K N I G H
Service To One, In Service To All.
Rev. Alan Shnob
Deputy Grand Knight:
Peter Keenan, PGK
Peter Glushko, PGK
Tony Andrews, PGK
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Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service
organization. Founded in New Haven, Connecticut in 1882 by Father
Michael J. McGivney, it is named in honor of Christopher Columbus.
Father Michael J.
do we do?
Charity is the
foremost principle of the Knights of Columbus. The Order gives more
than $158 million directly to charity and performs over 70 million man
hours in volunteer service each year. In the Diocese of Ogdensburg its
over $325,000 and 105,000 volunteer hours.
A Knight's highest duty is to assist the widow or orphan of a fallen
The Knights of Columbus also offers a modern, professional insurance
operation with more than $77 billion of life insurance policies in
force. Products include permanent and term life insurance as well as
annuities and long term care insurance.
Why Join the Knights of
being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with
the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a
Knights are Catholic men, 18
years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a
better place, while supporting their Church. 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.
Our eight-page Overview Booklet (pdf)
gives additional information about what it means to be a member of the
Knights of Columbus.