The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, it was named in honor of Christopher Columbus.
Originally serving as a mutual benefit society to working-class and immigrant Catholics in the United States, it developed into a fraternal benefit society dedicated to providing charitable services, including war and disaster relief, actively defending Catholicism in various nations, and promoting
As of 2019, there are nearly 2 million members around the world. Membership is limited to practicing Catholic men aged 18 or older. There are more than 16,000 councils around the world, including over 300 on college campuses. The Knights' official junior organization is known as the
From 2007 to 2017, charitable giving was more than $1.55 billion.
The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 13,000 councils and 1.7 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam
The members of Sacred Heart Council are proud to be a part of this worldwide fraternal society serving our Catholic Community here in Rochelle Park, NJ. We are located at 235 Rochelle Ave, Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 and can be reached by phone at 201-843-9613.
The Knights of Columbus -- In Service to One. In Service to All.