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 Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to 15,342 councils and 1.9 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, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.
Knights of Father Dennis Glennon Council, No. 7663, founded October 7, 1980. It began at St. Joseph's Parish in Pinole. In 1988, the council moved to St Patrick Parish. Over 30 years, our members has been actively, generously, and selflessly serving to our Church and community.
Our Council meetings are on second Thursdays of the month at 7:30 PM.
If you join the knights, you have a good chance to grow in faith and fellowship. You can serve your parish in new ways. The knights provides many charitable causes your may choose from to work on, to help build up the Body of Christ. You also have available insurance coverage from the knights to help financially protect you and your family for the future. (From Br. Richard Trevors).
If you wish to join us, please using the form below to contact us or contact Gavin M. Robillard | firstname.lastname@example.org | (510) 504-8294.