Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus are an organization of Catholic men dedicated to Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Founded in 1882 by Fr. Michael J. McGivney and a small group of laymen in New Haven, CT the Knights have grown to be one of the largest fraternal beneficial organizations in the world. They are now known as "The Strong Right Arm of the Church" for their spirited defense of the faith and their numerous acts to support the church and those less fortunate.

The Knights at Our Lady of Joy are an active, visible group who are involved in every area of parish life. Many of the Eucharistic Ministers, lectors, ushers, choir members and parish committee members proudly call themselves Knights.

Perhaps nothing is more important to the Knights at Our Lady of Joy than their service work that supports local religious and youth organizations, Catholic Education, vocations, veterans, first responders, feeding the poor, and providing aid to the disabled.

Our Knights also support women who are dealing with the uncertainty of an unplanned pregnancy. We strive to provide support and assistance by directing them to an information website: This comprehensive website offers information about Catholic adoption services, local pregnancy centers and resources for those seeking healing after an abortion.

All practical Catholic men over the age of 18 are welcome to become one of "These Men We Call Knights." Come and see how the Golf Fore Charity event, Lenten fish dinners, Tootsie Roll sale and other events improve the lives of others. Ask any Knight how you can sign up!