Knights of Columbus

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.  

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

At St. Joan of Arc we are blessed to have a vibrant Knights of Columbus.  Our Knights combine with Knights of St. Patrick's (Havre de Grace) and Good Shepherd (Perryville) to form Council 2002.  Our Knights meet twice a month and perform a number of "faith in action" services to our parishes throughout the month.  

For more information, contact Mr. John Marley (Council's Supreme Knight) at: