Knights of Columbus

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St. Peter Knights of Columbus Council 16690

March For Life - Monday, January 22, 2018 - Come Join Us

St. Peter Council #16690 assist with making 900 lunches for the Special Olympics on Saturday, December 9th!

When there was a scheduling issue with the planned location to assemble the lunches the St. Peter Knights rapidly switched gears from holding their Officer’s meeting and turned the Parish Hall into a lunch assembly line. It took just about 5 hours from start to finish. Thanks to all the Knights who stepped in to assist with making the lunches!


Knighthood 3rd Degree Ceremony - November 4, 2017

Installation of 2017 - 2018 Council Officers

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 15,342 councils and 1.9 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, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.

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