Knights known for charitable work, evangelization
The Missouri Knights of Columbus invite Catholic men to become members of the world's largest lay Catholic fraternal service organization.
Founded in 1882 in New Haven, Conn., by Father Michael J. McGivney, the Knights of Columbus started as a way for Catholic men to join in solidarity in defending their country, families and faith. Part of Father McGivney's vision also called for a special life insurance program to provide for widows and orphans of deceased members.
Since then, the Knights of Columbus has grown to 1.8 million members in 14 countries. Last year, they donated $154 million and 70 million man hours in charitable works.
In 2010 the 260 councils in Missouri donated 1.3 million hours in volunteer service and $1.3 million in charitable giving.For information visit mokofc.org.
- News »
- Papal News
- Religious Liberty
- Living Our Faith »
- Church Teaching »
- Opinion »
- Year of Faith
- Special Sections »