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.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.

For information on Muncy Council #12962 contact Bob Mayshock at Bob Mayshock This council meets on the second Tuesday of the month in the Bl Oscar Romero Room at 7:00 pm.

Youth Basketball Free-Throw Competition on Sunday, February 4th


Resurrection Council Knights of Columbus are sponsoring our annual Youth Basketball Free-Throw Competition on Sunday, February 4th at St. John Neumann Regional Academy Gym, 901 Penn Street, Williamsport, PA.  ALL Parish girls and boys, ages 9 through 14 (on the date of the competition), are eligible to enter.  Winners at the Council level are then invited to compete in the District level.  The District competition is held immediately after the Council competition at SJNRA Gym.  Winners of the District competition can then advance to the Regional and then to the State Levels.

Entry forms will be available in the narthex on the weekends of January 20th/21st and January 27th/28th.  Any questions can be addressed to the Council Program Director, Robert Mayshock, at 570-649-5070 or email  Good Luck!