Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization.   The Knights were founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven in 1882.  Originally serving as a mutual benefit society to low-income immigrant Catholics, the organization developed into a fraternal benefit society dedicated to providing charitable services, promoting Catholic education, and actively defending Roman Catholicism in various nations.

Membership is limited to Catholic men aged 18 or older who are actively practicing their faith with a desire to support the Church. 

Our Lady of Sorrows local council (Council 12113) meets at Murtha Hall the third Wednesday of each month at 7 PM. Contact William Niedbala at knightsessex@stocpct.org.

St. Joseph's local council meets at the Parish center the first Tuesday of each month at 7.30 PM. Contact William Burdick at knightschester@stocpct.org.