Who are The Knights of Columbus?

The Knights of Columbus are a Catholic men’s fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 13,000 councils and 1.7 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan. Within the MD State Council, the Order has grown to over 26,000 members, and currently is represented by 29 Districts under the MD State Deputy.

Our Purpose:

The purpose of this organization is to support Holy Family Parish, as well as building strong family ties and community support through our Surge for Service Programs. As Knights, we are bound to not only serve our Church, but to protect and defend life in ALL stages! We hope to add new members so we will be able to grow and expand. We also want to have fun while when we are together and working on projects. By developing relationships and friendships, the organization will become even stronger.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to further promote the interests of our organization and our members to the community as well as our Catholic Faith within our Church by serving our Priests, Decons, and Religious. We strive to make a difference by educating the public and striving to be a positive role model for others in our Church to follow and desire to become Knights of Columbus.

Many of the activities and programs of the Knights of Columbus at the Supreme Council, State Council and local council sound demanding, and certainly many are. This does not mean that our council’s activities can’t be just for fun, for relaxation or for your membership’s cultural and social welfare. Council activities can provide a direct benefit to council members in return for all the effort they put into supporting and helping others. Council activities can also be a source of income to be used for various council purposes.

Programs and activities that come under council activities are unlimited – sports, exhibits, theater events, movies, lectures or demonstrations, holiday events, picnics, open houses, council anniversary or birthday parties, appreciation nights and trips. All are very familiar and play an important part in our fraternal and everyday lives.




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