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Knights Columbus EmblemWho are the Knights of Columbus?

The Knights of Columbus was founded by Venerable Servant of God Father Michael McGivney, a New Haven parish priest, in 1882, the Knights of Columbus was organized to provide charitable outreach and care for the financial well being of Catholic families. Its primary focus was protecting and supporting widows and orphans, and strengthening the faith of its members. Today, Knights of Columbus has grown into one of the world's largest lay organizations with over 1.8 million members throughout North and Central America, the Philippines, the Caribbean and Europe. In 2015, nearly 15,000 Knights of Columbus councils supported a countless number of charitable organizations by donating more than $175 million and performing 72 million hours of service. If you would like more information about Knights of Columbus, please contact our Grand Knight by telephone or use our form below.

Larry Armstrong
Grand Knight, Council #5253


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2017-18 Officers' Installation Mass & Reception

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 
Mass 7:30 PM in the church
Reception to follow in the PAC Room

All Brother Knights, their spouses, family, and St. Pius X parishioners are invited to attend the 2017-18 Installation Mass & Reception for our incoming Officers for Knights of Columbus Council 5253. The evening begins at 7:30 PM with Mass at the church celebrated by Monsignor Funk and is followed by a short reception in the PAC Room. Please bring a favorite dessert or a drink to share. We hope you will join us in praying for unity, fraternity and charity for our parish and Council #5253 so that we can live out our motto:  In service to One, in service to all!


Adopt-a-Student School Supply Program

  • Donations of school supplies collected at all Masses on July 22/23 and July 29/30
  • School kits assembled in the PAC Room on July 31 at 6:30 PM
  • For students: pencil boxes, No. 2 pencils, ballpoint pens, pairs of blunt or pointed scissors, boxes of 24-count crayons, large erasers or pencil-top erasers, large or small glue sticks. For teachers: packs of notebook filler paper or loose leaf paper, facial tissues, hand santizer, anti-bacterial wipes.

The Adopt-A-Student School Supply Project is sponsored by the Father Hohman Council #5253 of the Knights of Columbus and benefits families served by the St. Francis Center in McArthur, the county seat of Vinton County. Vinton County is Ohio’s smallest county in terms of population and the most impoverished. 

Learn more about this ministry sponsored by Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus Membership Basics

Membership Basics

Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization which involves formal membership. Father Hohman Council #5253 was chartered in March 1962. It is open to all men age 18 and over who are practicing Catholics. In addition to our many service projects and social opportunities, each month we conduct the following:

  • Family Social — 7:00 PM in the PAC Room, first Tuesday each month
  • Business Meeting — 7:00 PM in the PAC Room, third Tuesday each month

For those men interested in joining the Knights of Columbus, contact us via our form above or attend any Family Social meeting.

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