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The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882. The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal benefit society dedicated to providing charitable services, promoting Catholic education and actively defending the Roman Catholic faith.
There are 1,883,598 members in nearly 15,000 councils world- wide. Membership is limited to “practical” Catholic men aged 18 or older. Membership consists of four different degrees, each exemplifying a different principle of the Order. , Pope John Paul II (now St. Pope John Paul II) referred to the Knights of Columbus as a “strong right arm of the Church.” He said that the Knights’ service programs, charitable activities and volunteer service to the Church, from the parish to the Vatican, are models of Jesus’ call to serve not be served.
Our local Knights of Columbus Council is named: St. Joseph Council #6420. We have over 500 members in our council. They come from the five local parishes of St Ambrose in Chaffee, St. Augustine in Kelso, St. Denis in Benton, St. Joseph in Scott City and St. Lawrence in New Hamburg. Some of our members have moved to different cities and states but retain their membership in our council.
We have many activities and functions to provide for charitable services, to promote Catholic education and learn more and promote our Catholic faith. Some of them are: Religious Information Bureau (where we have free information about the Catholic faith), Horseshoe tournaments, Euchre tournaments, Valentine dance, Bingo’s, Tootsie Roll drive, Fish Fry, Breakfasts, Bar-B-Q cook-offs, Hall Rentals and more.
If you are a member come to our meetings and take an active part in your council. Our meetings are at 7:00 pm in the lower hall at 28745 US Highway 61 Scott City, Missouri. The meetings are the first Wednesday of each month (our business meeting) and the third Wednesday of each month (our social meeting).
If you are not a member and are a Catholic male age 18 or over we’d like you to be a Knight of Columbus member. Contact any member of the Knights of Columbus for details.
Help us promote Catholic education, provide charitable services to others and actively defend the Roman Catholic Faith.