Knights of Columbus

On Oct. 2, 1881, a small group of men met in the basement of St. Mary’s Church on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Called together by their 29-year-old parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, these men formed a fraternal society that would one day become the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization.

They sought strength in solidarity, and security through unity of purpose and devotion to a holy cause: they vowed to be defenders of their country, their families and their faith.

Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.

These men were bound together by the ideal of Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of the Americas, the one whose hand brought Christianity to the New World. Their efforts came to fruition with the incorporation of the Knights of Columbus on March 29, 1882.

They were Knights of Columbus.

The Order has been called "the strong right arm of the Church," and has been praised by popes, presidents and other world leaders, for support of the Church, programs of evangelization and Catholic education, civic involvement and aid to those in need.

Upcoming Events

Sunday February 7, 2016
Superbowl Tailgate Party. It will start around 3:00 pm come down with you favorite appetizer and enjoy some pregame fun.

Friday February 19, 2016
4th Degree Fish Fry - 5:00 pm Hall

Sunday February 21, 2016
Daytona 500 Social - See Flyer

Sunday March 6, 2016
State Council Bowling Tournament - See Flyer

Thursday March 10, 2016
Easter Ham Setback Card Social - 7:00 pm Chambers

Friday March 11, 2016
4th Degree Fish Fry - 5:00 pm Hall

Thursday March 17, 2016
Irish Night - 5:00 pm Pub & Chambers

Thursday March 24, 2016
Holy Thursday Adoration - St Mary Church

Friday March 25, 2016
Faith Walk - 10:00 am St Patrick Church, Farmington