These Men We Call Knights
Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney established the Knights of Columbus in New Haven, Conn., in 1882 to provide a means by which Catholic men could support the Catholic Church, provide financial protection to their families, and engage in works of charity to benefit the less fortunate.
Today, its nearly 1.8 million members make up the largest Catholic lay organization in the world, and last year Knights donated nearly $180 million and volunteered over 75 million hours of their time to charity. From feeding the hungry to clothing the naked to sheltering the homeless, the Knights have been serving our communities and our world for more than 130 years.
Do you have what it takes to be a Knight?