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.
The Knights 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 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.
Our Local Council
Was established on May 18th, 2006 as Fr. Samuel F. Homsey, C.PP.S Council 14050. Our current officers are: Grand Knight: Brian Gomez Financial Secretary: Joe Rodriguez
Deputy Grand Knight: Ismael "Mayo" Fernandez Chancellor: Rudy Gaona
Recorder: Ernesto Coy Treasurer: Rudy Tolentino
Advocate: Antonio Herrera Warden: Peter Paul Franco
District Deputy 228 Steven Knight (Council 2163)
Council Retention Chairman "Texas State Council" Tony Hernández (Council 14050)
We meet on the Second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Homsey Hall at 826 Cottonwood.
Who Can Join ?
Any Catholic men from age 18 and up may join. An application form must be completed followed by a short interview with member of our Admission Committee. An initiation meeting will be called and new members are initiated into the 1st degree of our Order.