Congratulations to new members of The Knights of Columbus
Several St. Patrick Catholic High School students have been accepted into The Knights of Columbus. Students include:
- Carson Bishop – St. James
- Connor Hartery – St. James
- Beau Broussard – St. James
- Britton Tatum – St. James
- Jacob Fennell – Our Lady of Fatima
- Richard Springer – Our Lady of Fatima
- Austin Schepens – Our Lady of Fatima
- William McMackin – St. Alphonsus
- William Wingfield – Holy Family
- Matthew Bisner – St. Elizabeth Seton
- Ryan Hymel – Our Lady of Fatima
More information about Knights of Columbus follows:
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 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.