For over 125 years, the Knights of Columbus has been a pillar of support to their local communities, supporting the needs of the community and parish. Pope Saint John Paul II called the Knights the "strong right arm of the Church" and also said “membership in the Knights of Columbus calls forth a ‘gift of self’ for the sake of the Church and in service to the World.” As Knights, we look to better the lives of everyone around us through prayer and action to evoke real change in the world.
Did you know?
- The Knights of Columbus was the leading proponent of the 1954 addition of the words “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance.
- On September 12, 2001, the Knights of Columbus created the $1.49 million Heroes Fund which aided 419 relatives of fallen emergency personnel. The first checks were delivered September 13th.
- Famous Knights include Babe Ruth, Vince Lombardi, President John F. Kennedy, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Samuel Alito.