You Are Invited …
The men of St. Ann’s Council 12886, Knights of Columbus, would like to extend an invitation to you to join our council. The Knights of Columbus is the worlds largest Fraternity of Catholic Men dedicated to service, family, parish and community. Please read below for a brief outline of who the “Knights” are and what we do to make the world a little better each day through service to others.
In 1882, the Knights of Columbus was founded by a young priest Fr. Michael J. McGivney. In St. Mary’s Church, New Haven, Ct., Fr. McGivney explained his vision of an organization to unite men in their faith and profile for families in need.
A small group of men, rapidly spread Fr. McGivney’s idea, and Councils were established in city’s and states throughout the United States and Canada. In the early 1900’s Columbianism also took hold in the Philippines and Mexico.
Sadly, Fr. McGivney died in 1890 at the young age of 38, but his spirit still flourished today as men continue to carry on his mission of service to others.
The Knights of Columbus has now grown to over 1.7 million members in nearly 13,000 councils around the world. We are guided by the 4 core principles of CHARITY, UNITY, FRATERNITY and PATRIOTISM.
St. Ann’s Council of the Knights of Columbus is one of the newer councils having been formed in 2001. We now have approx. 100 members and are growing each year.
While each Council supports the objectives and charitable works of the national organization, councils are free to determine how they can best serve the needs of others at the local Level.
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age and older who are practicing Catholics.
Any man who is 18 years of age and is a "Practical Catholic" by the standards of the Church and who adheres to the teachings of the Holy See and the Holy Father.
Our hope is that you can give us 18 hours a year. That would encompass monthly meetings of 1 hour each and then participation in 1 event that we sponsor. However, you can be a Knight in what ever time you have to spare.
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization of over 1.7 million Catholic men around the globe. These are men who band together as brothers to help one another, their families and the Church in times of distress, sickness, and death.