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In Service to One, In Service to All

Our Mission

Together, we’re empowering Catholic men to live their faith at home, in their parish, at work and in their community.

Our History and Heritage

Founded on the principles of charity, unity and fraternity, the Knights of Columbus was established in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Conn., and a group of parishioners. Their intent? To bring financial aid and assistance to the sick, disabled and needy members and their families.

Today, Father McGivney is being considered for sainthood.​


        July 27, 2021.  Last evening the Knights of Columbus met here at St. Therese with representatives of the four Councils in District Two for the purpose of meeting with their newly elected State Deputy Ray Prom to hear from him the direction that he wants the organization to pursue.

      The Order was formed by a parish Priest, Blessed Michael J McGivny to support the parish priests and secure financial protections for Catholic families in the event of the loss of the breadwinner. Ray elaborated on the need for the Knights to assist their pastors in whatever way he can use them in bringing his flock back to the Eucharist.

       Tom Burns who is an appointed Deputy for District 2 addressed the four Councils in his District for the purpose of working together as a District on some of the larger programs such as purchasing ultrasound units for Women's prenatal care clinics. Showing an expectant mother the miracle that is being formed in her womb is the greatest deterrent against abortion. He named several other programs the Knights are involved in.

      The four Councils in the District are East Multnomah Council 3179 at St. Henry's, St. Therese Council 7828. St. Joseph the Worker Council 13700 and the newest Council 17536 St. Rose of Lima. 

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