Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
No council needs to undertake all of the service programs listed through the links below. These activities are only suggested areas of involvement for your councils, its members and families. No council need undertake all of these programs or should they be limited by these suggestions. Evaluate the needs of your community and implement those programs and activities that are needed most.