We Are Catholic Men
CARRYING OUT A LEGACY
OUR HISTORY AND HERITAGE
Founded by a young parish priest 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, Conn., and a group of parishioners.
Their intent? 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, there are more than 1.9 million members of the K of C doing good across the world.
Maybe you’re an old pro and already knew that Father Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in New Haven, Conn. in 1882. But you probably didn’t know these 10 facts:
1. Not only Catholics, but even ... Continue Reading