WHO WE ARE
Who We Are
Founded on the principles of charity, unity, and fraternity, the Knights of Columbus was established in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Connecticut along with a group of parishioners. Their intent? To bring financial aid and assistance to the sick, the disabled, and to those in need. Today, Father McGivney is being considered for sainthood.
Our Council has been proudly and faithfully serving St. Patrick Parish since 2003. Located in White Lake, Michigan, our first organizational meeting was held in Paddy Hall on June 20, 2003, with 30 original members. Today, we are over 271 members strong and growing. Today there are nearly 15,000 councils of the Knights of Columbus in the world with close to 2 million Brothers strong, dating all the way back to the founding date of October 2, 1881.
The Knights of Columbus are Catholic men building a bridge back to faith. There is so much good and necessary work to be done in this world, and that's what Knights do every day. Our goal is to help men, their families, and our parish grow closer to Christ. Through our programs and resources, we provide opportunities to live and spread the Catholic faith. Charity is at the heart of our work and our faith, as it always has been. For the Knights of Columbus, charity means supporting a virtually boundless variety of projects. We are Catholic men who lead, serve, protect and defend. We all share a desire to be better husbands, fathers, sons, neighbors, and role models and to put charity and community first.