Fr. McGivney Beatification Events Oct 30 and Oct 31
Fraternal Benefit Night May 16, 2022Continue reading →
Council 14699 supports the Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach in Central Park. The riding center strives to empower children with intellectual and developmental challenges to discover their greatest strengths and gain a sense of self-confidence and self-reliance through the … Continue reading →
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Parish Rummage Sale August 27 and 28Continue reading →
District Deputy Dan Kane presents Knights of Columbus award to Grand Knight Jim Rahm. Our council met the membership, insurance and program requirements for the year.Continue reading →
Fraternal Benefit Night May 27, 2021 CLICK HERE to register.Continue reading →
ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 3RD NONPARTISAN NATIONAL GET OUT AND VOTE PROGRAM As Catholics and citizens, members of the Knights of Columbus should vote and should encourage members of their families, parishes, and communities to vote. Members are not permitted … Continue reading →
When Father McGivney, the son of Irish immigrants, proposed a name for the fraternal and charitable organization in 1882, his choice was “Sons of Columbus.” After debate with the founding members — all of them laymen, most of them Irish — the group finally settled upon “Knights of Columbus.”
While “Knights” invoked the chivalric orders, with their code of ethics, aspiration to virtue and defense of the most vulnerable, the adoption of Columbus as patron signified that Catholics had been in the New World from the beginning — that is, from the very day that it became “New.”
ROME – The Vatican today (May 27) announced that Pope Francis approved the promulgation of a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, a Connecticut priest who served his flock during the pandemic of 1890, before himself becoming ill and dying of pneumonia.
The pope’s action means that Father McGivney can be declared “Blessed,” the step just prior to sainthood. An additional miracle attributed to Father McGivney’s intercession will be required for his canonization as a saint.