grace, Father Hogan passed on his love of sports.  He was the driving horse behind "Father Hogan's Singing and Boxing Boys," a group that toured New York during the 1920's and 1930's.  Hogan held camps at Ballston Lake and Saratoga Lake where he trained young boys in the sport of boxing.  Even champion boxers like Jimmy Braddock, Tom Gibbons, Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Harry Wills, Jack Bitton and Michael McTigue spent time in his ring.  He inspired all the people he knew by building sturdy bodies and saving souls.
Father Hogan celebrated his 50th anniversary in he priesthood in 1965 at OLG on June 13th.   A solemn mass of Thanksgiving was offered and the chief celebrant was Rev  Donald Mooney, OFM and formerly one of Father Hogan's boys.   The Knights of Columbus attended wearing ceremonial regalia. The boxing priest died on August 1, 1967 and is interred at Cohoes Cemetery. 

Fr. McGivney Founder oF The KnightS OF Columbus

Local cOUNCIL History

Council #6862
​Our Lady of Grace Parish
​73 Midline Road, Ballston Lake, NY  12019

Breakfast with St. Nicholas - 2016

recent programs

We assist the church behind the scenes.  Our most visible role is serving breakfast when Saint Nicholas comes visiting the children of the parish. 

A boy inclined to be a bully stops being a trouble maker when evenly matched in supervised bouts and as a result he learns to respect others and has the proper attitude of fair play.  He learns the manly art of self defense.

Our Council INSPIRATION - rev. dAniel d. hogan

- Father Hogan.

Bishop's Burse - Knights of Columbus Fundraiser

Treats for the Catecumens


Our council is small and is always looking for members to serve others.  We find that what we can do is only limited by the bodies present.  Concider volunteering today. 


Youth Ministry Breakfast - 2015

mission & vision

Our mission is to encourage Catholic men to join the followship and  live out the principles of the Knights of Columbus, Charity, Unity, Faternity and Patriotism.

Rev. Daniel D. Hogan Council

St. Nicholas Pancake Breakfast - 2014