For over 135 years, the Knights of Columbus has served our communities, our Church, and our fellow man, in an effort to better society as a whole.
The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic, family, fraternal, service organization. Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney, a Catholic priest in New Haven, Connecticut in 1882, the K of C is named in honor of Christopher Columbus.
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older, who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. This means that an applicant or member accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.
The Knights of Columbus recognize members in four levels of membership, each of which is designed to exemplify one of the four Principles of the Order: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.