Saint Nicholas of Myra Council 10847
Holy Archangel Michael Byzantine Catholic Church
Mont Clare, Pennsylvania

The Knights of Columbus story began in the winter of 1882 in the basement of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut. Father Michael J. McGivney, gathered the men of his parish together to create a solution to a recurring problem. Many Catholics, most of whom were immigrants, were working and living in unfavorable conditions. Many, tragically, were dying young, leaving behind widows and orphans with insufficient financial resources.

Father believed that Catholic men banded together, united by charity and unity, could strengthen their faith, their families, and their communities. So, he established the Knights of Columbus, and with it, a “pass-the-hat” insurance system to protect the Catholic families in his parish. Over time, that system has evolved, and today we stay true to our founding mission through our multi-billion dollar, top-rated insurance program. Members in the United States and Canada have exclusive access to our insurance program and products, including life insurance, retirement annuities, long-term care insurance, and disability income insurance.

Our charitable giving and fraternal service have continued to grow too. More than 1.9 million men in over a dozen countries across the globe are proud to call themselves Knights. Last year alone, these men and their families donated more than $170 million to charity and performed more than 70 million hours of service.


Although we are most visible during our various fund-raisers, you can see Knights in nearly every aspect of service to our Parish and the Catholic Church. We do not do this because we are Knights, we are Knights because of our faith, service, and commitment.

General meetings are normally the first Tuesday of the month. While the meetings start at 7:00 PM, Knights are invited to join us at 6:40PM to pray the Rosary.

Officers’ meetings are held informally during the coffee socials after the 9:00am Sunday Divine Liturgy.

Place: Meetings are usually held in the basement of the Parish Social Hall.

For more information, please send an email to our Grand Knight and Financial Secretary using the form below