When we meet?
St. Mary's Council#14224 meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month unless other wise stated.
Where we meet?
We meet at St. Mary's Church in downtown Holliston MA.
Calendar of Events
Event List
Fr. Adolph's Talks
Amoris Laetitia, chap. 5 (3-15-17)
Early Christians pt. 1 (11-15-17)
Who we are
Led by the quiet, unassuming curate of St. Mary's Parish in New Haven Connecticut, a small group of men established the Knights of Columbus in the church basement early in the spring of 1882. The priest, Fr. Michael McGivney, saw clearly that both Catholics and the Church faced serious problems in the last half of the nineteenth century such as anti-Catholicism and ethnic prejudice; under-employment; lack of social standing and early loss of the breadwinner.
To resolve those problems Fr. McGivney conceived the idea of an organization of Catholic men who would band together:
  • To aid one another in times of sickness or death, by means of a simple insurance plan, so that their wives and children would not face abject poverty.
  • To strengthen themselves and each other in the Faith.
  • To strengthen families and family life.
  • To be a strong pillar of support for their priests and bishops.
  • To be of service to Church and community by coming to the aid of those most in need in society.
They called themselves Knights of Columbus. Knights to emphasize chivalry's ideals of charity and support for Church and state, and Columbus, as a reminder that Catholics had been the backbone and bulwark of America's growth and greatness from the very beginning.
The State of Connecticut officially chartered the Order on March 29, 1882. Its founder, Fr. McGivney, and those first Knights dreamed of the day when there would be a council in every parish in Connecticut. Little could they know that their small group would grow into a global organization of more than 1.6 million members in nearly 12,000 local councils in 13 countries.
A message from our Grand Knight
Vivat Jesus!