Father Herb Council 1797 Knights of Columbus
Contact: Joseph C. Peters
By joining the Knights of Columbus you become a part of the largest Catholic fraternal organization in the world, which was founded by a handful of men at St. Mary’s church in New Haven, Conn., in 1882. You are counted among the nearly two million members in a dozen countries on three continents.
Our common bond is our devotion to the Catholic faith and our brotherhood in Christ. We have joined together to help one another become better Catholics, better husbands, better fathers, better providers for the financial protection of our families and better citizens of the countries in which we live.
For members of the Knights of Columbus, our degree ceremonies remain highly relevant, because they play a key role in establishing a common culture among Knights as Catholic gentlemen. Each of our degree ceremonies explores one important aspect of our core values and how we approach our shared commitment to charity, unity, and fraternity. The fourth degree emphasizes patriotism.