knights of columbus in their regalia

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of Saint 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.

Saint Mary’s Council #4444

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic, Family, Fraternal, Service organization. Our guiding principles are Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism and our rich history include many years of service to the local community, Catholic Church, families, and young people. As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of the Columbia magazine, the world’s largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program and many more family and personal benefits.

For more information, please contact Michael Rivera, Grand Knight Council at 

The meeting nights are Wednesdays as follows:

Officers’ Meeting, First Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:00 pm (PLC)
Business Meeting, Second Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:00 pm (PLC)
Assembly Meeting, Third Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:00 pm (PLC)
Columbians Meeting, Fourth Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:00 pm (Council Hall)