The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded in the United States in 1882, it is named in honor of Christopher Columbus. There are more than 1.7 million members in 14,000 councils, with nearly 200 councils on college campuses. Membership is limited to "practicing Catholic" men aged 18 or older.
Led by the quiet and unassuming curate of St. Mary’s Parish in New Haven, Conn., a small group of men established the Knights of Columbus in the church basement in the spring 1882. Father Michael J. McGivney saw clearly that both Catholics and the Church faced serious problems in the last half of the nineteenth century such as anti-Catholicism and ethnic prejudice; under-employment; lack of social standing and early loss of the breadwinner.
Council meetings are held on the first _______ each month and Assembly Meetings are held on the last ________ of the month.
For more information you may contact the parish office at 865-7385 and current Council Grand Knight will call you back.