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Council Planning Workshop – Manresa Sept. 2014 

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 KofC 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 14,000 councils and 1.8 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 and Saipan.


Council Planning Workshop – Manresa Sept. 2014

To provide a supportive network of Catholic men, who, in accordance with the principles of our Faith provide works of charity to benefit our parish priests, fellow members and their families and the needs of our community.
To be leaders of our Catholic Faith who inspire the men of our Parish to join us as Brother Knights.

Donations (July 2016-June 2017):    

The various activities organized by the counsel have permitted to donate over $15,000 to the following charities:

KOFC Council 11098

Rose of Durham
Campaign for Life
Community Care Ajax/Pickering
Good Shepherd Soup Kitchen
RCIA of St. Isaac Jogues
St. Augustine Seminary
St. Paul on the Hill Food Bank
Durham Outlook
Catholic Families of Durham
Hope for Parents
Rosary Apostolate
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Martyrs’ Shrine

Manresa Jesuits
The Shepherds’ Trust
Companions of the Cross
Mike Gregoire Memorial Golf
Peterborough Walk for MS
Special Olympics Ontario-Greater Durham
Dunbarton High School
St. Isaac Jogues Youth Ministry
Shavi-Net Team
Refugee Fund

St. Paul on the Hill Food Bank
Pickering Hockey Association
Participation House Durham
Canadian Aid For Education

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