Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus

Bishop Marrocco Council # 10283 - Wildfield (Brampton), Ontario

The general meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at 8:00 pm.

For activities coordinated by the Knights of Columbus, please call the Office at (905) 794-0486 or see the weekly parish bulletin.

 

History

The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by a 29-year-old parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, in the basement of the St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Connecticut. Today, more than a century later, the Knights of Columbus has become the largest lay organization in the Catholic Church.

The Order has been called "the strong right arm of the Church," and has been praised by popes, presidents and other world leaders, for support of the Church, programs of evangelization and Catholic education, civic involvement and aid to those in need. As recently as 1992, Mother Theresa of Calcutta praised the Knights in a speech on the occasion of her reception of the first Knights of Columbus Gaudium et Spes Award.

Thanks to the inspired work of Father McGivney -- as well as that of millions of other Knights over the past century -- the Knights of Columbus now stands at is pinnacle of membership, benefits and service. Currently, ther are over 1.6 million Knights of Columbus.

Joseph & Mary on the way to Bethlehem
2020 Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest
Our KofC Council once again sponsored the "Keep Christ in Christmas" Poster Contest in 2020. It was open to children between the ages of 5 to 14.
Click here to see the artwork from our young parishioners!