Welcome to the California State Council …
Instituted May 12, 1903, the California State Council is the governing body for the Knights of Columbus in the jurisdiction (state) of California. We have 710 Councils, 16 Chapters with over 79,000 members. The State Deputy is the chief executive officer for the State Council.
State Convention is fast approaching!
Join us in Sacramento May 14-16, 2020 for the 118th Annual State Convention. This year the convention will be held at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Sacramento. Visit the Convention page for all the details.
DISCOVER OUR LEGACY:
Become An E-Member
Founded by a young parish priest now on the path to sainthood, the Knights of Columbus has helped strengthen men, their families, their parishes and their communities since 1882. Today, there are more than 1.9 million members of the KofC doing good across the world.
WHO WE ARE
In 1882, in the basement of Saint Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut, Father Michael J. McGivney organized the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society that would protect the widows and children of working men and foster their faith and their social progress. Today the Order has taken root in many parts of the world and has more than 1.9 million members, making it one of the largest Catholic lay organizations.
Knights are Catholic men, at least 18 years old, who are committed to making their community a better place while supporting their church. Being a knight is being involved with your community, supporting your parish, enhancing your own faith and protecting and enhancing your family life.
Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference. You will make lifelong friends.
- FAITH: Grow in your faith. Support your parish. Help with your parish fiesta. Knights become better Catholics.
- FAMILY: We have many family activities each year such as picnics, council breakfasts, coats for kids and others. Give back to your community. Show your children how to make a difference.
- FRIENDSHIP:You will meet like-minded men and make life-long friendships.
- FUN: Have fun with your family and brother knights. See the smiles on the faces of those we help. Special Olympics, Food for Families, Habitat for Humanity and other activities.