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If you are a practical Catholic man, age 18 or older, we welcome you to join the leading organization of Catholic laymen.

Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life. Come see just what we are all about and take the first steps to enhance your personal life by viewing the segment, "Why Join?"

About Us
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 more than 13,000 councils and 1.7 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.

Message from the Chaplain
I’m very excited to have a Knights of Columbus council at St. Andrews. It is another sign of our health and growth as a parish. Through my involvement during the past two years with the Minnesota State Council, I have been amazed at the dedication of brother knights across the state and what they are able to accomplish in their parishes and communities. What will a KC council bring to St. Andrews?

Knights (think of King Arthur and his round table) have long been associated with chivalry, purity and the defense of the defenseless. The Knights of Columbus continue this tradition in their defense of the Church and families and in their tireless efforts against pornography and abortion. I look forward to activity on these fronts from the knights of our Parish.

Pope John Paul II often talked of the unique roles of men and women in our world and in the Church. The Knights of Columbus will give the men of our parish an opportunity to exercise leadership, spirituality and Christian charity. They will be role models of male Christian living for the youth of our parish and for the community at large. They will illustrate how fraternal brotherhood and love are an important part of our Gospel calling.

Knowing the men of our St. Andrews, I expect that they will have fun too. There is great joy to be found in Christian fellowship and service, and the members of Council 14543 will doubtlessly display that joy for all to see.

God Bless, Fr. Joe.

KC Insurance
One benefit of membership in the Knights of Columbus is the ability to purchase life insurance, long-term care insurance, and annuities for yourself and your family from Knights of Columbus Insurance. For all your insurance needs Contact agent, Jim Hannon, phone toll free 866 909 5015 or cell 218 847 4345.

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