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The Knights of Columbus is not just a fraternity in name. It is a brotherhood of Catholic men who each play a part in improving the world around them, one community at a time. They stand together in faith, dedicated to uphold the principles they cherish while lending their support and strength to parish, home and fellow Knight. Learn more about the Knights.
From charity for worldwide causes, to helping closer to home with volunteer activities, to a top-rated insurance program that protects those closest to you, the Knights makes the most of its brotherhood. Learn more about the many activities of the Knights.
Since their founding, the primary mission of the Knights of Columbus has been to protect families from the financial ruin caused by the death of the breadwinner. Learn more about the numerous insurance products available only to members.
As a priest working at the immigrant parish of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, CT, Father McGivney saw firsthand what could happen to a family when the main income earner died. He, himself, was forced to leave his seminary studies to help care for his family when his own father died. So the desire to provide insurance to care for widows and orphans was close to his heart. At the same time in history, there was strong hostility toward Catholics. They were being excluded from social services, labor unions and other fraternal organizations. The dangerous working condition in factories, where most immigrants were employed, left many families fatherless. Feeling strongly that Catholicism and fraternalism were not incompatible, seeing a need for social and intellectual interaction, and wanting to provide an outlet for men to engage in good works and be proud of their American-Catholic heritage, the Knights were born.
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.
We look forward to joining the ranks of this outstanding Catholic men’s organization. For more on how you can be a part, email: Knights@stmarygostyn.org.
Follow the Knights nationally at:Parts of the above and webpage links have been reprinted with permission from the Knights of Columbus.
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