Knights of Columbus
John Cardinal Dearden Council 744
Calling all men of St. Peter Parish
You are invited to join Knights of Columbus John Cardinal Deaden Council #744 here at St. Peter. The council was established in September 1903 and remains active to this very day.
We are Catholic men of faith and men of charitable actions. Our unique charitable activities include support of seminarians, veterans in need, assisting the sick, disabled individuals and needy families to mention only a few. Engaging in works of charity, the Knights are at the service of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer.
3rd Wednesday of the Month
Fr. Welch Parish Hall
For more information about becoming a Knight, contact Grand Knight Brian Felczak at 586-876-1239.
About the Knights of Columbus
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.
For more information about the Knights of Columbus, please visit www.kofc.org.