Knights of Columbus

Contact: Rich Kurowski

The Knights of Columbus is a lay Catholic family fraternal service organization.  Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to all practical Catholic men in communion with Holy See, age eighteen and above.  The term practical Catholic implies that a person accepts and abides by the Commandments of God and the precepts and tenets of the Catholic Church.

It was founded in 1882, by Father Michael J. McGiveny, in New Haven, Connecticut.  He brought together a group of laymen with whom he discussed his dream for a Catholic fraternal benefit society.  It not only would assist widow and orphans of deceased members through its life insurance program, but also would boost members’ sense of pride in their Catholic religion.

Our Council #11831 consists of parishioners from SS. Cosmas and Damian and Our Lady of Guadalupe parishes.  We meet on the second Wednesday evening at Our Lady of Guadalupe.