Knights of Columbus
Father Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882. The purpose was to give practicing Catholic gentlemen the opportunity to serve their church and community in a meaningful way. It also provides the opportunity to widows and their families for a secure future on the passing of a Knight.
We have grown from our humble beginnings to the largest Catholic Men's organization in the world today. There are over 1.6 million members in North America, the Philippines and Caribbean.
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic family organization devoted to improving the lives of others and supporting the Parish Priests in their spiritual development of our families. Our Order provides significant resources to the Church and our local parishes. It also gives Catholic men the opportunity to serve their communities by providing service in the areas of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism - the four principles of our Order.
The Saint Peter's Parish Knights of Columbus Council has served the Parish and Community at large for over 53 years. We are one of the oldest Councils in Nova Scotia. We support he Parish, the needy of the Community, the aged, and youth through our cooperative efforts.We sponsor numerous activities and hold fund-raising events throughout the year. Some of our activities include:
Family Christmas dinner with our Parish Priests;
Support for Mass for shut-ins;
Bi-annual fund-raising flea markets;
Providing maintenance support to Saint Peter's Parish;
Providing academic scholarships for deserving youth
. This is but a small example of the many projects we carry out throughout the year.
Meetings are held twice a month on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Council chambers at the Saint Peter's School.
The Saint Peter's Council needs the services of committed Catholic men who are 18 years of age and older and who want to make a difference here at Saint Peter's Parish and throughout the Community at large. If you want a challenge, want to help the Parish and Community, and grow in faith and family values, then the Knights of Columbus is the place for you.
Interested in becoming a Member of the Knights of Columbus, please contact the Parish Office.
Contact the Knights of Columbus Nova Scotia State Council website at www.scotiaknight.com