Knights of Columbus

Please mark your calendars for our Annual Turkey Trot on November 22 at the Council Hall.


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


03/04
Board of Directors meeting

03/06
Council Business Meeting 1st Thurs.

03/11
4th Degree Meeting 2nd Tuesday

03/04
Shrove Tuesday

03/05
Ash Wednesday

03/09
Day Light Saving Begins

03/15
Family of Month Award

03/15
Mohegan Bus Trip

03/17
St. Patrick's Day

03/20
First Degree

03/20
Spring Begins

03/30
McGivney Award Ceremony

04/01
Board of Directors meeting

04/03
Council Business Meeting 1st Thurs.

04/08
4th Degree Meeting 2nd Tuesday

04/15
Family of Month Award

04/17
Holy Thursday

04/18
Good Friday

04/18-19
Easter Flower Sale

04/20
Easter Sunday

04/29
Board of Directors meeting

05/01
Council Business Meeting 1st Thurs.

05/13
4th Degree Meeting 2nd Tuesday

05/2-3
State Convention

05/11
Mother's Day

05/15
Family of Month Award

05/15
First Degree

05/18
4th Degree Exemplification

05/26
Memorial Day

05/29
The Ascension of the Lord