Knights of Columbus | Council #1011
This national fraternal society was organized in New Haven, Conn., by a group of Catholic men under the direction of a 29-year-old parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney.
They sought strength in solidarity, and security through unity of purpose and devotion to a holy cause. They vowed to be defenders of their country, families and faith. Bound together by the ideal of Christopher Columbus, who discovered the Americas, and whose hand brought Christianity to the new world, the efforts of these men came to fruition with the incorporation of the Knights of Columbus March 29, 1882.
Our local Knights of Columbus, Council #1011, was founded June 2, 1905 to promote the order’s four core principles of fraternity, charity, unity and patriotism. Brother Knights recognize that the mission of their organization and their faith in God compels them to action.
The local council supports the work of St. Mary of Lady of Guadalupe Parish by supporting and promoting parish, pro life, youth and family activities. Members of the council generously give of their time and service at our parish’s annual Lenten fish dinners and Holly Berry Fair. They also help to operate the local St. Vincent de Paul Society thrift store, volunteer at the food bank and support the local Arc of Armstrong County.