The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people. To learn more about the reward in being a Knight view Why Join?
SAINT ELIZABETH COUNCIL 10743, ELIZABETHTON, TENNESSEE
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application forms are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.
Application forms are available:
Phone the Grand Knight or Membership Director
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OUR HISTORY - FOUNDER: FATHER MICHAEL J. McGIVNEY
The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney (photo at left) and has been successful in St Elizabeth for many years. The group was founded to help men remain steadfast in their faith through mutual encouragement and to setup a system of insurance so that widows and children of members of the group who die would not find themselves in dire circumstances.
One of the primary missions of the Knights of Columbus is to insure that the Catholic Church remains vigorous and active. Toward this end, the Knights feed the hungry and help to shelter the homeless. They help senior citizens remain active and healthy. The Knights of Columbus sponsor blood drives and fight to protect the right to life of all individuals.