ABOUT THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Welcome to Knights Of Columbus Oak Ridges Council #13094. Our charter was established in 2002 and our motto is Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. As a fraternal group of brothers, we work together to help our parish, community and various charitable organizations here and around the world.
As a dedicated group of men, all things can be accomplished.
The Knights of Columbus was officially founded March 29, 1882 by a 29-year-old parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, in the basement of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut. Today, more than a century later, the Knights of Columbus has become the largest lay men’s organization in the Catholic Church with more than 1.9 million members and more than 13,000 councils throughout North American, Central America, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe.
The Order has been called “the strong right arm of the Church,” and has been praised by popes, presidents and other world leaders, for support of the Church, programs of evangelization and Catholic education, civic involvement and aid to those in need.
On March 15, 2008 Pope Benedict XVI approved a decree recognizing the heroic virtue of Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus. The pope’s declaration significantly advances the priest’s process toward sainthood and gives the parish priest the distinction of “Venerable Servant of God.” If canonized, Father McGivney would be the first American born priest to be so honored.