UPCOMING EVENTS
  Halloween Party this Saturday!

Knights In Action
  Council Members Clean Church Prior To 40 Hour Devotion Service.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES
  Federal Educa-shun: Common Core's Growing Resistance
  Student suspended for saying 'Bless You' in class
  Tips and recommendations for a safe, happy Halloween!

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

SICK & DISTRESSED
  COUNCIL SICK & DISTRESSED LIST
  Beatitudes for Care Givers
  Organ Donors Needed
  Knights of Columbus Hearing Aid Collection
  Rights Gone Wrong in the Senate
  Frank Schmidt

IN MEMORIAM
  Reynold J. Guida
  Frank A. Nayler

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
  American Pai: FCC Chair Fights off Gov't Snoops
  Camp Grounds Push to Silence Conservatives
  "Incendiary"
  Ain't That a Kick in the HUD...
  Critic says UN risks credibility with Catholic torture charges
  Obama gives special protections for homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals, but takes away religious freedoms from Christians
  Persecution a Mute Point at Obama White House
  Is the Penn Mightier Than the Sword?
  Another U.N. attack
  Snoops on the Stoops of the Church
  Houstunned: Pastors Vow to Fight Mayor's Sermon Grab
  Stand with Houston Pastors
  Pulpit Friction: TX Leaders Rally To Pastors' Defense
  A Subpoena for Your Thoughts...
  Everything’s Bigger in Texas – Including the Push-back!

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
  Christian baker files religious freedom appeal in marriage ruling
  Marriage Rulings Par for the Courts
  Marriage is Still the Life of the Party
  Let Them Eat Cake!
  Natural Marriage Courts Appeal
  The GOP's Party Planning on Marriage
  Target goes to court in support of gay marriage
  SCOTUS Turns Down Marriage Proposal
  Speak Now or Forever Forfeit Marriage
  Marriage Strikes out in the Ninth
  Did Juneau That Marriage Is Being Argued in Alaska?
  Vatican Makes Marriage a Soul Focus
  Natural Marriage in Idaho: Give It Arrest!
  City threatens to arrest ministers for refusing to marry gays

RESPECT LIFE
  The "Continental Liar"
  Albert Mac Elrath receives ACE Wings
  Businesses Get a Second Opinion on Health Care
  Anti-Hobby Lobby bill introduced in Senate
  US Senate Attempts to overturn US Supreme Court in Hobby Lobby Case

FOURTH DEGREE INFORMATION
  GENERAL FOURTH DEGREE INFORMATION
  The Color Corps of the Patriotic Degree

EASY WAYS TO HELP OUR COUNCIL
   Knights of Columbus Charities
  Knights of Columbus Plaque
  Eagles/Redskins Raffle Winner/Right for Life March Bus
  Council 6735 Halloween Party

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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