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BUILDING A BRIDGE BACK TO FAITH
We invite you to help CARRY OUT A Legacy
What it means to be a Knight: We are Catholic men who lead, serve, protect, and defend. We share a desire to be better husbands, fathers, sons, neighbors, and role models and to put charity and community first.
Picture this, Late-19th century Connecticut was marked by the growing fraternal benefit societies, anti-Catholic prejudice and dangerous factory working conditions that left many families fatherless. Recognizing a need in his community, Father Michael J. McGivney, the 29-year-old assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn., gathered a group of men at his parish on Oct. 2, 1881. He proposed establishing a lay organization to prevent Catholic men from entering secret societies antithetical to Church teaching, uniting Catholic men and helping families of deceased members.
To demonstrate their loyalty to their country as well as their faith, these men took Christopher Columbus — recognized as a Catholic and celebrated as the discoverer of America – as their patron. The Knights of Columbus elected officers in February 1882 and assumed corporate status on March 29.
In addition to the Order’s benefits, Catholic men were drawn to the Knights because of its emphasis on serving one’s Church, community, and family with virtue. Fraternity and patriotism were added to the Knights’ founding principles of charity and unity in 1885 and 1900, respectively.
1882: The Knights of Columbus is born on Feb. 6, 1882, when the first members choose Columbus as their patron. Immediately after the Order’s March 29 incorporation, Father McGivney sends a diocesan-wide appeal for new members to priests.
Present: that appeal Father McGivney sent out in 1882 is now being sent out to you as we are in need of new members, so if you believe in the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism then please consider joining us in our mission as these are the core to everything we do and we are looking for those to help carry out our legacy.
Here is a list of some of our Charitable Efforts and Programs we support: Wheelchair mission, Leave no neighbor behind, Christian Refugee fund, Disaster Relief, Coats for Kids, Vocations Fund, Special Olympics, and Habitat for Humanity.
The council knows your time is valuable, so the extent of your involvement is completely up to you, we do ask that you participate in our monthly meeting which is held the second Tuesday of each month. If we have your interest please send us and email at Kofc206@gmail.com include your name and contact information and one of our Council officers will reach out to you with details.
Community Support and Charitable work
St. Mary's Soup Kitchen Father's Day Cookout June 2021
Mom's House Spring Clean-up 2021