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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 1.8 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.


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Knights of Columbus FAQs

Question: What do the Knights do with the money they raise?

Answer: Our council distributes the monies raised each year to various church groups within Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, along with individual Knight Families in need of help and other charities needing help in the County.

Question: Can you be more specific?

Answer: The Knights give money to The Quilt Ministry, Hispanic Ministry, Faith Formation, Food for Families. We sponsor a seminarian Wendell Sawyer out of Greensboro, NC (St. Paul’s).  We also support A Storehouse for Jesus, in Mocksville, with our Coats for Kids drive.

Question: What do the Knights do for Saint Francis Church?

Answer: The Knights help in making small repairs to the buildings and grounds.  We painted the new stripes in the parking lot, installed a new side entrance in the Parish hall.  This year with Knight funding and the 50/50 raffle, we are building a new front entry garden, with a statue donated from a Knight’s family that was picked out personally by Father Andrew.

Question: Why do the Knights have so many fundraisers?

Answer: In these trying times, The Knights are being asked by all groups inside and outside Saint Francis for help. The fundraisers allow us to give a little bit too each group and families. We can only do this with the support of our Parish families.

Question: We see the Knights at Wal-Mart giving out Tootsie Rolls, what does this support?

Answer: The Knights support a State program called LAMB, which stands for “Least Among My Brethren”. This program assist groups that aid with intellectual disabilities. Our council supports ARC of Davie County 336-998-3208 and Special Olympics of Davie County.

We hope this helps answer some of your questions about the Knights of Columbus, we look for your support in this year’s programs. Please see our upcoming Knights events.  We hope to see you there and for your support.

If you have any Questions please feel free to contact Grand Knight Peter Falk or Program Director Tony Palozzolo


Knights of Columbus, Council #12610
c/o St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
862 Yadkinville Road
Mocksville, NC  27028

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