Knights of Columbus

Fr. Francis X. Borrano/Fr. Joseph Gallagher Council 11369

Purpose: A group of Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism and defense of the priesthood.

​​ARE YOU READY TO ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE?

Our communities need strong Catholic men to answer the call to lead with faith, protect our families, serve others, and defend our values. For over one hundred years, Knights of Columbus have done exactly that, standing up for the Church, serving the least among us, and strengthening our parishes and families. Eligible Catholic men can now join the Knights of Columbus online in a simple, streamlined process. As a member, you join a worldwide community of nearly two million men who stand together. Men have a duty to lead, protect, serve and defend. The world needs more committed, unified Catholic men to answer the call. Will you answer? Visit www.kofc.org/un/en/join/index.html to learn more about the many benefits of membership in the Knights of Columbus.

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Times may change but the challenges facing people remain the same. Needs for food, shelter, warm clothing, financial security and aid for widows and orphans were challenges that faced the members of Father Michael J. McGivney’s parish. To help meet these challenges, Father McGivney brought together a group of men and formed the Knights of Columbus. Today our society still faces the same challenges that confronted people in 1882. While making strides to overcome these challenges, the Knights of Columbus remain committed to Father McGivney’s vision of service to those in need.

Our Council thanks you, the parishioners of Saint Michael and Society of Saint Paul, for your generous support.

By purchasing our raffle tickets and attending our fundraisers, you have enabled our Council to help many people in our community and beyond. Your generous giving has helped our Council:

  • Donate funds to Catholic Charities in our Diocese to be used locally;

  • Support our local seminarians in their preparation for the priesthood;

  • Purchase a sonogram machine for Bella Women’s Center, promoting life;

  • Provide warm winter coats to children who would otherwise go without;

  • Distribute food to hungry families through Emanuel House, St. Vincent DePaul, Operation Blessing and other local food banks;

  • Donate funds to support persons with disabilities; Donate funds to aid the suffering in Ukraine, Kentucky flood areas and Uvalde, Texas;

  • Bring joy to nursing home residents monthly by hosting bingo;

  • Sponsor the largest Youth Basketball Free-Throw competition in Ohio; and

  • Support the Mahoning Valley Board of Developmental Disabilities and Special Olympics.

Our Council is always looking for good men to continue Father McGivney’s vision.

To join the Knights of Columbus call Paul Witkowski at (330) 720-0715.