The Knights of Columbus is an international service organization of Catholic men dedicated to living the gospel with authenticity and gusto in order to keep the faith alive.
The Knights of Columbus are dedicated to building a better world one council at a time. They are dedicated to defending the Catholic faith, supporting the Holy Father and the clergy, and assisting the families of the parish and the wider community. Their basic principles are CHARITY . UNITY . FRATERNITY and PATRIOTISM.
Council has an impressive record of raising money for community service including charity, scholarships, and parish projects. Above all Knights work together to strengthen families – the very heart of the Roman Catholic Church.
Council welcomes Catholic men who share the ideals of the Knights. All Catholic males are eligible to become members.
Our Heritage and History
We are in British Columbia and Yukon; the State Council is in its 110th year, with 134 Councils and growing with over 12009 members. We are in Canada, on the West Coast, North of Washington, East of Alaska.
Our order was 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, Conn., and a group of parishioners. Their intent? To bring financial aid and assistance to the sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Today, Blessed Michael McGivney is being considered for sainthood.
The organisation has over 2.0 million members around the world, we have been investing our time, effort and resources into our values of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism since 1882.
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 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.