The Knights of Columbus organization was founded on March 28, 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut in an effort to assist immigrant Catholic workers, many of whom were killed on the job, leaving their families with nothing. We are sure that he would be proud to know that we have grown into the largest Catholic Fraternal Service organization in the world with over 1.9 million male Catholic members.
Our council was founded on February 22, 1942 and members are from the three parishes of St. Anne (Fair Lawn), St. Catharine (Glen Rock), and St. Leo (Elmwood Park). Regular business meetings are held bi-monthly on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. To join the Knights or for more information, click on the membership link here or contact one of the leaders below.
Pope John Paul II called the Knights “the strong right arm of the Church”. The Knights are best known for our acts of charity, not the least of which is our involvement with the Special Olympics and our annual drive to help Persons with Intellectual Disabilities which our council uses to assist local charities. Our order was among the first to aid families after the 9/11 terror attacks, the natural disasters in Haiti and Japan, and we also provide assistance to our local parish’s food pantries and clothing drives. Additional information on our council can be found on the council website.