March 29th is celebrated as Founder's Day by the Knights of Columbus.

In 1882 Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney set in motion the dream of the Knights of Columbus - a catholic, fraternal benefits society. 132 years later the order he founded is 1.8 million men strong - a charitable force for good and truth in American society. Knights everywhere are encouraged to celebrate the legacy of  Father McGivney and share our order's good news to the wider community.

To learn more of our history and accomplishments:

A History of the Knights of Columbus

Learn more about Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney

Founder's Vision

“Resolved by this assembly: That Michael J. McGivney, Matthew C. O’Connor, Cornelius J. Driscoll, James J. Mullen, John J. Kerrigan, Daniel Colwell, and William M. Geary, and all other persons now associated with them under the name of the Knights of Columbus, together with all other such person as may hereafter become associated with them, and their successors, are constituted a body corporate and politic by the name of the Knights of Columbus.

“The purpose for which said corporation is formed are the following: (a) of rendering pecuniary aid to its members, their families and beneficiaries of members and their families; (b) of rendering mutual aid and assistance to its sick, disabled and needy members and their families; (c) of promoting social and intellectual intercourse among its members and their families, and (d) of promoting and conducting educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and welfare, and public relief work.”

~ Excerpted from the Charter of the Knights of Columbus, Granted by the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, Approved March 29, 1882. Founder's Vision - Read More

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