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 2-million members with over 80,000 here in California, 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.