“To render financial aid to its members and the beneficiaries of members”
Father McGivney was motivated to serve and strengthen Catholic families, by protecting their financial well-being. The insurance program is – and has always been – at the core of the Knights of Columbus and is a powerful financial engine that support much of the good work by the Knights.
In mid-August of 1890 – over 100 years ago – one of the largest funerals in the history of Waterbury, Connecticut took place. The throngs who attended were grieving the death, at age 38, of Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus.
126 years later – Father Michael J. McGivney legacy lives on and from the first K of C council meeting with 24 charter members, we have expanded to:
In answering the Call to Service the Knights of Columbus continue to support Vocations, Coats for Kids, Food/Blood Drives, Habitat for Humanity, American Wheelchair, Special Olympics, Christian Refugee Relief, Natural Disasters, etc.
To continue Father Michael J. McGivney’s legacy – We have a program; it’s called Star Council.
Get involved and help your leadership team earn the above three awards and your council receives the prestigious Star Council Award which also includes a discount in the councils per capita expense.
Jimmy Yamauchi – FDD
KofC Field Agent