99 Years. In Service to One. In Service to All.
The Knights of Columbus Patapsco Council No. 1960 is celebrating its 99th year in 2018. Throughout those 99 years, we have been serving God and the Catonsville community faithfully in the spirit of our founder, Father Michael J. McGivney.
The Patapsco Council serves the community through a host of different programs:
- Food for the Needy
- Religious Vocations
The Knights of Columbus Patapsco Council hold a number of events throughout the year that benefit our various charity and community programs. Some examples include:
- Annual Charity Run/Walk
- Shredding/Recycling Events
- Dinner/Dancing Events
- Flea Markets
- Annual Crab Feast
History of the Knights
The Knights of Columbus was officially chartered as a fraternal benefit society on March 29, 1882, by the Connecticut state legislature due to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, and some of his parishioners.
The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed a tremendous amount of time and energy in community services worldwide.
For more information about the Knights of Columbus Patapsco Council, contact us.
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