St Louis Council 15833
The Knights of Columbus was officially founded on March 29, 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney in St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Connecticut. The Fraternal Order was formed to give financial aid to members and their families as well as mutual aid offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. It is still true today to the founding principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.
The Knights of Columbus Order is the largest Catholic Men's Fraternal Organization in the world - the Knights have over 1.9 million members worldwide! There are about 15,100 councils across the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Cuba, Ukraine, and South Korea, to name a few - and it is still growing! The Knights are devoted to the Catholic Church, to our Pope, Bishops, Priests and all our Religious.
The St. Louis Council was formed in 2012 by a group of Brother Knights and chartered in 2013. Our officers are elected every year and installed by our District Deputy. The Grand Knight is the leader of the Council with a Deputy Grand Knight, Chancellor, Treasurer, Warden, Financial Sec. Recorder, Trustees, and Guards. The St. Louis Council has a present membership of 45 members after starting out at just 20 members in 2012! We meet every 3rd Monday and start every meeting with the Rosary or a prayer. We volunteer at the Saints Place Sale, Fall Corn Sale, and St. Louis School Poster Contest, and we donate to CMA, Project Rachel, Pittsford Food Cupboard, and many more charities.
If interested in joining the St. Louis Council, please contact:
Joseph DiPrima, Membership Director. 943-3668, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael DeCocq, Grand Knight. 585-314-8835, email@example.com