Knights of Columbus – State of New Jersey

Welcome to the New Jersey State Council of the Knights of Columbus website. We are a 64,000-member, Catholic family, fraternal service organization, composed of 363 local councils. Our mission to serve our church, our families, our communities and those in need reflects the vision of our founder, the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney. Father McGivney created the Knights of Columbus over 130 years ago to support its members in their faith; provide support for their families; and direct their charity to the needs of the less fortunate and the Church. His vision is manifested in three principles of our Order – charity, unity and fraternity. It is the practice of these principles, guided by our faith in the Eucharist, which drives men to join our Order.

We encourage you to peruse this website and review the many charitable and service programs and activities of the State Council. You might also get a better feel for how the Knights of Columbus has served those in need, for over 130 years, by viewing seven short videos. If you are not yet a member and may be interested in joining, please go to I Want to Become a Knight.

We welcome all members, and those interested in becoming members, to join us in this Year of Faith, proclaimed by our Holy Father, Pope Francis, as we grow our Order and collectively, loudly with a united voice, “Proclaim and Defend our Faith!”

Vivat Jesus,

Andy Lipenta
State Deputy  

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