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

Even after more than 100 years, the Knights of Columbus are still committed to our core principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.

The Sacred Heart council was chartered in 2004. We are committed to the fraternity’s fundamental principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. We believe that the time we spend supporting Knights events make a difference in the parish, community and world.

The Sacred Heart council is committed to helping out our parish, academy and community through events and campaigns which promote and support pro-life causes and organizations, religious freedom, Catholic education, strengthening our families, evangelization, charitable works and social welfare.

Our council has recently won multiple state awards for our work. In 2015 we were one of only two councils in Michigan to win the Triple Star award. If you would like information about joining our council to help us with these goals, please contact the parish office or the Knights at

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