Knight of Columbus

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Knights of Columbus
Our men’s group in the parish is the Knights of Columbus. The Knights were formed on March 29, 1882 as a fraternal benefit society, by Fr Michael J. McGivney. The Knights were formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members. The Knights have grown from several members in one council to more that 13,000 councils and 1.7 million members globally.

 

 

knight-of-columbus-mcgivneyThanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

knight-of-columbusThe Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

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The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.

If you are a Catholic and above 18 years old, and are committed to making your community a better place, join us in the many ways we support the church and our parish.

For more info contact your local Grand Knight, or any members of the Knights of Columbus, or the church office / parish secretary, Jean Lopez at 604-522-5733.