UPCOMING EVENTS
  Knights of Columbus, Supreme Convention -- August 5-7 2014. Orlando FL
  Council 6735, Knights of Columbus Meeting 22 April
  NJ State Knights of Columbus Wildwood, NJ

Knights In Action
  New Jersey State Council Knights of Columbus
  Council 6735 Receives STAR COUNCIL AWARD
  Council 6735 needs 14 strong men for Good Friday Procession

YOUTH ACTIVITIES
  Federal Educa-shun: Common Core's Growing Resistance
  Easter Egg Hunt

MEMBERSHIP
  Why Join the Knights of Columbus?
  WHO CAN BECOME A KNIGHT?
  Member Benefits
  HISTORY OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
  The Founder of the Knights of Columbus
  FATHER MICHAEL J. McGIVNEY GUILD
  GRAND KNIGHTS
  Fran McGovern, and his wife Kathleen, were awarded Family of the Year
  Albert Mac Elrath was awarded Knight of the Year
  What a Fast Year! An Open Letter to the Membership from the Grand Knight
  An Open Letter to the Council from State Deputy, Andy Lipenta
  Installation of Officers Council 6735
  Nine Council Members Join Bishop Sullivan in Making Their 3rd Degree

SICK & DISTRESSED
  COUNCIL SICK & DISTRESSED LIST
  Beatitudes for Care Givers
  Organ Donors Needed
  Knights of Columbus Hearing Aid Collection

IN MEMORIAM
  Reynold J. Guida
  Frank A. Nayler
  James A. Malick II

INSURANCE
   INSURANCE CONTACTS
  Insurance Questions
  LOOKING FOR A SAFE BET FOR YOUR FAMILY?
  Knights Killed in Iraq and Afghanistan Eligible for Death Benefit
  Insurance Agent Careers

RELIGIOUS & CIVIL RIGHTS
  In Georgia, Tomorrow Never Dys
  Obama admin moves to silence AFA on elections
  Where's the Brief?
  Beyond Belief: The World of the Persecuted Church
  How far will they go?
  American Pai: FCC Chair Fights off Gov't Snoops
  Striking back
  Camp Grounds Push to Silence Conservatives
  Remember Arizona, and Stand with us for Religious Freedom
  "Incendiary"
  Urge your Senators to Stop Activist Judge
  Robin Stirs up Nest on County Prayer
  JOIN GUINNESS BOYCOTT

Same-Sex Marriage
  Croatians vote to protect marriage from redefinition
  I Now Pronounce You Man and Wives...
  Activist judge legalizes polygamy, just as we warned
  Marriage Buzz in the Beehive State
  Christian baker files religious freedom appeal in marriage ruling
  Scottish Catholic agency free to follow beliefs against same-sex adoption
  Marriage: To Have and to Holder
  On Marriage, Members Run Rings around Left
  Romney Gives Marriage Reinforce Mitt
  Court urged to not impose marriage redefinition in Italy
  Judge Jilts Virginia Voters on Marriage
  March for Marriage

RESPECT LIFE
  The "Continental Liar"

EASY WAYS TO HELP OUR COUNCIL
   Knights of Columbus Charities

SERVICES
  New Jersey Knights of Columbus License Plates


Council 6735 at 43 West Maple Street, Merchantville, NJ 08109-5141 US - The Founder of the Knights of Columbus

The Founder of the Knights of Columbus

Over a century ago, in mid-August of 1890, one of the largest funerals in the history of Waterbury, Connecticut, took place. The throngs who attended were grieving the death, at age 38, of Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus. Delegations were present from almost every one of the 57 Knights of Columbus councils that had been chartered in the Order's first eight years. The Bishop of Hartford and more than 70 of Connecticut's Catholic priests were joined by many civic leaders. It was reported that every available carriage for miles around had been rented for the great procession. Father McGivney's funeral was an indication of the love and respect the people felt for this hard-working, holy, parish priest. It also reflected the deep personal appeal that immigrant Catholics immediately found in the Knights of Columbus. Since that time, the Order's growth has never stopped. Today it is the largest society of Catholic men in the world, with 1.6 million members in the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, and several Central American and Caribbean countries. To mark the Order's hundredth anniversary in 1982, the Knights of Columbus brought the remains of Father McGivney from Waterbury back to St. Mary's Church in New Haven, where he had founded the Order. There he now rests in a setting in which daily Mass is offered for the deceased members and their deceased spouses of the Order and prayers are said in his honor. His cause for canonization is proceeding.

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