Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization of Catholic men that was founded by a priest, Father McGivney, in 1882. Based on a foundation of faith, family and fraternity, the Knights of Columbus is around 1.6 million members strong, with 12,000 local units, called councils, in 13 countries.

To become a member of the Knights of Columbus you must be a practicing Catholic male age 18 or older.

There are four degrees of Knighthood. They are dedicated to the ideals of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism.

One of Father McGivney’s initial objectives in founding the Order was to provide security for the widows and children of deceased members. The Knights of Columbus insurance program offers its certificate holders a versatile portfolio of protection – all done “for Brother Knights by Brother Knights.”

Each year the Knights of Columbus donates around 1.5 million dollars and many, many hours to charity.

It was the leadership of the Knights which finally succeeded in having the words “under God” inserted in the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag. The Knights also believe there is no more important objective they could have than a Crusade for Life, with some 1.5 million unborn babies being killed by abortion each year in North America.

Locally, the Knights of Columbus helps St Mary parish with labor as needed, conducts community events such as pancake breakfasts, fish frys during Lent, a farmer’s market in summer and early fall seasons, and other fundraisers throughout the year.   We also assist as ushers for Masses, collect monetary donations for handicapped community members, and participate in other community service related events throughout the year.

We are a service oriented organization offering Catholic men a great opportunity to put their faith into action, doing great work in support of our faith, our community and our parish!

Contact: Dean Moshier
Phone: 740-506-0414

Knights of Columbus Local Address: 21 S. Henry St., Delaware, OH 43015.

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