Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. 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.
McAlester Council #775 was the second council to form in the state of Oklahoma, several years before statehood. The council now hosts more than 100 members from around the area, including St. John's, St. Joseph's in Krebs, Holy Rosary in Hartshorne, St. Paul in Eufaula, and Sacred Heart in Wilburton.
The Knights of Columbus McAlester Council #775 meets on the Second and Fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Knights of Columbus Hall, located in the basement of the Parish Hall, at 7:30 pm. You must be a member to attend the meetings. Feel free to join us at 6:30 pm for conversation and to learn more about the Knights of Columbus.
Why every Catholic Man should join the Knights of Columbus:
- The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families.
- The Knights engages in numerous charitable activities such as the Tootsie Roll drive for Center of Family Love in Okarche, Oklahoma.
- The Knights is an International organization with nearly 2 million fellow Catholic men who share the same faith and love for Jesus.
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Please contact the Parish Office, (918) 423-0810, for more information about the Knights of Columbus or if you are interested in seeking membership.