The Knights of Columbus began as a small service organization and has grown into a worldwide financial and charitable organization.
Founded on the principles of charity, unity and fraternity, the Knights of Columbus was established in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut, and a group of parishioners. Their intent was to bring financial aid and assistance to the sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Today, Father McGivney is being considered for sainthood.
Today, Knights come from every stage of life. Join us as we celebrate real role models in a world that needs men who lead, serve, protect, and defend.