OUR HISTORY AND HERITAGE 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, 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.
A LEGACY OF FAITH & SERVICE Founded by a young parish priest now on the path to sainthood, the Knights of Columbus has helped strengthen men, their families, their parishes and their communities since 1882. Today, there are more than 1.9 million members of the K of C doing good across the world. The Knights of Columbus stands as the strong right arm of the Church, and challenges members to grow in their faith through programs, fraternity and vital resources such as our award-winning magazine, Columbia, and many other exclusive member communications.
MEN WHO LEAD The world needs Catholic men to step up and live out their faith. The Knights of Columbus helps men to answer that call to do more, and to be more.
MEN WHO PROTECT Your family deserves the Catholic difference. The Knights of Columbus offers top quality financial products to help you protect your future, all backed by ethical and faith-first business practices.
MEN WHO SERVE You're ready to make an impact. The Knights of Columbus helps men put their faith into action and give back -- in their communities, in their parishes and on a global scale.
MEN WHO DEFEND The Knights of Columbus has the resources you need to stand up for life, liberty, and family. Join the Knights, and add your voice our nearly two million members upholding the faith and the truth. (from kofc.org)
Knights of Columbus Officer Installation Jul. 7/22/2022